Tour Down Under 2015

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been counting down the days until the start of the new pro cycling road season. It’s been a long and boring off-season, especially if you have no interest in that muddy cyclocross malarkey. Well the racing has finally kicked off with the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide!

German sprint machine Marcel Kittel won the People’s Choice Prologue and earlier today Jack Bobridge took Stage 1 honours after being part of a four man break that stayed away for almost the entire 133km stage.

This edition of the Tour Down Under is a little special, as it is going to be BMC rider Cadel Evans’ last stage race. The former World Champ and 2011 TdF winner is set to retire after the aptly named Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race at the end of the month. I wonder if he’s eyeing up one last stage win?

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  1. loneriderc1 says:

    Watched it, watched it, watched it! :-D Racing season begins! – Corinne

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  2. Im with you on rhe muddy cyclocross malarkey – dont get it! Great finish from Bobridge on stage 1. Only problem with TDU is that it makes me yearn for sunshine – long way off from that in the UK!

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    1. Yes it’s a little bitter sweet knowing I’m missing out on all that sunshine and blue skies back home!

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  3. A second place for old man Cadel on Stage 3 today, his BMC teammate Rohan Dennis taking the win and showing excellent form ahead of his hour record attempt!

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  4. kevinmayne says:

    Cyclocross malarkey is producing one of the best and most exciting seasons of racing for years. Give it a week or two until the worlds are over before writing it off!

    Anyway, the real road season never starts until Milan San Remo, aren’t the rest all just glorified training rides?

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    1. Just can’t get into the whole Cyclocross thing. Maybe I’ll have to have a go at riding some to fully appreciate it. Next winter perhaps. Just for you I was going to watch the CX World Champs, but it’s on at the same time as Cadel’s final road race! ;-)

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