Photo gallery: People’s Choice Classic at the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

by Matt de Neef

The 2017 Santos Tour Down Under began in Adelaide on Sunday evening with the People’s Choice Classic, a 50.6km circuit race and curtain-raiser to the six-day Tour. The People’s Choice Classic doesn’t affect the TDU’s general classification — instead it acts as a warm-up for those riding the TDU, and as a good early hit-out for the sprinters ahead of the opening day of competition.

Repeating his victory from a year earlier, Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) won Sunday’s race, as Bora-Hansgrohe duo Sam Bennett and Peter Sagan claimed the remaining places on the podium. Follow the link to read more about today’s race. And see below for a collection of images from the race, courtesy of photographer Tim Bardsley-Smith.

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