Santos Festival of Cycling 2022
The best of Australian and international cycling is set to return once again to South Australia from January 21-29 at the Santos Festival of Cycling 2022.
Cycling enthusiasts, locals and visitors alike will watch as elite cyclists including three past winners, ten UCI WorldTour riders and four UCI WorldTour Teams travel through some of our state’s most scenic backdrops during the action-packed nine-day event. Highlighting the best of South Australia through the lens of various disciplines, the Santos Festival of Cycling will offer an exciting program of racing across multiple regions as well as an activity-packed CBD hub in Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi.
Santos Festival of Cycling Stages
🚴🏽♀️ Sunday 23 January 2022 – Ziptrak® Stage 1: Tanunda to Williamstown (Women’s)
🚴🏽♀️ Monday 24 January 2022 – Westpac Stage 2: McLaren Vale to Echunga (Women’s)
🚴🏽♀️ Tuesday 25 January 2022 – Be Safe Be Seen Stage 3: Lobethal to Lobethal (Women’s)
🚴🏽♀️ Wednesday 26 January – TREK Night Riders Criterium
🚴🏼♂️ Thursday 27 January 2022 – Ziptrak® Stage 1: Stirling to Lobethal (Men’s)
🚴🏼♂️ Friday 28 January 2022 – Westpac Stage 2: Mount Lofty to Woodside (Men’s)
🚴🏼♂️ Saturday 29 January 2022 – Be Safe Be Seen Stage 3: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill (Men’s)
TEAMS & RIDERS
Riding for Team Garmin Australia will be Grace Brown, Richie Porte and Luke Plapp while Australia’s Team BikeExchange-JAYCO will have six of its World Tour riders including Alex Manly, Ruby Roseman-Gannon, Georgia Baker, Luke Durbridge and Cameron Meyer.
Two-time Santos Tour Down Under (TDU) winner Richie Porte, who in 2020 finished third at the Tour de France, will join the 2022 roster in an attempt to retain his King of the Mountain crown for Willunga Hill during the Be Safe Be Seen Men’s Stage 3.
Also joining the peloton is Olympic bronze medallist and 2015 TDU winner Rohan Dennis and Chris Harper, both returning to their home state of South Australia to compete under the Team Jumbo Visma’s colours at the 2022 event.
The Santos Festival of Cycling is primed to deliver a wonderful experience for cycling fans to enjoy, bringing together Australia’s best with some of the world’s best across a range of disciplines – road, track, BMX, mountain biking, paracycling, cyclocross, and much more.
The Santos Tour Down Under hopes to return to Adelaide and regional South Australia in January 2023 and once again herald the start of international cycling, with the first races of the year for the men’s UCI WorldTour and women’s UCI ProTour.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Tour Down Under website.
What: Santos Festival of Cycling
When: Sunday 21 – Monday 29 January 2022
Where: South Australia
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: Tour Down Under Facebook
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