Tour Down Under 2019 – stage one results and standings as Elia Viviani gets WorldTour season off to winning start for Deceuninck-Quick Step

Tour Down Under 2019 – stage one results and standings as Elia Viviani gets WorldTour season off to winning start for Deceuninck-Quick Step

Elia Viviani got his WorldTour season off to a promising start on Tuesday after the Italian national champion won the opening stage at the Tour Down Under, finishing ahead of  Max Walscheid (Sunweb) and Jakub Mareczko (CCC) at the end of the 129km opening stage from North Adelaide to Port Adelaide.

“First win of the year for the team, first win for me, it’s a really great day for us,” Viviani said in a statement from his Deceuninck-Quick Step team. “I felt a bit of pressure after the amazing season I had last year, but now I am more relaxed and already looking forward to the next opportunities I’ll get this week here in Australia”.

The Tour Down Under continues on Wednesday with the 149km second stage from Norwood to Angaston and concludes on Sunday with the 152km sixth stage from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill.

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