Carver claims Gippsland opener

Virgin Blue-RBS Morgans' Shaw settles for second

Jayco Skins has taken the Tour of Gippsland lead after Alex Carver claimed victory in the race’s opening 33 kilometre criterium. Carver held off Patrick Shaw (Virgin Blue-RBS Morgans) and Joel Pearson (Genesys Wealth Advisers) during the final sprint in Wonthaggi.

The first of two stages wasn’t incident free however with both Rhys Gillett (Virgin Blue-RBS Morgans) and Peter Braunsteins (Apollo Bicycles) taken to hospital following crashes. It’s not yet clear whether the pair will be able to continue the tour with this afternoon’s 68.2 kilometre stage in Wonthaggi.

Full report, results and photos to follow.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Carver (Team Jayco Skins)0:45:26 
2Patrick Shaw (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
3Joel Pearson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
4Thomas Robinson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
5Ben Grenda (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
6Blair Windsor (Team Budget Forklifts)  
7Amir Rusli (Malaysian National Team)  
8Adiq Othman (Drapac Professional Cyclin)  
9Scott Law (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
10Russell Gill (Team Super Elliott)  
11Richard Lang (Team Jayco Skins)  
12Joseph Lewis (Drapac Professional Cyclin)  
13Dale Scarfe (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
14Cameron Peterson (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
15Michael Phelan (Drapac Professional Cyclin)  
16Kane Walker (Apollo Bicycles)  
17Zamri Saleh (Malaysian National Team)  
18Samuel Witmitz (Team Race-Fenton Green)  
19Daniel Furmston (Plan B Racing)  
20James Mowatt (Bass Coast Shire)  
21Mitchell Pearson (Bass Coast Shire)  
22Adam Phelan (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
23Alexander Smyth (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
24Brodie Talbot (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
25Anthony Diacoppo (Plan B Racing)  
26Brett Tivers (Plan B Racing)  
27Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
28James Mcdulling (Team Race-Fenton Green)  
29Malcolm Rudolph (Team Jayco Skins)  
30Patrick Lane (Team Jayco Skins)  
31James Ibrahim (Team Race-Fenton Green)  
32Jaskson Wardrop (GE Plumbing 2010)  
33Fakhrulllah Alias (Malaysian National Team)  
34Cameron Jennings (Team Budget Forklifts)  
35Michael Freiberg (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
36Mitchell Mulhern (Merida Australia)  
37Alastair Loutit (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
38Nick Bensley (SP AusNet)  
39Nick Aitken (Team Jayco Skins)  
40David De Marco (Lakes Oil N.L.)  
41Sam Davis (Plan B Racing)  
42Damien Turner (Bass Coast Shire)  
43Lachlan Norris (Drapac Professional Cyclin)  
44Sam Moorhouse (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
45Ben Dyball (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
46Alexander Ray (Lakes Oil N.L.)  
47Ryan Obst (CreditCollect)  
48Eric Sheppard (Jayco VIS)  
49Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
50Kyle Bateson (GE Plumbing 2010)  
51Joshua Taylor (AWCC Development)  
52Scott Liston (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
53Stuart Shaw (Drapac Professional Cyclin)  
54Nicholas Dougall (Lakes Oil N.L.)  
55Gordon Mccauley (AAL Hyster-Rush Racing)  
56Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)  
57James Hepburn (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
58Joel Stearnes (Lawson Homes)  
59John Cornish (Recab Cycling)  
60Alexander Malone (Bike Bug North Sydney/Car)  
61David Melville (Merida Australia)  
62Luke Ockerby (Recab Cycling)  
63Brendan Brooks (Shortis.com.au)  
64Scott Cronly-Dillon (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
65Christopher Williams (Merida Australia)  
66Clayton Fettell (GE Plumbing 2010)  
67Andrew Smith (Lawson Homes)  
68Thomas Donald (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
69Aaron Donnelly (Team Jayco Skins)  
70Benjamin Hill (Suzuki/ACTAS)  
71Jacob Sutherland (AAL Hyster-Rush Racing)  
72Nathan Haas (Recab Cycling)  
73Charles Howlett (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
74Michael Gallagher (Jayco VIS)  
75Joshua Prete (Team Budget Forklifts)  
76Stuart Smith (Jayco VIS)  
77Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
78Samuel Beveridge (Apollo Bicycles)  
79Harry Rassie (Team Race-Fenton Green)  
80Dylan Newell (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
81Matthew Marshall (Shortis.com.au)  
82Danny Pulbrook (Recab Cycling)  
83Philip Grenfell (Bike Bug North Sydney/Car)  
84Neil Manning (Plan B Racing)  
85Stephen Rossendell (Recab Cycling)  
86Stephen Bomball (Suzuki/ACTAS)  
87Brent Miller (Suzuki/ACTAS)  
88Geoff Straub (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
89Rowan Dever (AAL Hyster-Rush Racing)  
90Michael Stallard (Team Super Elliott)  
91Craig Hutton (Bike Bug North Sydney/Car)  
92Kornelis Sietsma (SP AusNet)  
93Angus Morton (Drapac Professional Cyclin)  
94Peter Herzig (Team Budget Forklifts)  
95Glen Chadwick (Team Budget Forklifts)  
96Timothy Walker (Recab Cycling)  
97Andrew Christie (Lawson Homes)  
98David Abraham (Lawson Homes)  
99Andrew Mcnab (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
100Jay Bourke (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
101Nathan Elliott (CreditCollect)  
102John Groves (Apollo Bicycles)  
103Jason Spencer (Apollo Bicycles)  
104Jamie Lacey (Merida Australia)  
105Trent Williams (CreditCollect)  
106Elliot Crowther (CreditCollect)  
107Ben Cutajar (Shortis.com.au)  
108Fallanie Ali (Malaysian National Team)  
109Sean Evangelista (GE Plumbing 2010)  
110James Boal (AWCC Development)  
111Michael Hosking (GE Plumbing 2010)  
112Jarrod Peachey (SP AusNet)  
113Steven Martin (TFM Avanti)  
114Peter Aquilina (Bass Coast Shire)  
115Andrew Crawley (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
116Andrew Arundel (Lawson Homes)  
117Daniel O’Keefe (SP AusNet)  
118Elliott Wells (Plan B Racing)  
119Timothy White (AAL Hyster-Rush Racing)  
120Matthew Chew (Lakes Oil N.L.)  
121David Deery (Suzuki/ACTAS)  
122Luke Cridland (Shortis.com.au)  
123Aaron Jones (Recab Cycling)  
124James Herd (Apollo Bicycles)  
125Matthew Werrell (Shortis.com.au)  
126Dean Sanfiloppo (CreditCollect)  
127Angus Gale (Bike Bug North Sydney/Car)  
128Daniel Mcconnell (Bass Coast Shire)  
129Luke Fetch (Bass Coast Shire)  
130Andrew Pike (TFM Avanti)  
131Rico Rogers (Team Budget Forklifts)  
132Harrif Saleh (Malaysian National Team)  
133Ben Hilleard (Bass Coast Shire)0:00:39 
134Mark Chadwick (Team Race-Fenton Green)0:00:57 
135Oliver Kent-Spark (Team Race-Fenton Green)0:01:19 
136James Henry (CreditCollect)0:01:31 
137Andrew Dorman (TFM Avanti)  
138Eamon Ryan (SP AusNet)  
139Michael Cupitt (Merida Australia)  
140Alex Wong (Bike Bug North Sydney/Car)  
141Tristan Jones (Team Super Elliott)  
142Nathan Hunter (Team Super Elliott)  
143Yusrizal Usoff (Malaysian National Team)  
144Shahrul Amin (Malaysian National Team)  
145Michael Crosbie (AAL Hyster-Rush Racing)  
146Brendan Washington (AWCC Development)0:03:02 
147Michael Sargeant (GE Plumbing 2010)  
148Trevor Griffiths (Apollo Bicycles)0:04:33 
149David Hampton (SP AusNet)  
150Fergus Maclachlan (Lakes Oil N.L.)  
151Jake Laine (SP AusNet)0:06:04 
152Shane Way (AWCC Development)0:07:35 
153Rhys Gillett (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
154Johann Esterhuyzen (TFM Avanti)  
DNSLachlan Doak (Team Race-Fenton Green)  
DNFPeter Braunsteins (Apollo Bicycles)  
DNSJoel Stewart (Suzuki/ACTAS)  
DNSMarc Williams (Suzuki/ACTAS)  
General Classification after Stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Grenda (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:45:08 
2Alex Carver (Team Jayco Skins)0:00:08 
3Patrick Shaw (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)0:00:09 
4Thomas Robinson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:11 
5Joel Pearson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:12 
6Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:13 
7Neil Manning (Plan B Racing)  
8Adiq Othman (Drapac Professional Cycling)0:00:14 
9Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
10Blair Windsor (Team Budget Forklifts)0:00:15 
11Alexander Smyth (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
12Cameron Jennings (Team Budget Forklifts)  
13Stuart Shaw (Drapac Professional Cycling)  
14Dylan Newell (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
15Amir Rusli (Malaysian National Team)0:00:16 
16Malcolm Rudolph (Team Jayco Skins)  
17James Ibrahim (Team Race-Fenton Green)  
18Timothy Walker (Recab Cycling)  
19Joseph Lewis (Drapac Professional Cycling)0:00:17 
20Eric Sheppard (Jayco VIS)  
21John Cornish (Recab Cycling)  
22Alexander Malone (Bike Bug North Sydney/Carol)  
23Rico Rogers (Team Budget Forklifts)  
24Scott Law (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)0:00:18 
25Russell Gill (Team Super Elliott)  
26Richard Lang (Team Jayco Skins)  
27Dale Scarfe (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
28Cameron Peterson (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
29Michael Phelan (Drapac Professional Cycling)  
30Kane Walker (Apollo Bicycles)  
31Zamri Saleh (Malaysian National Team)  
32Samuel Witmitz (Team Race-Fenton Green)  
33Daniel Furmston (Plan B Racing)  
34James Mowatt (Bass Coast Shire)  
35Mitchell Pearson (Bass Coast Shire)  
36Adam Phelan (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
37Brodie Talbot (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
38Anthony Diacoppo (Plan B Racing)  
39Brett Tivers (Plan B Racing)  
40James Mcdulling (Team Race-Fenton Green)  
41Patrick Lane (Team Jayco Skins)  
42Jaskson Wardrop (GE Plumbing 2010)  
43Fakhrulllah Alias (Malaysian National Team)  
44Michael Freiberg (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
45Mitchell Mulhern (Merida Australia)  
46Alastair Loutit (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
47Nick Bensley (SP AusNet)  
48Nick Aitken (Team Jayco Skins)  
49David De Marco (Lakes Oil N.L.)  
50Sam Davis (Plan B Racing)  
51Damien Turner (Bass Coast Shire)  
52Lachlan Norris (Drapac Professional Cycling)  
53Sam Moorhouse (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
54Ben Dyball (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
55Alexander Ray (Lakes Oil N.L.)  
56Ryan Obst (CreditCollect)  
57Kyle Bateson (GE Plumbing 2010)  
58Joshua Taylor (AWCC Development)  
59Scott Liston (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
60Nicholas Dougall (Lakes Oil N.L.)  
61Gordon Mccauley (AAL Hyster-Rush Racing)  
62Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)  
63James Hepburn (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)  
64Joel Stearnes (Lawson Homes)  
65David Melville (Merida Australia)  
66Luke Ockerby (Recab Cycling)  
67Brendan Brooks (Shortis.com.au)  
68Scott Cronly-Dillon (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
69Christopher Williams (Merida Australia)  
70Clayton Fettell (GE Plumbing 2010)  
71Andrew Smith (Lawson Homes)  
72Thomas Donald (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
73Aaron Donnelly (Team Jayco Skins)  
74Benjamin Hill (Suzuki/ACTAS)  
75Jacob Sutherland (AAL Hyster-Rush Racing)  
76Nathan Haas (Recab Cycling)  
77Charles Howlett (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
78Michael Gallagher (Jayco VIS)  
79Joshua Prete (Team Budget Forklifts)  
80Stuart Smith (Jayco VIS)  
81Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
82Samuel Beveridge (Apollo Bicycles)  
83Harry Rassie (Team Race-Fenton Green)  
84Matthew Marshall (Shortis.com.au)  
85Danny Pulbrook (Recab Cycling)  
86Philip Grenfell (Bike Bug North Sydney/Carol)  
87Stephen Rossendell (Recab Cycling)  
88Stephen Bomball (Suzuki/ACTAS)  
89Brent Miller (Suzuki/ACTAS)  
90Geoff Straub (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
91Rowan Dever (AAL Hyster-Rush Racing)  
92Michael Stallard (Team Super Elliott)  
93Craig Hutton (Bike Bug North Sydney/Carol)  
94Kornelis Sietsma (SP AusNet)  
95Angus Morton (Drapac Professional Cycling)  
96Peter Herzig (Team Budget Forklifts)  
97Glen Chadwick (Team Budget Forklifts)  
98Andrew Christie (Lawson Homes)  
99David Abraham (Lawson Homes)  
100Andrew Mcnab (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
101Jay Bourke (Search2Retain-Myteam2)  
102Nathan Elliott (CreditCollect)  
103John Groves (Apollo Bicycles)  
104Jason Spencer (Apollo Bicycles)  
105Jamie Lacey (Merida Australia)  
106Trent Williams (CreditCollect)  
107Elliot Crowther (CreditCollect)  
108Ben Cutajar (Shortis.com.au)  
109Fallanie Ali (Malaysian National Team)  
110Sean Evangelista (GE Plumbing 2010)  
111James Boal (AWCC Development)  
112Michael Hosking (GE Plumbing 2010)  
113Jarrod Peachey (SP AusNet)  
114Steven Martin (TFM Avanti)  
115Peter Aquilina (Bass Coast Shire)  
116Andrew Crawley (McDonagh Blake-Witness)  
117Andrew Arundel (Lawson Homes)  
118Daniel O’Keefe (SP AusNet)  
119Elliott Wells (Plan B Racing)  
120Timothy White (AAL Hyster-Rush Racing)  
121Matthew Chew (Lakes Oil N.L.)  
122David Deery (Suzuki/ACTAS)  
123Luke Cridland (Shortis.com.au)  
124Aaron Jones (Recab Cycling)  
125James Herd (Apollo Bicycles)  
126Matthew Werrell (Shortis.com.au)  
127Dean Sanfiloppo (CreditCollect)  
128Angus Gale (Bike Bug North Sydney/Carol)  
129Daniel Mcconnell (Bass Coast Shire)  
130Luke Fetch (Bass Coast Shire)  
131Andrew Pike (TFM Avanti)  
132Harrif Saleh (Malaysian National Team)  
133Ben Hilleard (Bass Coast Shire)0:00:57 
134Mark Chadwick (Team Race-Fenton Green)0:01:15 
135Oliver Kent-Spark (Team Race-Fenton Green)0:01:37 
136James Henry (CreditCollect)0:01:49 
137Andrew Dorman (TFM Avanti)  
138Eamon Ryan (SP AusNet)  
139Michael Cupitt (Merida Australia)  
140Alex Wong (Bike Bug North Sydney/Carol)  
141Tristan Jones (Team Super Elliott)  
142Nathan Hunter (Team Super Elliott)  
143Yusrizal Usoff (Malaysian National Team)  
144Shahrul Amin (Malaysian National Team)  
145Michael Crosbie (AAL Hyster-Rush Racing)  
146Brendan Washington (AWCC Development)0:03:20 
147Michael Sargeant (GE Plumbing 2010)  
148Trevor Griffiths (Apollo Bicycles)0:04:51 
149David Hampton (SP AusNet)  
150Fergus Maclachlan (Lakes Oil N.L.)  
151Jake Laine (SP AusNet)0:06:22 
152Rhys Gillett (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)0:07:52 
153Shane Way (AWCC Development)0:07:53 
154Johann Esterhuyzen (TFM Avanti)  
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Grenda (Genesys Wealth Advisers)16 pts
2Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers)5 
3Neil Manning (Plan B Racing)5 
4Adiq Othman (Drapac Professional Cycling)4 
5Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers)4 
6Cameron Jennings (Team Budget Forklifts)3 
7Stuart Shaw (Drapac Professional Cycling)3 
8Thomas Robinson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3 
9Alexander Smyth (Search2Retain-Myteam2)3 
10Dylan Newell (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3 
11Amir Rusli (Malaysian National Team)2 
12Timothy Walker (Recab Cycling)2 
13Malcolm Rudolph (Team Jayco Skins)2 
14James Ibrahim (Team Race-Fenton Green)2 
15Blair Windsor (Team Budget Forklifts)2 
16John Cornish (Recab Cycling)1 
17Alexander Malone (Bike Bug North Sydney/Carol)1 
18Rhys Gillett (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)1 
19Patrick Shaw (Virgin Blue RBS Morgan)1 
20Joseph Lewis (Drapac Professional Cycling)1 
21Rico Rogers (Team Budget Forklifts)1 
22Eric Sheppard (Jayco VIS)1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Genesys Wealth Advisers2:16:18 
2Virgin Blue RBS Morgan  
3Drapac Professional Cycling  
4Team Jayco Skins  
5Malaysian National Team  
6Plan B Racing  
7McDonagh Blake-Witness  
8Team Race-Fenton Green  
9Bass Coast Shire  
10Search2Retain-Myteam2  
11Team Budget Forklifts  
12Lakes Oil N.L.  
13GE Plumbing 2010  
14Merida Australia  
15Lawson Homes  
16Recab Cycling  
17Apollo Bicycles  
18Jayco VIS  
19AAL Hyster-Rush Racing  
20Bike Bug North Sydney/Carol  
21SP AusNet  
22Suzuki/ACTAS  
23Shortis.com.au  
24CreditCollect  
25Team Super Elliott0:01:31 
26TFM Avanti  
27AWCC Development0:03:02 

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