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Stage 1 ride information

Today we kick off the Tour Down Under with the biggest ride of the week. Heading north east out of town we will take the beautiful twisting and rolling Gorge Road: an absolute must for any cyclist in Adelaide. We then head on to watch the race unfold on the Menglers Hill KOM before heading back into town. (NB: the ride can be shortened to 115km by taking the train home from Gawler).

Date: Tuesday January 21 2014
Stage: Nuriootpa to Angaston
Ride: Adelaide to Menglers Hill KOM, return
Meeting place: Bocelli Caffe Ristorante (map)
Time: 8:00am for coffee. 8.30am rolling.
Distance: 115km – 160km approx. (route dependant)
Vertical: 1,500m – 2,150m approx. (route dependant)
GPX files: Return via Gawler train (115km) or Return (160km)
Map: Return via Gawler (using train)

Ride route for stage 1 and returning back to Adelaide via Gawler using the train.

Ride route for stage 1 and returning back to Adelaide via Gawler using the train: 115km total

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Return (riding home)

Stage 1 full ride route (riding home): 161km

Stage 1 full ride route (riding home): 160km total

Stage 2 ride information

A shorter day to rest the legs. Heading out of town we will detour via the iconic Mt Lofty scenic viewpoint before descending into Stirling. A quick lap of the Mylor circuit before watching the race swing through Stirling three times. The ride back into town with the pros is a highlight of the tour.

Date: Wednesday January 22 2014
Stage: Prospect to Stirling
Ride: Adelaide to Stirling finish, return
Meeting place: Bocelli Caffe Ristorante (map)
Time: 10.00am for coffee. 10.30am rolling.
Distance: 60km approx.
Vertical: 1,450m approx.
GPX file: Adelaide to Stirling, return (60km)
Map: Adelaide to Stirling, return (60km)

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Stage 3 ride information

Todays ride has us heading north east from the city again. After an initial steep climb into the Adelaide Hills we face a short but lumpy ride to Montacute in time to watch all the action on the Corkscrew KOM. An easy downhill run will take us the whole way home.

Date: Thursday January 23 2014
Stage: Norwood to Campbelltown
Ride: Adelaide to Corkscrew Road KOM return
Meeting place: Bocelli Caffe Ristorante (map)
Time: 9.30am for coffee. 10.00am rolling.
Distance: 62km approx.
Vertical: 1,300m approx.
GPX file: Adelaide to Corkscrew Road KOM, return (62km)
Map: Adelaide to Corkscrew Road KOM, return (62km)

The map and profile for our stage 3 ride.

The map and profile for our stage 3 ride.

Stage 4 ride information

Starting the day with a climb into the Adelaide Hills, we soon wind our way south east through Australia’s oldest German settlement: the quaint town of Hahndorf. A short ride later we will arrive in Echunga to watch the first sprint point of the day. Heading back via Flagstaff Hill we will hit the coast and follow this all the way back to the city via Glenelg.

Date: Friday January 24 2014
Stage: Unley to Victor Harbor
Ride: Adelaide to Echunga Sprint Point return
Meeting place: Bocelli Caffe Ristorante (map)
Time: 9.00am for coffee. 9.30am rolling.
Distance: 96km approx.
Vertical: 1,700m approx.
GPX file: Adelaide to Echunga Sprint Point return (96km)
Map: Adelaide to Echunga Sprint Point return (96km)

The map for our stage 4 ride.

The map for our stage 4 ride.

Stage 5 ride information

To be announced

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