Tour Down Under 2018: Caleb Ewan sprints to victory and leaders jersey

At 148.6 kilometres, the 2nd stage of the Tour Down Under runs to a circuit in Stirling. Peter Sagan opens the sprint, but Calen Ewan takes the win. The pocket sprinter is the new leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2018 Tour Down Under

1. Caleb Ewan (aus)
2. Daryl Impey (rsa) s.t.
3. Jay McCarthy (aus) s.t.
4. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
5. Nathan Haas (aus) s.t.
6. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
7. Gorka Izagirra (spa) s.t.
8. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) s.t.
9. Luis Leon Sanchez (spa) s.t.
10. Carlos Barbero (spa) s.t.

GC after the 2nd stage
1. Caleb Ewan
2. Daryl Impey (rsa) + 0.10
3. Peter Sagan (svk) + 0.12
4. Jay McCarthy (aus) s.t.
5. Nathan Haas (aus) + 0.15
6. Jhonatan Restrepo (col) s.t.
7. Elia Viviani (ita) + 0.16
8. Simone Consonni (ita) s.t.
9. Carlos Barbero (spa) s.t.
10. Anthony Roux (fra) s.t.

Race report
Jaime Dlamini, Scott Bowden, Jaime Castrillo and Will Clarke are the break of the day and they race to maximum lead of 7 minutes. Clarke wins the intermediate sprints and three of the four escapees surrender after the last sprint. Castrillo pushes on alone until he is caught with 10 kms remaining.

In the ensuing sprint Caleb Ewan is in a class of his own. Daryl Impey and Jay McCarthy finish in second and third.

Read also: route 2nd stage Tour Down Under 2018.

Tour Down Under 2018 stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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