Final KM: TDU stage 2; TDSL stage 2

Etixx-Quick Step rev the sprint into Merecdes, Tinkoff lay down a sterling performance in Stirling, and Adam Hansen does what only the Lotto-Soudal rider can do. Here’s your round up of the action from Australia and Argentina.

Stage 2, Santos Tour Down Under: 132km Unley to Stirling

Tinkoff’s Jay McCarthy has been frisky in the Aussie races recently and backed this promise up with a WorldTour win and a trip to the podium for the famous ochre jersey. He exploded out of the bunch and hung on by a whisker from Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) with BMC’s Rohan Dennis in third.

Solo 80km break anyone?  We love Adam Hansen #thatisall

Stage 2, Tour de San Luis: 181.9km San Luis to Villa Mercedes

One year ago Fernando Gaviria hit the headlines at TDSL by beating Mark Cavendish on this stage finish. This year, the Etixx-Quick Step neo pro showed a clean pair heels to Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Elia Viviani (Italy). He also collects the race leader’s jersey from team mate and wingman Ariel Richeze.

Links: Santos Tour Down Under Tour de San Luis  

Header: Fabulous winning line shot taken by the equally fabulous Julie Davies. Follow her on twitter @MelbourneJulie  for a fan’s eye view of TDU.

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