Season-opener finishes with circuit race ion streets of Adelaide

Mitchelton-Scott rider Daryl Impey has won the Tour Down Under to take the biggest victory of his career. The final stage, a 90 kilometre circuit race in Adelaide, was won by Lottoi-Soudal's Andre é Greipel.

Impey finished the race on the same time as defending champion Richie Porte of BMC Racing, winner of Saturday's queen stage to Willunga Hill.

Impey, aged 33, was in the leaser's ochre jersey overnight due to having lower aggregate stage placings during the race, and the nature of today['s stage meant that his victory was more or less assured barring a crash or illness.

His team missed out on a double celebration, however, as Greipel beat Mitchelton-Scott's Caleb Ewan to the line.


Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.