In what has been a dominant Tour Down Under for Australia's only permanent ProTour team, Orica GeenEdge, leader Simon Gerrans was today crowned champion for a record fourth time while 21-year old sprint star Caleb Ewan proved his top-speed superiority by taken out his second stage victory.
"It's a dream result for the team- we couldn't have asked for more," Gerrans said after today's Be Safe Be Seen criterium.
"To claim a fourth title is an amazing feeling, but of course it couldn't have happened without the awesome team I have around me. And Caleb Ewan - for him to win the opening and closing stages when he's already a marked man just proves the depth of his talent."
Gerrans finished the 781 kilometre (485 mile), six-stage event 9 seconds ahead of fellow Australian Richie Porte (BMC) with Colombian Sergio Luis Henao (Team SKY) third with a defecit of 11 seconds.
- General Classification: Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge)
- iiNet Sprinter's Jersey: Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge)
- Subaru King of the Mountains: Sergio Luis Henao (Team SKY)
- Europcar Young Rider Award: Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff)
- Wilson Parking Teams Competition: Canondale Pro Cycling
Final Standings (Top 10):