The 2020 Santos Tour Down Under will play host to the final of a three stage National Criterium Series (NCS), sanctioned by Cycling Australia.
The series commences on 8th December in Launceston Tasmania, followed by 15th December in Melbourne and culminates at the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under as Night Riders in the Adelaide CBD on the evening of Saturday 25th January.
The collaboration, a first between Cycling South Australia and the Santos Tour Down Under will see Australia’s best domestic elite male and female cyclists battle it out on a 1km street circuit immediately adjacent to the City of Adelaide Tour Village.
The circuit uses part of the track that will host the fourth and final stage of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under, and the Schwalbe Classic which kicks off men’s racing as part of the 2020 event.
A festival atmosphere is expected around the Flinders Street start/finish line in downtown Adelaide with music, food, drinks and fast paced elite criterium racing with Men’s and Women’s races of up to one hour each.
On track activity will commence at around 17.30 local time, with an anticipated Men’s race finish at around 20.30, before attention shifts back to the City of Adelaide Tour Village for a free concert by a yet to be announced Australian artist.
The Santos Tour Down Under organising team note that new initiatives and events such as these attract some of the Australia’s best riders, and ‘add another exciting element to the Santos Festival of Cycling Calendar, as part of Australia’s Greatest Cycling Race.’
2019 National Criterium Series
- December 8, 2019 – The Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic – Launceston, Tasmania
- December 15, 2019 – The Shimano Super Crit – Melbourne, Victoria
- January 25, 2020 – Night Riders – Adelaide, South Australia
The Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic will open the 2019-20 NCS on Sunday 8 December, with the action moving to Melbourne for the Shimano Super Crit on Sunday 15 December. The NCS finale, Night Riders, will be held on Saturday 25 January as part of the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under.