Rohan Tennis gave Jumbo-Visma its first win of the calendar year on Thursday. The Australian washed away the disappointment of a tough first leg by winning the second leg of the Down Under series.
Dennis pulled away impressively from his fellow escapees Jay Wynne, Simon Yates, Jay Hindley and Mauro Schmidt in the closing stages. He was two seconds clear at the finish line in Victor Harbour. Favorite Michael Matthews was unable to sprint due to mechanical problems.
The leader of the classification, Alberto Pettiol, suffered a seizure with about 11 kilometers to go and therefore lost a lot of time on the longest stage of the Tour Down Under. The leading Italian lost to Tennis by more than two minutes.
With a stage win and the leader’s jersey, Jumbo-Wizma has something to cheer about after a disappointing first stage on Wednesday. Robert Kessing broke his hip when three riders from the Dutch team fell. leave it.
On the ride from Brighton to Victor Harbour, Milan Vedder was the best Dutchman in 37th place. The Jumbo-Wizma rider lost eleven seconds to stage winner Dennis. In the general classification, Vedder is the best Dutchman in thirtieth place.
Tour Down Under continues Thursday to Friday night (Dutch time) traveling from Norwood to Campbelltown. The third stage has three climbs and almost 2,500 meters of elevation gain. The Australian stage competition runs until Sunday.
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