Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tour Down Under stage 1

Euskaltel escaped the havoc of the Tour Down Under's first stage earlier today to stay in contention for the remaining stages. A crash inside the last kilometre took out a fairly big group of riders, some of which were seriously hurt, but the guys in orange stayed upright and crossed the line mid-pack. Victor Cabedo found the going tough and ceded 1:40 eventually.

Greipel bested Petacchi by a centimetre or two in the soaring heat in South Australia to keep his winning run going. Top finisher in orange was Romain Sicard in 19th, closely followed by Gorka Izagirre in 20th. Tomorrow's stage will take the peloton 148km from Lobethal to Stirling.


Stephen said...

"but the guys in orange stayed upright"

Doesn't that make a nice change


Magnus said...

Yeah, "for once" I should have added!


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