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Greipel jumps to win in Tour Down Under

The German sprints his Noah SL to a 2nd win in Australia
André Greipel has closed the Tour Down Under with a second stage win. In the streets of South Australia’s capital Adelaide the German jumped his Noah SL out of Caleb Ewan’s wheel just before the finish line. A perfect timing in which is already his 18th win in the Tour Down Under. An astonishing record (watch video below).

The last stage of this year’s edition was only 90 km in distance. After racing in temperatures above 40°C all riders welcomed this short criterium in Adelaide. Some riders left the peloton behind in order to catch the last hours of publicity. Lotto Soudal and Mitchelton-Scott were keeping the attackers in reach. When the last survivor was caught the sprinters teams could prepare themselves for a last battle. The previous stages were all equally divided between the big names, so one rider would probably stand out from the rest after this last sprint.

Quick-Step Floors put Elia Viviani again in the best position, but he couldn’t keep the pace when Ewan accelerated. Opening stage winner André Greipel was in the Aussie’s wheel and he managed to jump out from that wheel just before the finish line. For the second time Greipel beat the local hero. The German already took his 18th stage win Down Under. A record. 

Have a look at Greipel's jump