2008 Tour Down Under

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2008 Tour Down Under
2008 UCI ProTour, race 1 of 15
Race details
Dates 22 –27 January
Stages 6
Distance 835 km (518.8 mi)
Winning time 18h 46' 18" (44.48 km/h or 27.64 mph)
Palmares
Winner  André Greipel (GER) (Team High Road)
Second  Allan Davis (AUS) (Team UniSA-Australia)
Third  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) (Caisse d'Epargne)

Points  André Greipel (GER) (Team High Road)
Mountains  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (Française des Jeux)
Youth  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) (Caisse d'Epargne)
Team Française des Jeux
2007
2009

The 2008 Tour Down Under was the 10th edition of the Tour Down Under cycling stage race, taking place from 22 to 27 January around Adelaide, Australia. The Tour Down Under was the first race outside of Europe to be given ProTour status by the UCI.

The race was preceded by an opening race called Down Under Classic, not part of the UCI ProTour competition. It was won by German André Greipel of Team High Road.

Stage Results[edit]

Stage 1, 22 January, Mawson LakesAngaston, 129 km[edit]

Stage 1 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI ProTour
Points
1  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole 3h 13' 33" 3 pts
2  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t. 2 pts
3  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank s.t. 1 pts
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole 3h 13' 23"
2  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 4"
3  Mickaël Buffaz (FRA) Cofidis + 4"

Stage 2, 23 January, Stirling - Hahndorf, 148 km[edit]

Stage 2 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI ProTour
Points
1  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 3h 46' 55" 3 pts
2  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank s.t. 2 pts
3  Allan Davis (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia s.t. -
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank 7h 00' 18"
2  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole s.t.
3  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road s.t.

Stage 3, 24 January, UnleyVictor Harbor, 139 km[edit]

Stage 3 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI ProTour
Points
1  Allan Davis (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia 3h 13' 48" -
2  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole s.t. 2 pts
3  Mathew Hayman (AUS) Rabobank s.t. 1 pts
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole 10h 14' 00"
2  Allan Davis (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia + 2"
3  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road + 6"

Stage 4, 25 January, Mannum - Strathalbyn, 134 km[edit]

Stage 4 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI ProTour
Points
1  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 3h 14' 46" 3 pts
2  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole s.t. 2 pts
3  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t. 1 pts
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole 13h 28' 38"
2  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road + 4"
3  Allan Davis (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia + 7"

Stage 5, 26 January, Willunga - Willunga, 147 km[edit]

Stage 5 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI ProTour
Points
1  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 3h 26' 26" 3 pts
2  Allan Davis (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia s.t. -
3  José Alberto Benítez (ESP) Saunier Duval-Scott s.t. 1 pts
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 16h 55' 18"
2  Allan Davis (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia + 7"
3  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 20"

Stage 6, 27 January, Adelaide East End Circuit , 88 km[edit]

Stage 6 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI ProTour
Points
1  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 1h 51' 13" 3 pts
2  Robert Förster (GER) Gerolsteiner s.t. 2 pts
3  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank s.t. 1 pts
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 18h 46' 18"
2  Allan Davis (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia + 15"
3  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 33"

Final standing[edit]

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Time UCI ProTour
Points
1  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 18h 46' 18" 50
2  Allan Davis (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia + 15" -
3  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 33" 35
4  Mickael Delage (FRA) Française des Jeux + 37" 30
5  Mickael Buffaz (FRA) Cofidis + 37" 25
6  José Alberto Benítez (ESP) Saunier Duval-Scott + 39" 20
7  Kjell Carlstrom (FIN) Liquigas + 39" 15
8  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 41" 10
9  Richie Porte (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia + 41" -
10  Stuart O'Grady (AUS) Team CSC + 42" 2

Mountains classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Points
1  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux 38
2  David Moncoutié (FRA) Cofidis 22
3  Mathieu Perget (FRA) Caisse d'Epargne 18

Points classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Points
1  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 38
2  Allan Davis (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia 34
3  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole 24

Young classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Time
1  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 18h 46' 51"
2  Mickael Delage (FRA) Française des Jeux + 4"
3  Richie Porte (AUS) Team UniSA-Australia + 8"

Team classification[edit]

Team Country Time
1 Française des Jeux  France 56h 21' 03"
2 Saunier Duval-Scott  Spain s.t.
3 Caisse d'Epargne  Spain s.t.

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage
(Winner)
General Classification
Mountains Classification
Points Classification
Young rider classification
Team Classification
0Stage 1
(Mark Renshaw)
Mark Renshaw Philippe Gilbert Mickaël Buffaz José Joaquín Rojas Ag2r-La Mondiale
0Stage 2
(André Greipel)
Graeme Brown Astana
0Stage 3
(Allan Davis)
Mark Renshaw Mark Renshaw Team High Road
0Stage 4
(André Greipel)
Team CSC
0Stage 5
André Greipel
André Greipel André Greipel Française des Jeux
0Stage 6
(André Greipel)
0Final
André Greipel Philippe Gilbert André Greipel José Joaquín Rojas Française des Jeux

Individual 2008 UCI ProTour standings after race[edit]

As of 27 January 2008, after the Tour Down Under[1]

After winning 4 stages of Tour Down Under and the overall classification, German André Greipel is the first leader of 2008 UCI ProTour.

Rank Previous
Rank
Name Team Points
1 -  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 62
2 -  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 38
3 -  Mickael Delage (FRA) Française des Jeux 30
4 -  Mickaël Buffaz (FRA) Rabobank 25
5 -  José Alberto Benítez (ESP) Saunier Duval-Scott 21
6 -  Kjell Carlström (FIN) Liquigas 15
7 -  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 10
8 -  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole 7
9 -  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank 4
10 -  Stuart O'Grady (AUS) Team CSC 2
11 -  Robert Förster (GER) Gerolsteiner 2
12 -  Mathew Hayman (AUS) Rabobank 1

Teams[edit]

Nation UCI
Code
Team Name
France ALM Ag2r-La Mondiale
Luxembourg AST Astana
France BTL Bouygues Télécom
France COF Cofidis
France C.A Crédit Agricole
Denmark CSC Team CSC
Spain EUS Euskaltel-Euskadi
France FDJ Française des Jeux
Spain GCE Caisse d'Epargne
Germany GST Gerolsteiner
Italy LAM Lampre
Italy LIQ Liquigas
Germany MRM Team Milram
Belgium QST Quick Step
Netherlands RAB Rabobank
Spain SDV Saunier Duval-Scott
Belgium SIL Silence-Lotto
United States THR Team High Road

The Australian national team called Team UniSA-Australia was the only non-UCI ProTour team invited to the race.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Updated Rankings 27 January 2008; UCI; Accessed 2008-01-27