TOUR DOWN UNDER 2018
THE SOUTHERN BAROSSA - WE L0VE THE PLACE WE LIVE!!
The Southern Barossa turned on yet another fantastic SANTOS Tour Down Under Carnival this year, with events stretching over Friday January 12 through to Tuesday January 16.
The SANTOS Tour Down Under Women's Race zoomed through the Southern Barossa under drizzly rain on January 12 2018, to the applause of hundreds of locals who turned out, despite the showers, to cheer them on!
Then on Monday January 15, the Southern Barossa Alliance threw arguably the best TDU regional community party known as the 'Wheels on the Green', encompassing the Southern Barossa Gourmet Village, which attracted hundreds more locals and visitors who sampled the great food and wines of the Southern Barossa Valley.
Then on Tuesday January 16, Stage 2 of the SANTOS Tour Down Under Men's Race wound its way from Port Adelaide to finish in Lyndoch, after three loops through the Southern Barossa. This year we escaped the heat which hampered previous years' TDUs through the Barossa - heat which this year sadly affected other Stages of the TDU further south.
The Lyndoch, Sandy Creek, Cockatoo Valley and Williamstown loops are now embedded in Tour Down Under history, the region's geography with its flat stretches and hilly challenges amongst the vines echoing the scenery of the South of France, coupled with a convenient 'looped' route over good roads providing unprecedented viewing and access to the Peloton and the convenience of a long finish line down the main street of Lyndoch abutting the spacious Village Green, continues to make the Southern Barossa route so attractive to organisers.
We hope the Southern Barossa will be chosen again to host a Stage of the 2019 SANTOS Tour Down Under - we think we do it well - and WE LOVE THE PLACE WE LIVE!
ALL VIDEOS BELOW BEST VIEWED AT THIS SIZE
The SANTOS Tour Down Under 2018 Women's Race through the Southern Barossa - click to view
(video runs 2 mins 10 secs approx)
The WHEELS ON THE GREEN and the Southern Barossa Gourmet Village 2018 - see the party!
(video runs 3 mins 35 secs approx)
The SANTOS Tour Down Under Men's Race 2018 through
the Southern Barossa - click to view
(video runs 4 mins 20 secs approx)