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Geraint Thomas and Team Sky gunning for Tour Down Under stage three

Geraint Thomas and Team Sky gunning for Tour Down Under stage three

Geraint Thomas and Sergio Henao will spearhead Sky’s hopes of moving up the general classification as the Tour Down Under tackles its first big climb on stage three Riders from Team Sky moved into action during the closing stages of stage two, although Geraint Thomas would get held up by a crash. Credit: Watson Geraint Thomas and Sergio Henao will lead Team Sky ‘s two-pronged attack on stage three of the Tour Down Under tomorrow, as the 2016 race hits its first significant climb: Corkscrew Road.

Welshman Thomas had attempted to gain valuable bonus seconds during stage two on Tuesday by contesting an intermediate sprint, but was thwarted by stage one winner Caleb Ewan, who was looking out for the interests of Orica-GreenEdge team-mate and GC hope Simon Gerrans.

“I had a little look on the first [intermediate sprint], and was boxing on next to Caleb. He is the sprinter everyone is talking about so I’ve got no chance against him really. I think I ran fourth so I had a go,” said Thomas after the stage.

Both Thomas and Gerrans could not take part in the stage two finale, thanks to a late crash that brought down Gerrans and forced Thomas […]

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