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

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

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky3:28:47
2Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 1 - Cell 2
3Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic0:00:29
4Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:00:36
5Ryan Cavanagh (Aus) St George ContinentalRow 4 - Cell 2
6Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food RacingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane0:00:39
8William Clarke (Aus) Trek-SegafredoRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nathan Elliot (Aus) KordaMentha Australian Team0:00:42
10Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Sky0:01:19
11Brenton Jones (Aus) KordaMentha Australian TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 11 - Cell 2
13Theodore Yates (Aus) Drapac Cannondale HolisticRow 12 - Cell 2
14Chris Harper (Aus) Team BridgelaneRow 13 - Cell 2
15Craig Wiggins (Aus) St George ContinentalRow 14 - Cell 2
16Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team SkyRow 15 - Cell 2
17Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-SegafredoRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sam Jenner (Aus) KordaMentha Australian TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Jesse Ewart (Aus) Team Sapura CyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 20 - Cell 2
22Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 21 - Cell 2
23Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 22 - Cell 2
24Christian Knees (Ger) Team SkyRow 23 - Cell 2
25Nicholas White (Aus) Team BridgelaneRow 24 - Cell 2
26Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team SkyRow 25 - Cell 2
27Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 26 - Cell 2
28Freddy Ovett (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine CoastRow 27 - Cell 2
29Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team BridgelaneRow 28 - Cell 2
30Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team SkyRow 29 - Cell 2
31Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Trek-SegafredoRow 30 - Cell 2
32Alistair Donohoe (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine CoastRow 31 - Cell 2
33Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-SegafredoRow 32 - Cell 2
34Cyrus Monk (Aus) EvoPro RacingRow 33 - Cell 2
35Jason Lea (Aus) Team BridgelaneRow 34 - Cell 2
36Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Team Sapura CyclingRow 35 - Cell 2
37Harrison Sweeny (Aus) EvoPro RacingRow 36 - Cell 2
38Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First Pro CyclingRow 37 - Cell 2
39Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team BridgelaneRow 38 - Cell 2
40Muhammad Zawawi Azman (Mas) Team Sapura CyclingRow 39 - Cell 2
41Jesse Featonby (Aus) Oliver's Real Food RacingRow 40 - Cell 2
42Marcus Culey (Aus) Team Sapura CyclingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Daniel Whitehouse (Aus) EvoPro RacingRow 42 - Cell 2
44Oliver Martin (Aus) Drapac Cannondale HolisticRow 43 - Cell 2
45Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team BridgelaneRow 44 - Cell 2
46Muhamad Nur Aiman Mohd Zariff (Mas) Team Sapura CyclingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Muhsin Al Redha Misbah (Mas) Team Sapura CyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Michael Potter (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine CoastRow 47 - Cell 2
49Michael Vink (NZl) St George ContinentalRow 48 - Cell 2
50Thomas Hubbard (Aus) St George ContinentalRow 49 - Cell 2
51Tom Mcfarlane (Aus) KordaMentha Australian TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
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 RacingRow 56 - Cell 2
58Benjamin Andrews (Aus) Oliver's Real Food RacingRow 57 - Cell 2
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 CyclingRow 62 - Cell 2
64Aaron Gate (Aus) EvoPro Racing0:03:31
65Jonathon Noble (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine CoastRow 64 - Cell 2
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 CoastRow 71 - Cell 2
73Timothy Cameron (Aus) St George ContinentalRow 72 - Cell 2
74Tom Kaesler (Aus) Drapac Cannondale HolisticRow 73 - Cell 2
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 RacingRow 77 - Cell 2
OTLTaj Jones (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine CoastRow 78 - Cell 2
OTLThomas Coates (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro CyclingRow 79 - Cell 2
OTLChristopher Williams (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro CyclingRow 80 - Cell 2
DNFCarter Turnbull (Aus) KordaMentha Australian TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Freiberg (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine CoastRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFCameron Layton (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro CyclingRow 83 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Maffra
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Chris Harper (Aus) Team Bridgelane6pts
2Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo2Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Willow Grove
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane6pts
2Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing2Row 2 - Cell 3
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KOM 1 - Yallourn North
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing8pts
2Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane2Row 2 - Cell 3
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KOM 2 - Shady Creek
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky8pts
2Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing2Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sky10:27:40
2Drapac Cannondale Holistic Development Team0:01:48
3St George Continental Cycling Team0:01:55
4Evopro RacingRow 3 - Cell 2
5Team Bridgelane0:01:58
6Trek - SegafredoRow 5 - Cell 2
7Kordamentha Real Estate National Men's Team0:02:01
8Oliver's Real Food Racing0:02:26
10Team Sapura CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Pro Racing Sunshine CoastRow 10 - Cell 2
12EF Education First0:02:51
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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-ScottRow 8 - Cell 2
10Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:02:04
11Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane0:02:08
12Sam Jenner (Aus) KordaMentha Australian TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Trek-SegafredoRow 12 - Cell 2
14Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-SegafredoRow 13 - Cell 2
15Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First Pro CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Nicholas White (Aus) Team Bridgelane0:02:36
17Daniel Whitehouse (Aus) EvoPro RacingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling0:02:44
19Alistair Donohoe (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast0:04:10
20Freddy Ovett (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine CoastRow 19 - Cell 2
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 BridgelaneRow 31 - Cell 2
33Jesse Ewart (Aus) Team Sapura Cycling0:08:05
34Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 33 - Cell 2
35Muhammad Zawawi Azman (Mas) Team Sapura CyclingRow 34 - Cell 2
36Muhamad Nur Aiman Mohd Zariff (Mas) Team Sapura CyclingRow 35 - Cell 2
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 ContinentalRow 44 - Cell 2
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 BridgelaneRow 48 - Cell 2
50Tom Mcfarlane (Aus) KordaMentha Australian TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Michael Vink (NZl) St George ContinentalRow 50 - Cell 2
52Michael Potter (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast0:10:56
53Oliver Martin (Aus) Drapac Cannondale HolisticRow 52 - Cell 2
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
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane24pts
2Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale Holistic14Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Owain Doull (Gbr) Team SkyRow 3 - Cell 2 Row 3 - Cell 3
5Daniel Mclay (GBr) EF Education First Pro CyclingRow 4 - Cell 2 Row 4 - Cell 3
6Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo8pts
7Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team SkyRow 6 - Cell 2 Row 6 - Cell 3
8Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 7 - Cell 2 Row 7 - Cell 3
9Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team SkyRow 8 - Cell 2 Row 8 - Cell 3
10Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro RacingRow 9 - Cell 2 Row 9 - Cell 3
11Chris Harper (Aus) Team Bridgelane6pts
12Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team BridgelaneRow 11 - Cell 2 Row 11 - Cell 3
13Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team SkyRow 12 - Cell 2 Row 12 - Cell 3
14Wouter Wippert (Aus) EvoPro RacingRow 13 - Cell 2 Row 13 - Cell 3
15Karl Michelin-Beard (Aus) Oliver's Real Food RacingRow 14 - Cell 2 Row 14 - Cell 3
16Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky4pts
17Theodore Yates (Aus) Drapac Cannondale HolisticRow 16 - Cell 2 Row 16 - Cell 3
18Cyrus Monk (Aus) EvoPro Racing2pts
19James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First Pro CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2 Row 18 - Cell 3
20Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food RacingRow 19 - Cell 2 Row 19 - Cell 3
21Dylan Newbery (Aus) Futuro-Maxxis Pro CyclingRow 20 - Cell 2 Row 20 - Cell 3
22Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-SegafredoRow 21 - Cell 2 Row 21 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First Pro Cycling24pts
2Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo16Row 1 - Cell 3
3Cyrus Monk (Aus) EvoPro Racing12Row 2 - Cell 3
4Owain Doull (Gbr) Team Sky8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Conor Murtagh (Aus) Oliver's Real Food RacingRow 4 - Cell 2 Row 4 - Cell 3
6Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 5 - Cell 2 Row 5 - Cell 3
7Liam White (Aus) Drapac Cannondale HolisticRow 6 - Cell 2 Row 6 - Cell 3
8Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team BridgelaneRow 7 - Cell 2 Row 7 - Cell 3
9Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Team Bridgelane6pts
10Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Sky4Row 9 - Cell 3
11Luke Mudgway (Aus) EvoPro Racing2Row 10 - Cell 3
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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 TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Michael Potter (Aus) Pro Racing Sunshine Coast0:10:53
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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 RacingRow 10 - Cell 2
12St George Continental Cycling Team0:32:38

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