Murray Bridge to host Women's Tour Down Under stage two start on January 17, 2020: route map, video

Some of the world's best cyclists will be in Murray Bridge this Friday to start stage two of the Women's Tour Down Under.

Bridge Street will be closed from 7am to 12pm for a community breakfast, the proceeds of which will go to Cancer Council SA.

After a 10am start, women from 16 teams will ride across the 1879 road bridge; loop around Ross Road, Thiele Road and Siesta Drive on the east side - which will remain open to traffic - then speed back over the river, along the Old Princes Highway and into the Adelaide Hills.

A sprint section will start at the Osteria Sanso restaurant at Kanmantoo.

Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis encouraged residents and visitors to get involved with the event.

"Murray Bridge is the best place to see the race," he said.

"Start the day with a full tank at the community breakfast - and help raise funds for a worthwhile charity while you're at it - (then) stay for the entertainment and cheer riders on as they head across the bridge and race to Birdwood."

Murray Bridge will also host the end of a men's stage, and the public Challenge Tour, on January 24.

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