Jay McCarthy of team Bora-Hansgrohe celebrates finishing third overall after stage six of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
Jay McCarthy of team Bora-Hansgrohe celebrates finishing third overall after stage six of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. DAN PELED

McCarthy ninth in Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

MARYBOROUGH product Jay McCarthy produced a solid ride to finish ninth in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

His BORA-Hansgrohe teammates worked together to provide McCarthy a chance to win in the closing stages, though aggressive riding ensured a tight finish.

McCarthy said he was pleased to have his teammates' support.

"There was a lot of stress coming into the final laps," he said.

"We had all the team there and everyone tried to look after me coming into the final lap.

"It was a bit hectic coming into the sprint and I was a bit boxed in. It was a top ten finish, but I feel I probably should have been a bit more confident in the sprint."

His ninth-placed finished comes a week after he finished third in the Tour Down Under, behind BMC Racing Team's Richie Porte and Columbian Esteban Chaves.



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