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TdU Stage 4: Greipel Again

Andre Greipel took his third win this week in stage 4 of the Tour Down Under, in yet another bunch sprint. Mark Renshaw still holds a four-second lead for the overall with two stages to go. A few notes:

  • Greipel won the prologue and Stage 2 as well, but his victory in Stage 4 is his second win on the Pro Tour. Let's see... the prologue is part of the TdU (albeit untimed); the TdU is part of the Pro Tour... therefore the prologue was not a Pro Tour event. And that, my friends, is Cycling.
  • Greipel is emerging at an interesting time. High Road is completely overloaded with young sprinters, adding Edvald Boasson Hagen to last year's collection. One wonders whether they'll be elbowing each other for position in the last KM.
  • Nasty crash marred the event, and an Italian rider from Milram, Elia Rigotto, was thrown completely out of the TdU for knocking Matt Hayman off his bike with a head-butt. Seriously, WTF?