Santos Tour Down Under
Stage 2: Prospect - Stirling - Stage Details

Simon Gerrans held onto the overall race lead on stage two of the Santos Tour Down Under, and took a six second time bonus for his second place stage finish behind Italian Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida). Cadel Evans (BMC) finished third, and moves up to fourth overall after taking a four second time bonus.

Gerrans narrowly missed out on his second sprint victory of the race, after Ulissi gained a small gap on the bunch in the final hundred metres and held on to take the win. Gerrans had to be content with gaining a valuable six second time bonus over his general classification rivals.

“It was great to grab a few more seconds there, finishing second. But hats off to Ulissi, he timed that perfectly. He got the jump on us with a bit over 100 metres to go, and we couldn’t quite catch him again. I’m definitely satisfied with getting time bonuses. It would have been nice to get another stage win today, but you can’t win them all.” - Simon Gerrans

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Diego Ulissi (Ita) - Lampre-Merida 3:02:14
2 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) - BMC ST
4 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) - Astana ST
5 Robert Gesink (Ned) - Belkin ST
6 Richie Porte (Aus) - Team Sky ST
7 Ben Hermans (Bel) - BMC ST
8 Fabio Felline (Ita) - Trek Factory Racing ST
9 Javier Moreno (Esp) - Movistar ST
10 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
10 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
42 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
63 Mathew Hayman (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
104 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
126 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:48
127 Matt Goss (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST