The bikes are back. Get ready for the Tour Down Under riders to race from the city to Victor Harbor on Friday, January 24. We give you the best places to take a look.
The Santos Tour Down Under is back into the southern Fleurieu Peninsula on Friday, January 24 with the Stage 4 from Adelaide to Victor Harbor.
We can also expect hundreds of “wan-a-be” road cycling champions going through earlier as part of the Bupa Challenge to raise money for Cancer Council SA.
The Unley-Victor Harbor stage will start at 11.30am, and finish on the Esplanade near Albert Place, Victor Harbor at an estimated 3.25pm. In between, there will be a King of the Mountain up Reservoir Road, near Myponga Dam at 2.06pm, and a sprint on Inman Valley Road, Yankalilla at 2.37pm.
It will be a spectacular day of cycling over 148.5km, which is expected to take 3 hours and 55 minutes.
The stage – and the entire Tour Down Under event from Sunday, January 19-Sunday, January 26 – will showcase South Australia, and from a local point of view present the world with glimpses of what the Fleurieu Peninsula has to offer.
The Tour Down Under returns to the Fleurieu on the Saturday for Stage 5 from McLaren Vale up to the grueling Willunga Hill.
Sun, Jan 19 – City circuit (50km)
Mon, Jan 20 – Rest day
Tues, Jan 21 – Stage 1: Nuriootpa to Angaston (135kn)
Wed, Jan 22 Stage 2: Prospect to Stirling (150km)
Thurs, Jan 23 – Stage 3: Norwood to Campbelltown (145km)
Fri, Jan 24 – Stage 4: Bupa Challenge & Stage 4: Unley to Victor Harbor (148.5km)
Sat, Jan 25: Stage 5: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill (151.5km)
Sun, Jan 26 – Stage 6: Race route to be advised (85.5km)
Stage 4 route: Adelaide-Victor Harbor
11.30: Riders leave King William Road, Unley near Park Street, and expect to turn into Mount Compass at 1.33pm via Meadows and Echunga
2pm: Right turn from slip lane into Main South Rd, Myponga
2.03: Left turn from Main South Rd into Reservoir Rd near Myponga
2.06: Reservoir Rd near Myponga Dam. ŠKODA King of Mountain
2.12: Reservoir Rd on top of Myponga dam wall
2.14: Right turn from Reservoir Rd into Forktree Rd near Myponga
2.27: Left turn from Forktree Rd into Carrickalinga Rd at Brown Rd, Carrickalinga
2.32: Carrickalinga Rd at Jetty Rd, Normanville
2.33: Veer left from Carrickalinga Rd into Main South Rd, Normanville
2.36: Right turn from Main South Rd into Inman Valley Rd. Yankalilla
2.37: Inman Valley Rd near McArthur St, Yankalilla. Sprint #2
2.56: InmanValley Rd, Inman Valley
3.03: Inman Valley Rd, Glacier Rock
3.21: George Main Rd at Armstrong Rd, Encounter Bay
3.23: Right turn from Victoria St into Island St, Victor Harbor
3.23: Left turn from Island St into Esplanade, Victor Harbor
3.25: Esplanade near Albert Place, Victor Harbor. Race finish & presentation.