Race reports

Porte solos to fourth consecutive Willunga win at the Tour Down Under

WILLUNGA HILL, Australia (CT) – For a record-extending fourth time in a row, Richie Porte (BMC) has ridden away from his rivals to take a stunning solo win on Willunga Hill at the Santos Tour Down Under. Porte, in the ochre jersey of overall leader, marked early attacks on the 3km finishing climb, before making …

Caleb Ewan claims sprint hat-trick at the Tour Down Under, Porte poised for Willunga defence

CAMPBELLTOWN, Australia (CT) – For a brief moment, it seemed as if Campbelltown was about to deliver another surprise result at the Tour Down Under. Jack Bauer (QuickStep Floors), the sole remaining member of the stage 4 breakaway, was descending towards the finish line and holding the peloton at bay. Two years earlier, Jack Bobridge …

Caleb Ewan asserts Tour Down Under sprint dominance with stage 3 win

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – When Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) blasted across the finish line to win stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under this afternoon, it was his second stage win of the TDU and his third victory of the week. And yet it was only today that the 22-year-old clearly showed he’s the strongest …

Richie Porte attacks to win stage 2 of the Tour Down Under and take overall lead

PARACOMBE, Australia (CT) – Richie Porte (BMC) has won the second stage of the Santos Tour Down Under with a confident acceleration in the final 2.5 kilometers of the race. Porte attacked on the toughest section of the 10 kilometre climb to Paracombe with Gorka Izagirre (Movistar) and Esteban Chavez (Orica-Scott) following closely behind. The …

Caleb Ewan scorches to victory as extreme heat shortens Tour Down Under stage 1

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – It was no great surprise when word came through that the Tour Down Under peloton was roughly half an hour behind schedule. Such was the heat on today’s opening stage that racing as normal simply wasn’t an option. Instead the peloton cruised through the first couple hours of the stage, leaving …

Caleb Ewan sprints to People’s Choice Classic victory at the Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia (CT) – The battle between Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) looms as one of the most fascinating of this year’s Santos Tour Down Under. Ewan, the young Australian speedster, so often billed as one of the world’s most promising sprinters. Sagan, at the height of his powers, the two-time reigning world …

Facing last-lap puncture and late-race mechanical, Hyde narrowly solos to first US national cyclocross title

Snow and ice, several crashes, a front puncture on the last lap, and a snapped rear-derailleur hanger in the final 300 metres of the race couldn’t stop Stephen Hyde from soloing to his first U.S. national cyclocross title Sunday in Hartford, Connecticut. The Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com rider, who came into nationals as the hot favorite while enjoying his …

Miles Scotson solos to thrilling Australian road race title

BUNINYONG, Australia (CT) – Miles Scotson (BMC) will wear the green and gold of Australian road race champion in his first season as a professional after a thrilling solo victory at the Australian Road National Championships today. Scotson, who won on this circuit as an U23 two years ago, put in a devastating attack with …

Sam Jenner solos to Australian U23 road race title

BUNINYONG, Australia (CT) – Nineteen-year-old Sam Jenner (NSWIS) has emerged victorious from the U23 men’s road race at the Australian Road National Championships, riding to an impressive solo victory in hot conditions. Jenner attacked from a lead group of seven riders with a little more than three laps of the challenging Mt. Buninyong circuit remaining. …

Rohan Dennis wins his second consecutive Australian time trial title

BUNINYONG, Australia (CT) – Rohan Dennis (BMC) will wear the green and gold of Australian time trial champion for another year after defending his national title in Buninyong today. Dennis covered the 40.9km out-and-back course in a time of 50:59 (48.1km/h average), finishing an impressive 58 seconds ahead of two-time former winner Luke Durbridge (Orica-Scott) …

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