Thomas Foods Stage 3
When – Thursday 22nd January
Distance – 143.2km
Route – Starts in Norwood and finishes in Paracombe
There’s been a bit of chatter about the surprise feature of Paracombe in this year’s Tour route planning. In short – blink and you miss it. But Santos Tour Down Under Race Director Mike Turtur explains why this was a quality choice, both in terms of terrain as well as cultural links to riding and racing in Adelaide’s surrounds.