Seven unveils its commentary team for the Santos Tour Down Under

Seven - Santos Tour Down Under, Mark Baretta

Seven’s coverage will kick off on Sunday, 15 January at 12.00 pm AEDT, live and free on Seven and 7plus

Seven has unveiled a commentary team for the highly anticipated 2023 Santos Tour Down Under.

The network’s cycling expert, Mark Beretta, and his Sunrise co-host and fellow racing enthusiast, James Tobin, will lead the way across the eight-day broadcast direct from picturesque South Australia.

Seven’s coverage will kick off on Sunday, 15 January at 12.00 pm AEDT, live and free on Seven and 7plus.

This year’s Santos Tour Down Under all-star commentary team includes crowd favourite and international “voice of cycling”, Phil Liggett, who covered his 50th Tour de France in 2022, and Matthew Keenan, one of Australia’s leading cycling broadcasters. Both will use their in-depth racing knowledge during play-by-play commentary from the panel.

Former champions of cycling Robbie McEwen, Anna Meares and Gracie Elvin will bring valuable insights to their roles as experts on the commentary panel.

Beretta said he was thrilled to be part of Seven’s Tour Down Under broadcast team in 2023.

“The Santos Tour Down Under is one of the greatest sporting events in this country and we are so privileged to have the world’s best cycling teams bring their stars to Australia for the first pro event of the year,” he said.
“We have the perfect team combining years of broadcast and professional cycling experience, and what could be more fitting for the return of international racing at the Santos Tour Down Under?

Beretta continued: “The fan experience at the Santos Tour Down Under is amazing. To have the opportunity to get open access to the riders and the teams, in front of a beautiful backdrop across South Australia, is unbeatable.”
“The race routes and finishes are something else, showing off this amazing region and some of Australia’s best-kept secrets. This is one of my absolute favourite events of the year and I can’t wait to saddle up with international cycling’s greatest commentator, Phil Liggett, and our expert team for the best Tour Down Under ever,” he added.
Seven’s coverage begins on Sunday, 15 January, with the Women’s Stage One race, from Glenelg to Aldinga. Each stage of both the men’s and women’s races will be broadcast daily, with catch-ups available on 7plus.

Top image: Mark Beretta

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