The first professional stage race (or ‘race’ probably) of the year is about to take place, which is both motivating and terrifying to me, since I haven’t even started training yet. I couldn’t find a map of the entire route this year, so below is a random stage for blog-post filler.
As I was searching on their site, I was hit by the unique commercialization of this particular race (for one, it’s official name is the ‘Santos’ Tour Down Under), which I guess means it’s working. Apart from the San Remo Pasta one below, there are the following branded stages:
- Bikeexchange.com.au Stage 2
- Thomas Foods Stage 3
- Bupa Stage 4
- Pure Blonde (my favorite – because it’s beer) Stage 5
- Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6