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Tour Down Under 2020 race overview

Richie Porte in action at the Tour Down Under in 2019

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 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.;

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.

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