BMC Racing Team test the legs at the People’s Choice Classic17. January 2016, Adelaide (AUS) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team took to the streets of Adelaide’s East End tonight for the People’s Choice Classic criterium, won by Caleb Ewan (Orica GreenEDGE).
Santos Tour Down Under defending champion Rohan Dennis was the best placed of BMC Racing Team’s riders, finishing the 51 kilometre circuit in 37th place.
Dennis said tonight’s criterium was a good start to the week’s racing.
“The legs feel good. I started towards the back but over 10 or 15 laps I moved forward and used that as an effort. I’m just looking forward to the next week of racing.”
The criterium was the first race for Richie Porte alongside his BMC Racing Team teammates, following last week’s Australian Road National Championships.
“It was a hard and fast race but that’s what we expected. All of the guys got through unscathed so now the real race starts on Tuesday. Tonight’s race is a hard race for my style of rider so it’s nice to have it finished.”
The riders enjoy a rest day tomorrow before the Santos Tour Down Under officially kicks off on Tuesday with Hostworks Stage 1, a 130.8 kilometre stage from Prospect to Lyndoch.
People's Choice Classic
See photos from the race.