Having missed out on last year’s race due to a training injury, Gerrans is back at the top in the Australian WorldTour race after sprinting to victory in Campbelltown to beat defending champion Rohan Dennis (BMC).
Richie Porte attacks on Corkscrew Road, looking to make an impression for his new team, BMC.
Sergio Henao and Michael Woods slipped away on Corkscrew Hill, but were caught by a group of GC contenders on the fast descent.
Sprint classification leader Caleb Ewan signs his autograph for a fan
Simon Gerrans out-paced Rohan Dennis in the sprint to the line in Campbelltown, and now takes the race lead.
The peloton makes its way up on the left-hand-side of team cars during stage three.
Geraint Thomas had aimed to put in a good ride during stage three, but in the end it was team-mate Sergio Henao who was the stronger as Thomas lost time.
Australian champion Jack Bobridge sporting his distinctive yellow Trek Madone team bike.
British Sky team-mates Geraint Thomas and Ian Stannard during the stage.
Points leader Caleb Ewan.
Canadian Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal visits his Trek-Segafredo team car for some bottles.
Scenery on stage three.
Sergio Henao earned the King of the Mountains jersey after cresting Corkscrew Hill first.
Simon Gerrans and Rohan Dennis battle it out for the stage win.
Woods and Henao left the group of main contenders on the Corkscrew ascent.
The group of overall contenders tackle the Corkscrew climb, at this point led by overnight race leader Jay McCarthy.
Simon Gerrans in the overall lead and wearing the distinctive ochre jersey of GC leader.
The peloton pass through sun-bleached landscape.
Vineyards provided the backdrop for some of stage three.