Sutton Takes Final Stage; Greipel Wins Tour Down Under

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01/24/2010| 0 comments
by AP
Chris Sutton wins and Team Sky teammate Greg Henderson celebrates the win. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Chris Sutton wins and Team Sky teammate Greg Henderson celebrates the win. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Sutton Takes Final Stage; Greipel Wins Tour Down Under

Germany's Andre Greipel won the Tour Down Under for the second time in three years Sunday, finishing fifth in the final stage behind Chris Sutton, who claimed a first-ever stage win for Britain's Team Sky. American Lance Armstrong placed 25th in the general classification, 1 minute, 3 seconds behind Greipel.

six stages. He suffered a broken collarbone and was out of action for four months.

The German sprinter won the first, second and fourth stages of this year's tour to bring his tally of Tour Down Under stage wins to eight, second only to Australia's Robbie McEwen who has won 12. Greipel also became the second rider after Australian Stuart O'Grady (1999 and 2001) to win the tour twice.

"I'm really happy and for the team as well," said Greipel, who rides for the US-based Team HTC-Columbia. "The team did a really good job the last week."

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