Cycling: Goss wins stage to take yellow jersey

Australia’s Matthew Goss sprinted to victory in the third stage of the Paris-Nice race to take the yellow leader’s jersey on Tuesday, according to The 24-year-old Tasmanian surged in a crash-ridden finale to go one better than the previous stage, when he finished second behind New Zealand’s Greg Henderson. Riders from down under are flourishing in the Race to the Sun with another Australian, Heinrich Haussler, second in the same time ahead of Russia’s Denis Galimzyanov, third for the second day in a row. Victory at the end of a long ride of five hours and 16 minutes enabled Goss, who won a Giro stage and the Grand Prix de Plouay last year, to take the yellow jersey from Belgian Thomas de Gendt. De Gendt slipped to second in the overall standings, two seconds behind the HTC-Highroad sprinter. “It’s terrific. Yesterday it was close, today I had a good run. It was unfortunate that there was a fall but to me it was perfect. To get a stage for the team was the number one goal. The jersey is a bonus,” said Goss, who won stages in the Tour Down Under and the Tour of Oman this season.

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