Women's Tour Down Under 2019

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Australian riders will have just two days between the national championships time trial on January 8 and the start of the four-day Women's Tour Down Under on January 10. But might it play in their favour?

Certainly Australian riders have tended to dominate at their home stage race since the event's inception in 2012, with Australian riders having won the overall title four times out of seven. Often having acclimatised to the oppressive summer heat after returning home from Europe for Christmas, the Aussies relish the chance for a rare hit-out in front of family and friends against a nevertheless high-quality international field.

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