Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tour Down Under: The First Attack

Santos Tour Down Under is the opening of the Pro Tour season taking advantage of the January summer heat in the southern hemisphere.  The first stage was marked by very hot temperatures along with strong gusts that plagued the peloton for over 130 kilometers.  The only climb of the day came at just 12 kilometers into the stage.  The early break were off the front, therefore the first mountain jersey was up for grabs between Alexis Gougeard (AG2R), Martijn Keizer (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Sean Lake (Team UniSA-Australia).  Lake got the jump on his two break compatriots, Keizer gave chase but didn't quite have the legs to catch the fading Aussie.

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