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Tour Down Under 2019 preview: Startlist, route and key information

Cyclist magazine
13 Jan 2019

Complete guide to the 2019 Tour Down under including full route

Tour Down Under 2018

The Tour Down Under will raise the curtain on the 2018 men's WorldTour kicking off on Tuesday 16th January in Port Adelaide. After six stages, the race will draw to a close with a short city circuit race around Adelaide on Sunday 21st January.

The women's event will take place the week before kickstarting on Thursday 11th January racing four stages before finishing, like the men's, with a city criterium around Adelaide.

As is tradition, the men's race will centre around the queen stage to Willunga Hill, which has seen native Richie Porte (BMC Racing) take the four previous stage victories atop the climb.

For the women, the deciding day could well be Stage 2 with the summit finish on Mengler's Hill, a punchy 800m climb averaging 14.4%.

Porte will return to defend his men's title while World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) will also be in attendance. 

Tour Down Under 2018: Key information

Dates: Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th January (women); Tuesday 16th to Sunday 21st January (men)
Depart venues: Gumeracha (women), Port Adelaide, Adelaide (men).
Finish venues: Wakefield Road, Adelaide (women), King William Street (men).
UK television coverage: Eurosport (Live coverage and daily highlights)

Tour Down Under route 2018: stage-by-stage

Mens

Stage 1: Tuesday 16th January: Port Adelaide - Lyndoch, 145km

Stage 2: Wednesday 17th January: Unley - Sterling, 148.6km


Stage 3: Thursday 18th January: Glenelg - Voctor Harbour, 146.5km 


Stage 4: Friday 19th January: Norwood - Uraidla, 128.2km


Stage 5: Saturday 20th January: McLaren Vale - Willunga Hill


Stage 6: Sunday 21st January: Adelaide - Adelaide , 90km


Womens

Stage 1: Thursday 11th January: Gumeracha - Gumeracha, 115.7km


Stage 2: Friday 12th January: Lyndoch - Mengler's Hill, 102km


Stage 3: Saturday 13th January: The Bend Motorsport Park - Hahndorf, 122.4km


Stage 4: Sunday 14th January: Adelaide - Adelaide, 46km


See page two for the men's and women's start lists

Tour Down Under startlist 2018 - Men's

BMC Racing (USA) 

Richie Porte (AUS)
Tom Bohli (SUI)
Simon Gerrans (AUS)
Danilo Wyss (SUI)
Miles Scotson (AUS)
Patrick Bevan (NZL)
Rohan Dennis (AUS) 

Lotto Soudal (AUS)

Adam Hansen (AUS)
Thomas De Gendt (BEL)
Andre Greipel (GER)
Bjorg Lambrecht (BEL)
Marcel Sieberg (GER)
Lars Yitting Bak (DEN)
Jens Debusschere (BEL

Bora-Hansgrohe (GER)

Peter Sagan (SLO)
Daniel Oss (ITA)
Peter Kennaugh (GBR)
Sam Bennett (IRL)
Maciej Bodnar (POL)
Rudiger Selig (GER)
Jay McCarthy (AUS)

EF Education First-Drapac (USA)

Logan Owen (USA)
Brendan Canty (AUS)
Mitchell Docker (AUS)
Simon Clarke (AUS)
Thomas Scully (NZL)
Daniel Moreno (ESP)
Will Clarke (AUS)

Mitchelton-Scott (AUS)

Caleb Ewan (AUS)
Daryl Impey (RSA)
Alexander Edmondson (AUS)
Matthew Hayman (AUS)
Jack Bauer (NZL)
Damien Howson (AUS)
Cameron Meyer (AUS)

Astana (KAZ)

Riccardo Minali (ITA)
Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP)
Laurens De Vreese (BEL)
Oscar Gatto (ITA)
Truls Korasaeth (NOR)
Michael Valgren (DEN)
Artyom Zakharov (KAZ)

Bahrain-Merida (BAH)

Ion Izagirre (ESP)
Gorka Izagirre(ESP)
Ramunas Navardauskas (LTH)
Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA)
Manuele Boaro (ITA)
Yukiya Arashiro (JAP)
Valerio Agnoli (ITA)

Dimension Data (RSA)

Nickolas Dlamini (RSA)
Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED)
Mark Renshaw (AUS)
Lachlan Morton (Aus)
Jaco Venter (RSA)
Ben O'Connor (AUS)
Scott Davies (GBR)

FDJ (FRA)

Georg Preidler (AUS)
Daniel Hoelgaard (NOR)
Antoine Duchesne (CAN)
Steve Morabito (SUI)
Anthony Roux (FRA)
Davide Cimolai (ITA)
Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA)

AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)

Ben Gastauer (LUX)
Michael Cherel (FRA)
Matteo Montaguti (ITA)
Pierre Latour (FRA)
Nans Peters (FRA)
Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL)
Axel Domont (FRA)

Movistar (ESP)

Carlos Barbero (ESP)
Nuno Bico (POR)
Jaime Castrillo (ESP)
Ruben Fernandez (ESP)
Nelson Oliveria (POR)
Marc Soler (ESP)
Jasha Sutterlin (GER)

Katusha-Alpecin (SUI)

Nathan Haas (AUS)
Jose Goncalves (POR)
Pavel Kochetkov (RUS)
Jhonatan Restrepo (COL)
Maurits Lammertink (NED)
Tiago Machado (POR)
Mads Wurtz Schmidt (DEN)

Quick-Step Floors (BEL)

Michael Morkov (DEN)
Elia Viviani (ITA)
Eros Capecchi (ITA)
Dries Devenyns (BEL)
Fabio Sabatini (ITA)
Florain Senechal (FRA)
Enric Mas (ESP)

LottoNL-Jumbo (NED)

Robert Gesink (NED)
George Bennett (NZL)
Tom Leezer (NED)
Daan Olivier (NED) 
Robert Wagner (GER)
Maarten Wynants (BEL)
Enrico Battaglin (ITA)

Team Sky (GBR)

Kristoffer Halvorsen (NOR)
Chris Lawless (GBR)
Egan Bernal (COL)
Owain Doull (GBR)
Jonathan Dibben (GBR)
Salvatore Puccio (ITA)
Lukasz Wisniowski (POL)

Team Sunweb (NED)

Nikias Arndt (GER)
Phil Bauhaus (GER)
Chad Haga (USA)
Chris Hamilton (AUS)
Sam Oomen (NED)
Michael Storer (AUS)
Mike Teunissen (NED)

Trek-Segafredo (USA)

Ruben Guerreiro (POR)
Alex Frame (NZL)
Laurent Didier (NED)
Fumiyuki Beppu (JAP)
Koen De Kort (NED)
Niklas Eg (DeN)
Ruben Guerreiro (POR)
Mads Pedersen (DEN)

UAE-Team Emirates (UAE)

Rui Costa (POR)
Diego Ulissi (ITA)
Simone Consonni (ITA)
Manuele Mori (ITA)
Matteo Bono (ITA)
Marco Marcato (ITA)
Roberto Ferrari (ITA)

Tour Down Under 2018 starlist - Women's

Wiggle High5 (GBR)

Annette Edmondson (Aus)
Amy Cure (AUS)
Audrey Cordon (FRA)
Eri Yonamine (JAP)
Macey Stewart (AUS)
Rachele Barbieri (ITA)

Ale Cipollini (ITA)

Chloe Hosking (AUS)
Soraya Paladin (ITA)
Anna Trevisi (ITA)
Roxane Knetemann (NED)
Mayuko Hagiwara (JAP)
Karlijn Swinkels (NED)

Cylance Pro Cycling (USA)

Giorgia Bronzini (ITA)
Marta Tagliaferro (ITA)
Rossella Ratto (ITA)
Lauren Stephens (USA)
Jelena Eric (SLO)
Holly Breck (USA)

TIBCO-SVB (USA)

Shannon Malseed (AUS)
Kathryn Buss (USA)
Emma Grant (GBR)
Alison Jackson (CAN)
Alice Cobb (GBR)
Kendall Ryan (USA)

Sho-Air Twenty20 (USA)

Erica Clevenger (USA)
Danielle Morshead (USA)
Marlies Mejias (CUB)
Shayna Powless (USA)
Scotti Lechuga (USA)
Margot Clyne (USA)

Virtu Cycling (DEN)

Barbara Guarischi (ITA)
Emilie Moberg (NOR)
Katarzyna Pawlowska (POL)
Linda Villumsen (NZL)
Louise Norman Hansen (DEN)
Trine Schmidt (DEN)

New Zealand (NZL)

Grace Anderson (NZL)
Mikayla Harvey (NZL)
Lydia Rippon (NZL)
Kate Smith (NZL) 
Rylee McMullen (NZL)
Deborah Paine (NZL)