Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6: McLaren Vale

Sunday, 4 Jan 2020
10:40 AM
Main Road, McLaren Vale
2:28 PM
Brookman Road, Willunga Hill

About the Stage

After the awesome finish to the Tour in 2019, the ‘Queen’ stage retained its race-ending position in 2020. The peloton took on the traditional route from McLaren Vale to Willunga, Aldinga Beach, and Tatachilla before tackling two climbs – including the finish – of notorious Willunga Hill.

Remember when?

Someone that wasn’t Richie Porte won this stage? You’d have to go back to Simon Gerrans in 2013 and current world road champion Alejandro Valverde in 2012 for names that don’t read ‘Porte’ on the honour roll atop this race’s most iconic climb. Of course, winning this stage doesn’t automatically deliver outright victory, with Porte never having snatched the Ochre jersey from its current wearer, except for 2017 when he started the day wearing it.

Stage In Detail

Ziptrak® Sprints

63.4km, Snapper Point, Esplanade 103.4km, Snapper Point, Esplanade

Subaru King of the Mountain

129.1km, Willunga Hill, Category 1, 7.5% average151.5km, Willunga Hill, Category 1, 7.5% average

San Remo Pasta Feed Zone

85.5km, Willunga Main Road at Kell Street

Total Climbing (exc race neutral): 1946m Maximum Elevation: 529m

Hosted by City of Onkaparinga

We thank the City of Onkaparinga for hosting Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6 and for its invaluable contribution to the Santos Tour Down Under.