People's Choice Classic - Santos Tour Down Under Preview - Race Overview

Matt Goss sprinted to second in Rymill Park at the People’s Choice Classic. Defending Champion André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) edged out Goss in the sprint in the criterium known as the prelude to Santos Tour Down Under. Greipel’s teammate, Greg Henderson, rounded out the podium.

“The team assessed the situation as they came towards the finish. We lost a few riders in that last lap, and Greipel’s lead out train is the best in the world at the moment. Getting onto Greipel’s wheel became the best option, and the guys could see where Goss wanted to be. They left him to it.” - Matt Wilson

Place Rider/Team Time
1 André Greipel (Ger) - Lotto Belisol 1:04:00
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
3 Gregory Henderson (NZl) - Lotto Belisol ST
4 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) - Vacansoleil-DCM ST
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) - Sky Procycling 0:00:05
6 Davide Cimoali (Ita) - Lampre-Merida ST
7 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) - Garmin Sharp ST
8 Jose Rojas Gil (Spa) - Movistar ST
9 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) - UNI SA - Australia ST
10 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) - Ag2r La Mondiale ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
63 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:21
64 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
65 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
84 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:25
114 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
128 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:32