Tour Down Under LIVE coverage - Stage 1


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

- Please visit our homepage for the latest Tour Down Under live coverage info. and archive video clips.

- Stage One highlights video with Phil Liggett commentating is back online, now with about 4 minutes (though player indicates it should be 24:40).  -Bernie S.

- Our Tour Down Under Live Coverage Guide for Stage 2 will be posted a bit later today.

- More TDU videos are up.  (Each day's newly added videos will be highlighted in gray.)  More to come.

- If you click on the Yahoo photo gallery link (below right, just above our pic of Graham Watson), you'll find some TDU photos taken at the start of today's stage.

- Tour Down Under internet radio flash:  We are now listing Triple M Radio in our Live Guide.  They are an official race sponsor and just said on the air they are "celebrating the Tour Down Under" all week long.  Looks like race updates and live reporting from the finish line.  We will continue to look for more ways to follow the first "ProTour" race of the 2009 season!

- The 2009 Tour Down Under is officially underway.

- ABC Radio Adelaide is talking about "regular radio updates" from the Tour Down Under, so it doesn't sound like continuous radio coverage of the race this time.  We'll see.  Perhaps they'll feel pressure to do more race coverage and ditch their usual radio shows for the week.

- Next update:  At race time (THIS EVENING U.S. time), with verified links, particularly for live internet radio.

Stage 1 Profile - click graphic for details

- The Tour Down Under Stage 1 from Norwood to Mawson Lakes begins at 11am local time Tuesday.  (01:30 CET Tuesday, 7:30pm U.S. Eastern MONDAY).  The distance is 140km (87 miles).

- We will post and update new guides with the latest info and links each day of the race.

- Tour Down Under live race coverage will be limited to live internet radio and text tickers until Stage 6 when live streaming video will also become available.  Video highlights will, however, be available each day.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for Stage 1 of the 2009 Tour Down Under.

2009 Tour Down Under
Adelaide, Australia, January 18-25
Official Website
Start List
World TV Coverage

Stage 1 Starts at 11am local time


Click for current time in Adelaide

- More race resources to come -

Live video streaming:

(NOT live until final stage but video highlights available each day) TdU schedule and geo-restrictions

(Alternative Tour Down Under live streams are expected for the final stage, notably on Versus for the U.S.A.  We will list direct links at that time.)

(more video links to come if available)


Live audio streaming:

  ABC Radio Adelaide

Alternative ABC Radio
(should open in media player)

Triple M Radio
(Race sponsor will have race updates
and live reports from the finish line.)

Live tickers:

TDU on Twitter

Official site ticker

News and photos:

(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)

Graham Watson
Photo Gallery


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