Cantwell takes North Shore crit

Fly V Australia rider leads overall by 12 seconds

Queenslander Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) took full advantage of Leigh Howard's absence to claim victory in the first stage criterium at the GMHBA Tour of Geelong.

Victorian Joel Pearson (Savings and Loans), winner of stage five at the Tour of Gippsland, and Dale Scarfe (Mace-McDonagh Blake) crossed the line second and third, respectively.

Cantwell, who has just returned from a successful period of racing in the United States, displayed his form early. He was dominant in the five sprints held during the race, accumulating 11 points as he placed at each prime. His win in the 30 lap criterium was complete in just over one hour and 40 minutes.

"I love coming back to Australia although the weather is proving a little difficult, with 18 wins under my belt this season I am feeling in good form," said 27-year-old Cantwell, on the podium after his win.

127 riders lined up for the race around the North Shore Sports League. Top continental teams Fly V Australia, Budget Team Forklifts, Savings and Loans and Praties were pushing hard to claim prime position on the leader's board for the five-day race.

While Cantwell claimed the first leader's jersey after a fine demonstration of his sprint skills, all eyes will be on the climbers for this afternoon's 79.6 kilometre stage two from Lara to the You Yangs.
 

Results
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)1:04:33 
2Joel Pearson (Savings & Loans)  
3Dale Scarfe (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)  
4Kyle Marwood (Praties)  
5David Pell (Savings & Loans)  
6Darren Rolfe (Fly V Australia)  
7Thomas Robinson (City Of Greater Geelong)  
8Richard Lang (Titans - Race)  
9Cameron Jennings (Budget Forklifts)  
10Ben Grenda (Praties)  
11Thomas Palmer (City Of Greater Geelong)  
12Alexander Ray (City Of Greater Geelong)  
13Kane Walker (Team 2 XU - ARC)  
14Daniel Braunsteins (City Of Greater Geelong)  
15Malcolm Rudolph (Budget Forklifts)  
16James Langedyk (Geelong Cycling Club)  
17Jeremy Hills (Praties)  
18Steven Robb (Savings & Loans)  
19Michael England (Budget Forklifts)  
20Chris Pryor (Fly V Australia)  
21Damien Turner (Total Rush)  
22William Clarke (Praties)  
23Shaun Mccarthy (Savings & Loans)  
24Scott Davis (Fly V Australia)  
25Hayden Brooks (Fly V Australia)  
26James Mowatt (Cycle City)  
27Alastair Loutit (Suzuki - Canberra)  
28Nathan Earle (Praties)  
29Jacob Sutherland (Total Rush)  
30Deon Locke (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
31Peter Smith (Team 2 XU - ARC)  
32Thomas Hanover (OEX - Team Enterprise)  
33Thierry Fondere (New Caledonia)  
34Curtis Gunn (Fly V Australia)  
35Charles Howlett (Cycle City)  
36Dylan Newell (Praties)  
37Silas Fisher (Team 2 XU - ARC)  
38Stuart Payne (GMHBA)0:00:09 
39Jason Rigg (Praties)0:00:10 
40Kevin Maitere (New Caledonia)  
41Brodie Talbot (Di Giorgio Wines)  
42Chris Steffanoni (GMHBA)  
43Ben Dyball (Di Giorgio Wines)  
44Sam Genge (Suzuki - Canberra)  
45Mark Isaacs (Cycle City)  
46Nick Aitken (Team 2 XU - ARC)  
47Edward Bissaker (Suzuki - Canberra)  
48Eliot Crowther (OEX - Team Enterprise)  
49Andrew Ward (OEX - Team Enterprise)  
50Gael Bonnace (New Caledonia)  
51Andy Mcnab (City Of Greater Geelong)  
52Rhys Gillett (Cycle City)  
53Oliver Bodak (Merida Elite Race Team)  
54Alexander Smyth (Team 2 XU - ARC)  
55Peter Ladd (Budget Forklifts)0:00:21 
56Scott Cronly-Dillon (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)0:00:24 
57Geoff Straub (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)  
58Steven Martin (GMHBA)  
59Chris Stack (Di Giorgio Wines)  
60Justin Morris (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)  
61Jason Spencer (GMHBA)  
62Timothy Dalgliesh (Merida Elite Race Team)  
63James Herd (Apollo Bicycles)  
64Guillaume Pattriti (New Caledonia)  
65Stuart Morgan (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
66John Cornish (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
67Nicholas Mitchell (Berettas Bike Hub)  
68David Tozer (Titans - Race)  
69Glenn Stojanow (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)  
70Rowan Dever (Total Rush)  
71Daniel Seagar (City Of Greater Geelong)0:00:31 
72Gary Mueller (Total Rush)0:00:41 
73Donatas Bludzis (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)0:00:45 
74Samuel Beveridge (Apollo Bicycles)0:00:53 
75John Forrest (Suzuki - Canberra)  
76Andrew Roe (Savings & Loans)  
77Jay Bourke (Cycle City)  
78Gregory Lemaitre (New Caledonia)  
79William Dickeson (Savings & Loans)  
80Blair Windsor (Budget Forklifts)  
81Craig Mccartney (Budget Forklifts)  
82David Kemp (Fly V Australia)  
83Cody Stevenson (Budget Forklifts)  
84Christoper Williams (Merida Elite Race Team)0:02:09 
85James Henry (Apollo Bicycles)  
86Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Suzuki - Canberra)  
87Blake Hose (Berettas Bike Hub)  
88Merlin Spranz (Di Giorgio Wines)  
89James Hepburn (Merida Elite Race Team)  
90Mark Hewat (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
91Rob Doyle (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
92Miles Watson (Titans - Race)  
93Trent Williams (Apollo Bicycles)  
94James Ibrahim (Titans - Race)  
95Al Dempsey (OEX - Team Enterprise)  
96Glen Peterson (Total Rush)  
97Marcus Falconer (Geelong Cycling Club)0:04:18 
98Gregory Stewart (Geelong Cycling Club)  
99Sebastien Le Divenech (New Caledonia)  
100Darren Mccallum (Geelong Cycling Club)  
101Christopher Fry (Titans - Race)  
102Gary Wearmouth (GMHBA)  
103Marc Williams (Suzuki - Canberra)  
104Sam Rutherford (Di Giorgio Wines)  
105Marcus Wettenhall (Berettas Bike Hub)  
106Tommy Van Oudendick (New Caledonia)  
107Paul Blackborrow (Geelong Cycling Club)  
108William Raisin-Shaw (Berettas Bike Hub)  
109Jason Costin (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
110Cameron Stewart (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
111Jono Thompson (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
112Jules Galli (Di Giorgio Wines)  
113James Stokie (Geelong Cycling Club)  
114Daniel Wilson (Geelong Cycling Club)  
115James Fitzgerald (Berettas Bike Hub)  
116David Hampton (Di Giorgio Wines)0:06:27 
117Mark Jamesion (Berettas Bike Hub)  
118Greg Matheson (Berettas Bike Hub)  
119Oliver Kent-Spark (Titans - Race)  
DNSTimothy White (Total Rush)  
DNSSimon Knowles (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
DNSPeter Braunsteins (Apollo Bicycles)  
DNSDaniel Mcintyre (Titans - Race)  
DNSDaniel Barry (OEX - Team Enterprise)  
DNSJeremy Yates (OEX - Team Enterprise)  
DNSBen Grieve-Johnson (Praties)  
DNSJai Crawford (Savings & Loans)  
Sprint 1
1Kyle Marwood (Praties)3pts
2Hayden Brooks (Fly V Australia)2 
3Damien Turner (Total Rush)1 
Sprint 2
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)3pts
2Hayden Brooks (Fly V Australia)2 
3Daniel Braunsteins (City Of Greater Geelong)1 
Sprint 3
1Jeremy Hills (Praties)3pts
2Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)2 
3David Kemp (Fly V Australia)1 
Sprint 4
1Gary Mueller (Total Rush)3pts
2Kyle Marwood (Praties)2 
3Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)1 
Sprint 5
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)3pts
2Malcolm Rudolph (Budget Forklifts)2 
3Nathan Earle (Praties)1 
Sprint 6
1Ben Grenda (Praties)3pts
2Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)2 
3James Langedyk (Geelong Cycling Club)1 
Sprint 7
1Charles Howlett (Cycle City)3pts
2Geoff Straub (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)2 
3Thomas Hanover (OEX - Team Enterprise)1 
Sprint 8
1Thomas Hanover (OEX - Team Enterprise)3pts
2Charles Howlett (Cycle City)2 
3Darren Rolfe (Fly V Australia)1 
Sprint 9
1David Pell (Savings & Loans)3pts
2William Clarke (Praties)2 
3Thomas Hanover (OEX - Team Enterprise)1 
Sprint 10
1Craig Mccartney (Budget Forklifts)3pts
2David Kemp (Fly V Australia)2 
3Chris Pryor (Fly V Australia)1 
Sprint 11
1Jason Rigg (Praties)3pts
2Nathan Earle (Praties)2 
3Richard Lang (Titans - Race)1 
General classification after stage 1
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)1:04:12 
2Kyle Marwood (Praties)0:00:12 
3Joel Pearson (Savings & Loans)0:00:13 
4Dale Scarfe (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)0:00:15 
5David Pell (Savings & Loans)0:00:16 
6Thomas Hanover (OEX - Team Enterprise)  
7Charles Howlett (Cycle City)  
8Hayden Brooks (Fly V Australia)0:00:17 
9Ben Grenda (Praties)0:00:18 
10Jeremy Hills (Praties)  
11Nathan Earle (Praties)  
12David Kemp (Fly V Australia)  
13Darren Rolfe (Fly V Australia)0:00:19 
14Malcolm Rudolph (Budget Forklifts)  
15William Clarke (Praties)  
16Richard Lang (Titans - Race)0:00:20 
17Daniel Braunsteins (City Of Greater Geelong)  
18James Langedyk (Geelong Cycling Club)  
19Chris Pryor (Fly V Australia)  
20Damien Turner (Total Rush)  
21Thomas Robinson (City Of Greater Geelong)0:00:21 
22Cameron Jennings (Budget Forklifts)  
23Thomas Palmer (City Of Greater Geelong)  
24Alexander Ray (City Of Greater Geelong)  
25Kane Walker (Team 2 XU - ARC)  
26Steven Robb (Savings & Loans)  
27Michael England (Budget Forklifts)  
28Shaun Mccarthy (Savings & Loans)  
29Scott Davis (Fly V Australia)  
30James Mowatt (Cycle City)  
31Alastair Loutit (Suzuki - Canberra)  
32Jacob Sutherland (Total Rush)  
33Deon Locke (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
34Peter Smith (Team 2 XU - ARC)  
35Thierry Fondere (New Caledonia)  
36Curtis Gunn (Fly V Australia)  
37Dylan Newell (Praties)  
38Silas Fisher (Team 2 XU - ARC)  
39Cody Stevenson (Budget Forklifts)  
40Jason Rigg (Praties)0:00:28 
41Stuart Payne (GMHBA)0:00:30 
42Kevin Maitere (New Caledonia)0:00:31 
43Brodie Talbot (Di Giorgio Wines)  
44Chris Steffanoni (GMHBA)  
45Ben Dyball (Di Giorgio Wines)  
46Sam Genge (Suzuki - Canberra)  
47Mark Isaacs (Cycle City)  
48Nick Aitken (Team 2 XU - ARC)  
49Edward Bissaker (Suzuki - Canberra)  
50Eliot Crowther (OEX - Team Enterprise)  
51Andrew Ward (OEX - Team Enterprise)  
52Gael Bonnace (New Caledonia)  
53Andy Mcnab (City Of Greater Geelong)  
54Rhys Gillett (Cycle City)  
55Oliver Bodak (Merida Elite Race Team)  
56Alexander Smyth (Team 2 XU - ARC)  
57Peter Ladd (Budget Forklifts)0:00:42 
58Geoff Straub (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)0:00:43 
59Scott Cronly-Dillon (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)0:00:45 
60Steven Martin (GMHBA)  
61Chris Stack (Di Giorgio Wines)  
62Justin Morris (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)  
63Jason Spencer (GMHBA)  
64Timothy Dalgliesh (Merida Elite Race Team)  
65James Herd (Apollo Bicycles)  
66Guillaume Pattriti (New Caledonia)  
67Stuart Morgan (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
68John Cornish (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
69Nicholas Mitchell (Berettas Bike Hub)  
70David Tozer (Titans - Race)  
71Glenn Stojanow (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)  
72Rowan Dever (Total Rush)  
73Daniel Seagar (City Of Greater Geelong)0:00:52 
74Gary Mueller (Total Rush)0:00:59 
75Donatas Bludzis (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)0:01:06 
76Craig Mccartney (Budget Forklifts)0:01:11 
77Samuel Beveridge (Apollo Bicycles)0:01:14 
78John Forrest (Suzuki - Canberra)  
79Andrew Roe (Savings & Loans)  
80Jay Bourke (Cycle City)  
81Gregory Lemaitre (New Caledonia)  
82William Dickeson (Savings & Loans)  
83Blair Windsor (Budget Forklifts)  
84Christoper Williams (Merida Elite Race Team)0:02:30 
85James Henry (Apollo Bicycles)  
86Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Suzuki - Canberra)  
87Blake Hose (Berettas Bike Hub)  
88Merlin Spranz (Di Giorgio Wines)  
89James Hepburn (Merida Elite Race Team)  
90Mark Hewat (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
91Rob Doyle (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
92Miles Watson (Titans - Race)  
93Trent Williams (Apollo Bicycles)  
94James Ibrahim (Titans - Race)  
95Al Dempsey (OEX - Team Enterprise)  
96Glen Peterson (Total Rush)  
97Marcus Falconer (Geelong Cycling Club)0:04:39 
98Gregory Stewart (Geelong Cycling Club)  
99Sebastien Le Divenech (New Caledonia)  
100Darren Mccallum (Geelong Cycling Club)  
101Christopher Fry (Titans - Race)  
102Gary Wearmouth (GMHBA)  
103Marc Williams (Suzuki - Canberra)  
104Sam Rutherford (Di Giorgio Wines)  
105Marcus Wettenhall (Berettas Bike Hub)  
106Tommy Van Oudendick (New Caledonia)  
107Paul Blackborrow (Geelong Cycling Club)  
108William Raisin-Shaw (Berettas Bike Hub)  
109Jason Costin (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
110Cameron Stewart (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
111Jono Thompson (Nemisis - Sea Shepherd)  
112Jules Galli (Di Giorgio Wines)  
113James Stokie (Geelong Cycling Club)  
114Daniel Wilson (Geelong Cycling Club)  
115James Fitzgerald (Berettas Bike Hub)  
116David Hampton (Di Giorgio Wines)0:06:48 
117Mark Jamesion (Berettas Bike Hub)  
118Greg Matheson (Berettas Bike Hub)  
119Oliver Kent-Spark (Titans - Race)  
Sprint classification
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)11pts
2Kyle Marwood (Praties)5 
3Charles Howlett (Cycle City)5 
4Thomas Hanover (OEX - Team Enterprise)5 
5Hayden Brooks (Fly V Australia)4 
6David Pell (Savings & Loans)3 
7Craig Mccartney (Budget Forklifts)3 
8Ben Grenda (Praties)3 
9David Kemp (Fly V Australia)3 
10Nathan Earle (Praties)3 
11Jeremy Hills (Praties)3 
12Jason Rigg (Praties)3 
13Gary Mueller (Total Rush)3 
14Geoff Straub (Mace - Mcdonagh Blake)2 
15Malcolm Rudolph (Budget Forklifts)2 
16William Clarke (Praties)2 
17Richard Lang (Titans - Race)1 
18Damien Turner (Total Rush)1 
19James Langedyk (Geelong Cycling Club)1 
20Daniel Braunsteins (City Of Greater Geelong)1 
21Darren Rolfe (Fly V Australia)1 
22Chris Pryor (Fly V Australia)1 
Teams classification
1Savings & Loans3:13:39 
2Fly V Australia  
3City Of Greater Geelong  
4Praties  
5Budget Forklifts  
6Team 2 XU - ARC  
7Cycle City0:00:10 
8Suzuki - Canberra0:00:20 
9New Caledonia  
10OEX - Team Enterprise  
11Total Rush0:00:24 
12GMHBA0:00:43 
13Di Giorgio Wines0:00:44 
14Mace - Mcdonagh Blake0:00:48 
15Prime Estate Buyers Agents0:01:09 
16Titans - Race0:02:33 
17Merida Elite Race Team0:02:43 
18Apollo Bicycles0:03:26 
19Berettas Bike Hub0:07:51 
20Nemisis - Sea Shepherd  
21Geelong Cycling Club0:08:36 

 

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