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Travis McCabe wins stage 3 in Herald Sun Tour

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UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team rider Travis McCabe sprinted to victory on stage 3 of the Herald Sun Tour. Damien Howson remains in the overall lead.

The 165.6km stage from Benalla to Mitchelton was a good opportunity for a mass sprint but two crashes in the final kilometers significantly disrupted the plans of most of the sprinter’s teams.

“From the last 20 km the team took great care of me.  Janier [Acevedo] took the last turn on the big road, putting Tanner [Putt] and Lachlan [Norris] in position to give me the right wheels to finish in the narrow last kilometer”,  said McCabe. “I jumped at 250 m to go, and I did not see anyone coming near me. Up to victory!!”

Herald Sun Tour 2017 – stage 3 results (Benalla – Mitchelton Winery):

1Travis McCabe (UnitedHealthcare)

3:46:00

2Mitch Docker (Orica-Scott)

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3Leigh Howard (Aqua Blue Sport)

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4Luke Rowe (Team Sky)

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5Aleksei Tcatevich (Gazprom–RusVelo)

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6Benjamin Hill (Attaque Team Gusto)

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7Ivan Savitckii (Gazprom–RusVelo)

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8Jesper Asselman (Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij)

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9Jesse Kerrison (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness)

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10Brad Evans (Drapac–Pat’s Veg)

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General classification after stage 3:

1Damien Howson (Orica-Scott)

12:32:12

2Jai Hindley (Australia)

+38”

3Kenny Elissonde (Team Sky)

+53”

4Cameron Meyer (Australia)

+01’08”

5Michael Storer (Australia)

+01’10”

6Chris Froome (Team Sky)

+01’12”

7Lucas Hamilton (Australia)

+01’13”

8Nathan Earle (Australia)

+01’15”

9Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott)

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10Timothy Roe (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness)

+01’17”

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