Mitchelton-Scott in charge as Grace Brown wins Tour Down Under stage three

Spratt retains overall lead ahead of Sunday's final stage

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Mitchelton-Scott strengthened their stranglehold on the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under, with new signing Grace Brown winning stage three. The Australian based team had three riders in the top five, with Amanda Spratt taking fifth and continuing to lead the general classification.

Brown, who joined the team from Wiggle-High5 this year, sprinted clear of a reduced peloton to win the 104.5km race between Nairne and Stirling by two seconds ahead of Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo) and Rachel Neylan (UniSA-Australia).

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.