Following his win on Tuesday‰Ûªs stage two, Toby Price was the first rider into the timed special. Faced with the difficult task of opening the course for the other riders Toby rode well. Despite being caught by his rivals on the stage, the Australian still maintained a strong pace to ultimately finish fourth.
‰ÛÏToday went well, I tried to keep to a good consistent pace without making any major mistakes and managed to do just that," Price said. "We got to the 145km mark and all the bikes lost GPS signal, meaning that the stage had to be stopped at CP3. Up to that point I was happy with how things were going. The guys behind caught me so I knew I was a few minutes behind, but apart from a couple of little mistakes the day was good. I have got a nice start position for tomorrow‰Ûªs stage, which looks like it‰Ûªs going to be another long and tough one. Hopefully I can claw back a little more time.‰Û