Engagement with townships and their communities is a strategic feature of next year’s Santos Tour Down Under.
The stages have been designed to bring the excitement and activity of the Santos Tour Down Under to regional spectators, with circuits playing a prominent part and race stages showcasing new towns and regions.
The 2020 Santos Tour Down Under has been designed for fans to watch and experience the race over multiple laps and spend longer periods of time in each of the regions, allowing communities to showcase destination experiences as the pelotontravels through their towns.
Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Corey Wingard, says, “The 2020 Santos Tour Down Under race routes will challenge the world’s best cycling teams and riders whilst adding more elements of excitement and entertainment for fans.”
In 2019 the Santos Tour Down Under passed through almost one hundred towns, making this truly an event which showcases the natural beauty, clean environment and diverse nature of our great state to Australia and the world.
“We want South Australians and visitors from around the world out on our streets to cheer on our cycling greats,” says Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur.
The 2019 Santos Tour Down Under attracted a record 48,300 visitors from interstate and overseas who travelled specifically to South Australia for the event, generating an economic impact equivalent to creating 837 full time jobs.
The 2020 Santos Tour Down Under will be held from January 16 –26.
The City of Adelaide Tour Village will continue to be the central hub of the Santos Tour Down Under, housing teams, sponsors, exhibitors, as well as activations, entertainment, and food and beverage.
2020 Santos Tour Down Under Race Routes Summary
Sunday 19 January 2020: Classic: Flinders Street Circuit (51 km)
Tuesday 21 January 2020: Stage 1: Tanunda Circuit (150 km)
Wednesday 22 January 2020: Stage 2: Woodside to Stirling (135 km) Thursday 23 January 2020: Stage 3: Unley to Paracombe (131 km)
Friday 24 January 2020: Stage 4: Norwood to Murray Bridge (152 km) Saturday 25 January 2020: Stage 5: Glenelg to Victor Harbor (149.1 km) Sunday 26 January 2020: Stage 6: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill (151.5 km)
2020 Santos Women’s Tour Down Under Race Routes Summary
Thursday 16 January 2020: Stage 1: Hahndorf to Macclesfield (116.3km) Friday 17 January 2020: Stage 2: Murray Bridge to Birdwood (114.5 km) Saturday 18 January 2020: Stage 3: Nairne to Stirling (109.1 km)
Sunday 19 January 2020: Stage 4: Adelaide Flinders Street Circuit (42.5 km)
For more info, visit the Santos Tour Down Under website here.