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PowerNet Tour of Southland 2011

Date range:
October 30 - November 5, 2011

November 01, Stage 2: Invercargill - Bluff 138km

Roulston conquers the 'Bluff'

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Powernet Tour of Southland
Published:
November 01, 2011, 1:52 GMT,
Updated:
November 01, 2011, 23:08 GMT

New Zealand road champion reclaims overall lead

Hayden Roulston (Calder Stewart) wins Stage 2 of the Tour of Southland, and in doing so will take back the Yellow jersey

Hayden Roulston (Calder Stewart) wins Stage 2 of the Tour of Southland, and in doing so will take back the Yellow jersey

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Hayden Roulston’s foot remains firmly planted on the accelerator in his PowerNet Tour of Southland quest, dubbed “the drive for five”.

The Calder Stewart rider powered to just his second Bluff Hill Climb victory in 10 Tour appearances today, effectively laying down the gauntlet for the rest of the field and reclaiming the yellow jersey from team-mate Jeremy Vennell, of Hastings.

“I’m really, really happy that I could win today. It’s a very famous climb in the Tour of Southland. For me to win today was mission accomplished,” Roulston said.

“I was pretty comfortable going up the hill. They set a pretty fast pace at the start but it’s a hill where if you don’t ride within your red zone, you won’t have any other zone to go to at the top. I’ve ridden it 8 to 10 times in the race now and I knew how to ride it.

“I knew I had the legs to win but trying to win when it’s so cold and, especially if you’ve been sitting in the bunch all day, it’s really difficult to just go `snap’.”

Calder Stewart now boasts a 1min 14sec lead over nearest rival Pure Black Racing in the teams’ classification, followed by Ascot Park Hotel a further 16sec adrift.

Roulston paid credit to his team-mates and commended the Share the Road contingent for braving the testing conditions and contributing to the workload at the front of the peloton.

“That was mainly because they really believed in the chances of Jeremy Yates and hats off to them you know. They could all sit back and hope I lose the Tour or they can go out and try and win the Tour themselves,” he said.

“They put everything into that and unfortunately for them Jeremy just didn’t have the legs today and that’s how cycling is.”

PowerNet young gun Josh Atkins narrowly missed upstaging the defending champion on the notorious climb but can take some consolation from earning second overall in the general classification stakes and snatching the Co-operative Bank Under-23 jersey.

The Christchurch 19-year-old, who rides for Lance Armstrong’s Trek-Livestrong team in the US, said he was satisfied with the result.

“It was definitely a goal to win this stage. I’m happy I got second but I knew I was capable of winning it. With the roads being so wet, I couldn’t climb out of my saddle and accelerate a lot more – it was just too hard and my wheel was slipping. It was close but not close enough,” he said.

Atkins’ ability on the gradient will no doubt cement his reputation as a gutsy climber.

“I really like climbing. Overseas I got a bit of a kick in the arse and found out how fast you really have to climb so I’m definitely working on it. I’m still finding out what kind of a rider I am but I’m definitely not a flat sprinter,” he said.

He was confident the talented PowerNet team could have an impact on this year’s event.

“Anything can happen … you definitely won’t see us sitting on the back,” he said.

Auckland’s Gordon McCauley, riding for Barry Stewart Builders-GMC, notched up an impressive 18 wins from the 19 sprints on offer to claim the Harcourts Sprint Ace jersey and establish an intimidating 37 point advantage over Oliver Harding-Sheath, of Partners Life-Champion System.

“We don’t have a team that can win this bike race, we have to be realistic,” McCauley said.

“But there are three other jerseys and why shouldn’t we have a crack for those and try to win a stage, so that’s what we’re doing.”

In a repeat of yesterday’s performance, the wily McCauley struck out early and took command of a breakaway group of six riders to earn leader on the road status for the majority of the 137km stage.

The commendable pace set from the outset was a reflection of the gloomy conditions and spoke volumes about the riders’ desire to simply complete the gruelling stage and retreat to a drier sanctuary.

Creation Signs-L & M Group Racing’s Joe Chapman retained the Hydralink-Jesco King of the Mountain jersey and now has a healthy 12-point buffer on Henderson Construction’s Tom Hubbard, of Christchurch.

The 104-strong field of riders will battle it out over two stages tomorrow, opening with a 48km leg from Riverton to Tuatapere before the Blackmount Hill looms large in the 100km stage from Tuatapere to Te Anau.

Video Highlights courtesy of the Powernet Tour of Southland

Full Results
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Hayden Roulston (Calder Stewart) 3:22:44  
2 Josh Atkins (PowerNet) 0:00:02  
3 Patrick Bevin (Ascot Park Hotel) 0:00:28  
4 Scott Lyttle (Pure Black Racing) 0:00:32  
5 George Bennett (Kia Motors) 0:00:37  
6 Jeremy Yates (Share The Road) 0:00:40  
7 Tim Gudsell (Pure Black Racing) 0:00:47  
8 Mike Olheiser (Jackson Plumbing-Plumbing World)    
9 Andi Bajic (The Southland Times)    
10 Aaron Strong (Ascot Park Hotel) 0:00:52  
11 Jeremy Vennell (Calder Stewart) 0:00:59  
12 Dion Smith (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 0:01:01  
13 Taylor Gunman (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 0:01:05  
14 Marc Ryan (Calder Stewart)    
15 James Early (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 0:01:11  
16 Joseph Cooper (Mico-Protrain Cycling Team)    
17 Alexander Ray (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 0:01:17  
18 Nick Lovegrove (Subway Pro Cycling)    
19 Chris Macic (Share The Road)    
20 Danny Pulbrook (Radio Sport) 0:01:24  
21 Westley Gough (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:01:26  
22 Henri Bardoul (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:01:33  
23 Glen Chadwick (Pure Black Racing) 0:01:35  
24 Clinton Avery (Ascot Park Hotel) 0:01:38  
25 Brett Tivers (Share The Road)    
26 Greg Taylor (Ultimo-HGM) 0:01:41  
27 Patrick Jones (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching)    
28 Sam Bewley (Calder Stewart) 0:01:45  
29 Mark Langlands (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus)    
30 Matt Marshall (Radio Sport) 0:01:47  
31 Daniel Molyneux (Ultimo-HGM)    
32 Tom Scully (PowerNet) 0:01:49  
33 Michael Vink (Mico-Protrain Cycling Team) 0:01:51  
34 Shem Rodger (Pure Black Racing)    
35 Aaron Gate (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing)    
36 Sheldon Gorter (Partners Life-Champion System) 0:01:55  
37 Peter Latham (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:01:57  
38 Ryan Obst (Radio Sport) 0:02:03  
39 Paul Odlin (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:02:07  
40 Nick Jowsey (Ultimo-HGM) 0:02:11  
41 Wade Mangham (Ascot Park Hotel) 0:02:20  
42 Tim Rush (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:02:22  
43 Ian Smallman (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:02:26  
44 Tom Hubbard (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 0:02:28  
45 Simon Binney (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:02:29  
46 Scott Cunningham (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching) 0:02:36  
47 Louis Wright (Mico-Protrain Cycling Team) 0:02:41  
48 Richard Rollinson (Ultimo-HGM) 0:02:42  
49 Logan Mort (Partners Life-Champion System)    
50 Kieran Hambrook (Kia Motors) 0:02:50  
51 Fraser Gough (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 0:02:52  
52 Alex Mcgregor (The Southland Times) 0:02:54  
53 Brad Evans (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:02:55  
54 Daniel Barry (Pure Black Racing) 0:03:03  
55 Shane Archbold (PowerNet) 0:03:07  
56 Alex Frame (PowerNet)    
57 Pavel Stuchlik (The Southland Times) 0:03:09  
58 Sam Horgan (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:03:15  
59 Steve Wright (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:03:17  
60 James Mccoy (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 0:03:20  
61 Craig Johns (Radio Sport) 0:03:31  
62 Sam Steele (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 0:03:37  
63 Myron Simpson (PowerNet)    
64 Tom Francis (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 0:03:44  
65 Richard Lawson (Ultimo-HGM) 0:03:46  
66 Joshua Aldridge (The Southland Times)    
67 Lee Johnstone (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:03:53  
68 Jason Christie (Calder Stewart)    
69 Peter Murphy (Radio Sport)    
70 Karl Murray (Share The Road) 0:03:59  
71 Bevan Mason (Ascot Park Hotel)    
72 Alex Meenhorst (Kia Motors) 0:04:07  
73 Joe Chapman (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 0:04:19  
74 Louis Crosby (Pure Black Racing)    
75 Jeremy Inglis (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:04:39  
76 Justin Kerr (Share The Road) 0:04:43  
77 Jason Allen (Calder Stewart)    
78 Nick King (Kia Motors) 0:04:49  
79 Cameron Karwowski (PowerNet) 0:04:56  
80 Tom David (Share The Road) 0:05:14  
81 Paul Whitley (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching)    
82 Joseph Lewis (Kia Motors) 0:05:16  
83 Justin Stott (Radio Sport) 0:05:38  
84 Gordon Mccauley (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching) 0:06:24  
85 Darcy Ellerm-Norton (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 0:06:32  
86 Matt Wheatcroft (Mico-Protrain Cycling Team) 0:07:09  
87 Tim Carswell (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching)    
88 Oliver Harding-Sheath (Partners Life-Champion System) 0:10:36  
89 Kane Walker (Jackson Plumbing-Plumbing World) 0:10:37  
90 Kyle Wood (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:13:38  
91 Eric Drower (Partners Life-Champion System) 0:13:47  
92 Johnathon Atkinson (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:14:02  
93 Brad Carter (Mico-Protrain Cycling Team) 0:14:07  
94 Aidan Mckenzie (Partners Life-Champion System)    
95 Scott Thomas (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 0:14:40  
96 Gary Carleton (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:14:51  
97 Eric Lau (Jackson Plumbing-Plumbing World) 0:14:58  
98 Dillon Bennett (Partners Life-Champion System) 0:15:17  
99 Marc Prutton (The Southland Times) 0:15:39  
100 Hamish Wright (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching) 0:15:48  
101 Aaron Schneider (Ultimo-HGM) 0:16:07  
102 Travis Kane (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:16:10  
103 Courtney Black (Kia Motors) 0:27:00  
104 Brendan Sharratt (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 0:27:07  
105 Johnathan Toftoy (Jackson Plumbing-Plumbing World) 0:43:51  
106 Simon Finucane (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:43:56  
107 Matt Shallcrass (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 0:45:30  
108 Leon Hextall (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 0:46:42  
109 Christian Parrett (Jackson Plumbing-Plumbing World) 0:47:40  
110 Lee Evans (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 0:51:46  
DNS Mike Henton (Ascot Park Hotel)    
General Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Hayden Roulston (Calder Stewart) 7:53:30  
2 Josh Atkins (PowerNet) 0:00:10  
3 Scott Lyttle (Pure Black Racing) 0:00:24  
4 Patrick Bevin (Ascot Park Hotel) 0:00:46  
5 Jeremy Vennell (Calder Stewart) 0:00:48  
6 George Bennett (Kia Motors) 0:00:50  
7 Andi Bajic (The Southland Times) 0:00:59  
8 Jeremy Yates (Share The Road) 0:01:03  
9 Tim Gudsell (Pure Black Racing) 0:01:05  
10 Marc Ryan (Calder Stewart) 0:01:15  
11 Mike Olheiser (Jackson Plumbing-Plumbing World) 0:01:24  
12 Chris Macic (Share The Road) 0:01:34  
13 Dion Smith (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus)    
14 Nick Lovegrove (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:01:36  
15 Taylor Gunman (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 0:01:41  
16 Joseph Cooper (Mico-Protrain Cycling Team)    
17 Clinton Avery (Ascot Park Hotel) 0:01:43  
18 Westley Gough (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:01:45  
19 Glen Chadwick (Pure Black Racing) 0:01:53  
20 Paul Odlin (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:01:58  
21 Brett Tivers (Share The Road) 0:02:01  
22 Danny Pulbrook (Radio Sport) 0:02:08  
23 Shem Rodger (Pure Black Racing) 0:02:09  
24 Peter Latham (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:02:16  
25 Tom Scully (PowerNet) 0:02:20  
26 Michael Vink (Mico-Protrain Cycling Team) 0:02:21  
27 Patrick Jones (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching) 0:02:22  
28 Greg Taylor (Ultimo-HGM) 0:02:27  
29 Mark Langlands (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 0:02:37  
30 Wade Mangham (Ascot Park Hotel) 0:02:42  
31 Ryan Obst (Radio Sport) 0:02:47  
32 Ian Smallman (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:02:57  
33 Simon Binney (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:03:10  
34 Fraser Gough (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 0:03:16  
35 Shane Archbold (PowerNet) 0:03:21  
36 Daniel Barry (Pure Black Racing)    
37 Sam Bewley (Calder Stewart) 0:03:43  
38 James Mccoy (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 0:04:10  
39 Karl Murray (Share The Road) 0:04:22  
40 Louis Crosby (Pure Black Racing) 0:04:37  
41 Alex Meenhorst (Kia Motors) 0:04:39  
42 Justin Kerr (Share The Road) 0:05:06  
43 Alex Frame (PowerNet) 0:05:08  
44 Jason Allen (Calder Stewart) 0:05:43  
45 Joseph Lewis (Kia Motors) 0:05:49  
46 Joe Chapman (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 0:05:55  
47 Gordon Mccauley (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching) 0:06:47  
48 Alexander Ray (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 0:07:38  
49 Matt Wheatcroft (Mico-Protrain Cycling Team) 0:07:39  
50 Darcy Ellerm-Norton (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 0:07:41  
51 James Early (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 0:08:06  
52 Aaron Gate (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 0:08:18  
53 Henri Bardoul (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:08:19  
54 Matt Marshall (Radio Sport) 0:08:28  
55 Tom Hubbard (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 0:09:15  
56 Tim Rush (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:09:17  
57 Kieran Hambrook (Kia Motors) 0:09:28  
58 Sam Horgan (Subway Pro Cycling) 0:09:32  
59 Alex Mcgregor (The Southland Times) 0:09:33  
60 Myron Simpson (PowerNet) 0:09:48  
61 Daniel Molyneux (Ultimo-HGM) 0:09:50  
62 Jason Christie (Calder Stewart) 0:10:00  
63 Sam Steele (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 0:10:04  
64 Scott Cunningham (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching) 0:10:26  
65 Richard Lawson (Ultimo-HGM) 0:10:37  
66 Peter Murphy (Radio Sport) 0:10:43  
67 Richard Rollinson (Ultimo-HGM) 0:10:46  
68 Brad Evans (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:11:00  
69 Cameron Karwowski (PowerNet) 0:11:06  
70 Oliver Harding-Sheath (Partners Life-Champion System) 0:11:15  
71 Louis Wright (Mico-Protrain Cycling Team) 0:11:32  
72 Bevan Mason (Ascot Park Hotel) 0:11:38  
73 Joshua Aldridge (The Southland Times) 0:11:39  
74 Lee Johnstone (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:11:51  
75 Nick Jowsey (Ultimo-HGM) 0:12:24  
76 Jeremy Inglis (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:12:46  
77 Logan Mort (Partners Life-Champion System) 0:13:06  
78 Kane Walker (Jackson Plumbing-Plumbing World) 0:13:12  
79 Sheldon Gorter (Partners Life-Champion System) 0:13:20  
80 Pavel Stuchlik (The Southland Times) 0:13:26  
81 Tom David (Share The Road) 0:13:35  
82 Eric Drower (Partners Life-Champion System) 0:14:28  
83 Brad Carter (Mico-Protrain Cycling Team) 0:14:49  
84 Tim Carswell (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching) 0:14:58  
85 Nick King (Kia Motors) 0:16:13  
86 Gary Carleton (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:21:40  
87 Kyle Wood (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:21:45  
88 Aidan Mckenzie (Partners Life-Champion System) 0:22:06  
89 Scott Thomas (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 0:22:23  
90 Dillon Bennett (Partners Life-Champion System) 0:23:15  
91 Marc Prutton (The Southland Times) 0:23:30  
92 Aaron Strong (Ascot Park Hotel) 0:23:57  
93 Eric Lau (Jackson Plumbing-Plumbing World) 0:25:06  
94 Steve Wright (Southern Institute Of Technology) 0:32:58  
95 Craig Johns (Radio Sport) 0:33:15  
96 Tom Francis (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 0:33:38  
97 Brendan Sharratt (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 0:34:54  
98 Paul Whitley (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching) 0:35:10  
99 Justin Stott (Radio Sport) 0:35:22  
100 Courtney Black (Kia Motors) 0:38:50  
101 Johnathon Atkinson (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:44:19  
102 Hamish Wright (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching) 0:45:20  
103 Travis Kane (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 0:50:07  
104 Aaron Schneider (Ultimo-HGM) 0:51:40  
Sprint Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gordon Mccauley (Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching) 65  pts
2 Oliver Harding-Sheath (Partners Life-Champion System) 28  
3 Chris Macic (Share The Road) 26  
4 Brad Evans (Olphert Contracting Ltd) 12  
5 Cameron Karwowski (PowerNet) 12  
6 James Mccoy (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 11  
7 Clinton Avery (Ascot Park Hotel) 9  
8 Peter Latham (Subway Pro Cycling) 6  
9 Sam Horgan (Subway Pro Cycling) 6  
10 Alex Meenhorst (Kia Motors) 6  
11 Myron Simpson (PowerNet) 5  
12 Aaron Strong (Ascot Park Hotel) 5  
13 Mark Langlands (H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus) 4  
14 Joseph Lewis (Kia Motors) 3  
15 Shane Archbold (PowerNet) 3  
16 Patrick Bevin (Ascot Park Hotel) 3  
17 Kane Walker (Jackson Plumbing-Plumbing World) 3  
18 Karl Murray (Share The Road) 2  
19 Paul Odlin (Subway Pro Cycling) 2  
20 George Bennett (Kia Motors) 2  
21 Joe Chapman (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 2  
22 Jeremy Vennell (Calder Stewart) 1  
23 Scott Lyttle (Pure Black Racing) 1  
24 Nick Lovegrove (Subway Pro Cycling) 1  
25 Nick King (Kia Motors) 1  
26 Wade Mangham (Ascot Park Hotel) 1  
Mountains Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Joe Chapman (Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing) 24  pts
2 Tom Hubbard (Henderson Contruction Ltd) 12  
3 Aaron Strong (Ascot Park Hotel) 10  
4 Hayden Roulston (Calder Stewart) 8  
5 Cameron Karwowski (PowerNet) 6  
6 Patrick Bevin (Ascot Park Hotel) 6  
7 Josh Atkins (PowerNet) 4  
8 Chris Macic (Share The Road) 2  
Teams Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Calder Stewart 23:42:42  
2 Pure Black Racing 0:01:14  
3 Ascot Park Hotel 0:01:30  
4 H&J's Outdoor World-Avanti Plus 0:02:32  
5 Share The Road    
6 Subway Pro Cycling 0:03:03  
7 PowerNet 0:03:28  
8 Mico-Protrain Cycling Team 0:05:01  
9 Kia Motors 0:06:41  
10 Radio Sport 0:11:11  
11 Henderson Contruction Ltd 0:13:33  
12 Barry Stewart Builders-Gordon McCauley Coaching 0:16:21  
13 Ultimo-HGM 0:19:07  
14 The Southland Times 0:19:20  
15 Southern Institute Of Technology    
16 Creation Signs - L&M Group Racing 0:21:30  
17 Partners Life-Champion System 0:22:21  
18 Olphert Contracting Ltd 0:30:53  
19 Jackson Plumbing-Plumbing World 0:35:17