Tour Down Under 2016: Caleb Ewan sprints to victory in stage 1

At 130.8 kilometres, stage 1 of the Tour Down Under turns out to be a fast men's battle with home rider Caleb Ewan taking the flowers. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Tour Down Under

1. Caleb Ewan (aus)
2. Mark Renshaw (aus) s.t.
3. Wouter Wippert (nld) s.t.
4. Marko Kump (slo) s.t.
5. Adam Blythe (gbr) s.t.
6. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
7. Ben Swift (gbr) s.t.
8. Steele von Hoff (aus) s.t.
9. José Joaquin Rojas (spa) s.t.
10. Greg Henderson (nzl) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Caleb Ewan (aus)
2. Mark Renshaw (aus) + 0.04
3. Alexis Gougeard (fra) s.t.
4. Wouter Wippert (nld) + 0.06
5. Sean Lake (aus) + 0.07
6. Marko Kump (slo) + 0.10
7. Adam Blythe (gbr) s.t.
8. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
9. Ben Swift (gbr) s.t.
10. Steele von Hoff (aus) s.t.

Race report
Early in the race, Martijn Keizer, Alexis Gougeard and Sean Lake attack. The gap never really widens and one by one they are reeled in. Ewan is superior in the bunch sprint and takes the first leaders jersey in the 2016 Tour Down Under.

Tour Down Under 2016 stage 1: Route maps, height profile, and more

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