The unofficial TDU calendar: Saturday, January 13

Never miss a ride or a party.

Welcome to the unofficial Tour Down Under calendar, your complete guide to the real goings-on at the Tour Down Under. We have the race schedule, of course, but also group rides, parties, car park hill climb – it’s all here so you always know what’s going on.

We’ll post every day throughout the TDU. Each post will include the following day’s calendar. If we missed something, email [email protected] with details.

This calendar is based on the superb work of Escape Collective member David Rossi and repurposed with his permission. Make sure to check out David’s iconic All The TDU calendar here.

What to check out from Escape Collective today:

Daily rides:
We’ll be hosting daily rides from Wednesday 17th – Sunday 21st January. You’ll be able to find more info on those rides in these daily updates as the week progresses. To register (free!) for the rides please head here, and don’t forget to pull along your mates.

In addition to our regular programming, you can check out our Tour Down Under pods, appearing in your feed every second day. Join regulars Dave Rome, Ronan McLaughlin, Matt de Neef, Iain Treloar with special guest Rupert Guinness. You can listen to the special TDU episodes on iTunesSpotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Escape Collective Carpark Climb:
Ok, this one isn’t happening until Saturday 20th January – but we didn’t want you to miss one of the biggest parties of the week! Pop these details in your diary, and be sure to bring a buddy!
6pm-9pm: Carpark Climb
Location: Wilson Parking – East End

Down Under Digest:
The Down Under Digest is a weekly wrap-up of all things Aussie and Kiwi cycling. While there are not additional digests during the Tour Down Under we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to give it a little plug. You can check out previous editions here, and sign up (free!) to have them delivered directly to your inbox each week by heading here.

The Race

Health Partners Women’s Stage 2: Glenelg to Stirling

Start: 11:10 am at Colley Terrace, Glenelg
Finish: ~2:23 pm at Mount Barker Road, Stirling

Download GPX | Download Route Map | Official Site

Don’t miss this!

Go for a spin with Chloe Hosking

“Chloe reached out to us about collaborating on a ride as part of the Tour and we were stoked to be involved. It’s unfortunately rare in Australia that our former pros invest back in the sport so what Chloe is doing is truly special. It also aligned really well with long our investment to get more women involved in the sport, so we were more than happy to do what we could to make this ride happen.”

– Lachie – Norwood CC –

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Women’s ride
8:30 am: Hosking Bikes TDU Women’s Ride
Location: Tour Village, Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square, Adelaide

Group Rides and Brand Pop-ups

Cycle Closet / Santini
7:30 am:
Beach Ride: Santini | Cycle Closet
Location: Cycle Closet Adelaide, Shop 2/122 Pirie St, Adelaide

Ride Contour x Attaquer
Contour X Smith Optics Swamp Rd Loop | 73KMS
4pm: Smith Optics Pre Crit Beers
Location: Ride Contour, 144 Hutt St, Adelaide

Pedla and Brompton with MOOD Racing
9:00 am:
Ride to Glenelg: 60km, 250m vert
11am – 4pm: Pop Up Open
Location: 4 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

MAAP x Specialized
12pm – 6pm:
Pop Up Open
4pm – 6pm: Opening Night Drinks
Location: Chateau Apollo, 74 Frome St, Adelaide

Life in the Peloton x Bridge Road Brewers
11am – 4pm:
Life in the Peloton X Bridge Road Brewers “Bikes and Beers” do Adelaide
Location: Treadly Bike Shop, 23 Mattingley Ln, Norwood

Official Tour Event Village Events

Official TDU rides
7am: Norton Summit – Mylor – Freeway – 67km
9:30am: To Glenelg Start – 24km

2pm: Family Day

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Talking Tour
Wakefield St, Adelaide

4pm: Family Ride

5:35pm – 6:20pm: UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup Teams Relay

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