Elia Viviani wins Cadel Evans Road Race over Ewan
GEELONG, Australia (AP) — Italy's Elia Viviani won the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Cycle Race on Sunday, edging Australian Caleb Ewan in a sprint finish.
Viviani was runner-up in the race last year to Australia's Jay McCarthy but was able to go one better this season with help from his powerful Belgium-based team Decuninck-Quick Step.
While Viviani went on to record 18 wins in an extraordinary 2018 season, his second placing in the Cadel Evans race was an irritation.
Australia’s Jay McCarthy wins Cadel Evans road race
GEELONG, Australia (AP) — Jay McCarthy became the first Australian cyclist to win the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Sunday when he prevailed in a bunch sprint at the end of the 164 kilometer (101 mile) one-day event.
McCarthy won from Italy's Elia Viviani and South African Daryl Impey who carried form after winning last week's Tour Down Under.
Tour de France winner Froome to ride in Australia Day race
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tour de France champion Chris Froome will join the field in a new Australia Day cycling race to be held on Melbourne's Formula One circuit on Jan. 26.
The three-time Tour winner will lead Team Sky in the race on the Albert Park track.
The men's and women's events will lead into the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Geelong, near Melbourne, on the weekend of Jan. 28-29.