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.
|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|
by Brendon Vella, 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.
by Connor Bennett, 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.
by Alistair Nitz, 21 Jan 2017
I started to reflect on the performance of ACT riders after Chloe Hosking’s sensational win on Monday to claim Stage 3 of the women’s Tour Down Under.
by Connor Bennett, 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).
by Brendon Vella, 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.
by Scott Pryde, 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).
by Brendon Vella, 19 Jan 2017
The traditional sprint finish down into Victor Harbor marks Stage 3 of the 2017 Tour Down Under.
by Connor Bennett, 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).
by AAP, 18 Jan 2017
After spending a day in the furnace, Richie Porte hopes to put some heat on his Tour Down Under rivals.
by Brendon Vella, 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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