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Jay Vine reboots from ‘stop-start’ season for Tour Down Under title defence

UNLEY AUSTRALIA JANUARY 22 Jay Vine of Australia and UAE Team Emirates Orange Leader Jersey prior to the 23rd Santos Tour Down Under 2023 Stage 5 a 1125km stage from Unley to Mount Lofty 727m TourDownUnder WorldTour on January 22 2023 in Unley Australia Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

It was a soaring start for Jay Vine‘s 2023 season as he powered to the green-and-gold stripes of the Australian national time trial champion’s jersey and backed it up with a maiden WorldTour stage race victory at the Santos Tour Down Under.

He was flying. Vine continued on the same fast-track trajectory that saw him jump from continental teams in Australia to the Zwift Academy title in 2020, and then to complete new heights in his second season at Alpecin-Fenix with a brace of Grand Tour victories at the 2022 Vuelta a Esapaña.

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