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Event Details

The Bupa Challenge Tour on Friday 25 January 2013 is ideal for individuals or social, corporate and sporting teams looking for a ride with a difference. Ride a stage of a UCI WorldTour event. It's a challenge - not a race. Part of the ŠKODA Breakaway Series, this event is for regular cyclists who can make the distance. Will you make it to the finish before the professionals arrive?

Event date
Friday 25 January 2013


Event date Start locations and start times
Event jersey
Team hospitality
Coach transfers
Official charity partner Photography Key dates

Event date Friday 25 January 2013
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Start locations and start times

Modbury (127km), 6:30am, Civic Park, Modbury
Kersbrook (92km), 7:00am, Kersbrook Oval, Kersbrook
Mt Pleasant (46.5km), 7:30am, Mt Pleasant Oval, Mt Pleasant
Nuriootpa (20km), 11:00am, Nuriootpa Centennial Park, Nuriootpa
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Murray Street Tanunda, official finish arch with rider services available at the Taunda RSL Recreation Reserve.
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Santos Tour Down Under Bupa Stage 4 course. The full course of 127km begins in Modbury and from here winds its way into the Adelaide Hills and onto the Barossa Valley for the finish in Tanunda. Additional start locations are at Kersbrook, Mt Pleasant and Nuriootpa. Route details can be found on the
route information page.
Download the 2013 Bupa Stage 4 map

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Registration fees start from $55 through to $145 for full course. All prices are in AU$ and include GST. Full payment is required to secure your registration. Read more about registration.
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Event jersey 
2013 Bupa Challenge Tour jerseyEach year, a distinctive jersey is designed for all Bupa Challenge Tour participants. The jersey is made by Australian cycling apparel supplier Scody and is only for registered participants.

You will be required to select a jersey size when you register. Please ensure that you check your measurements and jersey sizing carefully on the Scody sizing chart. 2013 event jerseys will be made to the same specifications as the 2011 and 2012 event jerseys.

Download the event jersey size chart here

Size changes may be able to be accommodated until 5pm Friday 9 November 2012. If you need to request a size change, please email us with:

- Your name
- Bizgate (BZ) reference number
- Current jersey size
- New jersey size

Registered team members will have their nominated team name printed on the back of their jersey. 

No changes to jersey sizes will be made after 5pm AST Friday 9 November 2012 or at collection.
Jerseys and tags are to be collected prior to the Bupa Challenge Tour day, at the times and locations below:
Saturday 19 January 2013
from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Adelaide City Council Tour Village, Victoria Square
Sunday 20 January 2013
from 9:00am to 1:30pm
Adelaide City Council Tour Village, Victoria Square
Monday 21 January 2013
from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Adelaide City Council Tour Village, Victoria Square
Thursday 24 January 2013*
from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Adelaide City Bike Expo, Victoria Square
*Interstate and international visitors
Please bring evidence of booking and payment with you, such as your official email/letter of confirmation.
Individual jerseys, which have not been collected during one of these times, can be collected at your nominated start location on ride day.

No jerseys will be posted out to participants.

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Riders wanting to register as part of a team need to first obtain the unique code provided to their team captain and can then register online until 5pm AST Monday 22 October 2012.
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Team Hospitality
After riding the Bupa Challenge Tour why not treat your group to a reserved marquee on the Tanunda oval and select from great catering options to complete your hospitality package.
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Coach transfers
Rider and bike transfers will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. Non riders are able to purchase these transfers if they wish to travel with a rider. Read more about coach transfers.
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Official Charity Partner
Cancer Concil SA, is the official Charity Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under. In 2013 ride to beat cancer and you could ride free; join hundreds of passionate cyclists who will ride to beat cancer in this year’s Bupa Challenge Tour. This year, everyone who raises more than $1,000 in Cancer Council's Ride for a reason will get FREE ENTRY for the Bupa Challenge Tour and a stack of other amazing opportunities thanks to Cancer Council sponsors and Santos Tour Down Under. Ride for a Reason.
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Marathon-photos.com will be in attendance as the official event photographers. You will receive email notification when your photos are available to view and purchase. More information will be available in the coming months on where photographers will be located along the route and how riders can make sure they get the best photo possible.
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Key dates
(all times are in Australian Central Standard Time)
Early Bird registrations open: Thursday 28 June 2012
Early Bird registrations close: 5:00pm, Thursday 12 July 2012
Registrations open: Thursday 13 July 2012
Team registrations close: Monday 22 October 2012, 5:00pm
Last chance to change jersey: Friday 9 November 2012, 5:00pm
Registrations close:
Monday 14 January 2013, 5:00pm
Jersey collection:
 January 2013, dates and times to be advised
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Our Partners

  • Santos
  • Cancer Council SA
  • Adelaide City Council
  • The Advertiser
  • Bupa
  • Hilton
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Skoda
  • UniSA
  • Adam Internet
  • Bike Exchange
  • Europcar
  • FiveAA
  • Hahn Superdry
  • Leader Computers
  • Powerade
  • Shimano
  • South Australia Police
  • Avanti Plus
  • Focus Bikes
  • Giant
  • Hindmarsh
  • Oakley
  • PowerBar
  • Staging Connections
  • Woodhead
  • Adelaide Expo Hire
  • Cycling Australia
  • Interflora
  • Renniks
  • Ricoh
  • Signs Inc
  • Yamaha Pitmans

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