From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The most successful Tour Down Under for the host nation in over a decade resulted in an all-Aussie podium and four Australian stage wins. Inconceivable as it sounds, Orica-GreenEDGE, Australia’s only ProTour team, were not part of this fanfare.
Cycling outcast Lance Armstrong has said he would take banned substances again if faced with the same circumstances in which he doped in 1995.
Melbourne will be the focus of the international cycling community on Saturday night when South Australian rider Jack Bobridge attempts to break the hour world record.
Tour Down Under organisers are adamant Australia’s top cycling race must retain its January holiday timeslot.
The racing in this year’s Tour Down Under has been as good as I can remember. As always race director Mike Turtur made only subtle changes to the course, but his judgement was again spot on as those subtle changes proved decisive.
Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis has won the Tour Down Under, beating compatriot Richie Porte by two seconds.
Cadel Evans will retire from professional cycling with no regrets and no doubts that it is time to go.
History is a powerful ally at the Tour Down Under, and today it’s firmly on Rohan Dennis’ side. The South Australian is poised to become the latest winner of the World Tour’s opening race of the season, and the third from South Australia.
Australian Rohan Dennis has a two-second lead over compatriot Richie Porte after a pulsating fifth stage in the Tour Down Under.
Bitter disappointment was mixed with great anticipation for Riche Porte after Saturday’s near-miss at the Tour Down Under.
Rohan Dennis will ride to win the Tour Down Under, saying it is too risky to gift teammate Cadel Evans a fairytale title.
You have to have to hand it to Dave Sanders, the man charged with moulding the seven riders chosen each year to form the UniSA team at the Tour Down Under.
Cycling great Greg LeMond has rejected any suggestion that fellow American Lance Armstrong should receive a reduction on his life ban.
Rohan Dennis’ stunning attack at Paracombe is a massive boost for Cadel Evans as he aims for a fairytale Tour Down Under title.
It’s fair to say no one saw that coming. A BMC one-two to end Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under leaves Cadel Evans’ dream of a fairytale finish to his professional career facing the most unexpected obstacle.
You’ve got to love social media. People like to say anything, just because they can.
The Roar of the crowdYour sports opinion. Write your own article
It is no secret that the sport of cycling has a chequered past. We now know that throughout the 1990s and early 2000s doping was widespread in the sport.
Six months is a long time. You could run eight Tours de France in that time, if you tried hard enough.
Five years ago Cameron Meyer was one of the bright young stars in the Australian cycling constellation. Unfortunately shooting stars seldom shine the longest and 2015 looms as a year that defines his trajectory.
For those who missed his comments on Monday, disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has been quoted as saying that if faced with the same situation as he was in in 1995, he “would probably do it [dope] again”.
The penultimate stage of this year’s Tour Down Under is Stage 5, 151.5 kilometres from Mclaren Vale to Willunga Hill. Join me here on The Roar from 12:15pm (AEDT) for live coverage.
172 Have your say
With just 15 seconds separating first from tenth in the general classification, the Queen Stage of the 2015 Tour Down Under will once again be assuming its role as kingmaker.
The 2015 Tour Down Under continues with a 144.5 kilometre-long from Glenelg to Mount Barker. Join The Roar from 2:00pm (AEDT) for live coverage of the fourth stage.
Although the parcours will not be pizza-pan flat, the 2015 Tour Down Under continues with a stage which should, on paper, be contested by the sprinters.
The first race on the professional cycling calendar, the Tour Down Under, reaches its third stage on Thursday which stretches 143.2km from Norwood to Paracombe. Join The Roar from 1:30pm (AEDT) for our live coverage of the race.
103 Have your say
This 143 kilometres stage into Parracombe is a new addition to the Tour Down Under, and the first time the tiny Adelaide Hills town has seen the Tour. The main action of the day will be centred on the 1.2 kilometres climb up Torrens Hill Rd at a healthy 9 per cent.
With a dramatic and surprising opening stage behind us, which saw UniSA’s Jack Bobridge walk away triumphant, our thoughts now turn to the second stage of the Tour Down Under.
The first World Tour race of the 2015 cycling season, the Tour Down Under is finally upon us after what seems like an eternity for the off season!
106 Have your say
After receiving a last-minute invite to the Drapac Professional Cycling team launch, I made my way down to Solitaire Jaguar feeling very nervous.
Will Clarke, a professional cyclist for Drapac Professional Cycling, has raced in diverse places like Azerbaïdjan, Japan and Iran with a bag of firsts, seconds and thirds. This summer he’ll be competing in the Tour Down Under.
With the Australian and New Zealand National Road Championships behind us, the focus now turns to the beginning of the 2015 UCI World Tour season with another edition of the Tour Down Under.
It seems only half a year ago that we were sitting on our couches in the middle of winter watching Le Tour on SBS. We wiled away the best part of three weeks gnawing on chunks of pasteurised soft cheeses, and then, in the commercial breaks, the ads for the Tour Down Under came on.