Update 9 Jan 2020: Organisers of the Santos Tour Down Under have confirmed the 2020 race will be going ahead as planned, despite the bushfires ravaging Australia. The team is working closely with the council, emergency services and local communities to monitor the situation, and says its priority is promoting the Adelaide Hills region, and encouraging people to travel there in support.
The 2020 edition of the Santos Tour Down Under takes place from 16 to 26 January in Adelaide. Here’s how to watch the forthcoming event live on TV or streaming online.
The 2020 Tour Down Under
The four-stage 2020 Women’s Tour runs from 16 to 19 January, with 382.8km of riding and 5,750m / 18,865ft of climbing.
The six-stage Men’s Tour then kicks off on 19 January, with 921.2km of riding and 12,047m / 39,524ft of climbing. After the success of last year’s changes, it will once again climax on the Willunga Hill climb, on 26 January.
How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2020 live in the UK?
The broadcasting schedules are yet to be announced, but we anticipate that Eurosport will once again be showing live coverage of the Tour Down Under. A subscription costs £6.99 per month or £39.99 per year.
Highlights will likely be shown on ITV 4.
An alternative way to access the Eurosport channel is via Amazon Prime. Eurosport Player costs £6.99 per month after a 7-day free trial and 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 2020 live in the US?
NBC Sports Gold should be showing live coverage of the Tour Down Under.
In order to watch, you’ll need to sign up for the NBC Cycling Pass, which is currently reduced from $54.99 to $34.99 (subscription period 28 May 2019 to 1 May 2020).
NBCSN — available through cable — should also be showing live coverage.
How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2020 live in Australia?
As with last year, Seven West Media will be broadcasting the Tour Down Under in Australia, accessed via the 7plus streaming service or 7Sport app, both of which are free to use. You can find the full list of broadcast times for each date online.
How can I follow the Tour Down Under 2020 if I can’t watch live coverage?
The Cyclingoo app provides racing results and news, and covers the entire cycling season including the Tour Down Under.
Highlights are also being shown for both the women’s and men’s races on the official Tour Down Under YouTube channel.
Women’s Tour Down Under 2020 schedule
Ziptrak Stage 1: Hahndorf to Macclesfield, 16 January
- Distance: 116.3km
Novatech Stage 2: Murray Bridge to Birdwood, 17 January
- Distance: 114.9km
Subaru Stage 3: Nairne to Stirling, 18 January
Schwalbe Stage 4: Adelaide, 19 January
Type: Schwalbe Classic (25 laps x 1.7km circuit)
Men’s Tour Down Under 2020 schedule
Schwalbe Classic: Adelaide, 51km, 19 January
Distance: 51km (30 laps x 1.7km circuit)
Ziptrak Stage 1: Tanunda to Tanunda, 21 January
Novatech Stage 2: Woodside to Stirling, 22 January
Subaru Stage 3: Unley to Paracombe, 23 January
Stage 4: Norwood to Murray Bridge, 24 January
Stage 5: Glenelg to Victor Harbor, 25 January
Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill, 26 January