Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic - Men
Criterium 1: Ritchie Boulevard - Stage Details

2015 Vuelta a Espana stage winner Caleb Ewan is off to a flying start to 2016, taking out the opening criterium at the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic with a bold early move on the Geelong hotdog circuit.

Ewan’s victory capitalised on an impressive performance by debutant Jack Haig who spent the majority of the one-hour long race on the front of the peloton chasing down moves.

21-year-old Ewan was pleased to produce in the final, despite not having pinned on a number since September, and was quick to praise his sole teammate in Haig.

“This was my first race in four months,” Ewan said.  “I think it’s one of the hardest races to start with – one hour full gas.”

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Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 59:02:00
2 Brenton Jones (AUS) - Drapac Professional ST
3 Patrick Shaw (AUS) - Avanti IsoWhey Sports ST
4 Luke Parker (AUS) - State of Matter/Maap ST
5 Christopher Lawless (GBR) - JLT Condor Mavic ST
6 Kazushige Kuboki (JPN) - Novotel Geelong/Japan 0:03
7 Bernard Sulzberger (AUS) - Drapac Professional 0:03
8 Jordan Kerby (AUS) - Drapac Professional 0:03
9 Joshua Taylor (AUS) - State of Matter/Maap 0:03
10 Leigh Howard (AUS) - Chain Reaction Cycles 0:11
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 59:02:00