Cycling: Slagter takes first tour win Down under

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The Independent Online

Rookie Tom-Jelte Slagter claimed victory in the Tour Down Under yesterday as Germany's Andre Greipel won the final stage to record the 100th win of his professional career.

Slagter, from the Netherlands, posted his first stage win as a professional in the third of the Tour's six stages on Thursday and went on to score his first Tour victory on general classification, 17 seconds ahead of Javier Moreno of Spain.

Geraint Thomas of Sky finished in third place.