Valynin scores breakthrough for Team Russia

Haas narrows the GC gap to just one second

Following a much-hyped arrival for their Australian campaign, Team Russia has finally claimed the win everyone was expecting, with Valery Valynin first across the tape in Penguin following a determined attack three kilometres from the finish. The victory was enough to move Valynin from ninth to sixth overall, although he remains 45 seconds off the pace and therefore, likely out of contention.

Valynin pounced on Luke Fetch (Search2Retain) and Sam Davis (Plan B Racing) who took the remaining podium spots after crossing the finish line eight and nine seconds respectively behind the Russian. The three had escaped from the main bunch around 25 kilometres from the finish on the third climb of the day.

The 24-year-old didn't have much to say, but awarded the stage's most aggressive rider for the second time this Tour, was pleased with the result.

"No plan, full gas, very happy," he said.

With much of the focus on how the battle for overall honours would play out over the 78.5 kilometres stage, there was little disappointment. Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) closed the gap on general classification leader Cam Peterson (V Australia) to a nail-biting one second after claiming four in time bonuses having sheltered in the main bunch in the afternoon stage.

The Jayco-2XU pairing of Josh Atkins and Dale Parker also claimed some handy time bonuses, making up 14 seconds each to sit just nine and 12 seconds back from Peterson.

Almost surprised to be wearing the leader's jersey for another day, a tired-looking Peterson seemed resigned to the fact that his rein could well be over with Saturday's eighth and ninth stages.

"I'm just pleased to be still wearing yellow," he explained.

"The Gunns Plains race was super-aggressive," he said at the finish in Penguin. "It is the tour's toughest stage."

The Tour of Tasmania continues with stage 8, a 24 kilometre criterium in Burnie, followed by the 75.4 kilometre ninth stage from Burnie to West Mooreville.

Full results

Stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valery Valynin (Team Russia)1:57:44 
2Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)0:00:08 
3Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)0:00:09 
4Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:17 
5Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)  
6Alexander Serov (Team Russia)  
7Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)  
8Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)  
9Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)  
10Blake Hose (John West Cycling Team)  
11Cameron Peterson (V Australia)  
12Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)  
13Mark O'Brien (Team Down Under)  
14Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)  
15Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
16Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)  
17Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
18Trenton Day (Jayco - 2XU)  
19Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
20Calvin Watson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
21Christopher Winn (V Australia)  
22Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)0:04:11 
23Hayden Brooks (V Australia)  
24Andrew Arundel (Lawson Homes)  
25Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)  
26Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)  
27Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)  
28Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)  
29Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)  
30Matvey Zubov (Team Russia)  
31Stuart Smith (John West Cycling Team)  
32Rowan Dever (John West Cycling Team)  
33Logan Calder (Plan B Racing)  
34Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)  
35Stuart Mulhern (Team Down Under)  
36Nathan Elliott (Search2Retain)  
37Alexander Khatuntsev (Team Russia)  
38Cal Britten (Search2Retain)  
39Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)  
40Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
41Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)  
42Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
43Ben Hill (Jayco - 2XU)  
44Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)  
45Nicholas Dougall (Jayco - 2XU)  
46Jay Bourke (Search2Retain)  
47Sean Sullivan (V Australia)  
48Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)  
49Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
50Alexi Markov (Team Russia)  
51Nicolay Zhurkin (Team Russia)0:07:28 
52Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)  
53John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)  
54Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
55Joshua Aldride (Central Coast Council)  
56Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
57Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:07:30 
58Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)  
59James Mowatt (Search2Retain)  
60Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)  
61James Hepburn (Jayco - 2XU)  
62Andrew Christie (Lawson Homes)  
63Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)  
64Andrew Martin (Plan B Racing)0:07:33 
65Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)  
66Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
67Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)  
68Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)  
69Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
70Lachlan Ambrose (Central Coast Council)  
71Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)  
72Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)  
73Aaron Kemps (V Australia)  
74Timothy Cameron (Central Coast Council)  
75James Boal (Central Coast Council)  
76Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)  
77Johnnie Walker (V Australia)  
78Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
79Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)0:13:34 
80Evgeny Kovalev (Team Russia)0:13:35 
81Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:14:58 
82Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
83Steven Del Gallo (John West Cycling Team)0:15:04 
84Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)0:21:45 
85Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)0:22:59 
86Nicholas Horsley (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)  
87Nick Woods (Team Down Under)  
88Justin Vanstone (Team Down Under)  
89Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)  
90James Bennett (John West Cycling Team)  
91Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)  
92Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)  
93Mike Henton (Central Coast Council)  
94Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)0:23:03 
95David Abraham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)  
Intermediate Sprints and Climbs - m22 Gawler General Store Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)3 pts
2Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2 
3Cameron Peterson (V Australia)1 
m26 J.A. Allen Signs HC3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)5 pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)3 
3Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)2 
m35 Sprent Primary School Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)3 pts
2Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)2 
3Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)1 
m45 Houses Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)3 pts
2Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)2 
3Aaron Kemps (V Australia)1 
m47 Tank HC4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3 pts
2Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)2 
3Sean Sullivan (V Australia)1 
m54 Preston Town Sign HC4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3 pts
2Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)2 
3Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1 
m70 Shed HC1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)10 pts
2Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)6 
3Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)4 
m84 Riana Store Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valery Valynin (Team Russia)3 pts
2Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)2 
3Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valery Valynin (Team Russia)2 pts
Cat Underground Mining General Classification after Stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Peterson (V Australia)9:52:36 
2Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:01 
3Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:09 
4Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:12 
5Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:41 
6Valery Valynin (Team Russia)0:00:45 
7Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)0:00:48 
8Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:49 
9Alexander Serov (Team Russia)0:01:04 
10Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:01:15 
11Christopher Winn (V Australia)0:01:22 
12Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)0:03:16 
13Mark O'Brien (Team Down Under)0:05:03 
14Alexander Khatuntsev (Team Russia)0:05:35 
15Blake Hose (John West Cycling Team)0:06:22 
16Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)0:06:32 
17Calvin Watson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:07:02 
18Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)0:07:51 
19Jay Bourke (Search2Retain)0:08:27 
20Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:08:47 
21Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)0:10:48 
22Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)0:12:15 
23Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:13:20 
24Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)0:13:45 
25Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)0:14:34 
26Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)0:14:47 
27Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)0:15:38 
28Hayden Brooks (V Australia)0:15:43 
29Cal Britten (Search2Retain)0:16:20 
30Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)0:16:46 
31Andrew Arundel (Lawson Homes)0:17:34 
32Stuart Mulhern (Team Down Under)0:17:43 
33Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)0:18:23 
34Stuart Smith (John West Cycling Team)0:18:47 
35Matvey Zubov (Team Russia)0:19:02 
36Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)0:19:10 
37Alexi Markov (Team Russia)0:20:39 
38Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)0:21:03 
39Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:21:35 
40Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:22:13 
41Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)0:22:14 
42Johnnie Walker (V Australia)0:22:16 
43Nathan Elliott (Search2Retain)0:22:41 
44Timothy Cameron (Central Coast Council)0:23:01 
45Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:23:12 
46Logan Calder (Plan B Racing)0:23:15 
47Aaron Kemps (V Australia)0:23:39 
48Lachlan Ambrose (Central Coast Council)0:24:00 
49Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)0:24:21 
50James Boal (Central Coast Council)0:24:22 
51Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:25:16 
52Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)0:27:14 
53Trenton Day (Jayco - 2XU)0:28:30 
54Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)0:28:42 
55Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)0:28:49 
56Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:29:22 
57Ben Hill (Jayco - 2XU)0:29:49 
58Sean Sullivan (V Australia)0:30:49 
59Nicholas Dougall (Jayco - 2XU)0:32:11 
60Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)0:32:45 
61Joshua Aldride (Central Coast Council)0:34:58 
62Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)0:34:59 
63Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)0:36:11 
64John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:36:36 
65Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)0:38:09 
66Nick Woods (Team Down Under)0:38:13 
67Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)  
68Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:38:24 
69Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:39:01 
70Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)0:39:15 
71Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)0:40:14 
72Rowan Dever (John West Cycling Team)0:42:12 
73James Bennett (John West Cycling Team)0:42:36 
74Nicolay Zhurkin (Team Russia)0:44:20 
75Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)0:44:54 
76Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:45:05 
77Evgeny Kovalev (Team Russia)0:45:26 
78Andrew Martin (Plan B Racing)0:45:58 
79Justin Vanstone (Team Down Under)0:47:12 
80Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:47:19 
81James Mowatt (Search2Retain)0:51:11 
82Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)0:53:18 
83Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:55:04 
84Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:55:44 
85James Hepburn (Jayco - 2XU)0:57:06 
86Steven Del Gallo (John West Cycling Team)0:59:46 
87Andrew Christie (Lawson Homes)1:01:38 
88Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)1:03:17 
89Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:18:27 
90Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)1:18:58 
91Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)1:23:29 
92Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)1:27:28 
93Mike Henton (Central Coast Council)1:27:55 
94David Abraham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:32:34 
Avantiplus Sprint Championship after Stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)27 pts
2Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)25 
3Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)15 
4Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)13 
5Valery Valynin (Team Russia)9 
6Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)8 
7Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)7 
8Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)6 
9Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)6 
10Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)5 
11Cameron Peterson (V Australia)5 
12Aaron Kemps (V Australia)4 
13Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)4 
14Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)4 
15Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)4 
16Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)3 
17Christopher Winn (V Australia)3 
18Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)3 
19Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)3 
20Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)3 
21Johnnie Walker (V Australia)3 
22Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)3 
23Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3 
24Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)3 
25Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3 
26Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)3 
27Sean Sullivan (V Australia)2 
28Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)2 
29Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)2 
30Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)2 
31Ben Hill (Jayco - 2XU)1 
32Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)1 
33Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)1 
34Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)1 
35James Mowatt (Search2Retain)1 
36Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)1 
dnfBen Mather (Lawson Homes)3 
Country Club Criterium Championship after Stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aaron Kemps (V Australia)20 pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)17 
3Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)15 
4Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)11 
5Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)10 
6Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)8 
7Alexander Serov (Team Russia)7 
8Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)6 
9Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)5 
10Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)4 
11Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)3 
12Cameron Peterson (V Australia)2 
13Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)1 
14Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)1 
Derrico King of the Mountains Championship after Stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)26 pts
2Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)25 
3Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)21 
4Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)14 
5Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)11 
6Valery Valynin (Team Russia)8 
7Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)7 
8Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)6 
9Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)6 
10Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)6 
11Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)5 
12Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)4 
13Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)4 
14Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)2 
15Sean Sullivan (V Australia)1 
16Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1 
dnfBen Mather (Lawson Homes)2 
Goodstone Group Most Aggressive Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valery Valynin (Team Russia)2 pts
2Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)2 
3Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)2 
4Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)2 
5Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)2 
6Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)2 
Elgas Leading Tasmanian Rider after Stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)9:53:17 
2Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)0:00:07 
3Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:08 
4Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:34 
5Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:08:06 
6Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)0:10:07 
7Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:20:54 
8Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:22:31 
9Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:24:35 
10Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)0:28:01 
11Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)0:28:08 
12Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:28:41 
13Sean Sullivan (V Australia)0:30:08 
14John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:35:55 
15Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:38:20 
16Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:44:24 
17Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:46:38 
18Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:54:23 
19Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:55:03 
20Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:17:46 
21Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)1:26:47 
22David Abraham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:31:53 
23Nicholas Horsley (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:37:34 
dnfThomas Robinson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
dnfBen Mather (Lawson Homes)  
Teams Classification after Stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jayco - 2XU29:39:53 
2V Australia0:00:54 
3Genesys Wealth Advisers0:01:00 
4Team Russia0:05:22 
7Team Down Under0:32:20 
8John West Cycling Team0:42:04 
9Jayco - AIS0:46:10 
10Pure Tas - Deloitte0:46:39 
11Lawson Homes0:55:29 
12Plan B Racing0:59:54 
13Central Coast Council1:04:55 Wheelers1:23:03 
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