SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

January 14, 2011
SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Cycling enthusiasts from around the world can follow all of the action and excitement of the Santos Tour Down Under – with a simple touch of a button.

This year’s Santos Tour Down Under iPhone app has been launched today to provide racing fans worldwide with everything they need to know about the big race which starts on Sunday with the Cancer Council Classic.

Users can download the free application by searching `Santos TDU’ in iTunes or App Store.

It provides minute-by-minute news updates, live feeds and real time race information, commentary and results.

Race Director Mike Turtur, says ``this year’s iPhone app allows cycling fans to be part of the action of the Santos Tour Down Under in a way they have never been before’’.

``It doesn’t matter if you are trackside, stuck at work, interstate or overseas you can have all of the facts, results and latest news about the Tour at your finger tips and can follow the live feed to keep track of who is winning,’’ he says.

``Because the updates are made so frequently, you could be finding out what’s happening in the Tour before many of the cyclists even know what’s going on .’’

Cycling fans can also get their sporting fix simply by logging on to the re-built Santos Tour Down Under website tourdownunder.com.au, or from Facebook, Twitter, email newsletters and a newly developed mobile site.

The new look iPhone app design is easy to negotiate and has a user-friendly interface.

Fans can get the latest information on their favourite rider, find out the history behind each team and receive all of the day’s results from a new results section.

Features of the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under iPhone app include:
ï‚· Real time race information, live feed, the latest information and results published via the `Live News Feeds’
ï‚· Google maps of all race routes
ï‚· Link to the official Santos Tour Down Under YouTube channel
ï‚· Gallery of race images
ï‚· Santos Festival of Cycling – bookmark your favourite event
ï‚· Latest South Australia tourism information

Santos Tour Down Under also has advanced its mobile site (m.tourdownunder.com.au) which has most of the same functions as the iPhone but will work with any 3G enabled mobile device.

Some of the features include a dedicated results section which is updated after each stage and maps of all the race routes.

A special feature is the ``click-to-call’’ which allows people to place a call straight to the South Australian Visitor and Travel Centre for tourism information.

To download Santos Tour Down Under iPhone app search `Santos TDU’ in iTunes or App Store.
Further information: www.tourdownunder.com.au

Media Contacts: Jess Hurt 0412 784 587 or Jessica.hurt@tourism.sa.com

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