With just two stages remaining in this year’s Tour Down Under, the first UCI WorldTour of the season, there’s still time to catch the racing in and around Adelaide.
The 2019 Tour Down Under
The 2019 Tour Down Under started on 10 January and continues over six stages, with 908km of riding, which will climax on 20 January on the Willunga Hill climb.
The 1.5km climb is usually a feature of the penultimate stage, so it will be interesting to see how moving it to the final stage will impact the race results.
There was also a fair amount of climbing on Stage 3 to Uraidla — 3,337m / 10,948ft in fact.
You can keep up to date with race reports, team news and course details via our friends at Cyclingnews.
How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2019 live in the UK?
This year Eurosport will be showing live coverage of the Tour Down Under. A subscription costs £9.99 per month or £39.99 per year. — currently the Annual Pass has 25 percent off, costing £29.99, available until 10 January.
Highlights will also be shown on ITV 4.
An alternative way to access the Eurosport channel is via Amazon Prime. Currently, Amazon is offering a deal to Prime members where they can get six months’ access to Eurosport for 1p. After six months it then costs £6.99 per month for continued access. This offer ends on 27 January. Amazon Prime comes with a 30-day free trial and costs £7.99 per month.
TVPlayer also provides access to the Eurosport channel via its Premium Plan, which comes with the first month free and then costs £6.99 per month or £69.90 annually (giving you two months for free).
How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2019 live in the US?
NBC Sports Gold are showing live coverage of the Tour Down Under, beginning on January 13 with the Down Under Classic. In order to watch, you’ll need to sign up for the NBC Cycling Pass. Usually this costs $49.99 per year, but as the subscription year runs from June–June and we’re halfway through already, NBC is currently offering the Cycling Pass for a reduced price of $29.99.
NBCSN — available through cable — is also showing live coverage.
How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2019 live in Australia?
For 2019, the Tour Down Under will be shown on Seven West Media’s television channels for the first time.
You can follow the race on Seven’s channels — Channel 7, 7mate and 7TWO — via the 7plus streaming service or 7Sport app, both of which are free to use.
The official broadcast and coverage guide outlines all the times and channels for each stage, for Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
How can I follow the Tour Down Under 2019 if I can’t watch live coverage?
Cyclingnews will provide full coverage of the Tour Down Under, including live coverage of all six stages, plus exclusive news, features, tech and a regular podcast with the team on the ground in Adelaide.
The Tour Tracker app is free to use and will also provide race coverage of the Tour Down Under. You can use it online or download it for iPhone or Android.
Highlights are also being shown for both the women’s and men’s races on the official Tour Down Under YouTube channel.
Men’s Tour Down Under 2019 schedule
Down Under Classic: East End Circuit, 1 hour + 1 lap, 13 January
The men’s TDU kicks off with the Down Under Classic Santos Tour Down Under
Ziptrak Stage 1: North Adelaide – Port Adelaide, 132.4km, 15 January
Stage 1 sees the peloton riding into the Adelaide Hills Santos Tour Down Under
Novatech Stage 2: Norwood – Angaston, 149km, 16 January
Stage 2 takes the peloton from Norwood to a sprint finish in Angaston Santos Tour Down Under
Subaru Stage 3: Lobethal – Uraidla, 146.2km, 17 January
Stage 3 departs Lobethal and culminates with a finish in Uraidla Santos Tour Down Under
100% Stage 4: Unley – Campbelltown, 129.2km, 18 January
Stage 4 features the infamous Corkscrew climb before a downhill finish into Athelstone Santos Tour Down Under
Southaustralia.com Stage 5: Glenelg – Strathalbyn, 149.5km, 19 January
Stage 5 sees the peloton veering east towards popular coastal towns before climbing into Strathalbyn Santos Tour Down Under
Be Safe Be Seen Mac Stage 6: McLaren Vale – Willunga Hill, 151.5km, 20 January
The final stage climaxes with the iconic Willunga Hill, while the town settles into party-mode Santos Tour Down Under
Women’s Tour Down Under 2019 schedule
Ziptrak Stage 1: Hahndorf – Birdwood, 112.9km, 10 January
Stage 1 of the Women’s Tour Down Under weaves through the Adelaide Hills to Birdwood Santos Tour Down Under
Novatech Stage 2: Nuriootpa – Mengler Hill, Angaston, 116.7km, 11 January
In Stage 2, riders will experience the best of the Barossa Santos Tour Down Under
Subaru Stage 3: Nairne – Stirling, 104.5k, 12 January
Stage 3 sees Stirling hosting its first women’s stage finish Santos Tour Down Under
Southaustralia.com Stage 4: Adelaide East End Circuit, 42.5km, 13 January
Stage 4 comes to a climax as part of the Down Under Classic Santos Tour Down Under