Tour Down Under

Greipel wins on Champs Elysees to clock up fourth success, Froome takes 2015 Tour de France

PARIS, France (CT) – Echoing the four stage wins picked up by compatriot Marcel Kittel in 2013 and 2014, Andre Greipel proved he was the dominant sprinter of this year’s Tour de France when he blasted home to take his fourth victory in this year’s race. Greipel hit the line first in Paris, beating a …


The faces of the Tour Down Under

After attending dozens of WorldTour bike races it becomes apparent that many of the people behind the scenes have just as interesting, if not more interesting stories as the public figures themselves. And often in casual conversation is when the stories come out. Here are a few of those short stories we stumbled upon last …


The Tour Down Under’s ring-in mechanics

Last week when I was making the rounds and photographing all the 2015 WorldTour team bikes at the Tour Down Under I noticed that many of the mechanics I was asking permission from were not French, Belgian, Italian, Dutch, etc. They were Australian. To be precise – they were from Adelaide. That got me asking: …


Flakemore breaks collarbone riding back from Tour Down Under stage finish

BMC neo-pro Campbell Flakemore has broken his collarbone after crashing on his ride back to the team hotel after stage two of the Santos Tour Down Under on Wednesday. BMC Racing Team’s @docmajor reports @cflakemore crashed on a descent, breaking his left collarbone and suffering minor road rash. #tdu — BMC Racing Team (@BMCProTeam) January …


Behind the scenes of Jack Bobridge’s Tour Down Under stage win

Subaru Australia spent Stage 1 of the Santos Tour Down Under with the UniSA team director Dave Sanders and team cyclist Jack Bobridge. Dave took us where few rarely go, and showed us a behind-the-scenes look inside the Subaru team car and how it assists riders throughout the course. Jack went on to win the …


Tour Down Under preview and favourites

The 2015 season is finally about to start. The Tour Down Under is the first WorldTour race of the year and, as always, we can expect six days of great and intense racing in Australia. Mikkel Conde put together this preview and considered some of the favourites for the race.


The logistics of taking a WorldTour team overseas

Travelling with a bike overseas isn’t the easiest or most pleasant of tasks. It’s hard enough remembering to pack the usual items that you’re bound to need on your cycling holiday, let alone the items you might need in the case of some unforeseen situation. Now imagine having to organise that for a whole WorldTour …


Beat Cancer Tour: riding the TDU course, for a cause

A couple hours before the pros took to the startline on each stage of this year’s Santos Tour Down Under, a group of determined amateur cyclists rode the course themselves, all for a great cause. In this piece Deryck Walker shares his motivations for taking on the Beat Cancer Tour and explains how the week …


A ride in the Shimano neutral service car at the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under

There’s plenty more to big bike races like the Santos Tour Down Under than a couple hundred bike riders making their way around the countryside. There are thousands of people behind the scenes bringing the race together and making sure everything runs smoothly. One such group at the Santos Tour Down Under is the Shimano …


Santos Tour Down Under: stage 6 report and photos

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE) might only have been leading Cadel Evans (BMC) by one second going into the final stage of this year’s Santos Tour Down Under, but in reality the general classification was never likely to change after last night. The final-stage circuit race around the streets of Adelaide was won convincingly by Andre Gripel …


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