Hot off the telex... routes linked at the bottom.
2 July 2012
New 'firsts' revealed for 2013 Santos Tour Down Under
2013 Santos Tour Down Under stage routes:
The 2013 Santos Tour Down Under will be held in Adelaide and regional South Australia from 20 - 27 January 2013.
I assume the start is actually on Civic Park Oval opposite the Plaza.
course looks ok. glad to see another monster added in the form of corkscrew to accompany old willy. would have loved an ITT or TTT
Unley to stirling would have made a good BUPA stage.
cant wait for this again! such a great week
+1 I'm so excited
The routes are up on the Tour Down Under website. All of the stages look great. Stage 4 makes more sense now as the only easy day.
Stage 1 has Checker Hill and a few loops around Lobethal.
Stage 2 is a tour of the hills inlcuding Meadows, Hahndorf, Woodside then Corkscrew.
Stage 3 goes up Cross Rd and the Old Freeway then 6 laps! of the Stirling loop.
Stage 4 is flat for the sprinters.
Stages 5 & 6 are the same as 2012.
All of the stages look to be designed to be able ride to locations to watch them.
Jesus, expect to see some mighty crashes on stage 2...descending Gorge Rd and Montacute for a downhill finish.
"A grass start" WTF?? Its neutral anyway so why is this an attraction.
Otherwise, looks like a few good stages to see the race come past multiple times...Stage 3 should be a good one for this - the Old Freeway and then hop over to somewhere between Stirling/Mylor. Dunno if the pros are going to be too impressed by the Old Freeway climb at the very start of the stage though.
Enough to test the boys I think - Bring it on!
John you are correct spoke with TDF people earlier. They are fixing it now.
That looks mighty fun, all except stage 4 down near my place (shame I'll be in Cambodia during the tour)
The Mayor of Campbelltown posted this:
Council has been successful in securing the finish of Stage 2 of the 2013 Tour Down Under. The leg will conclude outside the Council Chambers on Montacute Road around mid-afternoon on 23rd January. It would seem that the whole TDU has been re-arranged to keep it closer to the actual courses rather than choking metropolitan streets, which is probably a good move. Not sure what our arrangements will be at this stage, but I expect that section of Montacute Road will be closed for some hours to facilitate a fairly major event.