Saturday, 20 Jan 2018
Main Road, McLaren Vale
Brookman Road, Willunga Hill
Tracking for this stage is currently unavailable
Stage 5 is a favourite for the spectators and is heralded as the 'Queen' stage of the Santos Tour Down Under - and 2018 will be no different.
The day will start in McLaren Vale, famous for its winemaking. The town is always in party mode during the race, with the peloton headed for the iconic Willunga Hill.
Fans flock roadside to cheer on their heroes in what is often the deciding stage of the Santos Tour Down Under.
Subaru King of the Mountain: Brookman Road, Willunga Hill x 2 (Category 1, 3km climb, 7.5% gradient)
Sprint: The Esplanade, Snapper Point x 2
Hydration Station: Main Road, Willunga (at Kell Street)
We thank host council City of Onkaparinga for hosting Stage 5 and their invaluable contribution to the Santos Tour Down Under.
Things to see and do
You'll love the food and wine on offer in McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale is famous for wine. Less than an hour from Adelaide, it has more than 60 cellar doors and breweries, producing great Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and craft beer. It's a great starting point for a scenic drive through the Fleurieu Peninsula.
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.