Danny van Poppel takes Team Sky's first win of 2017 with Herald Sun Tour prologue victory

Dutchman Danny van Poppel claims time trial win in Australia as British squad JLT Condor places three riders in top 10

Danny van Poppel.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Danny van Poppel (Team Sky) won the Jayco Herald Sun Tour prologue time trial on Wednesday, with British team JLT Condor providing second and third placed riders.

The short 2.1-kilometre opening test against the clock in Melbourne suited Dutch sprinter van Poppel's turn of speed, and he came home with a time of two minutes 32.6 seconds to take the early overall race lead. It is both van Poppel's and Team Sky's first victory of the season.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.