The Cycling News Podcast

Tour Down Under: Sprints, crashes, and a looming GC battle

January 17, 2018

Hear from Porte, Greipel, Ewan, along with Morabito on how he defied the medics, in our latest from TDU

It's the end of stage 2 of the Tour Down Under and in the latest episode of the Cyclingnews Podcast – brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo and Pinarello – we hear from Andre Greipel, Caleb Ewan, Richie Porte, Adam Hansen and Steve Morabito.

For a quick recap: Greipel won stage 1 of the race and pulled on the first leader's jersey, but today, on the road to Stirling, Ewan surprised everyone and won the stage and took the overall lead in the process. After two days of racing, Ewan leads the race by 10 seconds, with a host of GC candidates hot on his heels.

We hear from Greipel about his win, and what was a difficult and emotional 2017, as well as from his long serving teammate, Adam Hansen, who has ridden with the German since 2007.

We also hear from Porte on the battle for the GC, and how his title defence could and should come down to Willunga Hill on stage 5. There’s Ewan on his first stage win of the race but the standout interview comes from Morabito, who calmly explains how he popped his shoulder in after dislocating it in a stage 2 crash.