Sunday, January 15, 2017

SANTOS - Tour Down Under 2017 - Stage 1 - People's Choice Classic

People's Choice Classic - The start of the Tour. 
A 22 lap 50km road race through the eastern streets of Adelaide. 

The Team Bora - Hansgrohe rider - Peter Sagan - World Champion - seen here in the white top - came 3rd in this race.

The warm up laps prior to the Classic, the riders chat and relax and consume energy food, and share them too. — at Wakefield Road - Bartels Road.

Tha National Anthem, the Classic begins.

The Classic winner was #6 Caleb Ewan - an Australian - Team Orica Scott - seen here early in the race on the inside.

An Australian #54 - Ben O'Connor - Team Dimension Data - established an early lead staying in front for over half the race and winning two trials.

Team Bora - Hansgrohe - push on the final lap - #11 Peter Sagan seen here trailing placed 3rd on the line in the finishing sprint. Team member #12 Sam Bennet secured 2nd.

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