Gerrans Sprints to Stage 1 Victory in Tour Down Under 2014

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01/21/2014| 0 comments
by Mark Watson
Simon Gerrans vs. Steele Von Hoff vs. Andre Greipel Slipstream

Gerrans Sprints to Stage 1 Victory in Tour Down Under 2014

Team GreenEdge's Australian Simon Gerrans has continued his impressive season start and announced his intention to claim his third Santos Tour Down Under crown with a stunning sprint to win stage 1 in Angaston.

for him," Verona explained. "Jan Bakelants, Julian Alaphilippe and I made the front group. I was working for Bakelants but I found myself ahead of him and I finished seventh, which gives me the best young rider jersey.

"I’m happy about that but our goal remains to ride GC (overall) for Bakelants," said Verona. "If I can remain the best young rider, it would be a bonus."

Tomorrow the 2014 Tour Down Under continues with stage 2 - a 150 kilometer route from Prospect, through the Adelaide Hills to the finish line in Stirling.

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