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Jayco Herald Sun Tour: Silin takes uphill finish, Haas grabs race lead

by Shane Stokes at 10:43 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
 
Jack Bobridge ten seconds back heading into final day

Egor SilinSaying yesterday that the white jersey of best young rider was his target between then and the end of the race, Nathan Haas did more than that on today’s big decider in the Jayco Herald Sun Tour. The 22 year old Genesys Wealth Advisers rider showed his strength on the big climb of Arthur’s Seat, finishing second behind the Russian rider Egor Silin (Katusha), who soloed to a sixteen second victory.

Hass crossed the line just ahead of Jack Bobrdge (Garmin-Cervélo), a rider tipped as a major contender for the yellow jersey. The Australian national champion attacked repeatedly on the last climb but was unable to shake Haas off. The duo finished three seconds ahead of Silin’s team-mate Artem Ovechkin, while Drapac’s Lachlan Norris, Yukihiro Doi (Skil – Shimano) and Santos Tour Down Under champion Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Cervélo) were the only other riders within half a minute of the stage winner.

Stage one winner Rhys Pollock (Drapac), who led the race from day one, cracked and finished one minute 39 seconds back in 35th place. Having dropped to sixth overall, one minute 14 seconds behind Haas, his chances of winning the race are now gone.

Silin made his move two kilometres from the line, on what was the last of three ascents of the Arthur’s Seat climb. The former under 23 world championships bronze medallist said that the triumph was an important personal achievement for him.

“I am very happy. This is my first professional stage victory,” he beamed afterwards. “The finish was very nice for me as I climbed very well. I thank my team - they did a very good job.”

He had started the day ten minutes back overall, and so he was no threat for yellow. Haas and Bobridge certainly were, and they battled it out on the final climb. With Pollock dropped early, it was clear that the duo were fighting for the overall lead.

Haas’ response afterwards showed that he had exceeded his own expectations. “To come up against someone like Bobridge who I’ve admired since I was a junior is just a dream. I still can’t believe it’s happening,” he said.

“I spoke to my mate Richie Porte before the race - after the Tour of Tassie [Tour of Tasmania] - and he sent me a good message just saying, ‘you’ve got to trust that you are as good as these guys because they’re not supermen.’

Nathan Haas“He said, your best at any time is often enough. I came into this race really trusting his words and on the first day I really backed myself and gave myself the opportunity to do it.”

Having succeeded in covering each of Bobridge’s moves and then pipping him at the line, he’s in control. Ten seconds is not a huge buffer, but it is likely to be enough on tomorrow’s final criterium stage.

“It feels pretty awesome. To be honest I’m trying to just stay pragmatic about it because there’s still another stage tomorrow so it’s not finished yet,” he said, not willing to tempt fate.

“Tomorrow it’s crits and I really love crits. It’s something that we do a lot in the National Road Series so I feel as if I’m not handicapped at all. My team’s going to be looking after me as well.”

Still, he said that he’s not under pressure. He’s already exceeded his own expectations and so he’ll accept however things turn out. “Whatever happens tomorrow, I feel as though I’ve come away with a good win inside,” he said. “It feels really good because I’m starting to realise one of my goals and some of the things I’ve sacrificed to be able to do this. It’s really nice to have something big like this happen.”

There were other battles to be played out today with Haas coming out on top of two of those as well. His runner-up slot on the stage sees him retain the lead in the Honda green sprinters jersey, ending the day four points clear of former Tour of Ireland winner Stijn Vandenbergh (Katusha), and his overall lead logically puts him as best in the young rider classification. In this case the two competitions are mirrored, as Bobridge is also ten seconds back in that white jersey battle.

Nathan HaasThe day’s break included Vandenbergh, John Anderson (Mitchelton Australia National Team), Cameron Peterson (V Australia), Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers) and PureBlack’s Glen Chadwick. These were clear for more than 80 kilometres, with Budget Forklifts’ Peter Herzig chasing alone behind.

Shaw beat Vandebergh for the first intermediate sprint, while the latter took the second. Chadwick was first to the top on the initial ascent of Arthur’s Seat while Peterson was best on the second climbing of it. His third place on the first climb was enough to see him end the day in the mountains jersey.

The break came back prior to the final climb. On the early slopes, Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma Lotto) attacked and was then joined by Silin, who left him behind in his push for the victory. Hansen would be passed by several riders including Haas and Bobridge, but would hang on to take eighth on the stage.

The GC battle will be settled on tomorrow’s final stage, a 15 lap, 61.5 kilometre circuit race in Melbourne. Two intermediate sprints offer bonus seconds of 3,2 and 1, while the finish will see 10, 6 and 4 up for grabs. Haas is in a strong position with that ten second buffer, but the race isn’t over yet.

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Jayco Herald Sun Tour (2.1) Stage 4 Results: Sorrento to Arthur's Seat (131.6km)

  Click on the arrowsat the top of the column to sort the race results.
Country Result Name Team Time
rus RUS 1 Egor Silin (Katusha) 03:20:54
aus AUS 2 Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:00:16
aus AUS 3 Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
rus RUS 4 Artem Ovechkin (Katusha) 00:00:19
aus AUS 5 Lachlan Norris (HTC-Highroad) 00:00:23
jpn JPN 6 Yukihiro Doi (Skil-Shimano) 00:00:26
aus AUS 7 Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:00:30
aus AUS 8 Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:00:34
bel BEL 9 Jens Debusschere (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:00:36
rus RUS 10 Alexander Serov () s.t.
den DEN 11 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
rsa RSA 12 Reinert Janse Van Rensburg (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 13 Adam Phelan (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
rus RUS 14 Alexander Khatuntsev () 00:00:39
nzl NZL 15 Michael Cupitt (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
rsa RSA 16 Dennis Van Niekerk (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 17 Darren Rolfe (V Australia ) s.t.
aus AUS 18 Matthew Lloyd () s.t.
bel BEL 19 Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
aus AUS 20 Luke Roberts (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:00:47
aus AUS 21 David Tanner (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:00:48
aus AUS 22 Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:00:59
aus AUS 23 Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
aus AUS 24 Cameron Wurf (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:01:04
aus AUS 25 Joe Lewis (Trek - Livestrong Presented By Radiosh...) s.t.
aus AUS 26 Wesley Sulzberger (Française Des Jeux) 00:01:08
rsa RSA 27 Dylon Girdlestone (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:01:10
aus AUS 28 Patrick Lane (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 29 Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 30 Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia ) 00:01:17
nzl NZL 31 Timothy Gudsell (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
usa USA 32 William Dugan (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) 00:01:24
jpn JPN 33 Sho Hatsuyama (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
nzl NZL 34 Shem Rodger (Pureblack Racing) 00:01:35
aus AUS 35 Rhys Pollock (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 00:01:39
aus AUS 36 Brian Mcleod (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
aus AUS 37 Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:01:47
ned NED 38 Koen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) 00:01:52
nzl NZL 39 Glen Chadwick (Pureblack Racing) 00:02:02
bel BEL 40 Maarten Neyens (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:02:14
aus AUS 41 Darren Lapthorne (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 00:02:42
aus AUS 42 Cameron Peterson () 00:02:53
aus AUS 43 John Jack Anderson (Endura Racing) 00:04:23
bel BEL 44 Stijn Vandenbergh (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 45 Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 46 Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:04:59
rus RUS 47 Valery Valynin () 00:05:23
aus AUS 48 Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:05:46
aus AUS 49 Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:07:21
aus AUS 50 Aaron Kemps (V Australia ) s.t.
usa USA 51 Morgan Schmitt (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
rus RUS 52 Alexander Porsev (Katusha) 00:09:59
nzl NZL 53 Michael James Northey (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
usa USA 54 Adrian Hegyvari (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:10:30
NAM 55 Petrus Lotto (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 56 Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia ) s.t.
usa USA 57 Jacob Keough (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 58 Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
rsa RSA 59 Bradley Potgieter (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
rsa RSA 60 Arran Brown (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 61 William Dickeson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 62 Nick Aitken (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
nzl NZL 63 James Williamson (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
aus AUS 64 Benjamin Hill () s.t.
aus AUS 65 Luke Davison () s.t.
aus AUS 66 Aaron Donnelly (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 67 Benjamin King (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
aus AUS 68 Malcom Rudolph (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
jpn JPN 69 Yoshimasa Hirose (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
aus AUS 70 Peter Herzig (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
aus AUS 71 Brett Lancaster (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
rus RUS 72 Nikolay Trusov (Katusha) s.t.
bel BEL 73 Kenny Dehaes (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
rus RUS 74 Alexei Markov () s.t.
usa USA 75 Charles Bradley Huff (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
usa USA 76 Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 77 Alastair Loutit (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
can CAN 78 Nic Hamilton (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
rus RUS 79 Vladimir Isaychev (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 80 Chris Jongerwaard () s.t.
jpn JPN 81 Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Utsunomiya Blitzen) 00:11:18
ger GER 82 Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 83 Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
fra FRA 84 Thierry Hupond (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 85 Thomas Palmer (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) s.t.
aus AUS 86 Travis Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:13:34
aus AUS 87 Michael Freiberg (V Australia ) 00:14:05

General classification after stage 4:

Country Result Name Team Time
aus AUS 1 Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 2 Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:00:10
den DEN 3 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:00:29
rsa RSA 4 Reinert Janse Van Rensburg (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:00:33
bel BEL 5 Jens Debusschere (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:00:34
aus AUS 6 Rhys Pollock (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 00:01:14
aus AUS 7 Joe Lewis (Trek - Livestrong Presented By Radiosh...) 00:03:29
aus AUS 8 Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia ) 00:03:45
nzl NZL 9 Timothy Gudsell (Pureblack Racing) 00:03:59
ned NED 10 Koen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) 00:04:18
rus RUS 11 Egor Silin (Katusha) 00:10:01
rus RUS 12 Artem Ovechkin (Katusha) 00:10:30
aus AUS 13 Lachlan Norris (HTC-Highroad) 00:10:34
jpn JPN 14 Yukihiro Doi (Skil-Shimano) 00:10:37
aus AUS 15 Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:10:41
aus AUS 16 Adam Phelan (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 00:10:47
rus RUS 17 Alexander Serov () s.t.
bel BEL 18 Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:10:50
rsa RSA 19 Dennis Van Niekerk (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
rus RUS 20 Alexander Khatuntsev () s.t.
aus AUS 21 Darren Rolfe (V Australia ) s.t.
aus AUS 22 Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:10:57
aus AUS 23 Luke Roberts (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:10:58
aus AUS 24 Baden Cooke (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:11:04
nzl NZL 25 Michael Cupitt (Team Budget Forklifts) 00:11:07
aus AUS 26 Cameron Wurf (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:11:15
aus AUS 27 Wesley Sulzberger (Française Des Jeux) 00:11:19
aus AUS 28 Patrick Lane (Team Jayco Skins) 00:11:21
aus AUS 29 Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
aus AUS 30 Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers) s.t.
aus AUS 31 Matthew Lloyd () s.t.
usa USA 32 William Dugan (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) 00:11:35
aus AUS 33 Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:11:38
aus AUS 34 Brian Mcleod (Team Budget Forklifts) 00:11:50
bel BEL 35 Maarten Neyens (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:12:25
nzl NZL 36 Glen Chadwick (Pureblack Racing) 00:12:27
nzl NZL 37 Shem Rodger (Pureblack Racing) 00:12:30
aus AUS 38 David Tanner (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:12:43
rsa RSA 39 Dylon Girdlestone (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:12:45
jpn JPN 40 Sho Hatsuyama (Utsunomiya Blitzen) 00:12:50
aus AUS 41 Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:14:16
aus AUS 42 Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:14:34
aus AUS 43 Darren Lapthorne (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 00:15:19
aus AUS 44 Cameron Peterson () 00:15:27
rus RUS 45 Valery Valynin () 00:15:54
aus AUS 46 Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:15:57
aus AUS 47 John Jack Anderson (Endura Racing) 00:17:10
bel BEL 48 Stijn Vandenbergh (Katusha) 00:17:11
aus AUS 49 Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 00:17:22
usa USA 50 Morgan Schmitt (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:18:16
aus AUS 51 Aaron Kemps (V Australia ) 00:18:41
aus AUS 52 Malcom Rudolph (Team Jayco Skins) 00:18:42
rus RUS 53 Alexander Porsev (Katusha) 00:20:10
nzl NZL 54 Michael James Northey (Pureblack Racing) s.t.
can CAN 55 Nic Hamilton (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) 00:20:29
nzl NZL 56 James Williamson (Pureblack Racing) 00:20:39
aus AUS 57 Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia ) 00:20:41
aus AUS 58 Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
bel BEL 59 Kenny Dehaes (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
rsa RSA 60 Arran Brown (Team MTN Qhubeka) s.t.
aus AUS 61 Benjamin Hill () s.t.
aus AUS 62 Peter Herzig (Team Budget Forklifts) s.t.
usa USA 63 Jacob Keough (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) s.t.
rus RUS 64 Alexei Markov () s.t.
jpn JPN 65 Yoshimasa Hirose (Utsunomiya Blitzen) s.t.
aus AUS 66 Luke Davison () 00:20:58
usa USA 67 Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 68 Brett Lancaster (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:21:03
rsa RSA 69 Bradley Potgieter (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:21:06
aus AUS 70 Aaron Donnelly (Team Jayco Skins) 00:21:09
aus AUS 71 Nick Aitken (Team Jayco Skins) s.t.
aus AUS 72 Alastair Loutit (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) s.t.
aus AUS 73 Thomas Palmer (Drapac - Porsche Cycling) 00:21:25
rus RUS 74 Vladimir Isaychev (Katusha) s.t.
aus AUS 75 Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano) 00:21:31
aus AUS 76 Chris Jongerwaard () 00:21:32
jpn JPN 77 Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Utsunomiya Blitzen) 00:21:46
aus AUS 78 Benjamin King (Team Type 1 - SANOFI) s.t.
usa USA 79 Charles Bradley Huff (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) 00:21:50
ger GER 80 Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) 00:22:12
rus RUS 81 Nikolay Trusov (Katusha) 00:22:42
usa USA 82 Adrian Hegyvari (UnitedHealthcare Presented By Maxxis) 00:22:58
aus AUS 83 William Dickeson (Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda) 00:23:15
NAM 84 Petrus Lotto (Team MTN Qhubeka) 00:23:19
fra FRA 85 Thierry Hupond (Skil-Shimano) 00:23:55
aus AUS 86 Travis Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:25:30
aus AUS 87 Michael Freiberg (V Australia ) 00:26:58

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