14-24 January 2021 / Adelaide, Australia

Meet the Riders


As ever, the Santos Tour Down Under opened the UCI WorldTour season and brought the best of the bunch to Adelaide from 16-26 January 2020. 

Here are some of the big names who graced Adelaide for Australia's Greatest Cycling Race...

Daryl Impey wins the 2019 Santos Tour Down Under

Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-SCOTT)

The defending Santos Ochre Jersey winner is gunning for a third consecutive title in 2020 and will have the support of a fully-stocked Mitchelton-SCOTT outfit. 

Rider Profile

General Classification wins
2x Santos Tour Down Under (2018, 2019) 
1x Czech Cycling Tour (2019)

Notable stage wins
2x Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (2012, 2013)
1x Santos Tour Down Under (2019)
1x Tour de France (2019)
1x Critérium du Dauphiné (2018)
1x Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2017)

National Championships
2x South Africa Road Race (2018, 2019)
1x South Africa Individual Time Trial (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Simon Yates celebrates his Vuelta victory in Madrid

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-SCOTT)

Making his Santos Tour Down Under debut, Briton Simon Yates brings an enviable palmares to the Adelaide startline, inclding the 2018 La Vuelta title, three stage wins at the Giro d'Italia, and two at both the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana. He provides Daryl Impey an exceptional boost in the quest for Mitchelton-SCOTT's third consecutive outright win, and is a rider capable of winning the race himself. 

Rider Profile

General Classification wins
1x La Vuelta ciclista a Espana (2018)

Notable stage wins
3x Giro d'Italia (2018)
2x Tour de France (2019)
2x La Vuelta ciclista a Espana (2016, 2018)
3x Paris-Nice (2017, 2018, 2019)
1x Tour de Pologne (2018)
1x Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2018)

Richie Porte pushes to victory on Stage 6 in 2019

Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)

A cult hero in Australian cycling and winner of the last six Willunga Hill finishes, Richie Porte has finished top-two (including one win) in the Santos General Classification since 2017. 

Rider Profile

General Classification wins
2x Paris-Nice (2015, 2013)
1x Santos Tour Down Under (2017) 
1x Tour de Suisse (2018)
1x Tour de Romandie (2017)
1x Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2015)

Notable stage wins
7x Santos Tour Down Under (2014-2019)
5x Paris-Nice (2013, 2015, 2017)
1x Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (2013)
1x Tour de Romandie (2010)

Mads Pedersen wins the World Championship

Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo)

He came from nowhere to claim the 2019 world championship in a rain-soaked Yorkshire and will line-up in the famous rainbow stripes to help Richie Porte in his quest to reclaim the Santos Ochre Jersey.

Rider Profile

World Championships

1x Road Race (2019)

Romain Bardet in action with AG2R La Mondiale [pic: AG2R La Mondiale]

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)

The Frenchman is the frontman for AG2R La Mondiale (the only team to have raced at every Santos Tour Down Under) and is a multiple Tour de France stage winner. He'll kick his season off for the first time in Adelaide.

Rider Profile

Notable stage wins

3x Tour de France (2015, 2016, 2017)
1x Critérium du Dauphiné (2015)

Elia Viviani (Cofidis Solutions Credits)

Fast becoming a fan favourite in South Australia, Elia Viviani is a multiple stage winner in the Santos Tour Down Under and a proven performer in one-day races and sprint finishes in Europe. As the reigning European Road Race Championship winner, he’ll wear the blue stripes and yellow stars of the continental road race champion in Adelaide. 

Rider Profile

Classics wins
3x Cyclassics Hamburg (2017, 2018, 2019)
1x RideLondon-Surrey Clasic (2019)
1x Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (2019)
1x Bretagne Classic (2017)

Notable stage wins
5x Giro d’Italia (2015, 2018)
3x La Vuelta (2018)
2x Santos Tour Down Under (2018, 2019)
1x Tour de France (2019)
2x Tour de Suisse (2019)

Championship Titles
1x European Continental Road Race (2019)
1x Italy Road Race (2018)

Andre Greipel celebrates his win

André Greipel (Israel Start-Up Nation)

He's won more stages than any rider at the Santos Tour Down Under and German sprint veteran André Grepiel (pictured in his most recent Santos Tour Down Under in 2018 with Lotto Soudal) will suit up in the colours of new UCI WorldTeam Israel Start-Up Nation when he returns to Adelaide after a one-year hiatus. A genuine contender for stage wins.

Rider Profile

Classics wins
2x Santos Tour Down Under (2008, 2010)

Classics wins
2x Vattenfall Cyclassics

Notable stage wins
18x Santos Tour Down Under (2008-2010, 2012-2014, 2018)
11x Tour de France (2011-2016)
7x Giro d’Italia (2008, 2010, 2015-2017)
4x La Vuelta (2009)

Championship Titles
3x Germany Road Race (2013, 14, 16)

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