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2010 Tour Down Under – Stage 6: Greipel Makes it Two, Team Sky Bookends The Race

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Team Sky put on a good show at the Cancer Classic Criterium to kick off the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under one week ago, and today their Chris Sutton (AUS) sprinted ahead of teammate Greg Henderson to take one-two in the final stage.

“I could not believe that sprint, we talked about our team tactics last night and it was all about team work, we took over control (of the peloton) with two kilometres to go and we had the perfect lead out,” said Sutton. “I was the last man to lead out Greg (Henderson).

“I went as long as I could and thought if ‘Hendy’ could come around me, he would. I held on and got the win and we got one and two, which is incredible!”

But it was HTC-Columbia’s André Greipel that took the overall honors, becoming only the second rider to win the TDU twice in its 12 year history.

“The other teams had to do the work today if they wanted to win,” said Greipel. “We just stayed calm and managed our own race. I am very happy to have won this race twice, the team have ridden well all week and we deserve this.”

Stage Six was a 20-lap, 4.5km circuit raced around Adelaide in front of 124,000 cycling fans, and they weren’t disappointed when Aussies took first and third for the day (Rabobank’s Graeme Brown was 3rd).

Check the video for racing action, and for points summaries and other rider details, TDU’s website has a great recap.

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