Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE) won the 3rd stage of the Santos Tour Down Under from a 10 rider group sprint. Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) was 2nd with Michael Woods (Cannondale) in 3rd place. The early racing saw a lone escapee, Laurens De Vreese (Astana), jump clear from kilometer zero. The peloton were happy to let him go as it was inevitable that he would be caught before the much awaited climb up Corkscrew Road. The catch took place with 21km to go and it was race on from that point. As riders descended at speeds touching 90km/h toward the start of the Corkscrew climb, there was.