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Tour Down Under: Australian U23 road race champion Drizners 'looking forward to getting into it'Adelaide local hopes knowledge of roads will count in his favour
Mavic and Romain Bardet combine forces to raise money for Australian bushfire reliefUpdate: Tour Down Under edition of the unreleased Mavic Comete II road shoes will be auctioned
Tour Down Under: Riders pose with animals and hit the stage for teams presentation - GalleryA selection of photos from the event in Adelaide on Saturday evening
Tour Down Under 2020 race overview
The 2020 Tour Down Under will once again feature Willunga Hill on the final day of racing, with organisers keen to keep the suspense and excitement going to the last day of racing of the opening WorldTour race of the season.
Up until 2019, the final stage of the men's race had been a traditional sprinters' circuit race around Adelaide, with Willunga Hill serving as the 'queen stage' on the penultimate day of racing.
Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) has a stranglehold on the stage, winning there for the past six years in a row. But despite his Willunga domination, Porte has been beaten to the overall title by Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) for the past two editions. In 2019, the South African stuck to Porte up Willunga Hill, having gained time earlier in the race.
The 2020 UCI WorldTour gets underway with the Tour Down Under in a matter of days, and Cyclingnews will be bringing you previews, news, features and tech from the professional peloton in Australia leading up to, during and after the race. Here we also share how to live stream the Tour Down Under, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.
Tour Down Under 2020 must-reads
Here are Cyclingnews' biggest and most important stories from the Tour Down Under in 2020. We will have features, rider interviews, race analysis and breaking news from the first WorldTour race of the 2020 season.
- Tour Down Under 2020 - Start List
- How to follow the Tour Down Under 2020 - live stream, TV and results
- Tour Down Under 2020: Mat Hayman's stage-by-stage race guide
- 10 riders to watch at the 2020 Tour Down Under
- Tour Down Under 2020: Sam Bennett leads Deceuninck-QuickStep
- A different pressure on Caleb Ewan as Tour Down Under looms
- 'This year's course is more suited to climbers' admits defending Tour Down Under champion Daryl Impey
- Richie Porte takes aim at 'climber-friendly' Tour Down Under
- Romain Bardet ready for 'calm start' to season at Tour Down Under
- Viviani: I hope to inspire Cofidis with my leadership and sprinting speed
Tour Down Under 2020 tech
At the first WorldTour race of 2020, teams are going to be racing with all sorts of new tech for the first time – from bikes and wheels to kits and helmets. We've covered the biggest tech news at the race.;
- Bora-Hansgrohe and Deceuninck QuickStep to use alloy bikes at Schwalbe Classic Criterium ahead of Tour Down Under
- Elia Viviani's De Rosa SK Pininfarina – Gallery
- Specialized Tour Down Under Collection spotted in the wild
- Unreleased Giant road helmet spotted at Tour Down Under
- Richie Porte's Trek Emonda – Gallery
- New De Rosa track bike spotted at Tour Down Under
- Mikkel Bjerg's Colnago Concept – Gallery
- Tour Down Under 2020 mega race tech gallery
- Daryl Impey's Scott Addict RC – Gallery
- Sam Bennett: A full kit overview
The men's 2020 Tour Down Under route is, as usual, based around the city of Adelaide in South Australia, with starts in the suburbs of Norwood and Unley this year. The longest stage is stage 4 from Norwood to Murray Bridge, which runs for 152 kilometres.
"I'm positive that next year's race will be hotly contested," said race director Mike Turtur. "Personally, I'm looking forward to stage 2, which features a first-time start at Woodside before crossing over to Stirling, and is a route that's sure to suit the all-rounders.
"Another stage set to be a highlight is stage 4, with the crosswind between Mannum and Murray Bridge a considerable element to be contended with."
The racing kicks off on January 19 with the now traditional Schwalbe Classic criterium, which isn't part of the race proper, but gives spectators a chance to see the riders on multiple occasions on the evening circuit, which this year moves to an even more central location in Adelaide.
Tour Down Under 202019 January 2020 - 26 January 2020 | Adelaide | WorldTour
We take a look at the Irish national champion's kit from head-to-toe. Featuring Specialized, Oakley, Vermarc and Wahoo
'Being on Lotto Soudal will be much like any other team – you'll just move a bit faster' says British rider
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Greipel starts Tour Down Under with hopes of rediscovering old formStage-win record holder says he wants to 'enjoy racing and riding the bike'
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Tour Down Under sponsor Santos and riders raise funds for Australian bushfire recovery effortsKatusha Sports organise signed-jersey auction to benefit those affected
Bora, Trek, Cofidis, Movistar and more train in Australia - GalleryTeams continue to acclimatise to summer weather ahead of next week's Tour Down Under
How to follow the Tour Down Under 2020 – live stream, TV and resultsNot in a broadcast zone? Never fear, we have your solution here
Matt Holmes to be given chance on WorldTour debut at Tour Down Under'Being on Lotto Soudal will be much like any other team – you'll just move a bit faster' says British rider
2020 Tour Down Under training - GalleryThe stars begin to align in Adelaide ahead of next week's WorldTour opener
Viviani: I hope to inspire Cofidis with my leadership and sprinting speedItalian trains in Adelaide before season debut at Tour Down Under
New De Rosa track bike spotted at Tour Down UnderIs this the bike Viviani will use in Tokyo?
Rohan Dennis: A full kit overviewWe take a look at the world time trial champion's kit from head-to-toe. Featuring Castelli, Kask, Giro and Garmin
Sam Bennett: A full kit overviewWe take a look at the Irish national champion's kit from head-to-toe. Featuring Specialized, Oakley, Vermarc and Wahoo
Daryl Impey's Scott Addict RC – GalleryTour Down Under tech: The South African is back in Adelaide to defend his title
Richie Porte takes aim at 'climber-friendly' Tour Down UnderAustralian looks ahead to Tour de France in Olympic year
Tour Down Under 2020 mega race tech galleryThe best new bikes, kit and components from the first WorldTour race of the year