2019 Tour Down Under

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2019 Tour Down Under

Postby PA » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:45 pm

The course for the Friday stage of the Tour Down Under has been released.

I have uploaded the GPX file to Bike Map.
https://www.bikemap.net/en/r/4544255/
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Re: 2019 Tour Down Under

Postby MichaelB » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:29 pm

After having done it many times, this year was going to be my last. Hadn’t planned on doing it in 2019, but with that course, maybe.

Riding to start and back home from Strath will make it a long day though !! Prob about 180km ?

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Re: 2019 Tour Down Under

Postby PA » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:01 pm

The ride this year is being held on Saturday.

I have heard that the final day (Sunday) will be the Willunga Hill stage with the race finishing at the top of the hill. Finally the final day may actually mean something.
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Re: 2019 Tour Down Under

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:35 pm

There is rumoured changes, and for the finale to be on Willunga would be huge. And right.

Can’t understand why they haven’t done Greenhill Rd yet ??

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Re: 2019 Tour Down Under

Postby MichaelB » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:50 pm

Indeed, Willunga Hill will be the final stage for the race (about bloody time !!).

The other stage details are here, but the detailed routes are not provided yet, except high level pics in the youtube vid in the overall stage details.


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Re: 2019 Tour Down Under

Postby MichaelB » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:45 am

Wonder when the detailed route maps will be revealed ?

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Re: 2019 Tour Down Under

Postby MichaelB » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:50 am

La Veloocita has a brief writeup abt also shows profiles of each stage.

TdU Home page has all the Stage details here, including the route maps, GPS maps etc

For me, I reckon a plan would be to rather than do the Sat BUPA ride (don't need another jersey I wont wear and it's long, 1st 90km will be smooth but boring, and getting back from Strath would be a PITA), it’d be better to ride Stage 4 (and watch the race & nosh at some top cafe), rest-ish on Sat by riding to a key point on the stage and watching, and then do the annual ride & watch on Willunga.

Crowds will be HUGE on Willunga !!!!

Stage 1
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Stage 2
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Stage 3
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Stage 4
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Stage 5
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Stage 6 (finally, a better final stage !!)
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And yeah, there are many that complain it's not a proper race, it's boring, it's training only, it's a sprinters race, there is no decent climbs, it's hot, it's this, it's not in Victoria or NSW, it's ....

Ahh, who cares. I like it, there is a great buzz in town and there are plenty of nice bikes to drool over.

Can't wait !! :mrgreen:

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Re: 2019 Tour Down Under

Postby Sharkey » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:07 am

MichaelB wrote:....
And yeah, there are many that complain it's not a proper race, it's boring, it's training only, it's a sprinters race, there is no decent climbs, it's hot, it's this, it's not in Victoria or NSW, it's ....

Ahh, who cares. I like it, there is a great buzz in town and there are plenty of nice bikes to drool over.

Can't wait !! :mrgreen:


I agree. After the Vuelta has finished and then Il Lombardia in October, the TDU is the next great race to watch. :lol:

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