Durbridge lives up to promise with stage two win

Fly V saves Sulzberger's lead with furious chase

Around this time last year, teenage West Australian Luke Durbridge gave a hint of things to come when he finished second on a stage of the Tour of Tasmania. He lived up to his promise with a junior world champion title, and further confirmed his talents with a stage victory in Mole Creek on Tuesday.

The 53.7km race from Spreyton included three category 3 climbs and the tough category 2 "Heartbreak Hill." 18-year-old Durbridge was one of 14 breakaway riders who put time into the large chasing peloton, a portion of the field that included the tour leader from stage 1, Bernard Sulzberger.

The afternoon stage also included plenty of narrow windy descents and not every rider managed to escape unhurt. West Australian Anthony Giacoppo miscalculated one left hand turn and ended up in the bushes before he was transported to hospital with a suspected broken collarbone and his tour over.

Sulzberger was able to rally his Fly V troops around him over the closing 15 km and bridged the gap to ensure he stayed in the tour's prized leader's jersey.

Second home behind Durbridge was talented South Australian Gene Bates, while third was another Adelaide based rider in Rohan Dennis.

1Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - AIS)1:20:46 
2Gene Bates (Caterpillar Underground Minin)  
3Rohan Dennis (Team Jayco - AIS)  
4Jason Rigg (Champion Systems)  
5Malcolm Rudolph (Budget Forklifts)  
6Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)  
7Joseph Lewis (Drapac Porsche)  
8Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)  
9Michael England (Budget Forklifts)  
10Peter Smith (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
11Chris Jory (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
12Peter Braunsteins (Apollo Bicycles)  
13Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)  
14Mitchell Pearson (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
15Hayden Brooks (Fly V Australia)  
16David Tanner (Jayco - Vis)  
17Ethan Kimmince (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
18Kristian House (GHD_Burnie)  
19Nathan Earle (Praties)  
20Adam Semple (Team Jayco - AIS)  
21Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)  
22Jai Crawford (Savings & Loans)  
23Lachlan Morton (National Junior Road Team)  
24Ben Greenwood (GHD_Burnie)  
25Steven Robb (Search 2 Retain)  
26Cameron Jennings (Budget Forklifts)  
27Mathew Marshall (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
28Brendan Brooks (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
29Peter Mcdonald (Drapac Porsche)  
30Dylan Newell (Praties)  
31Matt Wilson (Jayco - Vis)  
32Peter Herzig (Budget Forklifts)0:00:21 
33Nathan Hass (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)0:00:25 
34Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)  
35Ben Dyball (Search 2 Retain)0:00:38 
36Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)0:00:50 
37Brett Tivers (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)0:00:51 
38David Cripps (Lawson Homes)  
39Nick Aitken (Jayco - Vis)  
40Darren Rolfe (Goodstone Group)  
41Bradley Robson (Plan B Racing Team)  
42Eric Sheppard (National Junior Road Team)  
43Scott Davis (Goodstone Group)  
44Adam Phelan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
45David Pell (Savings & Loans)  
46Clay Murfet (Lawson Homes)  
47Darren Lapthorne (GHD_Burnie)  
48Rhys Pollock (Drapac Porsche)0:00:56 
49Blair Windsor (Budget Forklifts)  
50William Clarke (Praties)0:01:02 
51Samuel Spokes (National Junior Road Team)0:02:48 
52Sean Sullivan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
53Zakkari Dempster (Drapac Porsche)  
54Anthony Giacoppo (Plan B Racing Team)0:03:31 
55Neil Van Der Ploeg (Search 2 Retain)  
56Silas Fisher (Jayco - Vis)  
57Ben Mather (Praties)  
58Rhys Gillet (Cycle City - Felt)0:04:06 
59John Cornish (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
60Dale Scarfe (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
61Luke Fetch (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
62Alastair Loutit (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
63Charles Howlett (Cycle City - Felt)0:04:49 
64Scott Law (National Junior Road Team)0:04:50 
65Aaron Donnelly (GHD_Burnie)  
66Ben Grenda (Praties)  
67Johann Esterhuyzen (Champion Systems)  
68Peter Loft (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
69Christoper Williams (Merida Elite Race Team)  
70Neil Manning (Plan B Racing Team)  
71Elliott Wells (Plan B Racing Team)  
72Andrew Simpson (Caterpillar Underground Minin)0:09:32 
73Matthew Mcdonagh (Lawson Homes)  
74Danny Pulbrook (Recab Cycling)  
75James Hepburn (Merida Elite Race Team)  
76Stuart Grimsey (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
77David Kemp (Fly V Australia)  
78Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porsche)  
79Michael Phelan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
80Angus Morton (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
81Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)  
82Deon Locke (Budget Forklifts)  
83Joel Pearson (Savings & Loans)  
84Kane Walker (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
85Alexander Ray (Search 2 Retain)  
86Chris Stack (Cycle City - Felt)  
87Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing Team)  
88Thomas Robinson (Lawson Homes)  
89Thomas Palmer (Drapac Porsche)  
90Sean Finning (Jayco - Vis)  
91Mark Isaacs (Cycle City - Felt)0:10:01 
92Merlin Spranz (Goodstone Group)  
93Kris Johnston (TAS Gas)  
94Samuel Rix (TAS Gas)  
95Lachlan Ambrose (Recab Cycling)  
96Joel Stearnes (Lawson Homes)  
97Aaron Jones (GHD_Burnie)  
98Rob Doyle (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
99Nick Morgan (Recab Cycling)  
100Timothy Dalgliesh (Merida Elite Race Team)  
101Steven Brown (Lawson Homes)  
102David Abraham (TAS Gas)  
103Patrick Gill (Plan B Racing Team)  
104James Mcdulling (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
105Justin Morris (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
106Stephen Handreck (Merida Elite Race Team)  
107Andrew Margison (Recab Cycling)  
108Ben Grieve-Johnson (Praties)  
109Brodie Talbot (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
110James Mowatt (Cycle City - Felt)  
111Kyle Marwood (Praties)  
112Matthew Murray (Merida Elite Race Team)  
113Shaun Mccarthy (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
114Sam Moorehouse (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
115Luke Ockerby (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
116Brendan Jones (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
117Daniel Seagar (Search 2 Retain)  
118Benjamin King (Fly V Australia)  
119James Langedyk (Jayco - Vis)  
120Harry Rassie (Search 2 Retain)  
121Hamish Presbury (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
122Joshua Chugg (Champion Systems)  
123James Henry (Apollo Bicycles)  
124Timothy White (Goodstone Group)  
125Adam Hartley (GHD_Burnie)0:13:29 
126Matthew Benson (National Junior Road Team)  
127James Ibrahim (TAS Gas)0:13:36 
128Scott Cronly-Dillon (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
129Jeremy Hills (Champion Systems)0:16:12 
130Joshua Clark (TAS Gas)0:18:13 
131Thomas Donald (Search 2 Retain)  
132Logan Calder (Caterpillar Underground Minin)0:18:16 
133Trent Williams (Apollo Bicycles)0:18:53 
DNFBlake Howard (Plan B Racing Team)  
1Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - AIS)3pts
2Cameron Jennings (Budget Forklifts)2 
3Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)1 
1Peter Mcdonald (Drapac Porsche)3pts
2Jai Crawford (Savings & Loans)2 
3Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)1 
1Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - AIS)3pts
2Nathan Hass (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)2 
3Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)1 
Mountain 1 - Brown House (Cat. 3)
1Nathan Hass (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)5pts
2Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)3 
3Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)2 
Mountain 2 - Wattle Grove (Cat. 3)
1Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)5pts
2Peter Mcdonald (Drapac Porsche)3 
3Matt Wilson (Jayco - Vis)2 
Mountain 3 - Concealed Entrances (Cat. 3)
1Nathan Hass (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)5pts
2Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)3 
3Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - AIS)2 
Mountain 4 - Fallen Tree (Cat. 2)
1Jai Crawford (Savings & Loans)7pts
2Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)5 
3Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - AIS)3 
1Team Jayco - AIS4:02:18 
2Fly V Australia  
3Budget Forklifts  
4Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plus  
5Drapac Porsche0:00:25 
6Jayco - Vis0:00:51 
9Lawson Homes0:01:42 
10National Junior Road Team0:03:39 
12Search 2 Retain0:04:09 
13Prime Estate Buyers Agent0:04:57 
14Plan B Racing Team0:09:12 
15Savings & Loans0:10:23 
16Goodstone Group0:11:43 
17BOC Gas - Tall Timbers0:13:38 
18Champion Systems0:14:51 
19Cycle City - Felt0:18:27 
20Mace-McDonagh Blake0:24:08 
21Merida Elite Race Team0:24:23 
22Caterpillar Underground Mining0:27:48 
23Apollo Bicycles0:28:54 
24Recab Cycling0:29:34 
25TAS Gas0:30:03 
General classification after stageMichael England (Budget Forklifts)  
1Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)1:58:41 
2Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - AIS)0:00:06 
3Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)0:00:10 
4Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)0:00:16 
5Gene Bates (Caterpillar Underground Minin)  
6Jai Crawford (Savings & Loans)0:00:18 
7David Tanner (Jayco - Vis)0:00:21 
8Rohan Dennis (Team Jayco - AIS)  
9Peter Mcdonald (Drapac Porsche)  
10Kristian House (GHD_Burnie)0:00:22 
11Jason Rigg (Champion Systems)0:00:23 
12Matt Wilson (Jayco - Vis)0:00:24 
13Cameron Jennings (Budget Forklifts)0:00:25 
14Malcolm Rudolph (Budget Forklifts)  
15Joseph Lewis (Drapac Porsche)0:00:27 
16Mitchell Pearson (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
17Hayden Brooks (Fly V Australia)  
18Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)  
19Adam Semple (Team Jayco - AIS)  
20Michael England (Budget Forklifts)  
21Peter Braunsteins (Apollo Bicycles)  
22Chris Jory (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
23Peter Smith (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
24Ben Greenwood (GHD_Burnie)  
25Ethan Kimmince (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
26Lachlan Morton (National Junior Road Team)  
27Dylan Newell (Praties)  
28Brendan Brooks (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
29Nathan Earle (Praties)  
30Mathew Marshall (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
31Steven Robb (Search 2 Retain)  
32Nathan Hass (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)0:00:40 
33Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)0:00:46 
34Peter Herzig (Budget Forklifts)0:00:48 
35Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)0:00:56 
36Ben Dyball (Search 2 Retain)0:01:05 
37Darren Rolfe (Goodstone Group)0:01:17 
38Scott Davis (Goodstone Group)  
39Nick Aitken (Jayco - Vis)0:01:18 
40David Cripps (Lawson Homes)  
41Clay Murfet (Lawson Homes)  
42Adam Phelan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
43David Pell (Savings & Loans)  
44Brett Tivers (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
45Bradley Robson (Plan B Racing Team)  
46Darren Lapthorne (GHD_Burnie)  
47Eric Sheppard (National Junior Road Team)  
48Rhys Pollock (Drapac Porsche)0:01:20 
49Blair Windsor (Budget Forklifts)0:01:23 
50William Clarke (Praties)0:01:29 
51Sean Sullivan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)0:03:14 
52Samuel Spokes (National Junior Road Team)0:03:15 
53Zakkari Dempster (Drapac Porsche)  
54Neil Van Der Ploeg (Search 2 Retain)0:03:58 
55Silas Fisher (Jayco - Vis)  
56Anthony Giacoppo (Plan B Racing Team)  
57Dale Scarfe (Mace-McDonagh Blake)0:04:32 
58Alastair Loutit (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)0:04:33 
59John Cornish (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
60Rhys Gillet (Cycle City - Felt)  
61Luke Fetch (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
62Ben Grenda (Praties)0:05:15 
63Neil Manning (Plan B Racing Team)0:05:17 
64Aaron Donnelly (GHD_Burnie)  
65Christoper Williams (Merida Elite Race Team)  
66Peter Loft (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
67Elliott Wells (Plan B Racing Team)  
68Ben Mather (Praties)0:06:32 
69Scott Law (National Junior Road Team)0:07:51 
70Johann Esterhuyzen (Champion Systems)  
71Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)0:09:52 
72Joel Pearson (Savings & Loans)0:09:55 
73Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porsche)0:09:58 
74Stuart Grimsey (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
75Thomas Robinson (Lawson Homes)0:09:59 
76Michael Phelan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
77Deon Locke (Budget Forklifts)  
78Andrew Simpson (Caterpillar Underground Minin)  
79Angus Morton (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
80Thomas Palmer (Drapac Porsche)  
81David Kemp (Fly V Australia)  
82Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing Team)  
83Matthew Mcdonagh (Lawson Homes)  
84Kane Walker (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
85James Hepburn (Merida Elite Race Team)  
86Danny Pulbrook (Recab Cycling)  
87Chris Stack (Cycle City - Felt)  
88Sean Finning (Jayco - Vis)  
89Alexander Ray (Search 2 Retain)  
90Charles Howlett (Cycle City - Felt)0:10:24 
91Shaun Mccarthy (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)0:10:28 
92Aaron Jones (GHD_Burnie)  
93Kyle Marwood (Praties)  
94James Mcdulling (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
95James Mowatt (Cycle City - Felt)  
96Luke Ockerby (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
97Samuel Rix (TAS Gas)  
98Benjamin King (Fly V Australia)  
99Kris Johnston (TAS Gas)  
100James Langedyk (Jayco - Vis)  
101Timothy Dalgliesh (Merida Elite Race Team)  
102Hamish Presbury (Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plu)  
103Sam Moorehouse (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
104Rob Doyle (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)  
105Justin Morris (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
106Brodie Talbot (BOC Gas - Tall Timbers)  
107Harry Rassie (Search 2 Retain)  
108Matthew Murray (Merida Elite Race Team)  
109Daniel Seagar (Search 2 Retain)  
110Joel Stearnes (Lawson Homes)  
111Patrick Gill (Plan B Racing Team)  
112David Abraham (TAS Gas)  
113James Henry (Apollo Bicycles)  
114Brendan Jones (Mace-McDonagh Blake)  
115Timothy White (Goodstone Group)  
116Mark Isaacs (Cycle City - Felt)0:11:45 
117Stephen Handreck (Merida Elite Race Team)  
118Ben Grieve-Johnson (Praties)0:13:02 
119Joshua Chugg (Champion Systems)  
120Matthew Benson (National Junior Road Team)0:13:56 
121Scott Cronly-Dillon (Mace-McDonagh Blake)0:14:03 
122James Ibrahim (TAS Gas)  
123Merlin Spranz (Goodstone Group)0:14:19 
124Steven Brown (Lawson Homes)  
125Nick Morgan (Recab Cycling)0:15:36 
126Jeremy Hills (Champion Systems)0:16:39 
127Lachlan Ambrose (Recab Cycling)0:16:53 
128Thomas Donald (Search 2 Retain)0:18:40 
129Adam Hartley (GHD_Burnie)0:19:04 
130Andrew Margison (Recab Cycling)0:23:18 
131Joshua Clark (TAS Gas)0:23:48 
132Logan Calder (Caterpillar Underground Minin)0:23:51 
133Trent Williams (Apollo Bicycles)0:24:28 
Sprint classification
1Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)15pts
2Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia)11 
3Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)9 
4Richard Lang (Budget Forklifts)7 
5Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - AIS)6 
6Kristian House (GHD_Burnie)5 
7Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)4 
8Dean Windsor (Drapac Porsche)4 
9Rhys Pollock (Drapac Porsche)3 
10Peter Mcdonald (Drapac Porsche)3 
11Gene Bates (Caterpillar Underground Minin)3 
12Ben Grenda (Praties)2 
13Nathan Hass (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)2 
14Jai Crawford (Savings & Loans)2 
15Cameron Jennings (Budget Forklifts)2 
16Scott Davis (Goodstone Group)1 
17Matt Wilson (Jayco - Vis)1 
18Dale Scarfe (Mace-McDonagh Blake)1 
19Stuart Grimsey (Prime Estate Buyers Agent)1 
20Darren Rolfe (Goodstone Group)1 
21Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porsche)1 
Mountains classification
1Phillip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)13pts
2Nathan Hass (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)10 
3Jai Crawford (Savings & Loans)7 
4Luke Durbridge (Team Jayco - AIS)5 
5Peter Mcdonald (Drapac Porsche)3 
6Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)3 
7Matt Wilson (Jayco - Vis)2 
8Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia)2 
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 
Tasmanian rider classification
1Bernard Sulzburger (Fly V Australia)1:58:41 
2Jai Crawford (Savings & Loans)0:00:18 
3Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)0:00:27 
4Nathan Earle (Praties)  
5David Cripps (Lawson Homes)0:01:18 
6Clay Murfet (Lawson Homes)  
7William Clarke (Praties)0:01:29 
8Sean Sullivan (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)0:03:14 
9Ben Grenda (Praties)0:05:15 
10Peter Loft (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)0:05:17 
11Ben Mather (Praties)0:06:32 
12Thomas Robinson (Lawson Homes)0:09:59 
13Matthew Mcdonagh (Lawson Homes)  
14Danny Pulbrook (Recab Cycling)  
15Aaron Jones (GHD_Burnie)0:10:28 
16Luke Ockerby (DiscoverTasmania.com/TIS)  
17Joel Stearnes (Lawson Homes)  
18David Abraham (TAS Gas)  
19Ben Grieve-Johnson (Praties)0:13:02 
20Joshua Chugg (Champion Systems)  
21Steven Brown (Lawson Homes)0:14:19 
22Nick Morgan (Recab Cycling)0:15:36 
23Jeremy Hills (Champion Systems)0:16:39 
24Adam Hartley (GHD_Burnie)0:19:04 
25Andrew Margison (Recab Cycling)0:23:18 
26Joshua Clark (TAS Gas)0:23:48 
Teams classification
1Fly V Australia5:57:24 
2Budget Forklifts  
3Team Jayco - AIS  
4Shortis Cycle & Tri Avanti Plus  
5Drapac Porsche0:00:25 
6Jayco - Vis0:00:51 
9Lawson Homes0:01:42 
10National Junior Road Team0:03:39 
12Search 2 Retain0:04:09 
13Prime Estate Buyers Agent0:04:57 
14Plan B Racing Team0:09:12 
15Savings & Loans0:10:23 
16Goodstone Group0:11:43 
17BOC Gas - Tall Timbers0:13:38 
18Champion Systems0:17:25 
19Cycle City - Felt0:18:27 
20Mace-McDonagh Blake0:24:08 
21Merida Elite Race Team0:24:23 
22TAS Gas0:30:03 
23Caterpillar Underground Mining0:32:56 
24Apollo Bicycles0:34:02 
25Recab Cycling0:41:07 
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