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2019 Santos Tour Down Under (World Tour), Australia

Stage 3 results:
January 17, Norwood - Angaston, 146.2 km

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Thursday, January 17: Stage 3, Lobethal - Uraidla, 146.2 km

Stage 3 map | Stage 3 photos

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan barely beats Luis Leon Sanchez to take stage three. Sirotti photo

The race: Stage winner Peter Sagan's Bora-hansgrohe team posted this report.

In a carbon copy of stage 4 of the 2018 race, the Slovak National Champion, Peter Sagan, used his local knowledge to take the win on a punishing stage from Lobethal to Uraidla. While the terrain was tough, Peter was kept in contention with a strong support effort from his BORA-hansgrohe teammates, with three of the team helping Peter stay in touch as the other all-rounders were dropped on the hard final climbs. While some late attacks threatened to snatch the top prize, Peter kept his head and pushed hard to take the victory. The win moves Peter into second in the GC and will wear the race’s blue points jersey tomorrow.

Two passes of an opening 17.1km circuit, followed by a ride to a 13.9km loop ridden seven times to end the day to make146.2km in total, today’s stage was much more undulating than the previous days’ racing, with more than 3,000m of climbing. In spite of the amount of climbing, if the stronger all-rounders could stay in contention, they would have a shot at the win. In the opening 10km, seven riders stepped up to make the day’s break, clearly not deterred by the amount of climbing ahead of them. With the weather a gentler 32°C, this allowed the break to build an advantage over the peloton, albeit never much more than three minutes over the course of the day.

As the day went on, it was clear the break wasn’t going to last, dropping riders from 50km out and finally being swept up at 13km to go. It was here the race exploded into action and the speeds ramped up as the severe pace saw the peloton become a select group as the riders fell off the back. As the final 2km came into view, the attacks started, with Jay McCarthy and the Austrian National Champion, Lukas Pöstlberger working hard to pull them back and the Slovak National Champion, Peter Sagan, riding hard and staying in contact. Once the finishing straight came into view, there was no doubt who would take the win – having taken the stage here last year, Peter’s intimate knowledge of the route put him in a perfect position, surging ahead and claiming his first victory of the Tour Down Under, and of the 2019 season.

From the Finish Line
"I am very happy to take this win. The guys from CCC controlled the pace and then BORA-hansgrohe worked hard to keep me on the front and take care of me, keeping me hydrated. In the end it was a great finish – when we passed the last climb I thought it was going to be like last year and in the end it just happened exactly the same. It was much better having some experience of a finale like this and I’m very happy we came to the finish with climbers because it made the sprint easier, but Sanchez was really close to taking the win." – Peter Sagan

"It was a hard stage but the entire team put on a strong effort and worked so well to get the win. When the peloton started to thin out and got down to a select group of 50, we had four guys in the front. They did an excellent job in the last kilometres, keeping things under control and neutralizing all attempts to attack. Then, Peter finished this effort with a perfect sprint and we're, obviously, very happy with this result. Tomorrow will be another hard stage with a tough climb before the finish, so we'll see how the race unfolds and take our chances." – Patxi Vila

Complete Results:

Stage 3 photos

146.2 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.797 km/hr

1 SAGAN Peter Bora-hansgrohe 3hr 46min 6sec
2 SÁNCHEZ Luis León Astana s.t.
3 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
4 VAN POPPEL Danny Jumbo-Visma s.t.
5 BEVIN Patrick CCC Team s.t.
6 POLANC Jan UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
7 GUERREIRO Ruben Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
8 POGAČAR Tadej UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
9 HAMILTON Chris Team Sunweb s.t.
10 POZZOVIVO Domenico Bahrain-Merida s.t.
11 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
12 GIBBONS Ryan Dimension Data s.t.
13 MEYER Cameron Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
14 POELS Wout Sky s.t.
15 DEVENYNS Dries Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
16 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma s.t.
17 PRADES Eduard Movistar s.t.
18 WOODS Michael EF Education First s.t.
19 LUDVIGSSON Tobias Groupama-FDJ s.t.
20 HALLER Marco Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
21 HARPER Chris UniSA-Australia s.t.
22 VALGREN Michael Dimension Data s.t.
23 MCCARTHY Jay Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
24 LATOUR Pierre Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
25 MORABITO Steve Groupama-FDJ s.t.
26 HAGEN Carl Fredrik Lotto-Soudal s.t.
27 MÜHLBERGER Gregor Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
28 VAN BAARLE Dylan Sky s.t.
29 KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
30 HINDLEY Jai Team Sunweb s.t.
31 PORTE Richie Trek-Segafredo s.t.
32 DENNIS Rohan Bahrain-Merida s.t.
33 KNOX James Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
34 SLAGTER Tom-Jelte Dimension Data s.t.
35 O'CONNOR Ben Dimension Data s.t.
36 STRAKHOV Dmitry Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
37 STORER Michael Team Sunweb s.t.
38 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-Scott @ 7sec
39 HAAS Nathan Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
40 CAVAGNA Rémi Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
41 SUNDERLAND Dylan UniSA-Australia s.t.
42 VALLS Rafael Movistar s.t.
43 MAS Lluís Movistar s.t.
44 PERNSTEINER Hermann Bahrain-Merida s.t.
45 GESINK Robert Jumbo-Visma s.t.
46 BAK Lars Ytting Dimension Data s.t.
47 ARASHIRO Yukiya Bahrain-Merida s.t.
48 HOFSTEDE Lennard Jumbo-Visma 0:20
49 WHELAN James EF Education First 0:26
50 HAUSSLER Heinrich Bahrain-Merida 0:41
51 TOOVEY Ayden UniSA-Australia s.t.
52 SCOTSON Miles Groupama-FDJ 0:55
53 ELISSONDE Kenny Sky 0:56
54 DAVIES Scott Dimension Data s.t.
55 ROSSKOPF Joey CCC Team @ 1min 25sec
56 CARRETERO Héctor Movistar 1:27
57 OSS Daniel Bora-hansgrohe 1:59
58 MORTON Lachlan EF Education First 2:20
59 SÜTTERLIN Jasha Movistar 3:15
60 BAUHAUS Phil Bahrain-Merida s.t.
61 FOMINYKH Daniil Astana s.t.
62 DE GENDT Thomas Lotto-Soudal s.t.
63 BYSTRØM Sven Erik UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
64 DUPONT Hubert Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
65 GIDICH Yevgeniy Astana s.t.
66 STETINA Peter Trek-Segafredo 3:36
67 MULLEN Ryan Trek-Segafredo 4:07
68 HEPBURN Michael Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
69 EDMONDSON Alex Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
70 PANTANO Jarlinson Trek-Segafredo s.t.
71 MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz Lotto-Soudal s.t.
72 DOCKER Mitchell EF Education First 4:30
73 SCULLY Tom EF Education First s.t.
74 WHITE Nicholas UniSA-Australia s.t.
75 HAYMAN Mathew Mitchelton-Scott 5:23
76 SABATINI Fabio Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
77 DURBRIDGE Luke Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
78 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan Jumbo-Visma s.t.
79 LEEZER Tom Jumbo-Visma 5:36
80 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates 7:07
81 BODNAR Maciej Bora-hansgrohe 7:16
82 KNEES Christian Sky 8:15
83 LEA Jason UniSA-Australia s.t.
84 BETTIOL Alberto EF Education First 10:06
85 DOULL Owain Sky s.t.
86 FRANKINY Kilian Groupama-FDJ s.t.
87 PETERS Nans Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
88 FRÖHLINGER Johannes Team Sunweb s.t.
89 LADAGNOUS Matthieu Groupama-FDJ s.t.
90 COSNEFROY Benoît Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
91 SUTHERLAND Rory UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
92 ROWE Luke Sky s.t.
93 CASTRILLO Jaime Movistar 11:26
94 FERNÁNDEZ Rubén Movistar s.t.
95 DE LA PARTE Víctor CCC Team s.t.
96 POTTER Michael UniSA-Australia 11:39
97 SIEBERG Marcel Bahrain-Merida 12:30
98 DENZ Nico Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
99 DE KORT Koen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
100 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
101 BLYTHE Adam Lotto-Soudal s.t.
102 ZAKHAROV Artyom Astana s.t.
103 VINCENT Léo Groupama-FDJ s.t.
104 BALLERINI Davide Astana s.t.
105 HOELGAARD Daniel Groupama-FDJ s.t.
106 HALVORSEN Kristoffer Sky s.t.
107 DOWSETT Alex Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
108 HANSEN Adam Lotto-Soudal s.t.
109 DEBUSSCHERE Jens Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
110 OWSIAN Łukasz CCC Team s.t.
111 DLAMINI Nic Dimension Data s.t.
112 REIJNEN Kiel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
113 CLARKE Will Trek-Segafredo s.t.
114 DE VREESE Laurens Astana s.t.
115 VIVIANI Elia Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
116 GATTO Oscar Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
117 VENTOSO Francisco José CCC Team s.t.
118 OLIVEIRA Ivo UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
119 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal s.t.
120 MØRKØV Michael Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
121 KLUGE Roger Lotto-Soudal s.t.
122 BOL Cees Team Sunweb s.t.
123 CHEVRIER Clément Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
124 WYNANTS Maarten Jumbo-Visma 12:50
125 MARECZKO Jakub CCC Team 13:28
126 HONORÉ Mikkel Frølich Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
127 VAN DER PLOEG Neil UniSA-Australia s.t.
128 MCLAY Daniel EF Education First s.t.
129 WALSCHEID Max Team Sunweb s.t.
130 BOARO Manuele Astana 15:03
131 BAGDONAS Gediminas Ag2r-La Mondiale 16:23
132 SAJNOK Szymon CCC Team 20:34
DNF KANTER Max Team Sunweb

GC after stage 3:

397.3 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 38.439 km/hr

1 BEVIN Patrick CCC Team 10hr 20min 9sec
2 SAGAN Peter Bora-hansgrohe @ 1sec
3 SÁNCHEZ Luis León Astana 0:09
4 STORER Michael Team Sunweb 0:10
5 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott 0:11
6 VAN POPPEL Danny Jumbo-Visma 0:15
7 POLANC Jan UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
8 GIBBONS Ryan Dimension Data s.t.
9 HAMILTON Chris Team Sunweb s.t.
10 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma s.t.
11 WOODS Michael EF Education First s.t.
12 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
13 GUERREIRO Ruben Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
14 POELS Wout Sky s.t.
15 LUDVIGSSON Tobias Groupama-FDJ s.t.
16 LATOUR Pierre Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
17 DEVENYNS Dries Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
18 VAN BAARLE Dylan Sky s.t.
19 PRADES Eduard Movistar s.t.
20 STRAKHOV Dmitry Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
21 MEYER Cameron Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
22 O'CONNOR Ben Dimension Data s.t.
23 POGAČAR Tadej UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
24 POZZOVIVO Domenico Bahrain-Merida s.t.
25 VALGREN Michael Dimension Data s.t.
26 HINDLEY Jai Team Sunweb s.t.
27 PORTE Richie Trek-Segafredo s.t.
28 MCCARTHY Jay Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
29 MORABITO Steve Groupama-FDJ s.t.
30 HARPER Chris UniSA-Australia s.t.
31 DENNIS Rohan Bahrain-Merida s.t.
32 HALLER Marco Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
33 SLAGTER Tom-Jelte Dimension Data s.t.
34 KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
35 MÜHLBERGER Gregor Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
36 HAGEN Carl Fredrik Lotto-Soudal s.t.
37 KNOX James Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
38 HAAS Nathan Katusha-Alpecin 0:22
39 GESINK Robert Jumbo-Visma s.t.
40 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
41 MAS Lluís Movistar s.t.
42 SUNDERLAND Dylan UniSA-Australia s.t.
43 VALLS Rafael Movistar s.t.
44 PERNSTEINER Hermann Bahrain-Merida s.t.
45 ARASHIRO Yukiya Bahrain-Merida s.t.
46 CAVAGNA Rémi Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
47 BAK Lars Ytting Dimension Data s.t.
48 WHELAN James EF Education First 0:41
49 HAUSSLER Heinrich Bahrain-Merida 0:56
50 TOOVEY Ayden UniSA-Australia s.t.
51 HOFSTEDE Lennard Jumbo-Visma @ 1min 5sec
52 SCOTSON Miles Groupama-FDJ 1:10
53 ELISSONDE Kenny Sky 1:11
54 DAVIES Scott Dimension Data s.t.
55 ROSSKOPF Joey CCC Team 1:40
56 CARRETERO Héctor Movistar 1:42
57 OSS Daniel Bora-hansgrohe 2:57
58 BAUHAUS Phil Bahrain-Merida 3:30
59 SÜTTERLIN Jasha Movistar s.t.
60 DUPONT Hubert Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
61 FOMINYKH Daniil Astana s.t.
62 GIDICH Yevgeniy Astana s.t.
63 BYSTRØM Sven Erik UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
64 DE GENDT Thomas Lotto-Soudal s.t.
65 STETINA Peter Trek-Segafredo 3:51
66 EDMONDSON Alex Mitchelton-Scott 4:22
67 HEPBURN Michael Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
68 PANTANO Jarlinson Trek-Segafredo s.t.
69 MULLEN Ryan Trek-Segafredo 4:54
70 MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz Lotto-Soudal 5:02
71 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan Jumbo-Visma 5:38
72 SABATINI Fabio Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
73 WHITE Nicholas UniSA-Australia s.t.
74 HAYMAN Mathew Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
75 DURBRIDGE Luke Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
76 LEEZER Tom Jumbo-Visma 5:51
77 MORTON Lachlan EF Education First 5:52
78 SCULLY Tom EF Education First 6:14
79 DOCKER Mitchell EF Education First 6:39
80 PHILIPSEN Jasper UAE-Team Emirates 7:21
81 BODNAR Maciej Bora-hansgrohe 8:14
82 LEA Jason UniSA-Australia 8:25
83 KNEES Christian Sky 8:30
84 DOULL Owain Sky 10:21
85 FRANKINY Kilian Groupama-FDJ s.t.
86 COSNEFROY Benoît Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
87 FRÖHLINGER Johannes Team Sunweb s.t.
88 PETERS Nans Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
89 LADAGNOUS Matthieu Groupama-FDJ s.t.
90 ROWE Luke Sky s.t.
91 SUTHERLAND Rory UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
92 BETTIOL Alberto EF Education First 11:01
93 CASTRILLO Jaime Movistar 11:38
94 FERNÁNDEZ Rubén Movistar 11:41
95 DE LA PARTE Víctor CCC Team s.t.
96 POTTER Michael UniSA-Australia 11:54
97 VIVIANI Elia Deceuninck-Quick Step 12:29
98 EWAN Caleb Lotto-Soudal 12:39
99 ZAKHAROV Artyom Astana s.t.
100 HALVORSEN Kristoffer Sky 12:43
101 DENZ Nico Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
102 VINCENT Léo Groupama-FDJ 12:44
103 HOELGAARD Daniel Groupama-FDJ 12:45
104 REIJNEN Kiel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
105 DEBUSSCHERE Jens Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
106 DE VREESE Laurens Astana s.t.
107 VENTOSO Francisco José CCC Team s.t.
108 OWSIAN Łukasz CCC Team s.t.
109 DE KORT Koen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
110 OLIVEIRA Ivo UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
111 DLAMINI Nic Dimension Data s.t.
112 BALLERINI Davide Astana s.t.
113 CHEVRIER Clément Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
114 HANSEN Adam Lotto-Soudal s.t.
115 CLARKE Will Trek-Segafredo s.t.
116 MØRKØV Michael Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
117 KLUGE Roger Lotto-Soudal s.t.
118 DOWSETT Alex Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
119 SIEBERG Marcel Bahrain-Merida 13:09
120 BLYTHE Adam Lotto-Soudal 13:15
121 BOL Cees Team Sunweb 13:17
122 GATTO Oscar Bora-hansgrohe 13:28
123 WALSCHEID Max Team Sunweb 13:37
124 MARECZKO Jakub CCC Team 13:39
125 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas Bora-hansgrohe 13:41
126 VAN DER PLOEG Neil UniSA-Australia 13:43
127 MCLAY Daniel EF Education First s.t.
128 HONORÉ Mikkel Frølich Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
129 WYNANTS Maarten Jumbo-Visma 14:01
130 BOARO Manuele Astana 15:33
131 BAGDONAS Gediminas Ag2r-La Mondiale 16:38
132 SAJNOK Szymon CCC Team 20:49

Stage 3 map & profile:

Stage 3 map

 

Stage 3 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Steve Morabito

We haven't had a baby kangaroo picture yet. Here is Steve Morabito with a pair of the little cuties.

Patrick Bevin

Race leader Patrick Bevin waits for the stage to start.

CCC Team

CCC Team at the front of the pack, protecting their leader Patrick Bevin.

CCC Team

Another shot of CCC Team doing the hard, hot work of keeping GC leader Bevin safe.

Breakaway

The day's break won't survive to the end.

Elia Viviani

Elia Viviani takes a chance on getting away.

koala Corssing

Koala Crossing. Not a hazard we have here up in Oregon.

Stage three sprint

It's time to sprint for the line.

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan just wins stage 3.

Luis Leon Sanchez, Peter Sagan

Second-place Luis Leon Sanchez reaches back to winner Sagan.

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan just after the stage.

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan enjoys his stage win.

Patrick Bevin

GC leader Patrick Bevin gets the leader's jersey for stage 4.