Tour Down Under: guide

Nine’s coverage of the Santos Tour Down Under across Nine, 9Gem and 9Now begins in Adelaide from January 13 to 21.

Tim Gilbert hosts with commentary by Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and Robbie McEwen.

Celebrating its 20th year, Australia’s biggest cycling event will wind through Adelaide, showcasing its beautiful countryside and tantalising terrain. The Santos Tour Down Under will star a host of the world’s best teams and riders, with the wheel-to-wheel coverage led by Phil Liggett, the legendary smooth-talking “voice of world cycling”, along with his long-time commentary partner Paul Sherwen. The broadcast veterans will be joined by cycling legend Robbie McEwen, one of Australia’s most decorated sprinters.

The 2018 Santos Tour Down Under, broadcast for the eighth time on the Nine Network, will have more coverage on television and Live streaming than ever, with 33 hours of programming, including 23.5 hours of Live race coverage and a one-hour Santos Women’s Tour highlights show.

Today Show sports presenter, Tim Gilbert, will host the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under for 9Gem and the Nine Network while Olympian John Steffensen will once again bring viewers “fan cam” with all the excitement and colour that makes the event much more than a bike race.

Deemed the biggest cycling race in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-renowned Santos Tour Down Under will also be covered in Nine News updates, as well as regular reports on the Today Show and Weekend Today Show.

The Wide World of Sports website will provide complementary coverage of the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under, featuring Live streaming from each stage, video highlights, interviews and features, the latest news and results, expert opinion and photo galleries from the race.

Cycling fans will see all the drama unfold Live and exclusively on Nine and 9Gem, with all six stages of the Santos Tour Down Under being broadcast Live on the Nine Network and streamed on 9Now, commencing with Stage 1 from Port Adelaide to Lyndoch.

Coverage of the opening round of the UCI World Tour will commence with the People’s Choice Classic on Sunday, January 14, followed by Stages 1-6 of the Santos Tour Down Under from Tuesday, January 16. The People’s Choice Classic will also be Live streamed on 9Now, with a full replay shown at 9.30pm AEDST that night on 9GEM.

The Live coverage of Stages 1 to 3 will feature the final thrilling hours of each stage, leading up to what is sure to be a nailbiting finale of cycling, with the entire final three stages of the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under commanding attention.

Sunday, January 14 – People’s Choice Classic
On 9Gem (Local time all markets)
9.30pm – 11.00pm

Tuesday, January 16 – Stage 1
Live on Nine
12.00pm to 3.30pm AEDT
Highlights on 9Gem
10.50pm AEDT

Wednesday, January 17 – Stage 2
Live on Nine
12.00pm to 4.00pm AEDT
Highlights on 9Gem
10.50pm AEDT

Thursday, January 18 – Stage 3
Live on 9Gem
12.00pm to 4.00pm AEDT
Highlights on 9Gem
11.15pm AEDT

Friday, January 19 – Bupa Stage 4
Live on 9Gem
12.00pm to 4.00pm
Highlights on 9Gem
10.50pm AEDT

Saturday, January 20 – Stage 5
Live on Nine
11.00am to 4.00pm AEDT
Highlights on 9Gem
11.30pm AEDT

Sunday, January 21 – 2018 Santos Women’s Tour Highlights Show
On 9Gem
12.30pm to 1.30pm AEDT

Sunday, January 21 – Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6
Live on 9Gem
1.30pm to 4.30pm AEDT
Highlights on 9Gem
11.30pm AEDT

Sunday February 4 – 2018 Santos Tour Down Under Highlights Show
On Nine (Local time all markets)
10.30am to 11.30am

Please check local markets.

One Comment:

  1. Good to see that Nine has kept the same commentary trio on; Phil, Paul and Robbie work well as a team. Well done Nine, ( a rare comment from me!)

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