2011 Herald Sun Tour Stage 1 and 2 Photos

Award winning photographer Mark Gunter is following the action at the 2011 Jayco Herald Sun Tour. On Stage one of the five stage tour around in Victoria on Wednesday October 12, Rhys Pollock of team Drapac was part of a breakaway group which included Aussie Jack Bobridge and took the opportunity in the group to steal victory. Thursdays stage two featured a surprise victor when South African cyclist Reinardt Janse van Rensburg of team MTN Qhubeka took the bunch sprint.

Mark Gunter presents photo highlights from Stage 1 and 2 of this years tour.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
Jack Bobridge prior to the stage 1.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
An early break was intitiated on stage 1.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
The peleton strung out in the Victorian country side.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
The break during a descent.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
The break was looking good half way through.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
Jack Bobridge on one of his many attacks.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
The rest of the break chasing down Bobridge.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
Rhys Pollock was to strong in the end taking out stage 1.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
Stage 2 started at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
The peleton on the picturesque roads towards Geelong.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
Nice weather greeted the riders during stage 2.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
Matthew Lloyd on the second KOM of the day.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
The course was undulating on stage 2.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
Drapac took to the front to chase down the break.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
South African Janse Van Rensburg takes out stage 2 ahead of Baden Cooke and Steele Von Hoff.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
Janse Van Rensburg was all smiles after his greates win to date.

2011 Herald Sun Tour
Rhys Pollock retained the leaders jersey after stage 2.



Tags: ,

About The Author

has won the Cycling Australia Photographer of the Year for four of the past eight years and his photos regularly appear throughout international press. He regularly posts his photos online: Mark Gunter Facebook page.

Leave a Reply