Santos Tour Down Under
Stage 3: Unley - Stirling - Stage Details

Having switched focus from overall ambitions to stage wins ahead of the third stage of Tour Down Under, ORICA-GreenEDGE fired constant attacks between Unley and Stirling. Their efforts earned Simon Clarke the Europcar Most Aggressive rider jersey and catapulted Matt Goss into second place in the uphill sprint.

“We didn’t plan who would go or when – that happens organically. Everyone needs to be up near the front and moving around to make the right move. They were up there, and they each gave themselves a shot. There aren’t a lot of races where we can give so many riders a chance for themselves. It’s great to see them go for it when they get it.” - Sport Director Matt Wilson 

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) - Blanco 3:36:46
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) - BMC ST
4 Geraint Thomas (GBr) - Sky Procycling ST
5 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) - Movistar ST
6 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) - Movistar ST
7 Simone Ponzi (Ita) - Astana ST
8 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) - Lampre-Merida ST
9 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) - BMC ST
10 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) - Euskaltel Euskadi ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
40 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:42
49 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:25
59 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:43
83 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:55
90 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:36
91 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST