Stephen Gage in the transition from swim to bike. He never looked back, hitting the lead and remaining in front for the remainder of day one.
Stephen Gage in the transition from swim to bike. He never looked back, hitting the lead and remaining in front for the remainder of day one.

Alexandra Headland's Stephen Gage leads Ultraman Australia

ALEXANDRA Headland's Stephen Gage is leading the inaugural Ultraman Australia triathlon being staged in Noosa.

After day one, which incorporated a 10km swim and 145km ride, Gage finished in 7:00:51. The 44-year-old was second out of the swim after covering the 10km journey in 2:38:37, but immediately went into the lead from Brisbane's Callan Lloyd (4:37:57) after a quicker transition and then produced a 4:22:14 bike leg.

Second is David Kalinowski, 28, of Taringa with a total time of 7:03:48. Lloyd remains in third.

Robbie Andrews on the bike on the return journey to Noosa.
Robbie Andrews on the bike on the return journey to Noosa.

Coolum athlete Tony Bryan sits in eighth position, after swimming 3:20:15 to be placed 15th overall and then storming into the top 10 with a ride of 4:51:19 (total 8:11:34).

The 275km bike leg will start from 5.25am at Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club tomorrow before the 84km run on Monday.

Tony Bryan rides through Cooroy.
Tony Bryan rides through Cooroy.

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