Quotes from Danny Summerhill:
“Today was awesome. This is my first time in Japan and it’s been a wonderful experience so far. I’ve had my eye on this prologue for a while because the technical corners suit me. I spent nearly an hour riding laps to memorize every dip and pothole, which in the end paid off. I’m super thankful and honored to start tomorrow in the leader jersey.”
Quote from Director Hendrik Redant:
“We’re pleased to start the Tour of Japan off in the leader jersey. Danny worked very hard to prepare for this short, but highly technical 2.65 kilometer time trial and it showed. Our team is ready to defend the lead over the next week of racing.”
The best placed Australian rider was Anthony Giacoppo from the IsoWhey Sport SwissWellness team.