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Australia’s Jay Vine claimed his first World Tour victory in the Tour Down Under on Sunday, with Britain’s Simon Yates winning a thrilling uphill battle to take the race’s final stage.
Yates (Team Jayco-AlUla) gave one final lung-busting effort to overtake Vine at the Mount Lofty finish for his first-ever victory in Australia, denying Vine from winning a stage at this year’s TDU.
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Vine (UAE Team Emirates) capped an outstanding week after keeping close to his only serious rival for the ochre leader’s jersey in the hard slog up to the finish, sealing his win in the final general classification. Jay Vine (C) was recently crowned the 2023 Australian ITT Champion. (Photo by Jay Vine/Instagram) Vine won the World Tour TDU at his first attempt and continued his rise to prominence in world professional cycling after winning two stages at the Vuelta a España last year.
“It’s incredible to stand here wearing this winner’s jersey,” Vine said. “And the way we drove that was first-class, the team were incredible with their support all week, and I am so happy to be able to finish it off today. It’s so satisfying.”
Vine described a “hectic” race, where the team “had to be on our toes all day”. Australian cycling legend Stuart O’Grady has predicted big things for Jay Vine. (Photo by Bryn Lennon) But it’s unlikely to […]
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