Brown, Very Happy With Women's Tour Down Under Stage Win

12 January 2019 09:46
Grace Brown was very happy as the Mitchelton-Scott rider took the win on stage three of the Santos Women's Tour Down Under.Brown took the win in Stirling and said: “I am pretty happy. It was the team plan for me and Gracie (Elvin) to have a going the final here and it’s really awesome after all the hard work that I get a victory myself. “It was a really hard day actually, much harder than I was expecting. I think my legs are feeling it from the last two days and there was a little bit of doubt, especially after the neutralisation I felt a bit dead, but I think everyone felt it. “I have got family and friends here watching so it’s really cool to do that in front of them.”Amanda Spratt, who continues to lead the race said:“Another great day for the team. Most of the stage they were just controlling it and making sure nothing dangerous got up the road, which was perfect, and then we said in the final we really wanted to work for Grace and Gracie and actually Grace had already done a monster amount of work on the front in that final ten kilometres and just never died in the lead out.“Grace has just been so strong in all of the races so far and such a great teammate already, so I am really really happy for her. “There’s just the criterium to go but as we saw last year it doesn’t always go smooth sailing, I had a crash there, so we are still going to have to be looking out for each other and hopefully it’s a bunch sprit and we can support (Sarah) Roy.”Santos Women’s Tour Down Under – Stage 3 Results:1. Grace Brown (Mitchelton-SCOTT) 3:01:072. Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo) +0:023. Rachel Neylan (Team UniSA-Australia) +0:02Santos Women’sTour Down Under – General Classification after Stage 3:1. Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-SCOTT) 9:24:482. Lucy Kennedy (Mitchelton-SCOTT) +0:493. Krista Doebel-Hickok (Rally UHC Cycling) +0:55  . read full article

Source: Kev Monks