Photo Diary: Santos Tour Down Under 2018

Twenty years. Twenty glorious years of whizzing wheels, sweltering temperatures and thousands of spectators brining a vibrancy and energy to south Australia that only occurs for one week in January each year. If you were to surmise the Santos Tour Down Under in a few words, those would be the ones I’d run with. It’s an event like no other, and certainly a race like … Continue reading Photo Diary: Santos Tour Down Under 2018

The Dual Dilemma

If I told you Malcolm Turnbull AND Barnaby Joyce were running for Prime Minister together at the next election, completely equal and equally backed by their party, how would you feel? What if I said Andrew Dimitriou wanted to give AFL CEO another go, so he and Gill McLachlan lead the league together in equilibrium? Please, let me guess your initial thoughts: confusion, uncertainty, a … Continue reading The Dual Dilemma

The Future is Female: AFLW

The conversation surrounding women in sport is often fiery and divisive of its audiences. Female athletes are strong, fierce and capture audiences when given a platform to do so. In 2017, the Australian Football League have championed females in football with the introduction of a national women’s competition turning the conversation to an inspiring celebration of the women of the game. AFL is the largest … Continue reading The Future is Female: AFLW

Your 2017 pro-peloton predictions

As the first World Tour event of the season wraps up for 2017, it is only natural that early season predictions are made and bets are hedged. Of course, being the Santos Tour Down Under, a complete field of riders is yet to be raced with big name athletes like Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali missing from the peloton, yet there presence not entirely missing … Continue reading Your 2017 pro-peloton predictions

TOP PICKS: Tour Down Under General Classification

The 2017 road cycling season is preparing to kick off with the traditional lap of South Australia that christens the new kits, bikes, team changes and sponsorship changes: The Santos Tour Down Under (TDU). Going into its 18th year on the calendar, it is no longer a race that is considered a summer camp for European riders and teams from abroad rather an established race … Continue reading TOP PICKS: Tour Down Under General Classification

Wiggins Waves Goodbye

How do you say goodbye to a champion when the champion won’t stop winning? After 17 years, Sir Bradley Wiggins is waving goodbye… but, there’s a legacy lying here that will never be forgotten.   Manchester, 2002. Team mates on the road line up against each other on the track to contest the Commonwealth Title in the Individual Pursuit. Britain against Australia, the ashes of the … Continue reading Wiggins Waves Goodbye

2017 Santos Festival of Cycling

There’s under a month until the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under and it’s time to get prepared. The beating South Australian sun, the sipping of crimson wine and the swishing of over 100 of the best professional cyclists trawling through the state makes the final full week of January one to remember and one to embrace. One doesn’t need to be a cycling fan or … Continue reading 2017 Santos Festival of Cycling