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Lucy Kennedy has won the Women's Herald Sun Tour in Churchill.

Herald Sun Tour

Herald Sun Tour

Lucy Kennedy has won the Women's Herald Sun Tour in Churchill.

Riders hit Central Gippsland in the HS Tour

Queensland's Lucy Kennedy has ridden her way into the history books, taking out the Lexus Of Blackburn Women's Herald Sun Tour in Churchill yesterday afternoon.

The 30 year old, part of the Australian powerhouse Mitchelton-Scott team stormed home to win by 36 seconds over team mate and World Championship silver medallist Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott) with 2018 winner Brodie Chapman (Team Tibco-SVB) in third place.

In the men's event it was stage 2 of the 5 day Tour, and in windy, blustery conditions Michael Woods (EF Education First) secured a narrow 4 second advantage over fellow WorldTour pro Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo).

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The pair went head to head on the final climb and descended like demons into the finish at Churchill. The slender lead comes via time bonuses received on the line in Thule Stage 2, taking the Jayco Herald Sun leaders jersey from team mate and Appselec Stage 1 winner Dan McLAY.

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour starts at Sale today with the riders travelling 161km to Warragul in Stage 3.

They'll head to Maffra, and ride on roads north of the highway through Yallourn North and Willow Grove to Warragul.

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