Jayco Herald Sun Tour
Stage 4: Mornington Peninsula/Arthurs Seat - Stage Details

On the final day of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, 23-year-old Damien Howson had the ride of his life to finish second place on the stage, subsequently moving him up into third overall in the general classification. 

ORICA-GreenEDGE headed into the day with it all to play for. Rounding up their Australian summer campaign in fine style finishing third (Howson) and fifth (Jack Haig) overall. 

Howson finished the stage only 17 seconds down on the overall race winner Chris Froome (Team Sky.) As the peloton headed up the climb for the final time, Froome had an advantage of 27 seconds back to the peloton as Howson launched his attack at the bottom of the tough iconic climb and was able to take his first podium for the team.

"This stage in particular is alway standout in the tour," explained Howson after the race. "It pretty much comes down to who's got the best legs on the last lap. Team Sky took control of the race today and it took until us the last lap to open it up and see if we could break them."

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Chris Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 2:58:44
2 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:17
3 Jonathan Clarke (AUS) - United Healthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:21
4 Christopher Hamilton (AUS) - KordaMentha - Australian National Team 0:00:29
5 Robbie Hucker (AUS) - Avanti IsoWhey Cycling Team 0:00:29
6 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:29
7 Peter Kennaugh (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:32
8 Jack Bobridge (AUS) - Trek – Segafredo 0:00:36
9 Anthony Giacoppo (AUS) - Avanti IsoWhey Cycling Team 0:00:41
10 Dion Smith (NZL) - ONE Pro Cycling 0:00:43
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:17
6 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:29
36 Mitch Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:25
76 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:20
81 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:14:20