Watson claims overall victory on 20th birthday

Earle wins demanding Arthurs Seat stage

Calvin Watson (Jayco-VIS-Apollo) will do well to top his 20th birthday, claiming the overall win at the 60th Jayco Herald Sun Tour - the youngest-ever victor of the prestigious stage race. Watson began the day in second overall, 14 seconds behind yellow jersey Aaron Donnelly (Huon-Genesys). Nathan Earle (Huon-Genesys) capitalised on his solid climbing form to win the stage ahead of Dan McConnell (Suzuki-Bontrager) and Mark O'Brien (SASI).

As expected the two laps of Arthurs Seat on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula decided the title, with Watson first of the contenders across the finish line in 21st place 55 seconds in arrears of Earle, with Kiwi Josh Atkins (Gray's Online New Zealand National Team), who started the day 17 seconds back, in 40th place, over two minutes down. Donnelly fell back to second overall, with Atkins third in the final standings.

For a clearly emotional Watson, the win was a vindication having been dropped from the Australian under 23 development squad for the 2013 season.

"I couldn't be happier with this result, it means so much," he said at the finish. "To be on an honour roll with absolute champions in Australian cycling, I'm so happy. Thanks so much to all the VIS guys, we came here as underdogs and we really showed the guys that we weren't here to mess around."

Speaking before the 93km stage got underway at Moonah Links, Watson told Cyclingnews that he was "quietly confident" of claiming the win at day's end but was wary of noted climber, Josh Atkins.

"I think to be honest Josh is a real threat; he's a classy crafty bike rider," Watson admitted.

"To an extent we can sit back and play the dark horse but a lot of the guys are still looking at us. We've got to help out and follow the best guys."

Watson in fact, had the upper hand having grown up locally in Frankston, 15kms away with Arthurs Seat a regular training ground.

"I climb this climb twice a week," he explained. "This is my backyard and I couldn't ask for a better place to train because this is what it's all about. I knew the climb back to front. I knew where I could ease off and where I would have to dig deep and every corner and that really played into our hands."

Stage winner, Earle, had led the race with Simon Clarke (Australian National Team) and O'Brien on the first ascent of the tricky climb. He came under pressure from Clarke's teammates, Nathan Haas and Gerrans heading into the final ascent but the big name squad fell back around him as the climb went on.

"It's a really special win for me," said Earle. "I've had ankle surgery and knee injuries - I've been through a lot. To come and get a win and get the confidence back before nationals - a win for the team. They've stuck by me, they haven't let me go when I've had my injuries so to come here and to win is just really special."

It was a bittersweet victory for the Huon-Genesys squad with Donnelly losing the overall lead having worn yellow since day two when he took the stage win in Bendigo.

"He couldn't hold on," said Earle. "We did the best we could for him and looked after him the best we can and at the end of the day that's all you can do. It was up to him at the end there and unfortunately he didn't quite have the legs. He's not quite suited to the climb so the next best thing was to come out and win the stage and I think he still got a podium overall. We could have done better but this is a pretty good situation."

How it unfolded...

Numerous attacks peppered the race heading into the first climb of the day, a Category 4 on Boneo Road. It was unsurprising to see KOM leader Nathan Haas (Australian National Team) leading the charge. The defending champion quickly earned a gap of 100 metres on the field. Haas was first across the line from Adam Phelan (Degani Bakery Cafe World Tour Academy) and Chris Jory (GPM Data#3), though
his stranglehold on the classification was never in doubt.

The bunch was soon back together but such was the pace that the peloton stretched for a good 200 metres in length.

A small group of riders moved away from the field, with Jack Anderson (Budget Forklifts), Rhys Pollock (Drapac), Jordan Kerby (Suzuki Bontrager), Damien Howson (Degani Bakery Cafe World Tour Academy), Richard Handley (Rapha Condor JLT), Pat Shaw (Huon - Genesys), Stuart O'Grady (Australian National Team) and James Oram (Gray's Online New Zealand National Team) opening a gap of 300 metres at the 17km mark. Bernard Sulzberger (Drapac) was next to join the break with green jersey wearer Neil Van Der Ploeg (search2retain p/b health.com.au) and Karl Evans (Budget Forklifts) also out front. A further chasing trio of Joe Lewis (GPM Data#3), Brendan Johnston (Suzuki Bontrager) and Mike Northey (Gray's Online New Zealand National Team) would also decide that the peloton was not for them.

With 20km of racing down, the two chase groups merged and three kilometres further down the road, a solid breakaway formed as Jayco-VIS-Apollo took to the front of the peloton. The gap began to grow with the Australian National Team seemingly determined to blow apart the race with O'Grady dictating the pace of the front group. After 34km of racing, the gap was 1:09.

Van Der Ploeg was allowed to take maximum points on the first sprint of the day ahead of Lewis and Sulzberger but the search2retain rider, though now sitting on equal points as classification leader Donnelly, would lose out courtesy of the latter's stage victory.

The breakaway reached its maximum advantage of 1:47 at the 60km mark, and with just 33 km left to race and the first circuit of Arthurs Seat looming, the peloton decided enough was enough. Race radio reported that the "hammer is down" and the peloton had the breakaway in sight for the first time in quite a while with Genesys doing their bit on the front of the chase. O'Grady and Anderson pushed the pace to 70km/h for the break but at the base of the KOM, the gap had narrowed to 45 seconds, quickly diminishing to nothing and the Australian National Team's plan to launch Simon Clarke and Simon Gerrans up the climb, swung into action.

O'Grady had been a force for the breakaway and seemed satisfied of the effort, which remarkably gave little away about the virus he'd been battling most of the week.

"I've been feeling pretty average the last few days so today was just chalk and cheese compared to the last few days," he told Cyclingnews. "It was nice to get out there and have a bit of a crack. It's always nice to do something at the Sun Tour and help the boys out.

"We came here with big ambitions like we do in every race," he continued. "I think people always expect more because of the names but to be honest we were probably at about 50 per cent of our form. We've got our use our nous more than our power."

Damien Howson (Degani Bakery Cafe World Tour Academy) was first man to crest Arthurs Seat, holding a 17 second advantage over Clarke and Earle. Shortly after, came another wave of riders headed up by Gerrans, Shaw and leader on the road Brad Linfield was next, a further 14 seconds in arrears. Watson was tucked into the next big group to come through but had the protection of three teammates while Donnelly continued to push in the fourth group across the top.

By the time the various groups hit the bottom of the descent, the riders swarmed together as they headed for the final loop to the top and a group of 31 would fight it out for the high stakes prize. Donnelly dropped off the back and had soon lost touch to be 33 seconds in arrears while Gerrans and Haas led the way up the climb trailed by O'Brien and Earle. Watson was hanging on, just 15 seconds behind the reigning Australian Road Champion with one kilometre remaining of the three kilometre climb. Gerrans started to fall behind in the final few hundred metres, eventually finishing in 12th place while Clarke had the staying power. Earle continued the push to the summit, eventually clearing the finish line with a seven second advantage over McConnell with O'Brien a further two seconds back to round out the podium.

Clarke, fourth on the stage and 16 seconds behind Earle, believed that if the battle for GC had not come down to the wire, a stage win may have been on the cards for his team.

"That wrecked our game plan otherwise I think we could have come out in front," he told Cyclingnews. "But that's racing and we tried. I think I got fourth in the stage so we can't complain. It's been a good week for the four of us GreenEdge guys. It's been awesome preparation for the nationals and potentially the Tour Down Under for the guys doing it."

 

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers2:18:42 
2Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager0:00:07 
3Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness0:00:09 
4Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team0:00:16 
5Wil Walker (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:00:17 
6Marc Williams (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
7Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:00:20 
8James Oram (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team  
9Bradley Linfield (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team  
10Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
11Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team  
12Simon Gerrans (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team  
13Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:00:45 
14Pat Shaw (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:51 
15Cal Britten (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au0:00:53 
16Alex Clements (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team  
17Michael Crosbie (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing0:00:55 
18Lachlan Norris (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo  
19Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo  
20Jack Anderson (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
21Calvin Watson (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo  
22Jason Spencer (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing  
23Jordan Kerby (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager0:00:58 
24Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager0:01:38 
25Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT  
26Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au0:01:43 
27Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
28Joseph Cooper (NZl) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:01:46 
29Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers  
30Jack Beckinsale (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team  
31Jay Bourke (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team  
32Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Pro Team Down Under  
33Chris Jory (Aus) GPM Data #3  
34Mathew Marshall (NZl) Pro Team Down Under  
35Adam Phelan (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team  
36Oliver Kent Spark (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team  
37Edward Laverack (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT0:01:53 
38Jai Crawford (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:01:55 
39Karl Evans (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:02:04 
40Josh Atkins (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:02:10 
41Shaun McCarthy (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
42Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
43Tom Leaper (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing0:02:20 
44Nathan Elliott (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team0:02:21 
45Andrew Roe (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness0:02:30 
46Mike Northey (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:02:38 
47Sam Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts0:02:53 
48Alex Edmonson (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness0:03:00 
49Stuart Smith (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au0:03:08 
50Richard Lang (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:04:00 
51Nathan Haas (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team  
52Greg Henderson (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team  
53Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:05:01 
54Damien Howson (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team  
55Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team  
56Joseph Lewis (Aus) GPM Data #30:05:14 
57Sam Rutherford (Aus) GPM Data #30:05:53 
58Jake McMahon (Aus) Team Polygon Australia  
59Ben Grenda (Aus) Team Polygon Australia0:06:20 
60Sam Witmitz (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness0:07:43 
61Luke Davison (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness  
62Michael Cupitt (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
63Jack Matthews (Aus) Team Polygon Australia0:09:00 
64Alexander Malone (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
65Ryan MacAnally (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing  
66Rico Rogers (NZl) Search2retain / health.com.au  
67Cameron Bayly (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au  
68Stuart Shaw (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager  
69Edward White (Aus) GPM Data #3  
70Sam McCallum (Aus) Team Polygon Australia  
71Nick Woods (Aus) Pro Team Down Under  
72Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
73Westley Gough (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team  
74Tom Scully (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:09:04 
76Graham Briggs (GBr) Great Britain National Team  
77Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo0:12:17 
78Sam Spokes (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo  
79Julian Dean (NZl) Jayco VIS Apollo  
80Alexander Smythe (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
81Shannon Johnson (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing  
82Jay McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team  
83Peter Smith (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:22:53 
DNFMatthew Goss (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team  
DNFMichael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT  
DNFRowan Dever (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team  
DNFThomas Donald (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au  
DNFJayden Copp (Aus) Pro Team Down Under  
DNFHenry Morley (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
DNFDavid Kelly (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing  
DNFRobert John McCartney (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness  
Intermediate sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au6 pts
2Joseph Lewis (Aus) GPM Data #34 
3Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling2 
Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers10 pts
2Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager8 
3Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness6 
4Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team4 
5Wil Walker (Aus) Drapac Cycling2 
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team6 pts
2Adam Phelan (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team4 
3Chris Jory (Aus) GPM Data #32 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damien Howson (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team24 pts
2Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team16 
3Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers8 
Mountain 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers24 pts
2Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager16 
3Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness8 
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Calvin Watson (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo10:16:55 
2Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:37 
3Josh Atkins (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:01:18 
4Bradley Linfield (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:01:31 
5Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:01:34 
6Wil Walker (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:01:40 
7Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team0:01:52 
8Simon Gerrans (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team0:01:56 
9James Oram (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:02:03 
10Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:02:06 
11Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness  
12Jordan Kerby (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager0:02:28 
13Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:02:41 
14Jack Anderson (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:02:42 
15Lachlan Norris (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo0:02:44 
16Alex Clements (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:02:49 
17Jason Spencer (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing0:02:53 
18Cal Britten (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au0:02:55 
19Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo0:03:02 
20Adam Phelan (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:03:21 
21Oliver Kent Spark (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team0:03:39 
22Jai Crawford (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:03:50 
23Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:03:51 
24Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Pro Team Down Under0:03:56 
25Shaun McCarthy (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:04:25 
26Richard Lang (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:06:00 
27Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT0:06:02 
28Mathew Marshall (NZl) Pro Team Down Under0:06:25 
29Nathan Elliott (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team0:06:49 
30Joseph Cooper (NZl) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:06:57 
31Sam Rutherford (Aus) GPM Data #30:08:01 
32Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:08:12 
33Marc Williams (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:08:20 
34Jack Beckinsale (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:08:23 
35Luke Davison (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness0:08:45 
36Chris Jory (Aus) GPM Data #30:08:47 
37Joseph Lewis (Aus) GPM Data #30:09:36 
38Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:09:54 
39Mike Northey (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:10:21 
40Tom Leaper (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing  
41Alexander Malone (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:10:29 
42Karl Evans (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:12:07 
43Damien Howson (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:12:47 
44Stuart Smith (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au0:14:11 
45Jay Bourke (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team0:14:15 
46Nathan Haas (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team0:14:34 
47Tom Scully (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:14:37 
48Ben Grenda (Aus) Team Polygon Australia0:16:15 
49Edward Laverack (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT0:17:18 
50Rico Rogers (NZl) Search2retain / health.com.au0:17:26 
51Sam Witmitz (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness0:18:35 
52Greg Henderson (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:19:38 
53Edward White (Aus) GPM Data #30:19:49 
54Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:19:52 
55Jay McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team0:20:13 
56Westley Gough (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:21:06 
57Pat Shaw (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:21:26 
58Michael Cupitt (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:22:52 
59Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team0:23:43 
60Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager0:25:03 
61Andrew Roe (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness0:25:57 
62Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo0:28:13 
63Sam Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts0:30:01 
64Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:31:31 
65Cameron Bayly (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au0:33:16 
66Michael Crosbie (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing0:36:30 
67Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager0:36:56 
68Sam McCallum (Aus) Team Polygon Australia0:40:35 
69Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:41:07 
70Graham Briggs (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:42:22 
71Alex Edmonson (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness0:44:07 
72Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au0:46:00 
73Nick Woods (Aus) Pro Team Down Under0:48:27 
74Stuart Shaw (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager0:50:25 
75Jack Matthews (Aus) Team Polygon Australia0:50:41 
76Sam Spokes (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo0:51:36 
77Julian Dean (NZl) Jayco VIS Apollo0:51:45 
78Jake McMahon (Aus) Team Polygon Australia1:03:30 
79Ryan MacAnally (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing1:06:53 
80Alexander Smythe (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team1:09:54 
81Shannon Johnson (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing1:10:06 
82Peter Smith (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team1:30:35 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers16 pts
2Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au16 
3Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers10 
4Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team10 
5Calvin Watson (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo8 
6Josh Atkins (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team8 
7Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager8 
8Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Cycling6 
9Alexander Malone (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team6 
10Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness6 
11Nathan Haas (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team6 
12Bradley Linfield (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team4 
13Joseph Lewis (Aus) GPM Data #34 
14Shannon Johnson (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing4 
15Wil Walker (Aus) Drapac Cycling2 
16Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling2 
17Tom Leaper (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing2 
18Karl Evans (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team48 pts
2Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers32 
3Damien Howson (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team24 
4Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team24 
5Chris Jory (Aus) GPM Data #318 
6Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager16 
7Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness8 
8Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team8 
9Josh Atkins (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team6 
10Adam Phelan (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team6 
11Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers4 
12Calvin Watson (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo4 
13Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Cycling4 
14Jay McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team4 
Under 23 classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Calvin Watson (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo10:16:55 
2Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:37 
3Josh Atkins (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:01:18 
4Bradley Linfield (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:01:31 
5James Oram (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:02:03 
6Jordan Kerby (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager0:02:28 
7Alex Clements (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:02:49 
8Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo0:03:02 
9Adam Phelan (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:03:21 
10Oliver Kent Spark (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team0:03:39 
11Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Pro Team Down Under0:03:56 
12Mathew Marshall (NZl) Pro Team Down Under0:06:25 
13Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:08:12 
14Jack Beckinsale (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:08:23 
15Damien Howson (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:12:47 
16Stuart Smith (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au0:14:11 
17Edward Laverack (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT0:17:18 
18Jay McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team0:20:13 
19Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager0:25:03 
20Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo0:28:13 
21Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:31:31 
22Michael Crosbie (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing0:36:30 
23Sam McCallum (Aus) Team Polygon Australia0:40:35 
24Alex Edmonson (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness0:44:07 
25Jack Matthews (Aus) Team Polygon Australia0:50:41 
26Sam Spokes (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo0:51:36 
27Jake McMahon (Aus) Team Polygon Australia1:03:30 
28Ryan MacAnally (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing1:06:53 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers30:55:24 
2Jayco VIS Apollo0:01:03 
3Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team0:01:19 
4Drapac Cycling0:01:40 
5Team Budget Forklifts0:04:29 
6Grays Online New Zealand National Team0:05:28 
7Jayco Australian National Team0:10:50 
8SASI Cycling p/b Feelgood Fitness0:14:50 
9Target Trek Racing Team0:17:02 
10search2retain p/b health.com.au0:19:08 
11GPM Data#30:21:17 
12Great Britain National Team0:26:26 
13Suzuki - Bontrager0:35:19 
14Total Rush - Hyster Racing0:44:35 
15Pro Team Down Under0:54:09 
16Team Polygon Australia1:36:14 
17Satalyst Giant Racing Team2:02:10 

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