Dyball lands Virgin Blue Canberra stage win

Clarke splits Virgin Blue on podium

Ben Dyball took a 1:06 minute lead at the Canberra Tour after winning the opening stage for his Virgin Blue-RBS Morgans squad. Dyball crossed the finish line in the Namadgi National Park ahead of an in-form Will Clarke (Genesys Wealth Advisers) after 60 kilometres of competition.

The men’s event was stopped just a few kilometres into the opening stage, to address issues with the peloton’s compliance with road rules. Once the racing recommenced Andrew Crawley (McDonagh Blake-Witness) and Alex Malone (Bike Bug North Sydney) took a minute lead over the peloton, where Genesys Wealth Advisers patrolled to ensure the margin didn’t get out of hand.

With Clarke the tour’s defending champion, the onus was on Genesys to pull Crawley and Malone’s margin back before the day’s main climb. As the pairing were caught at the climb’s base Cameron Peterson (Virgin Blue-RBS Morgans) initiated an attack which narrowed down the peloton, an effort he managed to sustain in order to finish third overall.

Dyball’s climbing prowess was evident as he repeatedly accelerated at the front of the lead group, narrowing the selection with each surge. Dyball caught Peterson on the climb, and continued his surge to finish 54 seconds ahead of Clarke.

Jacobs takes solo success

The women’s race may have been 20 kilometres shorter than the men’s, but Lisa Jacobs was equally as dominate in victory. Jacobs climbed her way to the finish line some 31 seconds ahead of local rider Bron Ryan (ACTAS-NTID).

Joanne Hogan (Prime Estate) crossed the line in the same time as Ryan, but couldn’t surpass the ACT Academy of Sport rider over the final metres. Hogan, in her final race with Prime Estate, did have some consolation in taking the race’s mountains classification lead.

Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Dyball (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)1:51:51 
2Will Clarke (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:54 
3Cameron Peterson (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)0:00:55 
4Brodie Talbot (search2retain-myteam2)  
5Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - Skins)  
6Michael Fitzgerald (Plan B Racing Team)0:00:57 
7Alastair Loutit (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
8Brett Tivers (Plan B Racing Team)0:01:20 
9Andrew Arundel0:01:40 
10Anthony Giacoppo (Plan B Racing Team)0:01:55 
11Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:02:02 
12Ben Grenda (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
13Ben Grieve-Johnson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
14Harry Rassie (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)  
15Sam Davis (Plan B Racing Team)  
16Charles Howlett (search2retain-myteam2)0:02:34 
17Nathan Elliott  
18Jason Spencer  
19Adam Phelan (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
20Neil Van Der Ploeg (search2retain-myteam2)  
21Kevin Hawes0:02:40 
22Sam Rutherford0:02:51 
23Michael Smith (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)0:02:52 
24Kris Koke (Bike Bug North Sydney)0:02:58 
25Craig Hutton (Bike Bug North Sydney)  
26Philip Grenfell (Bike Bug North Sydney)  
27Ruan Benson  
28Matthew Mcdonagh (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)0:03:02 
29Brent Miller (Suzuki-ACTAS)  
30Kane Walker  
31Aidan Mckenzie (GuitarGym-Orbea)  
32Benjamin Harvey  
33James Ibrahim (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)  
34Rhys Gillett (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)0:03:39 
35Stephen Bomball (Suzuki-ACTAS)0:03:41 
36Michael Freiberg (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)0:03:42 
37Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
38Ben Hill0:03:44 
39James Mcdulling  
40Rene Kolbach0:03:46 
41Sam Moorhouse (McDonagh Blake-Witness)0:03:52 
42Pat Shaw (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)0:03:58 
43Michael Davis (GuitarGym-Orbea)0:04:04 
44John Freiberg (GuitarGym-Orbea)  
45Michael Hepburn (Team Jayco - Skins)0:04:17 
46Andrew Crawley (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
47Joel Earnes (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)  
48Geoff Raub (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
49Scott Dilon (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
50Angus Gale (Bike Bug North Sydney)  
51Luis Trueba  
52Rowan Dever  
53Nick Bensley  
54Alex Wong (Bike Bug North Sydney)  
55Tim Elmer (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)  
56Ben Manson (GuitarGym-Orbea)0:04:19 
57Brendan Jones (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
58Alex Malone (Bike Bug North Sydney)0:05:26 
59Antony Dimitrovski (Bike Bug North Sydney)0:05:50 
60Steve Degallo (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)  
61David Deery  
62Daniel O'keefe  
63James Hepburn (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)  
64Thomas Donald (search2retain-myteam2)  
65Dale Scarfe (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
66Chris Beeck (Plan B Racing Team)  
67Andy Mcnab (search2retain-myteam2)  
68Tom Robinson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:06:15 
69David Hanson (GuitarGym-Orbea)0:06:20 
70Andrew Christie  
71Glenn O'shea (Team Jayco - Skins)0:06:35 
72Mitch Pearson (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)0:07:43 
73Alex Smyth (search2retain-myteam2)  
74Brendan Washington0:09:04 
75Brendan Cole0:09:39 
76Dylan Newell (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
77Timothy White0:09:41 
78Joel Ewart (Suzuki-ACTAS)0:10:54 
79Andrew Herrmann (Bike Bug North Sydney)0:15:01 
DNSBrett Gillespie  
DNSNathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
DNSDan Mcguigan  
DNSNathan Page (Bike Bug North Sydney)  
DNSDamien Turner  
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Dyball (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)5 pts
2Andrew Crawley (McDonagh Blake-Witness)5 
3Cameron Peterson (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)3 
4Alex Malone (Bike Bug North Sydney)3 
5Will Clarke (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2 
6Alastair Loutit (McDonagh Blake-Witness)2 
7Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - Skins)1 
8Rhys Gillett (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)1 
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lisa Jacobs1:32:53 
2Bron Ryan (ACTAS-NTID)0:00:31 
3Joanne Hogan (Prime Estate)  
4Myra Moller (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)0:01:29 
5Kendelle Hodges (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)0:01:42 
6Simon Grounds (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)0:01:44 
7Imogen Vize0:02:14 
8Jenny Macpherson (Prime Estate)  
9Sue Forsyth  
10India Mclean0:02:30 
11Zoe Watters (MB Cycles)0:02:43 
12Davina Summers0:02:47 
13Caitlin Turner0:02:48 
14Emma Lawson (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)  
15Jane Gordon  
16Gracie Elvin0:02:50 
17Yvette Amaral0:02:51 
18Alex Carle (ACTAS-NTID)0:02:59 
19Laura Luxford0:03:11 
20Rebecca Domange (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)0:03:19 
21Nikolina Orlic (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)  
22Samantha Hemsley (ACTAS-NTID)  
23Amy Bradley (Degani)  
24Rebecca Halliday0:03:45 
25Rebecca Werner0:04:05 
26Jessie Maclean  
27Bec Doolan  
28Loren Rowney (MB Cycles)0:04:07 
29Nicole Whitburn (Prime Estate)0:04:08 
30Libby Adamson0:04:10 
31Anna Kauffmann0:05:05 
32Joanna Somerville0:06:02 
33Brielle Carlton (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)0:06:05 
34Natalie Langer (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)  
35Sally Robbins (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)0:06:26 
36Lisa Antill0:06:50 
37Felicity Wilson (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)0:08:22 
38Laura Meadley (ACTAS-NTID)  
39Angeline Papajcsik (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)0:09:34 
40Ingrid Trotter (Degani)0:12:01 
41Naomi Williams (Prime Estate)  
42Justyna Lubkowski0:14:29 
DNSMarissa Madden  
DNSTahlia Paskin (MB Cycles)  
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joanne Hogan (Prime Estate)6 pts
2Lisa Jacobs5 
3Simon Grounds (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)5 
4Myra Moller (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)3 
5Bron Ryan (ACTAS-NTID)2 
6Jessie Maclean1 
General Classification after Stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Dyball (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)1:51:28 
2Will Clarke (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:01:06 
3Cameron Peterson (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)0:01:11 
4Brodie Talbot (search2retain-myteam2)0:01:16 
5Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - Skins)0:01:18 
6Alastair Loutit (McDonagh Blake-Witness)0:01:19 
7Michael Fitzgerald (Plan B Racing Team)0:01:20 
8Brett Tivers (Plan B Racing Team)0:01:43 
9Andrew Arundel0:02:03 
10Anthony Giacoppo (Plan B Racing Team)0:02:18 
11Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:02:25 
12Ben Grenda (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
13Ben Grieve-Johnson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
14Harry Rassie (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)  
15Sam Davis (Plan B Racing Team)  
16Charles Howlett (search2retain-myteam2)0:02:57 
17Nathan Elliott  
18Jason Spencer  
19Neil Van Der Ploeg (search2retain-myteam2)  
=Adam Phelan (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
21Kevin Hawes0:03:03 
22Sam Rutherford0:03:14 
23Michael Smith (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)0:03:15 
24Kris Koke (Bike Bug North Sydney)0:03:21 
25Craig Hutton (Bike Bug North Sydney)  
26Philip Grenfell (Bike Bug North Sydney)  
27Ruan Benson  
28Matthew Mcdonagh (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)0:03:25 
29Brent Miller (Suzuki-ACTAS)  
30Kane Walker  
31Aidan Mckenzie (GuitarGym-Orbea)  
32Benjamin Harvey  
33James Ibrahim (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)  
34Rhys Gillett (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)0:04:02 
35Stephen Bomball (Suzuki-ACTAS)0:04:04 
36Michael Freiberg (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)0:04:05 
37Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
38Ben Hill0:04:07 
39James Mcdulling  
40Rene Kolbach0:04:09 
41Sam Moorhouse (McDonagh Blake-Witness)0:04:15 
42Pat Shaw (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)0:04:21 
43Michael Davis (GuitarGym-Orbea)0:04:27 
44John Freiberg (GuitarGym-Orbea)  
45Andrew Crawley (McDonagh Blake-Witness)0:04:37 
46Michael Hepburn (Team Jayco - Skins)0:04:40 
47Joel Earnes (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)  
48Geoff Raub (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
49Scott Dilon (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
50Angus Gale (Bike Bug North Sydney)  
51Luis Trueba  
52Rowan Dever  
53Nick Bensley  
54Alex Wong (Bike Bug North Sydney)  
55Tim Elmer (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)  
56Ben Manson (GuitarGym-Orbea)0:04:42 
57Brendan Jones (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
58Alex Malone (Bike Bug North Sydney)0:05:47 
59Antony Dimitrovski (Bike Bug North Sydney)0:06:13 
60Steve Degallo (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)  
61David Deery  
62Daniel O'keefe  
63James Hepburn (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)  
64Thomas Donald (search2retain-myteam2)  
65Dale Scarfe (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
66Chris Beeck (Plan B Racing Team)  
67Andy Mcnab (search2retain-myteam2)  
68Tom Robinson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:06:38 
69David Hanson (GuitarGym-Orbea)0:06:43 
70Andrew Christie  
71Glenn O'shea (Team Jayco - Skins)0:06:58 
72Mitch Pearson (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)0:08:06 
73Alex Smyth (search2retain-myteam2)  
74Brendan Washington0:09:27 
75Brendan Cole0:10:02 
76Dylan Newell (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
77Timothy White0:10:04 
78Joel Ewart (Suzuki-ACTAS)0:11:17 
79Andrew Herrmann (Bike Bug North Sydney)0:15:24 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Dyball (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)5 pts
2Andrew Crawley (McDonagh Blake-Witness)5 
3Cameron Peterson (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)3 
4Alex Malone (Bike Bug North Sydney)3 
5Will Clarke (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2 
6Alastair Loutit (McDonagh Blake-Witness)2 
7Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - Skins)1 
8Rhys Gillett (Virgin Blue - RBS Morgans)1 
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lisa Jacobs1:32:30 
2Bron Ryan (ACTAS-NTID)0:00:43 
3Joanne Hogan (Prime Estate)0:00:45 
4Myra Moller (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)0:01:49 
5Simon Grounds (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)0:02:04 
6Kendelle Hodges (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)0:02:05 
7Imogen Vize0:02:37 
8Jenny Macpherson (Prime Estate)  
9Sue Forsyth  
10India Mclean0:02:53 
11Zoe Watters (MB Cycles)0:03:06 
12Davina Summers0:03:10 
13Caitlin Turner0:03:11 
14Emma Lawson (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)  
15Jane Gordon  
16Gracie Elvin0:03:13 
17Yvette Amaral0:03:14 
18Alex Carle (ACTAS-NTID)0:03:22 
19Laura Luxford0:03:34 
20Rebecca Domange (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)0:03:42 
21Nikolina Orlic (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)  
22Samantha Hemsley (ACTAS-NTID)  
23Amy Bradley (Degani)  
24Rebecca Halliday0:04:08 
25Rebecca Werner0:04:28 
26Jessie Maclean  
27Bec Doolan  
28Loren Rowney (MB Cycles)0:04:30 
29Nicole Whitburn (Prime Estate)0:04:31 
30Libby Adamson0:04:33 
31Anna Kauffmann0:05:28 
32Joanna Somerville0:06:25 
33Brielle Carlton (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)0:06:28 
34Natalie Langer (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)  
35Sally Robbins (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)0:06:49 
36Lisa Antill0:07:13 
37Felicity Wilson (RACE - Fenton Green & Co)0:08:45 
38Laura Meadley (ACTAS-NTID)  
39Angeline Papajcsik (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)0:09:57 
40Ingrid Trotter (Degani)0:12:24 
41Naomi Williams (Prime Estate)  
42Justyna Lubkowski0:14:52 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joanne Hogan (Prime Estate)6 pts
2Lisa Jacobs5 
3Simon Grounds (Bundaberg Sugar Sweet As)5 
4Myra Moller (Lawson Homes Cycling Team)3 
5Bron Ryan (ACTAS-NTID)2 
6Jessie Maclean1 

 

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