Javi Moreno finishes his great week in Australia with a final GC podium, leaving the Tour Down Under as 2nd in the World Tour standings as Movistar Team jumps into 3rd
Another victory for German sprinter André Greipel (LTB) in the intrascendental 90km final criterium on the streets of Adelaida sealed the 15th edition of the Tour Down Under, the opening race of the 2013 World Tour schedule, where Movistar Team played a fundamental role once again. Only Dutchman Tom-Jelte Slagter (BLA) could beat Javi Moreno in the general classification: after his eighth place last season, following a great piece of teamwork in help for Alejandro Valverde, he crowned his best week to date in a top-tier race. Second-placed at the first mountain stage, the Spaniard played all or nothing in Saturday's ascent towards Old Willunga Hill and came close to the biggest victory of his career. His performance and sacrifice spirit had a coveted reward as he jumped into the overall podium and took the KOM jersey, as well as making it into the second place of the first World Tour classification of the year, with Movistar Team in third after their great global efforts in Australia. Full report can be found here.