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Tour Down Under – Barossa

The Barossa Valley was again host to the Tour Down Under this year, as Stage 1 competitors made their way around the Flow region yesterday.

The first leg of the tournament which started in Unley and finished in Lyndoch, was won by Sydney-sider, Caleb Ewan – a great victory and head start for his team Orica-Scott.

While yesterday’s 44C conditions didn’t slow down the 22 year-old rider, they did prompt race organisers to shorten the stage by 27km, equivalent to one lap around Lyndoch.

Mayor of the Barossa, Bob Sloane told Flow FM why the region is perfect for the race.

“In Tanunda now we’ve had the main street done up, and the area around Williamstown, Lyndoch and Cockatoo Valley is really interesting as tehre’s some flat area, but also some challenging hills for the riders,” he said.

The Barossa Council has released photos of yesterday’s event.