Ewan Wins Sun Tour Stage 2, Sky Protect Overall Lead

Melbourne, Feb 5, 2016 (AFP) - Caleb Ewan won a tough second stage of the Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Friday, but Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh and Chris Froome did enough to stay on top in the overall standings. Rising Australian sprinter Ewan, who won two stages of the Tour Down Under last month, completed the 144.2-kilometre stage in three hours, 29 minutes and six seconds. The … [Read more...]

Froome Shows Early Class As Team Sky Take Over At Sun Tour

Melbourne, Feb 4, 2016 (AFP) - British national champion Peter Kennaugh stormed through the first stage of the Herald Sun Tour on Thursday with Chris Froome at his side as Team Sky took charge. The pair broke away after 97 kilometres (60.3 miles) of the 126.1-kilometre stage through Victoria's Yarra Valley and could not be caught. The Sky leaders shared the winning time of three hours, … [Read more...]

Clarke Repeats Sun Tour Win, Froome Happy To ‘Stay Ipright’

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Melbourne, Feb 3, 2016 (AFP) - William Clarke won the prologue to the Herald Sun Tour in Melbourne on Wednesday with Briton Chris Froome satisfied with his down the pack finish. Drapac Pro Cycling rider Clarke was repeating his prologue victory from last year in the five-stage race which Froome has targeted as a springboard to a busy year. The double Tour de France champion is eyeing a … [Read more...]

Chris Froome To Test Early Form At Herald Sun Tour

Melbourne, Australia, Feb 2, 2016 (AFP) - Tour de France winner Chris Froome launches his season Wednesday in Australia's Herald Sun Tour looking for a "good test" to gauge his form. "It's been almost five months now since my last race so I'm not too sure what to expect," said the Kenyan-born Briton. "Training has gone well throughout the winter and I've had a good block of training … [Read more...]