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Action and interviews from the final stage of the Tour Down Under.
Featuring winner Andre Greipel, second placed Allan Davis, British rider Jeremy Hunt, and the voice of cycling Phil Liggett.

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Germany’s Andre Griepel stomped on hopes of a local win to celebrate Australia Day when he claimed his third stage victory to take over the lead in the Tour Down Under.

The Team High Road cyclist sprinted home in a time of 3hr26min46sec edging out Australian Allan Davis (Australia-UniSA) and Spaniard Jose Benitez (Saunier Duval) after a 147 kilometre stage through the McLaren Vale wine growing region on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. His win has moved him to the top of the classification with a seven second buffer over Davis in second place. Spain’s Jose Rojas (Caisse d’Epargne) is sitting in third overall, 20 seconds off the race lead. Continue Reading »

Action and interviews from the Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under.

Featuring comment from Phil Liggett, stage winner Allan Davis, overall leader Mark Renshaw, and Brit rider Jeremy Hunt.

Source: TDU Website

It was an all Australian day on the Tour Down Under today with Queensland’s Allan Davis (Australia-UniSA) claiming stage three honours and Mark Renshaw (AUS – Credit Agricole) wresting back the overall lead in the event.

Davis, who is the only rider to have contested all ten Tour Down Under events, has been close in every stage so far with fourth place on Stage 1 and third yesterday, but today he proved unbeatable as he powered clear in a furious final sprint. He crossed the line in a time of 3hr13min49sec holding off Renshaw and Canberra’s Mathew Hayman (Rabobank) who finished second and third for an Australian cleansweep of the podium.

“The win was a great relief, but I just want to thank UniSA,” said Davis. “We had Wes (Sulzberger) in the break all day which made our job pretty easy behind him and then the boys did a great job in the last four kilometres.” Continue Reading »

A video highlights of Tour Down Under Australia 2008, Stage 3:

Source: Cyclingnews

Live commentary by Gerard Knapp, with reporting from Paul Verkuylen and Greg Johnson

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Immediately after the finish, Allan Davis from UniSA – Australia said, “mate, it’s a big relief (to get the stage win). I’d like to thank my team-mates from UniSA. The boys did a great job and I’d like to thank all of them.” Davis said coming into Continue Reading »

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Andre Greipel (Team High Road) today paid homage to the heritage of Hahndorf, first settled by Germans in 1839, by giving the fans a German winner on Stage 2 of the 2008 Tour Down Under but it’s an Australian, Graeme Brown, who wears the race leader’s ochre jersey after a countback to separate three riders deadlocked on time.

Greipel, who won the Down Under Classic curtain raiser event at Glenelg on Sunday, unleashed a furious sprint kick to win the 148km stage from Stirling in a time of 3hr46min55sec holding off Australians Graeme Brown (Rabobank) and Allan Davis (Australia-UniSA) who finished second and third respectively.

“I feel like I am in Germany here and before the race I thought it would be nice to win here because it is a German city,” said Greipel. “I think the people from Hahndorf are also proud of me.” Continue Reading »

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By Paul Verkuylen & Greg Johnson, in Hahndorf

In a virtual repeat of yesterday, an audacious and ambitious attack was snuffed out by the sprinters’ teams who set up the finish in typical style, with very little kilometers remaining, for their big guns to fire. Despite many counter attacks in the final 30km it was all together for the final bunch kick and barrelling into Hahndorf was the German powerhouse on Team High Road, Andre Greipel, who took out the stage, followed by Rabobank’s Graeme Brown in second place, and UniSA’s Allan Davis in third.

Greipel, who was discovered by the same coach as 1997 Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich, once again started his sprint from a long way out to hold off Australian’s, Brown, and Allan Davis to take his second victory this season after he also won Sundays opening criterium in Glenelg.

“I feel good and I am in good shape,” Greipel explained. Continue Reading »