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Alex Edmondson ~ Giro Week 2!
Teddy The Creator
January 1st, 2017


Hey everyone,

Thanks for checking in! This is my new blog, which will follow me along the UCI WorldTour. My name is Alex Edmondson, and I'll be riding for the Orica-Scott squad for 2017.

Since I was a young boy I've been riding bikes competitively, mainly on the track. In 2012 I achieved my lifelong dream of riding at the Olympics for Australia. I was only 18 and was the 2nd youngest Australian Olympian ever. Since then I've achieved great success as a team pursuit cyclist representing Australia, capped off with 2 gold medals at the World Championships in 2014, in team pursuit, and individual pursuit.

My trainers always told me I had the build to be a strong road cyclist, especially in the northern classics, and I'd always enjoyed riding against the clock in a time-trial. I took their advice and in 2015 began riding the U23 WorldTour. I had a great year and was highlighted by my victory at the Tour of Flanders. This win really pushed me over the edge in terms of wanting to pursue a career as a road cyclist.

I signed on to Orica - BikeExchange for 2016, yet I had a quiet year as I focused on the track in build-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. I decided that this would be my final competition as a track cyclist, at least for now.

The silver medal in the team pursuit was a great way to say goodbye to the track. Now it's 2017, and I'm focusing on the road. It's a great privilege to be able to ride for an Australian WorldTour team and I can't wait to get out there.

My next update will be at the Team Presentation in Adelaide, see you there.


Notable Results

Australian National Road Race Championships10th
Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 68th
Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Prologue5th
Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Stage 25th
Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Stage 39th
Jayco Herald Sun Tour - General Classification7th
Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Youth Classification3rd
Dwars door Vlaanderen17th
Record Bank E3 Harelbeke20th
Giro d'Italia - Stage 57th
Giro d'Italia - Stage 612th

Edited by Teddy The Creator on 29-08-2017 06:30
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Teddy The Creator
January 3rd, 2017

Team Presentation


Hey once again everyone, Alex here!

We're all here in Adelaide for the presentation of the Orica-Scott squad for 2017. Our team is quite similar to last season's but for a few new faces, so I know this squad pretty well. Here's a little rundown of our team leaders.


Esteban Chaves
17/1/1990, Climber

Esteban is an amazing climber, and a proven one-day rider, as shown by his victory in Il Lombardia last October. He has finished twice on the podium of a GT so will look to go one better this season with his debut Grand Tour victory. He will be our leader in the Giro d'Italia, aiming for the general classification. He will also be a part of our strong Ardennes squad, looking to earn the team a podium spot there.


Adam & Simon Yates
7/8/1992, Stage Racers

They mightn't like it, but I'll talk about these guys together, because not only are they twins, they're very similar riders. Gifted climbers and two of the most impressive young stage racers in the world. Adam will lead the team at Le Tour de France, where he finished 4th overall last season. He will aim to defend his best young rider's jersey. Simon's season will peak later, at La Vuelta a Espana. We have high hopes for them both and I'm sure they won't dissapoint.


Michael Albasini
20/12/1980, Puncheur

A veteran of the tour, Albo has been consistently winning races for the last decade. An absolute workhorse with terrific punch, he'll be aiming to perform again in the Ardennes just as he did last season. He will also ride La Vuelta with hopes of a stage win, and of course his home races, the Tour de Romandie, and the Tour de Suisse.


Caleb Ewan
11/7/1994, Sprinter

After setting the U23 circuit alight, Caleb turned pro and continued his terrific displays of speed. Our team's #1 sprinter, he will aim for stage wins at the Giro d'Italia, as well as various 1-day races that suit that his abilities. He'll start his season at his home race the Tour Down Under.


Simon Gerrans
16/5/1980, Puncheur

Similar to Albo, 'Gerro' is a true veteran of the peloton, with a proven pedigree in one-day races, as well as various stages at all the Grand Tours, he's a true Aussie legend. He's been Orica's most consistent rider since their inception, but will take more of a leadership role in moulding younger riders like myself. But no doubt he'll be an integral part in our classics team.


Roman Kreuziger
6/5/1986, Stage Racer

Roman joins us from Saxo-Tinkoff for this season, and he will be a key rider in our hopes for GC and Monument success in 2017. An outstanding climber, he'll be a super domestique at the Giro and La Vuelta. But he will also get chances to lead the team at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya & Tour de Romandie.


Matthew Hayman
20/4/1978, Northern Classics

Our road captain for the season, Matt is our most experienced rider and will provide invaluable leadership on the road. His victory last year in his beloved Paris-Roubaix was an ideal cap on a terrific career, and he'll lead us again in the northern classics, leading our youthful cobbles squad.

Here's the full team below and our team goals:


2017 Season Goals

Tour de France - Young Riders Classification 1st Overalli.imgur.com/jnpINxr.png
Giro d'Italia - General Classification Top-3 i.imgur.com/jnpINxr.png
Vuelta a Espana - General Classification Top-5i.imgur.com/jnpINxr.png
Grand Tour Stage Wini.imgur.com/z6Tasla.png
Liege - Bastogne - Liege Top-3i.imgur.com/z6Tasla.png
Il Lombardia Top-3i.imgur.com/jnpINxr.png
Santos Tour Down Under - General ClassificationTop-3i.imgur.com/z6Tasla.png
Santos Tour Down UnderStage Wini.imgur.com/U6zOwDT.png
Paris - NiceTop-5i.imgur.com/z6Tasla.png
Paris - RoubaixTop-10i.imgur.com/z6Tasla.png
BinckBank TourTop-3i.imgur.com/jnpINxr.png
Cyclassics HamburgWini.imgur.com/jnpINxr.png

I think we've got a really great squad this year, and I can't wait to help the team achieve our goals for the year! My season starts later this week, but I'll check in one more time before that with a run down of my season schedule and what you can expect from me this year!


Edited by Teddy The Creator on 15-08-2017 18:38
looks really intersting!
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@sutty68 & @Croatia14 Cheers guys

January 12th, 2017

Hey once again guys,
It's been 9 days since the team presentation last week, and it's almost time for my first race! Before we kick off in Buninyong on Saturday though, I thought I'd share my season schedule with you. In bold are races where we have season goals for the squad.

14.01National Championships Road RaceNC
17.01 - 21.01Tour Down UnderWT
29.01Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road RaceWT
01.02 - 05.02Herald Sun Tour2.1

We start the year with the traditional few weeks of racing in Australia, which means for me, the national champs road race. We've got a strong Australian presence so to be able to have that jersey in our squad for the year would be amazing. Then we have the TDU, where I'll be working for our Esteban and Caleb. After the 1-day race on the Great Ocean Road, I'll stay in Victoria for the Herald Sun Tour.

25.02Omloop Het NieuwsbladWT
26.02Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne1.HC
22.03Dwars door VlaanderenWT
24.03Record Bank E3 HarelbekeWT
26.03Gent - Wevelgem in Flanders FieldsWT
2.04Ronde van VlaanderenWT
9.04Paris - RoubaixWT

After a three week break comes the part of the season that I'm most looking forward to. The northern classics. I've worked hard in the last 12 months to improve myself riding on cobbles and on sharp and short climbs, and this year's cobble season will be my first real test at the Pro level. We'll be working with our strong squad led by Matthew Hayman, Luke Durbridge & Jens Keukeleire to try and get podium spots in Belgium, before we try and defend Matt's title at Paris - Roubaix.

25.04 - 30.04Tour de RomandieWT
05.05 - 28.05Giro d'ItaliaGT
11.06Rund um Koln1.1

I get a month off after a tiring classics season, and begin my preparation for what will be my debut grand tour at the Giro d'Italia. It's so exciting for me to be able to take part, and I'm super pleased the DS believed in me to perform there in support for Esteban and Caleb. I will compete in the Rund um Koln in Germany before I get my biggest rest of the season.

29.07 - 04.08Tour de PologneWT
08.08 - 14.08BinckBank TourWT
27.08Bretagne Classic - Ouest-FranceWT
01.09 - 06.09Tour of Alberta2.1
9.09Grand Prix Cycliste de QuebecWT
11.09Grand Prix Cycliste de MontrealWT
17.09GP Pantaloni1.1
18.09GP Industria & Commercio di Prato1.1

My racing starts again in late July at the Tour de Pologne, in prep for the BinckBank Tour where we're bringing a strong squad. Then after the French classic in Bretagne, I'll head to Canada for a 10 day series of races, finally completing the year in Italy with two one-day races.

All in all a challenging season, with lots of highlights and things to look forward to!
I'm stoked to get into it and help the team get some great results, all while developing my own skills and taking any chances for glory I can get along the way.

See you in Buninyong for the big race on Saturday,

Thanks for reading guys,
Looks nice so far!
Looks great so far! Will be interesting to see what kind of rider Alex develops into, could be a puncher, a cobbler, or a sprinter Smile
I really like stories like this where it's written... I don't really get what you're doing. It sounds like a rider, then a team where said rider is not?

What am I missing?

Edit: In this very case, I was missing eyes. Third was a charm. I looked for a TT or NC specialist and younger than 23.
Teddy The Creator
@whitejersey Thank you!

@Reveille definitely, he's a real all-rounder so seeing him develop will be very interesting.

@Lamba Haha, very understandable. I'll make a post explaining Alex's stats up next.
Teddy The Creator
January 14th, 2017

Hey guys,
Here in Buninyong today for the nats, excited to get out there! Before we started though I thought I'd share some details about my specific strengths and weaknesses as a rider.


My track background means I can generate some real power and speed, but I'm yet to develop the stamina and strength to hold that effort for a long period in an extended time-trial. However in prologues and short TTs I can really put the foot down and expect some good results there.

As I've said previously, I think my real skills are on cobblestones. My win at the U23 Tour of Flanders proves that. I have great bike control and I feel very comfortable powering along those bumpy roads. I also fancy myself a decent climber, but my stamina isn't quite there yet so I'll stick to the short and sharp hills more than the long mountains. And if I find myself needing to sprint to the line, I'm confident in my abilities to get there first. On the track it was all about pure speed and power so luckily those skills carry over.

Places I need to improve are my recovery skills, I'm not used to the gruelling length of a full season on the road, so improving my fitness and stamina will be very important. I also need to get more confident in my ability to ride downhill, it's an integral skill in modern road racing and something I'll definitely be working on.

Australian National Road Race Championships - NC

Buninyong - Buninyong 160.2kms


My first competitive race of the year, as it is every year for many Australians, is the national championships road race in Ballarat. Since we're an Australia-based squad, we obviously have a very strong team here. We've brought 6 of our best, led by two-time champ Simon Gerrans, and Caleb Ewan if we can keep the group together for a bunch sprint. I'm here to stretch the legs and help out my teammates on what is a very challenging circuit.

Riders to look out for here today are Michael Matthews (Team SunWeb), Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team), Jay McCarthy (Bora - Hansgrohe), Nathan Earle (Team Ukyo) and Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team). As with all NC races though, it's anyone's race.

That's it from me for now, enjoy the race report!

Orica-Scott Team
Simon GerransLeader
Caleb EwanLeader
Damien HowsonFree Element
Mitchell DockerTeam Mate
Alexander EdmondsonTeam Mate
Robert PowerTeam Mate

Race Report

Early on in the race, some lone wolves knew the only way they would have a chance is in a breakaway. A few riders got out in front and Orica-Scott took it upon themselves to head the chase, led by Alex Edmondson and Rob Power.

With 60km left all attackers were brought back and the pack was together again. BMC were led here by Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis, so teammate Miles Scotson was given the go-ahead to attack, and took the advantage to try jump ahead. Orica - Scott were sick of working at the front so they sent out skilled climber Damien Howson after him to try and form a front group.

With Orica no longer chasing, Scotson, Howson and the quick thinking Sean Lake formed a 3-man group, and they were working together to create a large gap.

The group of Scotson, Howson and Lake powering through Buninyong.

Soon the pace lifted in the trio, and despite his best efforts Sean Lake was dropped off. Howson tried to do the same to his punchy compatriot but couldn't manage it and the two sped down for the final lap.

It was clear that Miles Scotson was very strong today, as he attacked Howson on the final downhill before the final ascension.

Damien Howson can feel the champion's jersey slipping out of his fingers.

On the final climb Howson dug deep and just caught up to Scotson, hopping on his wheel as they battled up to the finish line.

Who would be crowned Australian champion?

Both riders were absolutely cooked from the 160km up and down slog, but Miles Scotson was known for his quick finish and despite a valiant effort from Howson, made it over the line first, to earn the Australian champion's jersey for 2017!

A tremendous effort from both riders as Miles Scotson becomes Australian champ!

Several minutes later, Sean Lake made it to third just ahead of the main group, where Michael Matthews led them over the line. A dissapointment for the main favourites but a great show from Miles Scotson.


1Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Team4h00'21
2Damien HowsonOrica - Scotts.t.
3Sean LakeIsoWhey Sports - SwissWellness+ 6'00
4Michael MatthewsTeam Sunweb+ 7'18
5Simon GerransOrica - Scotts.t.
6Nathan EarleTeam Ukyos.t.
7Heinrich HausslerBahrain - Meridas.t.
8Richie PorteBMC Racing Teams.t.
9Leigh HowardAqua Blue Sports.t.
10Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.

It was a quiet day for me, but when I checked the final results saw I was in the top-10, which was a nice surprise. Damien was so close yet so far today, but he deserves a lot of credit for a very gutsy ride. Congrats to Miles, who is an old friend of mine from my days on the track! We rode together at the 2014 World Champs so was great to see him win today.

The season proper starts next week at the Tour Down Under, see you there!


Edited by Teddy The Creator on 20-07-2017 15:15
Teddy The Creator
January 17th, 2017

Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 1 - UWT



Undley - Lyndoch 151.5kms

Here we are! The start of the TDU, Australia's biggest week on the WordTour calendar, and we're here to defend our title. Last year's winner Simon Gerrans isn't here as he's having a slow build-up to the classics season, so we've brought our main man Esteban Chaves to lead the attack uphill. And of course Caleb Ewan is here, with intentions to win a stage and the points jersey. He'll have some stiff competition though, as it seems the world's best sprinters are here. Kittel, Greipel, Sagan, Cavendish, Matthews, Demare, Modolo.. It'll be tough but Caleb is in great form for the early season so we're gonna give it our all. Robert Kluge will be his lead out man bringing him to the line.

My role here will be as domestique to whoever needs me, whether it be Caleb or Esteban. I'll be protecting riders, chasing down breakaways and getting water bottles.

Today's first stage isn't pan flat, but I dont' think the hills will be enough to stop a bunch sprint. Here's Caleb's first chance for glory. Enjoy!

Orica-Scott Team
Esteban ChavesLeader
Caleb EwanSprinter
Sam BewleyTeam Mate
Mitchell DockerTeam Mate
Alexander EdmondsonTeam Mate
Damien HowsonTeam Mate
Robert KlugeTeam Mate

Full Startlist
Race Report

With the King of the Mountains jersey up for grabs, there was a lot of competition to get into the first break. A 6-man group formed, and Julien Duval of AG2R was the first to reach the top, meaning he grabbed 10 points and would wear the jersey tomorrow.

Julien Duval leads the breakaway over Humbug Scrub, securing the KoM jersey.

With so many teams set on a stage win for today, the breakaway didn't stand much of a chance. However their lead hovered around the 3 minute mark for most of the race, and with about 40kms remaining the pack put the squeeze on, and the lead began to diminish. All the pre-race favourites were well positioned heading towards the finish line.

Lotto, Bora, Orica & Quickstep were leading the charge.

The break wasn't giving up though, and the strongest riders began to show their difference as the break began to split due to a heavy pace. Despite having teammate Marcel Kittel behind him chomping at the bit, Maximilian Schachmann of Quickstep was leading the break.

William Clarke & Julien Duval begin to slip back from their breakaway leaders.

Orica's Alex Edmondson was the one putting the foot down now, emptying the tank at the front of the peloton. It worked a charm too as the former track world champ started picking off the breakaway riders one by one. With 15km left the pack was back together again and the leadout trains began to form.

Edmondson's pure power was too much for the break to hold off.

The leadouts were in fine form today, with Ewan, Greipel & Sagan all in perfect position, with Modolo, Viviani & Kittel all on their wheels. Kittel swung around Ewan, who was being led by Roger Kluge, and kicked first. Ewan jumped on his wheel. It was on, who would make it to the line first?

Whose train would reign supreme?

And in an almost photo finish, Andre Greipel just holds off a charging Caleb Ewan to grab the win! Kittel was very close too, as Greipel steals it by a whisker! What a finish!

The smallest of margins is enough to give Andre Greipel his first win of the year.


1André GreipelLotto - Soudal3h20'35
2Caleb EwanOrica - Scotts.t.
3Marcel KittelQuick-Step Floorss.t.
4Elia VivianiTeam Skys.t.
5Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohes.t.
6Sacha ModoloUAE Team Emiratess.t.
7Oscar GattoAstana Pro Teams.t.
8Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Meridas.t.
9Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Teams.t.
10Arnaud DémareFDJs.t.

11Giacomo NizzoloTrek - Segafredos.t.
12Michael MatthewsTeam Sunwebs.t.
13Luke RoweTeam Skys.t.
14Esteban ChavesOrica - Scotts.t.
15Sondre Holst EngerAG2R La Mondiales.t.
16Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Skys.t.
17Michał GołaśTeam Skys.t.
18Roger KlugeOrica - Scotts.t.
19Damien HowsonOrica - Scotts.t.
20Rui CostaUAE Team Emiratess.t.
21Diego RosaTeam Skys.t.
22Julian AlaphilippeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
23Nikolas MaesLotto - Soudals.t.
24Rüdiger SeligBora - Hansgrohes.t.
25Johannes FröhlingerTeam Sunwebs.t.
26Simon GeschkeTeam Sunwebs.t.
27Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Teams.t.
28Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapacs.t.
29Gediminas BagdonasAG2R La Mondiales.t.
30José Joaquín RojasMovistar Teams.t.
31Yukiya ArashiroBahrain - Meridas.t.
32Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Teams.t.
33Heinrich HausslerBahrain - Meridas.t.
34Alexis VuillermozAG2R La Mondiales.t.
35Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floorss.t.
36Nathan HaasTeam Dimension Datas.t.
37Fabio FellineTrek - Segafredos.t.
38Tyler FarrarTeam Dimension Datas.t.
39Matteo TrentinQuick-Step Floorss.t.
40Andriy GrivkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
41Jempy DruckerBMC Racing Teams.t.
42Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.
43Jens DebusschereLotto - Soudals.t.
44Ramunas NavardauskasBahrain - Meridas.t.
45Samuel SánchezBMC Racing Teams.t.
46Jay McCarthyBora - Hansgrohes.t.
47Laurens De VreeseAstana Pro Teams.t.
48Maurits LammertinkTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
49Matthias BrändleTrek - Segafredos.t.
50Sam BewleyOrica - Scotts.t.
51Sam BennettBora - Hansgrohes.t.
52Mitchell DockerOrica - Scotts.t.
53Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
54Grega BoleBahrain - Meridas.t.
55Dries DevenynsQuick-Step Floorss.t.
56Eugenio AlafaciTrek - Segafredos.t.
57Rohan DennisBMC Racing Teams.t.
58Nelson OliveiraMovistar Teams.t.
59Ryan GibbonsTeam Dimension Datas.t.
60Imanol ErvitiMovistar Teams.t.
61Martin ElmigerBMC Racing Teams.t.
62Manuele BoaroBahrain - Meridas.t.
63Matti BreschelAstana Pro Teams.t.
64Silvan DillierBMC Racing Teams.t.
65Gianni MosconTeam Skys.t.
66Alexey LutsenkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
67Francisco José VentosoBMC Racing Teams.t.
68Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Datas.t.
69Tom Van AsbroeckCannondale - Drapacs.t.
70Enrico BattaglinTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
71Patrick BevinCannondale - Drapacs.t.
72Zico WaeytensTeam Sunwebs.t.
73Juan José LobatoTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
74Sven Erik BystrømTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
75Stephen CummingsTeam Dimension Datas.t.
76Ángel ViciosoTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
77Ben KingTeam Dimension Datas.t.
78Paul MartensTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
79Mark CavendishTeam Dimension Datas.t.
80Vyacheslav KuznetsovTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
81Lars BoomTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
82Federico ZurloUAE Team Emiratess.t.
83Bram TankinkTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
84Riccardo MinaliAstana Pro Teams.t.
85Edward TheunsTrek - Segafredos.t.
86Baptiste PlanckaertTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
87Michael MørkøvTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
88Nans PetersAG2R La Mondiales.t.
89Marco HallerTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
90Taylor PhinneyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
91Bert De BackerTeam Sunwebs.t.
92Kiel ReijnenTrek - Segafredos.t.
93Twan CastelijnsTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
94Tom ScullyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
95Matteo BonoUAE Team Emiratess.t.
96Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
97Jasha SütterlinMovistar Teams.t.
98Ariel Maximiliano RichezeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
99Borut BožicBahrain - Meridas.t.
100Yousif MirzaUAE Team Emiratess.t.
101Fabio SabatiniQuick-Step Floorss.t.
102Davide CimolaiFDJs.t.
103Adriano MaloriMovistar Teams.t.
104Roy CurversTeam Sunwebs.t.
105Rudy BarbierAG2R La Mondiales.t.
106William ClarkeCannondale - Drapacs.t.
107Ignatas KonovalovasFDJs.t.
108Grégory RastTrek - Segafredos.t.
109Jérémy RoyFDJs.t.
110William BonnetFDJs.t.
111Alexis GougeardAG2R La Mondiales.t.
112Tobias LudvigssonFDJs.t.
113Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiales.t.
114Michael KolarBora - Hansgrohes.t.
115Daniele BennatiMovistar Teams.t.
116Albert TimmerTeam Sunwebs.t.
117Matej MohoricUAE Team Emiratess.t.
118Marco MarcatoUAE Team Emiratess.t.
119Christian KneesTeam Skys.t.
120Mickaël DelageFDJs.t.
121Jelle WallaysLotto - Soudals.t.
122Kris BoeckmansLotto - Soudals.t.
123Sean De BieLotto - Soudals.t.
124Enzo WoutersLotto - Soudals.t.
125Shane ArchboldBora - Hansgrohes.t.
126Pascal AckermannBora - Hansgrohe+ 4'53
42Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.

Ahh, so close! We had a perfect leadout but Caleb just kicked a second too late I think. A great day for me, I was working hard at the front to bring back that pesky break and now I'm sore! But onto tomorrow, where I'll work for Esteban on the uphill finish. Before tomorrow's stage I'll give you a quick rundown of all the GC favourites, so you know who to look for.

Until then,

Edited by Teddy The Creator on 26-07-2017 13:01
In my career I started today with Sunweb, Scotson also won the Aussia championships, for once PCM is mirroring real life Pfft

Second is a solid result there for Caleb considering the competition.
Teddy The Creator
@Reveille Scotson is quite a performer in this game it seems, he's a jet IRL so very realistic!

January 18th, 2017

Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 2 - UWT

Stirling - Paracombe 170.4kms


Stage 2 is here, and with it comes the first chance for the GC riders to have a crack at grabbing the overall lead. A lumpy route through to the last 40kmswhere it plateaus, and then we head up a tough climb into Paracombe. The strongest riders will be able to grab some gaps on that final climb.

Obviously Esteban is our man for today, he's feeling good and will ride aggressively today to try and distance himself from the rest of the field. He'll be up against it though, with some great riders here to challenge for the title. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Julien Alaphillipe (Quick-Step) amd Rui Costa (UAE) will all try and explode up that final hill, while Peter Sagan (Bora - Hansgrohe) and Michael Matthews (Sunweb) will hope they can survive to the sprint where their speed will be very dangerous.

Caleb won't be able to hold on today, so he'll just relax in the peloton. I'll be protecting Esteban today up until the final climb, where Damien Howson will lead him up the climb.

Race Report

A break of the day formed, highlighted by Tobias Ludvigsson (FDJ), Julien Duval (AG2R) & Angel Vicioso (Katusha - Alpecin). With no mountain points and only a few sprints points available, they were there for TV time and the slight chance they could make it to the finish.

Duval makes it into another breakaway for AG2R

The break were being reeled back in, and on the final ascent before the major downhill section, Edmondson & Howson were leading out their man Esteban Chaves for an attack!

Orica working hard to put their man in position

Chaves sped off the front and soon he had caught up with the breakaway, a minute or so ahead of the peoloton. He tried to work with them but they were too tired to help out.

Esteban Chaves with a big attack early on!

Team Sky were here for their man Kwiatkowski, and were having none of Chaves' attack. He was brought back with the rest of the breakaway and settled back into the front group.

Sky brought a strong team and Chaves' couldn't hold them off

Chaves was feeling very good today clearly, as just before the final finish Damien Howson led him down the hill to try create a gap.

Chaves really wanted to be first to the line today!

As the final climb began Chaves was still ahead, but the group were on his tail, led by the imposing Kwiatkowski. With only 50m or so left, and all the favourites were surfacing! A very steep final climb, who would make it to the line first?

Chaves leads a strong group to the line, who will win?

And more heartbreak for Orica as Kwiatkowski steals it from Chaves on the line! Very similar finish to yesterday as Valverde finishes right with them. Some great competition here to start the season!

Another photo finish! Kwiat by an inch!


1Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Sky3h57'33
2Esteban ChavesOrica - Scotts.t.
3Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Teams.t.
4Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohes.t.
5Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapacs.t.
6Julian AlaphilippeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
7Diego RosaTeam Skys.t.
8Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Teams.t.
9Michael MatthewsTeam Sunwebs.t.
10Alexis VuillermozAG2R La Mondiales.t.
11Rui CostaUAE Team Emiratess.t.
12Andriy GrivkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
13Oscar GattoAstana Pro Teams.t.
14José Joaquín RojasMovistar Team+ 27
15Sondre Holst EngerAG2R La Mondiales.t.
16Dries DevenynsQuick-Step Floorss.t.
17Fabio FellineTrek - Segafredos.t.
18Sacha ModoloUAE Team Emiratess.t.
19Gianni MosconTeam Skys.t.
20Alexey LutsenkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
21Ramunas NavardauskasBahrain - Meridas.t.
22Nelson OliveiraMovistar Teams.t.
23Adriano MaloriMovistar Teams.t.
24Simon GeschkeTeam Sunwebs.t.
25Elia VivianiTeam Skys.t.
26Jay McCarthyBora - Hansgrohes.t.
27Yukiya ArashiroBahrain - Meridas.t.
28Rüdiger SeligBora - Hansgrohes.t.
29Matthias BrändleTrek - Segafredos.t.
30Nathan HaasTeam Dimension Datas.t.
31Giacomo NizzoloTrek - Segafredos.t.
32Arnaud DémareFDJs.t.
33André GreipelLotto - Soudals.t.
34Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.
35Rohan DennisBMC Racing Teams.t.
36Manuele BoaroBahrain - Meridas.t.
37Caleb EwanOrica - Scotts.t.
38Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Datas.t.
39Jens DebusschereLotto - Soudals.t.
40Jasha SütterlinMovistar Teams.t.
41Sam BennettBora - Hansgrohes.t.
42Laurens De VreeseAstana Pro Teams.t.
43Samuel SánchezBMC Racing Teams.t.
44Kiel ReijnenTrek - Segafredos.t.
45Michał GołaśTeam Skys.t.
46Imanol ErvitiMovistar Teams.t.
47Nikolas MaesLotto - Soudals.t.
48Edward TheunsTrek - Segafredos.t.
49Francisco José VentosoBMC Racing Teams.t.
50Stephen CummingsTeam Dimension Datas.t.
51Christian KneesTeam Skys.t.
52Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
53Jérémy RoyFDJs.t.
54Heinrich HausslerBahrain - Meridas.t.
55Matti BreschelAstana Pro Teams.t.
56Sean De BieLotto - Soudal+ 1'53
57Taylor PhinneyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
58Alexis GougeardAG2R La Mondiales.t.
59Mark CavendishTeam Dimension Datas.t.
60Lars BoomTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
61Silvan DillierBMC Racing Teams.t.
62Sam BewleyOrica - Scotts.t.
63Paul MartensTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
64Borut BožicBahrain - Meridas.t.
65Maurits LammertinkTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
66Damien HowsonOrica - Scotts.t.
67Vyacheslav KuznetsovTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
68Michael MørkøvTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
69Sven Erik BystrømTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
70Mitchell DockerOrica - Scotts.t.
71Enrico BattaglinTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
72Daniele BennatiMovistar Teams.t.
73Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Meridas.t.
74Zico WaeytensTeam Sunwebs.t.
75Martin ElmigerBMC Racing Teams.t.
76Matej MohoricUAE Team Emiratess.t.
77Grégory RastTrek - Segafredos.t.
78Ángel ViciosoTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
79Jelle WallaysLotto - Soudals.t.
80Juan José LobatoTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
81Johannes FröhlingerTeam Sunwebs.t.
82Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floorss.t.
83Tobias LudvigssonFDJs.t.
84Baptiste PlanckaertTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
85Grega BoleBahrain - Meridas.t.
86Rudy BarbierAG2R La Mondiales.t.
87Bram TankinkTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
88William BonnetFDJs.t.
89Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiales.t.
90Tyler FarrarTeam Dimension Datas.t.
91Kris BoeckmansLotto - Soudals.t.
92Davide CimolaiFDJs.t.
93Matteo TrentinQuick-Step Floors+ 2'46
94Bert De BackerTeam Sunwebs.t.
95Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
96Ariel Maximiliano RichezeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
97Jempy DruckerBMC Racing Teams.t.
98Roger KlugeOrica - Scotts.t.
99Mickaël DelageFDJs.t.
100Twan CastelijnsTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
101Tom Van AsbroeckCannondale - Drapacs.t.
102Ben KingTeam Dimension Datas.t.
103Albert TimmerTeam Sunwebs.t.
104Luke RoweTeam Skys.t.
105Fabio SabatiniQuick-Step Floorss.t.
106Tom ScullyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
107Roy CurversTeam Sunwebs.t.
108Marco MarcatoUAE Team Emiratess.t.
109Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Teams.t.
110Patrick BevinCannondale - Drapac+ 3'31
111Eugenio AlafaciTrek - Segafredos.t.
112Marco HallerTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
113Nans PetersAG2R La Mondiale+ 3'57
114Matteo BonoUAE Team Emirates+ 4'10
115Ryan GibbonsTeam Dimension Data+ 4'54
116Gediminas BagdonasAG2R La Mondiale+ 5'21
117Shane ArchboldBora - Hansgrohe+ 7'25
118Ignatas KonovalovasFDJs.t.
119Michael KolarBora - Hansgrohes.t.
120Riccardo MinaliAstana Pro Teams.t.
121Yousif MirzaUAE Team Emirates+ 10'58
122William ClarkeCannondale - Drapac+ 11'18
123Federico ZurloUAE Team Emirates+ 12'25
124Enzo WoutersLotto - Soudals.t.
125Pascal AckermannBora - Hansgrohe+ 12'39
126Marcel KittelQuick-Step Floors+ 13'06
34Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scott+ 37

i.imgur.com/mVya5XL.png General Classification

1Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Sky7h17'58
2Esteban ChavesOrica - Scott+ 4
3Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Team+ 6
4Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohe+ 10
5Oscar GattoAstana Pro Teams.t.
6Michael MatthewsTeam Sunwebs.t.
7Diego RosaTeam Skys.t.
8Julian AlaphilippeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
9Rui CostaUAE Team Emiratess.t.
10Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapacs.t.
11Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Teams.t.
12Alexis VuillermozAG2R La Mondiales.t.
13Andriy GrivkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
14André GreipelLotto - Soudal+ 27
15Caleb EwanOrica - Scott+ 31
16Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo+ 34
17Laurens De VreeseAstana Pro Team+ 35
18Sacha ModoloUAE Team Emirates+ 37
19Elia VivianiTeam Skys.t.
20Sondre Holst EngerAG2R La Mondiales.t.
21Arnaud DémareFDJs.t.
22Giacomo NizzoloTrek - Segafredos.t.
23José Joaquín RojasMovistar Teams.t.
24Simon GeschkeTeam Sunwebs.t.
25Rüdiger SeligBora - Hansgrohes.t.
26Fabio FellineTrek - Segafredos.t.
27Yukiya ArashiroBahrain - Meridas.t.
28Michał GołaśTeam Skys.t.
29Ramunas NavardauskasBahrain - Meridas.t.
30Nathan HaasTeam Dimension Datas.t.
31Nikolas MaesLotto - Soudals.t.
32Dries DevenynsQuick-Step Floorss.t.
33Jay McCarthyBora - Hansgrohes.t.
34Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.
35Matthias BrändleTrek - Segafredos.t.
36Nelson OliveiraMovistar Teams.t.
37Jens DebusschereLotto - Soudals.t.
38Gianni MosconTeam Skys.t.
39Alexey LutsenkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
40Heinrich HausslerBahrain - Meridas.t.
41Samuel SánchezBMC Racing Teams.t.
42Sam BennettBora - Hansgrohes.t.
43Rohan DennisBMC Racing Teams.t.
44Manuele BoaroBahrain - Meridas.t.
45Imanol ErvitiMovistar Teams.t.
46Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Datas.t.
47Francisco José VentosoBMC Racing Teams.t.
48Matti BreschelAstana Pro Teams.t.
49Stephen CummingsTeam Dimension Datas.t.
50Adriano MaloriMovistar Teams.t.
51Edward TheunsTrek - Segafredos.t.
52Kiel ReijnenTrek - Segafredos.t.
53Jasha SütterlinMovistar Teams.t.
54Jérémy RoyFDJs.t.
55Christian KneesTeam Skys.t.
56Ángel ViciosoTeam Katusha - Alpecin+ 1'58
57Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiale+ 1'59
58Tobias LudvigssonFDJ+ 2'00
59Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floors+ 2'02
60Bram TankinkTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
61Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Merida+ 2'03
62Damien HowsonOrica - Scotts.t.
63Johannes FröhlingerTeam Sunwebs.t.
64Sam BewleyOrica - Scotts.t.
65Maurits LammertinkTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
66Mitchell DockerOrica - Scotts.t.
67Silvan DillierBMC Racing Teams.t.
68Tyler FarrarTeam Dimension Datas.t.
69Martin ElmigerBMC Racing Teams.t.
70Mark CavendishTeam Dimension Datas.t.
71Grega BoleBahrain - Meridas.t.
72Enrico BattaglinTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
73Paul MartensTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
74Lars BoomTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
75Sven Erik BystrømTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
76Zico WaeytensTeam Sunwebs.t.
77Vyacheslav KuznetsovTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
78Taylor PhinneyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
79Juan José LobatoTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
80Michael MørkøvTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
81Borut BožicBahrain - Meridas.t.
82Alexis GougeardAG2R La Mondiales.t.
83Baptiste PlanckaertTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
84Sean De BieLotto - Soudals.t.
85Grégory RastTrek - Segafredos.t.
86Daniele BennatiMovistar Teams.t.
87Rudy BarbierAG2R La Mondiales.t.
88Matej MohoricUAE Team Emiratess.t.
89Davide CimolaiFDJs.t.
90William BonnetFDJs.t.
91Jelle WallaysLotto - Soudals.t.
92Kris BoeckmansLotto - Soudals.t.
93Roger KlugeOrica - Scott+ 2'56
94Luke RoweTeam Skys.t.
95Matteo TrentinQuick-Step Floorss.t.
96Jempy DruckerBMC Racing Teams.t.
97Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Teams.t.
98Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
99Tom Van AsbroeckCannondale - Drapacs.t.
100Ben KingTeam Dimension Datas.t.
101Bert De BackerTeam Sunwebs.t.
102Twan CastelijnsTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
103Ariel Maximiliano RichezeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
104Tom ScullyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
105Fabio SabatiniQuick-Step Floorss.t.
106Roy CurversTeam Sunwebs.t.
107Albert TimmerTeam Sunwebs.t.
108Mickaël DelageFDJs.t.
109Marco MarcatoUAE Team Emiratess.t.
110Eugenio AlafaciTrek - Segafredo+ 3'41
111Patrick BevinCannondale - Drapacs.t.
112Marco HallerTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
113Nans PetersAG2R La Mondiale+ 4'07
114Matteo BonoUAE Team Emirates+ 4'20
115Ryan GibbonsTeam Dimension Data+ 5'04
116Gediminas BagdonasAG2R La Mondiale+ 5'31
117Riccardo MinaliAstana Pro Team+ 7'35
118Ignatas KonovalovasFDJs.t.
119Michael KolarBora - Hansgrohes.t.
120Shane ArchboldBora - Hansgrohes.t.
121Yousif MirzaUAE Team Emirates+ 11'08
122William ClarkeCannondale - Drapac+ 11'23
123Federico ZurloUAE Team Emirates+ 12'35
124Enzo WoutersLotto - Soudals.t.
125Marcel KittelQuick-Step Floors+ 13'12
126Pascal AckermannBora - Hansgrohe+ 17'42
34Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scott+ 37

i.imgur.com/kj1qEJA.png King of the Mountains

1Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Sky16
2Esteban ChavesOrica - Scott12
3Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiale10
4Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Team8
5Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo6
6Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohe6
7Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floors4
8Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapac4
9Roy CurversTeam Sunweb2

i.imgur.com/4CNIIRC.png Youth Classification

1Julian AlaphilippeQuick-Step Floors7h18'08
2Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Team+ 0
3Sondre Holst EngerAG2R La Mondiale+ 27
4Gianni MosconTeam Skys.t.
5Alexey LutsenkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
6Jay McCarthyBora - Hansgrohes.t.
7Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.
8Caleb EwanOrica - Scotts.t.
9Jasha SütterlinMovistar Teams.t.
10Alexis GougeardAG2R La Mondiale+ 1'53
11Damien HowsonOrica - Scott+ 1'53 (12)
12Sven Erik BystrømTeam Katusha - Alpecin+ 1'53 (13)
13Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Merida+ 1'53 (11)
14Matej MohoricUAE Team Emirates+ 1'53 (16)
15Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floors+ 1'52 (10)
16Rudy BarbierAG2R La Mondiale+ 1'53 (15)
17Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapac+ 2'46 (18)
18Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Team+ 2'46 (17)
19Nans PetersAG2R La Mondiale+ 3'57 (19)
20Ryan GibbonsTeam Dimension Data+ 4'54 (20)
21Michael KolarBora - Hansgrohe+ 7'25 (22)
22Riccardo MinaliAstana Pro Team+ 7'25 (21)
23Federico ZurloUAE Team Emirates+ 12'25 (23)
24Enzo WoutersLotto - Soudal+ 12'25 (24)
25Pascal AckermannBora - Hansgrohe+ 17'32 (25)
Wow, Esteban was on fire today! He came so close to holding off those other guys but just like yesterday we were pipped! He moves into 2nd overall though, and we'll look to go one better on Old Wilunga Hill on stage 5.

Tomorrow is more flat stuff, another chance for Caleb.

Until then,

Edited by Teddy The Creator on 20-07-2017 15:17
Good luck with this Smile
Chaves did really well, looking good for willunga hill Wink
Teddy The Creator
@VoetsT Cheers Wink

January 19th, 2017

Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 3 - UWT


Glenelg - Victor Harbour 152kms

Stage 3 to Vic Harbor is a flat stage, another chance for Caleb to snag a victory, After my effort yesterday though, the DS has told me I've got free reign to attack today and try join the break! Very exciting as I'll get to ride for nyself, and give my teammates a break from chasing. Let's see how we go!

Race Report

And right off the bat we have attacks, this time it's Australian champ Miles Scotson (BMC) showing off his new jersey, followed by Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), Daniel Teklahaimanot (Dimension Data) and Alex Edmondson (Orica-Scott). A few more riders jump on and they create a strong 8-man group. They are let go by the peloton and quickly grow out to a 4-minute lead.

Perhaps today the breakaway will survive?

The hot sun was beaming down on another 30+ degree day. The peloton was tiring and with no Orica to help chase, the break was holding on to a strong lead with only 20kms left. 3 minutes separated the pack from the break, with the Australian champion fronting the charge to the line.

Edmondson, Scotson & Teklahaimanot seemed to be the strongest riders in the break.

There was only 5 kilometres left and the pack was chasing hard, but the break was just holding on. Miles Scotson attacked on the downhill as Edmondson tried to follow. The rest of the group was looking shot.

Could this be a famous victory for one of these young Aussies?

They were so close, but under the 1km banner the rampaging peloton ate them up, just as the sprinters were preparing to go. A valiant effort but not enough today on a stage that was always seen as one for the fast men.

The exhausted breakaway riders get swallowed into the chasing peloton.

And a crash at the back! Several riders caught up in it, including Julian Alaphillipe, Nathan Haas, Damien Howson & Ramunas Navardauskas. Luckily there's no serious injuries but they will all lose nearly 3 minutes on the stage.

The crash caused some major splits in the peloton! One of those caught up is Caleb Ewan who loses the wheel of his lead out man. Arnaud Demare and Sam Bennett get caught as well. The sprint at the front was now on, with Greipel & Sagan looking in perfect position.

A chance for Sagan maybe?

Another heartstopping finish but Greipel grabs another victory, just ahead of an explosive Sacha Modolo on the far right. He seems to be the fastest guy here, but after Sagan's performance here and yesterday, may struggle to grab the points jersey. Ewan recovers well but can only manage 8th spot. A disappointing day for him.

Andre Greipel is the man of the moment!


1André GreipelLotto - Soudal3h14'55
2Sacha ModoloUAE Team Emiratess.t.
3Marcel KittelQuick-Step Floorss.t.
4Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohes.t.
5Elia VivianiTeam Skys.t.
6Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Meridas.t.
7Michael MatthewsTeam Sunwebs.t.
8Caleb EwanOrica - Scotts.t.
9Sam BennettBora - Hansgrohes.t.
10Oscar GattoAstana Pro Teams.t.
11Roger KlugeOrica - Scotts.t.
12Jens DebusschereLotto - Soudals.t.
13Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Teams.t.
14Rüdiger SeligBora - Hansgrohes.t.
15Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Skys.t.
16Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Teams.t.
17Luke RoweTeam Skys.t.
18Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapacs.t.
19Rui CostaUAE Team Emiratess.t.
20Diego RosaTeam Skys.t.
21Eugenio AlafaciTrek - Segafredos.t.
22Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Datas.t.
23Michał GołaśTeam Skys.t.
24Laurens De VreeseAstana Pro Teams.t.
25Sondre Holst EngerAG2R La Mondiales.t.
26José Joaquín RojasMovistar Teams.t.
27Alexis VuillermozAG2R La Mondiales.t.
28Simon GeschkeTeam Sunwebs.t.
29Mitchell DockerOrica - Scotts.t.
30Andriy GrivkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
31Fabio FellineTrek - Segafredos.t.
32Jay McCarthyBora - Hansgrohes.t.
33Samuel SánchezBMC Racing Teams.t.
34Rohan DennisBMC Racing Teams.t.
35Arnaud DémareFDJs.t.
36Yukiya ArashiroBahrain - Meridas.t.
37Riccardo MinaliAstana Pro Teams.t.
38Dries DevenynsQuick-Step Floorss.t.
39Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.
40Albert TimmerTeam Sunwebs.t.
41Sam BewleyOrica - Scotts.t.
42Gediminas BagdonasAG2R La Mondiales.t.
43Matteo BonoUAE Team Emiratess.t.
44Matthias BrändleTrek - Segafredos.t.
45Alexey LutsenkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
46Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Teams.t.
47Stephen CummingsTeam Dimension Datas.t.
48Manuele BoaroBahrain - Meridas.t.
49Esteban ChavesOrica - Scotts.t.
50Borut BožicBahrain - Meridas.t.
51Matti BreschelAstana Pro Teams.t.
52Kiel ReijnenTrek - Segafredos.t.
53Mark CavendishTeam Dimension Datas.t.
54Davide CimolaiFDJs.t.
55Edward TheunsTrek - Segafredos.t.
56Matej MohoricUAE Team Emiratess.t.
57Vyacheslav KuznetsovTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
58Gianni MosconTeam Skys.t.
59Maurits LammertinkTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
60Grega BoleBahrain - Meridas.t.
61Bram TankinkTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
62Nikolas MaesLotto - Soudals.t.
63Ángel ViciosoTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
64Jasha SütterlinMovistar Teams.t.
65Marco MarcatoUAE Team Emiratess.t.
66Juan José LobatoTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
67Enrico BattaglinTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
68Daniele BennatiMovistar Teams.t.
69Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
70Michael MørkøvTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
71Twan CastelijnsTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
72Adriano MaloriMovistar Teams.t.
73Marco HallerTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
74William BonnetFDJs.t.
75Jempy DruckerBMC Racing Teams.t.
76Paul MartensTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
77Federico ZurloUAE Team Emiratess.t.
78Tom ScullyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
79Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
80Lars BoomTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
81Ryan GibbonsTeam Dimension Datas.t.
82Tom Van AsbroeckCannondale - Drapacs.t.
83Grégory RastTrek - Segafredos.t.
84Sven Erik BystrømTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
85Alexis GougeardAG2R La Mondiales.t.
86Ben KingTeam Dimension Datas.t.
87Patrick BevinCannondale - Drapacs.t.
88Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floorss.t.
89Rudy BarbierAG2R La Mondiales.t.
90Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiales.t.
91Zico WaeytensTeam Sunwebs.t.
92Roy CurversTeam Sunwebs.t.
93Yousif MirzaUAE Team Emiratess.t.
94Jelle WallaysLotto - Soudals.t.
95Mickaël DelageFDJs.t.
96Ignatas KonovalovasFDJs.t.
97Tobias LudvigssonFDJs.t.
98Tyler FarrarTeam Dimension Datas.t.
99Johannes FröhlingerTeam Sunwebs.t.
100Martin ElmigerBMC Racing Teams.t.
101Bert De BackerTeam Sunwebs.t.
102Taylor PhinneyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
103Baptiste PlanckaertTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
104Ariel Maximiliano RichezeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
105Nans PetersAG2R La Mondiales.t.
106Michael KolarBora - Hansgrohe+ 2'44
107Nathan HaasTeam Dimension Datas.t.
108Jérémy RoyFDJs.t.
109Matteo TrentinQuick-Step Floorss.t.
110Julian AlaphilippeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
111Fabio SabatiniQuick-Step Floorss.t.
112Giacomo NizzoloTrek - Segafredos.t.
113Ramunas NavardauskasBahrain - Meridas.t.
114Nelson OliveiraMovistar Teams.t.
115Pascal AckermannBora - Hansgrohes.t.
116Silvan DillierBMC Racing Teams.t.
117Damien HowsonOrica - Scotts.t.
118Heinrich HausslerBahrain - Meridas.t.
119Imanol ErvitiMovistar Teams.t.
120Kris BoeckmansLotto - Soudals.t.
121Francisco José VentosoBMC Racing Teams.t.
122William ClarkeCannondale - Drapacs.t.
123Sean De BieLotto - Soudal+ 4'44
124Christian KneesTeam Sky+ 6'42
125Shane ArchboldBora - Hansgrohes.t.
126Enzo WoutersLotto - Soudal+ 11'40
39Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.

i.imgur.com/mVya5XL.png General Classification

1Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Sky10h32'53
2Esteban ChavesOrica - Scott+ 4
3Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Team+ 6
4Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohe+ 10
5Michael MatthewsTeam Sunwebs.t.
6Oscar GattoAstana Pro Teams.t.
7Diego RosaTeam Skys.t.
8Rui CostaUAE Team Emiratess.t.
9Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapacs.t.
10Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Teams.t.
11Alexis VuillermozAG2R La Mondiales.t.
12Andriy GrivkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
13André GreipelLotto - Soudal+ 17
14Sacha ModoloUAE Team Emirates+ 31
15Caleb EwanOrica - Scotts.t.
16Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo+ 34
17Laurens De VreeseAstana Pro Team+ 35
18Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Datas.t.
19Elia VivianiTeam Sky+ 37
20Sondre Holst EngerAG2R La Mondiales.t.
21Rüdiger SeligBora - Hansgrohes.t.
22José Joaquín RojasMovistar Teams.t.
23Arnaud DémareFDJs.t.
24Simon GeschkeTeam Sunwebs.t.
25Fabio FellineTrek - Segafredos.t.
26Michał GołaśTeam Skys.t.
27Yukiya ArashiroBahrain - Meridas.t.
28Jens DebusschereLotto - Soudals.t.
29Sam BennettBora - Hansgrohes.t.
30Jay McCarthyBora - Hansgrohes.t.
31Dries DevenynsQuick-Step Floorss.t.
32Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.
33Samuel SánchezBMC Racing Teams.t.
34Matthias BrändleTrek - Segafredos.t.
35Rohan DennisBMC Racing Teams.t.
36Alexey LutsenkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
37Nikolas MaesLotto - Soudals.t.
38Gianni MosconTeam Skys.t.
39Manuele BoaroBahrain - Meridas.t.
40Matti BreschelAstana Pro Teams.t.
41Stephen CummingsTeam Dimension Datas.t.
42Kiel ReijnenTrek - Segafredos.t.
43Edward TheunsTrek - Segafredos.t.
44Adriano MaloriMovistar Teams.t.
45Jasha SütterlinMovistar Teams.t.
46Ángel ViciosoTeam Katusha - Alpecin+ 1'58
47Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiale+ 1'59
48Tobias LudvigssonFDJ+ 2'00
49Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floors+ 2'02
50Bram TankinkTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
51Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Merida+ 2'03
52Mitchell DockerOrica - Scotts.t.
53Sam BewleyOrica - Scotts.t.
54Maurits LammertinkTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
55Mark CavendishTeam Dimension Datas.t.
56Grega BoleBahrain - Meridas.t.
57Vyacheslav KuznetsovTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
58Johannes FröhlingerTeam Sunwebs.t.
59Enrico BattaglinTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
60Borut BožicBahrain - Meridas.t.
61Paul MartensTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
62Juan José LobatoTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
63Lars BoomTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
64Michael MørkøvTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
65Tyler FarrarTeam Dimension Datas.t.
66Sven Erik BystrømTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
67Martin ElmigerBMC Racing Teams.t.
68Zico WaeytensTeam Sunwebs.t.
69Davide CimolaiFDJs.t.
70Taylor PhinneyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
71Matej MohoricUAE Team Emiratess.t.
72Alexis GougeardAG2R La Mondiales.t.
73Daniele BennatiMovistar Teams.t.
74Grégory RastTrek - Segafredos.t.
75William BonnetFDJs.t.
76Baptiste PlanckaertTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
77Rudy BarbierAG2R La Mondiales.t.
78Jelle WallaysLotto - Soudals.t.
79Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Team+ 2'53
80Albert TimmerTeam Sunwebs.t.
81Julian AlaphilippeQuick-Step Floors+ 2'54
82Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapac+ 2'55
83Roger KlugeOrica - Scott+ 2'56
84Luke RoweTeam Skys.t.
85Jempy DruckerBMC Racing Teams.t.
86Tom Van AsbroeckCannondale - Drapacs.t.
87Twan CastelijnsTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
88Ben KingTeam Dimension Datas.t.
89Tom ScullyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
90Bert De BackerTeam Sunwebs.t.
91Marco MarcatoUAE Team Emiratess.t.
92Ariel Maximiliano RichezeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
93Roy CurversTeam Sunwebs.t.
94Mickaël DelageFDJs.t.
95Giacomo NizzoloTrek - Segafredo+ 3'21
96Nathan HaasTeam Dimension Datas.t.
97Ramunas NavardauskasBahrain - Meridas.t.
98Nelson OliveiraMovistar Teams.t.
99Heinrich HausslerBahrain - Meridas.t.
100Imanol ErvitiMovistar Teams.t.
101Francisco José VentosoBMC Racing Teams.t.
102Jérémy RoyFDJs.t.
103Eugenio AlafaciTrek - Segafredo+ 3'38
104Patrick BevinCannondale - Drapac+ 3'41
105Marco HallerTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
106Nans PetersAG2R La Mondiale+ 4'07
107Matteo BonoUAE Team Emirates+ 4'20
108Damien HowsonOrica - Scott+ 4'47
109Silvan DillierBMC Racing Teams.t.
110Kris BoeckmansLotto - Soudals.t.
111Ryan GibbonsTeam Dimension Data+ 5'04
112Gediminas BagdonasAG2R La Mondiale+ 5'31
113Matteo TrentinQuick-Step Floors+ 5'40
114Fabio SabatiniQuick-Step Floorss.t.
115Sean De BieLotto - Soudal+ 6'47
116Christian KneesTeam Sky+ 7'19
117Riccardo MinaliAstana Pro Team+ 7'35
118Ignatas KonovalovasFDJs.t.
119Michael KolarBora - Hansgrohe+ 10'19
120Yousif MirzaUAE Team Emirates+ 11'08
121Federico ZurloUAE Team Emirates+ 12'35
122Marcel KittelQuick-Step Floors+ 13'08
123William ClarkeCannondale - Drapac+ 14'07
124Shane ArchboldBora - Hansgrohe+ 14'17
125Pascal AckermannBora - Hansgrohe+ 20'26
126Enzo WoutersLotto - Soudal+ 24'15
32Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scott+ 37

i.imgur.com/toMV0os.png Points Classification

1Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohe35
2André GreipelLotto - Soudal30
3Marcel KittelQuick-Step Floors26
4Sacha ModoloUAE Team Emirates24
5Elia VivianiTeam Sky23
6Caleb EwanOrica - Scott22
7Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Team20
8Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Merida18
9Michael MatthewsTeam Sunweb16
10Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Sky15
11Oscar GattoAstana Pro Team15
12Esteban ChavesOrica - Scott14
13Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapac11
14Julian AlaphilippeQuick-Step Floors10
15Diego RosaTeam Sky9
16Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Team8
17Ángel ViciosoTeam Katusha - Alpecin8
18William ClarkeCannondale - Drapac8
19Sam BennettBora - Hansgrohe7
20Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiale7
21Alexis VuillermozAG2R La Mondiale6
22Arnaud DémareFDJ6
23Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo5
24Tobias LudvigssonFDJ5
25Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Team5
26Albert TimmerTeam Sunweb5
27Eugenio AlafaciTrek - Segafredo5
28Laurens De VreeseAstana Pro Team3
29Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Data3
30Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floors2
31Bram TankinkTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo2
32Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapac2

i.imgur.com/kj1qEJA.png King of the Mountains

1Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Sky16
2Esteban ChavesOrica - Scott12
3Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiale10
4Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapac10
5Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Team8
6Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohe6
7Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo6
8Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Data6
9Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapac4
10Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floors4
11Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Team4
12Roy CurversTeam Sunweb2
13Gediminas BagdonasAG2R La Mondiale2

i.imgur.com/4CNIIRC.png Youth Classification

1Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Team10h33'03
2Caleb EwanOrica - Scott+ 21
3Sondre Holst EngerAG2R La Mondiale+ 27
4Jay McCarthyBora - Hansgrohes.t.
5Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.
6Alexey LutsenkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
7Gianni MosconTeam Skys.t.
8Jasha SütterlinMovistar Teams.t.
9Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floors+ 1'52
10Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Merida+ 1'53

Another super eventful day! It's a shame me and Miles couldn't work together to make it to the finish, I would've loved to race him to the line just like in the old days. Alas it wasn't to be, and disappointingly for Caleb that crash caused some splits and he couldn't compete for the win. Tomorrow is a new day though, and I'll be back in the saddle working for Caleb.

See you then,

Edited by Teddy The Creator on 20-07-2017 15:17
Teddy The Creator
January 20th, 2017

Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 4 - UWT

Norwood - Campbelltown 157.9kms


A bumpy profile here for stage 4, but again, I doubt it'll be enough to split the peloton and we should end in a group sprint. Caleb will be looking for redemption after yesterday, and we'll be working all day to get him in the best position. I enjoyed my day as a free rider yesterday but I'm a pure domestique today.

Race Report

A big break formed again, with Tom Leezer, Marco Marcato, Patrick Bevin, Roy Curvers, and once more, Miles Scotson. The Aussie champion keeps fighting on. Over the only mountain sprint of the day Marcato grabs the maximum points, and the break speed ahead.

Another strong break formed, with Scotson showing his will to win.

Now with the break out to around 4 minutes ahead, Bora-Hansgrohe & Lotto-Soudal take up the role of chasers for their respective sprinters. Orica lends a helping hand too.

Two strong teams at the helm of the peloton

Despite pressure from behind, the break was proving very strong, and held onto a decent lead. With 15kms left Orica were sick of waiting and jumped on the front, and the break was in their sights. Alex Edmondson & Sam Bewley were pushing hard.

Could this be Caleb Ewan's day?

The peloton hit tremendous speeds in their chase of the break, and as a result just past the 5km to go banner, a nasty crash near the back! A big pile of bodies on the road, however only one abandon, Daniele Bennati of Movistar. Unlucky for him, Orica's Damien Howson is down again after his fall yesterday, as well as team-mate and lead-out man Roger Kluge. Mitchell Docker will have to take over those responsibilites. Rohan Dennis is another notable name down, who will lose time today.

The peloton paid for the risks taken to catch the break, and many riders hit the deck.

As a result of the crash, the peloton slows, and the break survive a little longer! As the final sprint began, with a vicious peloton following, the break were just ahead! Would they be caught?

A small gap to the peloton on the final straight

And somehow, Miles Scotson wins! His second victory of the year, and another astonishing ride after yesterday's efforts! What a way to kick his season off as Australian champion.

An amazing win for Scotson, who is taking every chance he gets!

The sprinters miss out by just a few metres, as Greipel, followed by Matthews and Ewan, comes in first for the peloton. No time differences at the front, so a win for pride and glory for the young BMC rider.


1Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Team3h29'02
2Roy CurversTeam Sunwebs.t.
3Marco MarcatoUAE Team Emiratess.t.
4Patrick BevinCannondale - Drapacs.t.
5Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
6Ignatas KonovalovasFDJs.t.
7André GreipelLotto - Soudals.t.
8Michael MatthewsTeam Sunwebs.t.
9Caleb EwanOrica - Scotts.t.
10Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohes.t.
11Giacomo NizzoloTrek - Segafredos.t.
12Marcel KittelQuick-Step Floorss.t.
13Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Teams.t.
14Sacha ModoloUAE Team Emiratess.t.
15Arnaud DémareFDJs.t.
16Elia VivianiTeam Skys.t.
17Laurens De VreeseAstana Pro Teams.t.
18Sam BennettBora - Hansgrohes.t.
19Michael MørkøvTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
20Heinrich HausslerBahrain - Meridas.t.
21Michał GołaśTeam Skys.t.
22Oscar GattoAstana Pro Teams.t.
23Sondre Holst EngerAG2R La Mondiales.t.
24José Joaquín RojasMovistar Teams.t.
25Jens DebusschereLotto - Soudals.t.
26Luke RoweTeam Skys.t.
27Marco HallerTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
28Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Skys.t.
29Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Meridas.t.
30Rüdiger SeligBora - Hansgrohes.t.
31Jempy DruckerBMC Racing Teams.t.
32Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Teams.t.
33Andriy GrivkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
34Tom ScullyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
35Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapacs.t.
36Riccardo MinaliAstana Pro Teams.t.
37Diego RosaTeam Skys.t.
38Mark CavendishTeam Dimension Datas.t.
39Rui CostaUAE Team Emiratess.t.
40Mitchell DockerOrica - Scotts.t.
41Kiel ReijnenTrek - Segafredos.t.
42Jay McCarthyBora - Hansgrohes.t.
43Maurits LammertinkTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
44Samuel SánchezBMC Racing Teams.t.
45Yukiya ArashiroBahrain - Meridas.t.
46Dries DevenynsQuick-Step Floorss.t.
47Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.
48Alexey LutsenkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
49Simon GeschkeTeam Sunwebs.t.
50Michael KolarBora - Hansgrohes.t.
51Federico ZurloUAE Team Emiratess.t.
52Enrico BattaglinTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
53Matti BreschelAstana Pro Teams.t.
54Martin ElmigerBMC Racing Teams.t.
55Stephen CummingsTeam Dimension Datas.t.
56Ángel ViciosoTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
57Jasha SütterlinMovistar Teams.t.
58Juan José LobatoTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
59Bram TankinkTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
60Sam BewleyOrica - Scotts.t.
61Sven Erik BystrømTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
62Lars BoomTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
63Taylor PhinneyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
64Edward TheunsTrek - Segafredos.t.
65Esteban ChavesOrica - Scotts.t.
66Grega BoleBahrain - Meridas.t.
67Eugenio AlafaciTrek - Segafredos.t.
68Ben KingTeam Dimension Datas.t.
69Davide CimolaiFDJs.t.
70Tom Van AsbroeckCannondale - Drapacs.t.
71William BonnetFDJs.t.
72Julian AlaphilippeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
73Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
74Yousif MirzaUAE Team Emiratess.t.
75Silvan DillierBMC Racing Teams.t.
76Ryan GibbonsTeam Dimension Datas.t.
77Baptiste PlanckaertTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
78Tobias LudvigssonFDJs.t.
79Francisco José VentosoBMC Racing Teams.t.
80Ariel Maximiliano RichezeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
81Tyler FarrarTeam Dimension Datas.t.
82Johannes FröhlingerTeam Sunwebs.t.
83Paul MartensTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
84Albert TimmerTeam Sunwebs.t.
85Matteo BonoUAE Team Emiratess.t.
86Matteo TrentinQuick-Step Floorss.t.
87Christian KneesTeam Skys.t.
88Damien HowsonOrica - Scotts.t.
89Mickaël DelageFDJs.t.
90Borut BožicBahrain - Meridas.t.
91Zico WaeytensTeam Sunwebs.t.
92Ramunas NavardauskasBahrain - Meridas.t.
93Fabio SabatiniQuick-Step Floorss.t.
94Bert De BackerTeam Sunwebs.t.
95Nikolas MaesLotto - Soudals.t.
96Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floorss.t.
97Imanol ErvitiMovistar Teams.t.
98Sean De BieLotto - Soudals.t.
99Nelson OliveiraMovistar Teams.t.
100Pascal AckermannBora - Hansgrohes.t.
101Kris BoeckmansLotto - Soudals.t.
102Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiales.t.
103Shane ArchboldBora - Hansgrohes.t.
104Jérémy RoyFDJ+ 2'13
105Grégory RastTrek - Segafredos.t.
106Matej MohoricUAE Team Emiratess.t.
107Twan CastelijnsTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
108Nans PetersAG2R La Mondiales.t.
109Alexis GougeardAG2R La Mondiales.t.
110Jelle WallaysLotto - Soudals.t.
111Matthias BrändleTrek - Segafredo+ 2'40
112Rohan DennisBMC Racing Teams.t.
113Manuele BoaroBahrain - Meridas.t.
114Fabio FellineTrek - Segafredos.t.
115Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Datas.t.
116Gediminas BagdonasAG2R La Mondiales.t.
117Nathan HaasTeam Dimension Datas.t.
118Rudy BarbierAG2R La Mondiales.t.
119Vyacheslav KuznetsovTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
120Gianni MosconTeam Skys.t.
121William ClarkeCannondale - Drapacs.t.
122Enzo WoutersLotto - Soudal+ 3'26
123Roger KlugeOrica - Scott+ 4'21
124Adriano MaloriMovistar Team+ 8'10
47Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.

i.imgur.com/mVya5XL.png General Classification

1Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Sky14h01'55
2Esteban ChavesOrica - Scott+ 4
3Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Team+ 6
4Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohe+ 10
5Michael MatthewsTeam Sunwebs.t.
6Oscar GattoAstana Pro Teams.t.
7Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Teams.t.
8Diego RosaTeam Skys.t.
9Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapacs.t.
10Rui CostaUAE Team Emiratess.t.
11Andriy GrivkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
12André GreipelLotto - Soudal+ 17
13Sacha ModoloUAE Team Emirates+ 31
14Caleb EwanOrica - Scotts.t.
15Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
16Laurens De VreeseAstana Pro Team+ 35
17Elia VivianiTeam Sky+ 37
18Sondre Holst EngerAG2R La Mondiales.t.
19Arnaud DémareFDJs.t.
20José Joaquín RojasMovistar Teams.t.
21Rüdiger SeligBora - Hansgrohes.t.
22Michał GołaśTeam Skys.t.
23Sam BennettBora - Hansgrohes.t.
24Jens DebusschereLotto - Soudals.t.
25Simon GeschkeTeam Sunwebs.t.
26Yukiya ArashiroBahrain - Meridas.t.
27Jay McCarthyBora - Hansgrohes.t.
28Dries DevenynsQuick-Step Floorss.t.
29Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t.
30Samuel SánchezBMC Racing Teams.t.
31Alexey LutsenkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
32Matti BreschelAstana Pro Teams.t.
33Stephen CummingsTeam Dimension Datas.t.
34Nikolas MaesLotto - Soudals.t.
35Kiel ReijnenTrek - Segafredos.t.
36Edward TheunsTrek - Segafredos.t.
37Jasha SütterlinMovistar Teams.t.
38Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiale+ 1'57
39Ángel ViciosoTeam Katusha - Alpecin+ 1'58
40Michael MørkøvTeam Katusha - Alpecin+ 2'00
41Tobias LudvigssonFDJs.t.
42Bram TankinkTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo+ 2'02
43Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floorss.t.
44Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Merida+ 2'03
45Mitchell DockerOrica - Scotts.t.
46Sam BewleyOrica - Scotts.t.
47Maurits LammertinkTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
48Mark CavendishTeam Dimension Datas.t.
49Enrico BattaglinTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
50Grega BoleBahrain - Meridas.t.
51Juan José LobatoTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
52Lars BoomTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
53Johannes FröhlingerTeam Sunwebs.t.
54Sven Erik BystrømTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
55Martin ElmigerBMC Racing Teams.t.
56Paul MartensTeam Lotto NL - Jumbos.t.
57Borut BožicBahrain - Meridas.t.
58Tyler FarrarTeam Dimension Datas.t.
59Taylor PhinneyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
60Davide CimolaiFDJs.t.
61Zico WaeytensTeam Sunwebs.t.
62William BonnetFDJs.t.
63Baptiste PlanckaertTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.
64Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Team+ 2'43
65Marco MarcatoUAE Team Emirates+ 2'50
66Roy CurversTeam Sunwebs.t.
67Albert TimmerTeam Sunweb+ 2'53
68Julian AlaphilippeQuick-Step Floors+ 2'54
69Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapac+ 2'55
70Luke RoweTeam Sky+ 2'56
71Jempy DruckerBMC Racing Teams.t.
72Tom ScullyCannondale - Drapacs.t.
73Tom Van AsbroeckCannondale - Drapacs.t.
74Ben KingTeam Dimension Datas.t.
75Ariel Maximiliano RichezeQuick-Step Floorss.t.
76Bert De BackerTeam Sunwebs.t.
77Mickaël DelageFDJs.t.
78Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Data+ 3'15
79Fabio FellineTrek - Segafredo+ 3'17
80Matthias BrändleTrek - Segafredos.t.
81Rohan DennisBMC Racing Teams.t.
82Manuele BoaroBahrain - Meridas.t.
83Gianni MosconTeam Skys.t.
84Giacomo NizzoloTrek - Segafredo+ 3'21
85Heinrich HausslerBahrain - Meridas.t.
86Ramunas NavardauskasBahrain - Meridas.t.
87Nelson OliveiraMovistar Teams.t.
88Francisco José VentosoBMC Racing Teams.t.
89Imanol ErvitiMovistar Teams.t.
90Eugenio AlafaciTrek - Segafredo+ 3'38
91Patrick BevinCannondale - Drapac+ 3'39
92Marco HallerTeam Katusha - Alpecin+ 3'41
93Matej MohoricUAE Team Emirates+ 4'16
94Alexis GougeardAG2R La Mondiales.t.
95Grégory RastTrek - Segafredos.t.
96Jelle WallaysLotto - Soudals.t.
97Matteo BonoUAE Team Emirates+ 4'20
98Vyacheslav KuznetsovTeam Katusha - Alpecin+ 4'43
99Rudy BarbierAG2R La Mondiales.t.
100Damien HowsonOrica - Scott+ 4'47
101Silvan DillierBMC Racing Teams.t.
102Kris BoeckmansLotto - Soudals.t.
103Ryan GibbonsTeam Dimension Data+ 5'04
104Twan CastelijnsTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo+ 5'09
105Jérémy RoyFDJ+ 5'34
106Matteo TrentinQuick-Step Floors+ 5'40
107Fabio SabatiniQuick-Step Floorss.t.
108Nathan HaasTeam Dimension Data+ 6'01
109Nans PetersAG2R La Mondiale+ 6'20
110Sean De BieLotto - Soudal+ 6'47
111Roger KlugeOrica - Scott+ 7'17
112Christian KneesTeam Sky+ 7'19
113Riccardo MinaliAstana Pro Team+ 7'35
114Ignatas KonovalovasFDJs.t.
115Gediminas BagdonasAG2R La Mondiale+ 8'11
116Adriano MaloriMovistar Team+ 8'47
117Michael KolarBora - Hansgrohe+ 10'19
118Yousif MirzaUAE Team Emirates+ 11'08
119Federico ZurloUAE Team Emirates+ 12'35
120Marcel KittelQuick-Step Floors+ 13'08
121Shane ArchboldBora - Hansgrohe+ 14'17
122William ClarkeCannondale - Drapac+ 16'47
123Pascal AckermannBora - Hansgrohe+ 20'26
124Enzo WoutersLotto - Soudal+ 27'41
29Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scott+ 37

i.imgur.com/toMV0os.png Points Classification

1Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohe41
2André GreipelLotto - Soudal39
3Caleb EwanOrica - Scott29
4Marcel KittelQuick-Step Floors26
5Michael MatthewsTeam Sunweb24
6Sacha ModoloUAE Team Emirates24
7Elia VivianiTeam Sky23
8Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo21
9Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Team20
10Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Team20
11Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Merida18
12Marco MarcatoUAE Team Emirates16
13Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Sky15
14Oscar GattoAstana Pro Team15
15Patrick BevinCannondale - Drapac15
16Esteban ChavesOrica - Scott14
17Roy CurversTeam Sunweb14
18Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapac11
19Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiale11
20Julian AlaphilippeQuick-Step Floors10
21Ignatas KonovalovasFDJ10
22Diego RosaTeam Sky9
23Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Team8
24Ángel ViciosoTeam Katusha - Alpecin8
25William ClarkeCannondale - Drapac8
26Sam BennettBora - Hansgrohe7
27Arnaud DémareFDJ6
28Tobias LudvigssonFDJ5
29Michael MørkøvTeam Katusha - Alpecin5
30Albert TimmerTeam Sunweb5
31Eugenio AlafaciTrek - Segafredo5
32Laurens De VreeseAstana Pro Team3
33Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Data3
34Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floors2
35Bram TankinkTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo2
36Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapac2

i.imgur.com/kj1qEJA.png King of the Mountains

1Michał KwiatkowskiTeam Sky16
2Esteban ChavesOrica - Scott12
3Julien DuvalAG2R La Mondiale12
4Michael MørkøvTeam Katusha - Alpecin10
5Brendan CantyCannondale - Drapac10
6Alejandro ValverdeMovistar Team8
7Peter SaganBora - Hansgrohe6
8Tom LeezerTeam Lotto NL - Jumbo6
9Daniel TeklehaimanotTeam Dimension Data6
10Patrick BevinCannondale - Drapac6
11Simon ClarkeCannondale - Drapac4
12Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floors4
13Miles ScotsonBMC Racing Team4
14Marco MarcatoUAE Team Emirates4
15Roy CurversTeam Sunweb2
16Gediminas BagdonasAG2R La Mondiale2

i.imgur.com/4CNIIRC.png Youth Classification

1Michael ValgrenAstana Pro Team14h02'05 (1)
2Caleb EwanOrica - Scott+ 21
3Sondre Holst EngerAG2R La Mondiale+ 27
4Jay McCarthyBora - Hansgrohes.t.
5Alexander EdmondsonOrica - Scotts.t
6Alexey LutsenkoAstana Pro Teams.t.
7Jasha SütterlinMovistar Teams.t.
8Maximilian SchachmannQuick-Step Floors+ 1'52
9Niccolo BonifazioBahrain - Merida+ 1'53
10Sven Erik BystrømTeam Katusha - Alpecins.t.

More drama! Dissapointed for Caleb, but an amazing win by Miles. He's really showing his class this year already. After today however we're not gonna let the break get away again. Our day is coming!

Tomorrow is the queen stage, up Old Wilunga Hill! Esteban is going for the kill, and I'll maybe try move up in the U25 classification if I can afford to ride for myself a bit.

We'll see tomorrow.. Until then,

Edited by Teddy The Creator on 20-07-2017 15:17
Certainly/obviously a story I have to follow! Looking forward to it.

Great season for Scotson, but Ewan needs a stage here! Go and get him one, Edmo.
Ian Butler
Best of luck with this story. Off to a nice, quick start already Smile
More luck on the next stage(s) and that first victory will follow.
Like the style of reports, good luck with Project Edmondson!
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