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The first ever Old Willunga Hill finish lived up to expectations. Find out who won Stage 5 while the other rider won the overall: 23 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti
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News and Updates for Tour Down Under 2012

Stage 6 results: André Greipel nets his third stage to go along with his Classic Down Under win making it four wins this week; Simon Gerrans (GreenEDGE) wraps up the overall

14 Big Photos from Stage 6sirotti
Stage 6 results
1  André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)
2  Mark Renshaw (Rabobank)
3  Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD)
4  Yahueni Hutarovich (FDJ-BigMat) 
5  José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar Team)

Final general classification
1  Simon Gerrans (GreenEDGE)
2  Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team)
3  Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Nissan)  + 0:08
Full Official Stage 6 Resultstourdownunder
Gerrans crowned Tour Down Under champion in Adelaide cyclingnews
Simon Gerrans wins Tour Down
Gerrans wins Tour Down Under overall, Greipel takes final stage
Australia's Gerrans wins Tour Down Under afp
GreenEdge's Simon Gerrans wins a classic Tour Down Under
14 Big Photos from Stage 6sirotti
More Photos from Stage
 Simon Gerrans post Stage 6 (02:59 English) —
January 20/21 update:
 Stage 6 high-speed recon (04:29) —

Stage 5 results: Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins on Old Willunga Hill ahead of Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge). Both are now tied on overall time, but Gerrans is the new race leader

23 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti
Stage 5 results
1  Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team)    3:45:48
2  Simon Gerrans (GreenEDGE)
3  Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Nissan)      + 0:02
4  Michael Rogers (Sky)                   + 0:04
5  Rohan Dennis (UniSA)                   + 0:07
6  Edvald Boassonn Hagen (Sky)            + 0:12
7  Javier Moreno (Sky)                    + 0:14
8  Jan Bakelants (RadioShack-Nissan)
9  Jack Bauer (Garmin-Barracuda)          + 0:26
10 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha)

General classification after stage 5
1  Simon Gerrans (GreenEDGE)            18:49:24
2  Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team)
3  Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Nissan)      + 0:08
4  Michael Rogers (Sky)                   + 0:14
5  Rohan Dennis (UniSA)
6  Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)             + 0:18
7  Jan Bakelants (RadioShack-Nissan)      + 0:20
8  Javier Moreno (Movistar Team)          + 0:24
9  Michael Matthews (Rabobank)            + 0:30
10 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha)              + 0:32
Full Official Stage 5 Resultstourdownunder
Gerrans, Valverde tied for Down Under lead
Comeback complete for Valverde as Spaniard out sprints Gerrans on Willunga cyclingnews
Official Results from Stage
Valverde wins Tour Down Under stage five, Gerrans in lead
Tour Down Under down to the
 Peter Walsh and Race Director Mike Turtur Post Stage 5 Analysis (02:40 English) —
23 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti
More Photos from Stage
Fans blast Tour Down Under TV coverage
Tour Down Under fines 'unseemly' riders afp
Haas finds only positives in Willunga escape cyclingnews
Santos extends with Tour Down Under cyclingnews
January 20/21 update:
 Stage 5 high-speed recon (04:29) —

Stage 4 results: Oscar Freire (Katusha) wins the sprint finish in Tanunda; Martin Kohler is back in Ochre

12 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti
Stage 4 results
1  Oscar Gomez Freire (Katusha) 
2  Gerald Ciolek (Omega Pharma QuickStep) 
3  Daniele Bennati (RadioShack-Nissan)
4  Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) 
5  Michael Matthews (Rabobank) 
6  Jose Rojas (Movistar)
(Greipel crosses with a group 4 minutes back)

General classification after stage 4
1  Martin Kohler (BMC) 
2  Michael Matthews (Rabobank) + 0:02
3  Oscar Freire (Katusha) 
Freire back in the winner's circle with Tour Down Under victory cyclingnews
Friere takes first win for Katusha in Tour Down Under stage four
12 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti
 Stage 4 wrap with Peter Walsh and Patrick Jonker (02:26 English) —
  Winner's Interview/Analysis (01:30 English) —
GreenEdge blow Tour Down Under race wide open afp
Nails scattered in TDU sabotage
January 19/20 update:
About to lose my Greip on the Tour Down Under, says
No live video. Check back for highlights and big photos after the race.

Stage 3 results: André Greipel wins his 10th career Tour Down Under stage

13 Big Photos from Stage 3 (more photos added)sirotti
Stage 3 results
1  André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)
2  Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat
3  Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky 
4  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank
5  Robbie McEwen (AUS) GreenEdge
6  Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin

General classification after stage 3
1  André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)  
Full Official Stage 3 Resultstourdownunder
Greipel doubles up Down Underskysports
Greipel closes in on Tour Down Under record with Victor Harbour win cyclingnews
Greipel wins Tour Down Under stage three and takes overall lead
13 Big Photos from Stage 3 (more photos added)sirotti
More Photos from Stage
 Highlights: Unstoppable Greipel regains lead (01:50 English) —
  Greg Henderson Post-Stage 3 Interview (01:08 English) —
January 18/19 update:
No live video. Check back for highlights and big photos after the race.

Stage 2 results: Break survivor Will Clarke (UniSA) wins solo in Stirling after being alone for the final 90 km

15 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti
Stage 2 results
1. William Clarke (UniSA)         3:58:35
2. Michael Matthews (Rabobank)     + 1:02
3. Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge)
4. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) 
5. Edward Boasson Hagen (Sky)
6. Oscar Gomez Freire (Katusha) 
7. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing)
8. Luke Roberts (Saxo Bank)

General classification after stage 1
1  Martin Kohler (BMC Racing)     8:33:05
2  André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)   + 0:02
3  Michael Matthews (Rabobank)     + 0:04
Stirling solo victory for Clarke
Tour Down Under turns upside down on brilliant day for UniSA's Clarke cyclingnews
Stage 1 Full Resultsbiciciclismo
Valverde says he’s amongst the best riders in the Santos Tour Down Under velonation
Who dares wins
15 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti
More Photos from Stage
January 17/18 update:
No live video. Check back for highlights and big photos after the race.

Stage 1 results: Andre Greipel wins a photo finish against Alessandro Pettachi; major crash in the final km

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13 Big Photos from Stage 1 (more photos added)sirotti
Stage 1 results
1  Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol        
2  Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-ISD
3  Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat
4  Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
5  Daniele Bennati (ITA) Radioshack-Nissan 
6  Christopher Sutton (AUS) Sky Procycling
7  Jonathan Cantwell (AUS) Saxo Bank 
8  Xavier Florencio Cabre' (ESP) Katusha  
9  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Rabobank
Greipel goes two-straight with photo finish win over Petacchi in Clare cyclingnews
Stage 1 crash sends four to
Roelandts suffers fractured cervical vertebra cyclingnews
 Stage 1 Finish (02:06 English) —
13 Big Photos from Stage 1 (more photos added)sirotti
More Photos from Stage
January 16/17 update:
No live video. Check back for highlights and big photos after the race.

Mr. January wins the Down Under Classic

12 Big Photos from the Classic Down Undersirotti
Down Under Classic (Stage 0) results:
1  Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol      1:03:16   
2  Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky      
3  Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin      
4  Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar      
5  Steel Von Hoff (Aus) UniSA-Australia      
6  Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) SaxoBank      
7  Chris Sutton (Aus) Sky      
8  Jose Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar      
9  Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol      
10 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-ISD
Greipel makes show of force in Tour Down Under prologuecyclingnews
Greipel draws first blood in Tour Down Under
12 Big Photos from the Classic Down Undersirotti

Live: Down Under Classic (pre-event warm-up race)

January 14/15 update: There will be live video from the streets of Adelaide for the Down Under Classic along with Text Updates starting at 19:00 ACDT; 03:30 EST. Highlights and big photos afterward. — Steve
 Live Video (starting 19:00 ACDT; 03:50 EST) —
TDU Down Under Classic Live Text Updates (starting at 19:00 ACDT; 03:30 EST/ Highlights and photos afterward)
Live update: Down Under

... Movistar's Alejandro Valverde (above) preparing for his return to racing after serving his two-year suspension; Team GreenEdge preparing for their first UCI race. More pre race training photos coming...
January 13/14 update:
The Down Under Classic, the Tour Down Under warm-up crit, starts Sunday local time 19:00 ACDT - 20:00 ACDT. Race time (ACDT) is 10.5 hours ahead of UTC/GMT and 15.5 hours ahead of U.S. east coast time. So, the race starts and finishes early Sunday morning at 03:30-4:30 EST in the U.S. Highlights and big photos following the Down Under Classic and every stage next week. Live text updates from the Down Under Classic at 19:00 ACDT.
Gerrans proud to be riding Tour Down Under in green and gold cyclingnews

Provisional Starlist

January 10 update:
Provisional Startlist (Rosters)
Big names heading Down Undervelonews
Mark Renshaw ready to turn on compatriots
Alejandro Valverde returns from two-year doping ban to lead Spain's
Petacchi to start 2012 at Tour Down Under cyclingnews
Passing truck's ill wind puts cloud over Bobridge's tour
Bobridge’s Tour Down Under participation depends on further tests velonation
 No shortage of talent in the Santos Tour Down
GreenEdge makes history, ready to take on Sky
Meyer ready for Tour Down Under defence

2012 Tour Down Under Race Preview

January 10 update:
Tour Down Under previewvelonews
Santos Tour Down Under 2012 - contenders
Tour Down Under pumped up in 2012 cyclingnews
 3D Stage Tourscyclingthealps
Also, see the stage preview videos in the race summary table (right). November 25 update: A usual, the six stage Tour Down Under starts on the third Tuesday of January with the race warm-up (Down Under Classic) starting on the Sunday. This is the 14th edition of the Tour Down Under which became a World Tour Event several years ago and is the first race on the 2012 UCI World Calendar.

See the stage map and profiles right and scroll down for the list of teams. More to come... — Steve

Sky's 2012 Tour Down Under squad named
2012 Santos Tour Down Under - BMC Racing Team Squaddailypeloton
Haussler to lead Garmin-Cervélo at Tour Down Under cyclingnews

June 13 update:
2012 Tour Down Under route announced cyclingnews
Hilltop finish for 2012 Tour Down Under stageafp

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Live Streaming Video, TV Coverage and Text Updates

January 20 update: In 2012, the Santos Tour Down Under will be broadcast (mostly highlights) across the globe. Australian viewers will have access to Channel Nine's Wide World of Sports which will have the most extensive coverage. Hosted by Andrew Voss, the Nine Network coverage will present extensive daily highlights and broadcast the final two stages live. Online viewers may have access to Channel Nine coverage... check back at race time. The international voices of cycling, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, will provide roadside commentary for the official feed. — Steve

 Live Video (click the red link to close the popup) — sky sports
 Live Video (click the small [x] to close the ads) — sky sports
 Live Video for Stage
Tour Down Under Text Updates twitter
Live Text
Live Text Updatescyclingnews
Live updates: Tour Down

2012 Broadcast Schedule:
Australia - Channel Nine
Sunday 15 January:
10.30pm-12am - Down Under Classic (90 minute highlights; live online)
Tuesday 17 January:
11.30pm-12.30am - Stage 1 (1 hour highlights)
Wednesday 18 January:
11.20pm-12.20am - Colemans Group Stage 2 (1 hour highlights)
Thursday 19 January:
11.30pm-12.30am - Stage 3 (1 hour highlights)
Friday 20 January:
11.00pm-12.00pm - Bupa Stage 4 (1 hour highlights)
Saturday 21 January: Jayco Stage 5 LIVE broadcast:
11.00am-3.30pm - Adelaide
10.30am-3pm - Brisbane
11.30am-4pm - Sydney/Melbourne
8.30am-1pm - Perth
Sunday 22 January: Stage 6 LIVE broadcast:
12.30pm-3.30pm - Adelaide
12.00pm-3.00pm - Brisbane
1.00pm-4.00pm - Sydney/Melbourne
10.00am-1.00pm - Perth
NOTE: subject to change

International broadcasters
Viewers around the world can watch the Santos Tour Down Under action on the following networks. Please check your local broadcaster for schedule details: France - Sport+
Ireland - Setanta
Luxembourg - RTL
Norway - TV2Sport
Spain - Teledeporte
UK - Sky Sports and ITV
Pan-Africa - Supersport
USA - Versus (NBC Sports): The Tour Down Under Classic (January 15 at 3 p.m.) and Tour Down Under (January 17-22 at 5:30 p.m.)
Canada - Rogers
South and Central America - Direct TV
Pan-Asia - Eurosport Asia
Japan - Jsports
Malaysia - Astro
New Zealand - Sky TV

November 11 update: A work in progress for Tour Down Under live and delayed coverage. Most live feeds will be country restricted, but unrestricted links will appear in bold. Check back at race time for more links. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve
Tour Down Under strikes new TV deal (SBS no longer) —
Stages 5 & 6 live on Channel 9 in Australia. Other broadcast information pending confirmation.

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