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Tour Down Under: Greipel wins opening stage in Lyndoch

Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) took win number 17 Tuesday at the Santos Tour Down Under, winning the bunch sprint in Lyndoch ahead of Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Greipel waited patiently as Ewan's Mitchelton-Scott train and Elia Viviani's Quick-Step Floors team set up their fast men for the finale, with Viviani going up the left side of the road and Ewan going up the right. Greipel jumped onto Ewan's wheel and then sailed past the Australian up the middle as Sagan fought his way into third at the line.

Greipel will now wear the first ochre leader's jersey of the race, while Ewan and Will Clarke, the day's main protagonist from the breakaway and winner of the prize for most active rider, are tied on time at four seconds back.

"A win is a win, I'm happy it turned out like that. To start the season with a win is always good for the team, for me. The criterium is one of the hardest races to win and when you do some small mistakes, you cannot win," he said.

"It's nice when you're 35 and everyone tells you, you will get slower. But I don't feel it and I really like to race my bike. Every win is good for the whole team. We calculated that we are probably the oldest team around here but I think we have a lot of quality and experience in our team. You saw that today, and we have the right riders on our team."

Clarke earned his spot in the general classification with an all-day adventure off the front, at first with Scott Bowden (UniSA-Australia) and Nickolas Dlamini (Dimension Data) in a three-man move, and then alone after first Bowden dropped and then Dlamini. Clarke hung in alone until he was reeled in with 10km to go, but only after earning six bonus seconds in two intermediate sprints.

The sprint trains came to the fore once the catch was made to set up the sprint. In fast run in, Mitchelton-Scott, Quick-Step Floors and Bora were at the front of the bunch but once inside the final turn, it was Greipel and Lotto-Soudal timing their run to perfection. A last-corner crash for Daniel Hoelgaard (FDJ) though was a slight distraction from the German's 17th career stage win. 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal3:50:21
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
4Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
5Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
6Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb
7Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin
8Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
9Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Bahrain-Merida
10Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
11Patrick Bevin (NZl) BMC Racing Team
12Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-Jumbo
13Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott
14Chris Lawless (GBr) Team Sky
15Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
16Sam Welsford (Aus) UniSA-Australia
17Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
18Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
19Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
20Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ
21Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
22George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo
23Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Movistar Team
24Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data
25Steele von Hoff (Aus) UniSA-Australia
26Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
27Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ
28Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
29Mickael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
30Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
31Rubén Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team
32Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
33Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin
34Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
35Steve Morabito (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
36Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
37Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb
38Logan Owen (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
39Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
40Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Team Sky
41Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
42Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal
43Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin
44Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
45Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida
46Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
47Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
48Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
49Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
50Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension Data
51Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
52Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
53Daan Olivier (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
54Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
55Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal
56Brendan Canty (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
57Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team
58Nathan Earle (Aus) UniSA-Australia
59Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team
60Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
61Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
62Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo
63Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
64Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
65Simon Gerrans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
66Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo
67Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal
68Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida
69Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
70Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data
71Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
72Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
73Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
74Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors
75Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team
76Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
77Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
78Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data
79José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
80Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data
81Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension Data
82Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida
83Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
84Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors
85Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team
86Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
87Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
88Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
89Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team
90Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin
91William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
92Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar Team
93Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
94Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
95Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
96Thomas Scully (NZl) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
97Maarten Wynants (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo
98Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
99Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
100Alex Porter (Aus) UniSA-Australia
101Cameron Meyer (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
102Zakkari Dempster (Aus) UniSA-Australia
103Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky
104Timothy Roe (Aus) UniSA-Australia
105Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
106Matteo Bono (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
107Scott Bowden (Aus) UniSA-Australia
108Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro Team
109Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team
110Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Sky
111Truls Engen Korsaeth (Nor) Astana Pro Team
112Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
113Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Bora-Hansgrohe
114Jacobus Venter (RSA) Dimension Data
115Tom Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
116Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:16
117Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:18
118Mathew Hayman (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
119Davide Cimolai (Ita) Groupama-FDJ0:00:24
120Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky
121Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
122Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb0:00:26
123Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb0:00:28
124Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo
125Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:55
126Florian Sénéchal (Fra) Quick-Step Floors
127Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb0:01:48
128Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:57
129Robert Wagner (Ger) LottoNL-Jumbo0:02:13
130Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe0:03:36
131Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Groupama-FDJ0:00:00

KOM 1 - Humbug Scrub - 38.6 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data10pts
2William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale6
3Scott Bowden (Aus) UniSA-Australia4
4Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott2

Sprint 1 - Cockatoo Valley - 74.3 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale5pts
2Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data3
3Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin2

Sprint 2 - Cockatoo Valley - 100.8 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale5pts
2Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data3
3Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin2

Finish Line Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal15pts
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott14
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe13
4Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors12
5Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates11
6Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb10
7Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin9
8Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale8
9Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Bahrain-Merida7
10Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team6

Most Active rider
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale

General Classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal3:50:11
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:04
3William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:06
5Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data
6Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:09
7Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin
8Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:00:10
9Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
10Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb
11Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
12Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Bahrain-Merida
13Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
14Patrick Bevin (NZl) BMC Racing Team
15Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-Jumbo
16Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott
17Chris Lawless (GBr) Team Sky
18Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
19Sam Welsford (Aus) UniSA-Australia
20Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
21Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
22Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
23Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ
24Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
25George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo
26Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Movistar Team
27Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data
28Steele von Hoff (Aus) UniSA-Australia
29Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
30Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ
31Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
32Mickael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
33Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
34Rubén Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team
35Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
36Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin
37Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
38Steve Morabito (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
39Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
40Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb
41Logan Owen (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
42Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
43Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Team Sky
44Artyom Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
45Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal
46Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
47Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida
48Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
49Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
50Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
51Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
52Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Dimension Data
53Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
54Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
55Daan Olivier (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
56Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
57Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal
58Brendan Canty (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
59Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team
60Nathan Earle (Aus) UniSA-Australia
61Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team
62Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
63Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
64Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo
65Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
66Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
67Simon Gerrans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
68Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo
69Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal
70Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida
71Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
72Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data
73Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
74Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
75Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
76Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors
77Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team
78Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
79Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
80José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
81Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data
82Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension Data
83Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida
84Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
85Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors
86Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team
87Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
88Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
89Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
90Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team
91Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin
92Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar Team
93Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
94Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
95Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
96Thomas Scully (NZl) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
97Maarten Wynants (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo
98Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
99Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
100Alex Porter (Aus) UniSA-Australia
101Cameron Meyer (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
102Zakkari Dempster (Aus) UniSA-Australia
103Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky
104Timothy Roe (Aus) UniSA-Australia
105Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
106Matteo Bono (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
107Scott Bowden (Aus) UniSA-Australia
108Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro Team
109Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team
110Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Sky
111Truls Engen Korsaeth (Nor) Astana Pro Team
112Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
113Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Bora-Hansgrohe
114Jacobus Venter (RSA) Dimension Data
115Tom Leezer (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
116Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Groupama-FDJ
117Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:26
118Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:28
119Mathew Hayman (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
120Davide Cimolai (Ita) Groupama-FDJ0:00:34
121Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky
122Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
123Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb0:00:36
124Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb0:00:38
125Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo
126Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:05
127Florian Sénéchal (Fra) Quick-Step Floors
128Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb0:01:58
129Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:02:07
130Robert Wagner (Ger) LottoNL-Jumbo0:02:23
131Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe0:03:46

Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data10pts
2William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale6
3Scott Bowden (Aus) UniSA-Australia4
4Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott2

Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal15pts
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott14
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe13
4Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors12
5Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin11
6Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates11
7William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale10
8Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb10
9Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale8
10Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Bahrain-Merida7
11Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data6
12Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team6
13Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin2

Best Young Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott3:50:15
2Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data0:00:02
3Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:05
4Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:00:06
5Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb
6Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
7Chris Lawless (GBr) Team Sky
8Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
9Sam Welsford (Aus) UniSA-Australia
10Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
11Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
12Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin
13Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
14Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb
15Logan Owen (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
16Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Team Sky
17Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
18Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
19Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team
20Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo
21Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo
22Scott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data
23Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team
24Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
25Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension Data
26Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors
27Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar Team
28Alex Porter (Aus) UniSA-Australia
29Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky
30Scott Bowden (Aus) UniSA-Australia
31Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team
32Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Sky
33Truls Engen Korsaeth (Nor) Astana Pro Team
34Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Groupama-FDJ
35Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo0:00:34
36Florian Sénéchal (Fra) Quick-Step Floors0:01:01
37Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb0:01:54

Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bora - Hansgrohe11:31:03
2Ag2R La Mondiale
3Mitchelton - Scott
4Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
5Team Sunweb
6FDJ
7UAE Team Emirates
8Team Katusha Alpecin
9Trek - Segafredo
10Lotto Soudal
11Astana Pro Team
12Unisa Australia
13Quick - Step Floors
14Bahrain - Merida
15BMC Racing Team
16Ef Education First - Drapac
17Movistar Team
18Team Dimension Data
19Team Sky

 

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