Santos Tour Down Under: Bouet 4th in uphill sprint
In the third stage of the Santos Tour Down Under Etixx - Quick-Step rider Maxime Bouet finished 4th in an uphill sprint.
A group of 4 riders attacked early in the stage over 143 kilometres. The peloton controlled the gap however and all was back together with 10 kilometres to go.
Teams with ambitions for the general classification took command in the peloton. At the bottom of the final climb all GC riders were in front. Rohan Dennis (BMC) made the decisive attack in the final kilometres and took the stage win. Tom Dumoulin (Giant - Alpecin) got 2nd at 3 seconds, Cadel Evans (BMC) was 3th. Two seconds behind them Maxime Bouet battled to a 4th place.
After his stage win Dennis also took over the lead in the GC. Bouet stands in 8th position at 15 seconds.