Sport

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




WATCH: 'I was looking at the shark thinking, wow it's big'

Curran See and Harris Lake, both 18, were waiting for a set at Sharpes Beach about 12.30pm today when they were both attacked by an aggressive white shark. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Close call at North Coast beach this afternoon

Avocados drop to 79 cents each

Avocados advertised at Farmer Charlies in Lismore for 79 cents each

Holy guacamole! Avocados in Lismore are how much?

Here’s cheers, grow your own wine

GRAPE IDEAS: Making your own wine might be a stretch, but how about growing grapes for the table or for delicious jam.

Some grapes are suitable for our sub tropical climate

Latest deals and offers

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

Brian McFadden makes daughters pay for own Christmas gifts

McFadden makes his daughters pay for half their presents

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

Metal havoc this week at New Tattersalls Hotel

Only Machines Remain play Lismore on 6th August. Photo Contributed

Only Machines Remain to play Lismore this week

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started