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Flying Dutchman Slagter wins Tour Down Under

Winning riders l-r Geraint Thomas of Germany and the Sky Procycling team (Sprint), Tom Jelte Slagter of the Netherlands and the Blanco Pro Cycling Team (Overall) and Javier Moreno Bazan of Spain and the Movistar Team (King of the Mountain) celebrate on stage after stage six of the Tour Down Under on January 27, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.
Winning riders l-r Geraint Thomas of Germany and the Sky Procycling team (Sprint), Tom Jelte Slagter of the Netherlands and the Blanco Pro Cycling Team (Overall) and Javier Moreno Bazan of Spain and the Movistar Team (King of the Mountain) celebrate on stage after stage six of the Tour Down Under on January 27, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. Morne de Klerk - Getty Images

DUTCH cyclist Tom-Jelte Slagter has taken out the Tour Down Under in South Australia after finishing with the peleton in yesterday's final stage.

German sprint king Andre Greipel made it a record 14 wins in the Tour after outsprinting Slagter's Blanco teammate Mark Renshaw, who led out early in a bid to get his man across the finish line in the race through Adelaide's streets.

But Greipel proved too strong for the Australian and powered home to win his third stage on this year's Tour.

Slagter finished 13 seconds ahead of Spaniard Javier Moreno (Movistar) on the overall standings.

Two-time Olympic track champion Geraint Thomas (Sky), who had lost the overall lead to Slagter on Saturday, improved from fifth to third overall at 25 seconds.

Belgian Ben Hermans (Radioshack) lost time on the final stage and dropped out of the top three.

Topics:  cycling, tour down under




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