The Chase Is On
With six minutes to make up on the break and only 50 kilometer left to the end of the stage, it was going to be a long hard chase. Orica-GreenEdge, had decided to leave it to the other teams to do the work. None of those up the road posed a serious threat to Simon Gerrans' overall lead, however currently all of those up the road were the virtual leaders of the Tour Down Under. The rider for Cannondale was putting to much effort to look at the time keepers wipe board, but those behind, riding for Ag2r La Mondiale, could look and see if they were making any progress on catching those up the road.