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Cameron Meyer wins to seize Tour Down Under lead

Two stages remain in Australia

Cameron Meyer seized the overall lead of the Tour Down Under after claiming victory on the stage four from Norwood to Strathalbyn.

The Australian, four times a world champion on the track, was part of a four-man break and outsprinted the Dutchmen Thomas de Gendt and Laurens Ten Dam after 124km in the saddle to clinch his first ProTour win.

The Garmin-Cervelo rider now holds a 10-second advantage over Ten Dam in the general classification, with HTC-Highroad’s Matt Goss, who led after stage three, a further two seconds adrift in third.

“It was hard,” said Meyer. “We played it so beautifully in the breakaway we just made sure we saved our energy until the last 30km and we really drove it.

“Matt Wilson in the break with me was just unbelievable, I mean, I wouldn’t have stayed away without him so it was just the perfect ride and I’m very happy to take my first Pro Tour victory.”

Team Sky’s Ben Swift, winner on stage two, Greg Henderson and Simon Gerrans occupy seventh, 13th and 19th respectively.  

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is 81st, three minutes, 56 seconds back, while Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) dropped a further minute and is more than 17 minutes back in 131st. 

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