Tour of Britain
Stage 1: Glasgow to Castle Douglas - Stage Details

Cyclassics Hamburg winner Caleb Ewan produced a powerful sprint today to finish second in the opening stage of the Tour of Britain.

The 22-year-old battled for the victory after positioning himself well in the final kilometres thanks to the work of his ORICA-BikeExchange teammates.

After a tight left hand corner in the final 500metres, Ewan opened up his sprint, powering into a respectable second place with Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) claiming the stage victory.

Ewan's result on day one, from a star studded field of sprinters, gives the team and sport director Matt Wilson confidence in his form and potential for the stages to come.

“We are very happy with the result today,” explained Wilson. “It’s very much a who’s who of bunch sprinters here at this race so it is a great result to kick things off.” 

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 André Greipel (GER) - Lotto Soudal 3:52:40
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
3 Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
4 Maximiliano Richeze (ARG) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
5 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - Trek-Segafredo ST
6 Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) - Bardiani CSF ST
7 Steele Von Hoff (AUS) - ONE Pro Cycling ST
8 Christopher Latham (GBR) - Team WIGGINS ST
9 Daniel Mclay (GBR) - Fortuneo - Vital Concept ST
10 Jens Debusschere (BEL) - Lotto Soudal ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
71 Amets Txurruka (Spa) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
74 Luka Mezgec (Slo) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
76 Robert Power (Aus) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
106 Alexander Edmonson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
117 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:45