Tour of the Murray River: Tyler Spurrell solos to stage 6 victory

Jones holds onto overall lead ahead of final stage

Tyler Spurrell (African Wildlife Safaris) became the latest rider to claim a debut National Road Series (NRS) victory as he soloed to the win on stage 6 of the Tour of the Murray River in Cobram.

With six kilometres remaining in the 104km stage, Spurrell launched the winning move which saw him take the biggest win of his career. He finished four seconds ahead of Josh Harrison (SASI) and Kane Walker (Satalyst Giant).

"I'm ecstatic, it's my first win in the NRS," said  Spurrell. "I thought why not, let's have a crack.

"I attacked and got maybe a 15 second gap and I just held it there. I knew with four kilometres to go I pretty much had it because with my track background, I know how to pace myself.

"It's without a doubt the best thing I've done on the road and on the track too."

Spurrell was part of a 12-man breakaway that established when once again winds and narrow roads distracted the peloton with just 35 kilometres remaining in the race. The group quickly gained a 3:30 advantage before a frantic chase ensued from the peloton led by the Budget Forklifts and CharterMason teams.

Tour leader Brenton Jones (Avanti Racing) led the main group across the line to retain his overall race lead, five seconds ahead of Jesse Kerrison (Budget Forklifts) with one stage remaining in the race

"Today we showed we're still good enough to control the race by letting a group get away that didn't effect me on general classification," said Jones.

"Anything can happen as we saw yesterday with the unfortunate incident I had, so we'll just go into [the final stage] with confidence and hopefully we can get the job done," said Jones of his stage five crash.

The Tour concludes tomorrow with a waterfront criterium in Yarrawonga.


Stage 6 Result
 Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team2:13:28 
2Joshua Harrison (SA) SASI Cycling Team0:00:04 
3Kane Walker (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
4Jake Magee (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing0:00:06 
5Jason Rigg (WA) Team Polygon Australia  
6Jordan Stannus (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS  
7Craig Hutton (NSW) Wormall Civil CCS  
8Daniel Barry (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts  
9Patrick Sharpe (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
10Oliver Kent-Spark (VIC) Cycling Team0:00:09 
11Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team0:01:16 
12Scott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team  
13Jackson Law (NSW) GPM Stulz  
14Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing  
15Michael Rice (ACT) Cycling Team  
16Guy Kalma (WA) Wormall Civil CCS  
17Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS  
18Angus Tobin (NSW) Cycling Team  
19Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts  
20Gerald Evans (TAS) Team Polygon Australia  
21Andrew Williams (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
22Nick Miller (NZL) Team Scody Downunder  
23Chad Elliston (NZL) Team Scody Downunder  
24Kyle Thompson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
25Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS  
26Jayden Copp (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS  
27Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts  
28Jordan Payne (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
29Tommy Nankervis (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts  
30Lachlan Holliday (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS  
31Neil Van Der Ploeg (VIC) Avanti Racing Team  
32Shaun O'Callaghan (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
33Harrison Carter (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
34Nathan Bradshaw (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
35Alex Smyth (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
36Patrick Shaw (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
37Theodore Yates (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
38Ryan Thomas (NSW) GPM Stulz  
39Jack Beckinsale (NSW) Avanti Racing Team  
40Ayden Toovey (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
41Kierin Lewis (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
42Alline Dodds (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
43Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS  
44Aden De Jager (QLD) Team Scody Downunder  
45Marc Wilson (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
46Samuel Witmitz (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts  
47Jonathan Bolton (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
48Stuart Shaw (ACT) Cycling Team  
49William Holmes (TAS) Team Polygon Australia  
50Damion Drapac (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
51Jordan Davies (NSW) St. George Merida  
52Samuel Jenner (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
53Benjamin Harvey (NSW) St. George Merida  
54Aaron Jones (TAS) Team Polygon Australia  
55Matthew Borg (NSW) Individual Riders  
56James Hepburn (QLD) Cycling Team  
57John Peppard (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
58Darcy Woolley (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
59Harrison Wiles (NSW) St. George Merida  
60Nicholas Katsonis (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing0:01:30 
61Jarryd Jones (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
62Ben Comfort (ACT) Team Scody Downunder  
63Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (ACT) Avanti Racing Team  
64Anthony Murray (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
65Wade Edwards (VIC) Team Seight  
66Liam White (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
67Leslie Masters (QLD) Team Scody Downunder  
68Sean Whitfield (ACT) Team Scody Downunder  
69Shannon Johnson (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing  
70Mark Fagg (VIC) Team Seight  
71Mitchell Barry (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
72Craig Evers (NSW) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
73Joshua Taylor (NSW) CharterMason Giant Racing  
74Simon Dwyer (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
75Matthew Lane (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
76Zane Hunter (VIC) Team Seight  
77David Parker (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
78Westley Gough (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts  
79William Andersson (NSW) St. George Merida  
80Aaron Donnelly (NSW) Avanti Racing Team  
81Tom Kaesler (SA) SASI Cycling Team0:01:38 
82Joel Strachan (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
83Tamas Allenby (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
84Fergus Sully (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team0:01:41 
85Mitchell Dedman (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
86Samuel Burston (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
87Matt Boys (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part  
88Dane Frey (WA) Wormall Civil CCS  
89Matthew Leonard (VIC) Team Seight0:01:48 
90Rohan Wight (SA) SASI Cycling Team  
91Jay Phillpotts (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part0:01:50 
92Nathan Booth (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective  
93Jay Dutton (NSW) St. George Merida0:01:53 
94Daniel Nelson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:01:55 
95Darcy-Ellerm Norton (NZL) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team  
96Eric Sheppard (VIC) Cycling Team  
97Reece Robinson (NSW) GPM Stulz0:02:01 
98Chris Jory (NSW) GPM Stulz0:02:07 
99Alex Nazarewicz (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
100Daniel Bonello (NSW) GPM Stulz  
101Stuart Smith (VIC) Cycling Team0:02:12 
102Russell Gill (SA) St. George Merida0:02:18 
103Michael Vink (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts0:02:23 
104Myron Simpson (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts0:02:25 
105Jacob Restall (QLD) CharterMason Giant Racing0:02:32 
106Conor Murtagh (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing0:02:36 
107Oliver Martin (TAS) Team Polygon Australia0:01:16 
108Anthony Collins (QLD) Team Polygon Australia  
109Michael Freiberg (WA) Wormall Civil CCS  
110James Mowatt (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
111Tom Robinson (TAS) Avanti Racing Team  
112David Mclean (VIC) Team Seight0:20:00 
113Tom Petty (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
DNFPatrick Lane (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
DNFBen O'Connor (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
DNFRobert Quinn (NSW) SUVelo Racing  
DNFSamuel Volkers (QLD) Team Scody Downunder  
DNFAlex Hersey (NSW) St. George Merida  
DNFJason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight  
Intermediate Sprints - Walshs Bridge RdScott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team3 pts
2Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing2 
3Jason Lowndes (VIC) Team Seight1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jordan Stannus (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS3 pts
2Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team2 
3Patrick Sharpe (NSW) SUVelo Racing1 
Federation Park, Cobram (Stage Finish)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team5 pts
2Joshua Harrison (SA) SASI Cycling Team3 
3Kane Walker (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team2 
4Jake Magee (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing1 
Most aggressive
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
Teams Stage Result
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team6:42:56 
2Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:00:04 
3Wormall Civil CCS0:00:06 
4Team Budget Forklifts  
5Jayco/John West/VIS  
6Team Polygon Australia Cycling Team0:00:09 
8CharterMason Giant Racing0:00:20 
9SUVelo Racing0:00:28 
10SASI Cycling Team0:00:58 
11Avanti Racing Team0:01:16 
12Team Scody Downunder  
13Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
14St. George Merida  
15Subaru Albion NRS Development Team0:01:30 
16Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team0:01:44 
17Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part0:01:55 
18Team Seight0:01:58 
19Phoenix Cycling Collective  
20GPM Stulz0:02:01 
General Classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team13:49:18 
2Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:05 
3Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing0:00:06 
4Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:10 
5Scott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team0:00:12 
6Tommy Nankervis (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:15 
7Jayden Copp (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS0:00:18 
8Patrick Shaw (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
9Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS0:00:19 
10Neil Van Der Ploeg (VIC) Avanti Racing Team0:00:22 
11Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS0:00:28 
12Michael Freiberg (WA) Wormall Civil CCS0:00:31 
13Samuel Witmitz (VIC) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:40 
14Westley Gough (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts0:01:04 
15Eric Sheppard (VIC) Cycling Team0:01:28 
16Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:09:14 
17Ayden Toovey (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team0:09:48 
18Joshua Taylor (NSW) CharterMason Giant Racing0:10:32 
19James Mowatt (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:10:35 
20Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS0:10:51 
21Stuart Shaw (ACT) Cycling Team0:10:52 
22Oliver Kent-Spark (VIC) Cycling Team0:11:56 
23Daniel Barry (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts0:14:15 
24Nicholas Katsonis (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing0:15:06 
25Jake Magee (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing0:16:22 
26Jason Rigg (WA) Team Polygon Australia0:16:23 
27Nathan Bradshaw (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team0:16:55 
28Shaun O'Callaghan (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:17:33 
29Ryan Thomas (NSW) GPM Stulz  
30Andrew Williams (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team  
31Nick Miller (NZL) Team Scody Downunder  
32Jack Beckinsale (NSW) Avanti Racing Team0:17:50 
33Theodore Yates (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:18:05 
34Jordan Payne (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team0:18:12 
35Michael Vink (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts0:18:50 
36Anthony Collins (QLD) Team Polygon Australia0:18:53 
37Conor Murtagh (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing  
38Tom Robinson (TAS) Avanti Racing Team0:20:14 
39Daniel Nelson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:21:19 
40Jordan Stannus (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS0:21:31 
41Kane Walker (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:21:44 
42Joel Strachan (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:22:26 
43Angus Tobin (NSW) Cycling Team0:22:28 
44Jonathan Bolton (WA) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:22:41 
45Kyle Thompson (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team  
46Matthew Leonard (VIC) Team Seight  
47James Hepburn (QLD) Cycling Team  
48Jordan Davies (NSW) St. George Merida  
49Liam White (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team0:22:55 
50Lachlan Holliday (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS0:22:59 
51Tamas Allenby (NSW) SUVelo Racing0:23:03 
52Damion Drapac (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team0:23:20 
53Aaron Donnelly (NSW) Avanti Racing Team0:23:26 
54Russell Gill (SA) St. George Merida0:23:31 
55Wade Edwards (VIC) Team Seight0:23:34 
56Matthew Lane (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team  
57Craig Evers (NSW) Phoenix Cycling Collective0:24:09 
58Stuart Smith (VIC) Cycling Team0:25:48 
59Chad Elliston (NZL) Team Scody Downunder0:26:26 
60Alex Smyth (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:26:33 
61Harrison Carter (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team0:26:41 
62Darcy-Ellerm Norton (NZL) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team0:27:07 
63Marc Wilson (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part0:27:20 
64Zane Hunter (VIC) Team Seight0:27:34 
65John Peppard (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team0:28:10 
66Craig Hutton (NSW) Wormall Civil CCS0:28:27 
67Darcy Woolley (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:28:41 
68Michael Rice (ACT) Cycling Team0:28:57 
69Mitchell Barry (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part0:29:01 
70Jarryd Jones (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:29:19 
71Mitchell Dedman (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team0:29:22 
72Shannon Johnson (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing0:29:39 
73Jacob Restall (QLD) CharterMason Giant Racing0:29:41 
74Alex Nazarewicz (NSW) SUVelo Racing0:30:46 
75Daniel Bonello (NSW) GPM Stulz0:30:52 
76Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (ACT) Avanti Racing Team0:31:08 
77Joshua Harrison (SA) SASI Cycling Team0:32:15 
78Guy Kalma (WA) Wormall Civil CCS0:32:31 
79Chris Jory (NSW) GPM Stulz0:32:39 
80William Holmes (TAS) Team Polygon Australia0:33:00 
81Myron Simpson (NZL) Team Budget Forklifts0:33:02 
82Simon Dwyer (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective0:33:33 
83Gerald Evans (TAS) Team Polygon Australia0:35:16 
84Samuel Jenner (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team  
85Leslie Masters (QLD) Team Scody Downunder0:35:20 
86Ben Comfort (ACT) Team Scody Downunder0:35:25 
87Jay Dutton (NSW) St. George Merida0:35:43 
88William Andersson (NSW) St. George Merida0:35:57 
89Mark Fagg (VIC) Team Seight0:36:54 
90Reece Robinson (NSW) GPM Stulz0:37:42 
91Aaron Jones (TAS) Team Polygon Australia0:38:55 
92Patrick Sharpe (NSW) SUVelo Racing0:40:55 
93David Parker (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective0:41:13 
94Rohan Wight (SA) SASI Cycling Team0:42:57 
95Oliver Martin (TAS) Team Polygon Australia0:43:10 
96Aden De Jager (QLD) Team Scody Downunder0:43:18 
97Tom Kaesler (SA) SASI Cycling Team0:45:04 
98Jay Phillpotts (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part0:45:48 
99Sean Whitfield (ACT) Team Scody Downunder0:47:51 
100Alline Dodds (NSW) SUVelo Racing0:47:55 
101Harrison Wiles (NSW) St. George Merida0:48:11 
102Fergus Sully (VIC) Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team0:48:36 
103Benjamin Harvey (NSW) St. George Merida0:49:02 
104Anthony Murray (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team0:50:22 
105Matt Boys (VIC) Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part0:52:34 
106Matthew Borg (NSW) Individual Riders0:53:18 
107Samuel Burston (NSW) SUVelo Racing0:53:28 
108Nathan Booth (ACT) Phoenix Cycling Collective0:56:39 
109Jackson Law (NSW) GPM Stulz1:00:46 
110Kierin Lewis (NSW) Subaru Albion NRS Development Team1:03:02 
111David Mclean (VIC) Team Seight1:11:47 
112Tom Petty (NSW) SUVelo Racing1:19:41 
113Dane Frey (WA) Wormall Civil CCS1:22:34 
Sprint Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brenton Jones (VIC) Avanti Racing Team17 pts
2Raphael Freinstein (GER) CharterMason Giant Racing16 
3Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts13 
4Scott Law (NSW) Avanti Racing Team9 
5Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team7 
6Neil Van Der Ploeg (VIC) Avanti Racing Team7 
7Ayden Toovey (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team6 
8Joshua Taylor (NSW) CharterMason Giant Racing4 
9Jordan Stannus (VIC) Jayco/John West/VIS4 
10Michael Rice (ACT) Cycling Team4 
11Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS4 
12Darcy Woolley (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team4 
13Jayden Copp (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS3 
14Angus Tobin (NSW) Cycling Team3 
15Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts3 
16Dylan Pierre-Humbert (WA) Wormall Civil CCS3 
17Joshua Harrison (SA) SASI Cycling Team3 
18Michael Freiberg (WA) Wormall Civil CCS2 
19Kane Walker (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team2 
20Joel Strachan (VIC) Satalyst Giant Racing Team2 
21Guy Kalma (WA) Wormall Civil CCS2 
22Tom Kaesler (SA) SASI Cycling Team2 
23Eric Sheppard (VIC) Cycling Team1 
24James Mowatt (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team1 
25Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS1 
26Jake Magee (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing1 
27Patrick Sharpe (NSW) SUVelo Racing1 
Young Rider Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesse Kerrison (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts13:49:23 
2Alex Wohler (QLD) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:05 
3Ryan Cavanagh (QLD) Jayco/John West/VIS0:00:23 
4Tyler Spurrell (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:09:09 
5Ayden Toovey (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team0:09:43 
6Ryan MacAnally (QLD) Wormall Civil CCS0:10:46 
7Oliver Kent-Spark (VIC) Cycling Team0:11:51 
8Nicholas Katsonis (VIC) CharterMason Giant Racing0:15:01 
9Nathan Bradshaw (NSW) Subaru NSWIS Development Team0:16:50 
10Shaun O'Callaghan (VIC) African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:17:28 
Teams General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Budget Forklifts41:27:34 
2Wormall Civil CCS0:00:02 
3Avanti Racing Team0:01:33 
4CharterMason Giant Racing0:20:43 Cycling Team0:20:55 
6Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:33:45 
7African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:37:02 
8Jayco/John West/VIS0:45:18 
9Subaru NSWIS Development Team0:45:23 
10Team Seight0:46:49 
11Team Polygon Australia1:01:25 
12Team Scody Downunder1:09:59 
13Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team1:10:09 
14SUVelo Racing1:14:00 
15GPM Stulz1:15:23 
16St. George Merida1:17:13 
17Phoenix Cycling Collective1:31:18 
18Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part1:32:49 
19Subaru Albion NRS Development Team1:44:43 
20SASI Cycling Team2:00:44 


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