The 2017 Tour Down Under leaves from Unley. Stage 1 is played out on an undulating route of 145 kilometres. Last edition Caleb Ewan did win the bunch sprint in Lyndoch. Chances are it will be up to the fast men again.
At 148.5 kilometres, stage 2 leads from Stirling to Paracombe. The finale is a puncher’s dream with a 1.2 kilometres climb at 9.9% and a summit finish.
Fast men will be eyeing up stage 3. Arrival place Victor Harbor and bunch sprints, they go way back. Last year, Simon Gerrans sprinted to victory in the town on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. André Greipel did the same in 2012 and 2014.
Stage 4 leads from Norwood to a false flat arrival in Campbelltown. The likes of Peter Sagan and Michael Matthews must be looking at the route with gloating satisfaction.
At 151.5 kilometres, stage 5 is the longest in the Tour Down Under. Travelling from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill it is also the toughest. The punchy finale takes in a 3 kilometres climb at 7% and a summit finish.
The closing stage of the 2017 Tour Down Under is a criterium in the streets of Adelaide. In 2016 Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory on this route.
Tour Down Under 2017: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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Profile 1st stage Unley – Lyndoch
Profile 2nd stage Stirling – Paracombe
Profile 3rd stage Glenelg – Victor Harbor
Profile 4th stage Norwood – Campbelltown
Profile 5th stage McLaren Vale – Willunga Hill
Profile 6th stage Criterium in Adelaide
Start and finish at Google maps