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

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

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) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp3:04:12 
2Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
3Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling  
4Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
5Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
6Pat Shaw (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia  
7Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
8Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
9Patrick Bevin (NZl) New Zealand Team  
10Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
11Mitch Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
12Steele von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
13Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling  
14Glenn O’Shea (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia  
15Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
16Shaun O’Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
17Jack Haig (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
18Calvin Watson (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia  
19Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling  
20Alex Clements (Aus) Jayco Australian U23  
21William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling  
22John Anderson (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling  
23Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling  
24George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
25Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts  
26Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
27Patrick Lane (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling  
28Harry Carpenter (Aus) Jayco Australian U23  
29Robert Power (Aus) Jayco Australian U23  
30Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
31Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
32Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team  
33Thomas Dekker (NED) Garmin Sharp  
34James Oram (NZl) New Zealand Team  
35Mark O’Brien (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
36Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
37Matthew Clarke (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia  
38Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp  
39Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U230:00:15 
40Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:18 
41Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:20 
42Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:01:25 
43Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT0:02:26 
44Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling  
45Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
46Hugh Carth (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT  
47Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare0:06:46 
48Jeremy Cameron (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
49Scott Davies (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
50Hayden McCormick (NZl) New Zealand Team  
51Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare  
52Jeffry Louder (NZl) UnitedHealthcare  
53Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
54Dion Smith (NZl) New Zealand Team  
55Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare  
56Samuel Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts  
57Joseph Cooper (NZl) Avanti Cycling Team  
58Chris Jory (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia  
59James Rendall (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
60Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT  
61Samuel Spokes (Aus) Jayco Australian U23  
62Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
63Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
64Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
65Matej Mahoric (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:09:47 
66Matty Lloyd (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia  
67Samuel Witmitz (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
68Jason Spencer (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
69Bradley White (NZl) UnitedHealthcare  
70Ji Wen Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore Team  
71Robert-John McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australian U23  
72Christopher Lawless (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
73Thomas Moses (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT  
74Felix English (Irl) Rapha Condor JLT  
75Germain Burton (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
76Tom Scully (NZl) New Zealand Team  
77Adrian Hegyvary (NZl) UnitedHealthcare  
78Elchin Asadov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling  
79Cameron Bayly (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team  
80Thomas Rabou (NED) OCBC Singapore Team  
81Rico Rogers (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team0:14:29 
82Harrif Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Team  
83Umardi Rosdi (Mas) Terengganu Team  
84Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
85Daniel Klemme (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling  
86Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
87Zamri Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Team  
88Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling  
89Luke Davison (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling  
90Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Team  
91Ying Hon Ronald Yeung (Hkg) OCBC Singapore Team  
92Christopher Opie (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT  
93Hamish Schreurs (NZl) New Zealand Team  
94Fakhruddin Makuzi (Mas) Terengganu Team  
95Jacob Ragan (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:17:54 
DNFAnuar Manan (Mas) Terengganu Team  
Sprint point 1 - Anakie
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling6 pts
2Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U234 
3Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris2 
Sprint point 2 -Finish line
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp10 pts
2Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge8 
3Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling6 
4Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4 
5Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team2 
King of the mountains 1 - Glenmore
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U2324 pts
2Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling16 
3Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris8 
King of the mountains 2 - Mount Edgerton
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp6 pts
2Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4 
3Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Harry Carpenter (Aus) Jayco Australian U233:07:19 
2Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling3:07:20 
3Shaun O’Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
4Patrick Bevin (NZl) New Zealand Team3:07:21 
5Jack Haig (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
6James Oram (NZl) New Zealand Team3:07:23 
7Alex Clements (Aus) Jayco Australian U233:07:24 
8Matthew Clarke (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia3:07:25 
9Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts3:07:26 
10Robert Power (Aus) Jayco Australian U233:07:27 
11Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team  
12Patrick Lane (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling3:07:28 
13Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U233:07:38 
14Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts3:09:52 
15Hugh Carth (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT3:09:53 
16Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling3:10:05 
17Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team3:14:05 
18Samuel Spokes (Aus) Jayco Australian U23  
19Hayden McCormick (NZl) New Zealand Team3:14:08 
20Dion Smith (NZl) New Zealand Team3:14:12 
21Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
22Scott Davies (GBr) Great Britain National Team3:14:14 
23Jeremy Cameron (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris3:14:18 
24Felix English (Irl) Rapha Condor JLT3:17:01 
25Germain Burton (GBr) Great Britain National Team3:17:05 
26Christopher Lawless (GBr) Great Britain National Team3:17:06 
27Robert-John McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australian U233:17:11 
28Thomas Moses (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT3:17:12 
29Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain National Team3:21:53 
30Hamish Schreurs (NZl) New Zealand Team  
31Daniel Klemme (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling3:21:54 
32Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain National Team3:21:58 
33Umardi Rosdi (Mas) Terengganu Team3:22:04 
34Fakhruddin Makuzi (Mas) Terengganu Team3:22:12 
35Jacob Ragan (GBr) Great Britain National Team3:25:23 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garmin Sharp9:21:44 
2Drapac Professional Cycling0:10:00 
3Orica-Green Edge0:11:00 
4Avanti Cycling Team  
5Jayco Australian U23 National Team0:00:18 
6Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:22 
7Korda Mentha Real Estate - Team Australia0:00:26 
8Team Budget Forklifts0:02:49 
9New Zealand National Team0:06:59 
10African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:07:07 
11Rapha Condor JLT0:11:57 
12Synergy Baku Cycling Project0:12:46 
13OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling0:20:08 
14United Healthcare Pro Cycling0:20:37 
15Great Britain National Team0:26:37 
16Terengganu Cycling Team0:44:28 
Most aggressive
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
General classification after Stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp3:07:05 
2Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp0:00:07 
3William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling0:00:09 
4Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
5Steele von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:00:11 
6Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:12 
7Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
8Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling  
9Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:13 
10Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
11Glenn O’Shea (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia0:00:14 
12Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
13Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling  
14Harry Carpenter (Aus) Jayco Australian U23  
15Mitch Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:15 
16Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling  
17Shaun O’Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
18Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
19Patrick Bevin (NZl) New Zealand Team0:00:16 
20Jack Haig (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
21Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
22Thomas Dekker (NED) Garmin Sharp  
23Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling0:00:17 
24Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
25George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:18 
26James Oram (NZl) New Zealand Team  
27Alex Clements (Aus) Jayco Australian U230:00:19 
28Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:20 
29Pat Shaw (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia  
30John Anderson (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling  
31Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
32Matthew Clarke (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia  
33Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:21 
34Robert Power (Aus) Jayco Australian U230:00:22 
35Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team  
36Calvin Watson (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia0:00:23 
37Patrick Lane (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling  
38Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U230:00:33 
39Mark O’Brien (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team0:00:34 
40Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:37 
41Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:40 
42Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:01:37 
43Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT0:02:45 
44Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:02:47 
45Hugh Carth (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT0:02:48 
46Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling0:03:00 
47Joseph Cooper (NZl) Avanti Cycling Team0:07:00 
48Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
49Samuel Spokes (Aus) Jayco Australian U23  
50Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare0:07:01 
51Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare0:07:03 
52Hayden McCormick (NZl) New Zealand Team  
53Jeffry Louder (NZl) UnitedHealthcare  
54Samuel Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts  
55Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:04 
56James Rendall (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:07:06 
57Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
58Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare0:07:07 
59Dion Smith (NZl) New Zealand Team  
60Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
61Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT  
62Scott Davies (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:07:09 
63Chris Jory (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia  
64Jeremy Cameron (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:07:13 
65Tom Scully (NZl) New Zealand Team0:09:55 
66Felix English (Irl) Rapha Condor JLT0:09:56 
67Germain Burton (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:10:00 
68Christopher Lawless (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:10:01 
69Bradley White (NZl) UnitedHealthcare0:10:03 
70Jason Spencer (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
71Samuel Witmitz (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:10:05 
72Robert-John McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australian U230:10:06 
73Thomas Rabou (NED) OCBC Singapore Team  
74Thomas Moses (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT0:10:07 
75Matej Mahoric (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:10:08 
76Cameron Bayly (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team  
77Adrian Hegyvary (NZl) UnitedHealthcare0:10:09 
78Ji Wen Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore Team0:10:13 
79Elchin Asadov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling0:10:15 
80Matty Lloyd (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia0:10:28 
81Luke Davison (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling0:14:47 
82Christopher Latham (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:14:48 
83Christopher Opie (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT  
84Hamish Schreurs (NZl) New Zealand Team  
85Daniel Klemme (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling0:14:49 
86Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling0:14:51 
87Rico Rogers (Aus) OCBC Singapore Team0:14:53 
88Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
89Harrif Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Team0:14:56 
90Umardi Rosdi (Mas) Terengganu Team0:14:59 
91Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Team0:15:01 
92Ying Hon Ronald Yeung (Hkg) OCBC Singapore Team  
93Zamri Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Team0:15:03 
94Fakhruddin Makuzi (Mas) Terengganu Team0:15:07 
95Jacob Ragan (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:18:18 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp10 pts
2Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge8 
3Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling6 
4Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling6 
5Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4 
6Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U234 
7Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team2 
8Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris2 
King of the mountains
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco Australian U2324 pts
2Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling16 
3Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris8 
4Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp6 
5Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4 
6Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Harry Carpenter (Aus) Jayco Australian U233:07:19 
2Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling0:00:01 
3Shaun O’Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris  
4Patrick Bevin (NZl) New Zealand Team0:00:02 
5Jack Haig (Aus) Avanti Cycling Team  
6James Oram (NZl) New Zealand Team0:00:04 
7Alex Clements (Aus) Jayco Australian U230:00:05 
8Matthew Clarke (Aus) Kordamentha Real Estate - Team Australia0:00:06 
9Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:07 
 

 

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