Flying Finn stars in brutal Melbourne heat

Temperatures soared during the race.

On the podium at Race Melbourne, Lotta Lepisto's cheeks were bright red after the flying Finn and the rest of the women's field had dealt with Thursday's blast-furnace conditions.

Viviani wins Tour Down Under first stage

Stage one success: Elia Viviani.

Australian sprint ace Caleb Ewan and Italian cycling star Elia Viviani have had a dramatic reversal of fortunes in stage one of the Tour Down Under.