German rider Andre Greipel, won the Tour Down Under 2012. In the opening race on Tuesday (1/17/2012), which stained the accident, he became the leading rider after rider finish the race with Alessandro Petacchi.
The official website Union Cycling International (UCI) said on Tuesday, is mentioned, bike races which started the race calendar 2012 UCI World Tour took place in Australia, 17 to 22 January 2012.
"I'm really lucky to win the stage today. Moreover, mass accident had occurred earlier in the 800 meters ahead of the finish, "said Greipel after the race.
In addition Greipel victory, Lotto team rider-Belisol, is the result of a decision after looking at photos komiser race finish. Greipel recorded run over the finish line in unison with Lampre-ISD riders, Petacchi.
However, overall in the general standings Greipel superior.
Etape first day route as far as 149 kilometers from Prospect toward Clare.
A total of 133 riders from 19 teams to race the pro tour in summer temperatures reaching 51 degrees celsius. The route so far Greipel completed within 4 hours 33 minutes and 40 seconds. While Petacchi was in second place, closed to within 04 seconds behind Greipel.