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January 31/19 10:58 am - Mike Woods Wins Stage 2 and Takes Over Lead after Stage 2 of Men's Herald Sun Tour


Posted by Editoress on 01/31/19
 

Battling windy, blustery conditions Mike Woods (EF Education First) arrived first at the finish line and secured a narrow 4 second GC advantage over fellow WorldTour pro Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo).

The pair went head to head on the final climb and descended like demons into the finish at Churchill. The slender lead comes via time bonuses received on the line in Thule Stage 2, taking the Jayco Herald Sun leaders jersey from team mate and Appselec Stage 1 winner Dan McLay.

Frenchman Kenny Ellisonde (Team Sky) was third on the day.

The final climb included nearly 2 kilometres of gravel and was always going to be a toss up for the riders.

Woods: "I felt really great putting my hand up in the air and celebrating that win especially after all the hard work my team mates did today, we've been riding really well, and it was nice to already have yellow with McLay leading from yesterday… now we get to keep it for another day."

"I knew that I had to launch on the last section of the pavement before the gravel started because once you get in the gravel it's pretty tough to come around a guy and when you dictate pace on the gravel you can have a lot more control so that's what I needed to do and it worked great."

Porte: "Obviously we've done it before in the Giro and things like that, I think it's something different, obviously in road racing you don't want to do too much but I think John Trevorrow has done a fantastic job with the course today, it was a great finish, no one knew about the climb, he's probably grown up around this area and that was his old training ground."

"When you're climbing it was quite steep there actually, it was probably around 12% or something like that, so it's different climbing on that you kind of have to pick a bigger gear and try and sit in the saddle, which I was doing, but Woodsy was dancing out of the saddle, so he is obviously done a bit more on the gravel than I have I think it's nice in races, it wasn't, it wasn't dangerous, I think it was a great day."

The race was split early with six riders establishing a breakaway and soaking up sprint points, before the peloton chased them down. Luke Rowe (SKY) led his team to the front and split the group again. With 30 kilometres to go a crash brought down the rear of the bunch, and a number of riders may be doubtful to start stage 3.

 

Stage 2: Wonthaggi to Churchill, 127 km
1 Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling 2:55:44
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo at s.t.
3 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky 0:17
4 Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky 0:19
5 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
6 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky 0:43
7 Chris Harper (Aus) Team Bridgelane
8 Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
9 Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott all s.t.
10 Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 1:54
11 Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane
12 Sam Jenner (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team
13 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Trek-Segafredo
14 Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling
15 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo all s.t.
16 Daniel Whitehouse (Aus) EvoPro Racing 2:22
17 Nicholas White (Aus) Team Bridgelane
18 Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling both s.t.
19 Cyrus Monk (Aus) EvoPro Racing 3:56
20 Freddy Ovett (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
21 Michael Freiberg (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
22 Alistair Donohoe (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
23 Dion Smith (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott all s.t.
24 Marcus Culey (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling 5:23
25 Jesse Featonby (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing 6:04
26 Carter Turnbull (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team 7:19
27 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 7:37
28 Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo 7:43
29 Brenton Jones (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team
30 Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team
31 Jesse Ewart (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling
32 Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Sky
33 Owain Doull (Gbr) Team Sky
34 Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
35 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky
36 Muhammad Zawawi Azman (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling
37 Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane
38 Muhamad Nur Aiman Mohd Zariff (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling
39 Dylan Newbery (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling
40 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane
41 Patrick Burt (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team
42 James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling
43 Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling
44 Benjamin Andrews (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing all s.t.
45 Muhsin Al Redha Misbah (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling 8:31
46 Theodore Yates (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team 9:37
47 Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education First Pro Cycling s.t.
48 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane 10:34
49 William Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
50 Sebastian Presley (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing
51 Tom Mcfarlane (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team
52 Corbin Strong (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team
53 Thomas Hubbard (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team
54 David Williams (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team
55 Liam Magennis (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team
56 Jason Lea (Aus) Team Bridgelane
57 Craig Wiggins (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team
58 Aaron Gate (Aus) EvoPro Racing
59 Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing
60 Michael Potter (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
61 Ryan Cavanagh (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team
62 Taj Jones (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
63 Jonathon Noble (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
64 Sam Bewley (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott
65 Nathan Elliot (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team
66 Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First Pro Cycling
67 Harrison Sweeny (Aus) EvoPro Racing
68 Ashley Mackay (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
69 Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing
70 Michael Vink (NZl) St George Continental Cycling Team
71 Callum Scotson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
72 Oliver Martin (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team all s.t.
73 Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo 19:02
74 Thomas Coates (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling s.t.
75 Wouter Wippert (Aus) EvoPro Racing 19:19
76 Karl Michelin-Beard (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing 19:42
77 Tom Kaesler (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team
78 Timothy Cameron (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team
79 Angus Lyons (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing all s.t.
80 Zachary Johnson (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team 21:09
81 Shane Archbold (Aus) EvoPro Racing 24:44
82 Cameron Layton (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling 25:24
83 Rowan Dever (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing 26:21
84 Christopher Williams (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling s.t.
DNF Rudy Porter (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team
DNF Nick Miller (NZl) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling
DNF Carter Bettles (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling
DNF Rhys Robotham (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling
 
GC
1 Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling 5:12:32
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo at 0:04
3 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky 0:27
4 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:29
5 Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky 0:33
6 Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky 0:53
7 Chris Harper (Aus) Team Bridgelane 0:57
8 Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
9 Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott both s.t.
10 Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 2:04
11 Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane 2:08
12 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Trek-Segafredo
13 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo
14 Sam Jenner (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team
15 Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling all s.t.
16 Nicholas White (Aus) Team Bridgelane 2:36
17 Daniel Whitehouse (Aus) EvoPro Racing s.t.
18 Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling 2:44
19 Dion Smith (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott 4:06
20 Alistair Donohoe (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast 4:10
21 Freddy Ovett (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
22 Michael Freiberg (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast both s.t.
23 Cyrus Monk (Aus) EvoPro Racing 4:59
24 Marcus Culey (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling 5:45
25 Jesse Featonby (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing 6:18
26 Carter Turnbull (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team 7:41
27 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane 7:45
28 Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Sky 7:47
29 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 7:49
30 Owain Doull (Gbr) Team Sky 7:53
31 Brenton Jones (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team 7:57
32 Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane
33 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky both s.t.
34 Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team 8:01
35 James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling 8:04
36 Jesse Ewart (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling 8:05
37 Muhammad Zawawi Azman (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling
38 Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo
39 Muhamad Nur Aiman Mohd Zariff (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling
40 Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
41 Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling all s.t.
42 Patrick Burt (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team 8:12
43 Benjamin Andrews (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing s.t.
44 Muhsin Al Redha Misbah (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling 9:05
45 Theodore Yates (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team 9:47
46 Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education First Pro Cycling s.t.
47 Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First Pro Cycling 10:34
48 Tom Mcfarlane (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team 10:48
49 Craig Wiggins (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team
50 Jason Lea (Aus) Team Bridgelane
51 Aaron Gate (Aus) EvoPro Racing
52 Michael Vink (NZl) St George Continental Cycling Team all s.t.
53 Corbin Strong (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team 10:56
54 Liam Magennis (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team
55 William Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
56 Sebastian Presley (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing
57 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane
58 Ashley Mackay (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
59 Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing
60 Michael Potter (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
61 Ryan Cavanagh (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team
62 Sam Bewley (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott
63 Nathan Elliot (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team
64 Oliver Martin (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team
65 Taj Jones (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast 11:14
66 Jonathon Noble (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast s.t.
67 Dylan Newbery (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling 11:17
68 David Williams (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team 11:58
69 Harrison Sweeny (Aus) EvoPro Racing 12:18
70 Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing
71 Callum Scotson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott both s.t.
72 Thomas Hubbard (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team 16:44
73 Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo 19:16
74 Wouter Wippert (Aus) EvoPro Racing 19:25
75 Angus Lyons (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing 20:04
76 Karl Michelin-Beard (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing 20:08
77 Timothy Cameron (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team 20:11
78 Tom Kaesler (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team 21:25
79 Shane Archbold (Aus) EvoPro Racing 25:35
80 Christopher Williams (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling 26:50
81 Rowan Dever (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing 26:52
82 Zachary Johnson (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team 29:05
83 Cameron Layton (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling 31:34
84 Thomas Coates (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling 31:38
 
KoM GC
1 Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling 24 pts
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 16
3 Cyrus Monk (Aus) EvoPro Racing 12
4 Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 8
5 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane 8
6 Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky 4
7 Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team 4



Men's Herald Sun Tour: Stage 1 results, Woods 10th

 

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