Jacob Scott reports on Stage 3, 211 km.
The break away went earlier today, and with 5 guys making the move the road was soon blocked and the gap grew close too 3 minutes, however some riders were not content with the move and wanted too keep the racing going, after another fast 20 + km we again took control with Sean and Connor, we were settled in for the day after around 50 + km and the gap never grew bigger than 3 minutes with the control from team with Jonas joining in the chase later on in the stage, with around 50-60 km's to go another team came too the front and took a big chunk out of the leaders gap.
This made the race very nervous and with Sean Connor and Jonas doing the work earlier on the attacking moves that followed were left too be controlled and invaded by Jake and Kasper, before entering the laps around 35 km's to go the time board showed 1"45 advantage for the 5 leaders, other teams put riders on the front which made for a fast and chaotic run in too the lap, unluckily for Jake and Damien this saw them involved in a crash, after an effort too return back too the peloton had succeeded only Jake and Damien remained after Kasper's fortunes were not in his favour.
Approaching the first climb/gravel sector of the laps Jake was in the front keeping an eye on things, and as normal with that type of parkour and the corners on the finish circuit the group got smaller and smaller, with 1 lap to go the break was nearly caught but they were pushing hard and it wasn't over, Jake was able to drive it in too the last climb which left Damien Sloan for the remaining 4 km's. Damien was able too follow his rivals and do what he needed too to retain the Yellow Jersey.
No major injuries from the team, just some skin loss once again.