Stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under was another hot and unexpectedly humid one. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka made the final split and was able to place both Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Nathan Haas inside the day’s top10. Here’s Kei Tsuji’s view of things on the day..
The Santos Tour Down started in the outskirts of Adelaide and lead the peloton over 138 kilometers to Victor Harbour. There were some threats that the race could be action packed at the end with clouds looming over the Crow’s Nest, the days decisive climb. In the end only a small peloton of around 50 riders contested for the win. Race leader Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) had the best legs. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Nathan Haas flew the flags for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, coming home in 6th and 9th position. The race was lead by 3 riders who broke clear after 30 kilometers..
The third stage of the Santos Tour Down Under was another hot one in the Adelaide hills. With the iconic Corkscrew Climb only a few kilometers from the finish the guys had to stay focussed and controlled until then..