By way of Nat Bromhead | 16 January 2020

UPDATED: The 2020 Santos Excursion Down Below formally begins lately with 94 of the arena’s highest feminine riders, and 16 groups, taking to the place to begin for Level 1 – departing from Hahndorf and completing in Macclesfield.South Australian Premier Steven Marshall stated all of the state used to be taking a look ahead to the pageant surroundings and a thrilling week of racing.

“South Australia is about for some other massively a hit Santos Ladies’s Excursion Down Below, with massive crowds headed for the hills and the town to cheer on a high-profile checklist of riders,” Mr Marshall stated.

“The Adelaide Hills will play host to a few hotly contested levels of racing over the following 3 days ahead of the penultimate level is held within the CBD on Sunday.”

Kimberley Conte, Race Director of the Ladies’s Excursion Down Below, stated her staff were operating arduous over the previous couple of months to safe one of the vital best feminine riders & groups.
“We now have noticed this race develop from power to power during the last 4 years and I’m truly eager about the line-up we’ve secured for the 2020 race,” stated Conte.
“We can see FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope and Workforce Sunweb compete within the Santos Ladies’s Excursion Down Below for the primary time, including a brand new component of festival to the combo.”
Groups taking to the place to begin on the 2020 Santos Ladies’s Excursion Down Below are –


  • Mitchelton-SCOTT (AUS)
  • Workforce Sunweb (NED)
  • Canyon-SRAM (GER)
  • Trek-Segafredo (USA)
  • Ale BTC Ljubljana (ITA)
  • FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope (FRA)
  • Workforce TIBCO-Silicon Valley Financial institution (USA)
  • Astana Ladies’s Workforce (ITA)
  • Rally Biking (USA)
  • Agolico BMC (MEX)
  • Doltcini – Van Eyck Recreation (BEL)
  • BePink (ITA)
  • Vantage New Zealand Nationwide Workforce (NZL)
  • UniSA-Australia (AUS)
  • Specialised Ladies’s Racing (AUS)
  • Roxsolt Attaquer (AUS)

Conte stated the 2020 route will attraction to sprinters and all-rounders with a mixture of demanding situations around the 4 levels to fit each kinds of rider.
“All 3 street levels may just doubtlessly be received by way of an opportunistic rider – any individual who’s prepared to assault on the proper second, to show themselves inside of out for the win,” she stated.
“The routes had been designed to offer sprinters, climbers and all-rounders alike the danger to take level honours. Whether or not they break free on technical descent into the end of  Ziptrak® Level 1, assault on Christmas Tree Ridge which is Eight kilometres from the end on Novatech Level 2, or benefit from the twisting, shaded climb up Aldgate Valley Street to stick out of sight of the peloton on Subaru Level 3; there’s alternative for a win.”
“We will be expecting a quick and livid dash end for Schwalbe Level Four across the Flinders Boulevard Circuit, right away ahead of the Schwalbe Vintage, with large crowds expected to cheer on one of the vital highest feminine athletes on the planet on their ultimate day of racing.”
The 2019 Santos Excursion Down Below attracted a report 48,300 guests from interstate and in a foreign country who travelled particularly to South Australia for the development, producing an financial have an effect on of $70.7M and growing the similar of 837 full-time jobs.



The hills have masses to provide all-year-round, and this level is the very best alternative to discover the most efficient of meals, wine and tradition within the picturesque surrounds. 

Hike in Kuitpo, revel in native hospitality within the hamlets of Meadows, Echunga and Macclesfield, or benefit from the vacationer centre of Hahndorf. 

Concerning the Level

Hahndorf will host the start of the 11-day pageant of biking that’s the Santos Excursion Down Below. The peloton will go away beneath impartial for a parade lap of the township, ahead of kicking into race mode with a 116.3km level. Heading south to Echunga after which Macclesfield ahead of finishing an out-and-back from Meadows to Kuitpo, the peloton then strikes again to Echunga to finish a last circuit of Macclesfield-Meadows-Echunga. The race finishes with a dash in the primary a part of Macclesfield.

Vantage Level

With 3 passes via Echunga and Macclesfield (together with the end in ‘Maccy’), you’ll see numerous fast paced biking at the opening Thursday.

Key Options

Ziptrak® Sprints
8.0km, Echunga Uniting Church, Major Boulevard 
69.7km, Echunga Uniting Church, Major Boulevard, Echunga
101.5km, Echunga Uniting Church, Major Boulevard, Echunga

Subaru Queen of the Mountain
48.3km, Peters Creek Street at Knotts Hill Street, Kuitpo, Class 2, 2.95% reasonable/12.2% max

San Remo Pasta Feed Zone
59.3km, Meadows Bakery & Tearooms, Major Boulevard, Meadows

General Hiking (exc race impartial): 1551m
Most Elevation: 451m



Novatech Level 2 kicks off within the center of the Murray, Lakes and Coorong Area – Murray Bridge – and can see the ladies’s peloton race alongside a 115km path via hillside cities ahead of completing within the center of Birdwood.

It’s the perfect day for giant youngsters, with the danger to take a look at the likes of the Monarto Zoo and the Large Rocking Horse & Toy Manufacturing facility, in addition to Gorge Flora and fauna Park and the well-known Nationwide Motor Museum. And did we point out there are many wineries at the method? 

Concerning the Level

Murray Bridge sees the go back of girls’s racing for the primary time since 2018, this time as a number the town of Novatech Level 2 of the Santos Ladies’s Excursion Down Below. This level is stuffed with mountaineering, heading from the Murray into the Adelaide Hills by means of Nairne and Balhannah, ahead of taking the street to Birdwood at Mount Torrens.

Upon attaining Birdwood, the peloton will head east to Gumeracha and Kersbrook ahead of taking the street less-travelled – Christmas Tree Ridge at Forreston – a debut climb with a most 11% grade ahead of the end again in Birdwood.

Vantage Level

Birdwood is obtainable two viewpoints with an preliminary sweep-through adopted by way of the level end, then again lovers can put a complete day along side a get started in Murray Bridge shortcutting via to Mount Torrens and the Birdwood end.

Key Options

Ziptrak Sprints
28.5km, Previous Princes Freeway, Kanmantoo
80.0km, Nationwide Motor Museum, Torrens Valley Street, Birdwood 

Subaru Queen of the Mountain
103.9km, Christmas Tree Ridge (Norsworthy Street), Forreston, Class 2, 3.6% reasonable/11.0% max

San Remo Pasta Feed Zone
60.6km, Onkaparinga Valley Street at Bedford Resort, Woodside

General Hiking (exc race impartial): 1678m
Most Elevation: 497m



Some other picturesque day exploring the Adelaide Hills is in retailer for Subaru Level Three of the Santos Ladies’s Excursion Down Below. From native bikeways to artisan wares, historical townships to strawberry choosing a laugh for the entire circle of relatives, Subaru Level Three guarantees to be an unbelievable day trip. 

Concerning the Level

Nairne as soon as once more hosts a level get started with the decisive level of this 12 months’s excursion taking the peloton out to Lobethal ahead of looping again against the standard hills circuit of Stirling, Heathfield, Mylor and Aldgate for the end.

Vantage Level

Stirling is best possible for the motion, however so too will probably be any of the primary townships alongside the path, in particular Lobethal for the primary dash and Hahndorf for the San Remo Pasta Feed Zone.

Key Options

Ziptrak Sprints
22.8km, Major Boulevard, Lobethal at Lobethal Baker 
74.1km, Mount Barker Street, Stirling at end line 

Subaru Queen of the Mountain
92.4km, Kywarra Climb, Street Street, Stirling at Ayers Hill Street / Milan Terrace, Class 2 

San Remo Pasta Feed Zone
45.9km, Pine Ave at Auricht Street, Hahndorf 

General Hiking (exc race impartial): 1678m
Most Elevation: 497m


Circuit racing within the Town of Adelaide

The guts of Adelaide is the place the motion is – nice bars, eating places and, in January, the Town of Adelaide Excursion Village will give you a style of worldwide biking motion for the entire week. Hang out to catch a recreation of cricket on the close by Adelaide Oval, or zip right down to the close by Henley Seashore or Glenelg to revel in that best possible Aussie seashore existence.

Concerning the Level

Level Four concludes the Santos Ladies’s Excursion Down Below and can see the centre of the Adelaide CBD come to a decision the race for the first actual time with riders to tackle a difficult 1.7km circuit via Adelaide’s centre.

Beginning out of doors Pilgrim Church on Flinders Boulevard, the peloton becomes King William Boulevard, heads via Victoria Sq. ahead of turning left into Angas Boulevard, then into Chancery Lane and proper into Wakefield Boulevard. 

A left flip at Pulteney Boulevard then swings the riders again onto Flinders for the lengthy instantly to the beginning/end line.

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