Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…read more
2021 Tour Down Under the latest South Australian event to be cancelled due to Coronavirus
The Tour Down Under will not go ahead in January 2021 with organisers blaming uncertainty around international border conditions and quarantine requirements.
The latest South Australian event to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, SA Health and SA Police had both been in talks with organisers to allow international riders to quarantine and continue training, but were unable to reach a suitable compromise.
As a result, Tour Down Under Race Director Stuart O'Grady advised "bringing a bunch of people from Europe to Australia is challenging at the moment.
"Everybody's been doing a great job but to realistically bring 400 people from Europe into South Australia with the current restrictions in place with the quarantining - it's not a stadium event, cycling is out in the community, it's out in the regional areas - I just think it's a little bit too much to ask at the moment."
The Women's Tour Down Under has also been cancelled as well as Cadel’s Great Ocean Road Race in Victoria.
Comprising both a men’s and women’s tour, next year’s The Tour Down Under, scheduled to run from 14th to 24th January, is a major drawcard for South Australia.
As Events SA Executive Director Hitaf Rasheed told Adelaide’s The Advertiser this week, “(the race) signifies the start of our South Australian summer and festival season and it delivers millions of dollars to our local economy, drives significant media coverage and gives South Australians a sense of pride and happiness.”
Explaining that the event was "on pause" rather than "going away", O'Grady went on to advise that a smaller domestic cycling event is planned in January instead, featuring top international cyclists.
Rasheed said the Tour Down Under would return in 2022, adding “we assure everyone it will return to South Australia and the start of the UCI's world cycling calendars in January 2022, with the full support of the UCI.”
30th October 2020 - South Australian Government withdraws from hosting Adelaide 500 in 2021
22nd October 2020 - Long list of industry achievers recognised at Australian Event Awards 2020
15th October 2020 - South Australian tourism industry commences recovery
14th October 2020 - Adelaide Festival Centre reports 77 shows cancelled during Coronavirus shutdown
1st October 2020 - Global sports survey shows impact of COVID-19 pandemic
6th April 2020 - South Australian Tourism launches new online platform
6th February 2019 - Climate change set to impact Australia’s summer sporting calendar
23rd January 2019 - Santos to retain naming rights sponsorship for Tour Down Under
11th January 2018 - Santos Tour Down Under aims for biggest ever crowds
17th January 2017 - Extreme heat shortens first stage of Santos Tour Down Under
15th September 2016 - Mapei continues partnership with Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
27th January 2015 - Tour Down Under organisers want to keep January date
25th July 2011 - Cadel Evans congratulated on Tour de France glory
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…read more
iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…read more
A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…read more
PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
Known as Hydrilla since September 2020 - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/hydrilla-pty-ltdread more
AUSTRALIAN MADE. FIT FOR PURPOSE. Based on the Gold Coast, AlphaFit is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Australian gym equipment specifically for the commercial, strength and conditioning,…read more
ABOUT Again Faster is a Brisbane based, Australian owned supplier of strength and conditioning and functional fitness equipment. With nearly 10 years experience in the Australian market, we are…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!