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

Porte consolidates lead as Haas trumps field

Under the watchful eye of thousands of spectators lining Willunga Hill, Richie Porte (BMC) consolidated his Tour Down Under leaders jersey with a fourth consecutive win on the iconic climb. Porte eclipsed the field with under a kilometre to go, leaving opponents in his wake struggling to fight for the minor GC placings. Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) recovered to second place on the stage securing … Continue reading Porte consolidates lead as Haas trumps field

Perfect Porte King of Paracombe

Australian cyclist Richie Porte (BMC) has won stage two of the Santos Tour Down under after a strong showing up the ascent of Paracombe. It comes after having raced nine editions of the race and four previous stage victories. Porte, 31, attacked with 10KM to go closely followed by Gorka Izagirre (Movistar) and Columbian crowd favourite Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott) yet the pair were no match … Continue reading Perfect Porte King of Paracombe

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