The season opening Tour Down Under is all set to take place between 15 and 20 January.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will hope to get the season off to a flying start, as we did last year at TDU, when Tom-Jelte Slagter finished 3rd overall and Nic Dlamini won the King of the Mountains prize.
Our Riders To Watch
Michael Valgren – A new year and a new team for the Danish talent, Valgren is looking to get the season off to a fast start in our African team colours.
Tom-Jelte Slagter – A former TDU winner and last year’s 3rd place finisher, Slagter has what it takes to win Down Under.
“We have a really good team for Tour Down Under, probably our strongest ever at this race so we are certainly capable of making a good result here. Personally, I’ve been training hard to be good here so I hope it will pay off and we can achieve something similar to last year. We have to say the route is also more difficult than previous years and the temperature is rising so It wont be easy, but we are ready.” – Tom-Jelte Slagter
Stage 4 – The Corkscrew Road climb at 6km to go will be sure to shake up the GC.
Stage 6 – The famous Willunga Hill moves to the final stage and will decide the overall, what a spectacle this stage will be!