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Topic - Simon Gerrans
Australian Simon Gerrans won cycling's Tour Down Under by five seconds from compatriot Cadel Evans Sunday, becoming the first rider to win the ProTour event three times.
Two-time winner Simon Gerrans of Australia will take a one-second lead over compatriot and former Tour de France-winner Cadel Evans into the final stage of the Tour Down Under after snatching the lead on Saturday's penultimate fifth stage.
German sprinter Andre Greipel increased his record tally to 15 stage wins on Austalia's Tour Down Under by taking out Friday's fourth stage, while former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans clung to a diminished lead on general classification.
Former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans seized the overall lead in the Tour Down Under by winning Thursday's third stage with a daring break on a corkscrew climb and descent.
Italy's Diego Ulissi beat Australian Simon Gerrans in a sprint finish to Wednesday's second stage of cycling's Tour Down Under, though Gerrans retained the tour lead on general classification.
Australian rider Simon Gerrans outsprinted Germany's Andre Greipel to win the opening stage of the Tour Down Under on Tuesday, taking an emphatic step toward winning the opening event of cycling's ProTour season for a third time.
Riders who don't have the legs to carry them to victory in Paris, who have been bluffing and pretending to be strong in the first third of the 2,115-mile Tour, could be cruelly exposed on Saturday when the race sharply gains altitude in the Pyrenees mountains where France and Spain meet.
Impey became the first South African to wear the race leader's yellow jersey after taking it from teammate Simon Gerrans.
Considered an outsider to win the 15.5-mile dash along the streets of the southern seaport of Nice, Gerrans' team Orica Greenedge edged pacesetter Omega Pharma-Quickstep. Orica finished in a provisional time of 26 minutes, 25 seconds, with the top four teams all within 10 seconds.
"We made sure stayed at the front, stayed out of trouble," he said.
"Thank goodness I had a 30 second advantage," Gerrans said. "I kept thinking right from the start that he would be the favorite for today, he's been very quiet all week and he's a very explosive climber so I thought it'd be right up his alley."