Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under

Richie Porte
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Where: Adelaide, Australia

When: 13-22 January 2023

Rank: UCI WorldTour (men's and women's)

Distance: 672 kilometres (men's) 293 kilometres (women's)

Tour Down Under

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Tour Down Under 2023 race information

After a lengthy absence, the Tour Down Under makes its return to the men’s WorldTour calendar for 2023 with some of the biggest names in the sport set to begin their season with the Australian stage race. 

Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers), Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech), Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroen) are just some of the high profile stars set to feature. The women’s race is also back on this year after a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and for the first time in its history has now been upgraded to the WorldTour. Grace Brown (FDJ-Suez) and Georgia Baker (Team Jayco-AIUla) are both set to compete in what promises to be an enthralling curtain raiser to the WorldTour season. 

The week of action will begin with an evening criterium on Saturday 14 January for both the men and women. While the criterium will not count towards the race's general classification, it still promises to provide plenty of entertainment and spectacle. All of the stages for both the men’s and women’s races promise to be exciting, and are packed full of climbs and sprint points which could be decisive. 

Richie Porte won the men’s race last time the Tour Down Under was held as an international event in 2020. However the former Ineos Grenadiers rider won’t feature this year due to him retiring after last year’s Tour of Britain. As well as Porte, Willunga Hill won’t feature in this year’s race after race director Stuart O’Grady replaced the famous climb with the equally fearsome Mount Lofty.  

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Tour Down Under: Recent winners 

2023: Jay Vine (UAE Team Emirates)

2022: No race due to Covid-19 pandemic

2021: No race due to Covid-19 pandemic

2020: Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)

2019: Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott)

2018: Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott)

2017: Richie Porte (BMC Racing)

2016: Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge)

2015: Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing)

2014: Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge)

2013: Tom-Jelte Slagter (Blanco Pro Cycling)

2012: Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge)

2011: Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo)

2010: André Greipel (HTC-Columbia)

2009: Allan Davis (Quick Step)

2008: André Greipel (Team High Road)

2007: Martin Elmiger (AG2R Prévoyance)

2006: Simon Gerrans (AG2R Prévoyance)

2005: Luis Leon Sanchez (Liberty Seguros-Wurth)

2004: Patrick Jonker (UniSA-Australia)

2003: Mikel Astarloza (AG2R Prévoyance)

2002: Michael Rogers (Australian Institute for Sport)

2001: Stuart O'Grady (Credit Agricole)

2000: Giles Maignan (AG2R Prévoyance)

Women's Tour Down Under: Recent winners

2023: Grace Brown (FDJ-Suez)

2022: No race held due to Covid-19 pandemic

2021: No race held due to Covid-19 pandemic

2020: Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo)

2019: Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton–Scott)

2018: Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton–Scott)

2017: Amanda Spratt (Orica–Scott)

2016: Katrin Garfoot (Orica–AIS)

2015: Valentina Scandolara (Orica–AIS)

2014: Loes Gunnewijk (Orica–AIS)

2013: Kimberley Wells (Specialized–Securitor)

2012: Judith Arndt  (GreenEDGE–AIS)

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