Jayco Herald Sun Tour: Marcel Kittel extends debut season record to 16 wins
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Jayco Herald Sun Tour: Marcel Kittel extends debut season record to 16 wins

by Shane Stokes at 7:30 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Race Reports and Results
 

Marcel KittelMarcel Kittell further extended his remarkable debut pro season record today when he notched up his sixteenth win of the season on stage three of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia. The 23 year old German is continuing to extend his advantage over the previous record of eleven wins, clocked up by Robbie McEwen and Mark Cavendish during their debut seasons in the peloton, and has provided further evidence that he is set for a very big future.

The Skil-Shimano rider produced the goods twelve months after taking the bronze medal in the world under 23 time trial championships in the same region of Australia. Today’s triumph came at the end of a 172.6 kilometre stage from Geelong to Drysdale, and ended when Kittel beat Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers), Thomas Palmer (Drapac Professional Cycling) and 70 others to the line. There was no change to the overall, with Rhys Pollock (Drapac) holding a 15 second lead over Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) and an 18 second advantage over Jonas Jorgensen (Saxobank SunGard).

Kittel has waited three days to win a stage, saying that it has taken him a couple of days to have the legs to do so. “It’s the end of the season. I’ve had lots of races and the travel to Australia was long and hard,” he said. “Today was the first day my legs were okay. But we are very motivated and I tried to win. It was not just a win for me, it was a win for the team. The boys did a really good job today.”

Part of their work was to bring back a four-man move which was clear for most of the stage. It began 14 kilometres after the drop of the flag when 2008 Tour of Ireland winner Stijn Vandenbergh (Katusha) and John Anderson (Mitchelton Australian National Team) got clear, and were subsequently joined by Nic Hamilton (Jelly Belly) and MTN Qhubeka’s Dylan Girdlestone.

Hamilton took top KOM points at the climbs at Benwerrin and the Eumeralla Scout Camp, ending the day in the lead of that classification, eight points clear over Chris Jongewaard (Budget Forklifts). Vandenbergh took the sprints at Deans Marsh and Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, and was later awarded the Cycle in Greater Shepparton Orange Jersey for the most aggressive rider on the stage.

The move gained solid time but was reeled in steadily by the Drapac and Skil Shimano teams, plus some input by SaxoBank Sungard and Genesys Wealth Advisers. They were caught close to the line, then Kittel’s team made sure he was in the right position.

“I can really believe in my team and today we showed how well we can work together,” he said. “Drapac started to do the work to bring the break back but we helped in order to go for the sprint. Then the boys bought me to a good position with one kilometre to go which was important because the finish was not easy – it went downhill and then up again. It needed good timing.”

That work for a sprint suited Pollock and his Drapac team perfectly, as they had an easier day in the saddle that might otherwise have been expected. “The team rode fantastically today and we didn’t even use everyone up, leaving Tom Palmer to have a good sprint for himself,” he said afterwards.

“I felt pretty good today. The team took over and I just sat in the box seat”

“We have now given ourselves the best possibility going into tomorrow. And who knows – stranger things have happened.”

He’s correctly pinpointed the 131.6km journey from Sorrento to Arthur’s Seat as the likely general classification decider, with the steep finishing climb to be covered three times in all. The race will break up because of that, and the last ascent will see what’s left of the group explode.

The list of potential race winners was considerably reduced by the day one breakaway which propelled Pollock to the stage win and overall lead, and as a result there are only six challengers within two minutes 50 seconds of him.

Points jersey leader Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) is closest, 15 seconds back, with Jonas Aen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank-SunGard), yesterday’s victor Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (MTN – Qhubeka), Jens Debusschere (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Australian national champion Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Cervélo) all at 23 seconds or less. Of those, Jorgensen and Bobridge are tipped as being the most likely to challenge.

Haas may be closest, but he doesn’t appear to see himself as being the final overall winner or, indeed, keeping the Honda green sprinters’ jersey. Instead, he believes that he should be able to retain the other jersey he holds, the State Government Victoria white jersey.

That belief is based on the good sensations he is feeling. “It was a risk to do the Tour of Tasmania last week, but it seems that it has brought my form right up and that risk is now paying off,” he said.

As for today’s winner Kittel, he’s thinking survival tomorrow, then the chance to clock up win number seventeen of the season before the race concludes in two days’ time. “Tomorrow will be a big fight but my role will be to support other riders – maybe as far as the first two climbs,” he said. “Then I must keep something back as there is another chance for me on Sunday.”

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Jayco Herald Sun Tour (2.1) Stage 3 Results: Geelong to Drysdale (172.6km)

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Country Result Name Team Time
ger GER 1 Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) 04:16:16
aus AUS 2 Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 3 Thomas Palmer (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
aus AUS 4 Wesley Sulzberger (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
usa USA 5 Jacob Keough (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 6 Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
jpn JPN 7 Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
bel BEL 8 Kenny Dehaes (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
aus AUS 9 Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia ) s.t.
bel BEL 10 Jens Debusschere (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
aus AUS 11 Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
rus RUS 12 Alexander Porsev (Katusha) s.t.
rsa RSA 13 Reinert Janse Van Rensburg (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 14 Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia ) s.t.
aus AUS 15 Rhys Pollock (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
usa USA 16 Charles Bradley Huff (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 17 Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
rus RUS 18 Alexei Markov () s.t.
rsa RSA 19 Arran Brown (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 20 Cameron Wurf (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
nzl NZL 21 Michael James Northey (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
rus RUS 22 Vladimir Isaychev (Katusha) s.t.
nzl NZL 23 Shem Rodger (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
rus RUS 24 Artem Ovechkin (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 25 Peter Herzig (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
aus AUS 26 Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 27 Joe Lewis (Trek - Livestrong Presented By Radiosh...) s.t.
rus RUS 28 Alexander Khatuntsev () s.t.
aus AUS 29 Benjamin Hill () s.t.
rsa RSA 30 Dennis Van Niekerk (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
usa USA 31 William Dugan (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
bel BEL 32 Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
nzl NZL 33 James Williamson (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
bel BEL 34 Maarten Neyens (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
den DEN 35 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
aus AUS 36 Brett Lancaster (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 37 Luke Davison () s.t.
ita ITA 38 Andrea Grendene (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 39 Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 40 Chris Jongerwaard () s.t.
jpn JPN 41 Yukihiro Doi (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 42 Aaron Donnelly (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 43 Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 44 Adam Phelan (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
jpn JPN 45 Sho Hatsuyama (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
nzl NZL 46 Timothy Gudsell (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
aus AUS 47 Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
rus RUS 48 Alexander Serov () s.t.
aus AUS 49 Brian Mcleod (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
nzl NZL 50 Michael Cupitt (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
aus AUS 51 Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
ned NED 52 Koen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
usa USA 53 Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
jpn JPN 54 Yoshimasa Hirose (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
usa USA 55 Scott Stewart (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 56 Luke Roberts (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
usa USA 57 Morgan Schmitt (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 58 Lachlan Norris (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
den DEN 59 Kasper Larsen Klostergaard (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
rus RUS 60 Valery Valynin () s.t.
aus AUS 61 Richard Lang (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 62 Patrick Lane (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 63 Benjamin King (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 64 Alastair Loutit (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 65 Alex Carver (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 66 Malcom Rudolph (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
nzl NZL 67 Glen Chadwick (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
aus AUS 68 Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 69 Nick Aitken (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
rus RUS 70 Egor Silin (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 71 Matthew Lloyd () s.t.
aus AUS 72 Darren Rolfe (V Australia ) s.t.
aus AUS 73 Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:00:12
rsa RSA 74 Bradley Potgieter (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:00:25
nzl NZL 75 Roman Van Uden (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
aus AUS 76 David Tanner (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:00:29
aus AUS 77 Travis Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:00:36
rus RUS 78 Nikolay Trusov (Katusha) 00:00:46
aus AUS 79 Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:01:08
aus AUS 80 Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:01:09
aus AUS 81 Cameron Peterson () s.t.
rsa RSA 82 Dylon Girdlestone (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 83 Aaron Kemps (V Australia ) s.t.
can CAN 84 Nic Hamilton (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) 00:01:30
aus AUS 85 Michael Freiberg (V Australia ) 00:01:33
aus AUS 86 Stuart Shaw (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
usa USA 87 Adrian Hegyvari (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
NAM 88 Petrus Lotto (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
fra FRA 89 Thierry Hupond (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 90 John Jack Anderson (Endura Racing) s.t.
bel BEL 91 Stijn Vandenbergh (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 92 Darren Lapthorne (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
aus AUS 93 Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 94 William Dickeson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) 00:02:12
fra FRA DNF Alexandre Geniez (Skil-Shimano)  
ned NED DNF Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis)  
aus AUS DNF Jason Spencer ()  
rus RUS DNF Matvey Zubov (Itera - Katusha Under 21/23 Team)  

General classification after stage 3:

Country Result Name Team Time
aus AUS 1 Rhys Pollock (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 11:39:13
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 Malcom Rudolph (Team Jayco Skins) 00:08:37
aus AUS 12 Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:09:45
aus AUS 13 Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:10:04
can CAN 14 Nic Hamilton (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) 00:10:24
aus AUS 15 Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:10:26
aus AUS 16 Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:10:30
aus AUS 17 Thomas Palmer (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 00:10:32
nzl NZL 18 James Williamson (Pureblack Racing) 00:10:34
bel BEL 19 Kenny Dehaes (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:10:36
aus AUS 20 Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia ) s.t.
aus AUS 21 Cameron Wurf (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
aus AUS 22 Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
rsa RSA 23 Arran Brown (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
bel BEL 24 Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
rus RUS 25 Alexander Porsev (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 26 Benjamin Hill () s.t.
bel BEL 27 Maarten Neyens (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
rus RUS 28 Artem Ovechkin (Katusha) s.t.
usa USA 29 William Dugan (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 30 Peter Herzig (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
nzl NZL 31 Michael James Northey (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
jpn JPN 32 Yukihiro Doi (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 33 Luke Roberts (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
aus AUS 34 Wesley Sulzberger (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
rus RUS 35 Alexei Markov () s.t.
rus RUS 36 Egor Silin (Katusha) s.t.
rsa RSA 37 Dennis Van Niekerk (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
usa USA 38 Jacob Keough (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 39 Patrick Lane (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 40 Adam Phelan (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
aus AUS 41 Brian Mcleod (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
rus RUS 42 Alexander Khatuntsev () s.t.
rus RUS 43 Alexander Serov () s.t.
aus AUS 44 Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 45 Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 46 Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 47 Lachlan Norris (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
aus AUS 48 Darren Rolfe (V Australia ) s.t.
jpn JPN 49 Yoshimasa Hirose (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
aus AUS 50 Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano) 00:10:38
aus AUS 51 Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:10:48
jpn JPN 52 Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Utsunomiya Blitzen) 00:10:53
nzl NZL 53 Michael Cupitt (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
aus AUS 54 Luke Davison () s.t.
nzl NZL 55 Glen Chadwick (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
aus AUS 56 Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 57 Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
usa USA 58 Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
rus RUS 59 Valery Valynin () 00:10:56
aus AUS 60 Brett Lancaster (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:10:58
rsa RSA 61 Bradley Potgieter (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:11:01
aus AUS 62 Richard Lang (Team Jayco Skins) 00:11:04
aus AUS 63 Aaron Donnelly (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 64 Alastair Loutit (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 65 Nick Aitken (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
ger GER 66 Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) 00:11:19
rus RUS 67 Vladimir Isaychev (Katusha) 00:11:20
nzl NZL 68 Shem Rodger (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
usa USA 69 Morgan Schmitt (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 70 Matthew Lloyd () s.t.
usa USA 71 Scott Stewart (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 72 Chris Jongerwaard () 00:11:27
aus AUS 73 Alex Carver (Team Jayco Skins) 00:11:29
ita ITA 74 Andrea Grendene (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) 00:11:41
aus AUS 75 Benjamin King (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 76 Aaron Kemps (V Australia ) 00:11:45
usa USA 77 Charles Bradley Huff (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
nzl NZL 78 Roman Van Uden (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
den DEN 79 Kasper Larsen Klostergaard (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:11:51
jpn JPN 80 Sho Hatsuyama (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
rsa RSA 81 Dylon Girdlestone (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:12:00
aus AUS 82 David Tanner (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:12:20
aus AUS 83 Travis Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:12:21
rus RUS 84 Nikolay Trusov (Katusha) 00:12:37
usa USA 85 Adrian Hegyvari (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:12:53
aus AUS 86 Cameron Peterson () 00:13:00
fra FRA 87 Thierry Hupond (Skil-Shimano) 00:13:02
aus AUS 88 Darren Lapthorne (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
aus AUS 89 William Dickeson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) 00:13:10
aus AUS 90 John Jack Anderson (Endura Racing) 00:13:12
NAM 91 Petrus Lotto (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:13:14
aus AUS 92 Michael Freiberg (V Australia ) 00:13:18
bel BEL 93 Stijn Vandenbergh (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 94 Stuart Shaw (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.

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