Good news for Greg Van Avermaet: the zero is now already from the board for his new team, Team CCC after Patrick Bevin surprisingly the sprint won in the second stage of the Tour Dwon Under.
Jasper philipsen is admitted was this morning, Belgian time, in Angaston fifth in the second sprint of the Santos Tour Down Under. It was an unusual sprint as Peter Sagan and Jasper philipsen is admitted to each other on the last hump what became. It was behind the Limburg neo pro. With a small pelotonnetje they marched to the stripe, where Patrick Bevin from Team CCC surprisingly the sprint wins for Caleb Ewan and Peter Sagan. The 27-year-old New Zealander immediately resulted in a first victory for the new WorldTourploeg of Greg Van Avermaet, who is Down Under while is not present.
Philipsen is admitted had a pretty hectic sprint. “Sagan went a bit to the right and hit my wheel, because I’m a bit to the left of him sat. Therefore, I had to me what those are, but I have the rider behind me also what hindered. I heard them fall. It was a good sprint to learn. We are not there yet, but on the other hand, I still have plenty of time. You sprint here not against Janneke and Mieke.”
Caleb Ewan, Sunday’s winner in the Down Under Classic, admitted that he legs had not. “I was just empty.”
Elia Viviani – who is also the leader’s jersey to Bevin lost – made the same story again. “I was just empty. I have no excuses. Dries Devenyns kept me well in front and then I had my two hard men Sabatini and Mörköv around me, but that was not enough to play with.”
Also, Sagan was not seeking excuses: “He won very easily, good legs!”
Viviani finished seventh after a stage in which the peloton, the Frenchman Mathieu Ladagnous until thick two kilometres from the finish let alone “swim” in the heat of the Barossa Wine Valley.
Of course, Bevin was very pleased with the double win: