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Tour of the Murray River - Men 2014

Date range:
July 29 - August 3

July 31, Stage 4: Kerang - Cohuna 140.5km

Tour of Murray River: Copp wins shortened stage 4

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 31, 2014, 5:40 BST,
Updated:
August 08, 2014, 3:02 BST

Fire and smoke cause havoc bringing stage to an early end

Jayden Copp (Wormall Civil CSS) celebrates winning the stage

Jayden Copp (Wormall Civil CSS) celebrates winning the stage

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A grass fire in Cohuna forced the early finish of stage four of the Tour of the Murray River throwing the stage into chaos as riders were unaware of the changes. Jayden Copp (Arbitrage Racing) was the beneficiary of a chaotic finish as he was awarded the stage win courtesy of being the leader on the road when he passed what became the new finishing line.

No general classification time bonus' were awarded for the victory.

The fire broke out just three kilometres from the planned stage finish which forced event staff to move the finish line forward five kilometres at the last minute with little time to relay the message to riders and their teams.

"Last year I got a second and that felt amazing but to get a win on a day like today was awesome," said Copp who most recently returned tasted victory in Belgium.

"[When I attacked] I was 100% committed to go the whole distance to the finish, but just after the 10km to go sign the motorbike came up beside me and said they were shortening the stage by 5km, so I thought 'oh sweet' because at that point I had a 35 second gap. I thought 'I am actually going to hold onto this' and it ended up being pretty close at the finish."

Sam Witmitz (Budget Forklifts) was second while Eric Sheppard (Search2Retain) rounded out the podium as he finished third without knowing it.

Brenton Jones (Avanti Racing) won an intermediate sprint at Boort Secondary College to extend his overall lead to 12 seconds ahead of Jesse Kerrison (Budget Forklifts).

"It was an interesting stage with the wind today," said Jones. "The race split again and it was the race winning move but unfortunately, a small bush fire caused the race to be shortened.

"Out of all the confusion today, the main positive is that we retained the yellow jersey and even increased the lead by winning the intermediate time bonus sprint during the race."

Keeping with the theme of the race, strong winds wreaked havoc with the peloton, causing splits as riders lost contact with the front riders. The main bunch arrived at the finish line of the 140km race behind Copp with just 30 riders.

The Tour continues tomorrow at 2pm with a road race beginning and finishing in Echuca.
 

Results

Stage 4 Result
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team 2:54:46  
1 Scott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team    
1 Neil Van Der Ploeg (VIC) Avanti Racing Team    
1 Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts    
1 Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts    
1 Tommy Nankervis (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts    
1 Samuel Witmitz (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts    
1 Westley Gough (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts    
1 Oliver Kent-Spark (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
1 Stuart Shaw (ACT) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
1 Eric Sheppard (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
1 Joshua Taylor (NSW) CharterMason Giant Racing    
1 Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing    
1 Nicholas Katsonis (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing    
1 James Mowatt (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
1 Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
1 Patrick Shaw (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
1 Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS    
1 Ayden Toovey (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
1 Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS    
1 Jayden Copp (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS    
1 Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS    
1 Michael Freiberg (WA) Wormall Civil CCS    
1 Jason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight    
25 Tom Robinson (TAS) Avanti Racing Team 0:02:03  
26 Jack Beckinsale (NSW) Avanti Racing Team 0:03:10  
26 Daniel Barry (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts    
28 Aaron Donnelly (NSW) Avanti Racing Team 0:06:41  
28 Michael Vink (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts    
28 Conor Murtagh (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing    
28 Jake Magee (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing    
28 Shaun O'Callaghan (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
28 Daniel Nelson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
28 Andrew Williams (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
28 Ryan Thomas (NSW) GPM Stulz    
28 Nick Miller (NZL) Team Scody Downunder    
28 Jason Rigg (WA) Team Polygon Australia    
28 Darcy-Ellerm Norton (NZL) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team    
28 Nathan Bradshaw (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
28 Jordan Payne (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
41 Anthony Collins (QLD) Team Polygon Australia 0:10:14  
42 Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (ACT) Avanti Racing Team 0:11:49  
42 Stuart Smith (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
42 Angus Tobin (NSW) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
42 James Hepburn (QLD) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
42 Jacob Restall (QLD) CharterMason Giant Racing    
42 Patrick Lane (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
42 Jarryd Jones (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
42 Kyle Thompson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
42 Jonathan Bolton (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
42 Kane Walker (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
42 Theodore Yates (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
42 Joel Strachan (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
42 Alex Smyth (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
42 Ben O'Connor (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
42 Daniel Bonello (NSW) GPM Stulz    
42 Tamas Allenby (NSW) SUVelo Racing    
42 Robert Quinn (NSW) SUVelo Racing    
42 Chad Elliston (NZL) Team Scody Downunder    
42 Jordan Stannus (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS    
42 Lachlan Holliday (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS    
42 Jordan Davies (NSW) St. George Merida    
42 Russell Gill (SA) St. George Merida    
42 Aaron Jones (TAS) Team Polygon Australia    
42 John Peppard (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team    
42 Harrison Carter (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
42 Craig Evers (NSW) Phoenix Cycling Collective    
42 Simon Dwyer (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective    
42 David Parker (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective    
42 Liam White (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team    
42 Matthew Lane (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team    
42 Damion Drapac (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team    
42 Mitchell Dedman (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team    
42 Matthew Leonard (VIC) Team Seight    
42 Mark Fagg (VIC) Team Seight    
42 Wade Edwards (VIC) Team Seight    
42 Zane Hunter (VIC) Team Seight    
42 Marc Wilson (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part    
42 Mitchell Barry (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part    
80 Myron Simpson (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts 0:18:45  
80 Michael Rice (ACT) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
80 Shannon Johnson (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing    
80 Darcy Woolley (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
80 Reece Robinson (NSW) GPM Stulz    
80 Chris Jory (NSW) GPM Stulz    
80 Alex Nazarewicz (NSW) SUVelo Racing    
80 Alline Dodds (NSW) SUVelo Racing    
80 Samuel Volkers (QLD) Team Scody Downunder    
80 Ben Comfort (ACT) Team Scody Downunder    
80 Leslie Masters (QLD) Team Scody Downunder    
80 Benjamin Harvey (NSW) St. George Merida    
80 Jay Dutton (NSW) St. George Merida    
80 William Andersson (NSW) St. George Merida    
80 Alex Hersey (NSW) St. George Merida    
80 Oliver Martin (TAS) Team Polygon Australia    
80 Gerald Evans (TAS) Team Polygon Australia    
80 William Holmes (TAS) Team Polygon Australia    
80 Samuel Jenner (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
80 Craig Hutton (NSW) Wormall Civil CCS    
80 Guy Kalma (WA) Wormall Civil CCS    
80 Rohan Wight (SA) SASI Cycling Team    
80 Joshua Harrison (SA) SASI Cycling Team    
80 Jay Phillpotts (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part    
80 Matthew Borg (NSW) Individual Riders    
105 Patrick Sharpe (NSW) SUVelo Racing 0:31:13  
105 Samuel Burston (NSW) SUVelo Racing    
105 Harrison Wiles (NSW) St. George Merida    
105 Nathan Booth (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective    
105 Fergus Sully (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team    
105 Tom Kaesler (SA) SASI Cycling Team    
105 David Mclean (VIC) Team Seight    
112 Michael Troy (NSW) GPM Stulz 0:33:00  
112 Sean Whitfield (ACT) Team Scody Downunder    
112 Aden De Jager (QLD) Team Scody Downunder    
112 Kierin Lewis (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team    
112 Anthony Murray (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team    
117 Jackson Law (NSW) GPM Stulz 0:35:11  
117 Tom Petty (NSW) SUVelo Racing    
117 Dane Frey (WA) Wormall Civil CCS    
117 Matt Boys (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part    
DNF Morgan Smith (NZL) CharterMason Giant Racing    
DNF Dylan Hately (VIC) Team Seight    
DNS Thomas Patton (NSW) GPM Stulz    
DNS Chris Filiatrault (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective    
Intermediate Sprints - Boort Secondary College
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team 3  pts
2 Scott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team 2  
3 Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing 1  
Pyramid Hill
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing 3  pts
2 Michael Freiberg (WA) Wormall Civil CCS 2  
3 Neil Van Der Ploeg (VIC) Avanti Racing Team 1  
Stage Aggressor
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
  Nicholas Katsonis (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing    
Teams Stage Result
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Avanti Racing Team 8:44:18  
2 health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
3 Wormall Civil CCS    
4 CharterMason Giant Racing    
5 Team Budget Forklifts    
6 African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team 0:06:41  
7 Subaru NSWIS Development Team 0:13:22  
8 Satalyst Giant Racing Team 0:18:30  
9 Team Seight 0:23:38  
9 Jayco/John West/VIS    
11 Team Polygon Australia 0:28:44  
12 Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team 0:35:27  
12 Phoenix Cycling Collective    
14 GPM Stulz 0:37:15  
14 Team Scody Downunder    
16 St. George Merida 0:42:23  
16 Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part    
16 SUVelo Racing    
19 Subaru Albion NRS Development Team 0:51:30  
20 SASI Cycling Team 1:08:43  
General Classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team 9:22:05  
2 Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts 0:00:12  
3 Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing 0:00:20  
4 Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts 0:00:22  
5 Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS 0:00:26  
6 Scott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team 0:00:27  
7 Tommy Nankervis (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts    
8 Neil Van Der Ploeg (VIC) Avanti Racing Team 0:00:29  
9 Jason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight 0:00:30  
10 Jayden Copp (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS    
11 Patrick Shaw (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
12 Samuel Witmitz (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts 0:00:35  
13 Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS    
14 Michael Freiberg (WA) Wormall Civil CCS 0:00:38  
15 Eric Sheppard (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team 0:00:44  
16 Westley Gough (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts 0:00:45  
17 Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS 0:10:46  
18 James Mowatt (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team 0:10:47  
19 Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
20 Stuart Shaw (ACT) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
21 Oliver Kent-Spark (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
22 Ayden Toovey (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
23 Joshua Taylor (NSW) CharterMason Giant Racing    
24 Daniel Barry (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts 0:13:57  
25 Nicholas Katsonis (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing 0:14:47  
26 Jack Beckinsale (NSW) Avanti Racing Team 0:16:20  
27 Theodore Yates (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team 0:17:16  
28 Shaun O'Callaghan (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team 0:17:28  
29 Ryan Thomas (NSW) GPM Stulz    
30 Jake Magee (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing    
31 Andrew Williams (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
32 Jason Rigg (WA) Team Polygon Australia    
33 Nick Miller (NZL) Team Scody Downunder    
34 Nathan Bradshaw (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
35 Jordan Payne (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
36 Michael Vink (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts    
37 Conor Murtagh (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing    
38 Anthony Collins (QLD) Team Polygon Australia 0:18:11  
39 Darcy-Ellerm Norton (NZL) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team 0:19:03  
40 Daniel Nelson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team 0:19:09  
41 Tom Robinson (TAS) Avanti Racing Team 0:20:09  
42 Aaron Donnelly (NSW) Avanti Racing Team 0:20:51  
43 Kane Walker (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team 0:22:36  
44 Joel Strachan (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
45 Russell Gill (SA) St. George Merida    
46 Jonathan Bolton (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
47 Angus Tobin (NSW) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
48 Wade Edwards (VIC) Team Seight    
49 Jordan Stannus (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS    
50 Craig Evers (NSW) Phoenix Cycling Collective    
51 Liam White (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team    
52 James Hepburn (QLD) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
53 Matthew Leonard (VIC) Team Seight    
54 Lachlan Holliday (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS    
55 Tamas Allenby (NSW) SUVelo Racing    
56 Damion Drapac (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team    
57 Kyle Thompson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
58 Matthew Lane (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team    
59 Daniel Bonello (NSW) GPM Stulz    
60 Jordan Davies (NSW) St. George Merida    
61 Stuart Smith (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
62 Alex Smyth (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team 0:24:22  
63 Patrick Lane (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
64 Chad Elliston (NZL) Team Scody Downunder 0:25:59  
65 Harrison Carter (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
66 Ben O'Connor (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team    
67 Jacob Restall (QLD) CharterMason Giant Racing    
68 John Peppard (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team    
69 Marc Wilson (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part 0:26:36  
70 Mitchell Barry (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part    
71 Zane Hunter (VIC) Team Seight    
72 Mitchell Dedman (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team    
73 Simon Dwyer (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective    
74 Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (ACT) Avanti Racing Team 0:28:29  
75 Robert Quinn (NSW) SUVelo Racing 0:28:49  
76 Jarryd Jones (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team 0:29:12  
77 Shannon Johnson (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing 0:29:32  
78 Michael Rice (ACT) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
79 Alex Nazarewicz (NSW) SUVelo Racing    
80 Craig Hutton (NSW) Wormall Civil CCS    
81 Chris Jory (NSW) GPM Stulz    
82 Alex Hersey (NSW) St. George Merida    
83 Myron Simpson (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts    
84 Reece Robinson (NSW) GPM Stulz    
85 Samuel Volkers (QLD) Team Scody Downunder    
86 Darcy Woolley (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team    
87 Mark Fagg (VIC) Team Seight 0:30:19  
88 William Holmes (TAS) Team Polygon Australia 0:32:55  
89 Guy Kalma (WA) Wormall Civil CCS    
90 Leslie Masters (QLD) Team Scody Downunder    
91 Jay Dutton (NSW) St. George Merida    
92 Ben Comfort (ACT) Team Scody Downunder    
93 Samuel Jenner (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
94 Gerald Evans (TAS) Team Polygon Australia    
95 Joshua Harrison (SA) SASI Cycling Team 0:33:32  
96 William Andersson (NSW) St. George Merida    
97 David Parker (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective 0:33:56  
98 Jay Phillpotts (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part 0:38:11  
99 Aaron Jones (TAS) Team Polygon Australia 0:38:28  
100 Rohan Wight (SA) SASI Cycling Team 0:40:47  
101 Alline Dodds (NSW) SUVelo Racing 0:40:52  
102 Oliver Martin (TAS) Team Polygon Australia 0:40:54  
103 Benjamin Harvey (NSW) St. George Merida 0:41:59  
104 Patrick Sharpe (NSW) SUVelo Racing 0:42:00  
105 Aden De Jager (QLD) Team Scody Downunder 0:43:47  
106 Tom Kaesler (SA) SASI Cycling Team 0:45:23  
107 Harrison Wiles (NSW) St. George Merida 0:46:00  
108 Samuel Burston (NSW) SUVelo Racing    
109 Fergus Sully (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team    
110 David Mclean (VIC) Team Seight    
111 Sean Whitfield (ACT) Team Scody Downunder 0:47:10  
112 Anthony Murray (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team 0:47:47  
113 Matthew Borg (NSW) Individual Riders    
114 Nathan Booth (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective 0:49:02  
115 Matt Boys (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part 0:49:58  
116 Tom Petty (NSW) SUVelo Racing 0:53:54  
117 Michael Troy (NSW) GPM Stulz 0:54:35  
118 Kierin Lewis (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team 0:55:37  
119 Jackson Law (NSW) GPM Stulz 0:58:25  
120 Dane Frey (WA) Wormall Civil CCS 1:19:58  
Sprint Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team 17  pts
2 Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing 14  
3 Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts 13  
4 Neil Van Der Ploeg (VIC) Avanti Racing Team 7  
5 Scott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team 6  
6 Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS 4  
7 Jayden Copp (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS 3  
8 Angus Tobin (NSW) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team 3  
9 Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts 3  
10 Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS 3  
11 Michael Freiberg (WA) Wormall Civil CCS 2  
12 Jason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight 1  
13 Eric Sheppard (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team 1  
14 Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS 1  
15 James Mowatt (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team 1  
16 Joshua Taylor (NSW) CharterMason Giant Racing 1  
17 Jordan Stannus (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS 1  
Young Rider Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts 9:22:17  
2 Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts 0:00:10  
3 Jason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight 0:00:18  
4 Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS 0:00:23  
5 Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS 0:10:34  
6 Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team 0:10:35  
7 Oliver Kent-Spark (VIC) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team    
8 Ayden Toovey (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team    
9 Nicholas Katsonis (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing 0:14:35  
10 Jack Beckinsale (NSW) Avanti Racing Team 0:16:08  
Teams General Classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Budget Forklifts 28:07:00  
2 Avanti Racing Team 0:00:11  
3 Wormall Civil CCS 0:00:14  
4 CharterMason Giant Racing 0:20:43  
5 health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team 0:20:58  
6 Satalyst Giant Racing Team 0:33:53  
7 African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team 0:37:41  
8 Team Seight 0:44:21  
9 Subaru NSWIS Development Team 0:44:22  
10 Jayco/John West/VIS 0:44:26  
11 Team Polygon Australia 1:00:17  
12 Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team 1:06:27  
13 Team Scody Downunder 1:08:15  
14 GPM Stulz    
15 SUVelo Racing 1:12:34  
16 St. George Merida 1:13:23  
17 Phoenix Cycling Collective 1:13:50  
18 Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part 1:25:23  
19 Subaru Albion NRS Development Team 1:30:51  
20 SASI Cycling Team 1:58:21