Jack Bobridge and Rohan Dennis neck-and-neck in Hour Record lead-up

Australian Hour Record hopefuls Rohan Dennis and Jack Bobridge have both won a stage and held the race lead in the Tour Down Under

There's barely time for the ink to dry on each Hour Record before the next one is being written right now,  but if form at the Tour Down Under is anything to go by, Australians Jack Bobridge or Rohan Dennis could soon set a distance that will stick.

Dennis today took the ochre leader’s jersey off the shoulders of his former national track team-mate on the way to winning the third stage of the race. Three days ago, Bobridge  claimed the opener in Campbelltown with a similar demonstration of strength and agility.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.