Today, we'll head further into the Adelaide Hills to catch one of the climbs that animates the Santos Tour Down Under – Checker Hill.
We’ve eased our way into the week of riding. Today, we’ll head further into the Adelaide Hills to catch one of the climbs that animates the Santos Tour Down Under – Checker Hill. Riders have to negotiate very steep grades to reach the summit. The pain is only short lived, but it is a great location to launch an attack. We will travel to Kersbrook today and watch the race over Checker Hill. For our non-riders, we’ll drive you to Checker Hill this morning enjoying a coffee stop along the way.
Our ride options give you the opportunity to ride Checker Hill. We’ll ride out to the KOM along race route before the race. Our return home is the only difference between rides. The race continues northeast to its finish in Angaston. A hot northerly wind could challenge those racing today. If youâ€™d like to avoid the climbing today, take the van to Gumeracha and ride home.
For those taking our short ride, we’ll finish our ride in Gumeracha after watching the riders race over Checker Hill and we’ll transfer you back to Adelaide. For those wanting more kilometres, weâ€™ll ride back to our hotel from Gumeracha, a mostly downhill run. Both options will return to Adelaide in time to see the finish of today’s stage in the Tour Village.
After the finish you can freshen up and tonight you can take in more of Adelaide’s cycling atmosphere and fine dining.
TODAY IN THE RACE
Norwood to Angaston | 149km
Start time: 11.00am
Finish time: 3.02pm ETA
KOM location: Checker Hill, Kersbrook
Sprint locations: Birdwood and Springton