Tour Down Under 2023: Bilbao wins after Corkscrew attack, Vine new leader

Pello Bilbao - Tour Down Under 2023: Bilbao wins after Corkscrew attack, Vine new leaderimage: Cor VosJay Vine, Simon Yates and Pello Bilbao attack on Corskcrew Road and extend their lead in the ensuing downhill into Campbelltown. Bilbao outsprints Yates for victory, while Vine moves into the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage 2023 Tour Down Under

1. Pello Bilbao (spa)
2. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
3. Jay Vine (aus) s.t.
4. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.28
5. Sven Erik Bystrøm (nor) s.t.
6. Natnael Tesfazion (eri) s.t.
7. Antonio Tiberi (ita) s.t.
8. Milan Vader (nld) s.t.
9. Ben O’Connor (aus) s.t.
10. Ethan Hayter (gbr) s.t.

GC after stage 3
1. Jay Vine (aus)
2. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 0.15
3. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.16
4. Magnus Sheffield (usa) + 0.45
5. Mauro Schmid (swi) + 0.46
6. Ethan Hayter (gbr) + 0.50
7. Sven Erik Bystrøm (nor) + 0.54
8. Antonio Tiberi (ita) + 0.58
9. Ben O’Connor (aus) + 1.00
10. Gorka Izagirre (spa) + 1.01

Race report
Fabio Felline and Mikel Honoré jump off the front on the early climb to Ashton. The duo opens a 4 minutes gap.

Honoré pushes on alone after Checker Hill, with 35 kilometres remaining, but obviously he does not stand a chance.

While race leader Rohan Dennis has to change bikes in the run-up to Corkscrew Road, he is still well behind the front at the foot of the climb. Jay Vine accelerates on the steepest part with Simon Yates in his wheel. Pello Bilbao makes it across and the three keep on pushing on descent.

Bilbao outsprints Yates for the stage won, while Vine is happy to take third place plus the ochre jersey.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2023 Tour Down Under.

Tour Down Under 2023 stage 3: route, profile, more

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