January 2017, Adelaide

Santos Best Dressed Town Competition

The 2016 Santos Best Dressed Town Competition offered more than $7,000 in cash prizes and regional pride up for grabs as part of the Santos Tour Down Under.

Lyndoch Best Dressed Town

Barossa town Lyndoch took out first place honours for the Santos Best Dressed Town in 2016.

Silver Best Dressed Town - Williamstown

Bronze Best Dressed Town - Willunga

Best Dressed Private Residence - Jennifer and Roy Hodgson 

Best Dressed Commercial Property - The Macclesfield Hotel

Best Dressed Paddock/School - Glenelg Primary School (OSHC)

The Santos Tour Down Under Best Dressed Town Competition is a great way for South Australian communities, businesses, property owners and households to be a part of the excitement of the Santos Tour Down Under.

The competition is open to all towns, suburbs, businesses, property owners and households along the race route from stages 1-5 inclusive. Daily winners for each category of town, private residence, property/paddock and commercial property will be awarded, and an overall winner for each category at the end of the race.

If you are situated along any part of the stage 1-5 race routes, make sure you ‘dress to impress’ either your community, business, paddock or house and nominate!

The 2015 competition saw a record 71 entries register with Williamstown taking out the overall honours of Santos Best Dressed Town.

The communities along the Santos Tour Down Under regional stage routes that dress up their towns, homes, paddocks, schools or commercial properties do a great job of creating a festival atmosphere to welcome visitors and the peloton to the area.

A judging panel will select daily and overall winners for each competition category, with nominees that miss out on these prizes eligible for innovation awards.

The overall Santos Best Dressed Town winner will receive $3000 to be spent on a community improvement project or resources, a truckload of mulch from Peats Soil, a signed framed jersey and two metals signs to be displayed in the town acknowledging the win.

Silver and bronze winners in the town category will receive $1000 and $500 respectively to spend on community projects, plus signed jerseys. Cash prizes of $1000, long with framed certificates and gift packs, will be presented to winners of the Santos Best Dressed Private Residence, Santos Best Dressed Paddock/School and Santos Best Dressed Commercial Property.

The SBDT routes for the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under were: 

  • Tuesday, 19 January – Stage 1 Prospect to Lyndoch - Winner: Lyndoch
  • Wednesday, 20 January – Stage 2 Unley to Stirling - No nomination
  • Thursday, 21 January – Stage 3 Glenelg to Campbelltown - Winner: City of Holdfast Bay
  • Friday, 22 January – Bupa Stage 4 Norwood to Victor Harbor - Winner: Victor Harbor
  • Saturday, 23 January – BikeExchange Stage 5 McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill: Winner - Willunga

The 18th edition of the Santos Tour Down Under was held in Adelaide and regional South Australia from 16 – 24 January 2016. 

The Santos Tour Down Under congratulates all the overall Santos Best Dressed Town Winners since 1999:

  • 2016 Lyndoch
  • 2015 Williamstown
  • 2014 McLaren Vale
  • 2013 Prospect
  • 2012 Lobethal
  • 2011 Tailem Bend
  • 2010 Aldinga Bay (Snapper Point)
  • 2009 One Tree Hill
  • 2008 Mannum
  • 2007 Mannum
  • 2006 Stirling
  • 2005 Willunga
  • 2004 Willunga
  • 2003 Willunga
  • 2002 Aldinga Bay and Willunga (joint winners)
  • 2001 Willunga
  • 2000 City of Unley & King William Road Progress Association
  • 1999 McLaren Vale
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