Torrens Hill Road


This famous climb maxes out at 28% and averages over 8% for its length, but given you'll often take this climb as a continued challenge after Kangaroo Creek, or to burn your legs one last time when heading back to Adelaide, it can pack a nasty punch when you get to the foot of the hill.

Having made four appearances in the Santos Tour Down Under, it has proven the deciding factor for the general classification, with Richie Porte (2017) and Rohan Dennis (2015) building enough time to clinch the Ochre Jersey and retain it to the final podium.

Region Adelaide Hills
Previous Q/KOM Yes (3)
Distance/Grade 1.7km @ 8.6%
Difficulty 🐨🐨🐨
Ride Type Road
Surface Sealed
Start Gorge Road junction
Finish Paracombe township
Feed Zone Paracombe or Inglewood
Traffic Low, no bike lane.

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