Santos Festival of Cycling again replaces Tour Down Under in 2022

Santos Festival of Cycling
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The Tour Down Under will again be missing from the UCI WorldTour calendar in 2022 due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Australian race organisation has confirmed that the Santos Festival of Cycling will again be held in its place in Adelaide in January. The 2022 men's WorldTour will start with the UAE Tour in early February.

The domestic event will feature three-day stage races for elite women and elite men, as well as men’s and women’s criteriums in Victoria Park. The women’s stage race takes place from January 23-25, and the men’s and women’s criteriums are on the evening of January 26, while the men’s stage race will be from January 27-29, with the grand finale atop Willunga Hill.

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