All eyes will be on the picturesque Adelaide Hills for Staging Connections Stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under 2017.
Hills dwellers get plenty of opportunity during the Santos Tour Down Under to witness the excitement of the peloton, but none more so than Staging Connections Stage 2 in 2017, when the race will get underway in Stirling, and make its way to Paracombe for a thrilling hilltop finish. The hills will be abuzz with international cycling champions, legions of fans and cycling enthusiasts. It's an exciting time to showcase the best of what the Adelaide Hills has to offer and put our region in the international spotlight.
What you need to know
Wednesday 18 January 2017
Staging Connections Stage 2
Race start: Stirling 10:45am
Race finish: Paracombe 2:30pm (approx.)
More details: tourdownunder.com.au
As the Santos Tour Down Under travels through its stages, roads will be temporarily be closed by SA Police to accommodate the competition passing by. In addition to this, there are some longer-term closures in the Adelaide Hills Council district.
Staging Connections Stage 2 start - Stirling, Wednesday 18 January 2017
Mt Barker Road from Gould Road to Avenue Road, Stirling
6:00am - approx. 2:00pm
Druid Avenue from Martha Street to Mt Barker Road, Stirling
6:00am - approx. 6:30pm
Staging Connections Stage 2 finish - Paracombe, Wednesday 18 January 2017
Paracombe Road from Torrens Hill Road to Hurst Road, Paracombe
6:00am - approx. 6:30pm
Note: Torrens Hill Road (Subaru King of the Mountain) may be closed in advance of the World Tour Riders if it is deemed too crowded
Bupa Challenge, Friday 20 January 2017
Gorge Road from Tippett Road to approximately 450m north-east of Bermuda Court (the Council's boundary with Campbelltown City Council), Cudlee Creek
9:00am - approx. 3:00pm
Blumel Road from Theel Avenue to Torrens Valley Road (Shannon Street), Birdwood
12:00pm Thursday 19 January - approx. 12:00pm Friday 20 January
How to get involved
In addition to joining the festivities in Stirling or Paracombe on Wednesday 18 January, you might like to participate in the Santos Best Dressed Town Competition. The Santos Tour Down Under is offering more than $7,000 in cash prizes (as well as regional pride), with daily winners in the categories of town, private residence, paddock/school, and commercial property.
Open to all regional towns, suburbs, schools, businesses, property owners and households along the race route.
Download the criteria and nominate online to make sure the judges stop by your entry during the week of festivities.