"When I attacked I thought that someone else could join me in the escape... I remain alone but I didn't give up and I really believed I could go to the finish - continued the Belgian - but close to the end, the GC contenders teams start to push I they got me".
The third stage of the Tour Down Under saw the long escape of De Vreese and then the final rush that crowned Simon Gerrans to the stage win and Leader's jersey.
Luis Leon Sanchez was good in the final and crossed the line just 13 seconds after the stage winner.
Tomorrow 4th stage from Norwood to Victor Harbor (138 km).