Jayco Herald Sun Tour
Stage 3 - Benalla to Mitchelton Winery - Stage Details

Victorian Mitch Docker has finished second on stage three of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour as Queen stage winner Damien Howson successfully retained the yellow jersey for another day.

A messy finish saw two crashes on the closing kilometers but, despite a fall to Colombian Esteban Chaves, the full ORICA-SCOTT team finished the stage without injury.

Howson goes into tomorrow's crucial final stage with a 38second buffer to his nearest competitor Jai Hindley (Korda Mentha Australia), and 53seconds to Kenny Elissonde (Team Sky). 

"Another nervous day," Howson said. "The sprinters had their chance today and of course everyone was fighting and jostling for position in the final five kilometres. It made for some dangerous and exciting racing but I am happy to get through unscathed." 

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Travis McCabe (USA) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 3:46:00
2 Mitch Docker (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
3 Leigh Howard (AUS) - Aqua Blue Sport ST
4 Luke Rowe (GBR) - Team Sky ST
5 Aleksei Tcatevich (RUS) - Gazprom–RusVelo ST
6 Benjamin Hill (AUS) - Attaque Team Gusto ST
7 Ivan Savitckii (RUS) - Gazprom–RusVelo ST
8 Jesper Asselman (NED) - Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij ST
9 Jesse Kerrison (AUS) - IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness ST
10 Brad Evans (NZL) - Drapac–Pat's Veg ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Mitch Docker (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
15 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
21 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
31 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
41 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
46 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
98 Rob Power (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:05:58