A day in the life of the Tour Down Under

Last updated: 6 February, 2014

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The 2014 edition of the Tour Down Under was another memorable instalment of Australia’s biggest professional cycling race. Simon Gerrans became the first man to win the event twice in a perfect start to what looks to be a big year for one of Australia’s best. Gerrans will look to take the scintillating form he showed in the TDU into the one day Classics.

In another breath of fresh air for the event, Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans returned to form and the Ochre Jersey after stealing away to win the second stage of the Tour. Evans is primed for a tilt at the Giro d’Italia in 2014, and his stint at the head of the race will put him in good stead to lead BMC.

In between the highlight reels, there were plenty of highs and lows for all the riders. The Roar and ŠKODA combined to give you a snapshot of what a day in the life of a professional bike rider is like, from the thrills of victory, to the spills on the course, and the tears of joy or pain at the end of each and every stage.


Tour Down Under Articles

Tour Down Under: Stage 6 cycling live race updates, blog

Tour Down Under: Stage 6 cycling live race updates, blog

by , 22 Jan 2017

Richie Porte might have the Tour Down Under general classification all locked up bar the shouting, but Stage 6 around the streets of Adelaide will see one final chance for the sprinters to dethrone Caleb Ewan. Join The Roar for live coverage from 2pm (AEDT).

Porte wants Ewan at the Tour de France

Porte wants Ewan at the Tour de France

by , 22 Jan 2017

Richie Porte hopes he and Caleb Ewan will light up this year’s Tour de France.

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 5 preview

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 5 preview

by , 21 Jan 2017

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under sees the peloton tackle the brutal-yet-annual Willunga Hill stage, which has been a major part of the race for the majority of the races existence.

Tour Down Under: Stage 5 cycling live race updates, blog

Tour Down Under: Stage 5 cycling live race updates, blog

by , 21 Jan 2017

Stage 5 of the Tour Down Under is possibly the most diverse and rewarding of the race, going from the beaches of southern Adelaide all the way up to the iconic Willunga Hill. Join The Roar from 11:30am (AEDT) for all the action.

Tour Down Under: Stage 4 cycling live race updates, blog

Tour Down Under: Stage 4 cycling live race updates, blog

by , 20 Jan 2017

Richie Porte remains out front of the general classification standings leading into Stage 4 of the Tour Down Under. Keep up with all the race updates and highlights on The Roar from 12:30pm (AEDT).

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 4 preview

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 4 preview

by , 20 Jan 2017

Stage 4 from Norwood to Campbelltown will be a lumpy affair, with the road consistently going up and down all day, before finishing in what should be another bunch sprint.

Tour Down Under: Stage 3 cycling live race updates, blog

Tour Down Under: Stage 3 cycling live race updates, blog

by , 19 Jan 2017

It might be a relatively hilly Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under as the peloton takes the 144-kilometre trek from Glenelg to Victor Harbour, but a chance in the general classification is unlikely on a day for the strong men. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:20pm (AEDT).

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Preview

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Preview

by , 19 Jan 2017

The traditional sprint finish down into Victor Harbor marks Stage 3 of the 2017 Tour Down Under.

Tour Down Under: Stage 2 cycling live race updates, blog

Tour Down Under: Stage 2 cycling live race updates, blog

by , 18 Jan 2017

After a steaming opening stage to the 2017 Tour Down Under was won by Caleb Ewan, the riders will take little respite on a gruelling Stage 2 through the hills of Adelaide. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:30pm (AEDT).

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 2 preview

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 2 preview

by , 18 Jan 2017

While the stage finishing atop of Willunga Hill is considered to be the ‘Queen stage’ of the Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 2 from Stirling to the hilltop finish in Paracombe may be the most difficult one that race director Mike Turtur has ever produced.


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