Tour Down Under (st. 4)
Movistar Team away from crashes at dangerous finish in Tanunda -with Greipel (LTB) back in winning ways-, tackles Old Willunga Hill tomorrow with Moreno in 3rd overall
There were no changes in the Tour Down Under’S overall standings after stage four, 127km between Modbury and Tanunda, which served as some relax after two demanding, hot weather days. German André Greipel (LTB) took his third victory of the week after overcoming a turbulent sprint, with two pile-ups which Spaniard José Joaquín Rojas, who couldn’t still get into the finish, avoided as well as the rest of his team-mates.
Javi Moreno will be tackling Saturday’s showdown -152km starting at McLaren Vale and including two passages through Old Willunga Hill, the same climb that decided the race in 2012- in the same 3rd place overall achieved yesterday, six seconds behind Welshman Geraint Thomas (SKY), and confident about the solid Blue team and the particular good luck that Willunga brings to the still short Movistar Team history: the last two pro races ending there saw riders from the telephone squad winning (Fran Ventoso, in 2011; Alejandro Valverde, last season).