- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 24 January 2011
In the final stage of the Tour Down Under, Ben Swift (GBR) of Sky Procycling took his second stage win, tailed by teammate Greg Henderson (NZL) and Aussie Matthew Goss (HTC Highroad). As expected on this 90km round course starting and finishing in Adelaide, race leader Cameron Meyer (Garmin Cervélo) kept the leaders jersey, but only just, as Matthew Goss came within 2 seconds of the lead while Ben Swift moved into third and Michael Matthews in fourth.
The Young Riders rankings were identical with the General Classification for the top four places with Meyer taking “Cycle Instead” Young Rider Jersey as well.
2011 Santos TDU Final Results
1 Cameron Meyer Garmin-Cervelo 17:54:27
2 Matthew Goss HTC-Highroad + 0:02
3 Ben Swift Sky Procycling + 0:08
4 Michael Matthews Rabobank + 0:09
5 Laurens ten Dam Rabobank + 0:10
6 Francisco Ventoso Movistar + 0:17
7 Andre Greipel Omega Pharma-Lotto + 0:26
8 Blel Kadri AG2R La Mondiale + 0:26
9 Allan Davis Astana + 0:27
10 Luke Roberts UNI SA – Australia + 0:28
Lance Armstrong (Radio Shack) announced that 2011 Tour Down Under is his last professional road race.
Cameron Meyer still has to work hard, he has the lead, but there are challengers.
The Tour Down Under brings the stars, coverage and revenue to South Australia.
23 year old Cameron Meyer has a lot of success on the track, the Tour Down Under win is his biggest road victory.
The overall winners joined by two time tour winner Stuart O’Grady (Team Leopard) who was commended with the Hindmarsh award for the most aggressive rider of the stage.
Photos: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo