The re-badged Dutch team Blanco took its first victory with Tom-Jelte Slagter winning stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under.
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2013 Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Results

The re-badged Dutch team Blanco took its first victory with Tom-Jelte Slagter winning stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under.Image (c) UCI Media Services
The re-badged Dutch team Blanco took its first victory with winning stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under.
Image (c) UCI Media Services

of the Netherlands earned his first professional stage win when he topped the third stage of the Tour Down Under on Thursday, while Britain’s Geraint Thomas retained the overall race lead.

Slagter, of the Blanco Pro Cycling team, finished fourth in Wednesday’s third stage.

His stage victory carried a 10-second time bonus which allowed him to close the gap on Thomas to less than five seconds at the midpoint of the six-stage race.

Australia’s was second on the 87-mile stage between Unley and Stirling, and world road racing champion Philippe Gilbert was third.

Stage 3 Brief Results:

  1. (Netherlands / Blanco) 3:36:46″
  2. (Australia / ) ST
  3. (Belgium / )
  4. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky)
  5. (Italy / )
  6. Javier Moreno (Spain / )
  7. Simone Ponzi (Italy / Astana)
  8. (Italy / Lampre)
  9. (Italy / )
  10. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel)

General Classification After Stage 3:

  1. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky) 9:56:17″
  2. (Netherlands / Blanco) +5″
  3. Javier Moreno (Spain / ) +6″
  4. (Belgium / RadioShack) +8″
  5. (Italy / Lampre) +15″
  6. Jon Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel)
  7. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel)
  8. George Bennett (New Zealand / RadioShack)
  9. (New Zealand / Garmin)
  10. Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / Blanco)

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