Backstage at the TDU, part 2 January 23, 2017 Nails in Cannondale green and a red dingo. Peace signs and sun screen. Track racing, More from behind the scenes at the Tour Down Under. All images by Cannondale-Drapac communication director Matthew Beaudin. Nail game strong. Will Clarke takes a minute to give his bike a once-over. Take care — Down Under sun is crazy! Gearoid Towey. Helder, ace mechanic. New DS Tom Southam seems to be comfy in the driver’s seat already. So the mechanic in the back of the car knows where bikes are on the roof in the event they need a swap. Chatting up other teams. This dingo was a bit nippy! Gary, a longtime soigneur on the road and track, struck out to a benefit track race one evening for Aussie coach Gary West, recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The evening raised funds for MND South Australia. The modern press officer: Phone, phone, battery backup, wifi. CX riding on the way from the finish back to the team vans.