Wout Poels allows for the following week, his debut in the Tour Down Under and Team Sky has the Dutch cyclist immediately appointed leader in the Australian stage race. That has the wielerformatie let you know.
Poels trains already arrived in the vicinity of Brisbane to acclimatise. “Normally we arrive two days before the start of a course, but in this case it was wise to two weeks in advance to be present”, explained the Dutchman. “So we could really get used to the time difference and the heat, because it is here plenty of summer.”
The Tour Down Under is the first wielwedstrijd of the year to be part of the WorldTour. The round consists of six stages.