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 Alistair Nitz, 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.
by AAP, 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.
by Brendon Vella, 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).
by AAP, 22 Jan 2017
Australian sprint ace Caleb Ewan has won the last Tour Down Under stage as compatriot Richie Porte confirmed his overall title.
by Scott Pryde, 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).
by AAP, 22 Jan 2017
Richie Porte hopes he and Caleb Ewan will light up this year’s Tour de France.
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).
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