Owain Doull takes win on stage 3 of Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Welshman takes Team Sky 1-2, with Rowe second from breakaway

It was a Team Sky – and a Welsh – one-two at the finish of stage 3 of the 2019 Jayco Herald Sun Tour on Friday when Owain Doull and Luke Rowe crossed the line together after the two riders escaped in the final five kilometres from a group of nine riders, with Doull taking the victory.

Overall race leader Michael Woods (EF Education First) kept his powder dry in the safety of the peloton, with the race set to be decided on four ascents of the climb of Arthurs Seat on Saturday's penultimate stage.

A crash just 35 kilometres into the stage brought down a number of riders, and the two riders who came off worst were Carter Turnbull of the KordaMentha Australian Team, who was knocked unconscious, and was to be kept in hospital overnight for observation after recovering consciousness, and Australian road race champion Michael Freiberg (Pro Racing Sunshine Coast), who was also taken to nearby Traralgon Hospital, where he received stitches for facial injuries and treatment for cuts and bruises.

Soon after the crash, a group of nine riders escaped off the front, and Doull, Rowe, Nathan Elliott (KordaMentha Australian Team), Trek-Segafredo's Will Clarke, Team Bridgelane's Neil Van Der Ploeg, Conor Murtagh (Oliver's Real Food Racing), Drapac Cannondale Holistic's Liam White, Ryan Cavanagh (St George Continental) and EvoPro's Luke Mudgway had built up a 5:25 lead over the bunch by the halfway stage of the 127km stage between Sale and Warragul in Victoria, Australia.

While Woods' EF Education First squad was content to control the race and let the break have some rope, Mitchelton-Scott came to the front later on the stage, but weren't able to reel the break in, with Doull's Team Sky teammate Kristoffer Halvorsen bringing the bunch home 1:19 behind the stage winner.

The leading nine riders worked well together, but on a steep rise five kilometres before the finish, Rowe and Doull took the opportunity to attack the break, building up a 30-second lead to take the Sky one-two, with the remaining seven riders left to fight it out between them for third place, which was taken by Drapac Cannondale Holistic's Liam White.

"We'd earmarked today's stage as a potential day for the break to go, with how the race was unfolding, and we were both pretty keen," Doull said at the finish.

"Luke and I made sure that we lost time yesterday so that the break could get a bit of rope out on the road, and it came around perfectly for us with the two of us being away with 5km to go. Luke – the gentleman – said to me, 'You can have it,' so I was more than happy to take it," he said.

With the group's gap decreasing, the two Welshman had made their decision: "Luke and I said we'd get everyone going through, and with 5km to go we just started 'one-two-ing'. Luke went first, and didn't quite get the gap, and then I went over the top, and got a gap, and then Luke managed to jump across, and after that we just TTed [time-trialled] it to the finish.

"It sounds simple, but it took a lot more than that," he laughed.

Woods had a relatively simple day in the yellow leader's jersey, and will be ready to try to defend his lead on Saturday's fourth stage, which finishes with four climbs of Arthurs Seat on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

"My team was fantastic all day," said Woods. "I could really lean on them, and they kept me calm. I managed to stay safe, and am lucky to have such a good team around me.

"We did a great job of controlling the break. Everybody that was up the road was eight minutes or more down on the GC," he explained, "and we just made sure that we kept the gap down, and brought it down to three minutes before Mitchelton took over, who weren't able to bring it down totally.

"The onus is now on a lot of teams to really be aggressive tomorrow [stage 4]," said Woods, "but we're prepared for that."

Full results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky3:28:47 
2Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
3Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:00:29 
4Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:00:36 
5Ryan Cavanagh (Aus) St George Continental  
6Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
7Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane0:00:39 
8William Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo  
9Nathan Elliot (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team0:00:42 
10Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Sky0:01:19 
11Brenton Jones (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team  
12Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
13Theodore Yates (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic  
14Chris Harper (Aus) Team Bridgelane  
15Craig Wiggins (Aus) St George Continental  
16Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky  
17Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo  
18Sam Jenner (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team  
19Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling  
20Jesse Ewart (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling  
21Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
22Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
23Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
24Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
25Nicholas White (Aus) Team Bridgelane  
26Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky  
27Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
28Freddy Ovett (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast  
29Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane  
30Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky  
31Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Trek-Segafredo  
32Alistair Donohoe (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast  
33Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
34Cyrus Monk (Aus) EvoPro Racing  
35Jason Lea (Aus) Team Bridgelane  
36Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling  
37Harrison Sweeny (Aus) EvoPro Racing  
38Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling  
39Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane  
40Muhammad Zawawi Azman (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling  
41Jesse Featonby (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
42Marcus Culey (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling  
43Daniel Whitehouse (Aus) EvoPro Racing  
44Oliver Martin (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic  
45Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane  
46Muhamad Nur Aiman Mohd Zariff (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling  
47Muhsin Al Redha Misbah (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling  
48Michael Potter (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast  
49Michael Vink (NZl) St George Continental  
50Thomas Hubbard (Aus) St George Continental  
51Tom Mcfarlane (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team  
52James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling0:01:32 
53Dylan Newbery (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling0:01:34 
54Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo0:01:37 
55Liam Magennis (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:01:47 
56Dion Smith (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:50 
57Sebastian Presley (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
58Benjamin Andrews (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
59Callum Scotson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:02:08 
60Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo0:02:35 
61Wouter Wippert (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:02:50 
62Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling0:03:15 
63Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education First Pro Cycling  
64Aaron Gate (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:03:31 
65Jonathon Noble (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast  
66Angus Lyons (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing0:03:38 
67Daniel Mclay (GBr) EF Education First Pro Cycling0:05:43 
68Corbin Strong (Aus) St George Continental0:05:48 
69Sam Bewley (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott0:06:36 
70David Williams (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team0:08:53 
71Zachary Johnson (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:09:53 
72Ashley Mackay (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast  
73Timothy Cameron (Aus) St George Continental  
74Tom Kaesler (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic  
75Patrick Burt (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:11:08 
76Shane Archbold (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:12:27 
77Karl Michelin-Beard (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing0:18:22 
OTLRowan Dever (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
OTLTaj Jones (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast  
OTLThomas Coates (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling  
OTLChristopher Williams (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling  
DNFCarter Turnbull (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team  
DNFMichael Freiberg (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast  
DNFCameron Layton (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling  
Sprint 1 - Maffra
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chris Harper (Aus) Team Bridgelane6 pts
2Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky4 
3Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo2 
Sprint 2 - Willow Grove
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane6 pts
2Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing4 
3Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing2 
KOM 1 - Yallourn North
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing8 pts
2Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic4 
3Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane2 
KOM 2 - Shady Creek
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky8 pts
2Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane4 
3Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing2 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky10:27:40 
2Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team0:01:48 
3St George Continental Cycling Team0:01:55 
4Evopro Racing  
5Team Bridgelane0:01:58 
6Trek - Segafredo  
7Kordamentha Real Estate National Men's Team0:02:01 
8Oliver's Real Food Racing0:02:26 
10Team Sapura Cycling  
11Pro Racing Sunshine Coast  
12EF Education First0:02:51 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling5:12:32 
2Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo0:00:04 
3Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky0:00:27 
4Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:29 
5Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky0:00:31 
6Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky0:00:53 
7Chris Harper (Aus) Team Bridgelane0:00:54 
8Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:57 
9Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
10Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:02:04 
11Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane0:02:08 
12Sam Jenner (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team  
13Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Trek-Segafredo  
14Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
15Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling  
16Nicholas White (Aus) Team Bridgelane0:02:36 
17Daniel Whitehouse (Aus) EvoPro Racing  
18Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling0:02:44 
19Alistair Donohoe (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast0:04:10 
20Freddy Ovett (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast  
21Dion Smith (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott0:04:37 
22Cyrus Monk (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:04:59 
23Marcus Culey (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling0:05:45 
24Jesse Featonby (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing0:06:18 
25Owain Doull (Gbr) Team Sky0:06:24 
26Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:06:32 
27Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:07:07 
28Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane0:07:45 
29Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Sky0:07:47 
30Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:07:49 
31Brenton Jones (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team0:07:57 
32Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane  
33Jesse Ewart (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling0:08:05 
34Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
35Muhammad Zawawi Azman (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling  
36Muhamad Nur Aiman Mohd Zariff (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling  
37James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling0:08:17 
38Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo0:08:23 
39Benjamin Andrews (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing0:08:43 
40Muhsin Al Redha Misbah (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling0:09:05 
41Theodore Yates (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:09:47 
42Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling0:10:01 
43Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing0:10:12 
44Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane0:10:13 
45Ryan Cavanagh (Aus) St George Continental  
46William Clarke (Aus) Trek-Segafredo0:10:16 
47Nathan Elliot (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team0:10:19 
48Craig Wiggins (Aus) St George Continental0:10:48 
49Jason Lea (Aus) Team Bridgelane  
50Tom Mcfarlane (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team  
51Michael Vink (NZl) St George Continental  
52Michael Potter (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast0:10:56 
53Oliver Martin (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic  
54Liam Magennis (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:11:24 
55Sebastian Presley (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing0:11:27 
56Dylan Newbery (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling0:11:32 
57Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:11:33 
58Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education First Pro Cycling0:11:43 
59Harrison Sweeny (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:12:18 
60Aaron Gate (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:13:00 
61Callum Scotson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:13:07 
62Jonathon Noble (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast0:13:26 
63Daniel Mclay (GBr) EF Education First Pro Cycling0:14:58 
64Corbin Strong (Aus) St George Continental0:15:25 
65Sam Bewley (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott0:16:13 
66Thomas Hubbard (Aus) St George Continental0:16:44 
67Patrick Burt (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:18:01 
68Ashley Mackay (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast0:19:30 
69David Williams (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team0:19:32 
70Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo0:20:31 
71Wouter Wippert (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:20:56 
72Angus Lyons (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing0:22:23 
73Timothy Cameron (Aus) St George Continental0:28:45 
74Tom Kaesler (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:29:59 
75Karl Michelin-Beard (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing0:37:11 
76Zachary Johnson (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:37:39 
77Shane Archbold (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:38:43 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane24 pts
2Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic14 
3Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling10 
4Owain Doull (Gbr) Team Sky  
5Daniel Mclay (GBr) EF Education First Pro Cycling  
6Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo8 pts
7Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky  
8Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
9Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Sky  
10Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing  
11Chris Harper (Aus) Team Bridgelane6 pts
12Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane  
13Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky  
14Wouter Wippert (Aus) EvoPro Racing  
15Karl Michelin-Beard (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
16Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky4 pts
17Theodore Yates (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic  
18Cyrus Monk (Aus) EvoPro Racing2 pts
19James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First Pro Cycling  
20Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
21Dylan Newbery (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro Cycling  
22Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo  
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling24 pts
2Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo16 
3Cyrus Monk (Aus) EvoPro Racing12 
4Owain Doull (Gbr) Team Sky8 
5Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
6Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
7Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic  
8Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane  
9Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane6 pts
10Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky4 
11Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing2 
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Sky8:43:31 
2Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:11 
3Sam Jenner (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team0:01:15 
4Nicholas White (Aus) Team Bridgelane0:01:43 
5Muhamad Nur Aiman Mohd Zariff (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling0:07:12 
6Benjamin Andrews (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing0:07:50 
7Muhsin Al Redha Misbah (Mas) Team Sapura Cycling0:08:12 
8Craig Wiggins (Aus) St George Continental0:09:55 
9Tom Mcfarlane (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team  
10Michael Potter (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast0:10:53 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky26:07:05 
3Trek - Segafredo0:04:35 
4Team Bridgelane0:05:50 
5EF Education First0:11:09 
6Pro Racing Sunshine Coast0:13:19 
7Team Sapura Cycling0:17:23 
8Evopro Racing0:17:36 
9Kordamentha Real Estate National Men's Team0:17:50 
10Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team0:25:56 
11Oliver's Real Food Racing  
12St George Continental Cycling Team0:32:38 

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