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Cycling: Australia's Gerrans wins third Tour Down Under title

Published on Jan 26, 2014 4:56 PM
 
Simon Gerrans from Australia holds the trophy on the podium after winning the overall race after stage 6 of the 2014 Tour Down Under cycling race on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Gerrans stayed out of trouble in Sunday's final stage to finish ahead of compatriot Cadel Evans and become the first rider to win the Tour Down Under for a third time. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans stayed out of trouble in Sunday's final stage to finish ahead of compatriot Cadel Evans and become the first rider to win the Tour Down Under for a third time.

German sprinter Andre Greipel won the 18-lap race around the 4.75km street circuit in Adelaide for his 16th tour stage win.

Going into the last stage, 2006 and 2011 winner Gerrans held a one-second lead over 2011 Tour de France winner Evans and was five seconds ahead of Italian Diego Ulissi.

The overall standings for the top three remained unchanged after the sixth and final stage of the race in and around Adelaide.

 
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