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20th Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 3
By Mark Sharon
Date: 1/18/2018
20th Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 3
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January 19, 2018

20th Tour Down Under - Elia Viviani keeps his cool to take Big Screen Stage 3

Stage 3 : Glenelg to Victor Harbor 1465km

Elia Viviani took Caleb Ewan (Micletpon-Scott) by surprise after the Aussie looked like he had bagged up in the sprint. Phil Bauhaus also came by to take second.

Viviani, who moved from Sky to Quick-Step Floors for the 2018 season delivered his first win of the year after a frusttration in the first two stages of the TDU. After chasing down lead pair Ewan and Alex Edmonson in the closong kilometre the Italian powered by just as the commnetators were calling Ewan for his certain win. The entuhsiasm was short lived as the race leader was out-muscled. Viviani can now put two fourth places out of his mind.

“It was an effort!” Viviani said after the stage.

“You need to conserve energy and refresh yourself until, for me, 200m to go and then try to be in a good position.

“The guys did a perfect job… the feeling was good with the team, and I have an amazing team.

“So thanks to all of my teammates!”

Having practised on the track to charge his legs for the sprint finishes in Adelaide and pushing himself through a strong winter training period, Viviani has claimed the final sprint finish for the event until the Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6 in Adelaide on Sunday.

“It’s the fourth sprint we’ve done, and it’s not easy to come in January and be in good condition,” Viviani said.

“I never win like here in the [early] season like that.

“I did a good winter, the feeling with the team is good, and I’m really, really lucky to be here and to take this win.”

With the peloton again managing their pace owing to the extreme heat, the shortened run in Victor Harbor (reduced by approximately 26km – or two circuits of the event) gave the peloton a quicker blast south of Adelaide.

The intermediate sprints went the way of Dlamini (at Myponga) before Bowden took honours at Inman Valley – well ahead of the pelton and placegetters Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin) and Jay McCarthy (BORA-hansgrohe).

Friday’s Bupa Stage 4 will run full-length, but race organisers confirmed an earlier start to the stage.

Video Highlights (courtesy Santos Tour Down Under)

Stage 3 Results

2018 Santos Tour Down Under Route Map

2018 Santos Tour Down Under Route Map


World Tour Teams

AG2R La Mondiale
Ben Gastauer, Mickaël Chérel, Matteo Montaguti, Pierre Latour, Nans Peters, Stijn Vandenbergh, Axel Domont

Astana Pro Team
Luis León Sánchez, Laurens De Vreese, Oscar Gatto, Michael Valgren, Artyom Zakharov, Truls Korsaeth, Riccardo Minali

Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team
Domenico Pozzovivo, Ion Izagirre, Gorka Izagirre, Manuele Boaro, Ramunas Navardauskas, Yukiya Arashiro, Valerio Agnoli

BMC Racing Team
Richie Porte, Tom Bohli, Simon Gerrans, Danilo Wyss, Miles Scotson, Patrick Bevin, Rohan Dennis

BORA – hansgrohe
Peter Sagan, Daniel Oss, Sam Bennett, Maciej Bodnar, Peter Kennaugh, Rüdiger Selig, Jay McCarthy

Dimension Data
Tom-Jelte Slagter, Mark Renshaw, Nickolas Dlamini, Lachlan Morton, Jaco Venter, Ben O’Connor, Scott Davies

Steve Morabito, Antoine Duchesne, Daniel Hoelgaard, Anthony Roux, Georg Preidler, Davide Cimolai, Matthieu Ladagnous

Lotto Soudal
André Greipel, Adam Hansen, Thomas De Gendt, Lars Bak, Marcel Sieberg, Bjorg Lambrecht, Jens Debusschere

Maarten Wynants, Robert Wagner, Enrico Battaglin, Daan Olivier, George Bennett, Tom Leezer, Robert Gesink

Caleb Ewan, Daryl Impey, Alexander Edmondson, Mathew Hayman, Jack Bauer, Damien Howson, Cameron Meyer

Movistar Team
Carlos Barbero, Nuno Bico, Marc Soler, Rubén Fernández, Jaime Castrillo, Nelson Oliveira, Jasha Sütterlin

Quick-Step Floors
Elia Viviani, Eros Capecchi, Dries Devenyns, Fabio Sabatini, Michael Mřrkřv, Florian Sénéchal, Enric Mas

Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
Simon Clarke, Brendan Canty, Thomas Scully, Daniel Moreno, Logan Owen, William Clarke, Mitchell Docker

Team Katusha – Alpecin
Nathan Haas, José Gonçalves, Pavel Kochetkov, Jhonatan Restrepo, Maurits Lammertink, Tiago Machado, Mads Würtz Schmidt

Team Sky
Salvatore Puccio, Łukasz Wiśniowski, Arley Egan Bernal, Jonathan Dibben, Owain Doull, Kristoffer Halvorsen, Christopher Lawless

Team Sunweb
Nikias Arndt, Chad Haga, Phil Bauhaus, Mike Teunissen, Chris Hamilton, Michael Storer, Sam Oomen

Trek – Segafredo
Laurent Didier, Fumiyuki Beppu, Koen de Kort, Niklas Eg, Alex Frame, Ruben Guerreiro, Mads Pedersen

UAE-Team Emirates
Rui Costa, Diego Ulissi, Simone Consonni, Manuele Mori, Matteo Bono, Marco Marcato, Roberto Ferrari

ProContinental Teams

Scott Bowden, Zakkari Dempster, Nathan Earle, Alexander Porter, Timothy Roe, Steele Von Hoff, Sam Welsford



Stage 1 - Port Adelaide › Lyndoch

145 km


Stage 2 - Unley › Stirling

149.6 km


Stage 3 - Glenelg › Victor Harbor

146.5 km


Stage 4 - Norwood › Uraidla

128.2 km


Stage 5 - McLaren Vale › Willunga Hill

151.5 km


Stage 6 - Adelaide › Adelaide

90 km

Offical Race Website

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