Dearly Departed: Sydney-Melbourne Race

From time to time I’m going to be delving into the cycling archives and looking at races which are no longer part of the cycling scene. There are rich pickings in continental Europe but what about Australia? There used to be a race from Sydney to Melbourne. It’s been held only twice: in 1930 and 1954.
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Tour Down Under stages 1 & 2

The opening two stages of the Tour Down Under went largely as expected. Andre Greipel won a crash-marred sprint on stage one, while stage two saw a successful breakaway delight the local fans, as UniSA-Australia’s William Clarke came home alone. However, it was BMC’s Martin Kohler, thanks to bonuses gained in breaks on both days, who will defend the leader’s ochre jersey going into tomorrow’s third stage.
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