4 Nov 2008

New leader in Tour of Southland

4:14 pm on 4 November 2008

Auckland's Gordon McCauley has taken the overall leader's yellow jersey in cycling's Tour of Southland after winning the third stage.

McCauley was in a small breakway group and out-sprinted Paul Odlin and Will Dickeson in a split second finish to the 165 kilometre stage in Gore.

The overnight leader Jeremy Yates was in the main bunch and finished 11th.

McCauley is 13 seconds ahead of his team-mate Eric Drower who is 14 seconds ahead of Odlin with Yates 54 seconds back in sixth overall.