• ADELAIDE 17 - 25 January 2015
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About the Santos Festival of Cycling

Along with the world-class racing, visitors to the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under can enjoy an array of celebrations. These range from a free opening night concert on Saturday 17 January through to the final day of racing on Sunday 25 January. 

With opportunities to glam up and rub shoulders with some of cycling’s best at the Legends’ Night Dinner presented by Nespresso, put some kilometres into the legs as part of the Bupa Challenge Tour, sample South Australia’s renowned food and wine, attend street parties and get to know the locals at one of the many community activities, there is something for everyone.

Details on the Santos Festival of Cycling will be available in the coming weeks and updated regularly so be sure to check back.


Saturday 17 January

Adelaide City Council Tour Village & Bike Expo
Location: Victoria Square, opposite the Santos Tour Down Under host hotel, Hilton Adelaide. 

The Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo can be found in the city's redeveloped Victoria Square. 

In 2015 it will be bigger than ever, so make sure you're there to enjoy the atmosphere and check out the latest cycling gear.

The outdoor space in the Tour Village is the heart of the event. It's a meeting spot for cycling fans, an after work hangout, a place to catch up on the day's racing, watch interviews with cycling stars and maybe even get an autograph! A daily entertainment program will bring music and more cycling to the fans. Watch team mechanics at work as they prepare bikes for the upcoming stage. Catch daily race highlights on the big screen and check out the range of sponsor displays. Pull up a chair and enjoy the vibrant social atmosphere. Stay on for a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with your friends.

The Bike Expo, currently the largest in Australia, is an interactive, engaging exhibition. You'll have the chance to test ride new model bikes around the streets of Adelaide, check out the latest cycling gear, get inspired and equip yourself like the pros.

ENTRY IS FREE


Bupa Challenge Tour event accreditation & jersey collection
Location: Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo 

Take the hassle out of collecting your event accreditation and jersey on the morning of the ride and pick them up before the event.

Team Presentation & Concert
Location: Adelaide City Council Tour Village & Bike Expo

After checking out all the exhibitors in the Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo, head to the main stage and see all the 2015 teams presented to the public for the first time. Enjoy the atmosphere and hear form your favourite riders before they hit the road.

Make sure you stick around for the opening night concert after the team presentation. Sneaky Sound System and The Potbelleez have featured in the past - stay tuned to discover who will get the party started in 2015!

 

Sunday 18 January

Location: Victoria Square, opposite the Santos Tour Down Under host hotel, Hilton Adelaide. 

The Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo can be found in the city's redeveloped Victoria Square. 
In 2015 it will be bigger than ever, so make sure you're there to enjoy the atmosphere and check out the latest cycling gear.

The outdoor space in the Tour Village is the heart of the event. It's a meeting spot for cycling fans, an after work hangout, a place to catch up on the day's racing, watch interviews with cycling stars and maybe even get an autograph! A daily entertainment program will bring music and more cycling to the fans. Watch team mechanics at work as they prepare bikes for the upcoming stage. Catch daily race highlights on the big screen and check out the range of sponsor displays. Pull up a chair and enjoy the vibrant social atmosphere. Stay on for a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with your friends.
The Bike Expo, currently the largest in Australia, is an interactive, engaging exhibition. You'll have the chance to test ride new model bikes around the streets of Adelaide, check out the latest cycling gear, get inspired and equip yourself like the pros.

Entry is free

Location: Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo 

Take the hassle out of collecting your event accreditation and jersey on the morning of the ride and pick them up before the event.

Location: People’s Choice Classic Circuit, Adelaide’s East End

A convoy of over 30 vehicles, the Subaru Tour Parade features the Santos Tour Down Under’s official mascot, Oppy the Kangaroo, and the six larger-than-life-sized vehicle-mounted torsos of each of the official Santos Tour Down Under race jerseys. Don’t miss out on this convoy of fanfare, colour and excitement and promotional gifts given away.

7:00pm - 8:00pm approx
Location: Adelaide East End 

The world’s best cyclists are back in town and ready to race. Head to the heart of Adelaide to atch the peloton in action and get set for a blistering sprint finish.

Monday 19 January

Location: Victoria Square, opposite the Santos Tour Down Under host hotel, Hilton Adelaide. 

The Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo can be found in the city's redeveloped Victoria Square. 
In 2015 it will be bigger than ever, so make sure you're there to enjoy the atmosphere and check out the latest cycling gear.

The outdoor space in the Tour Village is the heart of the event. It's a meeting spot for cycling fans, an after work hangout, a place to catch up on the day's racing, watch interviews with cycling stars and maybe even get an autograph! A daily entertainment program will bring music and more cycling to the fans. Watch team mechanics at work as they prepare bikes for the upcoming stage. Catch daily race highlights on the big screen and check out the range of sponsor displays. Pull up a chair and enjoy the vibrant social atmosphere. Stay on for a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with your friends.

The Bike Expo, currently the largest in Australia, is an interactive, engaging exhibition. You'll have the chance to test ride new model bikes around the streets of Adelaide, check out the latest cycling gear, get inspired and equip yourself like the pros.

Entry is free

Location: Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo 

Take the hassle out of collecting your event accreditation and jersey on the morning of the ride and pick them up before the event.

Tourrific Prospect
5.00pm to 11.00pm
Location: Prospect Road – Village Heart: between Staples Court and Rose Street Prospect.

Tourrific Prospect Street Party will be held on the evening of the official Santos Tour Down Under rest day, so there is no need for you, to be left looking for something to do as City of Prospect once again presents this hugely popular event now in its fourth year.

Tourrific Prospect will display Prospect’s own unique sense of community celebration; as local residents and traders alike become your hosts for an evening of great hospitality, music, dancing in the streets and art and cycling demonstrations for all ages - showcasing the creativity Prospect is known for.

Tourrific Prospect is an event the whole cycling and non-cycling community can enjoy together so why have a ‘rest day’ when you can have a Tourrific evening in Prospect.

Tuesday 20 January

11:00am
Location: Murray Street, near Basedow Road

2.19pm approx
Location: Maryvale Road, Athelstone – opposite Foxfield Oval

Location: Victoria Square, opposite the Santos Tour Down Under host hotel, Hilton Adelaide. 

The Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo can be found in the city's redeveloped Victoria Square. 
In 2015 it will be bigger than ever, so make sure you're there to enjoy the atmosphere and check out the latest cycling gear.

The outdoor space in the Tour Village is the heart of the event. It's a meeting spot for cycling fans, an after work hangout, a place to catch up on the day's racing, watch interviews with cycling stars and maybe even get an autograph! A daily entertainment program will bring music and more cycling to the fans. Watch team mechanics at work as they prepare bikes for the upcoming stage. Catch daily race highlights on the big screen and check out the range of sponsor displays. Pull up a chair and enjoy the vibrant social atmosphere. Stay on for a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with your friends.

The Bike Expo, currently the largest in Australia, is an interactive, engaging exhibition. You'll have the chance to test ride new model bikes around the streets of Adelaide, check out the latest cycling gear, get inspired and equip yourself like the pros.

Entry is free

Wednesday 21 January

11:00am
Location: King William Road

2.56pm approx
Location: Mt Barker Road, at oval 

Location: Victoria Square, opposite the Santos Tour Down Under host hotel, Hilton Adelaide. 

The Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo can be found in the city's redeveloped Victoria Square.In 2015 it will be bigger than ever, so make sure you're there to enjoy the atmosphere and check out the latest cycling gear.

The outdoor space in the Tour Village is the heart of the event. It's a meeting spot for cycling fans, an after work hangout, a place to catch up on the day's racing, watch interviews with cycling stars and maybe even get an autograph! A daily entertainment program will bring music and more cycling to the fans. Watch team mechanics at work as they prepare bikes for the upcoming stage. Catch daily race highlights on the big screen and check out the range of sponsor displays. Pull up a chair and enjoy the vibrant social atmosphere. Stay on for a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with your friends.

The Bike Expo, currently the largest in Australia, is an interactive, engaging exhibition. You'll have the chance to test ride new model bikes around the streets of Adelaide, check out the latest cycling gear, get inspired and equip yourself like the pros.

 Entry is free

Thursday 22 January

11:00am
Location: The Parade, at Town Hall

2.51pm approx

Location: Victoria Square, opposite the Santos Tour Down Under host hotel, Hilton Adelaide. 

The Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo can be found in the city's redeveloped Victoria Square.In 2015 it will be bigger than ever, so make sure you're there to enjoy the atmosphere and check out the latest cycling gear.

The outdoor space in the Tour Village is the heart of the event. It's a meeting spot for cycling fans, an after work hangout, a place to catch up on the day's racing, watch interviews with cycling stars and maybe even get an autograph! A daily entertainment program will bring music and more cycling to the fans. Watch team mechanics at work as they prepare bikes for the upcoming stage. Catch daily race highlights on the big screen and check out the range of sponsor displays. Pull up a chair and enjoy the vibrant social atmosphere. Stay on for a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with your friends.

The Bike Expo, currently the largest in Australia, is an interactive, engaging exhibition. You'll have the chance to test ride new model bikes around the streets of Adelaide, check out the latest cycling gear, get inspired and equip yourself like the pros.

Entry is free

Friday 23 January

6:30am
Location: Colley Terrace, Glenelg

Watch as thousands of recreational riders take to the Bupa Stage 4 route to feel like a pro rider for a day. Riders can tackle the a full 151.7km course or take a shorter ride beginning in one of the following location: 
Willunga Start (118.7km) 6:45am
Mt Compass Start (77.5km) 7:00am
Macclesfield Start (27km) 11:45am

Bupa Stage 4 Start: Unley 
11:30am
Location: Colley Terrace

Bupa Stage 4 Finish: Mt Barker 
3:20pm approx
Location: Flaxley Road, near Stevenson Street 

Location: Victoria Square, opposite the Santos Tour Down Under host hotel, Hilton Adelaide. 

The Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo can be found in the city's redeveloped Victoria Square.In 2015 it will be bigger than ever, so make sure you're there to enjoy the atmosphere and check out the latest cycling gear.

The outdoor space in the Tour Village is the heart of the event. It's a meeting spot for cycling fans, an after work hangout, a place to catch up on the day's racing, watch interviews with cycling stars and maybe even get an autograph! A daily entertainment program will bring music and more cycling to the fans. Watch team mechanics at work as they prepare bikes for the upcoming stage. Catch daily race highlights on the big screen and check out the range of sponsor displays. Pull up a chair and enjoy the vibrant social atmosphere. Stay on for a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with your friends.

The Bike Expo, currently the largest in Australia, is an interactive, engaging exhibition. You'll have the chance to test ride new model bikes around the streets of Adelaide, check out the latest cycling gear, get inspired and equip yourself like the pros.

Entry is free

Saturday 24 January

11:10am
Location: Main Road, near Tatachilla Road

3.02pm approx
Location: Old Willunga Hill Road, Willunga Hill

Location: Victoria Square, opposite the Santos Tour Down Under host hotel, Hilton Adelaide. 

The Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo can be found in the city's redeveloped Victoria Square.In 2015 it will be bigger than ever, so make sure you're there to enjoy the atmosphere and check out the latest cycling gear.

The outdoor space in the Tour Village is the heart of the event. It's a meeting spot for cycling fans, an after work hangout, a place to catch up on the day's racing, watch interviews with cycling stars and maybe even get an autograph! A daily entertainment program will bring music and more cycling to the fans. Watch team mechanics at work as they prepare bikes for the upcoming stage. Catch daily race highlights on the big screen and check out the range of sponsor displays. Pull up a chair and enjoy the vibrant social atmosphere. Stay on for a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with your friends.

The Bike Expo, currently the largest in Australia, is an interactive, engaging exhibition. You'll have the chance to test ride new model bikes around the streets of Adelaide, check out the latest cycling gear, get inspired and equip yourself like the pros.

Entry is free

7:30pm – Midnight
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre

You’ve watched them race and marveled at their speed, strength and spirit. Now it’s time to hear the stories behind their success. The Santos Tour Down Under’s Legends’ Night Dinner celebrates the biggest names in world cycling, with riders interviewed on stage by renowned commentators Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen. Sir Chris Hoy, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Anna Meares, Cadel Evans and Mark Cavendish are among legends honoured in recent years. Dress to impress, raise your glass and enjoy!

Sunday 25 January

Location: King William Road, Adelaide 

Location: Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 circuit 

Young riders take centre stage for the Bupa mini tour for kids, which is open to children aged between six and 12. These cycling stars of tomorrow ride laps of the Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 start/finish straight hours before the world’s best take to the road. A special t-shirt and gift bag go home with every participant.

Location: Victoria Square, opposite the Santos Tour Down Under host hotel, Hilton Adelaide. 

The Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo can be found in the city's redeveloped Victoria Square.In 2015 it will be bigger than ever, so make sure you're there to enjoy the atmosphere and check out the latest cycling gear.

The outdoor space in the Tour Village is the heart of the event. It's a meeting spot for cycling fans, an after work hangout, a place to catch up on the day's racing, watch interviews with cycling stars and maybe even get an autograph! A daily entertainment program will bring music and more cycling to the fans. Watch team mechanics at work as they prepare bikes for the upcoming stage. Catch daily race highlights on the big screen and check out the range of sponsor displays. Pull up a chair and enjoy the vibrant social atmosphere. Stay on for a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with your friends.

The Bike Expo, currently the largest in Australia, is an interactive, engaging exhibition. You'll have the chance to test ride new model bikes around the streets of Adelaide, check out the latest cycling gear, get inspired and equip yourself like the pros.

Entry is free

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