Race Report: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Geelong (AFP) – Italian sprint king Elia Viviani held off Australian rival Caleb Ewan and South African Daryl Impey in a tight finish to win the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road race on Sunday.

 

Viviani was able to stay with the lead group over four tough climbs and 

emerge from the slipstream of Deceuninck-Quick Step teammate Michael Morkov in 

the final metres to pip Ewan at the post.


Lotto Soudal rider Ewan was unlucky to find himself boxed in at the start 

of the final sprint and while he finished fast, he ran out of road to overhaul 

Viviani who finished in 3hr 54min 35sec.


The 163 kilometre (101 mile) race, which starts and finishes in Geelong, 

outside Melbourne, and takes in the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, has seen 

a different nationality win each year since its inception in 2015.


Viviani came to Australia on a mission after being beaten into second last 

year by Jay McCarthy, who could only finish eighth this time, and he was over 

the moon.


"It's feels amazing. I was really focused on this race," said Viviani. "I 

was really happy with the performance of the team.


"I have to say thanks to the best team in the world, with Michael (Morkov) 

doing a fantastic lead-out for me. With his help, I'm always confident of 

taking the win."


The Italian added on Twitter: "Boom! What a way to end this Australia 

adventure with the boys."

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