Stage 1

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018

11:00 AM


2:22 PM



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Gumeracha will host the start and finish of Stage One of the Santos Women's Tour Down Under. 

Riders will set out from Gumeracha on two loops of an Adelaide Hills based circuit of the local area. Riders will head east through Birdwood and Mount Pleasant before swinging south past Tungkillo before tackling the Cyanide Climb near Mount Torrens for Subaru Queen of the Mountain points. Once through Mount Torrens, riders will continue to head south towards Woodside before turning back towards Gumeracha via Lobethal.

Subaru Queen of the Mountain: Cyanide Climb, Terlinga Road, Mount Torrens (11.1% gradient)

Sprint: Gumeracha Oval

Hydration Station: Torrens Valley Road, Birdwood

We thank host councils Adelaide Hills Council for hosting Stage 1 and their invaluable contribution to the Santos Women's Tour Down Under.

 Adelaide Hills Council 

Things to see and do on Stage 1 of the Santos Women's Tour

Ekhidna Wines Cellar Door and Restaurant, McLaren Vale

You'll love the food and wine on offer in McLaren Vale 

McLaren Vale is famous for wine. Less than an hour from Adelaide, it has more than 60 cellar doors and breweries, producing great Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and craft beer. It's a great starting point for a scenic drive through the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Adelaide Hills

Enjoy the Adelaide Hills

Explore the land of the long lunch, with some of Australia's best cool-climate wines, food and produce from nature's top shelf. There are more than 60 cellar doors dotten through vineyards and fruit orchards. The cool climate and good rainfall makes it perfect for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

Team Presentations

Santos Festival of Cycling

Get your legs moving and take part in one of the many participation rides on offer at the TDU; the Bupa Challenge Tour, Norton Summit Time Trial, Bupa family ride or Bupa mini tour for kids. If it's relaxation you're after, try out Platinum Club Tour or Ladies Day on Tour, or dress to impress at the Legends' Night Dinner. Check out the nine-day festival of cycling calendar and plan your week at the TDU.

Santos Women's Tour update with Phil and Paul
Santos Women's Tour update with Phil and Paul
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