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ST6 : Tour Down Under :: King William Road – 90km

“The last turn, I was in fifteenth position and when the sprint started I recovered to eight place”  – Ruslan Tleubayev after stage six at the Tour Down Under –

Tleubayev came along with forty riders after a big crash split the peloton in the final five km –

Teammate Lars Boom led the day’s 6-man breakaway in a nervous final race criterium through Adelaide. Dutch rider Wouter Wippert won the final sprint, Australian rider Rohan Dennis won the final overall classification -

ST5: Tour Down Under: McLaren-Willunga Hill – 151 km

“The attack put a lot of other teams in trouble” – Davide Malacarne after stage five at the Tour Down Under – 

Malacarne crossed the top of Willunga Hill first following an attack by teammates Dario Cataldo, Lars Boom and Luis Leon Sanchez had stretched the peloton, with Astana Pro Team’s advantage growing quickly in a strong crosswind –

Rival teams caught and passed Astana on the final climb, with Australian rider Richie Porte winning the stage –

Malacarne’s work with his teammates ahead of Sunday’s final stage in Adelaide is a promising sign for race activity in the upcoming season -

ST4 : Tour Down Under :: Glenelg-Mount Barker – 144km

“After the intermediate sprint the bunch stopped working and I took the initiative to attack” – Ruslan Tleubayev after stage four at the Tour Down Under in Australia –

Tleubayev and two other riders formed the day’s main breakaway and quickly gained a maximum time advantage of three minutes over the peloton on a very hot day around Adelaide –

Tleubayev’s teammate Luis Leon Sanchez attacked the reunited peloton with 7km to go, but the group accelerated to prepare for a mass sprint finish –

Teammates Laurens De Vreese and Lars Boom both went down in a mass crash with 150m to go, but escaped without major consequences –

Sanchez remains just 25 seconds behind overall leader Rohan Dennis ahead of Saturday’s decisive uphill finish at Willunga Hill -

ST3:Tour Down Under:Norwood-Paracombe – 143 km

Today was the first really hot day with nearly 35° and this affected the performance of many riders

Luis Leon Sanchez after stage three at the Tour Down Under –

At the finish line in Paracombe, after 143 km,  the Australian Rohan Dennis beat a small group of fifteen riders to become the new race leader

Sanchez remains 25 seconds behind Paracombe with three days of racing left -

ST2: Tour Down Under: Unley-Stirling – 150 km

The strategy  was to control the race and attack in the final. In the sprint I was behind Cadel Evans but we found ourselves a little closed”.

Luis Leon Sanchez after a sixth-place finish in the northern hills of Adelaide at stage two of the Tour Down Under –

Sanchez finished in the same time as stagewinner Juan Jose Lobato of Spain. After time bonuses, teammate Lieuwe Westra slipped from second overall to third behind Lobato with four more days of racing –

Stage three is another uphill finish, with more chances for Astana Pro Team to hunt for victory -

ST1: Tour Down Under :: Tanunda-Campbelltown – 133km

“I’m not yet at 100 percent, but second place in a World Tour race is a very good result” – Lieuwe Westra after stage one at the Tour Down Under in Adelaide –

Westra created the day’s breakaway with three other riders and remained in front of the race the entire stage, ultimately finishing second in a sprint behind Australian rider Jack Bobridge –

Westra now sits in second position overall on General Classification, with a nine-second advantage over the main peloton ahead of Tuesday’s uphill finish –



2015 Tour Down Under – 20-25.1.15

Astana Pro Team for the 2015 Tour Down Under :

  • Бум :: Boom – NED
  • Де Вриз :: De Vreese – BEL
  • Санчез Леон :: Sanchez Leon – ESP
  • Каталдо :: Cataldo – ITA
  • Малакарне :: Malacarne – ITA
  • Тлеубаев :: Tleubayev- KAZ
  • Вестра :: Westra – NED

Горазд Штангель ::DS:: Gorazd Stangelj