Cycling action with Santos Women’s Tour and Norton Summit Trial today
18 January 2016
Minister Leon Bignell
Minister for Tourism
Women’s cycling, a new participation event and the popular Prospect street party will provide
plenty of options for Santos Tour Down Under fans today.
Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said while there was no men’s racing today - with riders resting
in preparation for Hostworks Stage 1 tomorrow - there was still lots of cycling-related activity
happening around town.
“For those avid cycling spectators, today is the perfect opportunity to see the best female
riders at the Santos Women’s Tour, which will compete in Stage 3 at Lyndoch,” he said.
“This is the third of four days of competition for the women’s teams and no doubt they will be
fighting aggressively to secure the lead coming into the final stage.
“In a huge coup for South Australia, the 2016 Santos Women’s Tour has been granted
international status by the international cycling governing body, UCI.
“It also remains part of Cycling Australia’s Subaru National Road Series meaning the NRS
teams are racing for points but against an even more competitive, international field.
“There will be lots of challenges along the 100.8km track with King of the Mountain climbs at
Yetti Road near the Whispering Wall at Williamstown, and sprints along Barossa Valley Way at
“In another first for the event, today also heralds the inaugural Norton Summit Time Trial that
will be held from 10am.
“Norton Summit is renowned as one of the most challenging and attempted climbs in South
Australia and for the first time is part of the Santos Tour Down Under race this year, and now
amateur cyclists can really test their ability.
“This is a new addition to the Santos Festival of Cycling program that caters to those riders
who want to push themselves even more and compare their time against the champions.
“Off track, the much-loved Tourrific Prospect street party is set to be the biggest ever with an
extended kids’ zone featuring a city beach and the Loopy Kids ride.
“Food, wine, music, dancing, buskers and a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest
Ukelele ensemble will unfold along Prospect Road from 5pm to 11pm.”
People’s Choice Classic
Winner: Caleb Ewan ORICA-GreenEDGE
Santos Women’s Tour – Stage 2
Winner – Annette Edmondson Wiggle High5
General Classification – Katrin Garfoot ORICA-AIS
TODAY’S RACING ACTION
Santos Women’s Tour – Stage 3
Route: Lyndoch circuit
Start: 11 am
Finish: 1.30 pm ETA
Distance: 100.8 km
TODAY’S SANTOS FESTIVAL OF CYCLING ACTIVITY
Sample South Australia’s renowned food and wine, attend street parties and get to know the locals at one of the many community activities. Visit www.tourdownunder.com.au for the full calendar of events.
Adelaide City Council Tour Village
Victoria Square, Adelaide
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
NEW: Norton Summit Time Trial
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
New for 2016 the Norton Summit Time Trial gives riders the chance to experience and compete in an individual time trial. Riders get the opportunity to set their best time up the iconic Norton Summit climb, vying for ultimate bragging rights and to be crowned King of the Mountain for 2016.
Prospect Road, Prospect
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The hugely popular 'Tourrific Prospect' street party returns and is set to be the biggest street party yet with a revamped kid’s zone featuring a City beach hosted by the Marilyn’s, a glamorous group of Marilyn Monroe impersonators who raise money for the Cancer Council. The very popular Loopy Kids ride is back again along with an evening of food, wine, music, dancing in the streets, buskers and street art. There will even be an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Ukulele Ensemble!
Visit www.tourdownunder.com.au for more event details and the full Santos Festival of
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