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The 2016 Herald Sun Tour was a road cycling stage race that took place in Victoria, Australia, between 3 and 7 February 2016. The race was rated as a 2.1 event as part of the 2016 UCI Oceania Tour.[1]

2016 Herald Sun Tour
UCI Oceania Tour
Race details
DatesFebruary 3, 2016 (2016-02-03)–February 7, 2016 (2016-02-07)
Stages5
Distance540.1 km (335.6 mi)
Winning time12h 53' 00"
Results
Winner  Chris Froome (GBR) (Team Sky)
  Second  Peter Kennaugh (GBR) (Team Sky)
  Third  Damien Howson (AUS) (Orica–GreenEDGE)

Mountains  Chris Froome (GBR) (Team Sky)
Youth  Chris Hamilton (AUS) (Australia)
Sprints  Benjamin Hill (AUS) (Attaque Team Gusto)
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The race included five stages: the first was a prologue individual time trial; the remaining four stages were road stages, including a summit finish at Arthurs Seat on the final day.[1]

The champion of the 2015 Herald Sun Tour, Cameron Meyer, did not take part, as his new team Team Dimension Data was not invited to the race.

Will Clarke (Drapac Professional Cycling) won the prologue for the second consecutive year and was the first rider to lead the race. He lost the lead on the second stage, when the Team Sky riders Chris Froome and Peter Kennaugh broke away to cross the line 17 seconds ahead of the field; Kennaugh won the stage and took the lead. The following two stages ended in sprints (won by Orica–GreenEDGE's Caleb Ewan and UnitedHealthcare's John Murphy respectively), during which Kennaugh increased his lead. On the final stage, Froome attacked on the penultimate ascent of Arthurs Seat, then attacked again on the final climb to win the stage and take the overall victory. Kennaugh was second, 29 seconds behind, with Damien Howson (Orica–GreenEDGE) third, more than a minute behind Froome. Froome also won the mountains classification and Team Sky won the team classification. Chris Hamilton (Australia) was the best young rider, with Benjamin Hill (Attaque Team Gusto) taking the sprints classification.

TeamsEdit

StagesEdit

Stage schedule[3]
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
P 3 February Melbourne 2.1 km (1 mi)   Prologue   Will Clarke (AUS)
1 4 February HealesvilleHealesville 126 km (78 mi)   Hilly stage   Peter Kennaugh (GBR)
2 5 February Yarra GlenMoe 144 km (89 mi)   Hilly stage   Caleb Ewan (AUS)
3 6 February TraralgonInverloch 146 km (91 mi)   Hilly stage   John Murphy (USA)
4 7 February Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat 122 km (76 mi)   Hilly stage   Chris Froome (GBR)

[4]=== Prologue ===

3 February 2015 – Melbourne, 2.1 km (1.3 mi)

Result of Prologue[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Will Clarke (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling 2m 34"
2   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 1"
3   Neil Van der Ploeg (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 2"
4   Robbie Hucker (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 3"
5   Joseph Cooper (NZL) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 4"
6   Sam Bewley (NZL) Orica–GreenEDGE + 5"
7   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 5"
8   Damien Howson (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 5"
8   Peter Kennaugh (GBR) Team Sky + 5"
10   Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 5"

Stage 1Edit

4 February 2015 – Healesville–Healesville, 126 km (78 mi)

Result of Stage 1[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Peter Kennaugh (GBR) Team Sky 3h 01' 47"
2   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 0"
3   Dion Smith (NZL) ONE Pro Cycling + 17"
4   Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 17"
5   Jack Haig (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 17"
6   Jack Bobridge (AUS) Trek–Segafredo + 17"
7   Adam Phelan (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling + 17"
8   Alistair Donohoe (AUS) Australia + 17"
9   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini + 17"
10   Christian Meier (CAN) Orica–GreenEDGE + 17"
General classification after Stage 1[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Peter Kennaugh (GBR) Team Sky 3h 04' 16"
2   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 7"
3   Dion Smith (NZL) ONE Pro Cycling + 23"
4   Robbie Hucker (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 25"
5   Joseph Cooper (NZL) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 26"
6   Damien Howson (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 27"
7   Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 27"
8   Jack Bobridge (AUS) Trek–Segafredo + 28"
9   Nathan Earle (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling + 28"
10   Chris Hamilton (AUS) Australia + 28"

Stage 2Edit

5 February – Yarra GlenMoe, 144 km (89 mi)

Result of Stage 2[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE 3h 29' 06"
2   Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
3   Peter Kennaugh (GBR) Team Sky + 3"
4   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 5"
5   Jack Bobridge (AUS) Trek–Segafredo + 5"
6   Jack Haig (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 14"
7   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 25"
8   John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 25"
9   Patrick Shaw (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 25"
10   Fumiyuki Beppu (JPN) Trek–Segafredo + 25"
General classification after Stage 2[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Peter Kennaugh (GBR) Team Sky 6h 33' 21"
2   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 13"
3   Jack Bobridge (AUS) Trek–Segafredo + 31"
4   Jack Haig (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 48"
5   Dion Smith (NZL) ONE Pro Cycling + 52"
6   Damien Howson (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 53"
7   Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 54"
8   Robbie Hucker (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 54"
9   Patrick Shaw (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 55"
10   Joseph Cooper (NZL) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 55"

Stage 3Edit

6 February – TraralgonInverloch, 146 km (91 mi)

Result of Stage 3[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare 3h 20' 52"
2   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
3   Steele Von Hoff (AUS) ONE Pro Cycling + 0"
4   Jesse Kerrison (AUS) State of Matter MAAP Racing + 0"
5   Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 0"
6   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 0"
7   Neil Van Der Ploeg (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 0"
8   Daniele Colli (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini + 0"
9   Alistair Donohoe (AUS) Australia + 0"
10   Luke Rowe (GBR) Team Sky + 0"
General classification after Stage 3[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Peter Kennaugh (GBR) Team Sky 9h 54' 13"
2   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky + 13"
3   Jack Bobridge (AUS) Trek–Segafredo + 31"
4   Jack Haig (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 48"
5   Dion Smith (NZL) ONE Pro Cycling + 52"
6   Damien Howson (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 53"
7   Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 54"
8   Robbie Hucker (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 54"
9   Patrick Shaw (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 55"
10   Joseph Cooper (NZL) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 55"

Stage 4Edit

7 February – Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat, 122 km (76 mi)

Result of Stage 4[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 2h 58' 44"
2   Damien Howson (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 17"
3   Jonathan Clarke (AUS) UnitedHealthcare + 21"
4   Chris Hamilton (AUS) Australia + 29"
5   Robbie Hucker (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 29"
6   Jack Haig (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 29"
7   Peter Kennaugh (GBR) Team Sky + 32"
8   Jack Bobridge (AUS) Trek–Segafredo + 36"
9   Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 41"
10   Dion Smith (NZL) ONE Pro Cycling + 43"
General classification after Stage 4[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 12h 53' 00"
2   Peter Kennaugh (GBR) Team Sky + 29"
3   Damien Howson (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 1' 01"
4   Jack Bobridge (AUS) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 04"
5   Jack Haig (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 1' 14"
6   Jonathan Clarke (AUS) UnitedHealthcare + 1' 15"
7   Robbie Hucker (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 1' 20"
8   Chris Hamilton (AUS) Australia + 1' 23"
9   Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports + 1' 32"
10   Dion Smith (NZL) ONE Pro Cycling + 1' 32"

Classification leadership tableEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Herald Sun Tour — General Classification (preview)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Herald Sun Tour — General Classification (startlist)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Herald Sun Tour — General Classification (stages)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ https://www.procyclingstats.com/race.php?id=165053
  5. ^ "Herald Sun Tour - Prologue (result)". ProCyclingStats. 3 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Herald Sun Tour - Stage 1 (result)". ProCyclingStats. 4 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Herald Sun Tour - Stage 1 (GC)". ProCyclingStats. 4 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Herald Sun Tour - Stage 2 (result)". ProCyclingStats. 5 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Herald Sun Tour - Stage 2 (GC)". ProCyclingStats. 5 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Herald Sun Tour - Stage 3 (result)". ProCyclingStats. 6 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Herald Sun Tour - Stage 3 (GC)". ProCyclingStats. 6 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Herald Sun Tour - Stage 4 (result)". ProCyclingStats. 7 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Herald Sun Tour - General Classification (GC)". ProCyclingStats. 7 February 2016.

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