Santos Tour Down Under
Stage 1: Prospect to Lyndoch - Stage Details

People’s Choice Classic winner Caleb Ewan has taken out the first stage of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under in Lyndoch today.

Ewan outsprinted Mark Renshaw (Team Dimension Data) and Wouter Wippert (Cannondale Pro Cycling) for his seventh victory this year and second ever WorldTour win following his stage success on Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a Espana last year.

The win also puts the 21-year-old into the Ochre leader’s jersey with finish line bonus seconds giving him a four second advantage to Renshaw.

“I was feeling good and the team showed their faith in me by riding on the front all day,” Ewan said. “It’s a really big confidence boost and that’s exactly what I need going into the season.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:24:13
2 Mark Renshaw (AUS) - Team Dimension Data ST
3 Wouter Wippert (NED) - Cannondale ST
4 Marko Kump (SLO) - Lampre–Merida ST
5 Adam Blythe (GBR) - Tinkoff ST
6 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - Trek–Segafredo ST
7 Ben Swift (GBR) - Team Sky ST
8 Steele von Hoff (AUS) - UniSA-Australia ST
9 José Joaquin Rojas (ESP) - Team Movistar ST
10 Greg Henderson (NZL) - Lotto Soudal ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:24:13
25 Michael Albasini (SUI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
26 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
66 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
130 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:40
134 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:05
140 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:56