Subaru Stage 3
Saturday, 12 Jan 2019
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Stirling hosts its first women's stage finish, with the peloton making its way from Nairne to the popular hills town.
The Mount Barker region again hosts the start of a stage, with Nairne the site of Stage 3's departure. The peloton makes its way along an opening loop of Littlehampton, Balhannah and Oakbank before taking a left towards Hahndorf - the site of Stage 1's start - the second time around. From here, the riders head south along a reversal of the men's Stage 4 route, with intermediate sprints in Echunga, and a Subaru Queen of the Mountain climb at Red Gum Hill in Greenhills Range.
Then it's back north into the Adelaide Hills for the finish, which sees the peloton take the traditional loop of Stirling, Heathfield and Aldgate before the deceptive climb to the finish line in the Stirling township.
Subaru Queen of the Mountain: Red Gum Hill, Whites Road/Hack Range Road, Greenhills Range
Ziptrak® Sprint: Main Street, Echunga (Uniting Church)
San Remo Pasta Feed Zone: Kondoparinga Road, Meadows
We thank host councils Mount Barker District Council and Adelaide Hills Council for hosting Stage 3 and their invaluable contribution to the Santos Women's Tour Down Under.
Things to see and do at Stage 3 of the Santos Women's Tour
Barossa. Be Consumed.
Be consumed by the flavours of the Barossa. At almost every turn, you'll find five-star retreats, some of the world's best wineries and sumptuous food. The Barossa is home to some of the world’s most celebrated wineries and vineyards. Just a 50 minute drive northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa is an internationally-recognised wine producing region encompassing the towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa, among others. The professional riders will fly through the region but you'll want to slow down and let yourself be consumed by all the great food and wine.
Adelaide City Council Tour Village
Walk among the world's best cyclists and test out the latest and greatest in cycling gear at the Adelaide City Council Tour Village. Located in the Adelaide CBD, in Victoria Square, the Tour Village is the heart and soul of the Santos Tour Down Under. This is the place to be for any die-hard cycling fan; immerse yourself in everything cycling and Santos Tour Down Under and experience the thrill of Australia's premier cycling race.
Santos Festival of Cycling
Get your legs moving and take part in one of the many participation rides on offer at the TDU; the Bupa Challenge Tour, Norton Summit Time Trial, Bupa family ride or Bupa mini tour for kids. If it's relaxation you're after, try out Platinum Club Tour or Ladies Day on Tour, or dress to impress at the Legends' Night Dinner. Check out the nine-day festival of cycling calendar and plan your week at the TDU.