Salvatore Puccio led Team Sky home on a reduced stage three of the Tour Down Under as Elia Viviani (Quickstep) sprinted to victory in blistering temperatures in Adelaide.
Bowden eventually went solo, only to be caught by the chasing pack with 10km to go who were keen to set up their respective teammates for a bunch sprint won by Viviani.
It was awful out there, horrible conditions, and there wasn’t anyone in the peloton who didn’t suffer
4. Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
1. Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) 10:58:36
3. Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) +14”
4. Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) s.t.