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 Tom-Jelte Slagter winning stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under.
Image (c) UCI Media Services

Tom-Jelte Slagter 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 Matthew Goss 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. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Netherlands / Blanco) 3:36:46″
  2. Matthew Goss (Australia / Orica) ST
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium / BMC Racing)
  4. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky)
  5. Giovanni Visconti (Italy / Movistar)
  6. Javier Moreno (Spain / Movistar)
  7. Simone Ponzi (Italy / Astana)
  8. Daniele Pietropolli (Italy / Lampre)
  9. Ivan Santaromita (Italy / BMC Racing)
  10. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel)

General Classification After Stage 3:

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

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