2010 Tour Down Under

The 12th Tour Down Under was held from 19 to 24 January 2010. The bicycle race was held in six stages over a distance of 794.5 kilometers. It was the first race in the UCI World Calendar 2010 and was part of the UCI ProTour.

On 17 January 2010, the tour opened with the criterion Cancer Council Classic.

  • 2.1 List of stages
  • 2.2 Stage 1: Clare - Tanunda
  • 3.1 ratings in the itinerary

Starting position


Among the 19 participating teams were automatically invited ProTeam. For the first time in the Tour Down Under was awarded with the BMC Racing Team is also a Professional Continental team a wildcard. As in previous years, launched a selection of Australian UCI Continental Circuits driver ( UniSA ). Each team consisted of seven riders.

The Tour Down Under was the first race for the newly formed team RadioShack and Sky Professional Cycling.


In addition to the defending champion Allan Davis ( Astana Team ) were the following sprinters at the start: the 2008 winner André Greipel (HTC - Columbia), Robbie McEwen ( Katusha ), Baden Cooke and Stuart O'Grady (both Saxo Bank ), Greg Henderson ( Sky), Gert Steegmans and Tomas Vaitkus ( RadioShack ), Robert Hunter (Garmin -Transitions), Graeme Brown (Rabobank ) and José Joaquín Rojas ( Caisse d' Epargne ).

Cancer Council Classic

The criterion in Adelaide about 51 km Greg Henderson won ahead of teammate Chris Sutton (both Sky) and André Greipel (HTC - Columbia).

Race course

List of stages

Stage 1: Clare - Tanunda

The intermediate sprints were located at the km 44.6 and 74.5 Riverton Kapunda. The feed zone was in the south of Greenock ( 91.2 km ). After the first crossing the finish line had to be completed two rounds ( between Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa ). In this round the mountain classification was on the Menglers Hill ( 114 km) near Tanunda. The last 25 km ( 16 mi) were flat.


At the Tour Down Under 2010, there were six special jerseys. For the Appreciation travel times were summed each stage, the first three in each finish, and each intermediate sprint bonus seconds and also received at each finish, 8, 6 and 4 points for the sprint. In the intermediate sprints, there were 6, 4 and 2 points. In the mountains classification, the mountains were not divided into categories, each scoring the first five drivers were given points (16, 12, 8, 6 and 4). The drivers who were born on or after January 1, 1987, took part in the youth classification.

According to UCI rules, the number of classification jerseys was limited to four, so only the four mentioned jersey worn on the legs. The jersey for the most combative rider and the jersey for the team competition ( the four fastest drivers from each team at each stage) were therefore presented only at the presentation ceremony.

Ratings in the itinerary

The table shows the leaders in their respective standings after each stage.