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Media Information

 

Applications for Media Accreditation at the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under have now closed.

If you have any questions about media accreditation please direct them to:

Gennie Sheer - Event Media Manager

Email: gennie@sheerrhetoric.com.au

Media Accreditation Guidelines
Introduction
Media accreditation access
Applying for accreditation
Confirmation of media accreditation applications
Collecting media accreditation passes
Entry and immigration requirements
Tour transport
Media centre
Travel and accommodation

Introduction
The Santos Tour Down Under is Australia's premier international cycling race. It will be staged in and around Adelaide, South Australia from 19 to 26 January 2014.

On Sunday 19 January the world's cycling elite will contest an exciting 50km circuit race, the People’s Choice Classic, as the curtain raiser for the six-stage Santos Tour Down Under being raced over a total distance of 875km.
2014 Santos Tour Down Under Stages

• Sunday 19 January – People’s Choice Classic – Adelaide (50km)
• Monday 20 January – Rest day
• Tuesday 21 January – San Remo Pasta Stage 1 – Nuriootpa to Angaston (135km)
• Wednesday 22 January – BikeExchange.com.au Stage 2 – Prospect to Stirling (150km)
• Thursday 23 January – Thomas Foods Stage 3 – Norwood to Campbelltown (145km)
• Friday 24 January – Bupa Stage 4 – Unley to Victor Harbor (148.5km)
• Saturday 25 January – Pure Blonde Stage 5 – McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill (151.5km)
• Sunday 26 January – Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 – Adelaide (95km)

Media wishing to cover the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under must apply for media accreditation via the online Media Accreditation Application form. Organisers of the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under are solely responsible for determining the organisations and individuals who will receive accreditation.

Applicants will be notified as to whether or not they have been successful in gaining media accreditation soon after the closing date. The application period closed on Friday 6 December 2013.
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Media accreditation access
Media accreditation will allow access to all areas necessary for media representatives to carry out their work. Some restrictions apply and these will be advised when your application is processed.

A designated media area behind the barriers will be set aside for use by all media at each stage finish and all accredited media will have access to the competitor area after each stage.

All media approved for accreditation at the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under will have access to the Media Centre and to media conferences. Please note, space in the event Media Centre is limited and while access to obtain information and results is available for all accredited media, workspaces might not be available for everyone. The media staff will manage access.

We seek your cooperation in ensuring the accreditation guidelines are respected. The safety of those involved in the race is our prime concern and we are certain all media will be able to complete their work within the guidelines.

A breach of the guidelines or refusal to follow the reasonable direction of the Race Organisers will result in the forfeit of accreditation.

Freelance - Freelancers seeking media accreditation must provide a 'Letter of Commission' from a recognised media organisation detailing the coverage they have been commissioned to provide before their applications will be considered. The organisers will verify the nature of all commissions and will refuse accreditation to freelance operators without a valid commission. This applies to all freelance media including reporters, photographers and camera or production crew.
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Confirmation of media accreditation
Applicants will be notified as to whether or not they have been successful in gaining media accreditation as soon as possible after the closing date for applications.
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Collecting media accreditation passes
Media Accreditation Passes for approved applicants must be collected in person from the Santos Tour Down Under Media Centre (Hilton Adelaide). Further details on collection will be provided at the time accreditation is confirmed.
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Entry and immigration requirements
International media travelling to Australia to cover the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under must make their own entry and immigration arrangements. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship deals with all applications for entry into Australia. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship's website provides further information. Visas should be applied for as early as possible.
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Tour transport
The 2014 Santos Tour Down Under will provide race transport on a pre-allocated basis. Space in official media vehicles is limited and the allocation of places is at the sole discretion of the organisers.
Accredited media will be advised of transport availability prior to the event. The majority of media will be required to coordinate their own transport.
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Media centre
The Media Centre for the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under will be located inside the Hilton Adelaide, the official headquarters of the event.
Facilities available to accredited media at the Media Centre include:

> Photocopying, printing and faxing
> Wireless Internet access (wired for photographers)
> Official results and race information
> Help desk

Additionally there will be limited media facilities at the People’s Choice Classic and live broadcast stages but the organisers cannot guarantee online access or working space at any stage finish. Media are encouraged to return to the Media Centre at the Hilton Adelaide.
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Travel and accommodation
Flight Centre Active Travel is happy to offer their booking services to media travelling to the event and we encourage you to contact them if you are looking to make arrangements for your travel.

Flight Centre Active Travel is proud to be an official travel partner of the Santos Tour Down Under 2014. They are an Adelaide based travel company specialising in active events for individuals and groups and can offer competitive rates all your flights and accommodation needs. They are keen to take the sweat out of your travel arrangements! Just contact their experienced travel managers now on 1300 220 293 and let them know you are accredited media travelling to the event.
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Media Kit

The 2014 Santos Tour Down Under Media Kit is now available to download.

It contains detailed information about race routes, riders, teams, key dates, statistics, the honour roll, media contacts and more.

Media enquiries should be directed to:

Michele D’Aloia
PR Manager
Tel: +61 417 837 896

Alexandra Weaver
PR Adviser
Tel: +61 428 925 736

Advertising requests and proposals should be directed to:

Tel: +61 8 8463 4728

Our Partners

  • Santos
  • Cancer Council SA
  • Adelaide City Council
  • The Advertiser
  • Bupa
  • Hilton
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Skoda
  • UniSA
  • Bike Exchange
  • Europcar
  • FiveAA
  • Leader Computers
  • Shimano
  • Thomas Foods
  • Avanti Plus
  • Focus Bikes
  • Giant
  • Hindmarsh
  • Oakley
  • South Australia Police
  • Staging Connections
  • Tag Heuer
  • Adelaide Expo Hire
  • Cycling Australia
  • Interflora
  • Renniks
  • Ricoh
  • Signs Inc

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