André Greipel beats Caleb Ewan to win opening stage of Tour Down Under

André Greipel used Caleb Ewan as his launchpad to win the opening stage of the 2018 Tour Down Under

André Greipel wins stage one of the 2018 Tour Down Under.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

André Greipel won stage one of the Tour Down Under, the first WorldTour race of the 2018 campaign.

The Lotto-Soudal sprinter edged out home favourite Caleb Ewan (Michelton-Scott) in Lyndoch, with Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) in third place.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.