Top 10 for Steimle in Tour Down Under Opener

Top 10 for Steimle in Tour Down Under Opener

A 5.5km prologue held over a flat, power course in Adelaide and raced on normal bikes kicked off the Tour Down Under the first event of the World Tour, which returned after two years of absence. With it came also the rain, which poured down not long after the start, making the roads slippery and ruining many riders’ hopes.

Jannik Steimle was the last Soudal Quick-Step member to roll down the ramp, and the German ended up by finishing the day as the team’s best placed rider, thanks to a strong ride that confirmed his prowess against the clock. Runner-up at the German ITT Nationals last summer, the 26-year-old averaged an impressive 50.51km/h and stopped the clock in 6:32, enough for a top 10 finish and just three seconds off the podium.

The Tour Down Under continues Wednesday with a hilly stage around Tanunda. The main difficulty on the route will be Menglers Hill, which the peloton will tackle five times, the last ascent of this short but testing climb coming inside the last ten kilometers.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Alberto Bettiol
EF Education-EasyPost
6:19
2 Magnus Sheffield
INEOS Grenadiers
0:08
3 Julius Johansen
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
0:10
4 Kaden Groves
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:11
5 Samuel Gaze
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:11
6 Hugo Page
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
0:12
7 Marius Mayrhofer
Team DSM
0:13
8 Jannik Steimle
Soudal - Quick Step
0:13
9 Jay Vine
UAE Team Emirates
0:14
10 Michael Matthews
Team Jayco AlUla
0:14
28 Mauro Schmid
Soudal - Quick Step
0:22
35 Dries Devenyns
Soudal - Quick Step
0:25
49 Mattia Cattaneo
Soudal - Quick Step
0:29
57 Stan Van Tricht
Soudal - Quick Step
0:31
107 James Knox
Soudal - Quick Step
0:46
111 Martin Svrček
Soudal - Quick Step
0:49
1 Alberto Bettiol
EF Education-EasyPost
6:19
2 Magnus Sheffield
INEOS Grenadiers
0:08
3 Julius Johansen
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
0:10
4 Kaden Groves
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:11
5 Samuel Gaze
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:11
6 Hugo Page
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
0:12
7 Marius Mayrhofer
Team DSM
0:13
8 Jannik Steimle
Soudal - Quick Step
0:13
9 Jay Vine
UAE Team Emirates
0:14
10 Michael Matthews
Team Jayco AlUla
0:14
28 Mauro Schmid
Soudal - Quick Step
0:22
35 Dries Devenyns
Soudal - Quick Step
0:25
49 Mattia Cattaneo
Soudal - Quick Step
0:29
57 Stan Van Tricht
Soudal - Quick Step
0:31
107 James Knox
Soudal - Quick Step
0:46
111 Martin Svrček
Soudal - Quick Step
0:49
1 Magnus Sheffield
INEOS Grenadiers
6:27
2 Hugo Page
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
0:04
3 Lorenzo Germani
Groupama - FDJ
0:10
4 James Moriarty
UniSA-Australia
0:11
5 Leo Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:16
6 Antonio Tiberi
Trek - Segafredo
0:17
7 Laurence Pithie
Groupama - FDJ
0:21
8 Graeme Frislie
UniSA-Australia
0:21
9 Liam Walsh
UniSA-Australia
0:23
10 Ewen Costiou
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:27
17 Martin Svrček
Soudal - Quick Step
0:41
1 Alpecin-Deceuninck 19:40
2 Intermarché - Circus - Wanty 0:00
3 INEOS Grenadiers 0:04
4 Team DSM 0:10
5 UAE Team Emirates 0:16
6 Team Jayco AlUla 0:16
7 Soudal - Quick Step 0:17
8 Groupama - FDJ 0:20
9 Israel - Premier Tech 0:21
10 Bahrain - Victorious 0:23

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