Roadside Report: After a week of fun in the sun at the Tour Down Under 2014 the race wrapped up in Adelaide on Sunday and once again Steve was there roadside to take it all in. Fun times, tough times and certainly hot times the race has been a thrill a minute as the GC contenders slugged it out every day in a battle of mere seconds.
Jan 27, 2014 - Simon Gerrans has won the Tour Down Under (again) and Nairo Quintana took the Tour de San Luis and we have all the results, quotes and video from south of the equator. In other cycling news: we take a look at ‘old men’ of the peloton, with Jens Voigt still attacking and Chris Horner looking like he will do soon. Fabian Cancellara has been on the track and Belkin set out their stall. EuroTrash Monday time!
Drapac Professional Cycling capped a tremendous UCI WorldTour debut with yet another podium appearance for Will Clarke, while Jonathan Cantwell sprinted to fifth place in the Stage 6 finale at the Santos Tour Down Under.
The 2014 Santos Tour Down Under was a thrilling race as Simon Gerrans dueled Cadel Evans to an overall win by just seconds. We picked the best photos for a stage by stage summary and look back at the race with full results.
Roadside Report: The Old Willunga Hill marks the Queen stage of the 2014 Tour Down Under and with the GC battle between Cadel Evans & Simon Gerrans just 7 seconds apart, today's hilltop finish would be crucial. PEZ was in the thick of the roadside action.
Drapac Professional Cycling continues to make an impact in their first WorldTour event, the Santos Tour Down Under. Stage 4 saw the peloton take on windy conditions between Unley and Victor Harbour with sprinter Jonathan Cantwell finishing 12th in the fast finish.
Roadside: Stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under was expected to be a day for the sprinters and André Greipel proved it true taking his first 2014 TDU stage win and his 15th TDU win of his career. Stage 4 was also the occasion where amateur riders could ride the exact stage on the same day as the Pros. PEZ's man Down Under, Steve VeloRoo was there on the bike for the entire 148.5 kilometers and survived.
Roadside Report: The 2014 Santos Tour Down Under cranked up the excitement again today as an Aussie favourite exploded the race with an impressive attack on the infamous Corkscrew Road climb to take the stage win and the GC lead. PEZ-Man Steve was there roadside to take it all in.
Jan 23, 2014 - The first three stages of the Tour Down Under and the Tour de San Luis are under our belts and we have all the action, results and video. In other cycling news; we find out what ‘Purito’s’ plans are for 2014, Nys is still the top Crosser, we look at the schedules for the Tour of America’s Dairyland Race, Tour of Qatar and the Tour of Oman, plus we see what the BMC team have for lunch. EuroTrash Thursday coffee break–time!
Roadside Report St.2: Today was the first overcast day of the Tour Down Under but the sun was shining bright for Lampre-Merida's star Diego Ulissi. PEZ was amongst it all again roadside at the startline and again at the finish in the Euro-Style township of Stirling to catch all the action.
Roadside Report: Sunshine, spectacular scenery, thousands of enthusiastic spectators and the crowd favorite taking the win. Yep, It was a good day to be an Aussie roadside at Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour Down Under. Our man on the scene, Steve takes us on another roadside adventure.
ROADSIDE Down Under: Between catching up with the stars of the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under Team's Presentation and watching people run around in their underwear (true story), Steve also managed to ride with a legend, go front row at the People's Choice Classic and more. It's been a hot and hectic first few days in Adelaide this year.
PEZ's Tour Of Down Under to the Tour Down Under. Getting to Adelaide was no simple plan, as Steve chose to drive 2000km across the outback through 100+ degree heat, crossing bushfires, desert plains and native wildlife to make it to his cycling nirvana, the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under. Here's his trip.
What an amazing race we’ve had so far. The Australians love their home race, but the Italians have offered respect as well. Gerrans, Evans, Porte and Ulissi have been a class apart at the 2014 Tour Down Under as we head into the final stage with only 10 seconds separating the 4 riders. Gerrans leads Evans by 1 second, Ulissi is 4 seconds behind him with Porte just another 5 seconds away.
The day that the spectators have been waiting for and many of the riders dreading has arrived. The sharp rise of Willunga Hill has become an integral part of the TDU and Saturday's hilltop finish should decide the final GC. Let's take a closer look.