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Plaxton and King dominate day 3 in Tasmania

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Jan. 30, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:44 PM EST

Canadian champion Max Plaxton and Jenni King were both dominant Monday in Tasmania, each winning both of stages in day 3.

Riders started the day with the Zeehan Spray Tunnel time trial. Paul van der Ploeg finished 33 seconds behind the winner, Plaxton. Sid Taberlay came in third.

The afternoon saw the same cast of characters battle it out for the stage win. New South Wales rider Josh Carlson broke away on the steep climb, Trial Harbour, but Taberlay and van der Ploeg caught the Australian early. The group allowed Plaxton to break away and win with a 20-second lead on Taberlay. Van der Ploeg came in third.

Taberlay is in the overall lead, with van der Ploeg in second and Plaxton third.

King finished the afternoon stage three minutes ahead of Jessica Douglas, leaving the women still in first and second overall.

Michael Brill is the overall singlespeed leader.

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