Cantwell flies to victory with Sulzberger

Tanner a close third in Tassie opener

The 2009 Caterpillar Underground Tour of Tasmania kicked off with a unique departure spot, with riders emerging from the hull of the Spirit of Tasmania passenger ferry and into a sunny spring day for the East Devonport criterium.

Fly V Australia's Jonathan Cantwell added to his tally in the Scody Cup series by taking the win in the opening stage over teammate Bernard Sulzberger and David Tanner (Jayco VIS) in the fast finish.

"Fresh" from winning Sunday's Launceston to New Norfolk inaugural classic amid terrible conditions, Sulzberger was keen to amass plenty of points in the BOC Sprint Championship. He had tallied an unbeatable lead for the opening stage with three intermediate sprints still to run.

The bonuses that came with the sprints, plus his second placing in the stage, meant that Sulzberger took control of the overall tour lead as well, two seconds ahead of Cantwell.

The Fly V Australia team – arguably the strongest in depth and quality in this tour – were at the head or close to on every lap and whilst not exactly controlling every movement, did have a large say in proceedings.

Cantwell's win continues his sensational form since returning from America and was his 23rd for the year.

He is now only one of 10 riders to have won five or more stages in the 14 year history of the series, but still well behind Canberra rider Robert McLachlan, who leads with a record 19.

New Zealand rider Daniel Barry provided the hard luck story of the day, missing a start in the morning stage when he crashed into a car during his warm up session.

Barry's racing bike was completely cut in half in the accident and although he escaped any serious injury to himself, did not have a spare machine to get to the start line.

Results
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)0:38:22 
2Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)  
3David Tanner (Jayco - Vis)  
4Joel Pearson (Savings & Loans)  
5Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)  
6Sean Sullivan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
7Cameron Jennings (Budget Forklifts)  
8Dale Scarfe (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
9Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porsche)  
10Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)  
11Kristian House (GHD_Burnie)  
12Joseph Lewis (Drapac Porsche)  
13Thomas Robinson (Lawson Homes)  
14Shaun Mccarthy (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
15Clay Murfet (Lawson Homes)  
16Stuart Grimsey (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
17Mitchell Pearson (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
18Nick Aitken (Jayco - Vis)  
19William Clarke (Praties)  
20Hayden Brooks (Fly V Australia)  
21Zakkari Dempster (Drapac Porsche)  
22David Cripps (Lawson Homes)  
23Samuel Spokes (National Junior Road Team)  
24Neil Manning (Plan B Racing Team)  
25Jason Rigg (Champion Systems)  
26Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)  
27Matt Wilson (Jayco - Vis)  
28Alastair Loutit (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
29Ben Grenda (Praties)  
30Michael Phelan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
31Deon Locke (Budget Forklifts)  
32Adam Phelan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
33Darren Rolfe (Goodstone Group)  
34Peter Mcdonald (Drapac Porsche)  
35Adam Semple (Team Jayco - AIS)  
36David Pell (Savings & Loans)  
37Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)  
38John Cornish (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
39Malcolm Rudolph (Budget Forklifts)  
40Gene Bates (Caterpillar Underground Minin)  
41Rhys Pollock (Drapac Porsche)  
42Kyle Marwood (Praties)  
43Ben Dyball (Search 2 Retain)  
44Brett Tivers (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
45Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)  
46Neil Van Der Ploeg (Search 2 Retain)  
47Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - AIS)  
48Aaron Jones (GHD_Burnie)  
49Rohan Dennis (Team Jayco - AIS)  
50Angus Morton (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
51Andrew Simpson (Caterpillar Underground Minin)  
52James Mowatt (Cycle City - Felt)  
53Bradley Robson (Plan B Racing Team)  
54Darren Lapthorne (GHD_Burnie)  
55Thomas Palmer (Drapac Porsche)  
56Aaron Donnelly (GHD_Burnie)  
57James Mcdulling (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
58Peter Herzig (Budget Forklifts)  
59Peter Braunsteins (Apollo Bicycles)  
60Michael England (Budget Forklifts)  
61Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing Team)  
62Silas Fisher (Jayco - Vis)  
63Benjamin King (Fly V Australia)  
64Luke Ockerby (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
65Chris Jory (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
66Kane Walker (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
67Ben Greenwood (GHD_Burnie)  
68Dylan Newell (Praties)  
69James Langedyk (Jayco - Vis)  
70David Kemp (Fly V Australia)  
71Peter Smith (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
72Lachlan Morton (National Junior Road Team)  
73Brendan Brooks (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
74Hamish Presbury (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
75Ethan Kimmince (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
76Matthew Mcdonagh (Lawson Homes)  
77James Hepburn (Merida Elite Race Team)  
78Anthony Giacoppo (Plan B Racing Team)  
79Blair Windsor (Budget Forklifts)  
80Christoper Williams (Merida Elite Race Team)  
81Sam Moorehouse (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
82Chris Stack (Cycle City - Felt)  
83Scott Cronly-Dillon (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
84Danny Pulbrook (Recab Cycling)  
85James Ibrahim (TAS Gas)  
86Harry Rassie (Search 2 Retain)  
87Samuel Rix (TAS Gas)  
88Kris Johnston (TAS Gas)  
89Jai Crawford (Savings & Loans)  
90Daniel Seagar (Search 2 Retain)  
91Peter Loft (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
92Timothy Dalgliesh (Merida Elite Race Team)  
93Sean Finning (Jayco - Vis)  
94James Henry (Apollo Bicycles)  
95Matthew Murray (Merida Elite Race Team)  
96Brodie Talbot (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
97Rhys Gillet (Cycle City - Felt)  
98Justin Morris (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
99Rob Doyle (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
100Eric Sheppard (National Junior Road Team)  
101Brendan Jones (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
102Alexander Ray (Search 2 Retain)  
103Jeremy Hills (Champion Systems)  
104Nathan Earle (Praties)  
105Nathan Hass (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
106Timothy White (Goodstone Group)  
107Mathew Marshall (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
108Luke Fetch (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
109Elliott Wells (Plan B Racing Team)  
110Patrick Gill (Plan B Racing Team)  
111David Abraham (TAS Gas)  
112Joel Stearnes (Lawson Homes)  
113Scott Davis (Goodstone Group)  
114Thomas Donald (Search 2 Retain)  
115Matthew Benson (National Junior Road Team)  
116Steven Robb (Search 2 Retain)  
117Blake Howard (Plan B Racing Team)0:01:17 
118Stephen Handreck (Merida Elite Race Team)  
119Mark Isaacs (Cycle City - Felt)  
120Scott Law (National Junior Road Team)0:02:34 
121Johann Esterhuyzen (Champion Systems)  
122Joshua Chugg (Champion Systems)  
123Ben Grieve-Johnson (Praties)  
124Ben Mather (Praties)  
125Merlin Spranz (Goodstone Group)0:03:51 
126Steven Brown (Lawson Homes)  
127Joshua Clark (TAS Gas)0:05:08 
128Logan Calder (Caterpillar Underground Minin)  
129Nick Morgan (Recab Cycling)  
130Trent Williams (Apollo Bicycles)  
131Charles Howlett (Cycle City - Felt)  
132Adam Hartley (GHD_Burnie)  
133Lachlan Ambrose (Recab Cycling)0:06:25 
DNF Andrew Margison (Recab Cycling)  
Sprint 1
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)3pts
2Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)2 
3Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)1 
Sprint 2
1Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)3pts
2Ben Grenda (Praties)2 
3Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)1 
Sprint 3
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)3pts
2Kristian House (GHD_Burnie)2 
3Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porsche)1 
Sprint 4
1Kristian House (GHD_Burnie)3pts
2Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)2 
3Darren Rolfe (Goodstone Group)1 
Sprint 5
1Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)3pts
2Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)2 
3Rhys Pollock (Drapac Porsche)1 
Sprint 6
1Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)3pts
2Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)2 
3Rhys Pollock (Drapac Porsche)1 
Sprint 7
1Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)3pts
2Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)2 
3Rhys Pollock (Drapac Porsche)1 
Sprint 8
1Gene Bates (Caterpillar Underground Minin)3pts
2Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)2 
3Matt Wilson (Jayco - Vis)1 
Sprint 9
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)3pts
2Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)2 
3Stuart Grimsey (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)1 
Sprint 10
1Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)3pts
2Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)2 
3Dale Scarfe (Mace-McDonagh Blake)1 
Sprint 11
1Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)3pts
2Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)2 
3Scott Davis (Goodstone Group)1 
Criteirum points
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)10pts
2Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)9 
3David Tanner (Jayco - Vis)8 
4Joel Pearson (Savings & Loans)7 
5Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)6 
6Sean Sullivan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)5 
7Cameron Jennings (Budget Forklifts)4 
8Dale Scarfe (Mace-McDonagh Blake)3 
9Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porsche)2 
10Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)1 
General classification after stage 1
1Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)0:37:59 
2Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)0:00:02 
3Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)0:00:15 
4Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)0:00:16 
5David Tanner (Jayco - Vis)0:00:17 
6Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)  
7Kristian House (GHD_Burnie)0:00:18 
8Joel Pearson (Savings & Loans)0:00:19 
9Gene Bates (Caterpillar Underground Minin)0:00:20 
10Rhys Pollock (Drapac Porsche)  
11Ben Grenda (Praties)0:00:21 
12Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)  
13Sean Sullivan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)0:00:22 
14Dale Scarfe (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
15Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porsche)  
16Stuart Grimsey (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
17Matt Wilson (Jayco - Vis)  
18Darren Rolfe (Goodstone Group)  
19Scott Davis (Goodstone Group)  
20Cameron Jennings (Budget Forklifts)0:00:23 
21Joseph Lewis (Drapac Porsche)  
22Thomas Robinson (Lawson Homes)  
23Shaun Mccarthy (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
24Clay Murfet (Lawson Homes)  
25Mitchell Pearson (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
26Nick Aitken (Jayco - Vis)  
27William Clarke (Praties)  
28Hayden Brooks (Fly V Australia)  
29Zakkari Dempster (Drapac Porsche)  
30David Cripps (Lawson Homes)  
31Samuel Spokes (National Junior Road Team)  
32Neil Manning (Plan B Racing Team)  
33Jason Rigg (Champion Systems)  
34Alastair Loutit (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
35Michael Phelan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
36Deon Locke (Budget Forklifts)  
37Adam Phelan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
38Peter Mcdonald (Drapac Porsche)  
39Adam Semple (Team Jayco - AIS)  
40David Pell (Savings & Loans)  
41John Cornish (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
42Malcolm Rudolph (Budget Forklifts)  
43Kyle Marwood (Praties)  
44Ben Dyball (Search 2 Retain)  
45Brett Tivers (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
46Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)  
47Neil Van Der Ploeg (Search 2 Retain)  
48Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - AIS)  
49Aaron Jones (GHD_Burnie)  
50Rohan Dennis (Team Jayco - AIS)  
51Angus Morton (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
52Andrew Simpson (Caterpillar Underground Minin)  
53James Mowatt (Cycle City - Felt)  
54Bradley Robson (Plan B Racing Team)  
55Darren Lapthorne (GHD_Burnie)  
56Thomas Palmer (Drapac Porsche)  
57Aaron Donnelly (GHD_Burnie)  
58James Mcdulling (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
59Peter Herzig (Budget Forklifts)  
60Peter Braunsteins (Apollo Bicycles)  
61Michael England (Budget Forklifts)  
62Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing Team)  
63Silas Fisher (Jayco - Vis)  
64Benjamin King (Fly V Australia)  
65Luke Ockerby (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
66Chris Jory (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
67Kane Walker (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
68Ben Greenwood (GHD_Burnie)  
69Dylan Newell (Praties)  
70James Langedyk (Jayco - Vis)  
71David Kemp (Fly V Australia)  
72Peter Smith (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
73Lachlan Morton (National Junior Road Team)  
74Brendan Brooks (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
75Hamish Presbury (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
76Ethan Kimmince (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
77Matthew Mcdonagh (Lawson Homes)  
78James Hepburn (Merida Elite Race Team)  
79Anthony Giacoppo (Plan B Racing Team)  
80Blair Windsor (Budget Forklifts)  
81Christoper Williams (Merida Elite Race Team)  
82Sam Moorehouse (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
83Chris Stack (Cycle City - Felt)  
84Scott Cronly-Dillon (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
85Danny Pulbrook (Recab Cycling)  
86James Ibrahim (TAS Gas)  
87Harry Rassie (Search 2 Retain)  
88Samuel Rix (TAS Gas)  
89Kris Johnston (TAS Gas)  
90Jai Crawford (Savings & Loans)  
91Daniel Seagar (Search 2 Retain)  
92Peter Loft (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
93Timothy Dalgliesh (Merida Elite Race Team)  
94Sean Finning (Jayco - Vis)  
95James Henry (Apollo Bicycles)  
96Matthew Murray (Merida Elite Race Team)  
97Brodie Talbot (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
98Rhys Gillet (Cycle City - Felt)  
99Justin Morris (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
100Rob Doyle (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
101Eric Sheppard (National Junior Road Team)  
102Brendan Jones (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
103Alexander Ray (Search 2 Retain)  
104Jeremy Hills (Champion Systems)  
105Nathan Earle (Praties)  
106Nathan Hass (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
107Timothy White (Goodstone Group)  
108Mathew Marshall (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
109Luke Fetch (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
110Elliott Wells (Plan B Racing Team)  
111Patrick Gill (Plan B Racing Team)  
112David Abraham (TAS Gas)  
113Joel Stearnes (Lawson Homes)  
114Thomas Donald (Search 2 Retain)  
115Matthew Benson (National Junior Road Team)  
116Steven Robb (Search 2 Retain)  
117Blake Howard (Plan B Racing Team)0:01:40 
118Stephen Handreck (Merida Elite Race Team)  
119Mark Isaacs (Cycle City - Felt)  
120Scott Law (National Junior Road Team)0:02:57 
121Johann Esterhuyzen (Champion Systems)  
122Joshua Chugg (Champion Systems)  
123Ben Grieve-Johnson (Praties)  
124Ben Mather (Praties)  
125Merlin Spranz (Goodstone Group)0:04:14 
126Steven Brown (Lawson Homes)  
127Joshua Clark (TAS Gas)0:05:31 
128Logan Calder (Caterpillar Underground Minin)  
129Nick Morgan (Recab Cycling)  
130Trent Williams (Apollo Bicycles)  
131Charles Howlett (Cycle City - Felt)  
132Adam Hartley (GHD_Burnie)  
133Lachlan Ambrose (Recab Cycling)0:06:48 
Sprint classification
1Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)15pts
2Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)11 
3Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)8 
4Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)7 
5Kristian House (GHD_Burnie)5 
6Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)4 
7Rhys Pollock (Drapac Porsche)3 
8Gene Bates (Caterpillar Underground Minin)3 
9Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)2 
10Ben Grenda (Praties)2 
11Scott Davis (Goodstone Group)1 
12Matt Wilson (Jayco - Vis)1 
13Dale Scarfe (Mace-McDonagh Blake)1 
14Stuart Grimsey (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)1 
15Darren Rolfe (Goodstone Group)1 
16Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porsche)1 
Criterium classification
1Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)10pts
2Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)9 
3David Tanner (Jayco - Vis)8 
4Joel Pearson (Savings & Loans)7 
5Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)6 
6Sean Sullivan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)5 
7Cameron Jennings (Budget Forklifts)4 
8Dale Scarfe (Mace-McDonagh Blake)3 
9Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porsche)2 
10Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)1 
Regional rider classification
1Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)0:37:59 
2Ben Grenda (Praties)0:00:21 
3Sean Sullivan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)0:00:22 
4Thomas Robinson (Lawson Homes)0:00:23 
5Clay Murfet (Lawson Homes)  
6William Clarke (Praties)  
7David Cripps (Lawson Homes)  
8Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)  
9Aaron Jones (GHD_Burnie)  
10Luke Ockerby (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
11Matthew Mcdonagh (Lawson Homes)  
12Danny Pulbrook (Recab Cycling)  
13Jai Crawford (Savings & Loans)  
14Peter Loft (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
15Jeremy Hills (Champion Systems)  
16Nathan Earle (Praties)  
17David Abraham (TAS Gas)  
18Joel Stearnes (Lawson Homes)  
19Joshua Chugg (Champion Systems)0:02:57 
20Ben Grieve-Johnson (Praties)  
21Ben Mather (Praties)  
22Steven Brown (Lawson Homes)0:04:14 
23Joshua Clark (TAS Gas)0:05:31 
24Nick Morgan (Recab Cycling)  
25Adam Hartley (GHD_Burnie)  
Teams classification
1Fly V Australia1:55:06 
2Drapac Porsche  
3Jayco - Vis  
4Budget Forklifts  
5Lawson Homes  
6Prime Estate Buyers Agent  
7DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS  
8Praties  
9GHD_Burnie  
10Savings & Loans  
11Team Jayco - AIS  
12BOC Gas - Tall Timbers  
13Plan B Racing Team  
14Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plus  
15Mace-McDonagh Blake  
16Search 2 Retain  
17National Junior Road Team  
18Cycle City - Felt  
19Merida Elite Race Team  
20Goodstone Group  
21TAS Gas  
22Champion Systems0:02:34 
23Caterpillar Underground Mining0:05:08 
24Apollo Bicycles  
25Recab Cycling0:11:33 
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