Kennaugh retains overall as Murphy wins stage 3


MELBOURNE: American cyclist John Murphy won the third stage of Australia’s Herald Sun Tour in a photo finish on Saturday, but Britain’s Peter Kennaugh maintained his overall lead ahead of the final ride. Murphy (United HealthCare) closed out the stage which ended in a sprint after a straightforward race, just pipping Italian Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo). “It was a really close finish with Bonifazio,” admitted Murphy after the 146.2-kilometer ride from Traralgon to Inverloch in Victoria state. Olympic gold-medallist Kennaugh maintained his lead in the overall standings, 13 seconds ahead of Sky team-mate and two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome.



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