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Tour de France hero Chris Froome has won the 63rd Herald Sun Tour.
The stars of Australia’s summer of cycling have come out to play at the 63rd Jayco Herald Sun Tour.
Caleb Ewan’s hot run of Australian cycling form is only one tiny step in a huge challenge for the rising star.
Tour de France winner Chris Froome’s season gets under way on Wednesday at the Herald Sun Tour where both Caleb Ewan and Jack Bobridge will look to shine.
The South Australian Tour Down Under bonanza was unable to stretch across the state border into Victoria, as Britain’s Peter Kennaugh tore up the script and soloed to a staggering victory in the second Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
Peter Kennaugh’s outstanding solo attack gave the British national cycling champion victory in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Rd race.
A week after dominating the Tour Down Under, top Australian cycling team Orica-GreenEDGE will boast the strongest contingent in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road race.
Cadel Evans hoped when he set up the inaugural Great Ocean Road Race that it would become an integral part of an already impressive legacy. Judging by the hype surrounding the 2016 edition, it’s fair to say that the event is already on its way to achieving that aim.
As Roar Expert Felix Lowe wrote in his Tour Down Under preview, “stability is a great thing, but stagnation is only just around the corner.”
The 2016 Tour Down Under will be remembered for the outstanding performances of two riders from the same team.
Mike Turtur predicts the big overseas cycling names who were notable by their absence will race at next year’s Tour Down Under.
Caleb Ewan capped a near-perfect week for the Orica-GreenEDGE cycling team at the Tour Down Under by winning the final stage.
“I don’t think I’ve got the legs I’ve had for the past two years.”
Simon Gerrans will cap a dream week when the top Australian cyclist secures his fourth Tour Down Under title.
As I wrote yesterday, I felt Simon Gerrans victory over Corkscrew in Stage 3, would be enough for him to win this year’s Santos Tour Down Under.
Simon Gerrans has just about consigned last year’s horrors to the dustbin of cycling history.
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Unlike yesterday, Stage 3 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour should end in certain mass sprint finish.
After a punishing finale to the stage yesterday, the 144 kilometres of Stage 2 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour from Yara Glen to Moe will be much of the same.
Peter Kennaugh has won Stage 1 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, beating Team Sky teammate Chris Froome, in a time of three hours, one minute and 47 seconds.
Stage 1 of the Herald Sun Tour could potentially see the first real action in terms of the general classification fight, with the riders starting and finshing in the town of Healesville.
The 2016 Jayco Herald Sun Tour starts with the traditional short prologue test around a tight and twisting course around central Melbourne.
The second Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race was won in emphatic fashion by Peter Kennaugh, who attacked over the main climb, Challambra, then soloed to the finish.
Race result: British national cycling champion Peter Kennaugh took out the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Sunday afternoon.
Stage result: Caleb Ewan won Stage 6 of the Tour Down Under, as Simon Gerrans confirmed a fourth tour title on Sunday.
Stage result: Richie Porte won the stage, but Simon Gerrans now looks a virtual certainty to claim his fourth Tour Down Under title when the event concludes on Sunday, heading into the final stage with a nine-second lead.
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Stage 5 of the Tour Down Under is the decisive part of the race, with the old foe of Willunga Hill to be competed against. It comes up twice on the course, and the final time up should decide who will win the race overall.
Stage 4 will be another tough day in the hills of Adelaide as the 2016 Tour Down Under takes on a 138-kilometre journey from Norwood to Victor Harbour. Will Simon Gerrans hold onto the overall lead? Find out as The Roar brings you live coverage from 12:30pm (AEDT).
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Race results: Stage 3 of the 2016 Tour Down Under have been decided in very exciting circumstances on the Corkscrew Hill as Simon Gerrans (Orica) sprinted home to stage victory ahead of Rohan Dennis (BMC) and Michael Woods (Cannondale).
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After two difficult days over hilly terrain in the Tour Down Under, the riders will face a much flatter approach into the finish at the coastal town of Victor Harbor.
Stage results: Australian Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff) has claimed victory on Stage 2 of the 2016 Tour Down Under and the leaders’ jersey on an uphill sprint into Stirling after a crash marred the final kilometre.
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Yesterday’s hills will be in the legs of the riders as they take on the first real general classification day of the race, with the final ascent and descent of the Corkscrew Road climb set to destroy the peloton and leave only the best.
The first WorldTour cycling event of the year begins today, with Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour Down Under. Can defending champion Rohan Dennis (BMC) become the first man in the race’s history to claim back-to-back titles? Join The Roar for all the action from 12:30pm (AEDT).