Santos Tour Down Under
Stage 2: Mt Barker - Rostrevor - Stage Details

ORICA-GreenEDGE had high hopes for the second stage of the Santos Tour Down Under. With Wednesday widely billed as a decisive day for those with overall ambitions, largely in part due to a daring descent into the Gorge followed by the Corkscrew climb just ahead of the finish, the team planned to put Simon Gerrans up for the stage win and a chance to show his strength in the general classification battle. Unfortunately, Gerrans suffered up the climb and now remains out of contention for a repeat overall title.


“It’s disappointing, but that’s cycling. It’s just a part of the sport. There’s no point in crying over split milk. We’ll pick ourselves up and move on. We still see several good opportunities for stages win, so we’ll be chasing stages here on in. That’s our new objective.” - Sport Director Matt Wilson

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Geraint THOMAS (GBR) - Sky Procycling 2:44:18
2 Javier MORENO BAZAN (ESP) - Movistar 0:00:01
3 Ben HERMANS (BEL) - RadioShack Leopard ST
4 Tom Jelte SLAGTER (NED) - Blanco 0:00:04
5 Tim WELLENS (BEL) - Lotto Belisol ST
6 Daniele PIETROPOLLI (ITA) - Lampre-Merida ST
7 Jack BAUER (NZL) - Garmin Sharp ST
8 Wilco KELDERMAN (NED) - Blanco ST
9 Jon IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI (ESP) - Euskaltel Euskadi ST
10 George BENNETT (NZL) - RadioShack Leopard ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
39 Simon CLARKE (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:18
61 Simon GERRANS (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:36
89 Daryl IMPEY (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:59
107 Stuart O'GRADY (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:19
115 Jens MOURIS (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
117 Matthew Harley GOSS (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
118 Luke DURBRIDGE (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST