Guest blog: Tour Down Under – Stage 3: Forza Italia!

Gethin and Nikki are back with more race reporting – and there’ll be videos added below as they turn up

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It was a successful day for both Italian riders at Stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under as action moved back onto the road.  A tough 71km course from Tanunda in the heart of the Barossa Valley wine region, to Campbelltown on the outskirts of Adelaide whittled the peloton down to 9 riders at the finish as Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle) won the bunch sprint. The group contained race leader Valentina Scandolara (Orica AIS) who finished with the same time to make sure she retained the Blue Leader’s Jersey and put herself in an excellent position to take the GC after tomorrow’s final crit.

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