Herald Sun Tour Diary - 30 January to 3 February

Herald Sun Tour 2019 - Michael Woods (left) & Ritchie Porte (centre) animated the HST 19 but it was all blue Sky after the Arthurs Seat ambush.

Herald Sun Tour 2019 - Michael Woods (left) & Ritchie Porte (centre) animated the HST 19 but it was all blue Sky after the Arthurs Seat ambush.

Welcome to the Herald Sun Tour daily diary for 2019 and a pictorial snapshot from each day. Tuesday was “bump in” day at San Remo near Phillip Island, Wednesday the Phillip Island Circuit Race, Thursday Wonthaggi to Churchill, Friday Sale to Warragul, Saturday Arthurs Seat Circuit Race & Sunday the Melbourne City Circuit Race. Alex Simmons (BiciSport) was driving the Chief Commissaire & Mike O’Reilly (BiciSport) was driving Commissaire 4.

HST 19 @ Sunday @ Melbourne Botanical Gardens - Team Sky were simply outstanding … they won everything but the chook raffle

HST 19 @ Sunday @ Melbourne Botanical Gardens - Team Sky were simply outstanding … they won everything but the chook raffle

HST 19 @ Sunday @ Melbourne Botanical Gardens - Dylan Van Baarle (Team Sky) after the finish

HST 19 @ Sunday @ Melbourne Botanical Gardens - Dylan Van Baarle (Team Sky) after the finish

HST 19 @ Sunday @ Melbourne Botanical Gardens - the HST driving team in front of the Lead Car

HST 19 @ Sunday @ Melbourne Botanical Gardens - the HST driving team in front of the Lead Car

HST 19 @ Saturday @ Arthurs Seat finish - Damien Howson (Mitchelton Scott) after a dramatic days racing in sweltering conditions. Team Sky turned the race on its head and went yellow

HST 19 @ Saturday @ Arthurs Seat finish - Damien Howson (Mitchelton Scott) after a dramatic days racing in sweltering conditions. Team Sky turned the race on its head and went yellow

HST 19 @ Saturday @ Port Melbourne Service Corse after the Arthurs Seat finish - Michele Primaro has done 22 editions of the Herald Sun Tour and this year is the Education First Team mechanic.    It was great chatting to Michele as the auto electrician kindly fitted a new key to the Happy Wheels Subaru ( … having got to the Service Corse after the auto electrician had arrived early to fix the Subaru, only to discover he’d broken into the wrong car … Oops !! … thanks mate, but its the car next door …)

HST 19 @ Saturday @ Port Melbourne Service Corse after the Arthurs Seat finish - Michele Primaro has done 22 editions of the Herald Sun Tour and this year is the Education First Team mechanic.

It was great chatting to Michele as the auto electrician kindly fitted a new key to the Happy Wheels Subaru ( … having got to the Service Corse after the auto electrician had arrived early to fix the Subaru, only to discover he’d broken into the wrong car … Oops !! … thanks mate, but its the car next door …)

HST 19 @ Saturday @ Cape Schank Lighthouse start - Mike O’Reilly & Alex Simmons (BiciSport)

HST 19 @ Saturday @ Cape Schank Lighthouse start - Mike O’Reilly & Alex Simmons (BiciSport)

HST 19 @ Friday @ Warragul finish - Owain Doull (Team Sky) took the stage win over a tough 160k in Warragul

HST 19 @ Friday @ Warragul finish - Owain Doull (Team Sky) took the stage win over a tough 160k in Warragul

HST 19 @ Friday @ Sale start - the Team Sky Dogma F10 is a very very pretty looking rig

HST 19 @ Friday @ Sale start - the Team Sky Dogma F10 is a very very pretty looking rig

HST 19 @ Friday @ Warragul finish - a seemingly pensive Michael Woods had a lot to smile about after an outstanding 160k stage into Warragul.

HST 19 @ Friday @ Warragul finish - a seemingly pensive Michael Woods had a lot to smile about after an outstanding 160k stage into Warragul.

HST 19 @ Friday @ Sale start - a flock of idle Drapac team Cannondales before the stage start

HST 19 @ Friday @ Sale start - a flock of idle Drapac team Cannondales before the stage start

HST 19 @ Friday @ Warragul - Alex Simmons (BiciSport) on his 5th Herald Sun Tour and acknowledged as the premier convoy driver in the country

HST 19 @ Friday @ Warragul - Alex Simmons (BiciSport) on his 5th Herald Sun Tour and acknowledged as the premier convoy driver in the country

HST 19 @ Thursday @ the Wonthaggi start

HST 19 @ Thursday @ the Wonthaggi start

HST 19 @ Thursday @ Churchill finish - Team Sky with Dylan Van Baarle (left) who went on to take the Yellow Jersey in Melbourne

HST 19 @ Thursday @ Churchill finish - Team Sky with Dylan Van Baarle (left) who went on to take the Yellow Jersey in Melbourne

HST 19 @ Thursday @ Churchill finish - Team Mitchelton Scott

HST 19 @ Thursday @ Churchill finish - Team Mitchelton Scott

HST 19 @ Thursday @ Churchill finish - a Trek peloton

HST 19 @ Thursday @ Churchill finish - a Trek peloton

HST 19 @ Thursday @ Churchill - Michael Woods (Team EF) took the stage win and the Yellow Jersey.

HST 19 @ Thursday @ Churchill - Michael Woods (Team EF) took the stage win and the Yellow Jersey.

HST 19 @ Wednesday @ Phillip Island - Australian National Womens Team at the start

HST 19 @ Wednesday @ Phillip Island - Australian National Womens Team at the start

HST 19 @ Wednesday @ Phillip Island - Womens Cipolini Team

HST 19 @ Wednesday @ Phillip Island - Womens Cipolini Team

HST 19 @ Wednesday @ Phillip Island - the Sky Team car presents well

HST 19 @ Wednesday @ Phillip Island - the Sky Team car presents well

HST 19 @ Wednesday @ Phillip Island - Ritchie Porte in the media huddle before the start

HST 19 @ Wednesday @ Phillip Island - Ritchie Porte in the media huddle before the start

HST 19 @ Wednesday @ Phillip Island - Ritchie Porte after the stage finish

HST 19 @ Wednesday @ Phillip Island - Ritchie Porte after the stage finish

HST 19 @ Tuesday @ Silverwater Resort @ San Remo - the HST clan gathers for the annual reunion. Alex Simmons BiciSport (left) leads the drivers team in discussion

HST 19 @ Tuesday @ Silverwater Resort @ San Remo - the HST clan gathers for the annual reunion. Alex Simmons BiciSport (left) leads the drivers team in discussion

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