Riders. By riders and friends

Over the coming days, as we race towards the international opening of the cycling season, we will be presenting a number of galleries. RIDE‘s coverage of the Santos Tour Down Under will include a range of online features and a review in issue #63.

We kick things off with photos by Katarina Hajzerova and Calvin Watson. The fiancée of Michael Matthews of the Orica-GreenEdge team offers a trio of images from her day before race day. And the young Victorian from the Trek Factory Racing team offer their perspective: team presentation day… and settling in.

Here is the first round of a new series: Riders – by riders and friends. Click the photo for the gallery.*


  • The start of a busy day at the Tour Down Under. Photo: Katarina Hajzerova

  • Team presentation over... Photo: Katarina Hajzerova

  • Earlier that day... Photo: Katarina Hajzerova

  • Three from the day. By Calvin Watson.

  • Ring from Bling. To Katarina from Michael.

  • Katarina. Photo: Michael Matthews.

  • Rest day by Calvin Watson.

  • CJ Sutton after finding out he was out of the Tour Down Under. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • CJ Sutton. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • CJ Sutton. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Michael Drapac. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Drapac for TDU. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Drapac at the team presentation. Photo: Rob Arnold

  • Minister for tourism, Leon Bignell and Henk Vogels... veterans of the cycling scene. Photo: Rob Arnold


*This gallery will grow throughout the race.



Author: rob@ride

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