Where: Adelaide, Australia
When: January 19-24 2016
Rank: UCI WorldTour

 

The 2016 Tour Down Under was dominated by Orica-GreenEdge, with the Australian team winning four of the six stages and claiming the overall title through Simon Gerrans.

It was Gerrans’s fourth career win in his home race, having also taken the title in 2006, 2012 and 2014, moving him two ahead of Stuart O’Grady in the record books.

Gerrans won two stages in the 2016 race, while his teammate Caleb Ewan also took a pair of stages, bookending the race with wins.

The international competitors didn’t get much of a look in on the other days either, with Tinkoff’s Australian Jay McCarthey winning stage two and briefly taking the ochre jersey and Richie Porte winning up Willunga Hill yet again on stage five.

Team Sky’s Sergio Henao broke up the Australian domination by taking the mountains classification, finishing 10 points ahead of Porte.

The race is preceded by the one-day People’s Choice Classic on Sunday January 17, which was won by Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge).

Historically, Lotto-Soudal sprinter Andre Greipel holds the record for the most stage wins, taking 16 victories between 2008 and 2014.

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22 January 2016
18th Tour Down Under
Stage 04 : Norwood - Victor Harbor
IMPEY Daryl (RSA) Orica - GreenEDGE
GERRANS Simon (AUS) Orica - GreenEDGE, Leader of the General Classification
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) heads into the Queen Stage of the 2016 Tour Down Under on Saturday with a 14 second buffer over second place Jay McCarthy of Tinkoff. The Australian…

21 January 2016
18th Tour Down Under
Stage 03 : Glenelg - Campbelltown
1st : GERRANS Simon (AUS) Orica - GreenEDGE
2nd : DENNIS Rohan (AUS) BMC
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

Photographers Graham Watson and Yuzuru Sunada were on hand to capture images from the third stage of the 2016 Tour Down Under as the GC contenders battled it out

Ben Swift before stage 2 of the 2016 Tour Down Under

The 2016 Tour Down Under continued on Wednesday on stage two with another hot day, and a change in the overall race lead. Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff) took the stage victory…