Stage three of the 2018 Tour Down Under will return to the Fleurieu Peninsula this year, with the City of Victor Harbor preparing for another bumper year of enthusiastic crowds and scintillating cycling action.
The region will host the Stage 3 finish of the iconic race on January 18, an event that is expected to bring many economic benefits.
The beachside suburb of Glenelg will be the starting point for this varied stage, which sees the peloton travel through the Fleurieu Peninsula and McLaren Vale.
Stage 3 will see cyclists wind their way through McLaren Vale, Myponga, Yankalilla and Inman Valley as the riders take on Pennys Hill Road for the Subaru King of the Mountain points, before finishing off with a frenetic three loops of Victor Harbor.
The 13 kilometre finishing circuit involves three loops around the Ring Road before finishing in the town centre, providing spectators a great chance to see the world-class competitors up close.
Last year saw large crowds watch on along the entire course of the ride, and a similar turnout is expected this year.
To ensure the safety of riders, spectators and motorists, a number of road closures will be in place for the event and traffic congestion is expected. Traffic management information is available online at www.victor.sa.gov.au or at the council office.
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Stage 3 of the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under will see riders take on 146.5km of undulating hills and scenic country side.
The stage will begin from Colley Tce in Glenelg at 11am with an expected finish time of 2.53pm at The Esplanade of Victor Harbor.
Stage 5 is a favourite for the spectators and is heralded as the 'Queen' stage of the Tour Down Under. The day will start in McLaren Vale. The town is always in party mode during the race, with the peloton headed for the iconic Willunga Hill.
Fans flock roadside to cheer on their heroes in what is often the deciding stage of the Santos Tour Down Under. Stage 5 will have an 11.10am start from Main Road in McLaren Vale, with an expected finish time of 2.58pm at Brookman Road, Willunga Hill after 151.5km of intense racing.