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.
Jack Bobridge prior to the stage 1.
An early break was intitiated on stage 1.
The peleton strung out in the Victorian country side.
The break during a descent.
The break was looking good half way through.
Jack Bobridge on one of his many attacks.
The rest of the break chasing down Bobridge.
Rhys Pollock was to strong in the end taking out stage 1.
Stage 2 started at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat.
The peleton on the picturesque roads towards Geelong.
Nice weather greeted the riders during stage 2.
Matthew Lloyd on the second KOM of the day.
The course was undulating on stage 2.
Drapac took to the front to chase down the break.
South African Janse Van Rensburg takes out stage 2 ahead of Baden Cooke and Steele Von Hoff.
Janse Van Rensburg was all smiles after his greates win to date.
Rhys Pollock retained the leaders jersey after stage 2.