Matthews was visibly disappointed with not being able to hold the wheel on his own train. I spoke with Matthews yesterday and he says his confidence is still lacking after a bad crash he had at the ToC last year during a large sprint finish. He admits he’s much more confortable in the smaller sprints where he doesn’t need to fight for wheels. Alex Hinds wrote a good article on cyclingnews about how it didn’t go to plan for Rabobank today.

Tomorrow will be a big day of riding for the spectators on bikes. We head all the way up to Menglers Hill near the finish at Tanunda which will be a great place to watch. I’m going to keep this post short and sweet and get some sleep. Good luck to ~7000 people riding the Bupa Challenge on the race course tomorrow.


Stage 3 Results: 134.5km, Unley – Victor Harbour

1. Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 3:21:55
2. Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-BigMat
3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling
4. Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank
5. Robbie McEwen (Aus) GreenEDGE
6. Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana
7. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda
8. Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan
9. Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
10. Chris Sutton (Aus) Sky

General Classification After Stage 3

1. Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 11:54:52
2. Martin Kohler (Sui) BMC 0:00:08
3. Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank 0:00:12
4. Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM 0:00:14
5. Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE 0:00:16
6. Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
7. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling
8. Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha
9. Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA 0:00:17
10. Xavier Florencio Cabre (Esp) Katusha 0:00:20

full results