• Bernhard Eisel spent time patrolling the front of the peloton on day one
  • Andre Greipel began the day as strong favourite for the stage win
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen signs in ahead of the start
  • Eisel was looking relaxed in the start area
  • The stage took the riders 135 kilometres from Prospect to Lobethal
  • Australian youngster Jordan Kerby hit out in the break on his own
  • Chris Sutton drops back to stock up with bottles
  • Ian Stannard helped the team move to the front later in the stage
  • The sprinters' teams helped keep control of the pace-setting
  • Mathew Hayman swings by for a chat with Sports Director Kurt-Asle Arvesen
  • Philippe Gilbert was on the attack and took three bonus seconds during the day
  • Geraint Thomas made sure to stay towards the front to keep his GC hopes on course...
  • ...As was Norwegian champ Boasson Hagen
  • Jerome Pineau put in a late attack on the finishing circuit but could not hold off the bunch
  • Eisel and Luke Rowe helped push the pace on a hilly run to the finish
  • Sutton prepared himself for lead-out duties
  • Boasson Hagen was the top Team Sky finisher in eighth
  • At the finish Greipel had time to look behind him...
  • ...Taking his 12th career stage victory in the race
  • The end result was a four-second overall lead for the German

Tour Down Under stage one gallery

Bernhard Eisel spent time patrolling the front of the peloton on day one