Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) has started 2018 season in perfect fashion claiming the People’s Choice Classics in Adelaide.
The world champion beat Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) to win the race.
The win means Sagan will wear the tour leader’s ocher jersey in the first stage of Tour Down Under on Tuesday. Sunday’s race does not count toward general classification.
Ewan won the race in each of the past two years and Greipel is the only three-time winner. The 132-strong field that lined up for the race Sunday included seven former winners.
🏁 WHAT A FINISH!!! Victory in the @peopleschoiceAU Classic for @petosagan!! Did we mention he was relaxed earlier? The world champ is back in town!! #TDU #peopleschoiceAUclassic pic.twitter.com/AoPo6Q9dWk
— Santos Tour Down Under 🐨🚴 (@tourdownunder) January 14, 2018
People’s Choice Classic 2018 results:
|1||Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)|
|2||Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal)|
|3||Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott)|
|4||Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)|
|5||Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)|
|6||Chris Lawless (Team Sky)|
|7||Sam Welsford (UniSA-Australia)|
|8||Enrico Battaglin (LottoNL-Jumbo)|
|9||Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar)|
|10||Mark Renshaw (Dimension Data)|