7 Jan 2013

Atkins finishes third in Tour of Southland

12:20 pm on 7 January 2013

The Christchurch road cyclist Josh Atkins has finished third in the Tour of Victoria, in Melbourne.

Atkins finished one minute and 18 seconds behind the race winner 20-year-old Australian Calvin Watson, who becomes the youngest winner of Australia's oldest stage race.

Atkins, the 2011 Tour of Southland champion, will now return home to compete in this weekend's national road champs in Christchurch.