2019 Women's Tour Down Under route revealed

New race leader Amanda Spratt in ochre

The 2019 Women's Tour Down Under will kick off on January 10 from the town of Hahndorf – the Germanic settlement in the Adelaide Hills that has often featured on the route of the men's race, and was a stage finish in the women's event last year. It will kick off the race with an undulating course and expected bunch sprint at the end. But it features as a stage start in the women's race for the first time, as do two other start towns: Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley for the start of stage 2, and Nairne in the Adelaide Hills for the start of stage 3. Once again, the four-day race is expected to attract the very best international and home-grown riders. "We're really proud of the reputation the race has developed for itself," Women's Tour Down Under race director Kimberley Conte told Cyclingnews on Saturday after the ...

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