The season for Lotto Soudal fantastic start. Caleb Ewan, the latest sprintaanwinst of the Belgian team, winning the Down Under Classic in Adelaide. The Australian vloerde Peter Segan in the sprint, and Alexander Edmondson, the winner of last year, in the sprint.
The criterion, that one hour, and one round lasted, it seemed, with the traditional bunch sprint finish. The extent was not all: by a massive crash in the penultimate bend, the sprint failed. Among others, Elia Viviani could the victory be forgotten. In the sprint was then no measure on Caleb Ewan, who immediately confirms that he is the right man for André Greipel to replace with Lotto Soudal. Triple world champion Peter Sagan had to settle with second place, Alexander Edmondson was third.
“It was a bit different this time, there was aggressive driving,” said winner Ewan after the finish line during an interview with the organization. “That made it more difficult. It was very difficult to stay together because there are four corners on this short trail to sit, everyone wants your constant pass. But everyone stayed quiet. I’m with Roger Kluge remained and he took me to the end assisted (Kluge was itself the fourth, ed.). The team has done a fantastic job.”
The Down Under Classic is the precursor to the Tour Down Under, the well-known stage race is traditionally the first WorldTour race of the year. The Tour Down Under starts on Tuesday in Adelaide and lasts until Saturday. There are six rides on the program.
The top ten:
Several riders had after the race their wounds lick: