Day two for us at the Tour Down Under began under grey skies, and with the hint of a cooler day. En route to the markets once again for our days supplies we came across one team’s stenciling efforts:
Arriving in Unley forty minutes before the start we got to see a little more rider preparation:
The peloton headed out, and we headed across to Colonel Light Gardens, supposedly the longest-named suburb in Australia, to see Katrina’s childhood home.
The presentation saw a lofted sea of mobile phones and ipads, which I felt reluctant to add to with my camera, but I did manage a photo of the ever-charismatic Hansen:
The drive back was slowed by heavy traffic, and with the benefit of hindsight it probably wasn’t worth the effort just to see the sprint finish. A better idea might have been to watch a nearer climb after the start (not that there were many on this stage) and then take the rest of the day easy. Live and learn. At least we got to see a field of familiar fauna:
Tomorrow’s the big day which should decide the race. I’ll try to post photos from our day on Willunga Hill in the evening.