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One more stage for Gerrans

Simon Gerrans (AG2r) slips into Yellow

Simon Gerrans (AG2r) slips into Yellow (Image credit: Mark Gunter)

Victorian cyclist Simon Gerrans (Ag2r) has it all before him as the 2005 Jayco Herald Sun Tour enters its seventh and final day with a criterium in Carlton today, starting and finishing in Lygon Street. After winning the Tour's third stage from Bendigo to Shepparton on Tuesday, Gerrans waited for his moment before pouncing on his rivals during the tough 11 km individual time trial climb up Mt Dandenong yesterday.

Having taken over the leader's yellow jersey by 14 seconds, Gerrans now has the opportunity to become only the third Australian in the last 20 years to win one of the country's most prestigious road cycling events. Meanwhile, unlucky Baden Cooke (Francaise des Jeux) is determined to win his third stage of the 2005 Tour in front of family and friends in the heart of Melbourne's restaurant district, also famous for its cycling connections.

Racing gets under way at 10.20 am and will feature 50 minutes of top quality cycling action, culminating in three fast and furious laps to complete the 54th edition of the event.

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