Travis McCabe wins stage 3 in Herald Sun Tour

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Travis McCabe

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):

1 Travis McCabe (UnitedHealthcare)

3:46:00

2 Mitch Docker (Orica-Scott)

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3 Leigh Howard (Aqua Blue Sport)

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4 Luke Rowe (Team Sky)

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5 Aleksei Tcatevich (Gazprom–RusVelo)

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6 Benjamin Hill (Attaque Team Gusto)

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7 Ivan Savitckii (Gazprom–RusVelo)

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8 Jesper Asselman (Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij)

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9 Jesse Kerrison (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness)

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10 Brad Evans (Drapac–Pat’s Veg)

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General classification after stage 3:

1 Damien Howson (Orica-Scott)

12:32:12

2 Jai Hindley (Australia)

+38”

3 Kenny Elissonde (Team Sky)

+53”

4 Cameron Meyer (Australia)

+01’08”

5 Michael Storer (Australia)

+01’10”

6 Chris Froome (Team Sky)

+01’12”

7 Lucas Hamilton (Australia)

+01’13”

8 Nathan Earle (Australia)

+01’15”

9 Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott)

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10 Timothy Roe (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness)

+01’17”

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