While the northern hemisphere offers only sleet, snow and cold, there's no 'chill factor' on the southern hemisphere. A great opportunity to utilise mid summer Down Under for cycling. Events South Australia hosts a new cyclingrace in 1999, based in, of course, South Australia. Local festivities, organised by the South Australian Tourism Commission, are now joined by a cycling race and since visited by hundreds of thousands each year. Massive crowds of over half a million visited the event in recent years, those numbers are still increasing and show the popularity of sports and cycling in particular in Australia.