Santos Festival of Cycling FAQs

The Santos Festival of Cycling will operate under an approved Covid Management Plan from SA Health.  

We will have various capacities across our ticketed events, but the majority of our events are non-ticketed in wide open spaces – and we are confident through our work with SA Health, SAPOL and other stakeholders, we will deliver a safe event for all involved including our passionate cycling fans. 

We also have a variety of participation events within our program. A series of free group rides will be held across the festival period, catering to a wide range of serious cyclists in town during the event. A free kids/family ride will be held on 26th January at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, allowing children and families to ride the criterium circuit. We are confident we will be able to cater to all wishing to participate. 

We are pleased to have the Seven Network as our broadcast partner and the men’s and women’s road races will be livestreamed through 7Plus, available nationally and internationally. The full schedule can be found here.

In accordance with the recent changes advised by SA Health, all patrons aged 12 years or older are required to wear a fitted face mask at all times during the 2022 Santos Festival of Cycling except for any medical or approved exemptions.  

We continue to work closely and in accordance with SA Health and SAPOL to deliver a COVID-19-safe event for South Australians. Please visit our website for the latest information and any changes. 

All event attendees are required to follow the latest public health advice from the Government of South Australia and SA Health. Whilst vaccination is not required to attend, in line with the latest SA Government guidelines, we do encourage all spectators to follow the latest public health advice, wear a mask, social distance and stay home if you’re feeling unwell.  

We continue to work closely and in accordance with SA Health and SAPOL to deliver a COVID-19-safe event for South Australians.  

We are proud to showcase our great state. The Santos Festival of Cycling will travel through numerous towns across the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula regions, in addition to the Adelaide city activity. Notably we will have starts and finishes across the women’s and men’s road races in Tanunda, Williamstown, Mclaren Vale, Echunga, Lobethal, Stirling, Woodside and Willunga Hill. 

A series of free group rides will be held across the festival period, catering to a wide range of serious cyclists in town during the event. A free Westpac Family Ride will be held at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga on the 26th January, allowing children and families to ride the criterium circuit. A virtual Santos Tour Down Under will run on FulGaz. Utilising a virtual cycling platform which uses real vision, will allow participants all across the world to ride through iconic South Australian landscapes. 

With the changing COVID-19 environment, our events team is continuing to work across all of our events in close liaison with event organisers, SA Health and SA Police to ensure we deliver COVID-19-safe events in South Australia. The Santos Festival of Cycling will still be under a robust COVID Management Plan. 

This includes advice on community safety measures such as attendee density, QR check-ins, mask requirements and vaccination requirements. General spectators are not required to be vaccinated, but some event venues may have different requirements.

The Santos Tour Down Under will absolutely return in January 2023. We will be most excited to warmly welcome the international men’s and women’s teams back as Adelaide returns to hosting the start of the UCI cycling season, including men’s UCI WorldTour and women’s UCI ProTour.  


 

The Santos Tour Down Under is part of the UCI World Tour and UCI Women's ProSeries 

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