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January 20/16 10:00 am - Tour Down Under: Stage 2


Posted by Editoress on 01/20/16
 

Jay McCarthy escapes late crash, takes the stage and the Ochre Jersey at the Tour Down Under.

“I definitely have the chance to go for the GC this week” says Stage 2 winner Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff) who avoided the chaos of a late crash to take the Ochre jersey.

The second stage of the Tour Down Under (TDU) rolled out of Unley, just 2km from the Adelaide CBD, before heading into the eastern hills for five laps of a 21km loop through the towns of Heathfield, Mylor, Aldgate and finishing in Stirling. Ahead were 132kms, over 3000 metres (10,000 ft) ascending, and more 30C+ temperatures.

Manuele Boarro took the points on the KOM, and the jersey with it, at Range View Road after 13.8km.  He beat out current polka dot jersey wearer Patrick Lane (UniSA), and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal).

Orica GreenEdge then closed down the break immediately so they could lead out their GC man Simon Gerrans at the first sprint point. Gerrans took full points and bonus time ahead of teammate Caleb Ewan. Dimension Data’s Reinhardt Janse Van Rensburg crossed third.

Peloton strongman Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soudal) then threw caution to the wind and soloed away from the field in the post-sprint lull.

The second sprint point was taken by the solo Hansen, with an aggressive Gerrans second, and Ewan third. The TDU is often won by a handful of seconds, so those efforts by the Orica GreenEdge duo could be crucial come the final on Sunday.

Orica GreenEdge again took pace making responsibility as they did on Stage 1, allowing Hansen to hover two minutes up the road.

The red BMC mist descended on the front of the bunch at 26km to go, protecting their two-headed climbing GC monster of Richie Porte and defending champ Rohan Dennis.


Orica GreenEdge took control again at the final lap bell, swallowing up Adam Hansen 19km from home.

Kiel Reijnan (Trek-Segafredo) made the save of the day as he flew off the road, brakes locked, with a double-puncture with 10km to go. It’d be a car convoy finish for the unlucky American.

The lead of the race became hotly contested territory with Giant Alpecin, Trek-Segafredo, and Tinkoff joined forced to string out the bunch. Dimension Data sprinters Tyler Farrar and Mark Renshaw were among the big names sliding off the back.

Sky swarmed to the front and lifted the tempo again, causing race leader Ewan to drop off the back. Ewan knew before the stage that he “can’t go through the whole tour wearing Ochre” but rode valiantly until conceding. The
Sky lads dropped back soon after, replaced by Cannondale Pro Cycling Team, Giant-Alpecin, then Lampre-Merida.

A touch of wheels between an Astana rider and Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) caused a crash at 800m from the line, bringing down several riders including Simon Gerrans, and disrupting many others. Tinkoff and Cannondale took advantage and pushed on the front.

Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) was the first to open the uphill sprint. The Italian looked like he’d take the stage but young Jay McCarthy Aussie ground him down before winning with a bike throw. Defending champ Rohan Dennis (BMC) avoided the chaos to finish third.

After the stage McCarthy revealed he “had an eye on this stage”.

“This year I knew I was in really good shape,” he said of his aspirations.

Dennis was another beneficiary of the chaos but said he hoped Gerrans can come back.

“I hope the crash doesn’t hinder Simon (Gerrans), because no one wants to win like that,” Dennis said.

Gerrans was realistic after the stage.

“It’s a shame to lose time bonuses, because a second counts for a lot in this race,”  he said. There’s plenty of reason for optimism, Gerrans efforts chasing intermediate sprint bonuses leave him in third spot in the GC.

McCarthy was also realistic about the hard yards ahead. 

“Now I have to go back, recover for Corkscrew. There’s plenty more work ahead of us.”

Stage 3 begins by the seaside at Glenelg, 12km south of Adelaide, and finishes in the Adelaide suburb of Campeltown. The stage could be decisive with Corkscrew road guaranteed to blow apart the race.

What were they thinking?

The non-Orica-GreenEdge teams with GC hopes were caught out twice letting Gerrans and Ewan take the sprint bonus seconds. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Great job Orica-GreenEdge, that tactical nous could see you win the TDU.

Stats:

•Santos Ochre Leader’s Jersey - Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff)
• iiNet Sprint Jersey - Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge)
• Subaru King of the Mountain Jersey - Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff)
• Alpecin Most Competitive Rider - Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal)
• Wilson Parking Winning Team Competition - Cannondale Pro Cycling


Report by James  Raison

 

 

Results from the second stage in Australia

Stage 2: Stage 2: Unley to Stirling, 132 km
1 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff 3:26:40
2 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida
3 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team
4 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team
5 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick Step
6 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
7 Juan José Lobato Del Valle (Esp) Movistar Team
8 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky
9 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
10 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
11 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek - Segafredo
12 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale
13 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant - Alpecin
14 David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling
15 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Dimension Data
16 Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
17 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
18 Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team
19 Patrick Shaw (Aus) UniSA-Australia
20 Georg Preidler (AUT) Team Giant - Alpecin
21 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Trek - Segafredo
22 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Esp) Movistar Team
23 Rein Taaram‰e (Est) Team Katusha
24 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
25 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
26 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha
27 Ruben Fernandez (Esp) Movistar Team
28 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek - Segafredo
29 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Esp) Etixx - Quick Step
30 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto - Soudal
31 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Esp) Astana Pro Team
32 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff
33 Primo~ Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
34 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
35 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky
36 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff
37 Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step
38 Patrick Lane (Aus) UniSA-Australia
39 Gavin Mannion (USA) Drapac Professional Cycling
40 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida
41 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) IAM Cycling
42 Rafael Valls Ferri (Esp) Lotto - Soudal
43 Steve Morabito (Sui) FDJ
44 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto - Soudal
45 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Esp) Etixx - Quick Step
46 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UniSA-Australia
47 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team
48 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) UniSA-Australia
49 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
50 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team
51 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
52 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
53 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha
54 Chris Hamilton (Aus) UniSA-Australia
55 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale
56 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale
57 Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
58 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
59 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
60 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida
61 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto - Soudal
62 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
63 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff
64 José JoaquÌn Rojas Gil (Esp) Movistar Team
65 Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data
66 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team
67 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team
68 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
69 Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick Step
70 Michael Gogl (AUT) Tinkoff
71 Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
72 Nelson Filipe Santos Simıes Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
73 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling
74 Nathan Earle (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
75 Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant - Alpecin
76 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team
77 Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica - GreenEDGE
78 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
79 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
80 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
81 Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
82 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo all s.t.
83 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UniSA-Australia 1:24
84 Songezo Jim (RSA) Dimension Data
85 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data
86 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky
87 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ all s.t.
88 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ 1:41
89 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida 1:51
90 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida s.t.
91 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 0:00
92 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE
93 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica - GreenEDGE both s.t.
94 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant - Alpecin 2:16
95 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto - Soudal 2:26
96 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
97 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky both s.t.
98 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:00
99 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 3:08
100 Sean Lake (Aus) UniSA-Australia
101 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek - Segafredo both s.t.
102 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 0:00
103 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek - Segafredo 4:16
104 Adam Blythe (GBr) Tinkoff
105 Marcel Aregger (Sui) IAM Cycling
106 Davide Martinelli (Ita) Etixx - Quick Step all s.t.
107 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 4:38
108 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant - Alpecin
109 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto - Soudal
110 Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team
111 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Ag2r La Mondiale
112 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ
113 Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff
114 Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida all s.t.
115 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant - Alpecin 6:01
116 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 6:21
117 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 6:50
118 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data
119 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data
120 BenoÓt Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
121 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale all s.t.
122 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 7:59
123 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto - Soudal
124 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE
125 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek - Segafredo
126 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
127 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step
128 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale
129 Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida
130 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha
131 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling
132 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team all s.t.
133 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek - Segafredo 10:12
134 Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling s.t.
135 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2r La Mondiale 10:38
136 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant - Alpecin 11:27
137 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha 15:47
OTL Brenton Jones (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 26:33
DNF Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
DNF Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling
 
GC
1 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff 6:50:43
2 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida at 0:04
3 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 0:05
4 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:06
5 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 0:09
6 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 0:10
7 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
8 Juan José Lobato Del Valle (Esp) Movistar Team
9 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
10 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant - Alpecin
11 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek - Segafredo
12 Patrick Shaw (Aus) UniSA-Australia
13 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Dimension Data
14 Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
15 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky
16 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UniSA-Australia
17 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha
18 José JoaquÌn Rojas Gil (Esp) Movistar Team
19 Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team
20 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Esp) Astana Pro Team
21 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
22 Rafael Valls Ferri (Esp) Lotto - Soudal
23 David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling
24 Ruben Fernandez (Esp) Movistar Team
25 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff
26 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) IAM Cycling
27 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling
28 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
29 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
30 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Esp) Etixx - Quick Step
31 Steve Morabito (Sui) FDJ
32 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team
33 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha
34 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky
35 Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica - GreenEDGE
36 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick Step
37 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Esp) Etixx - Quick Step
38 Jasha S¸tterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
39 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale
40 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team
41 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
42 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
43 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ
44 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida
45 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
46 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Esp) Movistar Team
47 Georg Preidler (AUT) Team Giant - Alpecin
48 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
49 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek - Segafredo
50 Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick Step
51 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale
52 Primo~ Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
53 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff
54 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto - Soudal
55 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) UniSA-Australia
56 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data
57 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto - Soudal
58 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team
59 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff
60 Nelson Filipe Santos Simıes Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
61 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
62 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
63 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto - Soudal
64 Michael Gogl (AUT) Tinkoff
65 Rein Taaram‰e (Est) Team Katusha
66 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky
67 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team
68 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Trek - Segafredo
69 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
70 Gavin Mannion (USA) Drapac Professional Cycling
71 Patrick Lane (Aus) UniSA-Australia
72 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team
73 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
74 Nathan Earle (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
75 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale
76 Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
77 Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step
78 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida
79 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica - GreenEDGE
80 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team
81 Chris Hamilton (Aus) UniSA-Australia
82 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
83 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
84 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha
85 Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant - Alpecin
86 Songezo Jim (RSA) Dimension Data
87 Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data
88 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
89 Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling all s.t.
90 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:50
91 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 1:15
92 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UniSA-Australia 1:34
93 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ 1:51
94 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - Merida 2:01
95 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida s.t.
96 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto - Soudal 2:36
97 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team s.t.
98 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant - Alpecin 3:14
99 Sean Lake (Aus) UniSA-Australia 3:15
100 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 3:18
101 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek - Segafredo 3:37
102 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky 3:41
103 Adam Blythe (GBr) Tinkoff 4:26
104 Davide Martinelli (Ita) Etixx - Quick Step
105 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek - Segafredo both s.t.
106 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto - Soudal 4:45
107 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant - Alpecin 4:48
108 Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida
109 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ
110 Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff
111 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
112 Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team
113 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Ag2r La Mondiale all s.t.
114 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 6:18
115 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant - Alpecin 6:33
116 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data 6:54
117 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 7:00
118 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale
119 BenoÓt Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ both s.t.
120 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data 8:01
121 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 8:03
122 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 8:05
123 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek - Segafredo 8:09
124 Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre - Merida
125 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling
126 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx - Quick Step
127 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha
128 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto - Soudal all s.t.
129 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 8:49
130 Marcel Aregger (Sui) IAM Cycling 9:55
131 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek - Segafredo 10:22
132 Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling s.t.
133 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2r La Mondiale 10:48
134 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL - Jumbo 13:38
135 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant - Alpecin 14:23
136 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha 15:57
137 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica - GreenEDGE 16:05



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