Tour cyclists head to the hills

24 January 2013 Stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under will see riders covering the
139 kilometre race route from Unley to Stirling.

The stage follows yet another successful race yesterday, which saw 108,000 spectators line
the route from Mount Barker to Rostrevor.

Cycling fans who head to Stirling to watch the race will enjoy some great viewing, with the race
for the first time passing through the town five times before crossing the finish line.

Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell said huge numbers of people were expected to head to the
Adelaide Hills today to see one of the most exciting stages of the Santos Tour Down Under.

“The third stage of the Tour provides spectators with the unique opportunity of seeing the
world’s best cyclists pass multiple times at vantage points along the race route at Stirling,”
Minister Bignell said.

“Visitors should make a day of it and take the opportunity to explore the region.

“The Adelaide Hills is the land of long lunches and curious creatures, and provides the perfect
backdrop for a day of racing and entertainment.”

A new initiative, World Detours Down Under, was introduced for the 2013 Santos Tour Down
Under and encourages visitors to plan their time around the race.

Detours highlights around Stage 3 include King William Road at Hyde
Park, the Cleland Wildlife Park, Bridgewater Mill and the Stirling Hotel.


Hahn Super Dry Stage 2
Winner: Geraint Thomas
Spectators: 108, 000
Santos Best Dressed Town: Hahndorf
Santos Ochre Jersey Leader: Geraint Thomas

Route: Unley to Stirling
Start: 11:00am
Finish: 2:41pm approx
Distance: 139km


Jayco Sprint Locations: Longwood Road, Heathfield, at school gates (two sprints)
ŠKODA King of the Mountain: Mount Barker Road, Eagle on the Hill near the hotel
Powerade Hydration Station: Mount Barker Road, Stirling, near Stirling Oval

Unley Race Start (9:00am onwards)
Enjoy breakfast at one of the many Unley Road cafes, and secure yourself a prime position to
watch Stage Two of the Santos Tour Down Under.

Stirling Community Activities (2:00pm onwards)
Enjoy the tree lined streets and the many cafes and shops in Stirling in between the riders
passing through four times before the finish on the 5th lap. Stage presentations will take place
on the presentation stage located on Stirling Oval.

Adelaide City Council Bike Expo (12:30pm – 7:00pm)
Head to the bike expo in Victoria Square, to watch the race highlights on the on the big screen
and check out the latest cycling gear at one of the many exhibitors onsite.

Adelaide City Council Tour Village (4:00pm – 7:00pm)
Victoria Square will be transformed into a cycling hub during the 2013 Santos Tour Down
Under. Head to the Tour Village to catch up on the day’s racing, see interviews with cycling
stars and maybe even get an autograph! Enjoy the daily entertainment program, showcasing
cycling, watch the team mechanics at work and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with a bite to eat
or a drink with friends. Also, don’t miss out on all your official Santos Tour Down Under
merchandise, available in the Tour Village.

Catch the action LIVE on GEM from 12.30pm and tune into Channel 9 Adelaide at 9.30pm for
all of the day’s highlights.
The race will also be streamed live on in line with the telecast times.

The Santos Tour Down Under will be held in Adelaide and regional South Australia from 20-27 January 2013.

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