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10 conclusions from the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under

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Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge) on the podium

Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge) on the podium
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Richie Porte (Team Sky) drops his rivals and solos to a stage win

Richie Porte (Team Sky) drops his rivals and solos to a stage win
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Cadel Evans chases down Simon Gerrans

Cadel Evans chases down Simon Gerrans
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Thumbs up for Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida).

Thumbs up for Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida).
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Best young rider, Jack Haig (UniSA)

Best young rider, Jack Haig (UniSA)
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Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano) makes some last minute adjustments to his shoes

Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano) makes some last minute adjustments to his shoes
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Andre Greipel faces questions from former sprinter Robbie McEwen

Andre Greipel faces questions from former sprinter Robbie McEwen
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Adam Hansen on the podium to celebrate his win in the KOM competition

Adam Hansen on the podium to celebrate his win in the KOM competition
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Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp) slipped to fifth overall

Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp) slipped to fifth overall
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Marcel Kittel wins the People's Choice Classic

Marcel Kittel wins the People's Choice Classic
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Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) wins his 16th Tour Down Under stage

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) wins his 16th Tour Down Under stage
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Home favourites Orica GreenEdge

Home favourites Orica GreenEdge
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Will Clarke (Drapac) leads Neil van der Ploeg (UniSA) in the break on day one of the Tour Down Under.

Will Clarke (Drapac) leads Neil van der Ploeg (UniSA) in the break on day one of the Tour Down Under.
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Diego Ulissi won stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under

Diego Ulissi won stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under
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Nathan Haas in control

Nathan Haas in control
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Maxim Belkov (Katusha) avoids a major tumble after Angelo Tulik (Europcar) lost his front wheel on the corner

Maxim Belkov (Katusha) avoids a major tumble after Angelo Tulik (Europcar) lost his front wheel on the corner
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Simon Gerrans seals his third Tour Down Under win

Simon Gerrans seals his third Tour Down Under win
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The Santos Tour Down Under (TDU) was a nail-biting affair that brought the fans out in their thousands. Now the race has been run and won and the dust has settled, Cyclingnews looks back at the top ten talking points from the race.

A ninth overall and a KOM jersey highlight the all-round capabilities that should serve Hansen well as he chases another stage win at this year’s Giro.