13-21 January 2018, Adelaide
Staging Connections

Staging Connections Stage 2

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017

10:45 AM


2:29 PM



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The Adelaide Hills town of Stirling was the setting for the start of Staging Connections Stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under.

The peloton swept through Stirling five times before setting off through the Adelaide Hills. A sharp descent on Norton Summit and the KOM climb up Torrens Hill Road split the group and provided a thrilling finish into Paracombe.

Richie Porte climbed to victory on Staging Connections Stage 2, claiming the Ochre Jersey for the first time in his TDU career.

Subaru King of the Mountain: Torrens Hill Road, Paracombe

iiNet Sprint locations: Longwood Road, Heathfield (at school gate 1) x 2

Powerade Hydration Station: Mt Barker Road, Stirling (near oval)

We thank host council Adelaide Hills Council for hosting Staging Connections Stage 2 and their invaluable contribution to the Santos Tour Down Under.

Adelaide Hills Council Stirling Spin

Things to see and do at Staging Connections Stage 2

Team presentations 2015

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.

2016 Team Presentation and Free Concert

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.

Ladies Day on Tour

Grab some friends for a day out with a difference – Ladies Day on Tour

Enjoy a day out with a difference with Ladies Day on Tour. Be among the cycling action with a walk-through of the start line, view the start from a special reserved area and enjoy a sumptuous lunch with local wine as the riders race past. It’s a day filled with fashion, food and behind-the-scenes cycling action. Choose from one of two fun-filled days: Staging Connections Stage 2 or Bike Exchange Stage 5.

Ladies Day on Tour
Ladies Day on Tour

The Santos Tour Down Under is inviting ladies to join us on tour. Ladies Day on Tour took place on both Staging Connections Stage 2 and BikeExchange Stage 5 in 2017.

Cancer Council
Adelaide City Council - Premier Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
The Advertiser
Hilton Adelaide - Premier Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Motor Accident Commission - Premier Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Singapore Airlines Linear Logo
University of SA
Bike Exchange - Major Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Cycling Australia - Supporting Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Festival City Wines
People's Choice Credit Union
Pure Blonde
Staging Connections
Triple M
Channel 9
South Australia Police
99 Bikes
Bolle - Corporate Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Canyon - Corporate Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Flight Centre Sports and Events
Lazer - Corporate Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Leader Computers
Science in Sport
Wilson Parking
Adelaide Expo Hire
Big Fish Events Group
Let's Go Motorhomes
Rundle Place
signs inc
Kessner Suzuki
White Marquee Event Hire