White: No one wants to win a bike race because of a crash

Daryl Impey checks on Patrick Bevin after stage 5 at the Tour Down Under

Confusion seemed to be the theme at the finish of stage 5 of the Tour Down Under . First came the relegation of Caleb Ewan after he threw a series of headbutts in the direction of eventual winner Jasper Philipsen, and then came the debate over Patrick Bevin and whether he would be penalisd for taking a long tow from his team after a crash occurred inside the final 10 kilometres. At one point an announcement came through that the race jury were looking at two incidents and that two jerseys were under review. In the end, only Ewan was sanctioned, while Bevin was taken to hospital for checks. His seven-second lead over rival Daryl Impey would stand. At the Mitchelton-Scott bus the mood seemed relaxed, even if there was a suggestion that Impey might need to head to the podium if Bevin's tow and drafting were to face censure. ...

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