At Santos, we’re proud to partner with organisations and support events across our operating footprint, to give back to the communities where we operate. Year after year, the Santos Tour Down Under continues to innovate, injecting millions into the economy and creating hundreds of new jobs.
Santos has played an integral role in the Tour Down Under (TDU), particularly elevating the women’s race to become a UCI WorldTour event, the top level of road cycling competition. Back in 2018, Santos supported equal prize money for men and women, and now in 2023 reaching UCI status is another milestone that everyone can be proud of.
The final race in Mount Lofty, yesterday, celebrated the conclusion of another remarkably successful festival.
Congratulations to Grace Brown, winner of Stage 3 and overall winner of the 2023 Santos Women’s Tour Down Under.
“I don’t really have words for it. It’s really special. I never really thought that I would ever become a GC [General Classification] rider. But races like this really suit me and I have a team that believes in me,” Brown said after her victory.
Santos is proud to support an event that puts women at the forefront of sport, placing homegrown and international racing talent on the global stage.
Santos would also like to congratulate Jay Vine, the overall winner of the 2023 Santos Men’s Tour Down Under. The 27-year-old is the ninth Australian to claim the General Classification at the Santos Tour Down Under.
“I think it’s special to join a new team and it’s also my first (WorldTour) General Classification in my own country,” Vine said to the media after his win.
Best Dressed Town
Finally, Santos’ annual ‘Best Dressed Town’ was awarded to Woodside in the Adelaide Hills.
The community utilised recycled and pre-loved materials to decorate the town, and was awarded $1,000 and various prizes.