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.
Valverde takes Tour of Catalonia lead with 2nd-stage win
VALLS, Spain (AP) — Defending champion Alejandro Valverde took the overall lead in the Tour of Catalonia by winning Tuesday's second stage in northeastern Spain.
The Spaniard was in a group of seven riders who broke out from the peloton for the final sprint and crossed the line first after making a move to the outside just a few meters from the end.
South African Daryl Impey was second and Australian Jay McCarthy third in the 175-kilometer (108-mile) stage from Mataro to Valls.
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.