STAGE 1 TDU: North Adelaide – Port Adelaide.
Our Ride: Start 7:30am.
Distance: 50km, 60km, 100km. Climbing: 900m, 1050m, 1550m.
TDU Race: Stage 1 North Adelaide – Port Adelaide, 132km.
Apres Bike: 5.30pm, Meet Hotel Lobby. Welcome Aperitif, 6 Day and 8 day trips.
Our Ride: Norton Summit, Lobethal, Chain of Ponds, Gorge Rd.
Straight up into the Hills via one of our favourite climbs Norton Summit, then deep into the European like orchard valleys to Lobethal. We’ll pause at Cuddlee Creek for a well-earned coffee and snack.
Today we’ll catch the race as it loops around the new Adelaide Hills circuit three times, there are Intermediate Sprints on lap 1 and Lap 3. We’ll be stationed near the historic Inglewood Inn to catch the excitement, it’s a perfect place to slake your thirst and relax after a good mornings riding in the Adelaide Hills.
Re-energised from all the excitement of the race, we’ll ride through Chain of Ponds, down Gorge Road, then traverse via the Adelaide foothills toward the city, prior to returning home to our hotel, we’ll pop in for a refreshing cool drink at one of our favorite popup event spaces near the City of Adelaide Tour Village.
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TDU Race: Stage 1 North Adelaide – Port Adelaide via The Adelaide Hills 132km
The City of Adelaide will host the start of the 2019 Santos Tour Down Under, with the peloton setting out from O’Connell Street, North Adelaide.
The race will ride north along Prospect Road before turning left onto Regency Road and then right onto South Road to connect with the Port River Expressway. From there, the peloton will travel into the Adelaide Hills, navigating through Snake Gully for three loops of Paracombe, Inglewood and Houghton before doubling back for a sprint finish in Port Adelaide.
Subaru King of the Mountain: One Tree Hill Rd, Golden Grove – Snake Gully (Category 2) – 9.9% gradient.
Sprint #1: North East Road, Inglewood (Lap 1)
Sprint #2: North East Road, Inglewood (Lap 3)
San Remo Pasta Feed Zone: Paracombe Rd
TDU Race Stage Map
5.30pm: Welcome Aperitif for 8 Day and 6 Day trips. Meet the staff, your fellow guests and talk about the exciting week of the Santos Tour Down Under ahead .
Adelaide City Centre, King William South – 4 Star AppartHotel Quest