Cantwell closes with second stage win

No bonus bogey for Wiggins

It may have poured all week during the 2009 Jayco Herald Sun Tour but after today's final stage on Lygon Street it was Bradley Wiggins' turn to reign, in the company of his talented accomplices from the Garmin Slipstream team. The team's display during the 61.5 kilometre circuit race that brought this year's Tour to a close was nothing short of emphatic. But their strong riding at the front of the field didn’t stop Fly V Australia’s Jonathan Cantwell from claiming the final stage.

For the Englishman, Wiggins, the emotion finally showed after playing it low key for the rest of the Tour. "I could have been in London today, the amount of people that were cheering for me," he said. "It didn't really kick home to me until today. Very few stage races around the world finish like this with so many people around an area like Lygon Street. Shows how big cycling is here.

"And then you look at the roll of honour on the trophy Gerry (Ryan of Jayco) presented to me,” he added. “The names are so good. It's brilliant to be on there."

Wiggins also acknowledged the importance of the team, and gave some idea of the process they went through in dealing with the dilemma of whether to go with him or Chris Sutton for the overall win. "We had a few beers last night trying to decide what to do but CJ really made his mind up deciding to give it to me and that was it really,” he said. But even then we were still umming and ahring with two laps to go whether Chris was going to do the final sprint. And the boys - they were amazing."

For Cantwell, it was clearly a matter of getting as much out of the final day as possible, a task he fulfilled admirably. "I knew I couldn't catch Chris Sutton or Bradley Wiggins on GC so we had other plans,” he said. “First was to get on the podium for the Tour, second was to win the points jersey and the third was to win the stage.

"We weren't sure of what the Garmin tactics were going to be but we got all three, so I guess we did okay. The team has been brilliant all year, especially today,” he added. "The green jersey's not bad but I'd prefer yellow. It's a bit of a strange feeling me being on the stage for the GC podium, being just a sprinter. I couldn't be more happy.”

Sutton was also content with his lot, acknowledging that he had surpassed both his and his father’s, 1984 winner Gary, expectations with his three stage victories. Garmin's sporting director Matt White, who had to direct his troops through the quandary of the previous 24 hours, was understandably more than happy with the outcome.

"With four stages, the general classification, the king of the mountains (Tom Peterson) and the team win it's been a successful week. The boys should be very proud," said White, who can now turn his attention to the arrival of his first child with wife Jane Saville in coming days.

The Tour also produced some fine performances by the next generation of Australian stars, led by 19 year-old Leongatha rider Nick Aitken, who convincingly held onto the white jersey for the best under 23 rider, in finishing eleventh overall. It was an impressive effort from the tall Jayco Australian team man, who only got the call up for duty at the last minute as a replacement for Baden Cooke.

Equally impressive amongst the younger riders were Mitchell Pearson (Prime Estate) who picked up a couple of top 10 stage finishes, Michael Matthews (Jayco AIS) who added a second placing on the final stage to some fine break away efforts earlier in the week.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia1:26:57 
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco AIS  
3David Tanner (Aus) Rock Racing  
4Aaron Kemps (Aus) Rock Racing  
5Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) LeTua  
6Jonny Clarke (Aus) Jelly Belly  
7Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Porsche  
8Darren Rolfe (Aus) Fly V Australia  
9Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
10Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly  
11Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:00:04 
12Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan  
13Chris Sutton (Aus) Garmin-Slipstream  
14Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jayco AIS  
15Dean Windsor (Aus) Drapac Porsche  
16Nick Aitken (Aus) Jayco Australia National  
17David Mccann (Irl) Prime Estate  
18Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
19Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor  
20Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
21Philip Zajicek (Aus) Fly V Australia  
22Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly  
23Jai Crawford (Aus) Savings & Loans  
24Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:07 
25Matthew Wilson (Aus) Jayco Australia National0:00:10 
26Lachlan Norris (Aus) Prime Estate  
27Richie Porte (Aus) Jayco Australia National0:00:13 
28David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans  
29Michael England (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:00:15 
30Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:18 
31William Clarke (Aus) Praties  
32Cameron Jennings (Aus) Budget Forklifts  
33Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor  
34Tim Roe (Aus) Savings & Loans0:00:20 
35Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly0:00:24 
36Mitchell Pearson (Aus) Prime Estate0:00:51 
37Dylan Newell (Aus) Praties  
38Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:00:54 
39Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan0:01:05 
40Herz Serge (Ger) LeTua0:01:11 
41Luke Fetch (Aus) Prime Estate0:01:19 
42Mitchell Docker (Aus) Jayco Australia National0:02:15 
43David Kemp (Aus) Fly V Australia0:03:02 
44Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin-Slipstream0:03:05 
45Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor0:03:11 
46Joel Pearson (Aus) Savings & Loans  
47Brett Tivers (NZl) Prime Estate0:03:35 
48Nathan Earle (Aus) Praties  
49John Anderson (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:03:39 
50Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan0:04:03 
51Tom Peterson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:04:27 
52Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor0:05:06 
53Cody O'reilly (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:06:06 
54Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan0:07:06 
55Jason Rigg (Aus) Praties  
56Adam Semple (Aus) Jayco AIS  
57Thomas Nankervis (Aus) Jayco Australia National  
58Benjamin King (Aus) Fly V Australia  
59William Dickeson (Aus) Savings & Loans  
60Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
DNFJoshua Chugg (Aus) Praties  
DNFKyle Marwood (Aus) Praties  
DNFStuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Porsche  
DNFLars Pria (Rom) LeTua  
DNFJeremy Yates (NZl) LeTua  
DNFOmer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
DNFWil Routley (Can) Jelly Belly  
DNFAndrew Roe (Aus) Savings & Loans  
DNFStephen Cunningham (Aus) Savings & Loans  
DNFPeter Ladd (Aus) Budget Forklifts  
DNFMalcolm Rudolph (Aus) Budget Forklifts  
DNFTom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor  
DNFBenjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia  
DNFAlex Howes (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
DNFKenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan  
DNFMitsuhiro Matsumura (Jpn) Aisan  
DNFJohn Cornish (Aus) Prime Estate  
DNFNic Sanderson (Aus) Rock Racing  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia6 pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream4 
3David Tanner (Aus) Rock Racing2 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco AIS6 pts
2Aaron Kemps (Aus) Rock Racing4 
3Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia2 
Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia10 pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco AIS8 
3David Tanner (Aus) Rock Racing6 
4Aaron Kemps (Aus) Rock Racing4 
5Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) LeTua2 
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream15:51:27 
2Chris Sutton (Aus) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:11 
3Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:20 
4Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:48 
5Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly0:01:43 
6Matthew Wilson (Aus) Jayco Australia National0:02:05 
7Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:02:08 
8Aaron Kemps (Aus) Rock Racing0:02:12 
9Philip Zajicek (Aus) Fly V Australia  
10David Tanner (Aus) Rock Racing0:02:23 
11Nick Aitken (Aus) Jayco Australia National0:02:31 
12David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans0:03:04 
13David Mccann (Irl) Prime Estate0:05:28 
14Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:05:47 
15Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor0:06:26 
16Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly0:06:47 
17Mitchell Pearson (Aus) Prime Estate0:06:48 
18Jai Crawford (Aus) Savings & Loans0:06:50 
19Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:06:55 
20Cameron Jennings (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:06:56 
21Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream0:07:56 
22Tom Peterson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:10:01 
23Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor0:10:17 
24Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco AIS0:13:22 
25Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Porsche0:13:54 
26Darren Rolfe (Aus) Fly V Australia0:14:54 
27Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jayco AIS0:24:19 
28Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) LeTua0:26:38 
29Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan0:30:00 
30Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin-Slipstream0:30:10 
31Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor0:31:43 
32Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan0:32:45 
33Tim Roe (Aus) Savings & Loans0:35:28 
34Dylan Newell (Aus) Praties0:40:20 
35Jonny Clarke (Aus) Jelly Belly0:43:19 
36Mitchell Docker (Aus) Jayco Australia National0:43:37 
37Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:45:11 
38Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan0:47:23 
39Michael England (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:49:33 
40Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor0:49:47 
41Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:50:30 
42Lachlan Norris (Aus) Prime Estate0:50:59 
43Nathan Earle (Aus) Praties0:54:04 
44Dean Windsor (Aus) Drapac Porsche0:55:26 
45Adam Semple (Aus) Jayco AIS0:55:33 
46Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan0:56:41 
47Benjamin King (Aus) Fly V Australia0:58:24 
48David Kemp (Aus) Fly V Australia1:01:52 
49John Anderson (Aus) Budget Forklifts1:02:52 
50Richie Porte (Aus) Jayco Australia National1:03:47 
51Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly1:07:49 
52Cody O'reilly (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling1:09:58 
53Joel Pearson (Aus) Savings & Loans1:12:13 
54Brett Tivers (NZl) Prime Estate1:16:23 
55Luke Fetch (Aus) Prime Estate1:21:27 
56Herz Serge (Ger) LeTua1:24:14 
57William Dickeson (Aus) Savings & Loans1:27:21 
58Jason Rigg (Aus) Praties1:28:51 
59William Clarke (Aus) Praties1:30:46 
60Thomas Nankervis (Aus) Jayco Australia National1:42:50 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia76 pts
2Chris Sutton (Aus) Garmin-Slipstream48 
3Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream20 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco AIS18 
5Tom Peterson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream16 
6Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) LeTua14 
7David Tanner (Aus) Rock Racing14 
8Aaron Kemps (Aus) Rock Racing12 
9Matthew Wilson (Aus) Jayco Australia National10 
10Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor6 
11David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans6 
12Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Porsche4 
13Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor4 
14William Clarke (Aus) Praties4 
15Nick Aitken (Aus) Jayco Australia National2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Peterson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream54 pts
2David Mccann (Irl) Prime Estate24 
3Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly20 
4Jai Crawford (Aus) Savings & Loans20 
5Adam Semple (Aus) Jayco AIS20 
6Richie Porte (Aus) Jayco Australia National8 
7Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling6 
8Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jayco AIS6 
9Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream4 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garmin Slipstream47:35:55 
2Fly V Australia0:07:25 
3Bissell Pro Cycling0:12:08 
4Rapha Condor0:21:23 
5Jelly Belly0:32:25 
6Prime Estate0:38:11 
7Savings & Loans0:40:59 
8Jayco Australian National0:44:07 
9Jayco AIS0:55:35 
11Budget Forklifts1:39:31 
Best Young Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nick Aitken (Aus) Jayco Australia National15:53:58 
2Mitchell Pearson (Aus) Prime Estate0:04:17 
3Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream0:05:25 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco AIS0:10:51 
5Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jayco AIS0:21:48 
6Tim Roe (Aus) Savings & Loans0:32:57 
7Lachlan Norris (Aus) Prime Estate0:48:28 
8Nathan Earle (Aus) Praties0:51:33 
9Adam Semple (Aus) Jayco AIS0:53:02 
10Benjamin King (Aus) Fly V Australia0:55:53 
11John Anderson (Aus) Budget Forklifts1:00:21 
12Cody O'reilly (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling1:07:27 
13Luke Fetch (Aus) Prime Estate1:18:56 


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