Westpac Stage 2: McLaren Vale to Echunga

Monday, 24 January 2022
 
WOMEN'S

Start
11:00 AM
Penny's Hill Wines, McLaren Vale
Finish
1:01 PM
Adelaide Road, Echunga
Distance
85.7km

WOMEN'S
Start
11:00 AM
Penny's Hill Wines, McLaren Vale Finish
1:01 PM
Adelaide Road, Echunga Distance
85.7km


ABOUT WESTPAC STAGE 2

In a historical first, the women will begin Westpac Stage 2 on the grounds of Penny's Hill Wines in McLaren Vale.

The race will begin with 3km of neutral riding around Willunga before sprinting past Penny’s Hill, just 8kms into the stage.

Testing the legs early in the race, there’s a long climb early up Peters Creek Road through the Kuitpo Forest before descending into the Mt Barker area.

This stage will see riders trekking along 2.8-kilometer section of dirt and gravel through gumtrees and pine forests as it climbs towards the QOM at Prospect Hill.

Featuring a feed zone at the Meadows bakery - a favourite for cyclists -and a Sprint in Echunga, the race enters the most technical section of the day on its way to Hahndorf, the oldest German settlement in Australia and a popular tourist destination.

The course undulates and turns its way back towards the finish line with another opportunity for the sprinters to finish strong in Echunga.

 


STAGE IN DETAIL

  • ZIPTRAK® SPRINTS
  • SHIMANO QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN
  • FEED ZONE

ZIPTRAK® SPRINTS

Ziptrak® Sprint #1
Main Road, McLaren Vale at Penny's Hill Winery
Approximately 11.24am

Ziptrak® Sprint #2
Adelaide Road at finish line, Echunga
Approximately 12.44pm

 

 


Explore the Stage

Take in everything the Fleurieu Peninsula has to offer, from food and wine through to priceless experiences and exceptional accommodation.


More Information


Hosted by City of Onkaparinga and Mount Barker District Council

We thank the City of Onkaparinga and Mount Barker District Council for hosting the Women's Westpac Stage 2 and for their invaluable contribution to the Santos Festival of Cycling.

City of OnkaparingaMount Barker District CouncilWe thank Penny's Hill Wines for hosting the start line for the Women's Westpac Stage 2.

Penny's Hill Wines

 

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

UCI World TourUCI Women's Pro Series