Andre Greipel wins third stage

Updated: January 19, 2012, 1:10 AM ET
Associated Press

ADELAIDE, Australia -- Germany's Andre Greipel won the third stage of cycling's Tour Down Under in a bunch sprint Thursday to regain the overall lead he had conceded a day earlier.

Greipel, riding for the Lotto-Belisol team, started the 84-mile stage from Unley in suburban Adelaide to Victor Harbor 2 seconds behind Switzerland's Martin Kohler on general classification.

His second stage win of the 2012 tour -- he won the first stage Tuesday and now has won 10 stages of the Australian event overall -- allowed him to reclaim the tour leader's ocher jersey.

Yauheni Hutarovich of Belarus, riding for FDJ-Big MAT, was second in the stage, and Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway, from Britain's Sky Procycling team, was third.

Greipel won the Tour Down Under in 2008 and 2010.

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