2015 Tour Down Under
The 2015 Santos Tour Down Under was the 17th edition of the Tour Down Under stage race. It took place from 20 to 25 January in and around Adelaide, South Australia, and was the first race of the 2015 UCI World Tour. The overall winner was Rohan Dennis.
|2015 UCI World Tour, race 1 of 28|
|Dates||20–25 January 2015|
|Distance||812.3 km (504.7 mi)|
|Winning time||19h 15' 18"|
|1||20 January||Tanunda to Campbelltown||132.6 km (82 mi)||Flat stage||Jack Bobridge (AUS)|
|2||21 January||Unley to Stirling||150.5 km (94 mi)||Flat stage||Juan José Lobato (ESP)|
|3||22 January||Norwood to Paracombe||143.2 km (89 mi)||Medium-mountain stage||Rohan Dennis (AUS)|
|4||23 January||Glenelg to Mt Barker||144.5 km (90 mi)||Flat stage||Steele von Hoff (AUS)|
|5||24 January||McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill||151.5 km (94 mi)||Medium-mountain stage||Richie Porte (AUS)|
|6||25 January||Adelaide||90 km (56 mi)||Flat stage||Wouter Wippert (NED)|
As the Tour Down Under is a UCI World Tour event, all 17 UCI ProTeams were invited automatically and obligated to send a squad. Australian team Drapac Professional Cycling received a wildcard invitation and, together with a selection of Australian riders forming the UniSA-Australia squad, this formed the event's 19 team peloton.
Cadel Evans stated that it would be his last race in his professional career.
The 19 teams invited to the race are:
|Stage 1 Result
|General Classification after Stage 1
|Stage 3 Result
|General Classification after Stage 3
|Stage 4 Result
|General Classification after Stage 4
|Stage 5 Result
|General Classification after Stage 5
|Stage 6 Result
|General Classification after Stage 6
Classification leadership tableEdit
||Young rider classification
||Most competitive rider
|1||Jack Bobridge||Jack Bobridge||Jack Bobridge||Jack Bobridge||Luke Durbridge||Luke Durbridge||UniSA-Australia|
|2||Juan José Lobato||Juan José Lobato||Niccolò Bonifazio||Thomas De Gendt||Movistar Team|
|3||Rohan Dennis||Rohan Dennis||Rohan Dennis||Cadel Evans||Rohan Dennis||Will Clarke||BMC Racing Team|
|4||Steele von Hoff||Jack Bobridge||Daryl Impey||Cédric Pineau|
|5||Richie Porte||Greg Henderson||Movistar Team|
|6||Wouter Wippert||Manuele Boaro|
|Final||Rohan Dennis||Jack Bobridge||Daryl Impey||Rohan Dennis||–||Movistar Team|
- "Dates confirmed for 2015 Santos Tour Down Under". Tour Down Under. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
- "Bobridge wins Tour Down Under opening stage". Cycling News. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
- "Lobato wins in Stirling". Cycling News. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "Rohan Dennis wins in Paracombe". Cycling News. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Von Hoff steels the stage in Mount Barker". Cycling News. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Porte wins atop Willunga Hill". Cycling News. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Wippert wins final stage in Adelaide". Cycling News. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.