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Jayco Herald Sun Tour 2011

Date range:
October 12-16, 2011

October 12, Stage 1: Whittlesea - Ballarat 170.4km

Pollock comes up trumps in Ballarat

By:
Jane Aubrey
Published:
October 12, 2011, 4:13 BST,
Updated:
October 13, 2011, 2:20 BST

Drapac rider rewarded for late attack and nets first leader's jersey

Got it! Rhys Pollock (Drapac) celebrates as he crosses the finish line

Got it! Rhys Pollock (Drapac) celebrates as he crosses the finish line

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Rhys Pollock (Drapac) upstaged several big names, including current Australian road champion Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Cervelo) to claim the biggest win of his career. The Drapac rider won a gusty breakaway victory on the opening stage of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Ballarat.

Thirteen seconds back, the battle was on for the minor placings with Denmark's Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Saxo Bank - SunGard) just pipping exciting domestic prospect and Australia's current National Road Series leader, Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers).

The win on the 174.6 kilometre stage from Whittlesea tops Pollock's previous best, the 2010 Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic and secured the 31-year-old the first yellow leader's jersey of the five-stage event.

Despite a lack of expected winds throughout the day, the weather conditions while chilly at around 10 degrees, may just be enough to have already created the group of riders that will most likely contend the remaining four stages for general classification honours given the peloton lost around 10 minutes to the lead riders.

Pollock found himself in a group of six with around 30 kilometres to the finish. The selection had whittled back from an initial 15 which ran the gauntlet for the majority of the race. With three kilometres left to race, Pollock took the initiative and was never challenged, cruising to the finish line with his arms raised.

"It's unbelievable," said a stunned Pollock following his win. "I just can't believe it. I attacked because I thought, well, I'm not going to win the sprint. Drapac Professional Cycling Team was relying on me; I had eight minutes to the bunch. I didn't have the confidence so I just thought, ‘attack', and I did.

"I tried [to attack] a few times and I was really suffering but somehow I just got the gap and when you get the gap that close to the finish line and everyone starts hesitating, it's just a dream come true for me to win a stage of the Sun Tour," he continued. "Now I've got the leaders jersey as well, I'm just so happy."

For Pollock, it was a case of making the best of the situation he found himself in given the Drapac plan had been to get two riders in the breakaway which went not far from the departure town of Whittlesea.

"They didn't really want me up there because I'm not really our GC guy but it's just the way it happened," he explained. Pollock recently signed on for his fourth year at Drapac. 

A total of seven riders were forced to abandon during today's opening stage with the biggest casualty, Saxo Bank SunGard's Richie Porte who pulled out after just over 100 kilometres of racing having been dropped twice from the main group throughout the day. The Tasmanian is still recovering from surgery last Tuesday on a deviated septum.

How it unfolded:

The icy morning air didn't stop the Whittlesea community from showing their support at the day's departure, with a big crowd on hand to cheer on the peloton in the 59th edition of the race.

A breakaway of 15 riders formed within the first 10 kilometres containing Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Cervelo), Jonas Aen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank – SunGard), Jens Debusschere (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Jonny Clarke (UnitedHealthcare), Mitch Docker, Koen de Kort (Skil – Shimano), Mal Rudolph (Jayco-AIS), Pat Shaw, Nathan Haas (Genesys), Nic Hamilton (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda), Joe Lewis (Australian National Team), Tim Gudsell (Pure Black) , Reinardt JanseVan Rensburg (MTN - Qhubeka), Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia) and Rhys Pollock (Drapac). The gap would steadily increase to around seven minutes before Katusha moved to the head of the main group in an attempt to rescue the situation.

Haas continued his recent aggressive form, taking out the day's first sprint at Riddles Creek just after the 54 kilometre-mark, with Bobridge second and Shaw third giving some indication that the Genesys squad was not just making up the numbers in the high quality field. Haas, 22, again showed that he was there to be counted by claiming second in the first KOM at Woodend, 24 kilometres down the road, behind Sulzberger with Canadian Hamilton putting his hand up for third.

As the peloton started to eat away at the group's lead after 125 kilometres, Jack Bobridge mounted the first of many raids on his fellow escapees with Pollock deciding to chase.

Hitting the second KOM in the spa town of Daylesford, Pollock took the spoils from Bobridge while from the next group on the road, Haas continued his run and took the remaining bonuses. Bobridge and Pollock gained an advantage of around half a minute before the Australian Road Champion got some encouragement from his team car, with the event being run without direct communication from the caravane.

"He stirred me up a bit and I went a bit deep there for the next 20km, but you never know if you never try," Bobridge explained post-race.

"I gave it a nudge and it didn't work out, Rhys ended up taking the stage [and] he deserved it, a good move at the end there."

Bobridge pushed to a 200 metre lead before sitting up and letting Pollock, Haas, Jorgensen, Debusschere and Van Rensburg work with him – for a while gaining an advantage of 1:13 over a group of four riders which sat 3:48 ahead of the next.

The second sprint point loomed at Creswick (150.6km) and Haas was again the man to contend with, taking six points and the position of virtual race leader. Pollock was next with Jorgensen also getting in on the action.

"I was super nervous coming out of the sprint at Creswick that I was going to get dropped," the Drapac rider explained as mind games began to play a part in the way the race was being won. "I felt like I was going to start cramping but I just tried to keep riding tempo and bluff the other guys a little bit."

While Haas would not be able to hold on to what would have been a remarkable race lead, he was able to net second on GC, 15 seconds back from Pollock, along with the Sprint Classification, Young Rider Classification. His team Genesys, also claimed the lead in the Teams Classification in a great day for the orange train.

With 10 kilometres left before the finish in Ballarat, Bobridge again tried his luck before Pollock did the same for a small gap. At three kilometres out, Pollock decided it was now or never, earning the praise of his co-conspirator.

"It was a good move, also he didn't miss his turn all day ... he did his fair share," said Bobridge. "For him to pull the win off, good on him."

Pollock said that it was time to enjoy the day's spoils although was uncertain of how to maintain his position on Thursday's second stage to Geelong.

"We came here to try and win a stage and to win a stage and get the yellow jersey; we'll just do what we can now," he said.

Full results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 4:09:23  
2 Jonas Aen Jorgensen (Den) Saxo Bank-SunGard 0:00:13  
3 Nathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
4 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo    
5 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
6 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (SAf) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:20  
7 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Australian National Team 0:02:38  
8 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:02:39  
9 Tim Gudsell (NZl) Pure Black Racing 0:02:41  
10 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia    
11 Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Jayco - AIS 0:07:57  
12 Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:08:00  
13 Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
14 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano    
15 Jonathon Clarke (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
16 Kasper Larsen Klostergaard (Den) Saxo Bank-SunGard 0:10:24  
17 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
18 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
19 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
20 Benjamin Hill (Aus) Australian National Team    
21 John Anderson (Aus) Australian National Team    
22 Stijn Van Den Bergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
23 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Australian National Team    
24 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank-SunGard    
25 Aaron Kemps (Aus) V Australia    
26 Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank-SunGard    
27 Cameron Peterson (Aus) V Australia    
28 Michael Freiberg (Aus) V Australia    
29 Richard Lang (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
30 William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
31 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
32 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
33 Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
34 Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
35 James Williamson (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
36 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
37 Arran Brown (SAf) MTN - Qhubeka    
38 Bradley Potigieter (SAf) MTN - Qhubeka    
39 Michael Cupitt (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
40 David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank SunGard    
41 Dylan Girdlestone (Saf) MTN - Qhubeka    
42 Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team    
43 Valery Valynin (Rus) Russian National Team    
44 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team    
45 Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Jap) Utsunomiya Blitzen    
46 Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
47 Will Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
48 Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
49 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
50 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
51 Glen Chadwick (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
52 Brian Mcleod (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
53 Yukihiro Doi (Jap) Skil - Shimano    
54 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) V Australia    
55 Roman Van Uden (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
56 Michael Northey (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
57 Darren Rolfe (Aus) V Australia    
58 Nathan Earle (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
59 Chris Jongewaard (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
60 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
61 Dennis Van Niekerk (SAf) MTN - Qhubeka    
62 Peter Herzig (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
63 Jason Spencer (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
64 Matthew Llyod (Aus) Australian National Team    
65 Charles Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
66 Shem Rodger (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
67 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha Team    
68 Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
69 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Russian National Team    
70 Loto Petrus (Nam) MTN - Qhubeka    
71 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team    
72 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
73 Alex Carver (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
74 Luke Davison (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
75 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
76 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
77 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
78 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
79 Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
80 Nick Aitken (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
81 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo    
82 Andrea Grendene (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
83 Alexandere Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
84 Sho Hatsuyama (Jap) Utsunomiya Blitzen    
85 Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
86 Yoshimasa Hirose (Jap) Utsunomiya Blitzen    
87 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Australian National Team    
88 Jacob Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
89 Kenneth Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
90 Matvey Zubov (Rus) Russian National Team    
91 Alexey Markov (Rus) Russian National Team    
92 Alexander Serov (Rus) Russian National Team    
93 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo    
94 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
95 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo    
96 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo    
DNF Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank-SunGard    
DNF Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
DNF Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
DNF Kyle Marwood (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
DNF Nikolay Zhurkin (Rus) Russian National Team    
DNF Akira Kakinuma (Jap) Utsunomiya Blitzen    
DNF Atsuhito Wakasugi (Jap) Utsunomiya Blitzen    
Sprint 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 6  pts
2 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo 4  
3 Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 2  
Sprint 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Hathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 6  pts
2 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 4  
3 Jonas Aen Jorgensen (Den) Saxo Bank-SunGard 2  
Arrival
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 10  pts
2 Jonas Aen Jorgensen (Den) Saxo Bank-SunGard 8  
3 Nathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 6  
4 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo 4  
5 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
KOM 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia 6  pts
2 Nathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 4  
3 Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 2  
KOM 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 6  pts
2 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo 4  
3 Hathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 2  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Genesys Wealth Advisers 12:46:46  
2 Drapac Cycling 0:02:11  
3 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:02:24  
4 Saxo Bank Sungard    
5 Team Garmin-Cervelo    
6 Skil Shimano 0:02:26  
7 MTN Qhubeka 0:02:31  
8 Australia National Team 0:04:49  
9 V Australia 0:04:52  
10 Pureblack Racing    
11 Team Jayco - AIS 0:10:08  
12 United Health Care Pro Cycling 0:10:11  
13 Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
14 Katusha Team 0:12:35  
15 Team Budget Forklifts    
16 Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
17 Russian National Team    
18 Utsunomiya Blitzen    
General classification after Stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 4:09:11  
2 Nathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:00:15  
3 Jonas Aen Jorgensen (Den) Saxo Bank-SunGard 0:00:18  
4 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:23  
5 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:25  
6 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (SAf) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:32  
7 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Australian National Team 0:02:50  
8 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:02:51  
9 Tim Gudsell (NZl) Pure Black Racing 0:02:53  
10 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia    
11 Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Jayco - AIS 0:08:09  
12 Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:08:11  
13 Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:08:12  
14 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano    
15 Jonathon Clarke (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
16 Kasper Larsen Klostergaard (Den) Saxo Bank-SunGard 0:10:36  
17 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
18 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
19 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
20 Benjamin Hill (Aus) Australian National Team    
21 John Anderson (Aus) Australian National Team    
22 Stijn Van Den Bergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
23 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Australian National Team    
24 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank-SunGard    
25 Aaron Kemps (Aus) V Australia    
26 Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank-SunGard    
27 Cameron Peterson (Aus) V Australia    
28 Michael Freiberg (Aus) V Australia    
29 Richard Lang (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
30 William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
31 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
32 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
33 Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
34 Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
35 James Williamson (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
36 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
37 Arran Brown (SAf) MTN - Qhubeka    
38 Bradley Potigieter (SAf) MTN - Qhubeka    
39 Michael Cupitt (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
40 David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank SunGard    
41 Dylan Girdlestone (Saf) MTN - Qhubeka    
42 Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team    
43 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team    
44 Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Jap) Utsunomiya Blitzen    
45 Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
46 Will Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
47 Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
48 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
49 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
50 Glen Chadwick (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
51 Brian Mcleod (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
52 Yukihiro Doi (Jap) Skil - Shimano    
53 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) V Australia    
54 Roman Van Uden (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
55 Michael Northey (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
56 Darren Rolfe (Aus) V Australia    
57 Nathan Earle (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
58 Chris Jongewaard (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
59 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
60 Dennis Van Niekerk (SAf) MTN - Qhubeka    
61 Peter Herzig (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
62 Jason Spencer (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
63 Matthew Llyod (Aus) Australian National Team    
64 Charles Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
65 Shem Rodger (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
66 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha Team    
67 Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
68 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Russian National Team    
69 Loto Petrus (Nam) MTN - Qhubeka    
70 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team    
71 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
72 Alex Carver (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
73 Luke Davison (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
74 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
75 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
76 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
77 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
78 Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
79 Nick Aitken (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
80 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo    
81 Andrea Grendene (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
82 Alexandere Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
83 Sho Hatsuyama (Jap) Utsunomiya Blitzen    
84 Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
85 Yoshimasa Hirose (Jap) Utsunomiya Blitzen    
86 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Australian National Team    
87 Kenneth Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
88 Jacob Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
89 Matvey Zubov (Rus) Russian National Team    
90 Alexey Markov (Rus) Russian National Team    
91 Alexander Serov (Rus) Russian National Team    
92 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo    
93 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
94 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo    
95 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo    
96 135 0:10:56  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 18  pts
2 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 14  
3 Jonas Aen Jorgensen (Den) Saxo Bank-SunGard 10  
4 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo 8  
5 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
6 Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 2  
KOM classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 12  pts
2 Hathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 8  
3 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo 8  
4 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia 6  
5 Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 2  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Genesys Wealth Advisers 12:46:46  
2 Drapac Cycling 0:02:11  
3 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:02:24  
4 Saxo Bank Sungard    
5 Team Garmin-Cervelo    
6 Skil Shimano 0:02:26  
7 MTN Qhubeka 0:02:31  
8 Australia National Team 0:04:49  
9 V Australia 0:04:52  
10 Pureblack Racing    
11 Team Jayco - AIS 0:10:08  
12 United Health Care Pro Cycling 0:10:11  
13 Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
14 Katusha Team 0:12:35  
15 Team Budget Forklifts    
16 Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
17 Russian National Team    
18 Utsunomiya Blitzen    
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 4:09:26  
2 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:08  
3 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:10  
4 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (SAf) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:17  
5 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Australian National Team 0:02:35  
6 Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Jayco - AIS 0:07:54  
7 Benjamin Hill (Aus) Australian National Team 0:10:21  
8 Michael Freiberg (Aus) V Australia    
9 Richard Lang (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
10 Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
11 James Williamson (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
12 Bradley Potigieter (SAf) MTN - Qhubeka    
13 Dylan Girdlestone (Saf) MTN - Qhubeka    
14 Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team    
15 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
16 Brian Mcleod (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
17 Roman Van Uden (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
18 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
19 Jason Spencer (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
20 Shem Rodger (NZl) Pure Black Racing    
21 Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
22 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
23 Alex Carver (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
24 Luke Davison (Aus) Budget Forklifts    
25 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
26 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
27 Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
28 Nick Aitken (Aus) Jayco - AIS    
29 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo    
30 Alexandere Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
31 Sho Hatsuyama (Jap) Utsunomiya Blitzen    
32 Matvey Zubov (Rus) Russian National Team    
33 Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo