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Tour Down Under to fly through Playford

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Tour Down Under to fly through Playford
Published 12 January 2018
The Tour Down Under will pass through the City of Playford again on Tuesday, 16 January, as cyclists and cycling fans from across the world converge on South Australia.

The Tour Down Under will pass through the City of Playford again on Tuesday, 16 January, as cyclists and cycling fans from across the world converge on South Australia.

Following the success and international coverage of the City of Playford International Tennis Tournament, the Tour Down Under will see more high-profile sport in the north.

The TDU passes through Playford in Stage One of the prestigious world-class race, with cyclists making their way from Port Adelaide to Lyndoch.

If you’re looking to catch all of the action, the riders first enter Playford territory via Black Top Road at Hillbank at around 11.34am, before weaving their way to the One Tree Hill township.

At One Tree Hill, the best vantage point is in front of the Institute, where sponsors vehicles, driving the course ahead of the riders, stop with plenty of giveaways on offer for the kids.

Soon after (at about 11.49), the riders will flash through One Tree Hill, around 40 minutes after starting at Port Adelaide.

After passing through the township, the riders turn left at One Tree Hill Road, before making a right-hand turn into Kersbrook Road at Humbug Scrub.

The King of the Mountain honours will be fought out at around midday on the Humbug Scrub Climb – another great Playford vantage point from which to watch the race. Here’s all the times: Route map:

Here’s a look back at when the Tour Down Under passed through One Tree Hill last year: