Victorious Viviani In Victor Harbor!
PeloPic: Another sprint and another winner in the Santos Tour Down Under. New signing for the Quick-Step Floors team, Elia Viviani, was pulled by his team to the front of the sprinting peloton to unleash his final jump at 200 meters out for his first win in blue. Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) took third place and held the overall lead.
It was a hot stage 3 to Victor Harbor, but Viviani made the win look easy. Stage winner Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors): “The first win of the year is always the hardest one to get. I was determined to start the season on the right foot and this success gives me great joy. I had good legs this week, you could see I was always there in the other stages, but needed just a few days to get that race feeling with my teammates and put things into place. I’m very happy everything went perfect today and I netted a victory so early in the season.”
Race report in EUROTRASH Thursday.
The fans were out in the South Australian sun
Quick-Step’s Elia Viviani hit the front at just the right time
A happy first win in a new jersey
Stage win and now 2nd overall
Was that easy?
Congratulations from Eros Capecchi
Water for overall leader Caleb Ewan
It was a hot day for Robert Wagner
More of Koen de Kort’s tattoo
TDU stage 3:
Santos Tour Down Under Stage 3 Result:
1. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors in 3:04:40
2. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Sunweb
3. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
4. Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
5. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
6. Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
7. Alex Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
8. Zakkari Dempster (Aus) UniSA-Australia
9. Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
10. Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe.
Santos Tour Down Overall After Under Stage 3:
1. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott in 10:58:36
2. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors at 0:10
3. Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott at 0:14
4. Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe at 0:15
5. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe at 0:16
6. Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin at 0:17
7. Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin at 0:19
8. Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 0:20
9. Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
10. Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ.