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Mads Pedersen, the reluctant world champion

Mads Pedersen strides purposefully through a scrum of tightly packed team vehicles, riders, VIPs, and members of the media. His team pres...

Finding hope in the hopeless at the bushfire Tour

The Tour Down Under was a great race, but it was just sport. The real struggles are happening off the bike, in the farms and forests and ...

Big, beautiful photos from the 2020 Tour Down Under

The first men's WorldTour event of the season is now over. The pre-race favourite -- Richie Porte -- won it, but it was far from a straig...

Richie Porte wins the Tour Down Under after being dethroned on Willunga

WILLUNGA HILL, Australia (CT) – Richie Porte’s reign on Willunga Hill has finally come to an end. Today, for the first time in seven year...

Richie Porte calls for uphill time trial at the Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under champion Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) has called on incoming race director Stuart O'Grady to add a time trial to the eve...

Tech gallery: Head to toe with the shoes and helmets of the Tour Down Under

With a few exceptions, bikes within any given team all look the same. The riders wear the same kits. Homogeneity is the goal. There is no...

‘Really sketchy’: Ewan doubles up on nervous stage 4 of the Tour Down Under

MURRAY BRIDGE, Australia (CT) – You could sense the tension in the bunch. Domestiques bringing their leaders up to the front as the pace ...

Tech gallery: The little things at the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under

Details, details. Oftentimes, it's not the big things that separate pro race bikes from amateur ones; it's the attention paid to lesser t...

Porte surges to Tour Down Under lead, but the race is far from over

PARACOMBE, Australia (CT) – If history is anything to go by, Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) is on his way to winning the 2020 Tour Down Un...

Feel the rush: The story of the Tour Down Under's polarising theme song

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – It’s the sound that defines the Tour Down Under. Three guitar power chords right out of the gate, with drums a...

Caleb Ewan's lucky charm

STIRLING, Australia (CT) – On a cool Wednesday afternoon in the hillside town of Stirling, Ryann Ewan stood on the lush grass of the loca...

Where GC men and sprinters collide: Ewan into overall lead as TDU takes shape

STIRLING, Australia (CT) – Willunga might be the Tour Down Under’s most famous battleground, but Stirling is its most dynamic. It’s a pla...

Pro bikes of the 2020 WorldTour: part four

The final four. Here are the 2020 race bikes of CCC, Bora-Hansgrohe, Lotto-Soudal and Ag2R-La Mondiale.

KOM confusion: Jarrad Drizners takes polka dots in TDU countback

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – A countback was required to determine the first king of the mountains leader at the 2020 Tour Down Under. Both...

New team, same great sprinter: Sam Bennett wins Tour Down Under opener

TANUNDA, Australia (CT) – You can understand why Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) was nervous before today’s stage. It was his first UC...

Why the Tour Down Under is an unlikely season highlight

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – In front of an orange, red and blue backdrop in a second floor hotel meeting room, the first press conference ...

Pro bikes of the 2020 WorldTour: part three

A close look at the 2020 pro bikes of Cofidis Solutions Credits, Trek-Segafredo, NTT, UAE Team Emirates and Bahrain-Merida.

Caleb Ewan blasts to easy victory at Tour Down Under criterium

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) has started his season in perfect fashion, winning the Tour Down Under's curtain-rai...

Pro bikes of the 2020 WorldTour: part two

Having already looked at the 2020 race bikes of EF, Ineos, Sunweb, Movistar, and Deceuninck-Quickstep, it’s now time to look at those bel...

Preview: 17 things you should know about the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under

The 22nd edition of the Santos Tour Down Under is about to get underway in Adelaide. Before it does, read on for a detailed guide to the ...

Spratt surges to Women's Tour Down Under lead ... but the race isn’t over yet

BIRDWOOD, Australia (CT) – Step 1: Amanda Spratt wins a stage and takes the overall lead. Step 2: Spratt holds that lead through to the e...