The 2016 Tour Down Under continued on Wednesday on stage two with another hot day, and a change in the overall race lead.
Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff) took the stage victory and with it the top position in the general classification. A late crash had held up several of the main contenders, including Geraint Thomas (Sky) and Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge).
Sprinter Ben Swift gets in a quick Kangaroo cuddle before the stage kicked off.
Former world champ Paolo Bettini is still as popular as ever with fans.
Riders from Team Sky moved into action during the closing stages of stage two, although Geraint Thomas would get held up by a crash.
British contender Geraint Thomas in action.
Having been held up by a late crash, Geraint Thomas cools off after the finish.
Sky's Salvatore Puccio signed onto the stage, but was later forced to withdraw due to illness.
Stage two winner Jay McCarthy receives the ochre jersey of overall race leader.
The Trek-Segafredo took control of the peloton for a stretch during the stage.
Ian Stannard and his Sky team-mates were conce again largely content to let the Orica-GreenEdge and BMC teams do the chasing.
Jay McCarthy and Diego Ulissi dual is out for the stage honours, with McCarthy taking his first win as a professional.
Caleb Ewan may have lost the race lead, but he retains the sprint classification lead after his stage one victory.
American sprinter Tyler Farrar finds some shade.
Australian team Orica-GreenEdge control the racing for GC contender Simon Gerrans.
Alessandro De Marchi signs on at the start start.
Rider interviews are conducted under the shade of an umbrella as temperatures tip 40°C.
Typical Australian scenery provides the backdrop to Pim Ligthart.
The peloton is strung out during stage two from Unley to Stirling.
Stage one winner Caleb Ewan spent the day in the race leader's jersey, but would hand it to Jay McCarthy by the end of the day.
A long solo escape by Adam Hansen dictated the action in the latter stages of the day.
Beware of stray koalas.
Arms outstretched, Jay McCarthy celebrates winning stage two and taking the overall lead.