The Tour Down Under is an action-packed nine days of world-class cycling with gala dinners, street parties and an amazing atmosphere for riders, visitors and locals. The TDU will be on again in mid-January, 2020.
The event was first staged in 1999 with local rider Stuart O’Grady taking the win. The event has grown year on year to become the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere. In 2008 the Tour Down Under joined the prestigious UCI WorldTour, the first event outside cycling's traditional home of Europe to do so. The event is held in January every year, making it the first event on the international cycling calendar.
The Tour Down Under visits some of South Australia’s spectacular beaches, world-famous wine regions and historic country towns before the finale on the streets of Adelaide.
The elite of world cycling such as Cadel Evans, Marcel Kittel, Andy Schleck and Andre Greipel have all come to South Australia to conquer the roads of the Tour Down Under.
In 2019, the Tour Down Under attracted over 800,000 spectators to line the roads of South Australia with more than 37,000 visitors from interstate and overseas. The 2020 Tour Down Under is looking to be just as exciting with new race stages and a wide range of associated events.