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Hoy heads down under for Southern Hemisphere's top cycling event

8th October 2013 Print
Chris Hoy

Olympic cycling champion, Sir Chris Hoy, will be heading to South Australia next year where he will be swapping the saddle for a special role as a guest of honour during the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under.

The British gold medal-winner will enjoy the limelight as a spectator rather than a competitor when he is honoured at a special Legends' Night Dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Saturday 25 January, where he will share stories from his astounding career.

Sir Chris has said he is looking forward to visiting South Australia to watch the Tour and meet fans.

"I'm excited to be heading to the southern hemisphere's largest cycling event - like millions of other people I've enjoyed it on television, but attending will be a real thrill," Sir Chris said.

"Cycling has grown from a minority sport into one loved the world over. Events such as the Santos Tour Down Under have helped expand people's understanding and support for cycling, and it's great to have the chance to see the race for myself."

The 2014 Santos Tour Down Under will be held in Adelaide and regional South Australia from 19-26 January 2014. The first stop on the world cycling calendar, the Santos Tour Down Under kicks off the cycling year in exhilarating style. The Santos Tour Down Under was first held in 1999 and has grown year on year to become the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere. The week-long event brings the top WorldTour professional cycling teams to race on the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia each January. Not just a bike race, the Santos Tour Down Under is a festival of cycling, with a range of associated events that create a massive party atmosphere across South Australia. 

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