2017 Tour Down Under

Last updated: 17 February, 2017

Simon Gerrans celebrates winning the 2014 Road Nationals

The 2017 Tour Down Under will be spread across six unique stages, each throwing up different challenges for the riders. The race will run from January 17 to 22.

The overall winner of the 2016 Tour Down Under was Australian Simon Gerrans from team Orica-GreenEDGE. Richie Porte (BMC Racing) came in second while Colombian Sergio Henao of Team Sky rounded out the top three.

Henao also claimed the 2016 mountain honours, while Gerrans doubled up by also taking out the sprinters jersey.

Stage Route Distance Date
People’s Choice Classic Adelaide East End 50.6km Sunday, January 15
Stage 1 Unley to Lyndoch 145km Tuesday, January 17
Stage 2 Stirling to Paracombe 148.5km Wednesday, January 18
Stage 3 Glenelg to Victor Harbor 144km Thursday, January 19
Stage 4 Norwood to Campbelltown 149.5km Friday, January 20
Stage 5 McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill 151.5 km Saturday, January 21
Stage 6 Adelaide 90 km Sunday, January 22

Cycling Articles

2017 Milan–San Remo preview

2017 Milan–San Remo preview

by , 18 Mar 2017

Milan-San Remo is often referred to as the ‘sprinter’s classic’, due to the fairly flat parcours. Over the last five years, the race has been dominated by the sprinters, and tonight’s 2017 edition should be no different.

2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 7 preview

2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 7 preview

by , 11 Mar 2017

The penultimate stage of Paris Nice throws up the only mountain top finish off the tour, up the fifteen kilometre ascent of the Col de la Couillole.

2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 6 preview

2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 6 preview

by , 10 Mar 2017

Stage 6 signals the start of three difficult days which will ultimately decide the general classification positions for Paris-Nice.

2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 5 preview

2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 5 preview

by , 9 Mar 2017

Stage 5 of Paris-Nice is the final sprint finish of the race, and should be chaotic if the others are anything to go by.

2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 1-4 preview

2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 1-4 preview

by , 5 Mar 2017

Paris-Nice signals the real start to the European season if you are one of the riders who will be contending for Grand Tour glory this season.

The rise and rise of Asia in the world of cycling

The rise and rise of Asia in the world of cycling

by , 22 Feb 2017

With the cycling caravan having well and truly left Australia after the end of the last Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sanctioned race, the Herald Sun Tour, there have been a number of recent announcements that made for interesting reading.

Lance Armstrong to face $100 million suit

Lance Armstrong to face $100 million suit

by , 15 Feb 2017

A judge has cleared the way for a US government lawsuit seeking nearly $US100 ($A131 million) in damages from disgraced former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong to go to trial, according to court papers.

2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race: live race updates, blog

2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race: live race updates, blog

by , 29 Jan 2017

After a hotly contested Tour Down Under which saw Australian riders dominate their European counterparts, they will be out to continue it at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:30 pm (AEDT).

Ewan wins again, Porte claims Tour title

Ewan wins again, Porte claims Tour title

by , 22 Jan 2017

Australian sprint ace Caleb Ewan has won the last Tour Down Under stage as compatriot Richie Porte confirmed his overall title.

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).


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