The 14th Santos Tour Down Under enters a new era in 2012, post the appearances of Lance Armstrong which the race built a new level of recognition on as it entered the UCI’s ProTour, with a renewed Australian focus on the six-stage race this January with the unveiling of WorldTour neophytes GreenEdge.
The Tour Down Under receives a further shake-up in the form of the longed-for hill-top finish on Stage 5 at Old Willunga Hill along with a new classification process to be used for the first time for SKODA King of the Mountain climbs where Menglers Hill on Stage 4, and Old Willunga Hill on Stage 5 have received Cat 1 status.
Stage 1Tuesday, January 17 2012
- Location:Prospect – Clare
- Distance:149 km
Stage 2Wednesday, January 18 2012
- Location:Lobethal – Stirling
- Distance:148 km
Stage 3Thursday, January 19 2012
- Location:Unley – Victor Harbour
- Distance:134.5 km
Stage 4Friday, January 20 2012
- Location:Norwood – Tanunda
- Distance:130 km
Stage 5Saturday, January 21 2012
- Location:McLaren Vale – Old Willunga Hill
- Distance:151.5 km
Stage 6Sunday, January 22 2012
- Location:Adelaide City Council Street Circuit
- Distance:90 km
- Jan 14 - Santos Tour Down Under 2012 Jan 15-22
- Jan 13 - Liquigas-Cannondale 2012 Team.
- Jan 12 - 2012 NIKE MARK CAVENDISH
- Jan 11 - Gabe Winawer
- Jan 10 - Omega-Pharma-Quick Step
- Jan 9 - Simon Gerrans Wins Australia Road National Championships 2012!
- Jan 8 - Cavendish for NIKE.
- Jan 7 - RadioShack-Nissan Jersey 2012
- Jan 6 - RadioShack-Nissan ready..
- Jan 5 - Team Sky 2012.