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New Zealand Cycle Classic 2012

Date range:
January 25-29, 2012

January 28, Stage 4: Palmerston North 110km

Palmer wins penultimate stage

By:
Cycling News
Published:
January 28, 2012, 18:11 GMT,
Updated:
January 28, 2012, 19:08 GMT

McCarthy steals overall lead

Jay McCarthy (Jayco-AIS) took over the tour lead from Darren Lapthorne

Jay McCarthy (Jayco-AIS) took over the tour lead from Darren Lapthorne

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Young Australian Jay McCarthy (Jayco-AIS) picked up a valuable time bonus in the sprint finish to secure himself the leader's jersey heading into tomorrow's final stage of the New Zealand Cycle Classic in Manawatu.

McCarthy's sprint for second on the stage 4 in Palmerston North enabled him to collect the time bonus he needed to steal the yellow jersey from fellow Australian Darren Lapthorne (Drapac).

The Jayco-AIS rider will take just a three-second lead into tomorrow's final stage, which will be a showdown between the two Australian teams.

"I've got a bit of a sprint on me, but sometimes in those big bunch kicks you can get a bit lost," McCarthy said. "But today everything went to plan. I followed the right wheels and it ended there, so it was awesome."

It was an aggressive day of racing that saw many attacks launched but none gained sufficient momentum to make the break stick.

"It was a big ride by the Jayco boys today. We had a couple of boys at 1.15 so the plan was to get them up the road and put the pressure on Drapac. They were there all the way with us."

Patrick Lane (Jayco-AIS), Ben Dyball (Genesys Wealth Advisors) and Shane Archbold (BikeNZ) managed to slip off the front with 20 miles to go in what looked like a potential race winning move.

Drapac, protecting the yellow jersey, lead the peloton which chased down the leaders and engulfed them with a kilometre to go.

Australian Thomas Palmer (Drapac) prevailed in the bunch sprint ahead of McCarthy and Taupo professional Patrick Bevin (Hudson Gavin Martin).

McCarthy has a slim three-second lead ahead of Lapthorne heading into the final stage on Sunday - a 111km circuit around the outskirts of Palmerston North.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 2:29:08  
2 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
3 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin    
4 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
5 Oliver Harding-Sheath (NZl) Team Eleven    
6 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
7 Joe Lewis (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS    
8 Dan Barry (NZl) Benchmark    
9 Alex Frame (NZl) Benchmark    
10 Tim Cameron (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
11 Aaron Gate (NZl) New Zealand    
12 Chris Jory (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
13 Henri Bardoul (NZl) Team Massey    
14 Peter Latham (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
15 Michael Vink (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
16 Sam Rutherford (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
17 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
18 Andy Bajc (Slo) Ricoh Team    
19 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
20 Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
21 Ben Robertson (NZl) Tait Communications    
22 Matthew Marshall (NZl) Ricoh Team    
23 Caleb Jones (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
24 Kieran Hambrook (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
25 James Oram (NZl) Team Eleven    
26 Calvin Watson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
27 Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
28 James Elvery (Aus) Team Eleven    
29 Sam Horgan (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
30 Ivan Michelin-Beard (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
31 Hamish Elley-Brown (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin    
32 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
33 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling    
34 Matt Wheatcroft (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
35 Damien Wright (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
36 Peter Thompson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
37 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
38 Jeremy Yates (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
39 Brad Tilby (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
40 Sam Lindsay (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
41 Darren Rolfe (Aus) Ricoh Team    
42 Ryan Sissons (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
43 Anthony Chapman (NZl) Tait Communications    
44 William Lind (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
45 Damien Howson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
46 Brad Carter (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
47 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
48 Paul Odlin (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
49 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Ricoh Team    
50 Benjamin Hill (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS    
51 Ryan Wills (NZl) Tait Communications    
52 Tristan Thomas (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
53 Nick Jowsey (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin    
54 Sam Bewley (NZl) New Zealand    
55 Michael Naylor (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
56 Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
57 Andy Hagan (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
58 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
59 Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Expert Team    
60 Nicolas Dougal (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS    
61 Joshua Aldridge (Aus) Expert Team    
62 Ben Dyball (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
63 Westley Gough (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
64 Dion Smith (NZl) Team Massey    
65 Marc Ryan (NZl) New Zealand 0:00:11  
66 Josh Atkins (NZl) Benchmark 0:00:14  
67 Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
68 Peter Smith (Aus) Hudson Gavin Martin 0:00:20  
69 Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS 0:00:28  
70 Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand 0:02:15  
71 Scott Thomas (NZl) Unique Realty    
72 Johno Gee (NZl) Unique Realty    
73 Lee Evans (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate    
74 James Early (NZl) Tait Communications 0:06:47  
75 Chris Macic (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
76 Stuart Houltham (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
77 Myron Simpson (NZl) New Zealand    
78 Nick Lovegrove (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
79 Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Ricoh Team    
80 Brodie Talbot (Aus) Expert Team    
81 Travers Nuttall (Aus) Expert Team    
82 Nelson Shaw (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate    
83 Josh Taylor (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
84 Darcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) Tait Communications    
85 James McCoy (NZl) Benchmark    
86 Lachlan Ambrose (Aus) Expert Team 0:10:34  
87 Matiu Kaihau (NZl) Team Massey    
88 Thomas Donald (Aus) Team Eleven    
89 Blake Hose (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
90 Steve Stannard (NZl) Team Massey    
91 Max Annear Henderson (NZl) Team Massey 0:13:50  
92 Andy Mackay (NZl) Unique Realty    
93 Chris Symon (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate 0:13:51  
94 Chris Kendall (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
95 Matt Sillars (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS 9:57:53  
2 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:00:03  
3 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:01:17  
4 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin 0:01:28  
5 Michael Vink (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team 0:01:36  
6 Damien Howson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
7 Paul Odlin (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling 0:01:37  
8 Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
9 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:01:38  
10 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:01:45  
11 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:01:46  
12 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Ricoh Team    
13 Calvin Watson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS 0:01:47  
14 Aaron Gate (NZl) New Zealand 0:01:51  
15 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
16 Brad Tilby (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group 0:01:55  
17 Darren Rolfe (Aus) Ricoh Team    
18 Dan Barry (NZl) Benchmark 0:01:57  
19 James Oram (NZl) Team Eleven 0:02:00  
20 Sam Horgan (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling 0:02:05  
21 Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:02:11  
22 Michael Naylor (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:02:27  
23 Sam Bewley (NZl) New Zealand 0:16:03  
24 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:16:26  
25 Ben Dyball (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:16:29  
26 Joe Lewis (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS 0:16:31  
27 Marc Ryan (NZl) New Zealand 0:16:33  
28 Nicolas Dougal (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS    
29 Peter Latham (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling 0:16:37  
30 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:16:40  
31 Henri Bardoul (NZl) Team Massey 0:16:44  
32 Benjamin Hill (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS 0:16:45  
33 Jeremy Yates (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
34 Dion Smith (NZl) Team Massey 0:16:51  
35 Brad Carter (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team 0:16:52  
36 Josh Atkins (NZl) Benchmark 0:16:53  
37 Anthony Chapman (NZl) Tait Communications 0:16:57  
38 Ben Robertson (NZl) Tait Communications 0:16:59  
39 Westley Gough (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
40 Caleb Jones (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing 0:17:00  
41 Chris Jory (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
42 Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki Trek 0:17:01  
43 William Lind (Aus) Suzuki Trek 0:17:02  
44 Oliver Harding-Sheath (NZl) Team Eleven 0:17:03  
45 Matt Wheatcroft (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team 0:17:04  
46 Andy Bajc (Slo) Ricoh Team 0:17:05  
47 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
48 Nick Jowsey (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin 0:17:08  
49 Sam Lindsay (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
50 Sam Rutherford (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing 0:17:09  
51 Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Expert Team    
52 Matthew Marshall (NZl) Ricoh Team 0:17:12  
53 Peter Thompson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
54 Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:17:13  
55 Ryan Wills (NZl) Tait Communications 0:17:14  
56 Damien Wright (Aus) Suzuki Trek 0:17:22  
57 Tim Cameron (Aus) Suzuki Trek 0:17:25  
58 Kieran Hambrook (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group 0:17:26  
59 Ryan Sissons (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group 0:17:27  
60 Hamish Elley-Brown (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin 0:17:32  
61 Tristan Thomas (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:17:34  
62 Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS 0:17:50  
63 Peter Smith (Aus) Hudson Gavin Martin    
64 Joshua Aldridge (Aus) Expert Team 0:18:12  
65 Andy Hagan (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:18:46  
66 Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand 0:18:58  
67 Lee Evans (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate 0:19:19  
68 Scott Thomas (NZl) Unique Realty 0:19:30  
69 Johno Gee (NZl) Unique Realty 0:20:20  
70 Nick Lovegrove (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling 0:23:16  
71 Josh Taylor (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing 0:23:33  
72 Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Ricoh Team 0:23:36  
73 Chris Macic (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group 0:23:45  
74 Darcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) Tait Communications    
75 Travers Nuttall (Aus) Expert Team 0:24:36  
76 Blake Hose (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:27:32  
77 Alex Frame (NZl) Benchmark 0:27:38  
78 Steve Stannard (NZl) Team Massey 0:27:57  
79 James Elvery (Aus) Team Eleven 0:28:33  
80 James McCoy (NZl) Benchmark 0:35:26  
81 Nelson Shaw (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate 0:37:28  
82 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:38:29  
83 Ivan Michelin-Beard (Aus) Suzuki Trek 0:38:39  
84 James Early (NZl) Tait Communications 0:38:57  
85 Myron Simpson (NZl) New Zealand 0:44:42  
86 Stuart Houltham (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:45:15  
87 Brodie Talbot (Aus) Expert Team 0:49:06  
88 Thomas Donald (Aus) Team Eleven 0:49:20  
89 Lachlan Ambrose (Aus) Expert Team 1:00:21  
90 Matiu Kaihau (NZl) Team Massey 1:01:54  
91 Chris Kendall (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 1:04:03  
92 Matt Sillars (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team 1:04:24  
93 Max Annear Henderson (NZl) Team Massey 1:05:45  
94 Chris Symon (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate 1:05:59  
95 Andy Mackay (NZl) Unique Realty 1:08:54