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New Zealand Cycle Classic 2012

Date range:
January 25-29, 2012

January 29, Stage 5: Palmerston North 111.6km

McCarthy finally wraps up New Zealand Cycle Classic in Palmerston North

By:
BikeNZ
Published:
January 29, 2012, 23:33 GMT,
Updated:
January 30, 2012, 0:13 GMT

Gate takes final stage

Aaron Gate takes the final day sprint, McCarthy sealed yellow.

Aaron Gate takes the final day sprint, McCarthy sealed yellow.

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Australian talent Jay McCarthy (Jayco-AIS) had the biggest win of his young career today when he took out the New Zealand Cycle Classic in Palmerston North today.

McCarthy was strong enough in the final sprint to beat off rival Darren Lapthorne (Drapac) to seal his overall Tour win, in New Zealand’s only UCI sanctioned road tour.

“I’m very happy to come away with the win. It’s been a great tour,” said McCarthy.

“The team did everything for me. It was a hard day today. Big ups to the New Zealand national team for making it a hard race,” he said.

Kiwi track rider Aaron Gate (Auckland) took out the stage in the sprint after an aggressive day of racing from the BikeNZ national team.

McCarthy, fresh from racing the Tour Down Under, won the second stage of the tour on Thursday but did not take the overall lead until the end of yesterday’s stage, taking a three second buffer into today’s final stage.

Tough winds and an aggressive field made for a spectacular final day of racing.

A brave move by Joseph Cooper (Ricoh) posed a threat to McCarthy’s lead, however his breakaway was covered by Jayco’s Nick Aitken who ensured he did not gain the minute and a half he needed to take the lead.

“I knew there was always going to be pressure today, but it wasn’t just Drapac giving it to us. We had Joe Cooper up the road with 20 kms to go. But it made it a bit easier knowing that I had my teammate Nick Aitken up there.”

The pair were caught with 10 kms to go, forcing a bunch sprint for the line.

Cooper added the King of the Mountain title to his collection, the same title he won at this event last year, while Taupo professional Patrick Bevin took out the sprint jersey classification.

Full results
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Aaron Gate (NZl) New Zealand 2:35:00  
2 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
3 Joe Lewis (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS    
4 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
5 Dan Barry (NZl) Benchmark    
6 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
7 Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
8 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
9 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin    
10 Benjamin Hill (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS    
11 Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand    
12 Sam Rutherford (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
13 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
14 Marc Ryan (NZl) New Zealand    
15 Andy Bajc (Slo) Ricoh Team    
16 James Oram (NZl) Team Eleven    
17 Dion Smith (NZl) Team Massey    
18 Calvin Watson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
19 Michael Vink (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
20 Chris Macic (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
21 Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
22 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
23 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:00:06  
24 James McCoy (NZl) Benchmark    
25 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
26 Darren Rolfe (Aus) Ricoh Team    
27 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling    
28 Ben Dyball (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
29 Sam Lindsay (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
30 Peter Latham (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
31 Myron Simpson (NZl) New Zealand    
32 Brad Tilby (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
33 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
34 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Ricoh Team    
35 Nicolas Dougal (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS    
36 Henri Bardoul (NZl) Team Massey    
37 Westley Gough (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
38 Alex Frame (NZl) Benchmark    
39 Sam Bewley (NZl) New Zealand    
40 Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
41 Sam Horgan (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
42 Michael Naylor (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
43 Brad Carter (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
44 Kieran Hambrook (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
45 Ryan Wills (NZl) Tait Communications    
46 Jeremy Yates (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
47 Josh Taylor (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
48 Brodie Talbot (Aus) Expert Team    
49 Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Ricoh Team    
50 Ryan Sissons (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group    
51 Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
52 Tim Cameron (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
53 Matt Wheatcroft (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
54 Matthew Marshall (NZl) Ricoh Team    
55 Andy Hagan (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
56 Damien Wright (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
57 Nick Lovegrove (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
58 Damien Howson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
59 Darcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) Tait Communications    
60 Paul Odlin (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling 0:05:38  
61 Johno Gee (NZl) Unique Realty 0:11:57  
62 James Elvery (Aus) Team Eleven 0:13:05  
63 Caleb Jones (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
64 Oliver Harding-Sheath (NZl) Team Eleven    
65 Hamish Elley-Brown (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin    
66 Chris Jory (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
67 Tristan Thomas (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
68 Anthony Chapman (NZl) Tait Communications    
69 Peter Thompson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling    
70 Blake Hose (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
71 Thomas Donald (Aus) Team Eleven    
72 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing    
73 Joshua Aldridge (Aus) Expert Team 0:15:15  
74 Nick Jowsey (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin    
75 Peter Smith (Aus) Hudson Gavin Martin    
76 Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Expert Team    
77 Scott Thomas (NZl) Unique Realty    
78 Matt Sillars (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team    
79 Steve Stannard (NZl) Team Massey    
80 Lee Evans (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate 0:22:45  
81 Lachlan Ambrose (Aus) Expert Team    
82 Matiu Kaihau (NZl) Team Massey    
83 Chris Symon (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate    
84 Max Annear Henderson (NZl) Team Massey    
85 Andy Mackay (NZl) Unique Realty    
86 Travers Nuttall (Aus) Expert Team    
87 Nelson Shaw (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate 0:22:50  
88 Chris Kendall (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:24:24  
89 James Early (NZl) Tait Communications    
DNF Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
DNF William Lind (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
DNF Ivan Michelin-Beard (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
DNF Josh Atkins (NZl) Benchmark    
DNF Stuart Houltham (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
DNF Ben Robertson (NZl) Tait Communications    
General Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS 12:32:53  
2 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:00:09  
3 Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:01:17  
4 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin 0:01:29  
5 Michael Vink (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team 0:01:37  
6 Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS    
7 Aaron Gate (NZl) New Zealand 0:01:41  
8 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:01:44  
9 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:01:45  
10 Calvin Watson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS 0:01:47  
11 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:01:52  
12 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Ricoh Team    
13 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:01:57  
14 Dan Barry (NZl) Benchmark 0:01:58  
15 James Oram (NZl) Team Eleven 0:02:00  
16 Brad Tilby (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group 0:02:01  
17 Darren Rolfe (Aus) Ricoh Team 0:02:02  
18 Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:02:12  
19 Sam Horgan (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling 0:02:32  
20 Michael Naylor (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:02:56  
21 Damien Howson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS 0:06:55  
22 Paul Odlin (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling 0:07:15  
23 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:16:27  
24 Sam Bewley (NZl) New Zealand    
25 Joe Lewis (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS 0:16:28  
26 Marc Ryan (NZl) New Zealand 0:16:33  
27 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:16:34  
28 Ben Dyball (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:16:36  
29 Nicolas Dougal (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS 0:16:39  
30 Peter Latham (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling 0:16:44  
31 Benjamin Hill (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS 0:16:46  
32 Henri Bardoul (NZl) Team Massey 0:16:50  
33 Dion Smith (NZl) Team Massey 0:16:52  
34 Andy Bajc (Slo) Ricoh Team 0:17:06  
35 Sam Rutherford (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing 0:17:10  
36 Westley Gough (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling    
37 Sam Lindsay (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group 0:17:14  
38 Brad Carter (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team 0:17:22  
39 Jeremy Yates (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team 0:17:47  
40 Kieran Hambrook (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group 0:17:55  
41 Ryan Wills (NZl) Tait Communications 0:18:05  
42 Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS 0:18:16  
43 Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand 0:18:58  
44 Ryan Sissons (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group 0:20:40  
45 Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:21:36  
46 Tim Cameron (Aus) Suzuki Trek 0:21:47  
47 Matt Wheatcroft (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team 0:22:23  
48 Matthew Marshall (NZl) Ricoh Team 0:22:31  
49 Damien Wright (Aus) Suzuki Trek 0:22:40  
50 Chris Macic (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group 0:23:45  
51 Andy Hagan (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:24:04  
52 Josh Taylor (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing 0:24:45  
53 Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Ricoh Team 0:25:37  
54 Alex Frame (NZl) Benchmark 0:28:02  
55 Nick Lovegrove (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling 0:28:35  
56 Darcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) Tait Communications 0:29:03  
57 Anthony Chapman (NZl) Tait Communications 0:30:02  
58 Chris Jory (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing 0:30:05  
59 Caleb Jones (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing 0:30:06  
60 Oliver Harding-Sheath (NZl) Team Eleven 0:30:08  
61 Alastair Loutit (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing 0:30:11  
62 Peter Thompson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:30:18  
63 Hamish Elley-Brown (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin 0:30:38  
64 Tristan Thomas (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 0:30:39  
65 Johno Gee (NZl) Unique Realty 0:32:17  
66 Nick Jowsey (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin 0:32:24  
67 Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Expert Team 0:32:25  
68 Peter Smith (Aus) Hudson Gavin Martin 0:33:05  
69 Joshua Aldridge (Aus) Expert Team 0:33:27  
70 Scott Thomas (NZl) Unique Realty 0:34:46  
71 James McCoy (NZl) Benchmark 0:35:32  
72 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:38:30  
73 Blake Hose (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers 0:40:38  
74 James Elvery (Aus) Team Eleven 0:41:38  
75 Lee Evans (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate 0:42:04  
76 Steve Stannard (NZl) Team Massey 0:43:12  
77 Myron Simpson (NZl) New Zealand 0:44:49  
78 Travers Nuttall (Aus) Expert Team 0:47:22  
79 Brodie Talbot (Aus) Expert Team 0:51:01  
80 Nelson Shaw (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate 1:00:18  
81 Thomas Donald (Aus) Team Eleven 1:02:25  
82 James Early (NZl) Tait Communications 1:03:21  
83 Matt Sillars (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team 1:19:39  
84 Lachlan Ambrose (Aus) Expert Team 1:23:07  
85 Matiu Kaihau (NZl) Team Massey 1:24:39  
86 Chris Kendall (NZl) Wheelworks Racing 1:28:27  
87 Max Annear Henderson (NZl) Team Massey 1:28:31  
88 Chris Symon (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate 1:28:44  
89 Andy Mackay (NZl) Unique Realty 1:31:40  
DNF Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
DNF William Lind (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
DNF Ivan Michelin-Beard (Aus) Suzuki Trek    
DNF Josh Atkins (NZl) Benchmark    
DNF Stuart Houltham (NZl) Wheelworks Racing    
DNF Ben Robertson (NZl) Tait Communications