Jayco Herald Sun Tour | Team Novo Nordisk

Full Gas Finale at Jayco Herald Sun Tour

07 February 2016

Race: Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Stage 4

Start/Finish: Arthurs Seat / Arthurs Seat, Australia

Distance: 121.8 kilometers

All of Team Novo Nordisk’s six-man squad completed their first Jayco Herald Sun Tour when the five-day race ended on Sunday. The 121.8-kilometer stage saw a four-man break escape early but they were only allowed a gap of less than two and a half minutes. All escapees were reeled in as the peloton ascended Arthurs Seat for the first of three climbs with Team Novo Nordisk’s Brian Kamstra making the front group. As the race headed up the climb a second time, Chris Froome (Team Sky) attacked and only Joe Cooper (Avanti IsoWhey Sports) was able to grab his wheel. The duo built a gap of less than a minute but on the final time up Arthurs Seat, Froome attacked and held on to take the stage win and seal the overall win.

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Brian Kamstra | Team Novo Nordisk | 2016 Jayco Herald Sun Tour
Brian Kamstra (NED)

“There were no breaks today. We went full gas down every descent immediately followed by a hard ascent. It was hot and it was hard,” Team Novo Nordisk’s Brian Kamstra (NED) said. “It was an exciting week to race officially as a professional with Team Novo Nordisk, and I was excited to wear the Changing Diabetes jersey and share the moment with my teammates.”

Results: 

  • 1st: Chris Froome (Team Sky), 2:58:44
  • 2nd: Damien Howson (Orica GreenEDGE), +0:17
  • 3rd: Jonathan Clark (United HealthCare), +0:21

Team Novo Nordisk Results Stage 4: 

  • Brian Kamstra: 32, 3:50 behind Froome
  • Scott Ambrose: 46, 8:54 behind Froome
  • James Glasspool: 59, 14:20 behind Froome
  • Chris Williams: 62, 14:20 behind Froome
  • Gerd de Keijzer: 69, 14:20 behind Froome
  • Corentin Cherhal: 71, 14:20 behind Froome

Team Novo Nordisk Results Overall:

  • Brian Kamstra: 34, 11:56 behind Froome
  • Scott Ambrose: 46, 19:33 behind Froome
  • Chris Williams: 69, 30:13 behind Froome
  • James Glasspool: 80, 35:42 behind Froome
  • Corentin Cherhal: 82, 35:53 behind Froome
  • Gerd de Keijzer: 84, 35:58 behind Froome

Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team, returns to racing on Sunday, February 14th, at the 53rd edition of Trofeo Laigueglia, a one-day Italian race stetching over an historic 180-km course beginning and ending in Laiguegliai.

(Photos: ©Con Chronis)

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“It was an exciting week to race officially as a professional with Team Novo Nordisk, and I was excited to wear the Changing Diabetes jersey and share the moment with my teammates."

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