Police Urge Road Safety for Tour Down Under
The annual SANTOS Tour Down Under (TDU) kicks off tomorrow, with SA Police are reminding the community to be aware of road closures and events over the coming 10 days.
Stage One of the Women’s Tour gets the international racing event underway, starting and ending in Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills.
The women’s tour is boosted in 2018, with the event now featuring three open road stages and one closed circuit criterium, Being hosted in Adelaide’s CBD.
The men’s event, a six stage cycling race, will be held from 14 to 21 January, starting in regional South Australia and concluding with a final stage through a closed CBD circuit.
Rolling road closures will take place during the event stages, with the event commander, Assistant Commissioner Scott Duval, urging motorists to plan ahead if traveling in the areas impacted.
“This is an exciting event enjoyed by many South Australians, and enthusiastic visitors to the city,” he said.
“Large crowds are expected along race routes, as well as attending street parties and other events – all of which will have some impact on normal traffic.
“Police will be involved throughout to ensure the smooth progress of racing as well as spectator safety and traffic management.
“During race events police, including bicycle personnel, will travel either as part of rolling road closures, or assisting with traffic management as required, to minimise any disruption.”
In conjunction with the TDU professional racing, there are numerous cycling events open for the general public including the Bupa Mini Tour for Kids in Flow region Lyndoch and other family riding events.
For all the information on the 2018 SANTOS Tour Down Under routes and changes to traffic conditions during race week, visit tourdownunder.com.au.
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