Tour Down Under: Steimle retains top 10 place

Tour Down Under: Steimle retains top 10 place

Five climbs, three of which were classified, were spread over the 149.9 kilometers of Wednesday’s stage, but the rolling terrain didn’t convince too many riders to go in the breakaway. In fact, only one man – Nans Peters (AG2R Citroen) – zipped away from the group in the first hour of racing, putting five minutes between him and the chasers, a gap which began coming down in the last 100 kilometers.

It was a rather quiet day, with the exceptions of a couple of crashes. In one of these, James Knox was involved, fortunately without any serious consequences. The Brit got back on his bike and made his way back to the peloton, which continued its chase on the circuit, further reducing the deficit to the lone leader. The moment he was caught, the sprinters moved towards the front of the peloton in anticipation of the mass gallop.

With two kilometers to go, it was Soudal Quick-Step’s Mattia Cattaneo who took over the pace-setting for Jannik Steimle, who was tucked in his wheel. The German, eighth in the Adelaide prologue, finished just outside the top 10 on the uphill drag in Tanunda – as Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) came out on top in the messy sprint of stage 1 – and remained in the top 10 overall.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
3:37:35
2 Caleb Ewan
UniSA-Australia
0:00
3 Michael Matthews
Team Jayco AlUla
0:00
4 Alessandro Covi
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
5 Paul Penhoët
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
6 Emīls Liepiņš
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
7 Hugo Page
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
0:00
8 Hugo Hofstetter
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:00
9 Taj Jones
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
10 Gerben Thijssen
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
0:00
14 Jannik Steimle
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
37 Dries Devenyns
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
62 Mauro Schmid
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
102 Mattia Cattaneo
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
111 Martin Svrček
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
116 Stan Van Tricht
Soudal - Quick Step
1:02
DSQ James Knox
Soudal - Quick Step
-03:37:35
1 Alberto Bettiol
EF Education-EasyPost
3:43:54
2 Michael Matthews
Team Jayco AlUla
0:06
3 Magnus Sheffield
INEOS Grenadiers
0:08
4 Julius Johansen
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
0:10
5 Kaden Groves
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:11
6 Samuel Gaze
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:11
7 Hugo Page
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
0:12
8 Marius Mayrhofer
Team DSM
0:13
9 Corbin Strong
Israel - Premier Tech
0:13
10 Jannik Steimle
Soudal - Quick Step
0:13
26 Mauro Schmid
Soudal - Quick Step
0:22
33 Dries Devenyns
Soudal - Quick Step
0:25
45 Mattia Cattaneo
Soudal - Quick Step
0:29
97 Martin Svrček
Soudal - Quick Step
0:49
118 Stan Van Tricht
Soudal - Quick Step
1:33
1 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
30 pt
2 Michael Matthews
Team Jayco AlUla
26 pt
3 Caleb Ewan
UniSA-Australia
25 pt
4 Alessandro Covi
UAE Team Emirates
19 pt
5 Paul Penhoët
Groupama - FDJ
17 pt
6 Emīls Liepiņš
Trek - Segafredo
15 pt
7 Hugo Page
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
13 pt
8 Hugo Hofstetter
Team Arkéa Samsic
11 pt
9 Taj Jones
Israel - Premier Tech
9 pt
10 Gerben Thijssen
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
7 pt
16 Jannik Steimle
Soudal - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Luke Plapp
INEOS Grenadiers
4 pt
2 Nans Peters
AG2R Citroën Team
3 pt
3 Alessandro Covi
UAE Team Emirates
3 pt
4 Dorian Godon
AG2R Citroën Team
1 pt
5 Jannik Steimle
Soudal - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Magnus Sheffield
INEOS Grenadiers
3:44:02
2 Hugo Page
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty
0:04
3 Lorenzo Germani
Groupama - FDJ
0:10
4 Leo Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:16
5 Antonio Tiberi
Trek - Segafredo
0:17
6 Laurence Pithie
Groupama - FDJ
0:21
7 Liam Walsh
UniSA-Australia
0:23
8 Ewen Costiou
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:27
9 Alessandro Verre
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:29
10 Iván Romeo
Movistar Team
0:31
15 Martin Svrček
Soudal - Quick Step
0:41
1 Intermarché - Circus - Wanty 11:12:25
2 Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:00
3 INEOS Grenadiers 0:04
4 Team DSM 0:10
5 UAE Team Emirates 0:16
6 Team Jayco AlUla 0:16
7 Soudal - Quick Step 0:17
8 Groupama - FDJ 0:20
9 Israel - Premier Tech 0:21
10 Bahrain - Victorious 0:23

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