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Stage 4: Friday Jan 24, Unley - Goolwa, 144km

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Start: 11am, Friday 24 January

Lining up amidst the cafes and designer boutiques the morning after the King William Road Street Party in Unley, fans can enjoy a leisurely breakfast as they watch the riders prepare for Stage 4.

The race proper starts at the Old Toll Gate and takes the riders through the Heysen Tunnel and onwards to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Echunga and Langhorne Creek host the SA Lotteries sprints but the climbers will have their eyes on the Laubman & Pank King of the Mountain points on offer at MacFarlane Hill, 11 kilometres from the finish in Goolwa.

The race travels through Currency Creek, an area rich in the history of the Permangk and Raminjeri peoples whose canoe makers have left their mark on many of the gum trees in the region.

Make a weekend of it. Stand at the point where Australia's famous Murray River finally meets the sea; hop on the steam powered Cockle Train, Australia's first railway; visit a craft market or while away the hours in the variety of museums and antique shops in surrounding towns. Then you can experience the joys of one of the many B&B's in the area before heading across the Peninsula to join the race again on Saturday for Stage 5.

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Stage schedule

Assembly location:

King William Rd, Unley

Departure time:

1100 hours

Race neutral route and distance:

King William Rd – Park St – Unley Rd – Greenhill Rd – Glen Osmond Rd – South East Freeway to Old Toll Gate.

Distance: 7.2 km

Race start location:

South East Freeway at Old Toll Gate

Approx. start time:

1115 hours

Race route/distance:

South East Freeway, Glen Osmond – Crafers – Stirling – Aldgate – Mylor – Biggs Flat – Echunga – Flaxley – Macclesfield – Strathalbyn – Belvidere – Langhorne Creek – Milang – Finniss – Currency Creek – Goolwa – Middleton – Macfarlane Hill – Goolwa.

Race Distance: 144 km

Approx. Race Duration

3 hours 36 minutes

Finish location:

Cadell St, Goolwa

Approx. finish time:

1451 hours

Sprint # 1 Location/ETA:

Adelaide Rd, Echunga – 1154 hours

Sprint # 2 Location/ETA:

Main St, Langhorne Creek – 1253 hours

KOM # 1 Location/ETA:

Macfarlane Hill, Flagstaff Hill Rd, Middleton – 1435 hours

Feed Station Location/ETA:

Main St, Milang – 1323 hours