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Ventoso now into overall top-10 after Australia’s shortest stage

21 January 2011
Imagen de la noticia ‛Ventoso now into overall top-10 after Australia’s shortest stage’

The fourth stage of the Tour Down Under, the shortest with only 124km finishing in Strathalbyn, finished with the triumph by local hero Cameron Meyer (Garmin), the new race leader after his long breakaway could not be aborted by the bunch despite furious attempts by several teams in the finale, Movistar Team also helping out with David López, Iván Gutiérrez and Luis Pasamontes to help their fastmen in the run to the line.

J.J. Rojas -who would end up in second place within the peloton after the four escapees- and Fran Ventoso, who jumps into 9th place overall after earning a bonus second in one of the day’s intermediate sprints, keep being solid contesters from the Movistar Team as they head on to the final attacks in the key stage that will be held on Saturday in South Australia. It will be another short trek, but really hard with the two climbs up the Willunga Hill, a 3-km col with slopes up 10% that will surely contribute to create the final selection for the ones calling for the final victory.