About the Stage
Hahndorf will host the very beginning of the 11-day festival of cycling that is the Santos Tour Down Under. The peloton will depart under a neutral parade lap before kicking into race-mode with a 116.3km stage which heads south to Echunga and then Macclesfield before completing an out-and-back from Meadows to Kuitpo before heading back to Echunga to complete a final circuit of Macclesfield-Meadows-Echunga. The race finishes with a sprint in the main part of Macclesfield.
We last came here in 2019? It was a tricky little stage from Nairne to Stirling, notable for Mitchelton-Scott’s Grace Brown beating her fancied teammates to take the line comfortably.
With three passes through Echunga and Macclesfield (including the finish in ‘Maccy’), you’ll see plenty of fast-paced cycling on the opening Thursday.
Stage In Detail
8.0km, Echunga Uniting Church, Main Street
69.7km, Echunga Uniting Church, Main Street, Echunga
101.5km, Echunga Uniting Church, Main Street, Echunga
Subaru Queen of the Mountain
48.3km, Peters Creek Road at Knotts Hill Road, Kuitpo, Category 2, 2.95% average/12.2% max
San Remo Pasta Feed Zone
59.3km, Meadows Bakery & Tearooms, Main Street, Meadows
Total Climbing (exc race neutral): 1551m
Maximum Elevation: 451m
Explore Ziptrak® Stage 1
The hills have plenty to offer, and this stage is out-of-the-ordinary for a typical stage. Hike in Kuitpo, enjoy local hospitality in the hamlets of Meadows, Echunga and Macclesfield, or enjoy the tourist centre of Hahndorf.
Hosted by Mount Barker District Council
We thank the Mount Barker District Council for hosting Ziptrak® Stage 1 and for its invaluable contribution to the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under.