• Edvald Boasson Hagen and Chris Sutton sign in ahead of the start in Unley
  • All eyes were on Team Sky's race leader Geraint Thomas...
  • ...Who had time to meet a fan before the peloton headed out
  • The stage got off to a rapid start and the pace didn't let up
  • Sutton drops back to the car to pick up bidons on a sweltering day
  • After a flurry of early attacks it was Simon Clarke and William Clarke who ended up in the break
  • Bernhard Eisel was a mammoth presence as Team Sky set about controlling the race
  • Thomas was well protected by the team during the 139-kilometre test
  • The focal point of the day was a tough circuit around Stirling
  • Team Sky were forced into action by a number of attacks as the stage wore on
  • Daryl Impey drives along an escape group
  • Luke Rowe takes his turn on the front of the Sky train
  • Movistar did their best to make things difficult and went on the attack
  • Ian Stannard lines it out
  • Tiago Machado was another rider determined to escape but wasn't able to make a move stick
  • Thomas placed fourth on the stage, narrowly missing out on bonus seconds
  • Tom Jelte Slagter took an impressive win into Stirling...
  • ...The young Dutchman now sits five seconds behind Thomas on GC
  • At the half-way point Thomas has the Ochre jersey as well as the sprint and mountains garments

Tour Down Under stage three gallery

Edvald Boasson Hagen and Chris Sutton sign in ahead of the start in Unley