17 January 2023

Tour Down Under, prologue : race recap

Kévin Ledanois took 12th place in the prologue of the Tour Down Under held in the streets of Adelaide.

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Kévin Ledanois

“The prologue went well for me. I started second in the dry, and then a lot of the competitors rode under the rain. This prologue was not as technical as one could have imagined. I would have preferred it to be more technical, which would have helped me. I had luck on my side, and in a way it rebalances the balance a bit after the difficult year I had in 2022. My feelings were correct for a restart race, and especially after so much time not making such an effort. 12th is a good result, and we can say that my 2023 season is well underway”.

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Yvon Caër, directeur sportif

“The weather played a major role in this prologue of the Tour Down Under. The first ten riders started in the dry, and when Elie started it was raining hard. He didn’t take any risks in the streets of Adelaide. We had estimated at this time the time he would concede on this prologue, he still has two hard stages to illustrate himself, and achieve a good overall classification. In any case, the cards have been reshuffled since the prologue, and the favorites will have to discover themselves. I would like to salute the good time of Ewen and Mathis, as well as that of Kévin Ledanois, 12th. It’s good for him after the 2022 season that he had, it will do him good in the morale. He is doing a good performance”.


Kévin Ledanois