Dennis Upstages Evans on 3rd Stage Down Under

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 22, 2015 (AFP) - Rohan Dennis upstaged BMC teammate and race favourite Cadel Evans to take the third stage of the Tour Down Under and claim the ochre leader's jersey on Thursday. Dennis took the overall lead from fellow South Australian Jack Bobridge, who faded to finish 42 seconds back on the 143.2-kilometre stage from Norwood to the tiny town of Paracombe. … [Read more...]

Spaniard Swoops to Win Tour Down Under 2nd Stage

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 21, 2015 (AFP) - Spain's Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle swooped in the last 50 metres to win the second stage of the Tour Down Under in the South Australian town of Stirling on Wednesday. Lobato Del Valle came from 10th place in the closing stages to fly past South African Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEdge) at the end of the long uphill finish and win in 3hr 42min 24sec. … [Read more...]

Jack Bobridge Leads Breakaway to Stage Win

Australian Jack Bobridge led a defiant breakaway group of four cyclists to take the first stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in South Australia on Tuesday. Bobridge, riding for the local UniSa team, made his move with 200 metres to go to outsprint his rivals and win the 136.2-kilometre stage in two hours 59 minutes, 44 seconds. Fellow breakaway riders Lieuwe Westra … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Breaks his Collarbone, Out Of Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Dec 22, 2014 - Australian cycling star Simon Gerrans has broken a collarbone in a training accident and will not defend his Tour Down Under title, his team Orica GreenEdge said Monday. Gerrans, who won a record-breaking third Tour Down Under earlier this year, will undergo surgery with his focus now shifting to the European spring classics. The 34-year-old, who has … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Makes History With Third Tour Down Under


Simon Gerrans became the first three-time winner of the Santos Tour Down Under, in front of a home crowd in Adelaide on Australia day. Gerrans went into the final stage with a lead of just one second over Cadel Evans (BMC) and finished with the same narrow margin. Gerrans finished on the same time as stage winner AndrĂ© Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) who bested Mark Renshaw (Belkin) and Andrew Fenn … [Read more...]

Porte Wins Stage, Gerrans Takes Tour Down Under Lead


ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 25, 2014 (AFP) - Tasmanian Richie Porte won the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under following a brilliant solo attack up the second ascent of Willunga Hill in South Australia on Saturday. Porte (Team Sky) waited until halfway up the final climb to the finish line on top of the mountain before powering past race leader Cadel Evans and racing away to win by 10 … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Takes Stage Win, Cadel Evans Retains Lead


ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 24, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel blitzed his rivals to win the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under Friday as Cadel Evans saw his overall lead slip to just seven seconds. Greipel had too much speed for the rest of the field on the final sprint into Victor Harbor to win by over two bike lengths. The stage win was Greipel's 15th at the season-opening … [Read more...]

Diego Ulissi Surprises Tour Down Under On Stage 2

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 22, 2014 (AFP) - Italy's Diego Ulissi edged out Australian Simon Gerrans in a powerful final sprint to win the second stage of the Tour Down Under in southern Australia on Wednesday. Ulissi, 24, attacked from 100 metres out on a long, uphill finish and went clear of the chasing pack, finishing three bike lengths ahead of Gerrans and Australia's Cadel Evans. … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Edges Out Greipel at Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 21, 2014 (AFP) - Australia's Simon Gerrans timed his sprint finish to perfection edging out German Andre Greipel to win the first stage of the Tour Down Under in South Australia on Tuesday. Gerrans stayed on Greipel's wheel on the uphill homestretch into the South Australian town of Angaston, then pounced in the last few metres to beat the big German by half a … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Grabs Early Bragging Rights Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 19, 2014 (AFP) - German sprinter Marcel Kittel grabbed early bragging rights over Andre Greipel after the Tour Down Under warm-up criterion through the streets of Adelaide on Sunday. Kittel was perfectly placed on Greipel's wheel coming into the final straight before overhauling his fellow countryman to win by half a wheel. Greipel looked in the perfect … [Read more...]