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by Neal Rogers
July 6, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Aru claims Stage 5 victory at Tour de France, Froome into yellow; Lotta Lepistö wins hot and hard-fought Stage 6 at Giro Rosa; Viviani takes second sprint win in Austria, Vanmarcke remains in GC lead; Porte on first Tour de France summit: ‘I expected a little more, but there’s a long way to go’; Dan Martin ‘satisfied, very confident’ after moving into fourth on GC at Tour de France; Sagan heads home as UCI jury holds firm on Tour de France expulsion; Riders and managers react to Sagan’s Tour de France expulsion; Guardian: ‘Something mesmeric’ about Dave Brailsford’s ‘total lack of regret’; Route for 20th edition of Santos Tour Down Under announced, with return to Port Adelaide; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 5 highlights; Video: Puppy on a bike ride thinks it’s pedaling.
The routes for the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under, the opening event for the 2018 UCI WorldTour season, have been announced. The 20th edition of the race will see it remembering its origins, with Stage 1 returning to Port Adelaide, which was part of the inaugural race in 1999.
The peloton will through 81 towns in total, spanning the following routes:
Saturday 13 January 2018 – Team Presentation, Victoria Square
Sunday 14 January 2018 – People’s Choice Classic, Wakefield Road Circuit, 50.6km
Monday 15 January 2018 – Rest Day (for men’s racing)
Tuesday 16 January 2018 – Stage 1, Port Adelaide to Lyndoch, 145km
Wednesday 17 January 2018 –Stage 2, Unley to Stirling, 148.6km
Thursday 18 January 2018 – Stage 3, Glenelg to Victor Harbor, 146.5km
Friday 19 January 2018 – Bupa Stage 4, Norwood to Uraidla, 128.2km
Saturday 20 January 2018 –Stage 5, McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill, 151.5km
Sunday 21 January 2018 – Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6, Adelaide Street Circuit, 90km
Video: 20 years of Tour Down Under highlights