Tour down under photo

A decisive early break and a powerful sprint by young Australian Karl Menzies (UniSA) left the favourites out of the reckoning in the Tour Down Under.

Menzies was part of the 18-rider break that formed after just 16km of the first stage through the Barossa Valley vineyards and he survived all the attacks and then out sprinted Switzerland?s Martin Elminger (Ag2r) to win the stage and pull on the orange leader?s jersey.

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