Jayco Herald Sun Tour
Prologue: Melbourne - Stage Details

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour kicked off this evening with a 2.1km prologue around Melbourne city centre. Santos Tour Down Under stage winner Caleb Ewan finished second by only 0.8 of a second to last year's stage winner William Clarke (Drapac Professional Cycling). 

The 21-year-old was the final rider of the day and the only rider left to try and knock Clarke off the top step, but couldn't quite overhaul his new course record time of two minutes 34.27seconds.

"It was down to less than a second in it again," expressed Ewan. "I left it all out there tonight and I still came up short.  Will (Clarke) was obviously really strong today and I wasn't as strong so I got second, that's just how it is." 

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 William Clarke (AUS) - Drapac Professional Cycling 0:02:34
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:01
3 Neil Van Der Ploeg (AUS) - Avanti IsoWhey Cycling Team 0:00:02
4 Robbie Hucker (AUS) - Avanti IsoWhey Cycling Team 0:00:03
5 Joseph Cooper (NZL) - Avanti IsoWhey Cycling Team 0:00:04
6 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:05
7 Niccolo Bonifazio (ITA) - Trek – Segafredo 0:00:05
8 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:05
8 Peter Kennaugh (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:05
9 Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) - Avanti IsoWhey Cycling Team 0:00:05
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:01
6 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:05
8 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:05
38 Mitch Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:07
51 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:11
66 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:13