BikeExchange.com.au Stage 5
When – Saturday 24th January
Distance – 151.5km
Route – McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill
Oh – Willunga Hill. It’s like the Mt Panorama of Bathurst, the Queen K Highway of Kona Ironman.
If ever a stage in the Santos Tour Down Under resembled Grand Tours in Europe – this is it. The crowds are insane, the atmosphere is off the Richter scale, and the climbing is merciless. If we could pinpoint a stage that showcases the best of every element of the Santos Tour Down Under, this would be it. Did we mention we’re also the sponsors?! Haha – catch us roadside about ¾ of the way up the climb – this is where the party’s pumping!
On a more serious note, find out about today’s stage from Santos Tour Down Under Race Director Mike Turtur here.