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New climb for Tour Down Under


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An iconic climb in the Adelaide Hills has been included in the Tour Down Under for 2016 with cyclists to race up Norton Summit Road for the first time.

The climb has been a regular training ground for some of Australia’s top riders based in Adelaide at the Australian Institute of Sport.

It will feature in the 138km-stage four of the race while other major climbs up Corkscrew Road on stage three and the stage-five summit finish on Willunga Hill have also been retained.

The race will be run from January 19-24 and director Mike Turtur says next year’s route has been designed to offer something new for both riders and spectators.

The Barossa town of Lyndoch will host a finish for the first time.

Stages for the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under

• Down Under Classic (Adelaide) – 51 km – Sunday, January 17

• Stage 1 – Prospect to Lyndoch – 130.8 km – Tuesday, January 19

• Stage 2 – Unley to Stirling – 132 km – Wednesday, January 20

• Stage 3 – Glenelg to Campbelltown – 139 km – Thursday, January 21

• Bupa Stage 4 – Norwood to Victor Harbor – 138 km – Friday, January 22

• Bike Exchange Stage 5 – McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill – 151.5 km – Saturday, January 23 • Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 – Adelaide – 90 km – Sunday, January 24

– with AAP

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