2008 Jayco Herald Sun Tour Results - Stage 6

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10/18/2008| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill

2008 Jayco Herald Sun Tour Results - Stage 6

Impey wins for Team Barloworld; O'Grady takes overall race win.

Team Barloworld dominated the last stage of the 2008 Jayco Herald Sun Tour (66 km Melbourne criterium) thanks to an impressive performance by Daryl Impey. Impey outperformed Team Panasonic's Chris Jongeward, whilst Matthew Goss (Team CSC-Saxo Bank) placed third by winning the bunch sprint. Australia's Stuart O'Grady saved his yellow leader's jersey and claimed the final overall victory.

The final stage was dominated by a three-man escape formed early in the morning, containing Team Barloworld's Daryl Impey, Chris Jongeward (Panasonic), and David Kemp (Virgin Blue Australia). Kemp had to give up and was dropped by the peloton with around 4 laps to go. Team CSC-Saxo Bank's riders insisted on pulling back the two survivors, but Impey and Jongeward were able to maintain their lead over the peloton and when they reached the finish line Impey won with a comfortable margin.

"I'm extremely proud of my team," stated Barloworld team Manager Claudio Corti, "as we have demonstrated being a strong squad here in Australia. We achieved two victories and other important placements with Sabido and Froome in every stage. Froome proved that when the road goes up he's a fearsome competitor, as he showed on the Mt Buller. Yes I'm very happy with the whole team" . Also director sportif Valerio Tebaldi was jubilant today: "It was very important for us to win in Melbourne and we succeded. All the guys rode in a perfect way, protecting Impey when he was at the attack and CSC were determinated to chase the two leaders. Well done, I'm really satisfied!"

Team CSC Saxo Bank managed to maintain both first and second place overall.
As it became clear that the criterium stage would not remove the yellow jersey from the Danish team, the focus became the stage victory and the green sprinter's jersey - a jersey worn by Matthew Goss ever since he passed over the yellow jersey to Stuart O'Grady after stage two.
Commenting on his race win, Stuart O'Grady told Roadcycling.com that "It feels bloody fantastic. I didn't want to celebrate anything untill the race was all done. In bike racing anything can happen - that’s the beauty of the sport - but in the end we managed to pull it off. I was expecting a little more attacking in the final stage but everyone has had a pretty tough week with fast racing from start to finish in each stage, so when the boys hit the front of the peloton they were in control."
For O'Grady the race victory is of even greater value because it comes a year after his return to cycling after his horrific crash in the 2007 Tour de France. He made his comeback in the 2007 Herald Sun Tour.
"I came back last year and I was shocked with how good the race was run. I convinced the team to join the race this year and I'm sure all the boys here are happy to have been in this race," O'Grady added.

October 18, 2008: Herald Sun Tour: Melbourne - Melbourne (66 km):
1 Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld      01:31:23
2 Chris Jongeward (Aus) Panasonic                       0.04
3 Matthew Goss (Aus) CSC-Saxo Bank                      0.30
4 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Toyota-United                        
5 Gene Bates (Aus) Drapac Porsche                          
6 Dominique Rollin (Can) Toyota-United                     
7 Emile Abraham (Tri) Team Type 1                          
8 Brad Huff (USA) Jelly Belly                              
9 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) CSC-Saxo Bank                       
10 Nic Sanderson (Aus) Jelly Belly                         
11 Will Walker (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia                 
12 Richard England (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia             
13 Lars Bak (Den) CSC-Saxo Bank                            
14 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan                             
15 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld                            
16 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                     
17 Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1                           
18 Daniel Braunsteins (Aus) Drapac Porsche              0.34
19 Peter Herzig (Aus) Panasonic                            
20 Angus Morton (Aus) Drapac Porsche                       
21 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly                     
22 Benjamin Day (Aus) Toyota-United                        
23 Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche                     
24 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) SouthAustralia.com-AIS          
25 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Bicycle Superstore Canada           
26 Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan                          
27 Marco Corti (Ita) Barloworld                            
28 Richie Porte (Aus) Praties                              
29 Jeremy Yates (NZl) Yes Optus Shop New Zealand           
30 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1                        0.38
31 Will Routley (Can) Bicycle Superstore Canada            
32 Glen Chadwick (NZl) Team Type 1                      0.39
33 Jason Rigg (Aus) Praties                                
34 Jonny Clarke (Aus) Toyota-United                     0.45
35 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Budget Forklifts              0.53
36 Bradley McGee (Aus) CSC-Saxo Bank                    1.00
37 Simon Clarke (Aus) SouthAustralia.com-AIS               
38 Daniel Holt (USA) Team Type 1                        1.41
39 David Kemp (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia               3.41
40 Cameron Hughes (Aus) Budget Forklifts                5.41
41 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Drapac Porsche                    
42 Chris Luxton (Aus) Savings & Loans                      
43 Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan                                
44 Will Dickeson (Aus) Savings & Loans                     
45 Jonathon Lovelock (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia           
46 Jack Bobridge (Aus) SouthAustralia.com-AIS              
47 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                            
48 Nicholas Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly                      
49 Gordon McCauley (NZl) Yes Optus Shop New Zealand     7.41
50 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1                        
51 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan                               
52 Jack Anderson (Aus) Budget Forklifts                    
53 Chris Jory (Aus) Panasonic                              
54 Daniel Furmston (Aus) Praties                           
55 Tim Guy (Aus) Panasonic                                 
56 Ben Grieve-Johnson (Aus) Praties                        
57 Peter Ladd (Aus) Budget Forklifts                    9.41
58 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Panasonic                      
59 Craig McCartney (Aus) Savings & Loans                   
60 Ben Mather (Aus) Praties                                
61 Scott Lyttle (NZl) Yes Optus Shop New Zealand       11.41
DNF Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Budget Forklifts                 
DNF Leigh Howard (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia               
DNF Patrick Shaw (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia               
DNF Cameron Wurf (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia               
DNF William Ford (Aus) SouthAustralia.com-AIS              
DNF Adam Semple (Aus) SouthAustralia.com-AIS               
DNF Lasse Bochman (Den) CSC-Saxo Bank                      
DNF David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans                       
DNF Joel Pearson (Aus) Savings & Loans                     
DNF Tim Roe (Aus) Savings & Loans                          
DNF Dylan Newell (Aus) Praties                             
DNF Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Porsche                       
DNF Mark O'brien (Aus) Drapac Porsche                      
DNF Michael England (Aus) Budget Forklifts                 
DNF Heath Blackgrove (NZl) Toyota-United                   
DNF Caleb Manion (Aus) Toyota-United                       
DNF Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan                             
DNF Jason Hegert (Aus) Panasonic                           
DNF Dale Scarfe (Aus) Panasonic                            
DNF Andrew Randell (Can) Bicycle Superstore Canada         
DNF Rob Britton (Can) Bicycle Superstore Canada            
DNF Bruno Langois (Can) Bicycle Superstore Canada          
DNF Jason Allen (NZl) Yes Optus Shop New Zealand           
DNF Anthony Chapman (NZl) Yes Optus Shop New Zealand

Overall rankings after stage 6:
1 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) CSC-Saxo Bank      14:20:49
2 Lars Bak (Den) CSC-Saxo Bank                          0.17
3 Benjamin Day (Aus) Toyota-United                      0.23
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                   0.52
5 Richie Porte (Aus) Praties                            0.58
6 Glen Chadwick (NZl) Team Type 1                       1.04
7 Jeremy Yates (NZl) Yes Optus Shop New Zealand         1.04
8 Dominique Rollin (Can) Toyota-United                  1.18
9 Will Routley (Can) Bicycle Superstore Canada          1.27
10 Will Walker (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia              1.34
11 Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1                        1.38
12 Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche                  1.53
13 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) SouthAustralia.com-AIS       2.22
14 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly                  2.50
15 Gene Bates (Aus) Drapac Porsche                      2.57
16 Marco Corti (Ita) Barloworld                         3.35
17 Angus Morton (Aus) Drapac Porsche                    5.04
18 Daniel Braunsteins (Aus) Drapac Porsche              5.21
19 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Bicycle Superstore Canada        6.33
20 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                         9.15
21 Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld                        10.41
22 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan                         11.21
23 Chris Luxton (Aus) Savings & Loans                  11.29
24 Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan                            12.07
25 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Drapac Porsche                12.37
26 Simon Clarke (Aus) SouthAustralia.com-AIS           12.41
27 Matthew Goss (Aus) CSC-Saxo Bank                    13.36
28 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld                        13.45
29 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Budget Forklifts             16.35
30 Chris Jongeward (Aus) Panasonic                     17.57
31 Richard England (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia         20.06
32 Cameron Hughes (Aus) Budget Forklifts               20.15
33 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1                       23.11
34 Jack Bobridge (Aus) SouthAustralia.com-AIS          24.28
35 Ben Grieve-Johnson (Aus) Praties                    27.38
36 Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan                      28.42
37 Craig McCartney (Aus) Savings & Loans               28.48
38 Daniel Holt (USA) Team Type 1                       28.53
39 Nic Sanderson (Aus) Jelly Belly                     28.53
40 Ben Mather (Aus) Praties                            30.38
41 Jonny Clarke (Aus) Toyota-United                    30.48
42 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Panasonic                  31.07
43 Jason Rigg (Aus) Praties                            31.29
44 Gordon McCauley (NZl) Yes Optus Shop New Zealand    33.26
45 Brad Huff (USA) Jelly Belly                         34.02
46 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan                           34.21
47 Peter Herzig (Aus) Panasonic                        34.37
48 David Kemp (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia              34.52
49 Emile Abraham (Tri) Team Type 1                     35.12
50 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Toyota-United                   35.43
51 Jonathon Lovelock (Aus) Virgin Blue Australia       36.05
52 Chris Jory (Aus) Panasonic                          36.16
53 Daniel Furmston (Aus) Praties                       37.27
54 Scott Lyttle (NZl) Yes Optus Shop New Zealand       39.19
55 Bradley McGee (Aus) CSC-Saxo Bank                   45.15
56 Jack Anderson (Aus) Budget Forklifts                48.47
57 Will Dickeson (Aus) Savings & Loans                 54.12
58 Tim Guy (Aus) Panasonic                             56.56
59 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1                    58.21
60 Peter Ladd (Aus) Budget Forklifts                   58.49
61 Nicholas Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly                1.08.00

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