New UCI ProTour Teams To Debut Down Under

Two new UCI ProTour teams – Garmin Slipstream and Team Katusha – will make their ProTour debut at the 2009 Tour Down Under. Mike Turtur, Tour Down Under Race Director, is pleased to see the UCI ProTour continuing to expand to include teams from all corners of the globe. β€œIt is great to see two new teams joining the UCI ProTour. And I am pleased that Team Katusha is being spearheaded … [Read more...]

French Team Ag2r La Mondiale Back Again At Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Dec 1, 2008 (AFP) - The powerful French Ag2r La Mondiale team will be back for next year's Tour Down Under in Australia, organisers said Monday. Ag2r La Mondiale has the best overall record in the Tour Down Under with four winners since the first race in 1999 -- Spaniard Mikel Astarloza (2003), Gilles Maignan of France (2000), Australian Simon Gerrans (2006) and Swiss Martin Elmiger … [Read more...]

Team Columbia’s Andre Greipel To Defend At The Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Nov 21, 2008 (AFP) - Team Columbia's Andre Greipel will return to defend his title at next January's Tour Down Under in Australia, Race Director Mike Turtur said Friday. The German won this year's event in South Australia in dominant fashion beating Australian Allan Davis by 15 seconds to take the opening UCI ProTour race of the season. Greipel went on to finish fifth overall … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong To Compete In Tour Down Under: Reports Officials

ADELAIDE, Australia, Sept 24, 2008 (AFP) - Seven times Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will launch his comeback in South Australia's Tour Down Under in January, officials said Wednesday. The move was announced by state Premier Mike Rann, who said Armstrong's participation would make the tour "the biggest sporting event in South Australian history." The 37-year-old cancer … [Read more...]