Andre “the Giant” claims Stage 1 – TDU


Thanks to steephill.tv for the picture link.

Did I give a strong enough hint yesterday? I think maybe not. If you do recall I had the name Greipel in bold as my pick for the winner of the Tour down Under, and Andre didn’t disappoint in Stage 1. He sped home easily, leaving new team Sky sprinter Greg Henderson, winner of the cancer classic stage, in the Aussie dust. I’m telling you, Columbia with Greipel and Cavendish are a mighty duo for the sprint finish. Fortunately for the others, and Andre himself, Cav is at home. Although Mark does seem to be doing significant ‘carrying on’ about Ricco. Greipel in Ochre and it’ll likely be that way on Sunday.

For Video and Results

Stage 1 Results:
1 Andre Greipel____HTC-Columbia___141 km in 3.15’20”
2 Gert Steegmans__Radio Shack
3 Jurgen Roelandts_Omega Pharma Lotto
4 Danilo Wyss_____BMC Racing Team
5 Greg Henderson__Sky
6 Baden Cooke_____Saxo Bank
7 Graeme Brown____Rabobank
8 Robbie McEwen___Katusha
9 Jose Rojas_______Caisse d’Epargne
10 Valeriy Dmitriyev _Astana

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