King of Willunga & Reigning UCI World Champion both confirmed to ride at the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under
Trek-Segafredo have tonight confirmed that Richie Porte and Mads Pedersen will line up for the USA-registered team at the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under, starting their UCI WorldTour season at Australia’s Greatest Cycling Race.
Mike Turtur, Race Director, Santos Tour Down Under said that it is pleasing to have Richie Porte, a stalwart of the race, confirmed to ride again next year.
“We are so happy with the news that Australian Richie Porte, King of Willunga Hill for the last six years straight, is returning to the event in 2020. Richie is a great guy with a competitive history at the Santos Tour Down Under and we expect him to put out impressive performances again next year,” he said.
In a huge coup for the event, reigning World Road Champion, Mads Pedersen, will also be lining up for Trek-Segafredo at the Santos Tour Down Under in 2020.
“What an honour it is for us to host the current World Champion and have the rainbow jersey riding in South Australia. Mads is a world-class rider and we can’t wait to see what he will do in the opening WorldTour event next year,” said Turtur.
Teams Confirmed So Far:
UniSA-Australia (men’s) have confirmed their full line up
UniSA-Australia (women’s) have confirmed their full line up
Santos Tour Down Under
From humble beginnings in 1999, the Santos Tour Down Under has grown to be one of Australia’s premier sporting events, taking the fastest men and women in the world through some of the most iconic regions of SA. It is more than just a bike race, it is a festival of cycling, with a range of associated events and participation rides that create a massive party atmosphere. www.tourdownunder.com.au