News | Santos Tour Down Under • January 19, 2023
Jay Vine rides his way onto podium at Tour Down Under
2nd on both stage and GC for Australian
Jay Vine continued to show his strong early season form with 2nd place on Stage 2 of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide,Australia.
Vine put in a powerful attack on Nettle Hill which crested at 20km taking with him a strong five-rider group including Rohan Dennis (Jumbo-Visma) who would go on to take the stage and leaders jersey.
The group pushed on to the line with Vine driving the break clear from the chasing pack on the downhill to the line on the day from Brighton to Victor Harbour (154km).
Dennis jumped clear in final 500m with Vine going after him and limiting his losses to his rival to 2 seconds.
Tomorrow Vine will also pull on the KOM jersey as leader of that classification on the road from Norwood to Cambelltown (116km)
Vine: “We saw that climb in the briefing last night and knew that if we had the right group over the top that it had a chance to go to the line.
We worked really cohesively until the finish and had mutual benefit and giving our all.
It’s pretty cool to go in with a team plan to make the race like we did.
There’s still 3 days to go and the harder climbs are still to come so I’m excited for it.”
Stage 2 results
1.Rohan Dennis (Jumbo-Visma) 4:00:40
2.Jay Vine (UAE Team Emirates) +2″
3.Mauro Schmid (Soudal – Quickstep) +2″
General Classification after stage 2
1.Rohan Dennis (Jumbo-Visma) 7:44:41
2.Jay Vine (UAE Team Emirates) +3″
3.Magnus Sheffield (Ineos-Grenadiers) +12″