Both women and men took on the fast, flat criterium circuit in down town Adelaide. It’s a course for the sprinters and they didn’t let us down.
It might be cold, grey and wet here in the northern hemisphere, but the it’s hot, sunny and full of lycra-clad racers down under. Social media abounds with photos of pro-cyclists with cute joeys, stoned Koalas and scary looking snakes – it can only mean one thing. HELL YES!!! the off season is OVER, people, and we’re shivering on the brink of a great year of racing, I feel it in my bones. Leading the peloton charge is the Santos Women’s Tour.
The 2017 season kicks off this weekend in Australia, starting on Saturday with the four-day Santos Women’s Tour, which this year has attracted many of the big names and teams in women’s cycling. Sunday, the men will warm up their legs with the People’s Choice Classic before settling into the Tour Down Under, which begins on Tuesday the 17th. Sheree has made the trip to Adelaide and will be bringing you all the news from both the women’s and men’s races. Continue reading