Andre Greipel set the record for the most stage wins at the Tour Down Under as he triumphed in Tanunda.
Andre Greipel flexed his muscles in familiar fashion to claim the first stage of the UCI World Tour season opening Tour Down Under.
The 2013 UCI WorldTour begins in Australia on Tuesday with the sport firmly under a cloud.
Jürgen Roelandts won the opening stage of the Circuit Franco-Belge.
The Tour of California, the most prestigious annual cycling race in the United States, gets underway on Sunday.
Robbie McEwen has confirmed he will bring down the curtain on his professional cycling career at this season's Tour of California.
Arnaud Demare won the GP Le Samyn, a one-day race in the Walloon region of Belgium.
Mark Cavendish has been cleared to make his debut for Team Sky on the opening stage of the Tour of Qatar.
Australian rider Simon Gerrans pipped Spaniard Alejandro Valverde on a countback to win his second Tour Down Under title.
German sprint star Andre Greipel won the opening stage of the Tour Down Under in a sprint finish in Clare, South Australia.
Veteran cyclist Robbie McEwen has written off the Schleck brothers' chances of winning next year's Tour de France.
Australian outfit GreenEdge have named a strong line-up for the WorldTour season opening Tour Down Under.
GreenEDGE have completed their roster for the 2012 cycling season with the signings of Australian duo Luke Durbridge and Michael Hepburn.
Aspiring cycling outfit GreenEDGE has been named in the top 15 teams ahead of the 2012 UCI World Tour.
GreenEDGE Cycling's strong recruiting has taken it another big step towards becoming the first Australian pro cycling team on the World Tour
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