• Race winner Richie Porte signs on at Stage 3 of the 2017 event. Image: Nat Bromhead.
    Race winner Richie Porte signs on at Stage 3 of the 2017 event. Image: Nat Bromhead.
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Editor's Choice: Our Favourite Photos From The 2017 Tour Down Under

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The 2017 Tour Down Under will long be remembered as Richie & Caleb's race.

Team BMC's Richie Porte won two stages and the overall victory and Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan was unbeatable over the remaining 4 stages, along with the People's Choice classic. Although the week's racing was dominated by these two home-grown huge names of the sport, the 2017 event will also be remembered as one of the most notable and memorable editions yet. 

We were there to catch all the action - here are but a few of our photo's from the 2017 Tour Down Under.

Team BMC riders protect leader Richie Porte as the peloton nears its stage finish in Victor Harbour. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Team BMC riders protect leader Richie Porte as the peloton nears the stage finish in Victor Harbour. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Caleb Ewan's winning jersey draped over the seat of the Orica-Scott team support van after Stage 4 of the race. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Caleb Ewan's winning jersey draped over the seat of the Orica-Scott team support van after Stage 4 of the race. Image: Nat Bromhead.
At the end of the day is when a lot of the work begins behind the scenes of the race. Image: Nat Bromhead.
At the end of the day is when all the work begins behind the scenes of the race. Image: Nat Bromhead.
A BORA-hansgrohe rider drinks a well-earned bottle of water after the 6th and final stage of the 2017 Tour Down Under. Image: Nat Bromhead.
A BORA-hansgrohe rider drinks a well-earned bottle of water after the 6th and final stage of the 2017 Tour Down Under. Image: Nat Bromhead.
At speed and on their way to the line ... the People's Choice Classic criterium on Sunday night in Adelaide. Image: Nat Bromhead.
At speed and on their way to the line ... the People's Choice Classic criterium on Sunday night in Adelaide. Image: Nat Bromhead.
The 'Colombian Kangaroo' - Esteban Chaves celebrates his 27th birthday during the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under. Image: Nat Bromhead
The 'Colombian Kangaroo' - Esteban Chaves celebrates his 27th birthday during the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under. Image: Nat Bromhead
Team BMC 'swannie' Matt hands a bottle to a rider during Stage 6 of the race in Adelaide. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Team BMC 'swannie' Matt hands a bottle to a rider during Stage 6 of the race in Adelaide. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Sprint sensation Caleb Ewan celebrates his win off the 2017 People's Choice Classic in Adelaide. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Sprint sensation Caleb Ewan celebrates his win off the 2017 People's Choice Classic in Adelaide. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Cleaning and checking each of the team bikes is a critical part of each afternoon's work for mechanics. Image: Nat Bromhead
Cleaning and checking each of the team bikes is a critical part of each afternoon's work for mechanics. Image: Nat Bromhead.
A team mechanic rinses off this Cervelo at the tour village after a day's racing. Image: Nat Bromhead
A team mechanic rinses off this Cervelo at the tour village after a day's racing. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Lotto-Soudal's Thomas de Gendt off the front during the final stage, a street circuit criterium through Adelaide city. Image: Nat Bromhead
Lotto-Soudal's Thomas de Gendt off the front during the final stage, a street circuit criterium through Adelaide city. Image: Nat Bromhead.
The peloton in race neutral shortly after the start of Stage 5, from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill. Image: Nat Bromhead
The peloton in race neutral shortly after the start of Stage 5, from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan ready to roll at the start line of Stage 5 in McLaren Vale. Image Nat Bromhead.
Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan ready to roll at the start line of Stage 5 in McLaren Vale. Image Nat Bromhead.
Race winner Richie Porte being protected by teammates during the stage finish into Victor Harbour. Image: Nat Bromhead
Race winner Richie Porte being protected by teammates during the stage finish into Victor Harbour. Image: Nat Bromhead
The peloton ride through a feed zone during Stage 3 of the 2017 TDU. Image: Nat Bromhead.
The peloton ride through a feed zone during Stage 3 of the 2017 TDU. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan talk tactics at the start line of Stage 4 of the 2017 TDU in Norwood. Image Nat Bromhead.
Orica-Scott's Simon Gerrans and Caleb Ewan talk tactics prior to racing during the 2017 TDU in Norwood. Image Nat Bromhead.
The peloton at speed along Adelaide's city streets during the final stage of the 2017 TDU. Image: Nat Bromhead.
The peloton at speed along Adelaide's city streets during the final stage of the 2017 TDU. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Thousands of fans lined the sides of the road as the 2017 TDU came through Adelaide Hills' towns and villages. Image: Nat Bromhead
Thousands of fans lined the sides of the road as the 2017 TDU came through Adelaide Hills' towns and villages. Image: Nat Bromhead
Riders including Australian National Champion Miles Scotson during the 6th and final stage of the 2017 Tour Down Under. Image: Nat Bromhead
Riders including Australian National Champion Miles Scotson during the 6th and final stage of the 2017 Tour Down Under. Image: Nat Bromhead
Peter Sagan and Jens Voigt among others in this full lift at the Hilton Adelaide. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Peter Sagan and Jens Voigt among others in this full lift at the Hilton Adelaide. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Thrills and spills in the 4th and final stage of the Santos Women's Tour. Image: Nat Bromhead
Thrills and spills in the 4th and final stage of the Santos Women's Tour. Image: Nat Bromhead
A victorious Caleb Ewan after winning the 4th Stage of the 2017 Tour. Image: Nat Bromhead.
A victorious Caleb Ewan after winning the 4th Stage of the 2017 Tour. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Aussie National Champion Miles Scotson was a crowd favourite at each stage start and finish. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Aussie National Champion Miles Scotson was a crowd favourite at each stage start and finish. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Riders approach a feed zone during Stage 4 of the tour. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Riders approach a feed zone during Stage 4 of the tour. Image: Nat Bromhead.
The peloton pass through the quaint village of Willunga prior to starting the famous climb. Image: Nat Bromhead.
The peloton pass through the quaint village of Willunga prior to starting the famous climb. Image: Nat Bromhead.
A tight U-turn was a feature of the final stage city criterium in Adelaide. Image: Nat Bromhead.
A tight U-turn was a feature of the final stage city criterium in Adelaide. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Orica-Scott's Luke Durbridge speaks with mates in the pro-peloton at a stage start. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Orica-Scott's Luke Durbridge speaks with mates in the pro-peloton at a stage start. Image: Nat Bromhead.
National Champion Miles Scotson and veteran Orica-Scott rider Simon Gerrans walk to sign on in Norwood. Image: Nat Bromhead.
National Champion Miles Scotson and veteran Orica-Scott rider Simon Gerrans walk to sign on in Norwood. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Sprint prince Caleb Ewan meets fans at the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Sprint prince Caleb Ewan meets fans at the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under. Image: Nat Bromhead.
The bunch still together two laps into the People's Choice Classic, the curtain raiser to the 2017 Tour Down Under. Image: Nat Bromhead.
The bunch still together two laps into the People's Choice Classic, the curtain raiser to the 2017 Tour Down Under. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Fans and their bikes lined much of the route, particularly in the towns and villages along the way. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Fans and their bikes lined much of the route, particularly in the towns and villages along the way. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Riders including BMC's Miles Scotson in action during the final stage of the tour. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Riders including BMC's Miles Scotson in action during the final stage of the tour. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Luis Leon Sanchez meets a young fan before the stage start in Norwood. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Luis Leon Sanchez meets a young fan before the stage start in Norwood. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Jay McCarthy or BORA-hansgrohe with a team mascot. Jay finished 3rd overall in the 2017 TDU. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Jay McCarthy or BORA-hansgrohe with a team mascot. Jay finished 3rd overall in the 2017 TDU. Image: Nat Bromhead.
Two-time World Champion Peter Sagan walks to the McClaren Vale start line of the Willunga Hill stage of the tour. Image: Nat Bromhead
Two-time World Champion Peter Sagan walks to the McClaren Vale start line of the Willunga Hill stage of the tour. Image: Nat Bromhead
The pace is on as the peloton start the final of 4 finishing circuits at Victor Harbour. Caleb Ewan won the stage. Image: Nat Bromhead.
The pace is on as the peloton start the final of 4 finishing circuits at Victor Harbour. Caleb Ewan won the stage. Image: Nat Bromhead.

 

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