Day two and it’s that classic finish on the gruelling Stirling circuit. Who’s got the legs to tackle the uphill sprint to the line?
Stage 2: Unley to Stirling, 148.6km
Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) is back to winning ways! The pocket-rocket eased over the climbs with enough zip in his legs to overhaul BORA hansgrohe’s Peter Sagan on the run to the line. Daryl Impey got up for second to make it a one-two for the Aussie outfit with Sagan’s teammate Jay McCarthy rounding out the podium. They’ll both relish the bonus seconds for the GC battle. His seventh TDU stage win gives Ewan the ochre jersey by 10secs from Impey with the BORA duo on +12secs.
Oh my goodness FDJ…
Yesterday their sprinter Daniel Hoelgaard was involved in a crash and is now out of the race. Today FDJ had Steve Morabito on the tarmac. How much courage does it take to manipulate your own dislocated shoulder back into place.
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For the second day in a row Nickolas Dlamini (Dimension Data) made the break and took maximum points on the KOM climb.
Nickolas was joined once more by Will Clark (EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) who is sweeping up sprint points with gusto. Let’s hope they find more topics of conversation if they both keep this up over the coming days.
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Full report at Cycling News.
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