Women's Tour Down Under 2023

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Women's Tour Down Under 2023 race overview

When is the Women's Tour Down Under: Three stages from January 15-17

How long is the Women's Tour Down Under: 293.6km

Where does the Women's Tour Down Under start: Glenelg

Where does the Women's Tour Down Under finish: Campbelltown

The latest results from the Women's Tour Down Under

Competition at the Santos Festival of Cycling in 2022, the domestic replacement race for the cancelled international event

Competition at the Santos Festival of Cycling in 2022, the domestic replacement race for the cancelled international event (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Women's Tour Down Under 2023 information

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The Women's Tour Down Under returns in 2023 with its status elevated to Women's WorldTour, which means it will be the season opener for the top-tier competition. 

The race hasn't been held since 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent border closures leading to two years of cancellation. It resumes its January position with not only a new status, but also a new flavour after a change to the team of race directors as Stuart O’Grady and two assistant race directors, Annette Edmondson and Carlee Taylor, are stepping into the role.

The racing will begin with the Schwalbe Classic through the streets of Central Adelaide before heading into the three-stage South Australian tour.

Women's Tour Down Under

Start Date: January 15 2023
End Date: January 17 2023
Location: South Australia
Category: UCI Women's WorldTour

Previous edition - 2020

After the opening criterium, the Women's WorldTour event will begin on the 15th of January in Glenelg, crossing over 110.4km as it heads south through the vineyards of the McLaren Vale wine region towards Aldinga. It will be a fast, flat finish for the sprinters along the coast at Snapper Point.

Stage 2 is one for the climbers, with its Birdwood start and 1,630 vertical metres of ascent through the Adelaide Hills. That includes a 7km long categorised climb at Mount Lofty as the race heads toward a finish in Uraidla. The final 93.2km day starts in Adelaide. The peloton will take on the Corkscrew climb and head down to the Campbelltown finish, where the overall winner will be crowned.

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 will also share how to live stream the Tour Down Under, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.

Stages

  • Women's Tour Down Under 2023
    14 January 2023 - 17 January 2023 | Adelaide | Women's WorldTour
    • Schwalbe Classic | Adelaide
      2023-01-14
    • Stage 1 | Glenelg - Aldinga
      2023-01-15 110.4km
    • Stage 2 | Birdwood - Uraidla
      2023-01-16 90km
    • Stage 3 | Adelaide - Campbelltown
      2023-01-17 93.2km