Sunday 22 January 2012 - 06:17

Matteo Trentin Aggressive Early in Stage 6

Matteo Trentin Aggressive Early in Stage 6

Santos Tour Down Under Stage 6 featured a flurry of attacks throughout the 20 laps of a 90 km circuit race. Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Matteo Trentin was part of two of them. However, the peloton pulled each one back, and Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) won in yet another bunch sprint finish.

Trentin was part of a 17 rider break on lap 4 out of 20, which was caught on lap 8 at the 31 km mark (59 km remaining). One lap later, Trentin once again made a break, but this time the group was only six riders. That breakaway only managed to gain about a 30 second advantage, and was absorbed by the peloton on lap 10 of 20.

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team was visible near front of the peloton throughout the race, but unfortunately was not in position to contest the final sprint. No riders were reported in the top 10 of stage finishers, nor the general classification (GC).

Simon Gerrans (Green Edge Cycling Team) walked away from Santos Tour Down Under with the Ochre Leader's Jersey, besting Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) for the honor.

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