Jayco Herald-Sun Tour gallery: Melbourne prologue
It’s not over yet. The ‘Summer of Cycling’ continues in Victoria this week with the staging of the Jayco-Herald Sun Tour(s): one for women and one for men. Here is a gallery of the prologue for the men with photos by Jean-Pierre Ronco.
Annemiek van Vleuten and Ed Clancy were the winners on a short course in the heart of Melbourne. The Dutchwoman is contesting the Women’s Herald Sun Tour, the Brit races in the Jayco-Herald Sun Tour – yep, there’s a women’s and men’s edition in 2018. The former got underway on Tuesday while the latter began with the short TT on Wednesday.
The rainbow jersey was on the podium yesterday: van Vleuten, the reigning world champion in the TT beat the runner-up from the worlds race last year, Katrin Garfoot. (We’ll shortly post the gallery for the women’s race.)
On the opening day of the men’s race, the defending champion Damian Howson finished 21st but only six seconds behind the omnium specialist and (regular) team pursuit gold medallist, Ed Clancy.
Following the short 1.6km TT in Melbourne, the Brit will wear the yellow jersey for the first road stage, the 162km journey from Colac to Warrnambool on Thursday.
– Below are some photos by Jean-Pierre Ronco from the race in Melbourne. –
Jean-Pierre Ronco has covered the entire ‘Summer of Cycling’ and he continues to supply photos daily. Be sure to follow him on Instagram – @ImageWriterPhotography – and have a look around his collection of images.
RIDE Media is most grateful for his input this January and we look forward to continuing to work with Jean-Pierre as he makes his way from race to race in 2018.