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5th Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under - 2.3

Australia, January 21-26, 2003

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Photos from various stages

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Stage 6: Sunday Jan 26, Adelaide City Council circuit, 90km

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Stage 5: Saturday Jan 25, Willunga - Willunga , 147 km

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Stage 4: Friday Jan 24, Unley - Goolwa, 144km

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Stage 3: Thursday Jan 23, Glenelg - Hahndorf , 164km

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Images by Graham Fowler

  • The main field climbs to the top of Mt Gawler at Humbug Scrub in the Kersbrook State Forest

Stage 2: Wednesday Jan 22, Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre - Kapunda, 140km

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Stage 1: Tuesday Jan 21, Adelaide street race, 50km

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Images by Gerard Knapp

  • Saeco-Longoni Sport's Fabio Sacchi (left) looking cool on the start line of stage 1 of the 2003 Jacob's Creek Tour Down under, his first race of the season.
  • Another season begins. They're off in stage 1 of the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under, the first major race of the season for most of the field.
  • FDjeux.com's Matt Wilson throws his bike across the line in front of CSC's Andrea Tafi to take out the first intermediate sprint in stage 1 of the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under - the first of more to come for the Australian contingent on this French team?
  • Saeco - Longoni Sport's Fabio Sacchi in front of Irish rider Mark Scanlon, in his first outing for AG2R Prevoyance. both riders were major drivers in the break of seven which threatened to take out the stage, but was eventually overhauled by the peloton in the final lap
  • Graeme Brown tells the assembled media how he won the stage.
  • Then the media learn he has been relegated and a scrum forms to get his comments.
  • FDjeux.com's Baden Cooke prepares to walk on stage as the winner of the first stage of the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under.
  • FDjeux's Baden Cooke prepares to throw the flowers into the crowd - the young Australian was surprised yet delighted to take the stage and leader's jersey.
  • CSC's Andrea Tafi's efforts driving the break were rewarded with the jersey for Most Aggressive Rider after stage 1.
  • FDjeux.com's Matt Wilson won the sprinter's jersey after his efforts in the break in stage 1 of the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under. It is the second jersey to be worn by the French team.
  • Telekom's Dirk Reichl has the jersey for best young rider after stage 1.
  • Cadel Evans gets on stage in his first outing in Telekom colours. Although there were no mountain points in the opening stage, he is given the King of the Mountains jersey as he won the mountains classification in last year's JCTDU.

Team presentation, January 20

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  • Quick Step-Davitamon with Michael Rogers (top left), and Tom Boonen (bottom left)
  • Credit Agricole with newly crowned Australian champion Stuart O'Grady (top left), next to Germany's Jens Voigt. Christophe Moreau is on the bottom left.
  • Saeco-Longoni Sport is bringing Fabio Sacchi (top left) to Australia again
  • Lotto-Domo will be led by Robbie McEwen (top left), who hopes to win at least one stage this year
  • Team Telekom has a strong lineup, with Cadel Evans (top left) and Steffen Wesemann (2nd top left)
  • Ag2r-Prevoyance boasts two national champions: Jaan Kirsipuu and Mark Scanlon
  • FDJeux.com has a strong Aussie flavour, with Brad McGee, Baden Cooke and Matt Wilson
  • CSC contains Jakob Piil (top left) and Andrea Tafi (2nd left) among other strong riders
  • ONCE-Eroski with TdF yellow jersey wearer Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano is looking like it will put in a strong performance
  • Panaria-Fiordo hopes to win a stage or two with Graeme Brown (top left)
  • United Water is the young Australian team of the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under
  • UniSA could see a good race from the experienced Pat Jonker (top left), who is in form at the moment
  • Stuart O'Grady (Credit Agricole) watching the proceedings at the team presentation with interest
  • Bradley McGee (FDJeux.com) is one of the many favourites for this race

Pre-race press conference, January 20

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