McCarthy edges Lapthorne after daring attack

Lapthorne takes narrow overall lead

Young Australian rider Jay McCarthy (Jayco-AIS) won the second stage of the NZ Cycle Classic in Palmerston North today only days after competing in the World Tour ranked Tour Down Under.

McCarthy was part of an early break that is likely to dictate the overall tour outcome.

A 21 strong group broke clear in the first 40 kms of the 143 kilometre race, which included McCarthy and three of his Jayco-AIS teammates, and multiple members of the international Drapac Professional Cycling, Genesys Wealth Advisors and Team Type 1-Sanofi teams. The Kiwi representation in the break included Taupo’s Patrick Bevin (Hudson Gavin Martin), Joseph Cooper (Ricoh), Sam Horgan (Subway Pro Cycling) Michael Vink (Mico-Protrain) and Aaron Gate (BikeNZ).

The defining move came with 40 kilometres remaining when McCarthy attacked, taking Darren Lapthorne (Drapac Professional Cycling) with him.

"At about 40 kilometres to go people started attacking and so the group stopped working well together. I had a go and found myself of the front with Darren, they gave us a little bit of room and we went hard to the line," McCarthy said.

While McCarthy took line honours, it is Lapthorne who claimed ownership of the tour leader’s yellow jersey, leading the general classification three seconds ahead of McCarthy.

Strong winds and testing terrain made for a tough day.

"Conditions were really tough. So much for it being a flat tour! There’s a few big climbs out there. I think I was more pleasantly surprised than disappointed. It made for a really tough day, I think that suited myself and my team really well," said Lapthrone.

The initial breakaway continued to extend their lead through the race, putting a 16 minute deficit into the peloton.

The race continues tomorrow with a 154 kilometre loop following the reverse to today’s course.

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS3:27:07 
2Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
3Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling0:01:15 
4Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
5Patrick Bevin (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin0:01:28 
6Calvin Watson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS0:01:29 
7Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:01:30 
8Joseph Cooper (NZl) Ricoh Team0:01:34 
9Aaron Gate (NZl) New Zealand0:02:14 
10Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
11Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS  
12Damien Howson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS  
13Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
14Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
15Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
16Brad Tilby (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group  
17James Oram (NZl) Team Eleven  
18Darren Rolfe (Aus) Ricoh Team  
19Paul Odlin (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling  
20Sam Horgan (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling  
21Michael Vink (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team  
22Dan Barry (NZl) Benchmark  
23Michael Naylor (NZl) Wheelworks Racing  
24Cameron Peterson (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS  
25Nick Jowsey (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin0:16:12 
26Lee Evans (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate0:16:17 
27Sam Bewley (NZl) New Zealand  
28Daniel Coombes (NZl) Unique Realty  
29Denay Cottam (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate  
30Ivan Michelin-Beard (Aus) Suzuki Trek  
31Damien Wright (Aus) Suzuki Trek  
32Oliver Harding-Sheath (NZl) Team Eleven  
33Marc Ryan (NZl) New Zealand  
34Josh Atkins (NZl) Benchmark  
35William Lind (Aus) Suzuki Trek  
36Dion Smith (NZl) Team Massey  
37Joe Lewis (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS  
38Anthony Chapman (NZl) Tait Communications  
39Matthew Marshall (NZl) Ricoh Team  
40Ryan Wills (NZl) Tait Communications  
41Stuart Houltham (NZl) Wheelworks Racing  
42Caleb Jones (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing  
43Benjamin Hill (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS  
44Sam Lindsay (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group  
45Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Ricoh Team  
46Josh Taylor (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing  
47Sam Rutherford (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing  
48Joshua Aldridge (Aus) Expert Team  
49Will Bowman (NZl) Benchmark  
50Hamish Elley-Brown (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin  
51Matt Wheatcroft (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team  
52Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS  
53Peter Smith (Aus) Hudson Gavin Martin  
54Nick Lovegrove (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling  
55Ben Robertson (NZl) Tait Communications  
56Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki Trek  
57Westley Gough (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling  
58Ryan Sissons (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group  
59Chris Macic (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group  
60Scott Thomas (NZl) Unique Realty  
61James Early (NZl) Tait Communications  
62Ben Dyball (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
63Travers Nuttall (Aus) Expert Team  
64Andy Hagan (NZl) Wheelworks Racing  
65Tristan Thomas (NZl) Wheelworks Racing  
66Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
67Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
68Alastair Loutit (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing  
69Brodie Talbot (Aus) Expert Team  
70Peter Thompson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
71Blake Hose (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
72Andy Bajc (Slo) Ricoh Team  
73Brad Carter (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team  
74Johnnie Walker (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS  
75Henri Bardoul (NZl) Team Massey  
76Peter Latham (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling  
77Myron Simpson (NZl) New Zealand  
78Johno Gee (NZl) Unique Realty  
79Darcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) Tait Communications  
80Kieran Hambrook (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group  
81Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
82Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
83Thomas Donald (Aus) Team Eleven  
84Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Expert Team  
85Steve Stannard (NZl) Team Massey  
86Nicolas Dougal (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS  
87Jeremy Yates (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team  
88Tim Cameron (Aus) Suzuki Trek  
89Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand  
90Chris Jory (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing  
91Matt Sillars (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team0:27:27 
92James Elvery (Aus) Team Eleven  
93Chris Kendall (NZl) Wheelworks Racing  
94Alex Frame (NZl) Benchmark  
95James McCoy (NZl) Benchmark  
96Lachlan Ambrose (Aus) Expert Team  
97Chris Symon (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate0:29:04 
98Nelson Shaw (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate  
99Aidan McKenzie (Aus) Team Eleven  
100Matiu Kaihau (NZl) Team Massey  
101Max Annear Henderson (NZl) Team Massey  
102Andy Mackay (NZl) Unique Realty0:32:15 
DNFTom David (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin  
DNFMatt Noble (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate  
DNFHamish Hill (NZl) Unique Realty  
General classification after Stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling3:46:04 
2Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS0:00:03 
3Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:01:14 
4Patrick Bevin (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin0:01:34 
5Joseph Cooper (NZl) Ricoh Team0:01:35 
6Calvin Watson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS  
7Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling  
8Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:02:09 
9Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS0:02:14 
10Damien Howson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS  
11Michael Vink (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team  
12Paul Odlin (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling  
13Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:02:22 
14Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:02:23 
15Cameron Peterson (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS0:02:25 
16Aaron Gate (NZl) New Zealand0:02:28 
17Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
18Brad Tilby (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:02:33 
19Darren Rolfe (Aus) Ricoh Team  
20Dan Barry (NZl) Benchmark0:02:35 
21James Oram (NZl) Team Eleven0:02:37 
22Sam Horgan (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling0:02:43 
23Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:02:56 
24Michael Naylor (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:03:04 
25Sam Bewley (NZl) New Zealand0:16:17 
26Marc Ryan (NZl) New Zealand0:16:19 
27Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:16:24 
28Josh Atkins (NZl) Benchmark0:16:27 
29Ben Dyball (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
30Joe Lewis (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS0:16:29 
31Nicolas Dougal (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS0:16:31 
32Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand  
33Andy Hagan (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:16:34 
34Peter Latham (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling0:16:35 
35Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Ricoh Team0:16:37 
36Nick Lovegrove (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling0:16:40 
37Brad Carter (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team0:16:41 
38Henri Bardoul (NZl) Team Massey  
39Myron Simpson (NZl) New Zealand  
40Jeremy Yates (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team0:16:42 
41Benjamin Hill (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS0:16:43 
42Josh Taylor (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing0:16:44 
43Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:16:47 
44Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:16:48 
45Dion Smith (NZl) Team Massey0:16:49 
46Will Bowman (NZl) Benchmark0:16:50 
47Anthony Chapman (NZl) Tait Communications0:16:54 
48Alastair Loutit (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing  
49Chris Macic (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:16:55 
50Darcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) Tait Communications  
51Blake Hose (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:16:56 
52Ben Robertson (NZl) Tait Communications0:16:57 
53Westley Gough (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling  
54Chris Jory (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing  
55Caleb Jones (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing0:16:58 
56Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki Trek  
57Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Expert Team  
58William Lind (Aus) Suzuki Trek0:16:59 
59Oliver Harding-Sheath (NZl) Team Eleven0:17:00 
60Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS  
61Brodie Talbot (Aus) Expert Team  
62Lee Evans (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate0:17:01 
63Peter Thompson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
64Matt Wheatcroft (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team0:17:02 
65Andy Bajc (Slo) Ricoh Team0:17:03 
66Scott Thomas (NZl) Unique Realty0:17:04 
67Tristan Thomas (NZl) Wheelworks Racing  
68Sam Lindsay (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:17:05 
69James Early (NZl) Tait Communications  
70Nick Jowsey (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin0:17:06 
71Sam Rutherford (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing0:17:07 
72Matthew Marshall (NZl) Ricoh Team0:17:10 
73Ryan Wills (NZl) Tait Communications0:17:11 
74Steve Stannard (NZl) Team Massey  
75Stuart Houltham (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:17:13 
76Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:17:15 
77Damien Wright (Aus) Suzuki Trek0:17:19 
78Denay Cottam (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate0:17:21 
79Johnnie Walker (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS  
80Travers Nuttall (Aus) Expert Team0:17:22 
81Tim Cameron (Aus) Suzuki Trek  
82Kieran Hambrook (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:17:23 
83Ivan Michelin-Beard (Aus) Suzuki Trek0:17:24 
84Ryan Sissons (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:17:25 
85Peter Smith (Aus) Hudson Gavin Martin0:17:28 
86Hamish Elley-Brown (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin0:17:30 
87Thomas Donald (Aus) Team Eleven0:17:31 
88Joshua Aldridge (Aus) Expert Team0:17:42 
89Daniel Coombes (NZl) Unique Realty0:17:43 
90Johno Gee (NZl) Unique Realty0:17:53 
91Alex Frame (NZl) Benchmark0:27:35 
92James McCoy (NZl) Benchmark0:28:27 
93James Elvery (Aus) Team Eleven0:28:30 
94Lachlan Ambrose (Aus) Expert Team0:28:33 
95Chris Kendall (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:28:57 
96Matt Sillars (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team0:29:18 
97Matiu Kaihau (NZl) Team Massey0:30:05 
98Aidan McKenzie (Aus) Team Eleven0:30:22 
99Nelson Shaw (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate0:30:29 
100Max Annear Henderson (NZl) Team Massey0:30:41 
101Chris Symon (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate0:30:53 
102Andy Mackay (NZl) Unique Realty0:33:50 


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