Pat Lane wins 2016 Grafton to Inverell

Nathan Elliott beaten in two-up sprint with Pat Shaw completing podium

Pat Lane enjoyed the biggest win of his career yet with the Avanti Isowhey Sports rider beating Nathan Elliott of Kenyan Riders Downunder to the 2016 Grafton to Inverell title and pull on the first NRS leader's jersey of the season.

Avanti Isowhey Sports teammate Pat Shaw then won the sprint for third place to cap off the race which was won in record time by Lane.

"I am over the moon to come away with that one," said Lane. "To get the record is also great, but I would have been equally happy to win the slowest Classic – just winning is incredible!

"Nathan did most of the work today, he was just awesome. I tried to go ahead but could not get rid of him. Nathan’s a good mate of mine – I train with him all the time – so to come into the finish together was just awesome."

Two-time defending champion Sean Lake was eighth as Avanti placed all but one of their riders, Sam Chrome, inside the top-ten to dominate the race.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Patrick Lane (Aus) Avanti Isowhey Sport5:57:55 
2Nathan Elliott (Aus) Kenyan Riders Downunder  
3Patrick Shaw (Aus) Avanti Isowhey Sport0:00:26 
4Ayden Toovey (Aus) Subaru NSWIS SNS MS  
5Joseph Cooper (Aus) Avanti Isowhey Sport0:02:07 
6Neil van der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Isowhey Sport0:02:16 
7Samuel Burston (Aus) Mobius Future Racing0:02:44 
8Sean Lake (Aus) Avanti Isowhey Sport0:03:11 
9Jason Lea (Aus) Physiohealth Focus0:03:29 
10Robbie Hucker (Aus) Avanti Isowhey Sport0:03:43 
11Jason Christie (NZl) Kenyan Riders Downunder  
12Zane Hunter (Aus) Physiohealth Focus  
13Dylan Sunderland (Aus) State of Matter / MAAP  
14Ryan Cavanagh (Aus) State of Matter / MAAP  
15Logan Griffin (NZl) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
16Aaron Watts (Aus) AMR Renault Racing  
17Sean Trainor (Aus)  
18Sam Crome (Aus) Avanti Isowhey Sport  
19Rowan Dever (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
20Aden Reynolds (Aus) Mobius Future Racing  
21Timothy Cameron (Aus) AMR Renault Racing  
22Joshua Aldridge (NZl) AMR Renault Racing  
23Rhys Gillett (Aus)0:04:54 
24Jacob Kauffmann (Aus) Subaru NSWIS SNS MS  
25Mitchell Mulhern (Aus) Satalyst Verve Racing  
26Mike Cuming (Aus) State of Matter / MAAP0:06:02 
27Darcy Pirotta (Aus) JML Racing0:10:11 
28Christopher Miller (Aus) SUVelo Racing  
29Sam Phipps (NZl) GPM Stulz  
30Nicholas Woods (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
31Nicholas Leonard (Aus)  
32Alex West (NZl) Mobius Future Racing  
33Thomas Coates (Aus)  
34Ayub Kinoti (Ken) Kenyan Riders Downunder  
35Rob Webb (Aus)  
36Alexander Smyth (Aus) State of Matter / MAAP  
37Jay Dutton (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
38Nicholas Katsonis (Aus) State of Matter / MAAP  
39Mitch Neumann (Aus) Cobra9/Interbuild Racing  
40Nick Miller (NZl) Kenyan Riders Downunder  
41Jake Klajnblat (Aus) JML Racing  
42Brodie Talbot (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
43Rylee Field (Aus) GPM Stulz  
44Andrew Wagner (Aus) SUVelo Racing0:10:17 
45Scott Law (Aus) Subaru NSWIS SNS MS0:20:41 
46Jesse Kerrison (Aus) State of Matter / MAAP  
47Stuart Shaw (Aus) Subaru NSWIS SNS MS  
48Matthew Warner-Smith (Aus) Oliver's Real Food Racing  
49Harrison Bailey (Aus) GPM Stulz  
50Daniel Scheiner (Aus) Mobius Future Racing  
51Mark Jamesion (Aus)  
52Elliot Kippen (Aus) Cobra9/Interbuild Racing  
53Conor Mullervy (USA) GPM Stulz  
54Matthew Slee (Aus) AMR Renault Racing  
55Ben Carman (Aus) Mobius Future Racing  
56Adam White (Aus) Cobra9/Interbuild Racing  
57Sam Mobberley (Aus)  
58Harrison Wiles (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
59Todd Buschkuehl (Aus) Physiohealth Focus  
60Jordan Davies (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
61Tristan Ward (Aus) AMR Renault Racing  
62Michael Owen (Aus)  
63Daniel Bonello (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
64Edward White (Aus) GPM Stulz  
65Manolo Zanella (Aus)  
66Jackson Mawby (Aus) JML Racing  
67Morgan Smith (NZl) Kenyan Riders Downunder0:20:47 
68Callum O'Sullivan (Aus) Cobra9/Interbuild Racing  
69Henry Pennell (Aus) Satalyst Verve Racing  
70Alex Wohler (Aus) State of Matter / MAAP0:20:49 
71Logan Calder (Aus) Satalyst Verve Racing0:46:31 
72Dugald Macarthur (Aus) Cobra9/Interbuild Racing  
73Nathan White (Aus) Cobra9/Interbuild Racing  
74Bradley Soden (Aus) Kenyan Riders Downunder  
75Kris Johnston (Aus) AMR Renault Racing  
76Samwel Ekiru (Ken) Kenyan Riders Downunder  
77Bill Boulton (Aus) GPM Stulz  
78Aaron Bicknell (Aus) Mobius Future Racing  
79Timothy Sellar (Aus) Satalyst Verve Racing  
DNFPatrick Sharpe (Aus) St George Merida Cycling Team  
DNFMatthew Clark (Aus) Satalyst Verve Racing  
DNFJoel Strachan (Aus) Satalyst Verve Racing  
DNFJackson Law (Aus) Subaru NSWIS SNS MS  
DNFNathan Bradshaw (Aus) Subaru NSWIS SNS MS  
DNFLiam Magennis (Aus) Subaru NSWIS SNS MS  
DNFGlenn Mathiske (Aus) JML Racing  


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