Santos Tour Down Under
Stage 2: Unley to Stirling - Stage Details

Three-time winner and 2016 general classification aspirant Simon Gerrans has been taken down by a crash in the final kilometre of stage two at the Santos Tour Down Under.

Gerrans was perfectly positioned behind teammate Daryl Impey coming into the final only to have a touch of wheels and crash occur immediately ahead, taking the pair out.

Softening the blow, the 35-year-old picked up five bonus seconds at intermediate sprints to keep him in contention for the overall title.

“The guys rode the perfect race for us,” Gerrans, who like teammate Impey only suffer minor abrasions, said. “They dragged that first break back so we could pick up the first intermediate sprint seconds and then Adam slipped away but we were able to pick up some more seconds in the next sprint.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Jay McCarthy (AUS) - Tinkoff 3:26:40
2 Diego Ulissi (ITA) - Lampre–Merida ST
3 Rohan Dennis (AUS) - BMC Racing Team ST
4 Danilo Wyss (SUI) - BMC Racing Team ST
5 Petr Vakoc (CZE) - Etixx–Quick-Step ST
6 Patrick Bevin (NZL) - Cannondale ST
7 Juan José Lobato Del Valle (ESP) - Team Movistar ST
8 Sergio Henao (COL) - Team Sky ST
9 Anthony Roux (FRA) - FDJ ST
10 Enrico Battaglin (ITA) - LottoNL–Jumbo ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
77 Michael Albasini (SUI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
91 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:51
92 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:51
93 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:51
116 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:21
122 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:59
124 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:59