GreenEDGE completed a perfect debut, as the latest addition to the UCI ProTeam family claimed overall victory at their ‘home’ race of the Tour Down Under. Simon Gerrans won the event for the second time, having previously won it with AG2R in 2006, while Andre Greipel stormed to his third stage victory to underline his position as arguably the greatest threat to the pre-eminence of Mark Cavendish in the sprints.
You could be forgiven for thinking the race leader’s ochre jersey is something of a hot potato. Having passed from Andre Greipel to BMC’s Martin Kohler on stage two, the powerful German sprinter reclaimed it with victory in stage three, only to hand it back to the Swiss rider the following day, who then relinquished it in turn to GreenEDGE’s Simon Gerrans. The Aussie will now defend the jersey in tomorrow’s final stage in the heart of Adelaide.