Tour of the Murray River: Jones gets second win on stage 3

Avanti rider retain's race lead as Wohler finishes second on stage and Kerrison third

Race leader Brenton Jones (Avanti Racing) emphasised his dominance at the Tour of the Murray River with a well taken sprint victory over the BudgetForklifts duo of Alex Wohler and Jesse Kerrison in Quambatook. Jones extended his overall lead to nine seconds ahead of Kerrison and 18 seconds in front of Raphael Freinstein (CharterMason).

"Today was a special win, it was a hard win," said Jones. "There were a lot of challenging conditions out there with the weather and we were outnumbered in the breakaway with five BudgetForklifts and three Avanti riders, so to win the stage for the team shows that teamwork does win races. It's good to keep yellow too."

On another windy day that saw the peloton battling to stay together, Jones made his way into a 17 man group inside the first 20km of the 98km course held over narrow country Victorian roads. With the top three riders on GC all making it into the break, a drastic change in the overall classification appeared unlikely.

After a fast criterium held in the morning, the riders were feeling the pain of a windy day in the saddle but for Jones, the weather conditions weren't going to hinder his chances for victory.

"I don't mind the challenging cross-winds, but anything can happen [in the wind] and like we saw today, if you get caught out then you could lose minutes," said Jones of the stage.

In the final three kilometres, Wohler and Dylan Pierre-Humbert (Wormall Civil CSS) launched a late attack knowing that in a head-to-head sprint, Jones was likely to take line honours. The duo were caught in the final meters of the race as Jones rushed past to deny Wohler the win who just held of Kerrison for second.

"Coming into the finish Budget were throwing everything at us and my teammates Neil [van der Ploeg] and Scott [Law] did a hell of a lot of work to bring the moves back," Jones said of the finale,

"Neil actually had a bike change with four kilometres to go, so for him get back to the front and close that gap was amazing and made my job a lot easier.

"It was still a hard finish but for me, the harder the finish, the stronger I go."

Video courtesy of Cycling Australia

Results

Stage 3 Result
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team2:08:30 
2Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts  
3Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts  
4Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS  
5Tommy Nankervis (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts  
6Jason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight0:00:03 
7Patrick Shaw (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
8Jayden Copp (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS  
9Scott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team  
10Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing  
11Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS0:00:08 
12Samuel Witmitz (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts  
13Neil Van Der Ploeg (VIC) Avanti Racing Team  
14Michael Freiberg (WA) Wormall Civil CCS0:00:11 
15Eric Sheppard (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team0:00:18 
16Westley Gough (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts  
17Theodore Yates (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:05:00 
18Anthony Collins (QLD) Team Polygon Australia0:07:30 
19Robert Quinn (NSW) SUVelo Racing0:09:31 
20Shaun O'Callaghan (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:10:20 
21Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
22Marc Wilson (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
23Alex Smyth (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
24Jake Magee (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing  
25William Holmes (TAS) Team Polygon Australia  
26James Mowatt (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
27Morgan Smith (NZL) CharterMason Giant Racing  
28James Hepburn (QLD) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
29Mitchell Barry (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
30Andrew Williams (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
31Dane Frey (WA) Wormall Civil CCS  
32Oliver Kent-Spark (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
33David Parker (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
34Jay Phillpotts (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
35Tom Petty (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
36Sean Whitfield (ACT) Team Scody Downunder  
37Kane Walker (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
38Joel Strachan (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
39Zane Hunter (VIC) Team Seight  
40Jacob Restall (QLD) CharterMason Giant Racing  
41Lachlan Holliday (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS  
42Chris Jory (NSW) GPM Stulz  
43Chad Elliston (NZL) Team Scody Downunder  
44Jason Rigg (WA) Team Polygon Australia  
45Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS  
46Ben O'Connor (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
47Tom Robinson (TAS) Avanti Racing Team  
48Shannon Johnson (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing  
49Thomas Patton (NSW) GPM Stulz  
50Ryan Thomas (NSW) GPM Stulz  
51Angus Tobin (NSW) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
52Wade Edwards (VIC) Team Seight  
53Gerald Evans (TAS) Team Polygon Australia  
54Oliver Martin (TAS) Team Polygon Australia  
55Jonathan Bolton (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
56Anthony Murray (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
57Aaron Jones (TAS) Team Polygon Australia  
58Craig Hutton (NSW) Wormall Civil CCS  
59Mark Fagg (VIC) Team Seight  
60Patrick Sharpe (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
61Liam White (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
62Guy Kalma (WA) Wormall Civil CCS  
63Harrison Carter (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
64Kyle Thompson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
65Darcy-Ellerm Norton (NZL) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
66Russell Gill (SA) St. George Merida  
67Aden De Jager (QLD) Team Scody Downunder  
68Tamas Allenby (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
69Alex Nazarewicz (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
70John Peppard (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
71Matthew Borg (NSW) Individual Riders  
72Nicholas Katsonis (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing  
73Leslie Masters (QLD) Team Scody Downunder  
74Joshua Harrison (SA) SASI Cycling Team  
75Jordan Stannus (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS  
76Ben Comfort (ACT) Team Scody Downunder  
77Tom Kaesler (SA) SASI Cycling Team  
78Stuart Shaw (ACT) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
79Matthew Lane (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
80Harrison Wiles (NSW) St. George Merida  
81Rohan Wight (SA) SASI Cycling Team  
82Alline Dodds (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
83Daniel Nelson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
84William Andersson (NSW) St. George Merida  
85Samuel Burston (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
86Matthew Leonard (VIC) Team Seight  
87Mitchell Dedman (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
88Simon Dwyer (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
89Jordan Payne (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
90Joshua Taylor (NSW) CharterMason Giant Racing  
91Matt Boys (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
92Michael Vink (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts  
93Alex Hersey (NSW) St. George Merida  
94Michael Rice (ACT) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
95Nathan Bradshaw (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
96Myron Simpson (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts  
97Daniel Barry (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts  
98Aaron Donnelly (NSW) Avanti Racing Team  
99Ayden Toovey (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
100Jack Beckinsale (NSW) Avanti Racing Team  
101Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (ACT) Avanti Racing Team  
102Fergus Sully (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
103Samuel Jenner (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
104Craig Evers (NSW) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
105Jarryd Jones (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
106Darcy Woolley (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
107Stuart Smith (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
108Dylan Hately (VIC) Team Seight  
109Daniel Bonello (NSW) GPM Stulz  
110Michael Troy (NSW) GPM Stulz  
111Nathan Booth (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
112Jordan Davies (NSW) St. George Merida  
113Samuel Volkers (QLD) Team Scody Downunder  
114Jay Dutton (NSW) St. George Merida  
115Reece Robinson (NSW) GPM Stulz  
116Nick Miller (NZL) Team Scody Downunder  
117David Mclean (VIC) Team Seight  
118Patrick Lane (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
119Conor Murtagh (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing  
120Damion Drapac (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
121Kierin Lewis (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team0:18:47 
122Jackson Law (NSW) GPM Stulz  
123Benjamin Harvey (NSW) St. George Merida  
124Chris Filiatrault (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
OTLAndrew McCosker (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
OTLTristan Webber (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
OTLAlistair Crameri (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
OTLThomas Allford (SA) SASI Cycling Team  
OTLTrent Morey (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
OTLSteve Rankie QLD) Individual Riders  
OTLAndrew Pickering (NSW) Individual Riders  
OTLDeclan Gregory (VIC) Individual Riders  
DNSTodd Buschkuehl (VIC) Team Scody Downunder  
Intermediate Sprints - Spring Rd
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts3 pts
2Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing2 
3Eric Sheppard (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team1 
Lalbert Hotel
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing3 pts
2Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS2 
3Jason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight1 
Quambatook (Stage Finish)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team5 pts
2Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts3 
3Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts2 
4Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS1 
Most aggressive
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS  
Teams Stage Result
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Budget Forklifts6:25:30 
2Avanti Racing Team0:00:11 
3Wormall Civil CCS0:00:14 
4Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:15:23 
5CharterMason Giant Racing0:20:43 
6Team Seight  
7Jayco/John West/VIS0:20:48 
8health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team0:20:58 
9Team Polygon Australia0:28:10 
10SUVelo Racing0:30:11 
11African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:31:00 
12Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
13GPM Stulz  
14Team Scody Downunder  
15Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
16Phoenix Cycling Collective  
17Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
18St. George Merida  
19SASI Cycling Team  
20Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
General Classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team6:27:22 
2Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:09 
3Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing0:00:18 
4Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:19 
5Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS0:00:23 
6Tommy Nankervis (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:24 
7Neil Van Der Ploeg (VIC) Avanti Racing Team0:00:26 
8Scott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team  
9Jason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight0:00:27 
10Jayden Copp (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS  
11Patrick Shaw (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
12Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS0:00:32 
13Samuel Witmitz (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts  
14Michael Freiberg (WA) Wormall Civil CCS0:00:35 
15Eric Sheppard (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team0:00:41 
16Westley Gough (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:42 
17Theodore Yates (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:05:24 
18Anthony Collins (QLD) Team Polygon Australia0:07:54 
19Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS0:10:43 
20Shaun O'Callaghan (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:10:44 
21James Mowatt (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
22Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
23Morgan Smith (NZL) CharterMason Giant Racing  
24Kane Walker (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
25Joel Strachan (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
26Shannon Johnson (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing  
27Ryan Thomas (NSW) GPM Stulz  
28Patrick Sharpe (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
29Stuart Shaw (ACT) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
30Russell Gill (SA) St. George Merida  
31Michael Rice (ACT) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
32Jake Magee (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing  
33Jonathan Bolton (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
34Andrew Williams (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
35Daniel Barry (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts  
36Angus Tobin (NSW) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
37Wade Edwards (VIC) Team Seight  
38Jordan Stannus (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS  
39Jason Rigg (WA) Team Polygon Australia  
40Craig Evers (NSW) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
41Oliver Kent-Spark (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
42Liam White (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
43Ayden Toovey (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
44James Hepburn (QLD) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
45Alex Nazarewicz (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
46Nick Miller (NZL) Team Scody Downunder  
47Matthew Leonard (VIC) Team Seight  
48Nathan Bradshaw (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
49Lachlan Holliday (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS  
50Craig Hutton (NSW) Wormall Civil CCS  
51Jordan Payne (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
52Tamas Allenby (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
53Chris Jory (NSW) GPM Stulz  
54Michael Vink (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts  
55Damion Drapac (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
56Aden De Jager (QLD) Team Scody Downunder  
57Kyle Thompson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
58Alex Hersey (NSW) St. George Merida  
59Matthew Lane (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
60Daniel Bonello (NSW) GPM Stulz  
61Myron Simpson (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts  
62Jordan Davies (NSW) St. George Merida  
63Reece Robinson (NSW) GPM Stulz  
64Samuel Volkers (QLD) Team Scody Downunder  
65Stuart Smith (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team  
66Joshua Taylor (NSW) CharterMason Giant Racing  
67Conor Murtagh (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing  
68Darcy Woolley (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
69Darcy-Ellerm Norton (NZL) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team0:12:19 
70Daniel Nelson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:12:25 
71Alex Smyth (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:12:30 
72Patrick Lane (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
73Jack Beckinsale (NSW) Avanti Racing Team0:13:07 
74Chad Elliston (NZL) Team Scody Downunder0:14:07 
75Sean Whitfield (ACT) Team Scody Downunder  
76William Holmes (TAS) Team Polygon Australia  
77Guy Kalma (WA) Wormall Civil CCS  
78Harrison Carter (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
79Ben O'Connor (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
80Jacob Restall (QLD) CharterMason Giant Racing  
81John Peppard (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
82Tom Kaesler (SA) SASI Cycling Team  
83Leslie Masters (QLD) Team Scody Downunder  
84Jay Dutton (NSW) St. George Merida  
85Ben Comfort (ACT) Team Scody Downunder  
86Samuel Jenner (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
87Gerald Evans (TAS) Team Polygon Australia  
88Aaron Donnelly (NSW) Avanti Racing Team  
89Marc Wilson (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part0:14:44 
90Mitchell Barry (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
91Zane Hunter (VIC) Team Seight  
92Anthony Murray (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
93Harrison Wiles (NSW) St. George Merida  
94Joshua Harrison (SA) SASI Cycling Team  
95William Andersson (NSW) St. George Merida  
96Dylan Hately (VIC) Team Seight  
97Samuel Burston (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
98Mitchell Dedman (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
99Fergus Sully (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
100Nicholas Katsonis (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing  
101Simon Dwyer (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
102Matt Boys (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
103David Mclean (VIC) Team Seight  
104Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (ACT) Avanti Racing Team0:16:37 
105Thomas Patton (NSW) GPM Stulz0:16:44 
106Robert Quinn (NSW) SUVelo Racing0:16:57 
107Jarryd Jones (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:17:20 
108Nathan Booth (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective0:17:46 
109Tom Robinson (TAS) Avanti Racing Team0:18:03 
110Mark Fagg (VIC) Team Seight0:18:27 
111Tom Petty (NSW) SUVelo Racing0:18:40 
112Jay Phillpotts (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part0:19:23 
113Michael Troy (NSW) GPM Stulz0:21:32 
114Rohan Wight (SA) SASI Cycling Team0:21:59 
115David Parker (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective0:22:04 
116Alline Dodds (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
117Oliver Martin (TAS) Team Polygon Australia0:22:06 
118Chris Filiatrault (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective0:22:34 
119Kierin Lewis (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
120Benjamin Harvey (NSW) St. George Merida0:23:11 
121Jackson Law (NSW) GPM Stulz  
122Aaron Jones (TAS) Team Polygon Australia0:26:36 
123Matthew Borg (NSW) Individual Riders0:28:59 
124Dane Frey (WA) Wormall Civil CCS0:44:44 
Sprint Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team14 pts
2Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts13 
3Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing10 
4Neil Van Der Ploeg (VIC) Avanti Racing Team6 
5Scott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team4 
6Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS4 
7Jayden Copp (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS3 
8Angus Tobin (NSW) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team3 
9Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts3 
10Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS3 
11Jason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight1 
12Eric Sheppard (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team1 
13Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS1 
14James Mowatt (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team1 
15Jordan Stannus (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS1 
16Joshua Taylor (NSW) CharterMason Giant Racing1 
Young Rider Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts6:27:31 
2Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:10 
3Jason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight0:00:18 
4Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS0:00:23 
5Theodore Yates (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:05:15 
6Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS0:10:34 
7Shaun O'Callaghan (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:10:35 
8Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
9Ryan Thomas (NSW) GPM Stulz  
10Patrick Sharpe (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
Teams General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Budget Forklifts19:23:18 
2Avanti Racing Team0:00:11 
3Wormall Civil CCS0:00:14 
4Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:15:23 
5CharterMason Giant Racing0:20:43 
6Team Seight  
7Jayco/John West/VIS0:20:48 
8health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team0:20:58 
9SUVelo Racing0:30:11 
10African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:31:00 
11Team Scody Downunder  
12GPM Stulz  
13Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
14St. George Merida  
15Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
16Team Polygon Australia0:31:33 
17Phoenix Cycling Collective0:38:23 
18Subaru Albion NRS Development Team0:39:21 
19Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part0:43:00 
20SASI Cycling Team0:49:38 

 

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