How to watch the Tour Down Under 2023 | Global options for live TV, streaming and highlights

Stages, start times and viewing options for the men's and women's WorldTour racing opener

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Landscape / Peloton / Kangaroos Signal / during the 21st Santos Tour Down Under 2019 , Stage 1 a 129km stage from Adelaide to Adelaide / TDU / on January 15, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

The Tour Down Under is back for 2023, and here’s how you can catch all of the action live on TV, streaming online or on catch-up.

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After two years in which the traditional season-opener for pro road racing was cancelled due to Covid-related travel restrictions, the racing starts on Saturday 14 January 2023 and continues throughout the following week, culminating on Sunday 22 January 2023.

This year, both the men’s and women’s races are UCI WorldTour accredited, the latter for the first time.

How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2023 live in the UK?

The Tour Down Under is back after a two-year hiatus.
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Eurosport will once again be showing live coverage of the Tour Down Under. As usual with racing in Australia, it’s one for the insomniacs if you want to watch live in the UK, with coverage starting either at midnight for the women’s racing or 1am for the men’s stages. Early risers can catch the men’s prologue at a more sociable 7.30am though.

As usual, there’s an on-demand option if you value your shuteye.

Eurosport is being subsumed into Discovery+, with a subscription costing £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year. It’s available on a range of platforms including tablets, mobile, TV with Chromecast or AirPlay, Android TV and Apple TV.

You can also watch the Tour Down Under on GCN+. A monthly subscription to GCN+ costs £6.99, the same as Discovery+; an annual subscription to GCN+ costs £39.99.

How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2023 live in the US?

According to the Tour Down Under website, NBC Sports should be showing live coverage of the Tour Down Under, although there are no cycling events currently showing as scheduled on the NBC Sports site.

You can also watch the Tour Down Under on FloBikes, with subscription options costing from $12.49 a month.

Both offer on-demand replays, although US live racing times are a bit more user-friendly than in Europe, with typical stage starts at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific.

How can I watch the Tour Down Under 2023 live in Australia?

Seven West Media will be broadcasting the Tour Down Under in Australia, accessed via the 7plus streaming service. You can find the full list of broadcast times for each stage online.

There’s a full list of broadcasters in other countries on the Tour Down Under website.

How can I follow the Tour Down Under 2023 if I can’t watch live coverage?

The Tour Down Under YouTube channel is a good option for highlights and race background, including route overviews.

Here’s a run-down of the racing schedule and stages.

2023 Schwalbe Classic schedule and stage profile

Both the women’s and men’s racing starts with the Schwalbe Classic crit on Saturday 14 January, with a 5.30pm local time start in the centre of Adelaide for the women’s race and a 7pm start for the men’s race.

Both races take in a flat 1.35km loop around central Adelaide and each lasts for one hour, plus a final lap. There are sprint primes 15, 30 and 45 minutes into the races. Expect fast-paced racing, hopefully without any crashes to take riders out for the rest of the week.

2023 Women’s Tour Down Under schedule and stage profiles

The Women’s Tour Down Under is UCI WorldTour accredited for the first time.
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This year, the women’s Tour Down Under is UCI WorldTour accredited for the first time, The three stages are designed for different types of rider, with Stage One likely a sprint finish, Stage Two a stage for the puncheurs and Stage Three a climbing stage. The organisers reckon the ochre leader’s jersey may change shoulders each day.

Ziptrak Women’s Stage 1: Glenelg to Aldinga

  • Start: Sunday 15 January 2023, 11.30am local time
  • Distance: 110km

Singapore Airlines Women’s Stage 2: Birdwood to Uraidla

  • Start: Monday 16 January 2023, 11.30am local time
  • Distance: 90km

Let’s Go Motorhomes Women’s Stage 3: Adelaide to Campbelltown

  • Start: Tuesday 17 January 2023, 11.30am local time
  • Distance: 93km

2023 Men’s Tour Down Under schedule and stage profiles

The men’s race starts with a time trial prologue over 5.5km – a first for the Tour Down Under – which will be ridden on road bikes rather than specialist time trial bikes.

The five subsequent stages feature a mix of longer circuits and some big climbs, with a final-day summit finish on Mount Lofty – the first time it’s been on a Tour Down Under route and climbed five times over the course of the final stage.

efex Prologue

  • Start: Tuesday 17 January 2023, 6pm local time
  • Distance: 5.5km

Ziptrak Men’s Stage 1: Tanunda to Tanunda

  • Start: Wednesday 18 January 2023, 11.30am local time
  • Distance: 150km

Oakley Men’s Stage 2: Brighton to Victor Harbor

  • Start: Thursday 19 January 2023, 11.30am local time
  • Distance: 155km

Hahn Men’s Stage 3: Norwood to Campbelltown

  • Start: Friday 20 January 2023, 11.30am local time
  • Distance: 117km

THINK! Road Safety Men’s Stage 4: Port Willunga to Willunga Township

  • Start: Saturday 21 January 2023, 11.30am local time
  • Distance: 133km

Schwalbe Men’s Stage 5: Unley to Mount Lofty

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  • Start: Sunday 22 January 2023, 11.30am local time
  • Distance: 112.5km