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Santos Tour Down Under 2014

Date range:
January 19-26

January 21, Stage 1: Nuriootpa - Angaston 135km

Tour Down Under: Simon Gerrans takes big win over Andre Greipel

By:
Zeb Woodpower
Published:
January 21, 2014, 2:54 GMT,
Updated:
January 21, 2014, 9:29 GMT

Australian champion moves into a commanding position with Ochre jersey lead

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) has taken a fast sprint finish ahead of Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) on the road into Angaston to take control of the Tour Down Under. Gerrans had sprinted to third place on the second intermediate sprint point to gain a one second bonus which proved to be symbol of his intent. Gerrans has five second lead over Greipel but importantly is 11 seconds ahead of rivals Cadel Evans (BMC) and Robert Gesink (Belkin).

"I guess I've surprised a few, myself included. Obviously André is one of the fastest sprinters around. It was a tough finale and everyone was tired. I had to sprint really late because of the head wind," Gerrans said after the race.

"Looking towards the end of the week, it might have been better if André had the lead but we've seen in the past few years that this race is won or lost by seconds, so you have to take every opportunity. Every second counts. I hope it's not too early to hold the jersey but we have a fantastic squad here, so I'm optimistic for keeping the lead till the end."

While Menglers Hill forced a selection, there were still around 50 riders who made it over the climb together and while the Europcar duo of Bjorn Thurau and Yukiya Arashiro tried their best to snare a win, it was inevitable that the stage would be decided in a sprint.

Gerrans proved that his now trademark kick can even beat one the fastest men in the peloton with a well timed sprint he started the Tour Down Under in the best way possible.

From the moment that the gun was fired Will Clarke (Drapac) and Neil van der Ploeg (UniSA) attacked as they built a lead that hovered around the 3:30 minute mark as the peloton was initially happy to let the two teams take the spotlight before the television coverage started.

Will Clarke's efforts were rewarded with the most aggressive rider prize but there was no repeat stage win like in 2012 when he surprised the peloton with victory. "The team's plan was to have one of us in the breakaway. The first attempt worked, which is not really that common. It was me and Neil Van der Ploeg. It was nice to be up there. But they worked pretty well together in the peloton. They never let us go far," Clarke said after finishing the race.

"I was hoping for a lead of six or seven minutes but we didn't even reached four minutes. Possibly some teams remembered that I won in Stirling two years surviving such a breakaway."

van der Ploeg was swallowed up by the chase while Clarke tried to keep away for several more kilometres but also was caught. The duo had shared the spoils of the sprint points and were rewarded with eight bonus seconds each for doing so.

Luke Durbridge (Orica-GreenEdge) was doing his best on the front of the main group to reduce the lead the break had built up and found a common ally with Bernie Eisel as the two shared a coke while bringing it all back together.

With the realisation that the distance to the day's climb was forever decreasing, most teams stated to move up to the front so it was no surprise there was a touch of wheels on the base of the climb which saw Frank Schleck get caught up.

On the climb up Menglers Hill, Team Sky lead the peloton up the early slopes but it was Nathan Hass (Garmin-Sharp) who shot to the front to set something up for teammate Rohan Dennis and possibly Steele von Hoff as well. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) lead the reduced group of riders who could handle the pace of Haas over the summit and will wear the green polka dot king of the mountains jersey tomorrow.

"Garmin-Sharp and Sky were pulling in the climb but I was in a very good position, so I decided to have a go and see what happens. But I went alone, there was a big group behind and I was never expecting to win," Hansen said who continued to attack on the descent.

"I didn't know until the bottom of the downhill that André Greipel was in the group. It's a bit of a shame because I could have saved some energy. King of the Mountains, it's a nice jersey to have but I don't think I'll fight to defend it. Our main goal remains to win a stage and I'll work for that as a priority."

In the final few kilometres an upset win by Thurau or Arashiro was looking possible with little cohesion in the chase. Arashiro couldn't sustain the pace and dropped back to the chase group were a crash took down several riders including David Tanner (Belkin) with a suspected broken collarbone.

Rory Sutherland tried his best to get away to no avail and when Greipel launched his sprint Gerrans was sitting on his wheel and came around him to record the win. Steele von Hoff came in third while GC favourites Evans and Gesink did their chances no harm with top ten placings.

Stage 1 result
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 3:20:34  
2 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol    
3 Steele von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
4 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
5 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
6 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana    
7 Simon Geschke (Ger) Giant-Shimano    
8 Rafael Valls (Esp) Lampre-Merida    
9 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC    
10 Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin    
11 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky    
12 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
13 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:04  
14 Daryl Impey (Rsa) Orica-GreenEdge    
15 Carlos Verona (Esp) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
16 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
17 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC    
18 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
19 Ruben Plaza (Esp) Movistar    
20 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
21 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale    
22 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Europcar    
23 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana    
24 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac    
25 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac    
26 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky    
27 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
28 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC    
29 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky    
30 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
31 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
32 Christpher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
33 Lieuwe Westra (NED) Astana    
34 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale    
35 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac    
36 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
37 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC    
38 Steve Morabito (Sui) BMC    
39 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Europcar    
40 Danny Van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory    
41 Axel Domont (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
42 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
43 Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac    
44 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
45 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UniSA    
46 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
47 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC    
48 Mark O'Brien (Aus) UniSA    
49 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
50 Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
51 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
52 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
53 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha    
54 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ    
55 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ    
56 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC    
57 Bjorn Hurau (Ger) Europcar    
58 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
59 Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha    
60 Jack Haig (Aus) UniSA    
61 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol    
62 Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky    
63 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
64 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
65 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing    
66 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol    
67 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Astana    
68 Javier Moreno (Esp) Movistar    
69 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Esp) FDJ    
70 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac 0:02:21  
71 Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac    
72 Matejv Mohoric (Slo) Cannondale    
73 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
74 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Giant-Shimano    
75 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha    
76 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
77 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ    
78 Boy Van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory    
79 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
80 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Giant-Shimano    
81 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
82 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha    
83 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
84 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale    
85 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
86 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
87 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale    
88 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
89 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp    
90 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ    
91 Thomas Dekker (NED) Garmin-Sharp    
92 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
93 Kevin Reza (Fra) Europcar    
94 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky    
95 Caleb Ewan (Aus) UniSA    
96 Michael Kolar (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxobank 0:03:53  
97 Nicolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
98 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
99 Koen De Kort (NED) Giant-Shimano    
100 Stef Clement (NED) Belkin 0:03:57  
101 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin    
102 Bradley Linfield (Aus) UniSA    
103 Jérome Cousin (Fra) Europcar    
104 Ivan Jose Gutierrez (Esp) Movistar    
105 Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing    
106 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha    
107 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale    
108 Imanol Erviti (Esp) Movistar    
109 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Giant-Shimano    
110 Aleksandr Porsev (Rus) Katusha    
111 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana    
112 Bram Tankink (NED) Belkin    
113 Michael Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
114 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana    
115 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
116 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana 0:05:53  
117 José Juan Lobato (Esp) Movistar 0:06:55  
118 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:08:08  
119 Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
120 Bernard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky    
121 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
122 Luke Rowe (Gbr) Team Sky    
123 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
124 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
125 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) UniSA    
126 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) UniSA    
127 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale    
128 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
129 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
130 Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin    
131 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
132 Maxime Daniel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
133 William Clarke (Aus) Drapac    
134 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Giant-Shimano    
135 Thomas Peterson (USA) Giant-Shimano    
136 Rick Flens (NED) Belkin    
137 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
138 David Tanner (Aus) Belkin 0:12:40  
Intermediate Sprints results
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
Sprint 1 - Bethany
1 Will Clarke (Aus) Drapac 5  
2 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) UniSA 3  
3 Simon Geschke (Ger) Giant-Shimano 2  
Sprint 2 - Bethany
1 Neil van der Ploeg (Aus) UniSA 5  
2 William Clarke (Aus) Drapac 3  
3 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 2  
Sprint 3 - Angaston (Stage Finish)
1 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 15  
2 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 14  
3 Steele von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 13  
4 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 12  
5 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 11  
6 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana 10  
7 Simon Geschke (Ger) Giant-Shimano 9  
8 Rafael Valls (Esp) Lampre-Merida 8  
9 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC 7  
10 Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin 6  

King of the mountains result
1 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol 16  
2 Axel Domont (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 12  
3 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 8  
4 Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin 6  
5 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxobank 4  
6 Daryl Impey (Rsa) Orica-GreenEdge 2  
Europcar Most Competitive Rider result
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 William Clarke (Aus) Drapac    
Teams Stage Result
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lampre-Merida 10:01:46  
2 Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:04  
3 BMC    
4 Lotto-Belisol    
5 Astana    
6 Garmin-Sharp    
7 Team Sky    
8 Ag2r-La Mondiale    
9 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:08  
10 Drapac    
11 Trek Factory Racing    
12 Europcar    
13 FDJ    
14 Uni-SA    
15 Movistar    
16 Cannondale 0:02:25  
17 Tinkoff-Saxo Bank    
18 Katusha    
19 Belkin 0:04:38  
20 Giant-Shimano 0:07:50  
General Classification after Stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 3:20:23  
2 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 0:00:05  
3 Steele von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:07  
4 Simon Geschke (Ger) Giant-Shimano 0:00:10  
5 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:11  
6 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
7 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana    
8 Rafael Valls (Esp) Lampre-Merida    
9 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC    
10 Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin    
11 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky    
12 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:00:15  
13 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
14 Daryl Impey (Rsa) Orica-GreenEdge    
15 Carlos Verona (Esp) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
16 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
17 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC    
18 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
19 Ruben Plaza (Esp) Movistar    
20 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
21 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale    
22 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Europcar    
23 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana    
24 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac    
25 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac    
26 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky    
27 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
28 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC    
29 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky    
30 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
31 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
32 Christpher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
33 Lieuwe Westra (NED) Astana    
34 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale    
35 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac    
36 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
37 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC    
38 Steve Morabito (Sui) BMC    
39 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Europcar    
40 Danny Van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory    
41 Axel Domont (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
42 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
43 Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac    
44 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
45 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UniSA    
46 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
47 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC    
48 Mark O'Brien (Aus) UniSA    
49 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
50 Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
51 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
52 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
53 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha    
54 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ    
55 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ    
56 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC    
57 Bjorn Hurau (Ger) Europcar    
58 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
59 Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha    
60 Jack Haig (Aus) UniSA    
61 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol    
62 Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky    
63 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
64 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
65 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing    
66 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol    
67 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Astana    
68 Javier Moreno (Esp) Movistar    
69 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Esp) FDJ    
70 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac 0:02:32  
71 Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac    
72 Matejv Mohoric (Slo) Cannondale    
73 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
74 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Giant-Shimano    
75 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha    
76 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
77 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ    
78 Boy Van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory    
79 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
80 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Giant-Shimano    
81 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
82 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha    
83 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
84 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale    
85 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
86 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
87 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale    
88 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
89 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp    
90 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ    
91 Thomas Dekker (NED) Garmin-Sharp    
92 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
93 Kevin Reza (Fra) Europcar    
94 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky    
95 Caleb Ewan (Aus) UniSA    
96 Michael Kolar (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxobank 0:04:04  
97 Nicolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
98 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
99 Koen De Kort (NED) Giant-Shimano    
100 Stef Clement (NED) Belkin 0:04:08  
101 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin    
102 Bradley Linfield (Aus) UniSA    
103 Jérome Cousin (Fra) Europcar    
104 Ivan Jose Gutierrez (Esp) Movistar    
105 Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing    
106 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha    
107 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale    
108 Imanol Erviti (Esp) Movistar    
109 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Giant-Shimano    
110 Aleksandr Porsev (Rus) Katusha    
111 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana    
112 Bram Tankink (NED) Belkin    
113 Michael Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
114 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana    
115 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
116 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana 0:06:04  
117 José Juan Lobato (Esp) Movistar 0:07:06  
118 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) UniSA 0:08:14  
119 William Clarke (Aus) Drapac    
120 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:08:19  
121 Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
122 Bernard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky    
123 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
124 Luke Rowe (Gbr) Team Sky    
125 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
126 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol    
127 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) UniSA    
128 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale    
129 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
130 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
131 Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin    
132 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
133 Maxime Daniel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
134 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Giant-Shimano    
135 Thomas Peterson (USA) Giant-Shimano    
136 Rick Flens (NED) Belkin    
137 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
138 David Tanner (Aus) Belkin 0:12:51  

Sprint Classification after Stage 1
1 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 17  
2 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 14  
3 Steele von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 13  
4 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 12  
5 Simon Geschke (Ger) Giant-Shimano 11  
6 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 11  
7 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana 10  
8 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) UniSA 8  
9 William Clarke (Aus) Drapac 8  
10 Rafael Valls (Esp) Lampre-Merida 8  
11 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC 7  
12 Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin 6  

King of the Mountains after Stage 1
1 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol 16  
2 Axel Domont (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 12  
3 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 8  
4 Robert Gesink (NED) Belkin 6  
5 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxobank 4  
6 Daryl Impey (Rsa) Orica-GreenEdge 2  
Best young rider classification after Stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Carlos Verona (Esp) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3:20:38  
2 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
3 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
4 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
5 Danny Van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory    
6 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC    
7 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ    
8 Jack Haig (Aus) UniSA    
9 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
10 Matejv Mohoric (Slo) Cannondale    
11 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Giant-Shimano 0:02:17  
12 Caleb Ewan (Aus) UniSA    
13 Michael Kolar (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
14 Bradley Linfield (Aus) UniSA 0:03:49  
15 Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing 0:03:53  
16 Michael Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxobank    
17 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
18 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
19 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxobank 0:08:04  
20 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) UniSA    
21 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale    
22 Maxime Daniel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
Team classification after Stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lampre-Merida 10:01:46  
2 Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:04  
3 BMC    
4 Lotto-Belisol    
5 Astana    
6 Garmin-Sharp    
7 Team Sky    
8 Ag2r-La Mondiale    
9 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:08  
10 Drapac    
11 Trek Factory Racing    
12 Europcar    
13 FDJ    
14 Uni-SA    
15 Movistar    
16 Cannondale 0:02:25  
17 Tinkoff-Saxo Bank    
18 Katusha    
19 Belkin 0:04:38  
20 Giant-Shimano 0:07:50