Froome starts the journey to his third Tour de France with a victory in Herald Sun

A last lap attack at the base of Arthurs Seat landed Chris Froome the stage and overall honours at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour. Teammate Peter Kennaugh finished seventh on the final stage to slip to second on GC, 32 seconds behind Froome while Damien Howson’s second place on the stage elevated the Orica-GreenEdge rider to third place overall.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better week as a team with Pete kicking things off early on going into the leader’s jersey. First and second on that stage and then obviously, winning today the final stage up Arthurs Seat is a really, really nice way to end off the week and also to be first and second on the general classification,” Froome said after the stage.

Jayco Herald Sun Tour 2016 – stage 4 results (Arthurs Seat – Arthurs Seat):

1 Chris Froome (Sky) 2:58:44
2 Damien Howson (Orica GreenEDGE)


3 Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare)


4 Christopher Hamilton (KordaMentha)


5 Robbie Hucker (Avanti IsoWhey)


6 Jack Haig (Orica GreenEDGE)


7 Peter Kennaugh (Sky)


8 Jack Bobridge (Trek – Segafredo)


9 Anthony Giacoppo (Avanti IsoWhey)


10 Dion Smith (ONE)



Final general classification:

1 Chris Froome (Sky) 12:53:00
2 Peter Kennaugh (Sky)


3 Damien Howson (Orica GreenEDGE)


4 Jack Bobridge (Trek – Segafredo)


5 Jack Haig (Orica GreenEDGE)


6 Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare)


7 Robbie Hucker (Avanti IsoWhey)


8 Christopher Hamilton (KordaMentha)


9 Anthony Giacoppo (Avanti IsoWhey)


10 Dion Smith (ONE)