Tour Down Under 2012 Cyclingnews

From 17 to 22 Jan 2012, in Australia’s Tour Down Under took place. This competition is part of the UCI World Tour.

History

The Tour Down Under is the main Australian cycle race. The contest was organized first in 1999. This first edition was won by Stuart O’Grady. Tour Down Under, won a lot of international attention when this competition was part of the UCI Pro Tour. In 2009, Lance Armstrong in the Tour Down Under his comeback in the pro peloton.

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The most successful riders in the history of the Tour Down Under is Stuart O’Grady and André Greipel. They managed together twice to win the final standings of the competition. As for the number of stage wins, then Robbie McEwen’s record: he’s won over the years, 12 steps in this contest.

Participants in 2012

All teams with a Worldtour license will participate in this contest: Green Edge, Astana, Movistar, Euskaltel-Euskadi, FDJ-BigMat, AG2R-La Mondiale, Omega Pharma-Lotto-Belisol Quick Step,, Radioshack-Nissan, Rabobank, Lampre, Liquigas, Vacansoleil, Katusha, Garmin-Cervelo, BMC, Team Sky and Team Saxo Bank. In addition, it will also join the Australian squad.

Valverde

Alejandro Valverde is making the Tour Down Under, after the doping suspension of two years, his comeback.

Green Edge

If the team during the Tour Down Under in 2012 at most will be given, of course, is the new team green border. This is the very first Australian team, who has managed to get a license in the highest category of the UCI. At the Green Edge goes to the driver who won the match in 2011: Cameron Meyer.

Sprinters

In this first major road race of the cycling season 2012 will probably see some nice bunch sprints.Tops printer that Petacchi, Greipel, Feillu, Bennati and Freire now announced that they will participate in this contest.

Riding schedule.

Below is the schedule stage of the Tour Down Under in 2012. riding one, two, three, four and six is quite flat. The fifth step is over hilly terrain. The toughest ascent is the old Willunga Hill, which during this trip twice must be conquered.

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2012 Tour Down Under route announced

2012 Tour Down Under route announced

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Tour Down Under still an economic success without …

Tour Down Under still an economic success without ...

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Gallery: Tour Down Under view from the road

Gallery: Tour Down Under view from the road

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Greipel wins Tour Down Under stage one

Greipel wins Tour Down Under stage one

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Gallery: Crowds out in force at Tour Down Under …

Gallery: Crowds out in force at Tour Down Under ...

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Santos Tour Down Under 2012

Santos Tour Down Under 2012

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Tour Down Under 2012, stage six

Tour Down Under 2012, stage six

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Gallery: Teams arrive for Tour Down Under

Gallery: Teams arrive for Tour Down Under

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Gallery: Tour Down Under view from the road

Gallery: Tour Down Under view from the road

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Gilbert considering season start at Tour Down Under …

Gilbert considering season start at Tour Down Under ...

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2012 Tour Down Under

2012 Tour Down Under

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Greipel out of Tour of Qatar

Greipel out of Tour of Qatar

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Gallery: Tour Down Under team presentation

Gallery: Tour Down Under team presentation

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Ag2r to field four former winners in 2012 Santos Tou…

Ag2r to field four former winners in 2012 Santos Tou...

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Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under

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Greipel will return to Tour Down Under in 2018 …

Greipel will return to Tour Down Under in 2018 ...

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Hutarovich, Appollonio debut for Ag2r at Santos Tour Down …

Hutarovich, Appollonio debut for Ag2r at Santos Tour Down ...

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Tour Down Under to replace podium girls with junior riders …

Tour Down Under to replace podium girls with junior riders ...

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Blanco Pro Cycling pick Australian line-up for Tour Down …

Blanco Pro Cycling pick Australian line-up for Tour Down ...

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Gallery: Fast and furious at the Tour Down Under …

Gallery: Fast and furious at the Tour Down Under ...

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