Cadel Evans (BMC) has labelled Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) as "the man to beat" after the two-time Tour Down Under champion took stage one of the 2014 race in emphatic fashion with an impressive sprint victory over Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) and newly-crowned Australian criterium champion Steele von Hoff (Garmin-Sharp).
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