Guest Johanna Bennett

2014 Stage 5 of the Santos Tour Down Under

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    2014 City of Onkaparinga Pure Blonde Stage 5 associated events

    McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill

    Saturday 25 January

    City of Onkaparinga

     

    The Santos Tour Down Under peloton and cycling fans will once again descend upon the City of Onkaparinga for Pure Blonde Stage 5 of the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under.

     

    Record attendance numbers are again expected with thousands of people set to line the course to cheer on their cycling heroes and Stage 5 is more than just a cycling race, it’s a party – and you’re invited!

     

    Enjoy the live coverage or travel the race route and let Stage 5 take you on a tour of our city’s stunning and diverse landscape.

     

    The race will start at McLaren Vale, our famous wine region with world class vineyards, cellar doors and restaurants. The riders will then head south, only a short trip to our stunning coastline at Aldinga Beach which boasts clear gulf waters and one of our pristine beaches. As anticipation builds for the hill top finish, follow the peloton as it travels around the historic township of Willunga. Set with the natural beauty of old gum trees and rolling hills the challenge of Willunga Hill will then present as we witness what is expected to be another exciting battle for Stage 5 victory.

     

    Watch live race coverage on giant TV screens in McLaren Vale, Willunga and Willunga Hill and enjoy trackside roving entertainment in Willunga.

     

     

     

     

    Free family events along the race route include:

     

    McLaren Vale

    The Park Party – 10am-3pm

    Ellis Park

     

    • free children’s activities

    • live music performances

    • Lions Club sausage sizzle

    • live race coverage on a giant TV screen

     

    Singing Gallery, 9am–3pm

     

    • craft and culture art market and music

     

    Piazza della Valle, 9am–12noon

     

    • meet your maker scarecrow display competition

    • food and drink stalls

     

     

    Aldinga Beach

    The Beach Party – 10.30am-3pm

    Snapper Point

     

    • children’s entertainment and activities

    • food and drink stalls

    • live music performances

     

     

    Willunga

    The Peloton Picnic – 10am-4pm

    Old Courthouse Grounds

     

    • children’s entertainment and activities

    • food and drink stalls

    • live music performances

    • live race coverage on a giant TV screen

     

     

    Jersey winners’ presentations will follow the race finish at the presentation podium near the finish line on Willunga Hill.

     

     

    Traffic restrictions

    Total road closures and parking restrictions will be in place during the race, including event set up and pack up. A traffic restriction schedule will soon be available.

     

    SAPol will manage rolling road closures along the race route while the race is in progress. During the rolling road closures traffic will not be permitted on the road until the riders have passed. For full details of the race route visit www.tourdownunder.com.au

     

     

    Willunga Hill restrictions

    If visiting Willunga Hill please respect the sensitive flora areas, do not enter the Bush for Life sites (protected areas) and help us make the event smoke free.

     

     

     

     

     

    Stay for the long-weekend

    We also encourage you to contact the McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre to secure your accommodation for the weekend. Our friendly and fully trained staff and volunteers are happy to assist in providing a wealth of information on the region or check out our online visitor guide jam packed with everything you need to know.

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    Edited by Johanna Bennett
    Changed title slightly to include event sponsor, and changed image.

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