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Jayco Herald Sun Tour 2014

Date range:
February 5- 9

February 06, Stage 1: Geelong - Ballarat 125km

Nathan Haas sprints to victory and into the yellow jersey in Ballarat

By:
Zeb Woodpower
Published:
February 06, 2014, 3:00 GMT,
Updated:
February 06, 2014, 6:12 GMT

Garmin-Sharp with two stage wins and two days in race lead at Herald Sun Tour

Nathan Haas celebrates a long awaited win

Nathan Haas celebrates a long awaited win

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An elated Nathan Haas (Garmin Sharp) pipped Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) and a fast finishing Jonathan Cantwell (Drapac) to victory on Stage 1 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour and doing so, is back in yellow at the race he won in 2011. Despite planning to lead out Steele von Hoff for the win, who had claimed the national criterium championships on the same road a month ago, Haas continued his fine run of form with a fast finish on the slight uphill of Sturt St which also saw him claim precious bonus seconds.

"This is the race where it all started for me and to come back to the race and be back in yellow…today is actually a bigger day for me than taking yellow. It's my first win as a professional with Garmin Sharp," Haas said after the race.

"I didn't quite believe that I actually won. I went over the line double checking that there was no one there and the tears came pretty quick after that."

"He (von Hoff) was going to take my wheel through that final section but one of the great things about Steel is that he thinks about the bigger picture in the sprints and obviously he saw the door open for me and dint get on which left a gap for me and I went."

Haas described that the day's Cat 1 was the decisive factor in causing a split in the field and helped him to the win.

"The steep climb, we noticed that GreenEdge were trying to control it and we really felt the wind getting up and I think Avanti had done some recon so I noticed that they were also moving up and we knew that it was going to be smack down.

"It turned into a group of 20 and we rode it for a while but it wasn't meant to be and I think peoples legs were pretty tired after that."
Haas will look to keep the jersey until the conclusion of the race on Sunday and has a strong team to help him do so. "With a prologue were everyone is within a second of each other going down to 80th its an imperative to get that time on the line if you want to stay in the jersey or even if you want to take control for the gc of the race," he said.

How it unfolded
The early pace was set by UnitedHealthcare as the riders headed out of the portside town of Geelong which hosted the 2010 road world championships. A three man group formed which contained Thomas Hamilton (Jayco Australian U23 team), Nathan Elliot (African Wildlife Safaris) and Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale).

The group's lead went out to a touch of three minutes as Garmin were controlling the chase back in the main bunch. Bettoil claimed maximum points at the intermediate sprint point which also gave him the most aggressive prize for the day.

The race kicked into life on the cat 1 climb of the day as the breakaway's lead had been cut down to 1:20 at the base of the climb and it was Hamilton who put the hammer down to crest the ascent first which would land him the KOM jersey.

Bettiol was 10 seconds behind Hamilton and Elliot was 10 seconds off Bettiol when he came over and with no descent, the flat windy roads didn't give Elliot an opportunity to catch the now leading duo.

Garmin and Avanti had decided to make the climb a little bit harder for the bunch and caused an 18 man selection that soon caught the leaders on the road.

The large group contained Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling, Thomas Moses (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT, Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp, Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team, John Anderson (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling, Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp, Steele von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp, Jack Haig (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team, Mark O'Brien (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team, Robert Power (Aus) Jayco Australian U23, Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling, Mitch Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge, Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge, William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling, Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge, Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling and Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U23.

The group swelled to a size of 50 riders as Garmin and Orica-GreenEdge came to the front to set it up their sprinters. In the final 4km Will Clarke (Drapac) and Pat Lane (Synergy Baku) tried their luck with an escape but it was all brought back together for Haas to take the stage honours, the points jersey and coveted yellow jersey. 

 

Results

Stage 1 result
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 3:04:12  
2 Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
3 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling    
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
5 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
6 Pat Shaw (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia    
7 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
8 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
9 Patrick Bevin (NZl) New Zealand Team    
10 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
11 Mitch Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
12 Steele von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
13 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling    
14 Glenn O’Shea (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia    
15 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
16 Shaun O’Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
17 Jack Haig (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
18 Calvin Watson (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia    
19 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling    
20 Alex Clements (Aus) Jayco Australian U23    
21 William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling    
22 John Anderson (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling    
23 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling    
24 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
25 Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts    
26 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
27 Patrick Lane (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling    
28 Harry Carpenter (Aus) Jayco Australian U23    
29 Robert Power (Aus) Jayco Australian U23    
30 Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
31 Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
32 Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team    
33 Thomas Dekker (NED) Garmin Sharp    
34 James Oram (NZl) New Zealand Team    
35 Mark O’Brien (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
36 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
37 Matthew Clarke (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia    
38 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp    
39 Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 0:00:15  
40 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:18  
41 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:20  
42 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:01:25  
43 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT 0:02:26  
44 Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling    
45 Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
46 Hugh Carth (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT    
47 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare 0:06:46  
48 Jeremy Cameron (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
49 Scott Davies (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
50 Hayden McCormick (NZl) New Zealand Team    
51 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare    
52 Jeffry Louder (NZl) UnitedHealthcare    
53 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
54 Dion Smith (NZl) New Zealand Team    
55 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare    
56 Samuel Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts    
57 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Avanti Cycling Team    
58 Chris Jory (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia    
59 James Rendall (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
60 Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT    
61 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Jayco Australian U23    
62 Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
63 Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
64 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
65 Matej Mahoric (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:09:47  
66 Matty Lloyd (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia    
67 Samuel Witmitz (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
68 Jason Spencer (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
69 Bradley White (NZl) UnitedHealthcare    
70 Ji Wen Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore Team    
71 Robert-John McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australian U23    
72 Christopher Lawless (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
73 Thomas Moses (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT    
74 Felix English (Irl) Rapha Condor JLT    
75 Germain Burton (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
76 Tom Scully (NZl) New Zealand Team    
77 Adrian Hegyvary (NZl) UnitedHealthcare    
78 Elchin Asadov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling    
79 Cameron Bayly (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team    
80 Thomas Rabou (NED) OCBC Singapore Team    
81 Rico Rogers (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team 0:14:29  
82 Harrif Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Team    
83 Umardi Rosdi (Mas) Terengganu Team    
84 Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
85 Daniel Klemme (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling    
86 Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
87 Zamri Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Team    
88 Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling    
89 Luke Davison (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling    
90 Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Team    
91 Ying Hon Ronald Yeung (Hkg) OCBC Singapore Team    
92 Christopher Opie (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT    
93 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) New Zealand Team    
94 Fakhruddin Makuzi (Mas) Terengganu Team    
95 Jacob Ragan (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:17:54  
DNF Anuar Manan (Mas) Terengganu Team    
Sprint point 1 - Anakie
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6  pts
2 Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 4  
3 Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris 2  
Sprint point 2 -Finish line
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 10  pts
2 Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 8  
3 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 6  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 4  
5 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team 2  
King of the mountains 1 - Glenmore
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 24  pts
2 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 16  
3 Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris 8  
King of the mountains 2 - Mount Edgerton
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 6  pts
2 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 4  
3 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 2  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Harry Carpenter (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 3:07:19  
2 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 3:07:20  
3 Shaun O’Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
4 Patrick Bevin (NZl) New Zealand Team 3:07:21  
5 Jack Haig (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
6 James Oram (NZl) New Zealand Team 3:07:23  
7 Alex Clements (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 3:07:24  
8 Matthew Clarke (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia 3:07:25  
9 Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts 3:07:26  
10 Robert Power (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 3:07:27  
11 Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team    
12 Patrick Lane (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling 3:07:28  
13 Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 3:07:38  
14 Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 3:09:52  
15 Hugh Carth (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT 3:09:53  
16 Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling 3:10:05  
17 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team 3:14:05  
18 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Jayco Australian U23    
19 Hayden McCormick (NZl) New Zealand Team 3:14:08  
20 Dion Smith (NZl) New Zealand Team 3:14:12  
21 Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
22 Scott Davies (GBr) Great Britain National Team 3:14:14  
23 Jeremy Cameron (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris 3:14:18  
24 Felix English (Irl) Rapha Condor JLT 3:17:01  
25 Germain Burton (GBr) Great Britain National Team 3:17:05  
26 Christopher Lawless (GBr) Great Britain National Team 3:17:06  
27 Robert-John McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 3:17:11  
28 Thomas Moses (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT 3:17:12  
29 Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain National Team 3:21:53  
30 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) New Zealand Team    
31 Daniel Klemme (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling 3:21:54  
32 Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain National Team 3:21:58  
33 Umardi Rosdi (Mas) Terengganu Team 3:22:04  
34 Fakhruddin Makuzi (Mas) Terengganu Team 3:22:12  
35 Jacob Ragan (GBr) Great Britain National Team 3:25:23  
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Garmin Sharp 9:21:44  
2 Drapac Professional Cycling 0:10:00  
3 Orica-Green Edge 0:11:00  
4 Avanti Cycling Team    
5 Jayco Australian U23 National Team 0:00:18  
6 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:22  
7 Korda Mentha Real Estate - Team Australia 0:00:26  
8 Team Budget Forklifts 0:02:49  
9 New Zealand National Team 0:06:59  
10 African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team 0:07:07  
11 Rapha Condor JLT 0:11:57  
12 Synergy Baku Cycling Project 0:12:46  
13 OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling 0:20:08  
14 United Healthcare Pro Cycling 0:20:37  
15 Great Britain National Team 0:26:37  
16 Terengganu Cycling Team 0:44:28  
Most aggressive
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
  Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
General classification after Stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 3:07:05  
2 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp 0:00:07  
3 William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 0:00:09  
4 Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
5 Steele von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:11  
6 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:12  
7 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
8 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling    
9 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:13  
10 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
11 Glenn O’Shea (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia 0:00:14  
12 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
13 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling    
14 Harry Carpenter (Aus) Jayco Australian U23    
15 Mitch Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:15  
16 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling    
17 Shaun O’Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
18 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
19 Patrick Bevin (NZl) New Zealand Team 0:00:16  
20 Jack Haig (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
21 Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
22 Thomas Dekker (NED) Garmin Sharp    
23 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 0:00:17  
24 Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
25 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:18  
26 James Oram (NZl) New Zealand Team    
27 Alex Clements (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 0:00:19  
28 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:20  
29 Pat Shaw (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia    
30 John Anderson (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling    
31 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
32 Matthew Clarke (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia    
33 Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts 0:00:21  
34 Robert Power (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 0:00:22  
35 Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team    
36 Calvin Watson (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia 0:00:23  
37 Patrick Lane (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling    
38 Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 0:00:33  
39 Mark O’Brien (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team 0:00:34  
40 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:37  
41 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:40  
42 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:01:37  
43 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT 0:02:45  
44 Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 0:02:47  
45 Hugh Carth (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT 0:02:48  
46 Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling 0:03:00  
47 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Avanti Cycling Team 0:07:00  
48 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
49 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Jayco Australian U23    
50 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare 0:07:01  
51 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare 0:07:03  
52 Hayden McCormick (NZl) New Zealand Team    
53 Jeffry Louder (NZl) UnitedHealthcare    
54 Samuel Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts    
55 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:07:04  
56 James Rendall (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris 0:07:06  
57 Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
58 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare 0:07:07  
59 Dion Smith (NZl) New Zealand Team    
60 Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
61 Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT    
62 Scott Davies (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:07:09  
63 Chris Jory (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia    
64 Jeremy Cameron (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris 0:07:13  
65 Tom Scully (NZl) New Zealand Team 0:09:55  
66 Felix English (Irl) Rapha Condor JLT 0:09:56  
67 Germain Burton (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:10:00  
68 Christopher Lawless (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:10:01  
69 Bradley White (NZl) UnitedHealthcare 0:10:03  
70 Jason Spencer (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
71 Samuel Witmitz (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 0:10:05  
72 Robert-John McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 0:10:06  
73 Thomas Rabou (NED) OCBC Singapore Team    
74 Thomas Moses (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT 0:10:07  
75 Matej Mahoric (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:10:08  
76 Cameron Bayly (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team    
77 Adrian Hegyvary (NZl) UnitedHealthcare 0:10:09  
78 Ji Wen Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore Team 0:10:13  
79 Elchin Asadov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling 0:10:15  
80 Matty Lloyd (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia 0:10:28  
81 Luke Davison (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling 0:14:47  
82 Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:14:48  
83 Christopher Opie (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT    
84 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) New Zealand Team    
85 Daniel Klemme (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling 0:14:49  
86 Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling 0:14:51  
87 Rico Rogers (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team 0:14:53  
88 Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
89 Harrif Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Team 0:14:56  
90 Umardi Rosdi (Mas) Terengganu Team 0:14:59  
91 Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Team 0:15:01  
92 Ying Hon Ronald Yeung (Hkg) OCBC Singapore Team    
93 Zamri Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Team 0:15:03  
94 Fakhruddin Makuzi (Mas) Terengganu Team 0:15:07  
95 Jacob Ragan (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:18:18  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 10  pts
2 Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 8  
3 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6  
4 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 6  
5 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 4  
6 Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 4  
7 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team 2  
8 Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris 2  
King of the mountains
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 24  pts
2 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 16  
3 Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris 8  
4 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 6  
5 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 4  
6 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 2  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Harry Carpenter (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 3:07:19  
2 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 0:00:01  
3 Shaun O’Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris    
4 Patrick Bevin (NZl) New Zealand Team 0:00:02  
5 Jack Haig (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team    
6 James Oram (NZl) New Zealand Team 0:00:04  
7 Alex Clements (Aus) Jayco Australian U23 0:00:05  
8 Matthew Clarke (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia 0:00:06  
9 Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts 0:00:07