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Tour Down Under #TDU
« on: November 24, 2016, 11:44 »
The course for 2017 features new roads and circuits, but the time-honoured landmarks we've come to know and love remain. The People's Choice Classic kicks things off on Sunday with an hour of hectic racing that averages over 50 kilometres per hour. Hostworks Stage 1 finishes into Lyndoch and should see the sprinters come out to play in the hope of chalking up the first UCI WorldTour victory of 2017. The race pays a visit to the Adelaide Hills on Staging Connections Stage 2, which should provide an insight into who has come to Adelaide to win the race. The riders travel along the beachfront in Glenelg and through McLaren Vale during Stage 3 before a fast finishing circuit around Victor Harbor.

Bupa Stage 4 is Bupa Challenge Tour day and gives cycling enthusiasts the chance to ride the stage only hours before the pros. Norton Summit, Checker Hill and Mt Torrens will test out the professional peloton as much as the public before a finish into Campbelltown. BikeExchange Stage 5, the queen stage of the TDU, is where the action happens. Every year fans flock to Willunga Hill early in the day to secure a spot on the mountain before the race rolls through. Fans squeeze in from top to bottom on the three kilometre climb so everyone gets a close-up view as the race is decided.

Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 is a lightning-fast 90 kilometre circuit race around the streets of Adelaide. The race is normally decided by this point but that doesn't dampen the spirit or competitiveness of the final stage. For many international riders, it's the last chance to gain a victory before heading to Europe for the Spring Classics, while for the Aussies it's a chance to put on a show in front of the home crowd. The Santos Tour Down Under also plays host to the Santos Women's Tour. The event returns for 2017, bigger and better with a 2.2 UCI ranking and four stages in Adelaide and around South Australia.
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Stage: 1 - 17 January : Unley - Lyndoch 145.00 km
Stage: 2 - 18 January : Stirling - Paracombe 148.50 km
Stage: 3 - 19 January : Glenelg - Victor Harbor 144.00 km
Stage: 4 - 20 January : Norwood - Campbelltown 149.50 km
Stage: 5 - 21 January : McLaren Vale - Willunga Hill 151.50 km
Stage: 6 - 22 January : Adelaide CRIT 90.00 km

As usual We have the crit to kick things off, the people Choice classic crit thingy

 

Stage: 1 - 17 January : Unley - Lyndoch, 145.00 km






Stage: 2 - 18 January : Stirling - Paracombe, 148.50 km





Stage: 3 - 19 January : Glenelg - Victor Harbor, 144.00 km





Stage: 4 - 20 January : Norwood - Campbelltown, 149.50 km





Stage: 5 - 21 January : McLaren Vale - Willunga Hill, 151.50 km





Stage: 6 - 22 January : Adelaide CRIT, 90.00 km



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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #4 on: December 02, 2016, 09:54 »
    At the risk of opening a can of worms here there is a fine line between the tradition of the podium ceremony and the over exploitation of women.

    I don't get offended by women being a part of the mens or womens ceremonys and jersey presentations.
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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 09:05 »
    Going to be quite the filed this year

    Viviani The butcher and G-Train announced as riding the last few days
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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 07:45 »
    Katusha-Alpecin for the 2017 Tour Down Under: Tiago Machado, Angel Vicioso, Jose Goncalves, Maurits Lammertink, Baptiste Planckaert, Sven Erik Bystrom and Jhonatan Restrepo.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/katusha-alpecin-announce-2017-tour-down-under-team/
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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 09:24 »
    It's the kind of course that should be right up Goncalves' street, but I don't know how many chances he'll get this year.

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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #9 on: December 13, 2016, 09:55 »
    It's the kind of course that should be right up Goncalves' street, but I don't know how many chances he'll get this year.

    Ekimov is talking balls there anyway though. "He was Portuguese TT champion, which means a lot" - bullsh*t. He was Portuguese U23 ITT champion, which means absolutely nothing
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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #10 on: December 13, 2016, 10:20 »
    Ekimov is talking balls there anyway though. "He was Portuguese TT champion, which means a lot" - bullsh*t. He was Portuguese U23 ITT champion, which means absolutely nothing
    Hey, it's Ekimov, what do you expect.
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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #11 on: December 14, 2016, 06:43 »
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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #12 on: December 30, 2016, 13:20 »
    #jumbo

    LottoNL-Jumbo for the 2017 Tour Down Under: Robert Gesink, Bert-Jan Lindeman, Enrico Battaglin, Alexey Vermeulen, Robert Wagner, Koen Bouwman and Paul Martens.
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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #13 on: December 30, 2016, 19:46 »
    I am expecting big things from Jumbo this season. New kit is awesome and they are under Lazer lids riding Bianchi's ... nothing can stop them.


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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #14 on: January 03, 2017, 10:12 »
    #movistar

    Carlos Barbero,Víctor de la Parte.  Jasha Sütterlin, Gorka Izagirre, Marc Soler and the brothers José and Jesús Herrada.
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    #bmc

    Rider Roster: Damiano Caruso (ITA), Rohan Dennis (AUS) Amaël Moinard (FRA), Richie Porte (AUS), Miles Scotson (AUS), Danilo Wyss (SUI), Francisco Ventoso (ESP).
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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
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    #quickstep

    Joining Gianluca Brambilla and Petr Vakoč for the Santos Tour Down Under will be Tour of Britain stage winner Jack Bauer, 2011 Giro d’Italia stage victor Eros Capecchi, Tour of Belgium and Tour de Wallonie champion Dries Devenyns, neo-pro Enric Mas and Martin Velits, one of the few Slovakian riders to win both the road race and the individual time trial National Championships.
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    « Reply #23 on: January 09, 2017, 08:48 »
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    Re: Tour Down Under #TDU
    « Reply #25 on: January 10, 2017, 08:08 »
    #cannondale

    Cannondale-Drapac for Tour Down Under: Paddy Bevin, Brendan Canty, Will Clarke, Alex Howes, Tom-Jelte Slagter, Tom Van Asbroeck, Michael Woods
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