I always say it – a great stage race is one where you don’t know the overall winner until end. We saw how good Tom Slagter (Blanco) was in Stirling and today he put on a tremendous effort to bridge up to Gerro and take the overall lead. I never would have expected Geraint Thomas to falter and lose the race on a climb after showing such good form on stage 2. Tomorrow’s stage is nothing more than a formality and barring disaster Slagter will take home the biggest win of his promising career. Happy Australia Day everyone. Apologies for the brief post but I’m going out to celebrate!