Tour Down Under LIVE coverage - Stage 5


 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.

- This stage could be decisive but if not, we will finally have live streaming video (in some markets anyway) tomorrow for Stage 6 and it could come down to sprint bonuses.

- Stage 5 is underway.  ABC Radio have placed a reporter on the Willunga climb which the riders will go up twice.  They will check in regularly with race updates.

- ABC Radio Adelaide schedule lists the program, SA Grandstand with Peter Walsh and Roger Wills starting at 11am, same time as the race start.  Walsh and Wills called the live action for the Cancer Council Classic, though they do not appear to be specialist cycling commentators and didn't sound like it last weekend.  Anyway, this is a sports program so perhaps there will be more frequent updates from the race for Stage 5?  On the other hand, there may be a lot more sport activities for them to cover since it's a Saturday.  We'll see.

- Big Stage 5 starts in an hour, so riders will start going to sign in now.

- You can check in on Stage 3 coverage of the Tour of Wellington in New Zealand.  (01:35, 3News).  You may also be interested in video coverage you'll find of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina here.  -Bernie S.

Stage 5 Profile - click graphic for details

- The Tour Down Under Stage 5 from Snapper Point to Willunga begins at 11am local time Saturday.  (01:30 CET Saturday, 7:30pm U.S. Eastern FRIDAY).  The distance is 148km (92 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 5 of the 2009 Tour Down Under.

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

Stage 5 Starts at 11am local time
(Finish at approx. 2:45pm)


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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