Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tour Down Under, Stage 5: No Place to Hide

Matthieu Ladagnous (Groupama-FDJ) used the intermediate sprint to launch his attack on the peloton.  Just after a sprint, the peloton will frequently sit up and regroup, so it is a good time to surprise the rest a go on the offensive.  Ladagnous was joined in the venture by Ayden Toovey (UniSA-Australia), his second time out in front of the peloton today.  The long straight roads along the South Australian coast didn't give these two much chance of hiding from the closing peloton.  With 40 kilometers to race, and just a 40 second lead (down from almost 4 minutes) it didn't look like they would be the first to arrive in Strathalbyn.

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