South Australian celebrity chef Simon Bryant was Cooking with Gas at the Santos building in Adelaide this morning to serve breakfast for more than 100 of the world’s best female cyclists celebrating the success of the 2019 Santos Women’s Tour Down Under.
The event celebrated Amanda Spratt’s fantastic win, making it a hat trick at the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under.
Australia’s most decorated female track cyclist, Olympic gold medallist and eleven-time world champion Anna Meares joined Women’s TDU Race Director Kimberley Conte and Events South Australia Executive Director Hitaf Rasheed in a lively discussion about the great strides happening in women’s sport in Australia.
Ms Rasheed said the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under has grown from strength to strength over the last three years.
“We have seen great crowds come out over the last four days to cheer on the women’s peloton through South Australia and the reaction from the fans has been brilliant. Having Stage 4 shown live on Seven around Australia was an event first and all part of our growth plans for the event,” said Ms Rasheed.
“It is important we continue to strive for growth and celebrate the achievements of our sporting women with events like today’s breakfast. Thanks must go to Santos for their support of the women’s tour and sharing our vision to grow the event with us.”
Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Kevin Gallagher said Santos was proud to be associated with the Women’s Tour Down Under, which is now the opening professional women's race on the international cycling calendar.
“It’s not just the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under that’s proving a huge success. From the Matildas to the AFLW, rugby sevens and WBBL, women’s sport is going from strength to strength in Australia,” Mr Gallagher said.
Proudly Australian, Santos has been the major sponsor of the Tour Down Under for 10 years and to celebrate, Santos has launched a new campaign featuring Santos employees who ride to work, passionate about safely and sustainably developing natural gas, a fuel for the future.
The Santos Festival of Cycling continues all week, with a new look Santos marquee in the City of Adelaide Tour Village featuring daily Cooking with Gas demonstrations by Simon Bryant, who is matching his recipes to each stage showing off South Australia’s regions.
To view the new Santos Tour Down Under campaign click here.