’CINOS AND CHINWAGS Where to spot the cy­cling stars

Sunday Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

LAT­TES AND LY­CRA It goes with­out say­ing that cof­fee and cy­cling go hand-in­hand. Cy­cling fans want­ing to catch a glimpse or get a cheeky au­to­graph of their cy­cling he­roes need look no fur­ther than their lo­cal barista. Fair­trade Es­presso in the Ade­laide Cen­tral Mar­ket Ar­cade has be­come the cof­fee house of choice for many teams. Cy­cling roy­alty Peter Sagan and the BORAHans­grohe posse, in­clud­ing best friends Daniel Oss and Os­car Gatto, have been get­ting their caf­feine fix daily.

Malobo, at Hen­ley Square, is the sea­side spot for the De­ce­un­inck-Quick­step guys. The Trek-Se­gafredo team has called Caffe Lin­conto in the Ade­laide Ar­cade their second home, with spe­cial ap­pear­ances for the fans.

CIBO Es­presso, in Gouger St, is an an­nual sta­ple for ly­cra LICK YOUR LIPS With scorch­ing tem­per­a­tures pre­dicted for most of the week, St Louis House of Ice Cream, in Gouger St, is per­fect for starspot­ting and to beat the heat. Spot­ted there on Thurs­day evening was Team Sky soak­ing up the city scene. BAY CITY ROLLERS The Mose­ley Bar and Kitchen has been trans­formed into the cy­cling city by the sea, with TrekSe­gafredo tak­ing up res­i­dency at the Glenelg es­tab­lish­ment. Through­out the week, see their rid­ers, in­clud­ing Aus­tralian star Richie Porte who is de­but­ing with the team. WE ARE THE WORLD The UAE Team Emi­rates rid­ers have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing lo­cal hos­pi­tal­ity at its finest at North Ade­laide’s Ruby Red Flamingo. The team has soaked up the am­bi­ence of Mediter­ranean fare and at­ten­tive ser­vice. With 11 in­ter­na­tional press of­fi­cers in Ade­laide for the San­tos TDU, the PR and me­dia team also dined with their rid­ers at Mex­i­can So­ci­ety, in Gouger St, to dis­cuss the cy­cling sea­son ahead and com­pare notes for the TDU. GOOD SPORTS After touch­ing down in Ade­laide, in­ter­na­tional me­dia iden­ti­ties Leon de Kort and Dion Ker­ck­hoffs headed to Cooper’s Sta­dium to watch Ade­laide United in ac­tion against Melbourne Vic­tory.

Over at the World Tennis Chal­lenge at Me­mo­rial Drive, the CCC Team sat court­side along­side VIPs to watch the likes of Pat Cash, Eu­ge­nie Bouchard, Fer­nando Ver­dasco and Borna Coric.

Mean­while, Aus­tralia’s only World­Tour team, Mitchel­tonS­cott, were treated like kings at the Ade­laide Strik­ers’ Big Bash game at Ade­laide Oval on Fri­day night. With a home­town vic­tory over the Melbourne Stars, the lo­cals were happy with the re­sult. THE VOICE The in­ter­na­tional voice of cy­cling, Phil Liggett, landed dur­ing the week to an out­pour­ing of love. Returning to the TDU for the 21st con­sec­u­tive year, Phil took time out of his busy sched­ule to pay a visit to the Seven news­room to meet the team and cel­e­brate the new TDU part­ner­ship.

The pied piper of cy­cling, Phil has had the fans swamp­ing him each day as he heads out on his daily ride from Boc­celli Café, in Hutt St.

Picture: MATT LOXTON/AAP

RE­LAXED: Peter Sagan, right, takes a cof­fee break with team of­fi­cials at Hen­ley Beach.

REVERED: Phil Liggett is a pop­u­lar as the cy­clists at the Tour Down Un­der. Be­low, Aussie star Richie Porte.

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