READ MORE - Haig excited about Tour de France debut
BENDIGO'S Jack Haig climbed 13 spots in the general classification after stage six of the Tour de France overnight.
Racing for the Mitchelton-Scott team, Haig improved from 50th in the general classification to 37th.
Haig, who is competing in the Tour for the first time, finished 46th in the 160.5 km stage six from Mulhouse that featured gradients of up to 24 per cent.
Haig completed the grueling stage in 4:40:15 and has an overall general classification time of 23:26:42.
The 25-year-old is 11:47 behind new leader Giulio Ciccone heading into Friday night's 230km stage seven from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone.
Richie Porte is the best of the Australians in 21st position.
HERBERT FOUR SHOTS OFF LEAD
Bendigo golfer Lucas Herbert is four shots off the lead at the Scottish Open.
Herbert's strong round one start to the tournament saw him finish at four-under par 67.
His round included 12 pars, five birdies and one bogey on the par-three ninth at the Renaissance Club.
The Scottish Open is an Open Championship qualifying event, with the top finishing players given last-minute spots for a shot at the Claret Jug.
Herbert went into the tournament in fine form following a five-under par 65 during the final round of the Irish Open last week, finishing the tournament T55.
As a result he moved up one place to 112th in the European Tour's Race to Dubai rankings.
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