A day in the life of the Tour Down Under


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.

Last updated: 8 March, 2017