Santos Tour Down Under
Stage 4: Norwood to Victor Harbor - Stage Details

Two-time Australian champion Simon Gerrans has taken his second consecutive stage win at the Santos Tour Down Under to extend his overall lead heading into the queen stage tomorrow.

Gerrans, a three-time champion of the Australian WorldTour race, arrived at the finish in Victor Harbor with a reduced bunch of 60 riders after a climb with 20km remaining saw some of the field lose contact.

After the perfect lead out by South African teammate Daryl Impey, Gerrans outsprinted Ben Swift (Team Sky) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Sagefredo) for the stage victory.

“I’m absolutely thrilled with that,” Gerrans said at the finish. “I think I have caught a few people by surprise there, myself included.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:13:59
2 Ben Swift (GBR) - Team Sky ST
3 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - Trek–Segafredo ST
4 Jay McCarthy (AUS) - Tinkoff ST
5 Leigh Howard (AUS) - IAM Cycling ST
6 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) - Team Dimension Data ST
7 Sergey Lagutin (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
8 Alexey Tsatevitch (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
9 Nathan Haas (AUS) - Team Dimension Data ST
10 Enrico Battaglin (ITA) - LottoNL–Jumbo ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:13:59
13 Daryl Impey (Rsa) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
73 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:33
89 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:31
91 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:31
133 Michael Albasini (SUI) - Orica–GreenEdge 0:11:45
134 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - Orica–GreenEdge 0:11:45