Caleb Ewan sprints to win shortened Tour Down Under opening stage

Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan out-paces Sky's Danny van Poppel to take early race lead in Tour Down Under

Caleb Ewan wins stage one of the 2017 Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) won the opening stage of the 2017 Tour Down Under in Australia on Tuesday – the opening WorldTour race of the season.

The 22-year-old Australian sprinter came out on top in the bunch gallop into Lyndoch in similar circumstances that saw him claim the People's Choice Classic on Sunday.

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