Women's Tour Down Under 2020 stage two starts in Murray Bridge: photos

Up to 2000 people are estimated to have attended the start of the second stage of the Women's Tour Down Under in Murray Bridge.

Bridge Street was closed from 7am for a community breakfast served by local service clubs, accompanied by music from the Craggs sisters and the Deadly Nannas.

Once advertising boards and a starting arch were set up, a cavalcade of police rolled in, followed by dozens of vans and the almost 100 riders competing in the event.

A helicopter buzzed overhead and the riverboat Captain Proud chugged past below as the riders crossed the 1879 road bridge, looped around Murray Bridge's east side, then sped back down Adelaide Road towards Monarto, the challenge of Callington Hill and all that lay beyond.

Defending Tour Down Under champion Amanda Spratt crossed the finish line first in Birdwood.