Sam, but different: Bora-Hansgrohe get 2024 off to a flier at Tour Down Under

Sam Welsford powered to victory on stage one in Tanunda to give his team the perfect start

Sam Welsford wins stage one of the Tour Down Under
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Bora-Hansgrohe have not had a quiet off-season, by any metric. The German team signed Primož Roglič, played their part in the Cian Uijterbroeks situation, and are in the midst of an attempted buy out by Red Bull.

That was just the apéritif. Bora's true tests are set to come on the road, not off it, with all eyes on Roglič especially, for the Tour de France. However, it is not all about the Slovenian, as the squad proved on day one of the Tour Down Under on Tuesday.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.