Gerrans takes fifth stage of Tour Down Under

Last updated 18:12 26/01/2013
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TEAMWORK: Simon Gerrans of Australia and team Orica Greenedge.

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Defending champion Simon Gerrans of Australia HAS won the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under cycle race from Dutch rookie Tom-Jelte Slagter who seized the overall race lead.

Gerrans was beaten by a hair's breadth in the same stage last year but went on to win the six-stage race in a countback, in the closest finish in its 15-year history.

The 151.5 kilometer (95 mile) stage - the longest of the tour - started in the township of McLaren Vale and featured two climbs up the steep and winding Old Wilunga Hill.

Gerrans attacked near the end of the second climb to take the stage win from Slagter, who took over the lead on general classification from British star Geraint Thomas.

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