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The Tour Down Under 2015 race route in Google Maps/Google Earth

Added: friday 26 December 2014 at 13:14:00
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    The Tour Down Under 2015 race route in Google Maps/Google Earth

    ... and the stage profiles

    While 2014 is getting to an end and the different teams get presented these last days of the year or get ready to do say early next year, velowire.com already offers you the opportunity to discover the race route of the first race of the new edition of the UCI WorldTour, the Santos Tour Down Under 2015, which will take place from 20 till 25 January 2015!

    In this article you'll find all information about the race route of the Santos Tour Down Under 2015, with the stages on Google Maps/Google Earth and the profiles of each of the stages.

    The Tour Down Under 2015 race route on Google Maps

    Sunday 18 January 2015 - People's Choice Classic - criterium - 51 km

    As usual, this race will be preceded by the People's Choice Classic which is not officially part of the Santos Tour Down Under but which is on the official UCI criterium calendar, which means the riders of the UCI WorldTeams are allowed to participate in it.

    After the slightly different race route used in 2014, the closed circuit of 1.7 kilometers around Rymill Park makes its come back: a completely flat race route for this People's Choice Classic. The riders will do 30 laps on this circuit, which means the total distance will be 51 kilometers. The race is set to start at 7.15PM (local time, 9.45AM in France for example) and the finish one hour later, around 8.15PM.

    At the 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th crossing of the finish line, the riders can sprint for some additional prize money.

    Hereunder you can find the race route of the People's Choice Classic on Google Maps and its profile. Click on the images to open them.
    The map with the race route of the People's Choice Classic sur Google Maps The profile of the People's Choice Classic

    People's Choice Classic

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    Tuesday 20 January 2015 - 1/ Tanunda > Campbelltown - 132.5 km

    While Adelaide will, as usual, be the logistical center of the Tour Down Under, the first stage of the 17th edition of the Tour Down Under (which has been part of the UCI WorldTour since 2008) will start at about 70 kilometers north-east of the capital of South Australia, in Tanunda.

    From the start city, the riders will first go off even further north, up to Nuriootpa, and then come back to Tanunda via Angaston but not without a battle for the sprint in Bethany. Back in Tanunda they start the second lap on this circuit but then turn left after the sprint, towards the feeding zone in Williamstown.
    Going on towards the finish in Campbelltown just outside Adelaide, they'll still have to climb Checker Hill, a 2nd category climb.

    Hereunder you can find the race route of this first stage on Google Maps and its profile. Click on the images to open them.
    The map with the race route of the first stage du Tour Down Under 2015 sur Google Maps The profile of the first stage du Tour Down Under 2015

    1/ Tanunda > Campbelltown

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    Wednesday 21 January 2015 - 2/ Unley > Stirling - 150.5 km

    Like in 2013, the Santos Tour Down Under 2015 will again have a stage between Unley and Stirling, but its race route will not be the same as 2 years ago.

    After the real start of the stage in Mitcham, the riders will pass south of the Belair National Park and then continue north-east towards the climb of Basket Range, a 2nd category climb. Just after that climb they'll turn south down to Balhannah where they'll continue towards Verdun for the first intermediate sprint of this stage.
    When they get to Hahndorf they get on a circuit via Balhannah and Littlehampton on which they'll do two laps.

    After the second lap on this circuit they'll turn left towards the second intermediate sprint in Mylor and continue on to the finish in Stirling. They will however still have to do another lap via Bradbury and Mylor before we'll know the winner of this 2nd stage of the Santos Tour Down Under 2015.

    Hereunder you can find the race route of this second stage on Google Maps and its profile. Click on the images to open them.
    The map with the race route of the second stage du Tour Down Under 2015 sur Google Maps The profile of the second stage du Tour Down Under 2015

    2/ Unley > Stirling

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    jeudi 22 January 2015 - 3/ Norwood > Paracombe - 143.2 km

    The first part of this 3rd stage starting in Norwood is similar to last year's 3rd stage which started in the same city (then going towards Campbelltown). The riders will first go off to the km 0 in Paradise and then visit Houghton, Millbrook and Gumeracha up to Birdwood where they'll turn right towards Mount Torrens.

    In Lobethal they'll get on a circuit via Lenswood, Woodside and Charleston which they'll do 3 times and every time they cross Charleston they'll battle for an intermediate sprint. Back in Lobethal after the 3rd lap, they'll turn right towards the finish in Paracombe which they'll reach via the climb of Torrens Hill, a 2nd category climb.

    Hereunder you can find the race route of this third stage on Google Maps and its profile. Click on the images to open them.
    The map with the race route of the third stage du Tour Down Under 2015 sur Google Maps The profile of the third stage du Tour Down Under 2015

    3/ Norwood > Paracombe

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    vendredi 23 January 2015 - 4/ Glenelg > Mount Barker - 144.5 km

    The 4th stage of this Santos Tour Down Under 2015 will start in Glenelg just outside Adelaide and the km 0 will be in Sturt from where the riders descend to the north down to Sellicks Hill, a 2nd category climb.
    They'll then continue east, via the feeding zone in Mount Compass and the two intermediate sprints in Ashbourne and Macclesfield towards the finish at Mount Barker.

    Hereunder you can find the race route of this fourth stage on Google Maps and its profile. Click on the images to open them.
    The map with the race route of the fourth stage du Tour Down Under 2015 sur Google Maps The profile of the fourth stage du Tour Down Under 2015

    4/ Glenelg > Mount Barker

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    samedi 24 January 2015 - 5/ McLaren Vale > Willunga Hill - 151.5 km

    The forelast stage is a classical stage of the Tour Down Under, between McLaren Vale and Willunga Hill, the only first category climb of the Australian race.

    In order to have this stage finish on top of Old Willunga Hill and thus allow a "climber" to win this stage, it has been made a bit longer since 2012 (from 131 up to 151.5 kilometers) including the longest circuit between McLaren Vale, Willunga and Snapper Point (where the riders will battle for an intermediate sprint 2 times) 3 times instead of 2 times and only one time (instead of 2 times as well) the shortest circuit, this time with finish on top of Old Willunga Hill. Thanks to the location of this climb the riders will climb it two times anyway in this stage. This change has since been reconducted and this stage has now thus really become a classic among the stages of the Tour Down Under.

    Hereunder you can find the race route of this fifth stage on Google Maps and its profile. Click on the images to open them.
    The map with the race route of the fifth stage du Tour Down Under 2015 sur Google Maps The profile of the fifth stage du Tour Down Under 2015

    5/ McLaren Vale > Willunga Hill

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    dimanche 25 January 2015 - 6/ Adelaide > Adelaide - 90 km

    The sixth stage also seemed to be very classic but last year there's been a change in the circuit in the centre of Adelaide and this year we only partially find back the usual circuit. The new circuit only covers the west part of the circuit which was used before last year but the east side has been removed and a longer distance will be done on King William Street instead. Maybe the TDU would like to make this street the Australian Champs Elysées? ;-)
    Anyway, the circuit is again 4.5 km long and the riders will do 20 laps which thus means the total distance will be 90 kilometers.

    In the 8th and 12th lap, the riders will battle for an intermediate sprint on the start/finish line, while they can take some final points for the King of the Mountains classification in the 10th and 15th lap on the small climb of Montefiore Hill.

    Hereunder you can find the race route of this sixth stage on Google Maps and its profile. Click on the images to open them.
    The map with the race route of the sixth stage du Tour Down Under 2015 sur Google Maps The profile of the sixth stage du Tour Down Under 2015

    6/ Adelaide > Adelaide

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    The Tour Down Under 2015 race route in Google Earth

    If you prefer to see the complete race route of all stages of the Santos Tour Down Under 2015 in Google Earth, you can do so by downloading Google Earth if necessary and clicking on the following link:

    > Download the Tour Down Under 2015 race route in Google Earth

    The Tour Down Under 2015 race route

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 3 comments!
  1. Bonjour Thomas,

    Merci pour l'article.
    L'arrivée à Paracombe avec la Torrens Hill avant est une nouveauté n'est-ce pas ?

    Le parcours n'est, cette fois-ci, plus du tout taillée pour un sprinteur, c'est dommage puisque avant l'arrivée au sommet du Mont Willunga, le classement était toujours difficile à prévoir : cette fois-ci, les puncheurs sont forcément en haut de l'affiche.

    | Aurélien M. | saturday 27 December 2014 at 10:43:56

  2. Paracombe est en effet une nouveauté.

    Par contre, cela fait déjà 2 ans qu'il y a une étape pour puncheur/grimpeur qui débloque le général avt l'étape de Willunga Hill.

    L'année dernière, c'était la 3e vers Campbelltown, et l'année avt Rostrevor.
    Les 2 fois, la côte de Montacute, placée à moins de 10 km de l'arrivée, avait permis aux costauds de se faire la belle.

    | oliv56 | saturday 27 December 2014 at 11:49:03

  3. Bonjour,

    Merci Oliv56 pour l'info, en effet, j'avais cru que le premier groupe à franchir la ligne était plus imposant. Je n'avais pas remarqué qu'ils avaient été que 12 dedans (+ Evans devant), je pensais qu'ils étaient une trentaine.

    | Aurélien M. | sunday 28 December 2014 at 9:50:19

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