Brodie Chapman of the KordaMentha Real Estate National Team has enjoyed overall victory at the first-ever UCI-sanctioned women’s Herald Sun Tour, her 17th placing in the Beastwear stage two Time Trial along Southbank enough for her to retain the Yellow Yersey and enter the history books.
World time trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-SCOTT) blitzed the 1.6-kilometre course in front of a bumper Melbourne crowd to claim the stage, narrowly edging Katrin Garfoot (KordaMentha Real Estate National Team) while New Zealand time trial champion Georgia Williams (Mitchelton-SCOTT) rounded out the podium.
Women’s Tour Concludes – Stage 1 Of Men’s Race
Wednesday’s stage concluded the Women’s Herald Sun Tour presented by Let’s Go Motorhomes, the first time in the history of the iconic Jayco Herald Sun Tour that a women’s component has been sanctioned by cycling’s international governing body. The men’s Jayco Herald Sun Tour continues on Thursday, with the Honda Civic Stage One from Colac to Warrnambool.
Beastwear Stage 2
1 Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-SCOTT)
2 Katrin Garfoot (KordaMentha Real Estate National Team)
3 Georgia Williams (Mitchelton-SCOTT)
Let’s Go Motorhomes General Classification
1 Brodie Chapman (KordaMentha Real Estate National Team)
2 Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-SCOTT)
3 Chloe Hosking (Alé–Cipollini)
Earlier in the day, Alexander Smyth from Carnie Caufield Cycling Club won the Beastwear corporate and celebrity time trial in a cracking time of two minutes and four seconds.