THE final stage of the 2015 Tour Down Under will circle the redeveloped Adelaide Oval and provide a straight sprint through the middle of the city of Adelaide.
The details for the “Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6” were revealed today, with the start and finish line in the centre of Adelaide.
The 4.5 kilometre circuit on Sunday 25 January 2015 takes in the redeveloped Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Festival Centre, the River Torrens and the parklands to the north of the city.
The riders will complete 20 laps of the circuit, with a straight sprint down the main street of Adelaide to the cycling village at Victoria Square, according to South Australian Tourism Minister Leon Bignell.
“The peloton will travel the length of King William Street and complete a u-turn at the northern end of the Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo in Victoria Square,” he said.
“Fans could enjoy the action from a range of vantage points around the city, and there’s sure to be an electric atmosphere as the overall race winner is decided.”
“More than 110,500 people turned out for Stage 6 this year, when Simon Gerrans claimed a record third Santos Tour Down Under title.
“He finished just one second ahead of fellow Australian Cadel Evans, who will be back in 2015 to try to win the Santos Tour Down Under.”
Santos Tour Down Under Race Director Mike Turtur said the Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 route gave sprinters the chance to shine.
“Overall victory is once again up for grabs in 2015, and we look forward to seeing which teams and riders secure victory at the first UCI WorldTour event of the year,” he said.
The Santos Tour Down Under will be held in Adelaide and regional South Australia from 17-25 January 2015.