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Jayco Herald Sun Tour 2013

Date range:
January 3- 6, 2013

January 06, Stage 3: Moonah Links - Arthurs Seat 93km

Watson claims overall victory on 20th birthday

By:
Jane Aubrey
Published:
January 06, 2013, 10:24 GMT,
Updated:
January 06, 2013, 20:57 GMT

Earle wins demanding Arthurs Seat stage

Calvin Watson (Jayco-VIS-Apollo), winner of the 60th Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Calvin Watson (Jayco-VIS-Apollo), winner of the 60th Jayco Herald Sun Tour

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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) Team Result
1 Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 2:18:42  
2 Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 0:00:07  
3 Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 0:00:09  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 0:00:16  
5 Wil Walker (Aus) Drapac Cycling 0:00:17  
6 Marc Williams (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
7 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:00:20  
8 James Oram (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team    
9 Bradley Linfield (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team    
10 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Cycling    
11 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team    
12 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team    
13 Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Cycling 0:00:45  
14 Pat Shaw (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:00:51  
15 Cal Britten (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au 0:00:53  
16 Alex Clements (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team    
17 Michael Crosbie (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing 0:00:55  
18 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo    
19 Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo    
20 Jack Anderson (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
21 Calvin Watson (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo    
22 Jason Spencer (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing    
23 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 0:00:58  
24 Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 0:01:38  
25 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT    
26 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au 0:01:43  
27 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling    
28 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:01:46  
29 Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers    
30 Jack Beckinsale (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team    
31 Jay Bourke (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team    
32 Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Pro Team Down Under    
33 Chris Jory (Aus) GPM Data #3    
34 Mathew Marshall (NZl) Pro Team Down Under    
35 Adam Phelan (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team    
36 Oliver Kent Spark (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team    
37 Edward Laverack (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT 0:01:53  
38 Jai Crawford (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:01:55  
39 Karl Evans (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 0:02:04  
40 Josh Atkins (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:02:10  
41 Shaun McCarthy (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
42 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Cycling    
43 Tom Leaper (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing 0:02:20  
44 Nathan Elliott (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team 0:02:21  
45 Andrew Roe (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 0:02:30  
46 Mike Northey (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:02:38  
47 Sam Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts 0:02:53  
48 Alex Edmonson (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 0:03:00  
49 Stuart Smith (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au 0:03:08  
50 Richard Lang (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:04:00  
51 Nathan Haas (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team    
52 Greg Henderson (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team    
53 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:05:01  
54 Damien Howson (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team    
55 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team    
56 Joseph Lewis (Aus) GPM Data #3 0:05:14  
57 Sam Rutherford (Aus) GPM Data #3 0:05:53  
58 Jake McMahon (Aus) Team Polygon Australia    
59 Ben Grenda (Aus) Team Polygon Australia 0:06:20  
60 Sam Witmitz (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 0:07:43  
61 Luke Davison (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness    
62 Michael Cupitt (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts    
63 Jack Matthews (Aus) Team Polygon Australia 0:09:00  
64 Alexander Malone (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
65 Ryan MacAnally (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing    
66 Rico Rogers (NZl) Search2retain / health.com.au    
67 Cameron Bayly (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au    
68 Stuart Shaw (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager    
69 Edward White (Aus) GPM Data #3    
70 Sam McCallum (Aus) Team Polygon Australia    
71 Nick Woods (Aus) Pro Team Down Under    
72 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Cycling    
73 Westley Gough (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team    
74 Tom Scully (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:09:04  
76 Graham Briggs (GBr) Great Britain National Team    
77 Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 0:12:17  
78 Sam Spokes (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo    
79 Julian Dean (NZl) Jayco VIS Apollo    
80 Alexander Smythe (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
81 Shannon Johnson (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing    
82 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team    
83 Peter Smith (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team 0:22:53  
DNF Matthew Goss (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team    
DNF Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT    
DNF Rowan Dever (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team    
DNF Thomas Donald (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au    
DNF Jayden Copp (Aus) Pro Team Down Under    
DNF Henry Morley (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
DNF David Kelly (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing    
DNF Robert John McCartney (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness    
Intermediate sprint
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au 6  pts
2 Joseph Lewis (Aus) GPM Data #3 4  
3 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling 2  
Finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 10  pts
2 Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 8  
3 Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 6  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 4  
5 Wil Walker (Aus) Drapac Cycling 2  
Mountain 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 6  pts
2 Adam Phelan (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 4  
3 Chris Jory (Aus) GPM Data #3 2  
Mountain 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Damien Howson (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 24  pts
2 Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 16  
3 Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 8  
Mountain 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 24  pts
2 Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 16  
3 Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 8  
Final general classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Calvin Watson (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 10:16:55  
2 Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:00:37  
3 Josh Atkins (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:01:18  
4 Bradley Linfield (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:01:31  
5 Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:01:34  
6 Wil Walker (Aus) Drapac Cycling 0:01:40  
7 Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 0:01:52  
8 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 0:01:56  
9 James Oram (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:02:03  
10 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Cycling 0:02:06  
11 Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness    
12 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 0:02:28  
13 Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Cycling 0:02:41  
14 Jack Anderson (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 0:02:42  
15 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 0:02:44  
16 Alex Clements (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:02:49  
17 Jason Spencer (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing 0:02:53  
18 Cal Britten (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au 0:02:55  
19 Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 0:03:02  
20 Adam Phelan (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:03:21  
21 Oliver Kent Spark (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team 0:03:39  
22 Jai Crawford (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:03:50  
23 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling 0:03:51  
24 Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Pro Team Down Under 0:03:56  
25 Shaun McCarthy (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 0:04:25  
26 Richard Lang (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:06:00  
27 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT 0:06:02  
28 Mathew Marshall (NZl) Pro Team Down Under 0:06:25  
29 Nathan Elliott (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team 0:06:49  
30 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:06:57  
31 Sam Rutherford (Aus) GPM Data #3 0:08:01  
32 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:08:12  
33 Marc Williams (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 0:08:20  
34 Jack Beckinsale (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:08:23  
35 Luke Davison (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 0:08:45  
36 Chris Jory (Aus) GPM Data #3 0:08:47  
37 Joseph Lewis (Aus) GPM Data #3 0:09:36  
38 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Cycling 0:09:54  
39 Mike Northey (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:10:21  
40 Tom Leaper (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing    
41 Alexander Malone (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team 0:10:29  
42 Karl Evans (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 0:12:07  
43 Damien Howson (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:12:47  
44 Stuart Smith (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au 0:14:11  
45 Jay Bourke (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team 0:14:15  
46 Nathan Haas (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 0:14:34  
47 Tom Scully (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:14:37  
48 Ben Grenda (Aus) Team Polygon Australia 0:16:15  
49 Edward Laverack (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT 0:17:18  
50 Rico Rogers (NZl) Search2retain / health.com.au 0:17:26  
51 Sam Witmitz (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 0:18:35  
52 Greg Henderson (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:19:38  
53 Edward White (Aus) GPM Data #3 0:19:49  
54 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:19:52  
55 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 0:20:13  
56 Westley Gough (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:21:06  
57 Pat Shaw (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:21:26  
58 Michael Cupitt (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 0:22:52  
59 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 0:23:43  
60 Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 0:25:03  
61 Andrew Roe (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 0:25:57  
62 Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 0:28:13  
63 Sam Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts 0:30:01  
64 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:31:31  
65 Cameron Bayly (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au 0:33:16  
66 Michael Crosbie (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing 0:36:30  
67 Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 0:36:56  
68 Sam McCallum (Aus) Team Polygon Australia 0:40:35  
69 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Cycling 0:41:07  
70 Graham Briggs (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:42:22  
71 Alex Edmonson (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 0:44:07  
72 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au 0:46:00  
73 Nick Woods (Aus) Pro Team Down Under 0:48:27  
74 Stuart Shaw (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 0:50:25  
75 Jack Matthews (Aus) Team Polygon Australia 0:50:41  
76 Sam Spokes (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 0:51:36  
77 Julian Dean (NZl) Jayco VIS Apollo 0:51:45  
78 Jake McMahon (Aus) Team Polygon Australia 1:03:30  
79 Ryan MacAnally (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing 1:06:53  
80 Alexander Smythe (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team 1:09:54  
81 Shannon Johnson (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing 1:10:06  
82 Peter Smith (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team 1:30:35  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 16  pts
2 Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au 16  
3 Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 10  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 10  
5 Calvin Watson (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 8  
6 Josh Atkins (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 8  
7 Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 8  
8 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Cycling 6  
9 Alexander Malone (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team 6  
10 Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 6  
11 Nathan Haas (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 6  
12 Bradley Linfield (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 4  
13 Joseph Lewis (Aus) GPM Data #3 4  
14 Shannon Johnson (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing 4  
15 Wil Walker (Aus) Drapac Cycling 2  
16 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Cycling 2  
17 Tom Leaper (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing 2  
18 Karl Evans (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 2  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 48  pts
2 Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 32  
3 Damien Howson (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 24  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 24  
5 Chris Jory (Aus) GPM Data #3 18  
6 Dan McConnell (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 16  
7 Mark O'Brien (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 8  
8 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 8  
9 Josh Atkins (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 6  
10 Adam Phelan (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 6  
11 Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 4  
12 Calvin Watson (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 4  
13 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Cycling 4  
14 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 4  
Under 23 classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Calvin Watson (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 10:16:55  
2 Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:00:37  
3 Josh Atkins (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:01:18  
4 Bradley Linfield (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:01:31  
5 James Oram (NZl) Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:02:03  
6 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 0:02:28  
7 Alex Clements (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:02:49  
8 Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 0:03:02  
9 Adam Phelan (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:03:21  
10 Oliver Kent Spark (Aus) Target Trek Racing Team 0:03:39  
11 Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Pro Team Down Under 0:03:56  
12 Mathew Marshall (NZl) Pro Team Down Under 0:06:25  
13 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain National Team 0:08:12  
14 Jack Beckinsale (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:08:23  
15 Damien Howson (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:12:47  
16 Stuart Smith (Aus) Search2retain / health.com.au 0:14:11  
17 Edward Laverack (GBr) Rapha Condor JLT 0:17:18  
18 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Jayco Australia National Team 0:20:13  
19 Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki - Bontrager 0:25:03  
20 Thomas Hamilton (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 0:28:13  
21 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:31:31  
22 Michael Crosbie (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing 0:36:30  
23 Sam McCallum (Aus) Team Polygon Australia 0:40:35  
24 Alex Edmonson (Aus) SASI Cycling / Feelgood Fitness 0:44:07  
25 Jack Matthews (Aus) Team Polygon Australia 0:50:41  
26 Sam Spokes (Aus) Jayco VIS Apollo 0:51:36  
27 Jake McMahon (Aus) Team Polygon Australia 1:03:30  
28 Ryan MacAnally (Aus) Hyster / Rush Racing 1:06:53  
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers 30:55:24  
2 Jayco VIS Apollo 0:01:03  
3 Degani Bakery Café World Tour Academy Team 0:01:19  
4 Drapac Cycling 0:01:40  
5 Team Budget Forklifts 0:04:29  
6 Grays Online New Zealand National Team 0:05:28  
7 Jayco Australian National Team 0:10:50  
8 SASI Cycling p/b Feelgood Fitness 0:14:50  
9 Target Trek Racing Team 0:17:02  
10 search2retain p/b health.com.au 0:19:08  
11 GPM Data#3 0:21:17  
12 Great Britain National Team 0:26:26  
13 Suzuki - Bontrager 0:35:19  
14 Total Rush - Hyster Racing 0:44:35  
15 Pro Team Down Under 0:54:09  
16 Team Polygon Australia 1:36:14  
17 Satalyst Giant Racing Team 2:02:10