Final KM: Santos Tour Down Under Stage 6

First WorldTour race of the year winds up with the Adelaide circuit sprint. It was hectic, it was fast, there were some cheeky chances taken and I don’t think anyone predicted the final GC podium.

Stage 6: Adelaide to Adelaide, 90km

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) claimed victory by a bike throw after he hunted down Mitchelton-SCOTT’s Caleb Ewan in the final metres. Points jersey winner Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) rounded out the podium. Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-SCOTT)  finished safely to claim the overall on countback from BMC’s Richie Porte  with Tom-Jelte Slagter (Dimension Data) in 3rd at +16secs. Two neopros go home with jerseys: Egan Bernal (Sky) as best young rider and Dimension Datas’s Nickolas Dlamini the polkadots. Best team overall was Bahrain-Merida.

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Victorious

A tightly packed top 20 on GC and bonus seconds available on the sprints meant top 10 positions to play for. Trek-Segafredo’s Ruben Guerreiro and Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) both took their chances and moved up to  9th and 8th respectively. Well played!

That’s a wrap from the first FINAL KM of 2018, look out for our Race Report later…

Full report at Cycling News

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Header image: Andre Greipel on a bike throw © BRENTON EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images

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  1. Pingback: Santos Tour Down Under 2018: Impey counts back to victory | VeloVoices

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