The longest stage of the race, 135km. Jack managed to force his way into the main break of the day. It comprised of 18 riders with the majority of the teams represented.
The break built up a maximum lead of 2mins 50 sec. However the RTS Santic team riding for their sprinter reduced the gap to under a minute within a 17km lap, lining the field out in the process.
The break splintered shortly after and the race came back together with just under 30km remaining. The pace was very high with numerous teams looking to set the race up for their riders. We lost Jack to a crash at 5k to go in the fight for position although unhurt. The rest of the team finished safely at the head of the main field, including Martin who coped well considering his injuries from yesterday.