Kaden Groves won the last stage of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Räim 5th
Team Sunweb’s Jai Hindley etched his name into the history books taking out the 2020 Jayco Herald Sun Tour after a dominant performance across the week, while Mitchelton-SCOTT sprinter Kaden Groves claimed the Gumbuya World stage five victory.
HINDLEY: “This race goes back a long time and there's been some big names and a lot of great riders have ridden this race… yeah… to attach my name onto that trophy, it’s pretty unreal.”
“Coming into a race as the designated leader, it’s a lot of added pressure but, like I said, it’s also a really nice opportunity for a young guy like me to come into a race like this or a race like Down Under and be the designated leader, which speaks volumes for the team having that faith in me.”
In front of an enthusiastic Melbourne crowd, the peloton set out on the final stage of the Tour - 22 laps of a 4.05km course around the Royal Botanic Gardens and Kings Domain - 89.1kms in total, bringing an exciting climax to Australia's oldest stage race.
It was won by Gaden Groves (Mitchelton Scott):
“The guys were perfect keeping me fresh in every stage and delivering me to the finishes as smooth as possible for me, so I think the result is pretty good for the week been on the podium almost every sprint, well every stage, so it’s been a successful week for the team.”
Mihkel Räim (Israel Start Up Nation) finished 5th on the stage and explaind that he had more legs than that, but made some bad decisions at the final and it didn't turn out as wished.
Photo: Con Chronis, Jayco Herald Sun Tour