2012 Tour Down Under

Cyclists from around the world compete in Australia's Tour Down Under, which is held over six stages from Jan. 15-22.

2012 Tour Down Under: Stage 1

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17: (EDITORS NOTE: A polarizing filter was used for this image.) Riders compete on the road between Templers and Freeling in South Australia during stage one of the 2012 Tour Down Under on January 17, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Luca Paolini from Italy rides with an ice pack on his neck during stage 1 of the 2012 Tour Down Under in Prospect on January 17, 2012. The cycling's World Tour is held over six stages from January 15 to 22. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE-STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Mark Gunter (Photo credit should read Mark Gunter/AFP/Getty Images)

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Adam Hansen of Australia and Team Lotto - Belisol leads the peleton with one lap to go during the 2012 Tour Down Under Classic on January 15, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

William Clarke from Australia rides on his way to win the second stage of the 2012 Tour Down Under in Stirling on January 18, 2012. The cycling's World Tour is held over six stages from January 15 to 22. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE-STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Mark Gunter (Photo credit should read Mark Gunter/AFP/Getty Images)

2012 Tour Down Under: Stage 1

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17: Andre Greipel (front left) of Germany and team Lotto-Belisol finishes the race first in a photo finish with Alessandro Petacchi (far right) of Italy and team Lampre-ISD during stage one of the 2012 Tour Down Under on January 17, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

The peleton rides past spectators in bathtubs during stage 1 of the 2012 Tour Down Under in Clare on January 17, 2012. The cycling's World Tour is held over six stages from January 15 to 22. TOPSHOTS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE-STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Mark Gunter (Photo credit should read Mark Gunter/AFP/Getty Images)

2012 Tour Down Under: Stage 1

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17: (EDITORS NOTE: A polarizng filter was used for this image.) A breakaway group of 4 riders includes Rohan Dennis (L) of Australia and the Uni SA-Australia team and Marcello Pavarin (R) of Italy and the Vacansoleil-DMC team during stage one of the 2012 Tour Down Under on January 17, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Former two-time Tour Down Under champion Andre Greipel of Germany wins the Down Under Classic criterium in Adelaide on January 15, 2012. Held over 30 laps of an inner city circuit, the criterium does not count towards the standings of the Tour Down Under -- the first event of cycling's World Tour which is held over six stages from January 15 to 22. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE-STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Mark Gunter (Photo credit should read Mark Gunter/AFP/Getty Images)