The 2020 Season Starts Down Under

The Aussies get the first stab of WorldTour racing

Results after the 150-kilometer first stage of the UCI Tour Down Under from Tanunda to Tanunda in South Australia:

Sam Bennett (IRL – Deceuninck – Quick Step) – photo Dario Belingheri/BettiniPhoto©2020

Stage
1. Sam Bennett (IRL/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 3hr 28min 54sec
2. Jasper Philipsen (BEL/UAE-Team Emirates) same time
3. Erik Baska (SVK/BORA-hansgrohe) s.t.
4. Elia Viviani (ITA/Cofidis) s.t.
5. Andre Greipel (GER/Israel Start-Up Nation) s.t.
6. Kristoffer Halvorsen (NOR/EF Pro Cycling) s.t.
7. Caleb Ewan (AUS/Lotto Soudal) s.t.
8. Marc Sarreau (FRA/Groupama-FDJ) s.t.
9. Sam Welsford (AUS/UniSA-Australia) s.t.
10. Alberto Dainese (ITA/Team Sunweb) s.t.

General Classification
1. Sam Bennett (IRL/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 3hr 28min 44sec
2. Jasper Philipsen (BEL/UAE-Team Emirates) at 4 seconds
3. Erik Baska (SVK/BORA-hansgrohe) +6
4. Daryl Impey (RSA/Mitchelton-SCOTT) +7
5. Jarrad Drizners (AUS/UniSA-Australia) same time
6. Christopher Lawless (GBR/Team Ineos) +8
7. Dylan Sunderland (AUS/NTT Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
8. Nathan Haas (AUS/Cofidis) +9
9. Michael Storer (AUS/Team Sunweb) s.t.
10. Elia Viviani (ITA/Cofidis) +10

Sprint Leader
1. Sam Bennett (IRL/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 15 pts
2. Jasper Philipsen (BEL/UAE-Team Emirates) 14 pts
3. Erik Baska (SVK/BORA-hansgrohe) 13 pts

King of the Mountain
1. Jarrad Drizners (AUS/UniSA-Australia) 5pts
2. Joseph Rosskopf (USA/CCC Team) 5pts
3. Laurens De Vreese (BEL/Astana Pro Team) 1 pt

Photos: Bettini

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