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TDU: Gerrans Gets Glory, Ewan Sprints for Show

Simon Gerrans is the winner of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under
Gerrans celebrates his 2016 Tour Down Under win.

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.

Young Caleb Ewan brings home the final stage win.
Young Caleb Ewan brings home the final stage win.

"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.

Classification Winners:

  • General Classification Ochre Jersey General Classification: Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge)
  • iiNet Sprinter's Jersey iiNet Sprinter's Jersey: Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge)
  • Subaru King of the Mountains Jersey Subaru King of the Mountains: Sergio Luis Henao (Team SKY)
  • Europcar Young Rider Award Jersey Europcar Young Rider Award: Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff)
  • Wilson Parking Teams Competition: Canondale Pro Cycling

Final Standings (Top 10):

Final GC standings of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under
Final GC standings of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under


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