Team Sky’s Ben Swift claimed his second Tour Down Under stage victory to finish third overall, with Garmin-Cervelo’s Cameron Meyer topping the general classification.
Swift, who notched up his first WorldTour victory on stage two, outsprinted Kiwi Greg Henderson for a Team Sky one-two on the sixth and final stage, a 90km circuit in Adelaide.
Meyer, four times a world champion on the track, finished safely in the bunch to claim overall victory.
The 23-year-old started the stage with only eight seconds on HTC-Highroad’s Matt Goss and, with two intermediate sprints offering time bonuses of three, two, and one seconds and 10, six and four second bonuses for the stage finish, Meyer faced an uphill battle to see off the sprinter’s challege.
But the Australian held his nerve to seal victory by two seconds over Goss, with Swift a further six seconds adrift.
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