Team Sunweb’s Phil Bauhaus came through to take 2nd place at the Tour Down Under’s third stage.
Shortened by 20 kilometres due to the heat, the third stage of Tour Down Under routed riders from Glenelg to Victor Harbor over 120.5 kilometres. As soon as the flag lifted on the start on stage three, two riders opened up a gap over the bunch. Staying clear for the majority of the race, the last of the break was brought back to the bunch at 15 kilometres to go and immediately another rider clipped ahead of the bunch. After a brief stint up the road the race came back together as the sprinter’s teams fought for position at the front of the bunch. After being delivered by team mates into a prime spot to open out his sprint, Phil Bauhaus powered through to the line to take 2nd place.
After the race Phil said: “I’m really happy with 2nd today. It was a really hot day and the conditions were challenging but I’m pleased that we came through with a good result. The team delivered me into the last turn in the best position so I could follow the right wheel and just pass another rider to take 2nd.”
Team Sunweb coach Luke Roberts added: “It was a really hot day today and the stage was consequently shortened by 26 kilometres. It finished in a bunch sprint and Phil could manage a nice 2nd place on the stage.”