With the Tour Down Under just a couple of days away, Australian sprinting sensation Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) looked in scintillating form as he took his second successive victory in the People’s Choice Classic.

The Australian criterium champion was in his element in the 50.6km race around the streets of Adelaide, out-sprinting the Bora-Hangrohe duo of Sam Bennett and Peter Sagan.

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Much of the race had been dominated by a breakaway from Dimension Data‘s Australian neo-pro Ben O’Connor and fellow countryman Will Clarke (Cannondale-Drapac).

However although O’Connor at one point had an advantage of almost 40 seconds, the move never looked likely to succeed, with Team Sky, Trek-Segafredo, Bora-Hansgrohe, and Orica-Scott all working hard to set up a sprint finish.

The riders will take a day off tomorrow, before the Tour Down Under starts on Tuesday with a 145km stage from Unley to Lyndoch which comes with a flat finish that could well suit Ewan.