Tour Down Under 2016: Sprint victory Ewan stage 6, Gerrans overall winner
The 2016 Tour Dow Under ends with a local criterium in Adelaide, bringing twenty 4.5 kilometres rounds. Thomas De Gendt and Maarten Tjallingii are in the break of the day, but eventally it all boils down to a bunch sprint. Caleb Ewan is in a class of his own, outsprinting Mark Renshaw by a bike length or two. For the fourth time in his career, Simon Gerrans takes the overall Down Under. (Slideshow route/profile)
Results 6th stage Tour Down Under
1. Caleb Ewan (aus)
2. Mark Renshaw (aus) s.t.
3. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
4. Adam Blythe (gbr) s.t.
5. Alesey Tsatevich (rus) s.t.
6. Ben Swift (gbr) s.t.
7. Marko Kump (slo) s.t.
8. Davide Martinelli (ita) s.t.
9. Leigh Howard (aus) s.t.
10. Wouter Wippert (nld) s.t.
GC after stage 6
1. Simon Gerrans (aus)
2. Richie Porte (aus) + 0.09
3. Sergio Henao (col) + 0.11
4. Jay McCarthy (aus) + 0.20
5. Michael Woods (can) z.t.
6. Ruben Fernandez (spa) + 0.28
7. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) z.t.
8. Rafael Valls (spa) + 0.36
9. Steve Morabito (swi) + 0.49
10. Patrick Bevin (nzl) + 0.50
Laurens De Vreese, Lieuwe Westra, Carlos Verona, George Bennett and Adam Phelan are the first break clear, but they are brought back on lap 5. Thomas De Gendt and Maarten Tjallingii are more successful. They stick together until lap 16 and then Tjallingii goes solo. He is briefly accompanied by his country man Lieuwe Westra, but eventyally they are reeled in.
Caleb Ewan blows each and everyone in the sprint, while his teammate Simon Gerrans finishes second, thus securing his overall win.
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