Race Report: Caleb Ewan wins second stage at Tour Down Under
Jan 17 2018 12:53 pm CET

Race Report: Caleb Ewan wins second stage at Tour Down Under
Race Report: Caleb Ewan wins second stage at Tour Down Under
Tour Down Under

Caleb Ewan has taken the victory at the second stage of the Tour Down Under. The Mitchelton-Scott rider also got the leader's jersey at the end of the day.

The second stage at the first WorldTour race of the year was 148.6 kilometres long between Unley and Stirling. The same three men that escaped on the first stage, Will Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac), Nicholas Dlamini (Dimension Data) and Scott Bowden (UniSA-Australia), were now joined by Movistar's Jaime Castrillo as the four of them got away from the peloton.

Castrillo had the better legs of the front group and as his companions got caught by the pack, he continued solo until he too was reeled back in with 15 kilometres to go.

The last kilometres were controlled by the sprint trains of other teams and at the five-kilometre mark, Mitchelton-Scott took control to position its rider. During the last meters, Ewan was perfectly launched and his last man, Daryl Impey, took the second place at the stage.

Bora-hansgrohe's Jay McCarthy took the third spot of the day and was followed by his teammate Peter Sagan and Katusha-Alpecin's Nathan Haas. Ewan and Impey also occupy the first two places of the General Classification.




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