Viviani masterclass seals Tour Down Under stage 1

There was no sound to accompany the live race feed in the press room on stage 1 of the Tour Down Under, but in a sense that only made Elia Viviani's win all the more impressive. Without commentary, the room fell silent, eyes fixed to the monitor that lay on the floor as the Italian cut his way through the chaos and mayhem to take a win that displayed all his true skills as a world-class sprinter: silence and speed – a breathtaking combination to behold.

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