Travis Meyer gets a win on day three

Brown retains lead over Meyer brothers

At the half way point of stage 3 it looked as though the physically and mentally tough Victoria Park circuit had the better of Travis Meyer. Meyer dangled at 50 to 100m off the back of the bunch, struggling with a sore back for over 10 minutes but never gave up proving his Australian Road Champion status was no fluke by recovering to break away with and eventually win over fellow West Australian Adam Semple.

The Victoria Park circuit has become known as a race of attrition, with riders knowing that the pace will be on early and to survive you must be near the front. The race saw a number of large breaks gain ground, forcing the likes of series leader Graeme Brown and stage winner Meyer to bridge across to the moves.

In the end Meyer and Semple formed a two man break away that survived to the end, where Meyer proved quickest. Back in the peloton Brown showed he still has good legs, taking out the sprint for third from stage one winner Cameron Meyer right on his wheel, while Daniel Braunstein (Budget Forklifts) claimed fifth.

Results
1Travis Meyer (Cyclemania)  
2Adam Semple (Plan B)  
3Graeme Brown (Atomic Brooks)  
4Cameron Meyer (Cyclemania)  
5Daniel Braunstein (Budget Forklifts)  
6Anthony Giacoppo (Plan B)  
7Logan Hutchins (Bikesure)  
8Hilton McMurdo (Black Dog Racing)  
9Brad Hall (Plan B)  
10Blair Windsor (Budget Forklifts)  
General Classification
1Graeme Brown (Atomic Brooks)  
2Cameron Meyer (Cyclemania)  
3Travis Meyer (Cyclemania)  
Support Heat 1
1Fenton Moran (Atomic Brooks)  
2Jon Greig (Atomic Brooks)  
3Sam Smith (Atomic Brooks)  
4Matt Storer (Black Dog Racing)  
5Chris Jones (Cyclesbespoke)  
6Peter Griffin (Garda Bike Hotel/Eddy Hollands Bike Services)  
7Matt Irvine (Black Dog Racing) Brett Schnitzerling (Artbitrage)  
8Marty Depiazzi (Garda Bike Hotel/Eddy Hollands Bike Services)  
9Chris Glasby (Garda Bike Hotel/Eddy Hollands Bike Services)  
10Matthew Blackwell (Glen Parker Cycles)  
Support Heat 2
1Julian Lowes (ECU Cycling)  
2Greig Watson (ECU Cycling)  
3Jayson Puls (Cranked/Riders Choice)  
4Justin Lang (Wembley Cycles)  
5Raf Baugh (Broad)  
6Mike Kent (Wembley Cycles)  
7Adam Fielding (Arbitrage)  
8Ross Pedlow (Wembley Cycles)  
9Phil Towns (Cranked/Riders Choice)  
10Peter Taplin (ECU Cycling)  

 

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