Jay McCarthy becomes first Australian to win Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Jay McCarthy wins the 2018 edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race from Elia Viviani and Daryl Impey.

Jay McCarthy wins the 2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

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Jay McCarthy became the first Australian to win the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, the Bora-Hansgrohe man beating Elia Viviani in a sprint in Geelong.

The race in homage to the 2011 Tour de France winner looked like it was probably going to be won by a climber in the closing stages, but the sprinters reemerged in the final kilometres to have the last say.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.