Haig rolls toward road tour in Korea

Jack Haig

Jack Haig

TOOWOOMBA one day, Korea the next.

That's next on the list for Bendigo cycling ace Jack Haig after his victory in the Tour of Toowoomba.

Haig ended the three-day classic on Sunday with a 22-second buffer to Avanti team-mate and 2012 Tour of Toowoomba champion Mark O'Brien from Horsham.

Avanti team-mate Neil van der Ploeg won the tour finale, a criterium around Toowoomba's Queens Park.

Haig took the tour's lead after he won Friday's climb at Bunya Mountains.

“I got to do a fair bit of the lead out for Neil today, so it was great to get him up for the win and repay him for all the hard work he did for me," Haig said.

Haig won the National Road Series in 2013 and followed up winning the Best Young Rider title in the Tour Down Under and the Jayco Herald-Sun Tour.

“After racing last season it was all still very new for me, and the whole season was really taxing. I’m ready to take the next step up in Europe, I’m really looking forward to that.”

Haig will race in the UCI 2.2 Tour de Korea before joining Australia’s under 23 development team, the Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy.

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