Tom Slagter relieves Geraint Thomas of Tour Down Under lead

Geraint Thomas and Tom Slagter, Tour Down Under 2013, stage five

"No one died, c'mon guys," Sky road captain Mathew Hayman told his dejected teammates after the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under today in which Geraint Thomas lost the leader's jersey.

Thomas slipped to fifth overall and is 29 seconds down on Tom Slagter (Blanco), who has all but won the first WorldTour race of the season ahead of tomorrow's criterium finale.

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