Our Australian came to an end today with the final stage of the Herald Sun Tour up to Arthurs Seat. Mark Gunter was out there all week for us and send us some of his nicest shot. Relive Australia’s oldest stage race with us and enjoy the images..
Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung made its debut at today’s first stage of the Tour of Qatar. Covering 136 kilometers from Dukhan to Sealine Beach, the peloton had to pass the desert and to deal with the obligatory Qatar winds. The team rode attentive all day and was up there in the final with Youcef Reguigui and Theo Bos coming in 12th and 13th. The race was just a couple of kilometers old when an early break got clear. The peloton granted Jarl Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen) and Luca Sterbini (Bardiani-CSF) a ten minute lead but quickly reeled them back in once they reached the dessert. In the crosswinds.
The final stage of the Herald Sun Tour culminated today after 122 tough kilometers on Arthurs Seat. Having Serge Pauwels in contention for the overall, team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung was keen to infiltrate todays break. Just a couple of kilometers into the race a group of 13 rider went clear, with Matt Goss and Nic Dougall showing our stripes out front. The break built up a lead of around two minutes, but with the finish line in sight, the peloton lifted the pace and closed the gap. With 3 kilometers to go the peloton made catch. On the final climb, that featured sections with a gradient of 13.