The Australian townships of Tanunda (Barossa Valley) and Hahndorf (Adelaide Hills) will be greeted with veteran road racing as a prologue event prior to the Tour Down Under. Never before in the association with the Tour Down Under has the Classic Veteran seen such extraordinary entries.
Tanunda will host a criterium on Wednesday, 17 January. With a record number of 170 entries starting under the Tour Down Under archway on Murray Street, the veteran riders will need all the experience of their racing years to master the tricky road course.
The next day, in Hahndorf, residents and visitors will view even more racing, with the riders using Main Street on three occasions. This is the Veteran's first time appearance in Hahndorf and coincides with a record number of entries. The challenge is on for the 200+ entries on the demanding course selected by the race organizer Wolfgang Harder.