This year we have been very committed to creating the ultimate experience for our participants and thus we can think of no better way to conclude the tour than sitting back on lawns of Leeuwin Estate and listening to the delectable voice of one of WA’s brightest new stars. Described a cross between Birdy and Abby Dobson, Paige Valentine’s performance at our Closing Ceremony will coincide with the launching of her new album late in the year. With no racing the next day you may even like to indulge in a chardonnay or two while taking in the ambiental magic that is unique to Leeuwin Estate. Photo: Russell Ord
Cameron Meyer is the latest rider to move from our Pro Register and into a team for ToMR. We are not privy to the team plans but we expect that Cam will be sent out by Satalyst to chase a stage win rather than pursue a high GC position. That said this year’s course really suits him and white line fever is such an unpredictable thing, just ask Phil Anderson who came across to the tour in 2013 with no intent to race and ended up winning three stages! Photo: Con Chronis, Tour Down Under
If you are on our crew for the 2015 race you could find yourself driving around in the new Hilux SR5’s come November! Busselton Toyota have joined the Tour as our Official Supplier of Vehicles and as well as supplying Hiluxes to support the race, our team will also have a couple of new Prado 2.8L Turbo Diesels to use through out the year. It’s enough to have the staff in our office doing crazy little jumps, which is all good and fine until someone strains a thigh muscle….
We would like to welcome Davide Marchegiano and the Punto Tours Italian Guides Team back to the 2015 tour. This team is full of great riders, but more importantly they know how to have fun off the bike as well. This team has will have a number of contenders for Green Jerseys and look for climbing specialist Andrea Nicosia to feature in the King of the Mountains contest.
She was one of the hottest properties on our 2015 Pro Register but Tiffany Cromwell has settled on a ride with Team ELA at this year’s tour. We don’t know a lot about the rest of the team but they will have their work cut out for them if Tiffany sets a quick time in the Stage One Time Trial… they may even find themselves in the position of having to defend a Pink Jersey heading into the rest of the tour. Photo Courtesy: BreakThrough Media