Grenfell wins controversial Burnie criterium

Determined Haas gains race lead on time bonuses

Phil Grenfell ( sprinted to victory on stage 8 of the Tour of Tasmania, proving quickest of the 69-strong main field. The stage was overshadowed by some controversy, with Grenfell tangling with Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia) and Alex Carver (Jayco-AIS) after the finish.

Because the incident occurred after the race had officially finished, Grenfell was not relegated, however after a period of consultation by the race jury, the rider was fined $200.

Ambulances were called but Sulzberger refused a ride to hospital, lining up in the afternoon road stage and finishing second in the first intermediate sprint. Carver meanwhile was forced to abandon the race.

Despite the crash, he had also stitched up the Country Club Tasmania criterium championship and is ahead in the Elgas leading Tasmanian rider award.

“I’m a bit tender but it’s only skin,” the incredibly-tough Sulzberger said at West Mooreville. “It grows back but the bitumen is not getting any softer.”

In the overall standings, Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers), who has been clipping at the heels of Cameron Peterson (V Australia) for a few days now, finally managed to take the race lead. The Canberra rider took enough seconds in the time bonus sprints to edge ahead of Peterson, and now leads by six seconds over the V Australia rider, with Jayco-2XU Kiwi Josh Atkins in third.

Haas now must navigate the next two stages, with today's ninth stage the last real chance for a rider to overtake the NRS leader in the overall standings.

The race continues this afternoon with a 75.4km stage to West Moorville.

Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)0:32:18 
2Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)  
3Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
4Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)  
5Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)  
6Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
7James Mowatt (Search2Retain)  
8Johnnie Walker (V Australia)  
9Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
10Cameron Peterson (V Australia)  
11Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
12Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
13Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)  
14Blake Hose (John West Cycling Team)  
15Hayden Brooks (V Australia)  
16Christopher Winn (V Australia)  
17Alexander Serov (Team Russia)  
18Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)  
19Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)  
20Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
21Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)  
22Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)  
23Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)  
24Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)  
25Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)  
26Stuart Mulhern (Team Down Under)  
27Stuart Smith (John West Cycling Team)  
28Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)  
29Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)  
30Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)  
31Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
32Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
33Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
34Nicolay Zhurkin (Team Russia)  
35Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
36Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)  
37Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)  
38Ben Hill (Jayco - 2XU)  
39Sean Sullivan (V Australia)  
40James Hepburn (Jayco - 2XU)  
41Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
42Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)  
43Mark O'Brien (Team Down Under)  
44Calvin Watson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
45Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)  
46Valery Valynin (Team Russia)  
47Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)  
48Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)  
49Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)  
50Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)  
51Nicholas Dougall (Jayco - 2XU)  
52Alexi Markov (Team Russia)  
53Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)  
54Logan Calder (Plan B Racing)  
55Jay Bourke (Search2Retain)  
56Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)  
57Evgeny Kovalev (Team Russia)  
58Alexander Khatuntsev (Team Russia)  
59Matvey Zubov (Team Russia)  
60Andrew Christie (Lawson Homes)  
61Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)  
62Rowan Dever (John West Cycling Team)  
63Trenton Day (Jayco - 2XU)  
64Nathan Elliott (Search2Retain)  
65John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)  
66Andrew Martin (Plan B Racing)  
67James Bennett (John West Cycling Team)  
68Lachlan Ambrose (Central Coast Council)  
69Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)  
70Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)0:01:07 
71Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:01:15 
72Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)0:01:16 
73Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)0:01:17 
74Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)  
75Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)  
76Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:02:21 
77Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:03:25 
78Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)  
79Steven Del Gallo (John West Cycling Team)  
80Andrew Arundel (Lawson Homes)  
81Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)  
82Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)  
83Nick Woods (Team Down Under)  
84Justin Vanstone (Team Down Under)0:04:29 
85Cal Britten (Search2Retain)  
86Timothy Cameron (Central Coast Council)  
87Joshua Aldride (Central Coast Council)  
88David Abraham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)  
89Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:05:33 
90James Boal (Central Coast Council)  
91Nicholas Horsley (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:06:37 
92Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)  
93Mike Henton (Central Coast Council)  
94Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)  
95Aaron Kemps (V Australia)  
Lap 6 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)3 pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)2 
3Johnnie Walker (V Australia)1 
Lap 8 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)3 pts
2Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2 
3Cameron Peterson (V Australia)1 
Lap 10 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)3 pts
2Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)2 
3Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1 
Lap 12 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)3 pts
2Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2 
3Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)1 
Lap 14 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)3 pts
2Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)2 
3Johnnie Walker (V Australia)1 
Lap 16 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)3 pts
2Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)2 
3Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)1 
Lap 18 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3 pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)2 
3Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1 
Lap 20 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)3 pts
2Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)2 
3Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)1 
Lap 22 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)3 pts
2Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)2 
3Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)1 
Lap 24 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)3 pts
2Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)2 
3Johnnie Walker (V Australia)1 
Lap 26 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)3 pts
2Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)2 
3Christopher Winn (V Australia)1 
Most Aggressive Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)2 pts
General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)10:24:47 
2Cameron Peterson (V Australia)0:00:06 
3Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:13 
4Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:19 
5Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)0:00:37 
6Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:48 
7Valery Valynin (Team Russia)0:00:52 
8Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:56 
9Alexander Serov (Team Russia)0:01:11 
10Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:01:22 
11Christopher Winn (V Australia)0:01:28 
12Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)0:03:19 
13Mark O'Brien (Team Down Under)0:05:10 
14Alexander Khatuntsev (Team Russia)0:05:42 
15Blake Hose (John West Cycling Team)0:06:29 
16Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)0:06:39 
17Calvin Watson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:07:09 
18Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)0:07:58 
19Jay Bourke (Search2Retain)0:08:34 
20Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:08:54 
21Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)0:10:53 
22Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)0:12:22 
23Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:13:25 
24Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)0:13:52 
25Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)0:14:41 
26Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)0:14:54 
27Hayden Brooks (V Australia)0:15:50 
28Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)0:17:01 
29Stuart Mulhern (Team Down Under)0:17:50 
30Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)0:18:10 
31Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)0:18:30 
32Stuart Smith (John West Cycling Team)0:18:54 
33Matvey Zubov (Team Russia)0:19:09 
34Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)0:19:14 
35Alexi Markov (Team Russia)0:20:46 
36Cal Britten (Search2Retain)0:20:56 
37Andrew Arundel (Lawson Homes)0:21:06 
38Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:21:42 
39Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)0:22:13 
40Johnnie Walker (V Australia)0:22:20 
41Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
42Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)0:22:24 
43Nathan Elliott (Search2Retain)0:22:48 
44Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:23:19 
45Logan Calder (Plan B Racing)0:23:22 
46Lachlan Ambrose (Central Coast Council)0:24:07 
47Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)0:25:35 
48Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)0:27:21 
49Timothy Cameron (Central Coast Council)0:27:37 
50Trenton Day (Jayco - 2XU)0:28:37 
51Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:28:48 
52Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)0:28:49 
53Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:29:29 
54Ben Hill (Jayco - 2XU)0:29:56 
55James Boal (Central Coast Council)0:30:02 
56Sean Sullivan (V Australia)0:30:56 
57Nicholas Dougall (Jayco - 2XU)0:32:18 
58Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)0:32:52 
59Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)0:35:05 
60Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)0:36:02 
61John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:36:43 
62Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)0:38:16 
63Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)0:38:20 
64Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:39:08 
65Joshua Aldride (Central Coast Council)0:39:34 
66Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:39:46 
67Nick Woods (Team Down Under)0:41:45 
68Rowan Dever (John West Cycling Team)0:42:19 
69James Bennett (John West Cycling Team)0:42:43 
70Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)0:42:47 
71Nicolay Zhurkin (Team Russia)0:44:27 
72Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)0:45:01 
73Evgeny Kovalev (Team Russia)0:45:33 
74Andrew Martin (Plan B Racing)0:46:05 
75Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)0:46:58 
76Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:47:26 
77Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:47:33 
78James Mowatt (Search2Retain)0:51:18 
79Justin Vanstone (Team Down Under)0:51:48 
80Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:55:03 
81Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:55:51 
82Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)0:56:50 
83James Hepburn (Jayco - 2XU)0:57:13 
84Andrew Christie (Lawson Homes)1:01:45 
85Steven Del Gallo (John West Cycling Team)1:03:18 
86Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)1:03:22 
87Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)1:20:18 
88Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)1:23:26 
89Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:24:07 
90Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)1:31:00 
91Mike Henton (Central Coast Council)1:34:39 
92David Abraham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:37:10 
93Nicholas Horsley (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:44:59 
Sprint Championship
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)43 pts
2Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)33 
3Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)16 
4Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)15 
5Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)13 
6Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)10 
7Valery Valynin (Team Russia)9 
8Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)8 
9Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)7 
10Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)6 
11Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)6 
12Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)6 
13Johnnie Walker (V Australia)6 
14Cameron Peterson (V Australia)6 
15Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)5 
16Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)5 
17Christopher Winn (V Australia)4 
18Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)4 
19Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)4 
20Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)4 
21Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)4 
22Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)4 
23Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)3 
24Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)3 
25Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)3 
26Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)3 
27Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3 
28Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)3 
29Sean Sullivan (V Australia)2 
30Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)2 
31Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)2 
32Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)2 
33Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)2 
34Ben Hill (Jayco - 2XU)1 
35Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)1 
36Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)1 
37James Mowatt (Search2Retain)1 
38Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)1 
39Aaron Kemps (V Australia)4 
40Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)3 
Criterium Championship
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)26 pts
2Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)22 
3Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)19 
4Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)16 
5Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)15 
6Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)11 
7Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)8 
8Alexander Serov (Team Russia)7 
9James Mowatt (Search2Retain)4 
10Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)4 
11Johnnie Walker (V Australia)3 
12Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)3 
13Cameron Peterson (V Australia)3 
14Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)2 
15Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)1 
16Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)1 
17Aaron Kemps (V Australia)20 
Mountains Classification
#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 
17Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)2 
Most Aggressive Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)4 pts
2Valery Valynin (Team Russia)2 
3Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)2 
4Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)2 
5Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)2 
6Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)2 
Best Tasmanian Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)10:25:24 
2Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:11 
3Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:19 
4Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:45 
5Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:08:17 
6Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)0:10:16 
7Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:21:05 
8Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:22:42 
9Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:28:11 
10Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)0:28:12 
11Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:28:52 
12Sean Sullivan (V Australia)0:30:19 
13John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:36:06 
14Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:38:31 
15Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:46:49 
16Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:46:56 
17Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:54:26 
18Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:55:14 
19Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:23:30 
20Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)1:30:23 
21David Abraham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:36:33 
22Nicholas Horsley (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:44:22 
23Thomas Robinson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)  
24Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)  
25Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)  
Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jayco - 2XU31:16:47 
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 Council1:12:49 Wheelers1:26:28 


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