Tour Down Under LIVE coverage - Stage 4


 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.

- TdU Stage 4 has begun.  And Johan Bruyneel is already posting tweets from the team car.  (link under Live tickers)

- If you are joining us for the first time, in this Tour Down Under Stage 4 Live Coverage Guide you will find links listed in the gray section at right for live radio updates (not continuous coverage but they regularly break to reporters with the race) and live text tickers.  We won't have live streaming video until Stage 6.

- 2009 Tour Down Under Videos:  For TdU race highlights and interview videos, scroll down and select from our growing list.

- 2009 Tour of California:  For those of you outside the U.S., Tour de France organizer Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) and ToC organizer AEG announced a partnership last June whereby ASO will assist with the international distribution of ToC television and digital media rights.  The agreement calls for ASO to, among other things, "develop, produce and distribute a portfolio of programming formats including live coverage of the race."  We will let you know as soon as we have details.

- In case you missed our earlier posts on these subjects, Versus today announced their broadcast schedule for the 2009 Tour of California, including, for the first time, LIVE coverage of the weekday stages.  Also, the final list of 17 Tour of California teams was announced.

So we're looking at a ToC featuring Armstrong, Sastre, Leipheimer, Cancellara, Vande Velde, Hincapie, Boonen, Hushovd, Cavendish, Freire, Landis, Basso, Hamilton.  Yowza!  Traffic jam has already begun...

- Bruyneel's first tweet of the day in Australia: "Getting ready for another day at TDU. Think it's going to be a quiet stage before tomorrow's (Saturday's) Willunga."  You can follow any other updates from Johan by clicking his Twitter link in our Live Tickers section.

- Added another race ticker for Stage 4:  Johan Bruyneel tweets from the team car.  Is Bruyneel the first team director to provide updates via Twitter during a race?

Stage 4 Profile - click graphic for details

- The Tour Down Under Stage 4 from Burnside Village to Angaston begins at 11am local time Friday.  (01:30 CET Friday, 7:30pm U.S. Eastern THURSDAY).  The distance is 143km (89 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 4 of the 2009 Tour Down Under.

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

Stage 4 Starts at 11am local time
(Finish at approx. 3:00pm)


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

Johan Bruyneel tweets
from the team car

Official site ticker

News and photos:

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

Graham Watson
Photo Gallery


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