Maryborough’s 23-year-old Jay McCarthy has earnt himself another day wearing the Young Rider Jersey on Stage Three of the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide today.
McCarthy started the day in the overall lead of the race, but narrowly missed out on third place to Michael Woods in a speedy finish that saw riders clocked going faster than 100km/h during the descent.
McCarthy finished third in both iiNet sprints, behind riders Laurens De Vreese and Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle at McLaren Flat, and behind De Vreese and Ewan in the Oakbank contest.
But it was fellow Australian Simon Gerrans who claimed the third stage of the event, with just half a wheel separating him from Rohan Dennis in second.
Gerrans now holds the overall lead, with McCarthy falling into second place on the leader board.
Europcar Australia is a major partner of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under and is proud to be sponsoring the Santos Tour Down Under Young Riders Jersey this year, with a strong commitment to the up-and-coming riders and the growth of cycling domestically.
The company’s passion for the sport at both a grassroots and elite level has seen it support the event for three years running.
Tomorrow will see cyclists leave Norwood to take on the well-known Norton Summit Climb, before making their way to the coastal town of Victor Harbor in Stage Four of the Santos Tour Down Under.
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