Tornado Tom takes his first win in three years, African Wildlife Safaris claim yellow in the Tour of the Great South Coast, and more race results from around the world in today's roundup.

Etixx-QuickStep's Tom Boonen has taken his first victory in three years at the Eneco Tour.

The veteran sprinter and Classics supremo won Stage 3 of the Dutch-Belgian race, timing his sprint perfectly to overhaul FDJ's Arnaud Demare after a technical run-in.

“Winning is everything, this is why I still do this,” Boonen said. “The past week, I’ve worked hard in the sprint, to try and win a stage here. You can tell I’m really happy with this win after three consecutive bunch arrivals. Three times really is a charm!”

Boonen is widely expected to retire at the end of next year after a final tilt at the Spring Classics. While he is expected to remain with Etixx-QuickStep. no contracts have been signed yet. Boonen told Cycling Weekly that his contract for next year 'is at drafting stages'

Thursday 13 Aug 2015

FDJ rider David Boucher has been withdrawn from the Eneco Tour after disobeying team orders by going in the the breakaway on stage 3.

Boucher called the forced abandonment as 'punishment' on Twitter and congratulated teammate Arnaud Demare on taking second in the stage.

Boucher was recently told by FDJ that his contract would not be renewed for 2016.

 

African Wildlife Safaris cyclist Michael Schweizer will wear the leader’s yellow jersey in the Tour of the Great South Coast as it heads to Port MacDonnell today.

Schweizer took the race lead after the Subaru National Road Series race's second stage yesterday, establishing a seven-second advantage over Avanti Racing Team's Patrick Bevin. Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Budget Forklifts team member Scott Sutherland took the stage honours on Stage 2, finishing ahead of Schweizer and Raphael Freienstein (Charter Mason Giant Racing team).

Today's stage is a 137-kilometre road race from Mount Gambier to Port MacDonnell via Carpenter Rocks, Pelican Point, Blackfellows Caves, Kongorong, Blue Lake Golf Links, Donovans, Brown Bay, Riddock Bay and Race Course Bay.

Nacer Bouhanni has won Stage 2 of the Tour de l'Ain in a sprint finish ahead of Anthony Maldonaldo (Auber 93) and Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2R).

Bouhanni endured a difficult (if short) Tour de France, crashing heavily in the French championship just a week ahead of the start of the French Grand Tour. He crashed again on Stage 5 of the Tour and retired from the race.