Nice video from the finish of today’s People’s Choice Classic! @tourdownunder @southaustralia #TDU #adelaide #seesouthaustralia pic.twitter.com/lhpR2oxLbZ
— Peter Sagan (@petosagan) January 14, 2018
The Slovaak Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) has the proper form immediately bite. The triple world champion won Sunday for the People’s Choice Classic in australia’s Adelaide, the criterion prior to the Tour Down Under.
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Sagan got it after 22 laps of a 2.3 km in a sprint for the German André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and the Australian Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott), two ex-winners. The Italian rider Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) fell just next to the stage. There ended up no Belgians in the top ten.
“It was a fast race with a fast sprintfinish. The team has very good work delivered. The plan that the team had figured out, is perfectly executed,” said Sagan at the finish. “When the sprint was launched, I was a little embedded,” he explains. “But then I found the wheel of Greipel, and I managed the others knocking on the measure. I am very happy with this result, also for the team.”
For Sagan it is the first time that he is the People’s Choice Classic to his name can write. In the past two years, the profit to Caleb Ewan. The Tour Down Under, the first stage race of the WorldTour, start Tuesday (16 January) in Adelaide and lasts for six days.