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‘A lot to play for’ as Ineos Grenadiers start Hayter’s Tour Down Under pursuit

'A lot to play for' as Ineos Grenadiers start Hayter's Tour Down Under pursuit


The opening prologue of the Santos Tour Down Under was far from a straightforward affair, with rain adding another layer of difficulty to the already technical 5.5km course, but Ineos Grenadiers emerged with a podium placing and two more riders within the top 25. Importantly, amongst them was the squad’s GC hope, Ethan Hayter.

The 24-year-old who won last year’s Tour de Pologne and the Tour de Romandie prologue in Lausanne was the last of the Ineos Grenadiers riders to set off. Conditions had become wet after the start, giving the ultimate winner Alberto Bettiol a considerable advantage over many of his rivals.

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