ADELAIDE, Australia (VN) – Sunday on King William Road, German juggernaut, André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol), grabbed his eleventh stage win at the Santos Tour Down Under.
“What can I say?” said Greipel, moments after finishing a good bike-length clear of Australian Mark Renshaw (Rabobank) and Italian sprint ace, Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD), to claim victory on the final 90-kilometer stage, held in Adelaide’s CBD.
However, in case anyone was wondering, he added: “It looks easy but it’s not.”
“I was nowhere in the front on GC this year but I’m happy with the sprint finishes. I always like to come to South Australia. It’s just nice to start the new season here, rather than train in Europe.”