Jayco Herald Sun Tour: MTN-Qhubeka comes out tops as Janse van Rensburg wins
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jayco Herald Sun Tour: MTN-Qhubeka comes out tops as Janse van Rensburg wins

by Xylon van Eyck at 7:19 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
 
Young South African beats Baden Cooke to the line in Geelong

Jayco Herald Sun TourStage two of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour saw the peloton ride from Sovereign Hill to Geelong. The WorldTour teams in the race were again denied victory by their smaller counterparts when South African Team MTN-Qhubeka lead out Reinardt janse van Rensburg perfectly on the slightly uphill drag to the finish, nabbing the biggest win of his career.

Janse van Rensburg, who recently finished seventeenth at the under 23 world road race championships, recovered well after spending the previous day in the successful breakaway en route to sixth on the opening stage.

“The finish was perfect for me. My teammates put me in the right position with 500 metres to go. This is my first win out of Africa, so I’m very happy,” he said.

“After the second KOM I knew it was going to be a bunch sprint. But the last few [kilometres] were quite steep which suited me. My teammates took me from 40th to 10th - it was perfect. The past couple of weeks we’ve been riding so well together, 100 percent commitment.”

Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank SunGard) finished second, saying afterwards that the absence of a banner at 500 metres to go caused him to miss-time his effort. It was his third runner-up slot this month, a considerable source of frustration to the Australian.

Stage one winner Rhys Pollock (Drapac) held on to the leader’s jersey, although he had a tough day in the saddle and looked set to lose it on more than one occasion.

A 140.6 kilometre journey lay ahead for the riders at the start of the day with two KOM primes and two sprint primes. Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto) was the first to make a move up the first climb after seven kilometres of racing. His attack split the peloton into three groups but after taking the first KOM prime, he was soon brought back.

James Williamson (Pure Black Racing) and Darren Lapthorne (Drapac) surged ahead before the first sprint prime to finish first and second respectively. They were soon brought back into the fold when the break of the day finally escaped. Tim Gudsell (Pure Black Racing) & Chris Jongewaard (Budget Frklfts) gained a maximum advantage of six minutes with Gudsell being the virtual leader on the road.

After 80km’s of racing, SaxoBank-SunGard was intent on bringing it back for a sprint and halved the advantage to the two men who were ahead. Not wanting to catch them too soon, they were left dangling off the front of the peloton with sixteen kilometres left to race. Eventually they were reeled in at the five kilometres to go mark with Project 1t4i (formerly Skil-Shimano) and Genesys Wealth Advisers keen to set things up for their sprinters.

However, it was the 22 year old Janse van Rensburg who got the perfect pull from team captain Dennis van Niekerk to finish ahead of Baden Cooke (SaxoBank-SunGard) and take the stage honours.

Despite not feeling up to speed on the previous day, Janse van Rensburg is the only rider to finish in the top ten on both days.

“Yesterday I was a bit jet-lagged. But I was feeling super today,” he said.

“It is the end of the season for the European based riders so they are probably not going so well, but they are world class athletes.

“I’m feeling strong on the climbs. I’m not a climber, I’m actually a sprinter but if I can stay with them on the climbs I might have a chance.”

Stage one winner Pollock (Drapac) retains the overall lead despite losing contact with the peloton on a number of occasions. He praised his team for unselfishly looking after him.

“This is a bit of a surprise. Our intention wasn’t to keep the lead. We had a few teams trying to intimidate us into doing the work but we stuck to our guns,” he said.

“Darren (Lapthorne) and Adam (Phelan) stayed with me and brought me back when I dropped back, although we never got behind by more than 200 metres. And Stuart Shaw was doing a great job up the front.

“When we got to the last 50 kilometres, we decided to have a go to keep the jersey,” Pollock said.

“I am not really sure that we can keep it though – we will see how we go. I have got some fantastic teammates who have shown today they can stay with me and bring me back.

“We will see what happens. It is just great for the team. Our team director will be sitting in the car sticking his chest out, I am sure.”

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Jayco Herald Sun Tour (2.1) Stage 2 Results: Ballarat to Geelong (140.6km)

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Country Result Name Team Time
rsa RSA 1 Reinert Janse Van Rensburg (Team MTN Qhubeka) 03:24:34
aus AUS 2 Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
aus AUS 3 Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 4 Thomas Palmer (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
aus AUS 5 Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia ) s.t.
rus RUS 6 Alexander Serov () s.t.
aus AUS 7 Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
rus RUS 8 Egor Silin (Katusha) s.t.
rus RUS 9 Alexei Markov () s.t.
rus RUS 10 Alexander Porsev (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 11 Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 12 Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
bel BEL 13 Jens Debusschere (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
ned NED 14 Koen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
jpn JPN 15 Yukihiro Doi (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
den DEN 16 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
aus AUS 17 Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 18 Rhys Pollock (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
aus AUS 19 Peter Herzig (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
aus AUS 20 Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 21 Adam Phelan (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
aus AUS 22 Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 23 Joe Lewis (Trek - Livestrong Presented By Radiosh...) s.t.
aus AUS 24 Aaron Kemps (V Australia ) s.t.
rsa RSA 25 Arran Brown (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 26 Wesley Sulzberger (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
usa USA 27 Jacob Keough (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 28 Cameron Wurf (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
rsa RSA 29 Dennis Van Niekerk (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
nzl NZL 30 Michael James Northey (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
bel BEL 31 Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
rus RUS 32 Matvey Zubov (Itera - Katusha Under 21/23 Team) s.t.
aus AUS 33 Luke Roberts (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
rus RUS 34 Artem Ovechkin (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 35 Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia ) s.t.
bel BEL 36 Kenny Dehaes (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
aus AUS 37 Lachlan Norris (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
aus AUS 38 Brian Mcleod (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
rus RUS 39 Valery Valynin () s.t.
rsa RSA 40 Bradley Potgieter (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 41 Patrick Lane (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
nzl NZL 42 James Williamson (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
usa USA 43 William Dugan (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 44 Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 45 Darren Rolfe (V Australia ) s.t.
aus AUS 46 Benjamin Hill () s.t.
jpn JPN 47 Yoshimasa Hirose (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
rus RUS 48 Alexander Khatuntsev () s.t.
bel BEL 49 Maarten Neyens (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
nzl NZL 50 Glen Chadwick (Pureblack Racing) 00:00:17
aus AUS 51 Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 52 Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
rsa RSA 53 Dylon Girdlestone (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
nzl NZL 54 Timothy Gudsell (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
jpn JPN 55 Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
aus AUS 56 Luke Davison () s.t.
nzl NZL 57 Michael Cupitt (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
usa USA 58 Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
ned NED 59 Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 60 William Dickeson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) 00:00:22
aus AUS 61 Brett Lancaster (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 62 Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:00:25
aus AUS 63 Nick Aitken (Team Jayco Skins) 00:00:28
aus AUS 64 Malcom Rudolph (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 65 Alastair Loutit (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 66 Richard Lang (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 67 Aaron Donnelly (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 68 Jason Spencer () s.t.
usa USA 69 Scott Stewart (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) 00:00:44
aus AUS 70 Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 71 Matthew Lloyd () s.t.
rus RUS 72 Vladimir Isaychev (Katusha) s.t.
usa USA 73 Adrian Hegyvari (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
nzl NZL 74 Shem Rodger (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
usa USA 75 Morgan Schmitt (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
can CAN 76 Nic Hamilton (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
nzl NZL 77 Roman Van Uden (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
ger GER 78 Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) 00:00:53
aus AUS 79 Alex Carver (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
fra FRA 80 Thierry Hupond (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 81 Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 82 Chris Jongerwaard () s.t.
aus AUS 83 Darren Lapthorne (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 00:00:56
aus AUS 84 John Jack Anderson (Endura Racing) 00:00:05
aus AUS 85 Benjamin King (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
ita ITA 86 Andrea Grendene (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
NAM 87 Petrus Lotto (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 88 Stuart Shaw (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 00:00:09
aus AUS 89 Michael Freiberg (V Australia ) s.t.
aus AUS 90 Travis Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
usa USA 91 Charles Bradley Huff (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
bel BEL 92 Stijn Vandenbergh (Katusha) 00:00:15
rus RUS 93 Nikolay Trusov (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 94 Cameron Peterson () s.t.
jpn JPN 95 Sho Hatsuyama (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
aus AUS 96 David Tanner (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
den DEN 97 Kasper Larsen Klostergaard (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
fra FRA 98 Alexandre Geniez (Skil-Shimano) 00:00:29

General classification:

Country Result Name Team Time
aus AUS 1 Rhys Pollock (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 07:22:57
aus AUS 2 Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:00:15
den DEN 3 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:00:18
rsa RSA 4 Reinert Janse Van Rensburg (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:00:22
bel BEL 5 Jens Debusschere (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:00:23
aus AUS 6 Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 7 Joe Lewis (Trek - Livestrong Presented By Radiosh...) 00:02:50
ned NED 8 Koen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) 00:02:51
aus AUS 9 Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia ) 00:02:53
nzl NZL 10 Timothy Gudsell (Pureblack Racing) 00:03:07
aus AUS 11 Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:08:36
aus AUS 12 Malcom Rudolph (Team Jayco Skins) 00:08:37
aus AUS 13 Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:08:56
can CAN 14 Nic Hamilton (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 15 Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano) 00:09:05
aus AUS 16 Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:10:30
aus AUS 17 Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:10:32
nzl NZL 18 James Williamson (Pureblack Racing) 00:10:34
aus AUS 19 Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:10:36
aus AUS 20 Aaron Kemps (V Australia ) s.t.
rus RUS 21 Egor Silin (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 22 Cameron Wurf (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
bel BEL 23 Kenny Dehaes (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
aus AUS 24 Luke Roberts (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
aus AUS 25 Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia ) s.t.
aus AUS 26 Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
rsa RSA 27 Arran Brown (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
bel BEL 28 Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
aus AUS 29 Benjamin Hill () s.t.
bel BEL 30 Maarten Neyens (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
jpn JPN 31 Yukihiro Doi (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
usa USA 32 William Dugan (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 33 Patrick Lane (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
rus RUS 34 Artem Ovechkin (Katusha) s.t.
rsa RSA 35 Bradley Potgieter (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 36 Thomas Palmer (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
aus AUS 37 Peter Herzig (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
rus RUS 38 Alexander Porsev (Katusha) s.t.
nzl NZL 39 Michael James Northey (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
rsa RSA 40 Dennis Van Niekerk (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 41 Brian Mcleod (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
aus AUS 42 Adam Phelan (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
rus RUS 43 Alexander Serov () s.t.
rus RUS 44 Alexei Markov () s.t.
aus AUS 45 Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 46 Darren Rolfe (V Australia ) s.t.
aus AUS 47 Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 48 Wesley Sulzberger (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
aus AUS 49 Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
usa USA 50 Jacob Keough (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 51 Lachlan Norris (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
rus RUS 52 Alexander Khatuntsev () s.t.
rus RUS 53 Matvey Zubov (Itera - Katusha Under 21/23 Team) s.t.
jpn JPN 54 Yoshimasa Hirose (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
rsa RSA 55 Dylon Girdlestone (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:10:53
nzl NZL 56 Michael Cupitt (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
jpn JPN 57 Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
nzl NZL 58 Glen Chadwick (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
aus AUS 59 Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
ned NED 60 Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 61 Luke Davison () s.t.
aus AUS 62 Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
usa USA 63 Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
rus RUS 64 Valery Valynin () 00:10:56
aus AUS 65 William Dickeson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) 00:10:58
aus AUS 66 Brett Lancaster (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 67 Richard Lang (Team Jayco Skins) 00:11:04
aus AUS 68 Jason Spencer () s.t.
aus AUS 69 Alastair Loutit (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 70 Nick Aitken (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 71 Aaron Donnelly (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
usa USA 72 Adrian Hegyvari (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:11:20
usa USA 73 Morgan Schmitt (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
nzl NZL 74 Roman Van Uden (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
aus AUS 75 Matthew Lloyd () s.t.
rus RUS 76 Vladimir Isaychev (Katusha) s.t.
nzl NZL 77 Shem Rodger (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
usa USA 78 Scott Stewart (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 79 Chris Jongerwaard () 00:11:27
ger GER 80 Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) 00:11:29
fra FRA 81 Thierry Hupond (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 82 Alex Carver (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 83 Darren Lapthorne (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
aus AUS 84 John Jack Anderson (Endura Racing) 00:11:41
aus AUS 85 Benjamin King (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
NAM 86 Petrus Lotto (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
ita ITA 87 Andrea Grendene (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 88 Michael Freiberg (V Australia ) 00:11:45
aus AUS 89 Stuart Shaw (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
usa USA 90 Charles Bradley Huff (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 91 Travis Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
rus RUS 92 Nikolay Trusov (Katusha) 00:11:51
den DEN 93 Kasper Larsen Klostergaard (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
bel BEL 94 Stijn Vandenbergh (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 95 Cameron Peterson () s.t.
aus AUS 96 David Tanner (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
jpn JPN 97 Sho Hatsuyama (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
fra FRA 98 Alexandre Geniez (Skil-Shimano) 00:12:05

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