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.
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.
Women’s Tour Down Under 2020 schedule
Ziptrak Stage 1: Hahndorf to Macclesfield, 16 January
The 11-day TDU festival kicks off in Hahndorf. tourdownunder.com.au
Novatech Stage 2: Murray Bridge to Birdwood, 17 January
Stage 2 features the debut of the Christmas Tree Ridge climb with a max 11% gradient. tourdownunder.com.au
Subaru Stage 3: Nairne to Stirling, 18 January
Following its first finish last year, Stirling is once again the destination for Stage 3. tourdownunder.com.au
Schwalbe Stage 4: Adelaide, 19 January
Type: Schwalbe Classic (25 laps x 1.7km circuit)
The Women’s Tour concludes with 25 laps of the Adelaide circuit. tourdownunder.com.au
Men’s Tour Down Under 2020 schedule
Schwalbe Classic: Adelaide, 51km, 19 January
Distance: 51km (30 laps x 1.7km circuit)
The opening circuit returns to the heart of Adelaide for the first time in years. tourdownunder.com.au
Ziptrak Stage 1: Tanunda to Tanunda, 21 January
Stage 1 is a five-lap 30km circuit connecting Tanunda, Bethany, Angaston, Penrice and Nuriootpa. tourdownunder.com.au
Novatech Stage 2: Woodside to Stirling, 22 January
Stage 2 once again takes in the Adelaide Hills. tourdownunder.com.au
Subaru Stage 3: Unley to Paracombe, 23 January
Stage 3 is one of the more complex stages. tourdownunder.com.au
Stage 4: Norwood to Murray Bridge, 24 January
Stage 4 should promise an exciting sprint finish. tourdownunder.com.au
Stage 5: Glenelg to Victor Harbor, 25 January
Stage 5 could suit a breakaway at the final climb. tourdownunder.com.au
Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill, 26 January
The 6th and final stage once again climaxes on the notorious Willunga Hill. tourdownunder.com.au