Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans wins Stage Three of the Tour Down Under

Australian Cadel Evans has won Stage Three of the Tour Down Under, beating a handful of Australian riders at the finishing line.

Australian Cadel Evans crosses the Stage Three finishing line in Campbelltown. Photo: Morne de Klerk/ABC News

Australian Cadel Evans crosses the Stage Three finishing line in Campbelltown. Photo: Morne de Klerk/ABC News

 

With the number one on his back, Evans will fittingly wear the Ochre jersery as the overall leader in tomorrow’s race.

 

Evans charged into the lead riding up the punishing Corkscrew Hill climb, descending the hill with an uncatchable lead.

 

Five of the first six riders over the finishing line are Australians, including Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp), Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol), Simon Gerrans (Orica-Greenedge) and Rory Suntherland (Tinkoff-Saxo).

 

Stage Two winner, Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) finished in third place.

 

The course started in Norwood and went through many Adelaide Hills towns, finishing in Campbelltown.

 

Stage Four will begin in Unley at 11.30am tomorrow, passing through Stirling, Meadows, Normanville, Inman Valley and will finish at Victor Harbor at around 3.30pm.

 

Top 10 after Stage Three

 

1 – Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team)(AUS)

2 – Simon Gerrans (Orica-Greenedge)(AUS)

3 – Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida)(ITA)

4 – Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp)(AUS)

5 – Robert Gesink (Belkin Pro Cycling Team)(NED)

6 – Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)(GBR)

7 – Daryl Impey (Orica-Greenedge)(RSA)

8 – Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing Team)(USA)

9 – Rory Suntherland (Tinkoff-Saxo)(AUS)

10 – Ben Hermans (BMC Racing Team)(BEL)

 

Written by Samantha Thomas.

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