Down Under

Summer Of Cycling

Every summer under the blistering Australian summer sun, the professional cycling season launches Down Under.
With the big race in Adelaide marking the beginning of a month skittled with world class racing, right across the country. The month, known as the Summer of Cycling is filled with opportunity for both domestic and internationals riders to prove themselves early in the season and etch their name into history.

Down Under

Summer Of Cycling

Every summer under the blistering Australian summer sun, the professional cycling season launches Down Under.
With the big race in Adelaide marking the beginning of a month skittled with world class racing, right across the country. The month, known as the Summer of Cycling is filled with opportunity for both domestic and internationals riders to prove themselves early in the season and etch their name into history.

The heat in Adelaide during January is forever present, with the outback town of Oodnadatta reaching a top of 47c on stage 2, with riders recording over 50c on the road.

VIVIANI MASTERCLASS SEALS STAGE 1

The Italian cut his way through the chaos and mayhem to take a win that displayed all his true skills as a world-class sprinter.

SAGAN WINS IN EXTREME HEAT

As the temperature reached the mid-40s through the Adelaide Hills, Sagan was in a select front group of 25 that contested the finish. Sagan said the stage was "very hard" and cut his TV interview short soon after finishing. "I'm very happy, but I have to eat first."

STAGE 5 WILLUNGA

"Tomorrow decides the race. Sagan will be hard to beat but so is Richie. Richie on the Hill is in a league of his own. He wasn't even breathing today so I think tomorrow we will see him come out."

VIVIANI LEAVES AUSTRALIA WITH A BANG

With the finish line in sight on the Geelong waterfront, Viviani hit a top speed of 75.2km/h in the 16-second sprint. "I wanted to rectify last year’s runner-up place and having achieved that gives me a lot of joy. It's a perfect start to the season”, explained Viviani after the 70th pro win of his career.