Tour Down Under assessing plans to proceed with January races

Richie Porte gets some podium time
Richie Porte won overall title at 2020 Santos Tour Down Under (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Teams will almost certainly have to quarantine in order to compete at the 2021 Santos Tour Down Under, which may provoke a rejig of the Australian summer cycling calendar.

Organisers remain confident the women’s and men’s tours will run as originally scheduled, from January 14-24, but have indicated the “traditional format” of the event will change amid the ever-changing protocols for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Santos Women’s Tour Down Under is scheduled for January 14-17, while the men’s edition begins on January 17 with the Schwalbe Classic Criterium and the six stages of road racing from January 19-24.

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