The 116.5 kilometer long second stage of Tour Down Under from Mount Barker to Rostrevor was won by Geraint Thomas (Sky) who had time enough to celebrate his victory ahead of a chase group.
Before the finale, Team Saxo-Tinkoff’s Christopher Juul-Jensen had been in the long break of the day with four other riders. He was declared the most aggressive rider after the stage.
Unfortunately, Team Saxo-Tinkoff’s Chris Anker Sørensen didn’t make it to the first group crossing the finish line on today’s second and hilly stage of Tour Down Under:
“Actually, I was in a perfect spot on the climb where the stage was decided but I simply didn’t have it in me when the crucial break was made. I made it to the summit ten seconds behind the leading group. In the third corner on the way down, the rider in front of me crashed. Luckily, I made it around him but several riders behind me went down with him. The group was split up and we never made it back to the front. Now, I hope for a re-match on stage five as I still believe that I can create a good result here,” said Team Saxo-Tinkoff Dane, Chris Anker Sørensen.
Geraint Thomas (Sky) now leads the race overall.