Grace Brown With Santos Women's Tour Down Under Stage Three Win

12 January 2019 02:47
 Mitchelton-Scott’s Grace Brown took the win on Stage Three of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under. Mitchelton-Scott’s Amanda Spratt was in the ochre jersey, Her team mate Sarah Roy in the Sprint blue jersey and Quagliotto in the QOM jersey for this 104.5km stage from Nairne to Stirling which was now down to eighty-one riders. Through the German town of Hahndorf, which hosted the stage one start and the peloton was altogether but hitting speeds of 60km/h. ALE’s Chloe Hosking took the opening sprint with 49kms to go ahead of Jackson and Roy. Riabchenko and Frazer from the New Zealand team managed to get away going into the first QOM climb but after Riabchenko was first over the top ahead of the QOM leader, the peloton brought them back to the fold. Rebecca Wasiak and Berteau were the next to attack as the stage headed toward Chapel Hill with thirty kilometres left. Jackson took the next sprint ahead of Roy and the race leader Amanda Spratt before the race was neutralised after a mis-direction before recommencing on Avenue Road in Stirling. There were a couple of attempts at getting away but going under the flam rouge and the peloton were altogether as Grace Brown from Mitchelton-Scott took the win in 3.01.07, two seconds ahead of Winder from Trek and Neylan. Amanda Spratt finished fifth to keep her ochre jersey.    . read full article

Source: Kev Monks