Final KM: Santos Tour Down Under Stage 3

It was fast, it was messy, it was frantic and it all ended in another sprint stage and win number two for Caleb Ewan. He had to work hard for it though!

Stage 3: Glenelg to Victor Harbor, 144km

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) went into the crucial last right-hand bend minus his lead out man and back in 8th position. It didn’t matter one jot. Patience, positioning  and blistering top end speed paid dividends as the pocket rocket popped up to pip Bora-Hansgrohe’s Peter Sagan on the line.  New team for 2017, Bahrain-Merida, scored their first ever podium with fast finishing Niccolo Bonifazio in third. Richie Porte (BMC) finished safely in the first group to retain the ochre leader’s jersey.

Highlights…

Vegard Stake Laengen (UAE Abu Dhabi) received the prize for most combative rider on today’s stage. This photo just makes me smile…

Embed from Getty Images

Koala Care…

How did out #youngdudes fare? Sheree has the answers here 

Full report at Cycling News.

Race Website  Race Twitter  and also here for Live Updates #TDU

Header image: Down low and racing for the line  ©Tim De WaeleKT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

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