Tour down Under
An Aussie Tour de France
Adelaide isn’t France, can’t compare much however the tour down under is the closest thing to the Tour de France that I have ever come across. Without the tyranny of distance or the magnitude of mountains the Tour down Under is a sweet option.
The paper over breakfast covers every element. You go to the stage starts and you probably find more folks on bikes(than in France. The village depart where the stars roll up and have their staff running about attending to formalities.
I know the ASO is here, don’t replicate the hierachy Events SA, don’t ruin it.
Unley experienced a huge crowd. The road was lined by barriers keeping the crowds on the footpath making it a bit of a mob scene. All the cafes were flat out, business was going full tilt.
Offering the buddies riding with me something a little different each day we rode past the stage to stop mid-stage up in the hills. Just like in France. We were riding in relative serenity through the hills for an hour or so before we met our first few, then hundreds and suddenly 1000s.
Written by Phil Anderson