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The first stage of the Santos Tour Down Under has gone without a hitch for Team Jumbo-Visma. The final was a bit hectic, but all riders of the yellow-black brigade completed the stage safe and sound.
Not too much happened in the one hundred and fifty kilometres long stage through the Barossa valley. The stage was dominated by four breakaway riders. The last rider was caught about 35 kilometres from the finish. At that moment, the sprinter teams took control. Team Jumbo-Visma showed itself in front of the peloton. Irishman Sam Bennett took the win in the streets of Tanunda.
Sports director Addy Engels after the overture: “Timo Roosen almost crashed and went out of position to sprint. Fortunately, our classification riders George Bennett and Chris Harper were well placed. That is the most important thing.”