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Tour Down Under: Stage 3 win to Simon Gerrans (+ video highlights)

Three-time winner also takes over race lead

Three-time Tour Down Under winner Simon Gerrans has won today’s Stage 3 in Campbelltown to take the overall lead, beating defending champion Rohan Dennis of BMC Racing from a select group of 10 riders.

Among that group that had formed following the climb of Corkscrew Road was overnight leader Jay McCarthy of Tinkoff, who finished fourth on the 139 kilometre stage from Glenelg.

He is now second overall, three seconds behind Gerrans, with Dennis a further two seconds back in third place.

Dimension Data rider Tyler Farrar was one of several to crash and later had to borrow a fan's bike and shoes in order to complete the stage, as we report here.

Here's the video highlights of the stage.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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