Minister Gago also confirmed the dates for the 2013 Santos Tour Down Under, which will mark the 15th year of event.
The 2013 event will begin with the Down Under Classic on Sunday, January 20, followed by the six stages of the Santos Tour Down Under from Tuesday, January 22 to Sunday, January 27, 2013.
Full stage details and race routes will be announced in July.
And Monday the 28th January will be the Australia Day Public Holiday - translation - recovery day :-)
yeah likewise, bloody stupid !
Poor buggers, 12 weeks holidays, pupil free days, show days and you're still not happy. Lots of people have to miss the ride because of work commitments, some of us can do the ride but have to take a day off without pay.
hehe Don't start Pat :D
aaaagghh. My pet hate. How do you know you are going to be sick next January Johnny? Or are these just de facto holidays paid for by your employer so you can ride your bike?
Don't worry, I'm sure they can find someone to cover for you while you ride your bike. Good to see my taxes put to such good use.
+1 - but then i decided to start my own business teaching ppl to ride bike = not being able to be involved as i'm so busy at that time of year! :D
Yippee can't wait already :-)
It's only one day fellas and there are plenty of other big rides to do..
I`d better apply for my annual leave now