UPDATE 2.49pm: Simon Clarke wins stage two from Cameron Wurf, with Bendigo's Jack Haig third.
Outstanding ride from Haig. Glenn O'Shea in top 10. Simon Gerrans fourth.
UPDATE: The lead group of Bendigo's Jack Haig, Simon Clarke and Cameron Wulf still hold a one minute lead nearing the finish of stage two of the Herald Sun tour.
Bendigo's Glenn O'Shea chasing hard, but it appears the winner will come from first three.
Less than 3km remaining.
UPDATE 2.35pm: Bendigo's Jack Haig still in three-man breakaway close to the finish of stage two of the Herald-Sun Tour.
Haig, Simon Clarke and Cameron Wurf lead the peleton by 70 seconds with just under 10km to go.
UPDATE 2.25pm: Bendigo's Jack Haig is in a three-man breakaway with 20km to go in stage two of the Herald-Sun Tour.
Haig, Simon Clarke and Cameron Wurf lead the peleton by one minute.
THE Herald Sun Tour stage is expected to finish outside the Shamrock Hotel at about 2.45pm.
The riders have scaled Mt Alexander with Bendigo's Jack Haig leading the way and are about to ride through Emu Creek and Strathfieldsaye.
After heading through Strathfieldsaye the tour turns right at Reservoir Rd in Strathdale.
Riders will travel along Reservoir Rd before turning left into McIvor Rd.
The tour heads along McIvor Rd to the roundabout at the Brian Boru Hotel.
The field will turn right into Chapel Street and then race to the corner of McRae Street.
They turn left for the sprint finish along Pall Mall to the Shamrock Hotel.