Crosswinds wreak havoc at Herald Sun Tour as Lasse Norman Hansen wins stage one

Aqua Blue Sport rider moves into overall lead as Ed Clancy is caught on wrong side of split

Lasse Norman Hansen wins stage one of the Herald Sun Tour

(Image credit: Herald Sun Tour)

The first road stage of the Herald Sun Tour was split to pieces by crosswinds as Lasse Norman Hansen (Aqua Blue Sport) took the stage win, which also moved him into the overall lead as former leader Ed Clancy (JLT Condor) was dropped.

The early part of the race was relatively benign as a six-strong group consisting of Daniel Whitehouse (Interpro Stradalli), Oliver Martin (Brisbane Continental), Matt Ross (KordaMentha- Australia), Brad Evans (Mobius BridgeLane), Liam Magennis (Drapac–EF p/b Cannondale), and Kane Richards (McDonalds Downunder) established a four-minute gap as JLT Condor, protecting the yellow jersey of Clancy, worked to keep breakaway under control.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.