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The Santos Tour Down Under 2010 route on Google Maps & Google Earth

Added: sunday 03 January 2010 at 21:42:00
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    The Santos Tour Down Under 2010 route on Google Maps & Google EarthFrom 17 till 24 January 2010 the 12th Tour Down Under will take place in South Australia under the name Santos Tour Down Under.
    In this article you can find the details of the 6 stages and of the Down Under Classic (Cancer Council Helpline Classic). You also find the route of the 794,5 kilometers of this Tour Down Under 2010 on Google Maps -exclusively on www.velowire.com- with the possibility to download all stages in a KML file to open it in Google Earth, so you can discover the area where this first race of the UCI ProTour 2010 will take place. It even allows you to do a virtual fly-over of the stages in Google Earth. For the very first time you can also find the profiles of all stages based on the routes I've drawn in Google Maps.

    In another article you can find the list of participating riders for the Tour Down Under 2010 with their numbers.


    the start- and finish times mentioned in this article are local times in Adelaide; there's a 9h30m time difference with Amsterdam for example - a start at 11AM thus corresponds with 0.30AM in The Netherlands/Belgium/etc.

    The Cancer Council Helpline Classic - Sunday 17 January 2010 - 51 km

    The Cancer Council Helpline Classic jerseyAs usual the Tour Down Under 2010 also starts with the Down Under Classic, some kind of prologue (without however be called like that because a prologue is an initial time trial over less than 8 kilometers) before the 6 stages which start on Tuesday. Last year this stage was called Cancer Council Classic, this year it got the name Cancer Council Helpline Classic thanks to the collaboration with the Cancer Council SA (the South Australian organisation which helps prevent cancer and provide good care to cancer victims).

    This classic will take place on a fully flat closed circuit of 1.7 kilometers around Rymill Park. This circuit will be used 30 times to come to a total distance of 51 kilometers.

    At the 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th crossing of the finish line the riders can win prizes.

    The route (on Google Maps) and the profile of the Cancer Council Helpline Classic

    The map of the route of the Cancer Council Helpline Classic on Google Maps The profile of the Cancer Council Helpline Classic

    Cancer Council Helpline Classic

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    1/ Clare > Tanunda - Tuesday 19 January 2010 - 141 km

    This Tuesday the Tour Down Under 2010 really starts with the first stage from Clare (start at 11AM) to Tanunda (finish planned at 2.34PM).

    During this stage the riders will find two intermediate sprints: in Riverton on kilometer 44,6 and in Kapunda on kilometer 74,5. The feed zone is south of Greenock on kilometer 91,2 and after the first crossing of the finish line they will follow a circuit which connects Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa before a second and last crossing of the finish line.
    On this circuit, at 27 kilometers from the finish, is the first climb of this Tour Down Under which awards points for the Škoda jersey of best climber: on Menglers Hill Road close to Tanunda.

    The route (on Google Maps) and the profile of the stage Clare > Tanunda of the Tour Down Under 2010

    The map of the route of the stage Clare > Tanunda of the Tour Down Under 2010 on Google Maps The profile of the stage Clare > Tanunda of the Tour Down Under 2010

    1/ Clare > Tanunda

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    2/ Gawler > Hahndorf - Wednesday 20 January 2010 - 133 km

    The second stage goes, after the start from Gawler, to Williamstown (after a sprint in Lyndoch) where the riders will ride on a circuit via Springton and Mount Pleasant before going back to Williamstown.
    From there they go south to the feed zone which is in Kersbrook (at kilometer 85,8).
    They will continue towards the only climb of the day on Checker Hill Road between Kersbrook and Forreston.

    In the second part of this stage they will do a second sprint in Mount Torrens at about 25 kilometers from the finish in Hahnsdorf where they're expected at 2.23PM.

    The route (on Google Maps) and the profile of the stage Gawler > Hahnsdorf of the Tour Down Under 2010

    The map of the route of the stage Gawler > Hahnsdorf of the Tour Down Under 2010 on Google Maps The profile of the stage Gawler > Hahnsdorf of the Tour Down Under 2010

    2/ Gawler > Hahnsdorf

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    3/ Unley > Stirling - Thursday 21 January 2010 - 132,5 km

    In this stage from Unley to Stirling the neutralised zone is quite long (usually it's very short in the Tour Down Under) since the stage really only starts in Sturt.

    The first sprint is in McLaren Flat and the second in Echunga. Between those two intermediate sprints is the only climb of the day, on the Wickhams Hill Road.

    In Mylor the riders arrive on the circuit around the finish which they will ride twice (the part from Mylor to Stirling will be done 3 times). At the first crossing of the finish line they'll find the feed zone. The third and last crossing is planned for 2.39PM.

    The route (on Google Maps) and the profile of the stage Unley > Stirling of the Tour Down Under 2010

    The map of the route of the stage Unley > Stirling of the Tour Down Under 2010 on Google Maps The profile of the stage Unley > Stirling of the Tour Down Under 2010

    3/ Unley > Stirling

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    4/ Norwood > Goolwa - Friday 22 January 2010 - 149,5 km

    25 kilometers after the start from Norwood is the only climb of this 4th stage on the Fox Creek Road in Lenswood. The riders will than go south to the feed zone in Strathalbyn.

    The two intermediate sprints are in Langhorne Creek and in Milang. The riders are expected to arrive in Goolwa at 3.07PM.

    The route (on Google Maps) and the profile of the stage Norwood > Goolwa of the Tour Down Under 2010

    The map of the route of the stage Norwood > Goolwa of the Tour Down Under 2010 on Google Maps The profile of the stage Norwood > Goolwa of the Tour Down Under 2010

    4/ Norwood > Goolwa

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    5/ Snapper Point > Willunga - Saturday 23 January 2010 - 148 km

    This 5th stage is made up of two circuits: the first one with the start in Snapper Point until the finish in Willunga via Port Willunga, Aldinga and McLaren Vale going back to Snapper Point and a second circuit around Willunga.

    The riders will do the first circuit twice and the part to Willunga a third time. After the first and second round they can take some points in the intermediate sprints in Snapper Point.
    To end the stage they will do two rounds on the second circuit in which they will climb Willunga Hill which awards points for the best climber on both rounds.

    The route (on Google Maps) and the profile of the stage Snapper Point > Willunga of the Tour Down Under 2010

    The map of the route of the stage Snapper Point > Willunga of the Tour Down Under 2010 on Google Maps The profile of the stage Snapper Point > Willunga of the Tour Down Under 2010

    5/ Snapper Point > Willunga

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    6/ Adelaide City Council Street Circuit - Sunday 24 January 2010 - 90 km

    As usual the last stage takes place on a circuit in the Adelaide city center. This circuit is 4,5 km long and will be done 20 times to come to a total distance of 90 kilometers (start at 1.30PM).

    After the 8th and 12th round the riders will sprint on the start/finish line while in the 10th and 15th round they can take points for the best climber's jersey in the very small climb of Montefiore Hill.

    The finish is planned for 3.15PM.

    The route (on Google Maps) and the profile of the Adelaide City Council Street Circuit of the Tour Down Under 2010

    The map of the route of the Adelaide City Council Street Circuit of the Tour Down Under 2010 on Google Maps The profile of the Adelaide City Council Street Circuit of the Tour Down Under 2010

    6/ Adelaide City Council Street Circuit

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    The Tour Down Under 2010 route in Google Earth

    If you want to see the full route of the Tour Down Under 2010 in Google Earth you can (if necessary after installing Google Earth) click on the link below:
    > Download the Tour Down Under 2010 route in Google Earth

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 4 comments!
  1. Great post. It's always great to have such detailed info on the race routes. Do you think twice over Willunga will be too much of an ask for the sprinters this year?

    | Irish Peloton | tuesday 19 January 2010 at 13:13:50

  2. Hi "Irish Peloton",
    Thanks for your message, happy to see my blog provides useful information :-).
    Climbing Willunga Hill twice might indeed be too much for the sprinters depending on their freshness after the 4 previous stages. They do not really have the opportunity to get back on any riders who might have escaped in the climb since the finish is not far after the second descent of Willunga Hill.
    It might be difficult for them to stay up with the real climbers there but if they are still fresh enough, they might use the descent to prepare the sprint and do a bunch sprint anyway.

    Hard to say ...

    | Thomas Vergouwen | thursday 21 January 2010 at 0:46:14

  3. Greipel looks very very strong. I don't think I'll be betting against his HTC-Columbia team dragging him over Willunga to take the overall. He seems to thrive in this race.

    | Irish Peloton | thursday 21 January 2010 at 0:55:21

  4. hi

    | stacey | wednesday 18 August 2010 at 5:54:43

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