Wes Sulzberger on the attack on Willunga Hill. © Mark Gunter
It was “mission accomplished” for Drapac Professional Cycling on Saturday in the queen stage of the Santos Tour Down Under moving into third overall on the Team Classification.
Stage 5 of the first UCI WorldTour event of the season saw the peloton race 151.5km between McLaren Vale and Willunga Hill with Drapac once again looking to make an impact against the top teams of the world.
Jonathan Cantwell, Darren Lapthorne, Bernard Sulzberger and Travis Meyer remain attentive in the final selection during Stage 4. © Mark Gunter
Drapac Professional Cycling continues to make an impact in their first WorldTour event, the Santos Tour Down Under. Stage 4 saw the peloton take on windy conditions between Unley and Victor Harbour with sprinter Jonathan Cantwell finishing 12th in the fast finish.
Cantwell was one of five Drapac riders to finish in the front group, moving the squad up to fifth in the Team Classification, 3:42 behind leaders BMC Racing Team. Twenty-three-year-old Robbie Hucker now sits 24th on General Classification, 1:18 in arrears of Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team).