Pearson perfect in Nyah West

Genesys guy grabs overall advantage

Joel Pearson, one of the most consistent performers in Australian domestic cycling, moved a step closer today to snaring his first major stage-race victory by claiming the Tour of the Murray River’s lead.

Pearson, whose previous biggest triumph was the 2008 Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic, won the 103km road race from Swan Hill to Nyah West in grand sprinting style, defeating the speedy Malaysian Harrif Saleh, with West Australian Anthony Giacoppo third.

Pearson, a member of the Tasmanian-based Genesys Wealth Advisers team, finished runner-up to the blisteringly-quick Queenslander Jonathan Cantwell in last year’s Murray tour and also annexed the coveted WHK criterium championship.

While Cantwell has dominated United States criterium racing this year, with numerous victories including the 17-day Superweek Classic, Pearson has quietly planned a full-on assault on the Murray tour after undergoing a serious hip operation just four months ago.

He trailed Williamson by only eight seconds overnight but gave the impression throughout the stage that he is cyclist full of confidence and destined for what would be a popular and well-deserved victory.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joel Pearson (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers2:19:15 
2Harrif Saleh (Mas) Malaysian National Team  
3Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Plan B Racing Team  
4Scott Law (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans  
5Nicholas Walker (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS  
6Sean Joyce (Aus) Blackpeloton  
7Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
8Rico Rogers (NZl) Swan Hill Rural City Council  
9Rene Kolbach (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea  
10James Williamson (NZl) Hyster - Total Rush  
11Zamri Saleh (Mas) Malaysian National Team  
12Mitchell Pearson (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans  
13Matthew Benson (Aus) Team SASI Cycling  
14James Mowatt (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans  
15Ben Grenda (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
16Rick Sanders (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS  
17Alex Carver (Aus) Jayco Skins  
18Russell Gill (Aus) Swan Hill Rural City Council  
19Patrick Shaw (NZl) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans  
20Gordon McCauley (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush  
21Cameron Peterson (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans  
22Kane Walker (Aus) Apollo Bicycles  
23Shahrul Amin (Mas) Malaysian National Team  
24Sam Rutherford (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carrol  
25Damien Howson (Aus) Team SASI Cycling  
26Jack Beckinsale (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport  
27Alexander Malone (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea  
28Andy Mcnab (Aus) search2retain-myteam2  
29Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Jayco Skins  
30Sam Davis (Aus) Plan B Racing Team  
31Fakhrullah Alias (Mas) Malaysian National Team  
32Benjamin Hill (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport  
33Thomas Robinson (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
34Stuart Smith (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS  
35Timothy Walker (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
36James Mcdulling (Aus) RACE - Fenton Green  
37Christopher D'Amelio (Aus) Apollo Bicycles  
38James Northey (Aus) Blackpeloton  
39Kyle Marwood (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
40George Tansley (Aus) Team SASI Cycling  
41Adam Phelan (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witness  
42Fergus Maclachlan (Aus) Swan Hill Rural City Council  
43David Pell (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
44Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
45Jay McCarthy (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS  
46Alexand Edmondson (Aus) Team SASI Cycling  
47Brendan Brooks (Aus) Cycling Team  
48Eric Sheppard (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS  
49Alexander Ray (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush  
50Charles Howlett (Aus) search2retain-myteam2  
51Will Tehan (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush  
52Jacob Sutherland (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush  
53Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jayco Skins  
54John Cornish (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
55Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
56Luis Trueba (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council  
57Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) search2retain-myteam2  
58Peter Spencer (Aus) GE Plumbing  
59Ghazali Hamid (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council  
60Fraser Northey (Aus) Team SASI Cycling  
61Jason Rigg (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council  
62Jeremey Stephens (Aus) Blackpeloton  
63Akmal Amrum (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council  
64Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco Skins  
65Richard Lang (Aus) Jayco Skins  
66Clayton Fettell (Aus) GE Plumbing  
67Scot Cronly-Dillon (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witness  
68Dale Scarfe (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witness  
69Scott Mcphee (Aus) Team SASI Cycling  
70James Herd (Aus) Apollo Bicycles  
71Angus Morton (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
72Amir Rusli (Mas) Malaysian National Team  
73Jared Triggs (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport  
74Trent Williams (Aus) Apollo Bicycles  
75Liam Dove (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council  
76Matthew Marshall (Aus) Cycling Team  
77Yusrizal Usoff (Mas) Malaysian National Team  
78Timothy Dalgliesh (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team  
79Daniel Furmston (Aus) Plan B Racing Team  
80Ben Cutajar (Aus) Cycling Team  
81Andrew Roe (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans  
82Daniel Hopper (Aus) Swan Hill Rural City Council  
83Harry Rassie (Aus) RACE - Fenton Green  
84Gilbert Gutowski (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team  
85David Tozer (Aus) RACE - Fenton Green  
86Clive Silcock (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council  
87James Henry (Aus) Apollo Bicycles  
88Oliver Kent-Spark (Aus) RACE - Fenton Green  
89Chris Steffanoni (Aus) search2retain-myteam2  
90Patrick Drapac (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
91Brad Tilby (Aus) Blackpeloton  
92Geoff Straub (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witness  
93Matthe Wheatcroft (Aus) Blackpeloton  
94Timothy Decker (Aus) Team SASI Cycling  
95Jackson Law (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport  
96David Melville (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team  
97Courtney Black (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea  
98Tristan Jones (Aus) Swan Hill Rural City Council  
99Andrew Barlow (Aus) Blackpeloton  
100Ethan Kimmince (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport  
101Jared Rowney (Aus) GE Plumbing  
102Angus Gale (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea  
103Christoper Williams (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team  
104Mark Isaacs (Aus) search2retain-myteam2  
105Chris Beeck (Aus) Plan B Racing Team  
106Jason Allen (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush  
107Stephen Bomball (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport  
108Fallanie Ali (Mas) Malaysian National Team  
109Michael Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
110James Hepburn (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans  
111Elliott Wells (Aus) Plan B Racing Team  
112Logan Mort (Aus) Blackpeloton  
113Michael Cupitt (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team  
114David Treacy (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea  
115Matthew Werrell (Aus) Cycling Team  
116Louis Evangelista (Aus) GE Plumbing  
117Mitchell Mulhern (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team  
118Sean Evangelista (Aus) GE Plumbing  
119Edward Bissaker (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport0:03:33 
120Damian Harris (Aus) RACE - Fenton Green0:06:24 
121Trevor Griffiths (Aus) Apollo Bicycles  
General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joel Pearson (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers10:35:46 
2James Williamson (NZl) Hyster - Total Rush0:00:04 
3Thomas Robinson (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:17 
4Gordon McCauley (NZl) Hyster - Total Rush0:00:18 
5Scott Law (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans0:00:23 
6Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
7Richard Lang (Aus) Jayco Skins0:00:24 
8Harrif Saleh (Mas) Malaysian National Team0:00:28 
9Cameron Peterson (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans0:00:32 
10Rico Rogers (Aus) Swan Hill Rural City Council0:00:33 
11Patrick Shaw (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans0:00:34 
12Nicholas Walker (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS0:00:35 
13David Pell (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:38 
14Adam Phelan (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witness0:00:40 
15Eric Sheppard (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS0:00:42 
16Ben Grenda (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:43 
17Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
18Alex Carver (Aus) Jayco Skins0:00:44 
19Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Plan B Racing Team0:00:45 
20Timothy Walker (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:46 
21Benjamin Hill (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport0:00:51 
22James Mowatt (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans0:00:52 
23Mitchell Pearson (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans  
24Alexander Malone (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea0:00:53 
25Amir Rusli (Mas) Malaysian National Team  
26Sam Rutherford (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea0:00:54 
27Charles Howlett (Aus) search2retain-myteam2  
28Rene Kolbach (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea0:00:55 
29Russell Gill (Aus) Swan Hill Rural City Council  
30Daniel Furmston (Aus) Plan B Racing Team0:01:00 
31Sam Davis (Aus) Plan B Racing Team0:01:01 
32Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco Skins  
33Geoff Straub (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witness  
34Matthew Marshall (Aus) Cycling Team0:01:02 
35Will Tehan (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush0:01:03 
36Luis Trueba (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council  
37Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Jayco Skins  
38Clayton Fettell (Aus) GE Plumbing  
39Brendan Brooks (Aus) Cycling Team  
40David Melville (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team  
41Christoper Williams (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team0:01:06 
42Jason Allen (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush0:01:10 
43Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jayco Skins  
44Scot Cronly-Dillon (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witness0:01:15 
45Michael Cupitt (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team0:01:23 
46Brad Tilby (Aus) Blackpeloton0:01:30 
47Christopher D'Amelio (Aus) Apollo Bicycles0:02:28 
48Stuart Smith (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS0:02:40 
49Alexander Ray (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush0:02:41 
50Fallanie Ali (Mas) Malaysian National Team0:02:45 
51Kane Walker (Aus) Apollo Bicycles0:02:52 
52Akmal Amrum (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council0:02:54 
53Jay McCarthy (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS  
54Zamri Saleh (Mas) Malaysian National Team0:02:55 
55John Cornish (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:03:01 
56James Hepburn (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans  
57Damien Howson (Aus) Team SASI Cycling0:03:10 
58Andrew Roe (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans0:03:12 
59Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) search2retain-myteam20:03:14 
60Alexand Edmondson (Aus) Team SASI Cycling0:04:36 
61Chris Beeck (Aus) Plan B Racing Team0:04:42 
62Sean Joyce (Aus) Blackpeloton0:04:55 
63Shahrul Amin (Mas) Malaysian National Team0:04:56 
64Jacob Sutherland (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush  
65Andy Mcnab (Aus) search2retain-myteam20:05:04 
66Yusrizal Usoff (Aus) Malaysian National Team  
67Mitchell Mulhern (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team0:05:11 
68Matthew Werrell (Aus) Cycling Team0:05:13 
69Harry Rassie (Aus) RACE - Fenton Green0:05:16 
70Courtney Black (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea0:05:42 
71Matthew Benson (Aus) Team SASI Cycling0:06:25 
72Michael Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:06:31 
73Jack Beckinsale (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport0:06:41 
74Gilbert Gutowski (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team  
75George Tansley (Aus) Team SASI Cycling0:07:06 
76Matthe Wheatcroft (Aus) Blackpeloton0:07:16 
77David Tozer (Aus) RACE - Fenton Green0:07:35 
78Fakhrullah Alias (Mas) Malaysian National Team0:07:48 
79David Treacy (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea0:07:50 
80Jeremey Stephens (Aus) Blackpeloton0:08:26 
81Scott Mcphee (Aus) Team SASI Cycling0:08:27 
82Sean Evangelista (Aus) GE Plumbing0:08:43 
83Tristan Jones (Aus) Swan Hill Rural City Council0:08:47 
84Jared Triggs (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport0:09:02 
85Elliott Wells (Aus) Plan B Racing Team0:09:18 
86Rick Sanders (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS0:09:29 
87Angus Morton (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
88Ethan Kimmince (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport0:10:08 
89Peter Spencer (Aus) GE Plumbing0:10:11 
90Daniel Hopper (Aus) Swan Hill Rural City Council0:10:28 
91James Mcdulling (Aus) RACE - Fenton Green0:10:45 
92Jared Rowney (Aus) GE Plumbing0:11:56 
93Jason Rigg (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council0:12:13 
94Oliver Kent-Spark (Aus) RACE - Fenton Green0:12:31 
95Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:12:47 
96Timothy Dalgliesh (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team0:12:55 
97Timothy Decker (Aus) Team SASI Cycling0:13:05 
98Edward Bissaker (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport0:14:18 
99Dale Scarfe (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witness0:14:25 
100Patrick Drapac (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:14:44 
101Fraser Northey (Aus) Team SASI Cycling0:14:48 
102Chris Steffanoni (Aus) search2retain-myteam20:15:21 
103James Herd (Aus) Apollo Bicycles0:16:00 
104Ben Cutajar (Aus) Cycling Team0:16:40 
105Mark Isaacs (Aus) search2retain-myteam20:17:05 
106Angus Gale (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea0:17:06 
107Andrew Barlow (Aus) Blackpeloton0:17:24 
108Logan Mort (Aus) Blackpeloton0:17:53 
109Liam Dove (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council0:19:07 
110Ghazali Hamid (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council0:19:10 
111Jackson Law (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport0:20:01 
112James Henry (Aus) Apollo Bicycles0:20:36 
113James Northey (Aus) Blackpeloton0:20:51 
114Stephen Bomball (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport0:21:03 
115Louis Evangelista (Aus) GE Plumbing0:23:11 
116Trent Williams (Aus) Apollo Bicycles0:24:00 
117Fergus Maclachlan (Aus) Swan Hill Rural City Council0:25:16 
118Kyle Marwood (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:25:42 
119Clive Silcock (Aus) Mildura Rural City Council0:29:17 
120Trevor Griffiths (Aus) Apollo Bicycles0:30:29 
121Damian Harris (Aus) RACE - Fenton Green0:44:22 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gordon McCauley (NZl) Hyster - Total Rush30 pts
2Richard Lang (Aus) Jayco Skins27 
3Joel Pearson (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers24 
4Eric Sheppard (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS19 
5Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling18 
6James Williamson (NZl) Hyster - Total Rush17 
7David Pell (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling17 
8Thomas Robinson (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers13 
9Patrick Shaw (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans13 
10Timothy Dalgliesh (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team12 
11Cameron Peterson (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans10 
12Ben Grenda (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers10 
13Timothy Walker (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers9 
14Adam Phelan (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witness9 
15Alexander Ray (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush7 
16Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers7 
17Scott Law (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans7 
18Alex Carver (Aus) Jayco Skins6 
19Rohan Dennis (Aus) Jayco Skins5 
20Nicholas Walker (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS5 
21Kyle Marwood (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers5 
22Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Plan B Racing Team4 
23Christoper Williams (Aus) Merida Australia Road Team4 
24Mark Isaacs (Aus) search2retain-myteam24 
25Benjamin Hill (Aus) New South Wales Instutite of Sport4 
26Daniel Furmston (Aus) Plan B Racing Team3 
27Damien Howson (Aus) Team SASI Cycling3 
28Angus Morton (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling3 
29Michael Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling3 
30Rico Rogers (NZl) Swan Hill Rural City Council3 
31Alexander Edmondson (Mas) Team SASI Cycling3 
32Amir Rusli (Aus) Malaysian National Team2 
33Patrick Lane (Aus) Jayco Skins2 
34Fakhrullah Alias (Mas) Malaysian National Team2 
35Geoff Straub (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witness2 
36Chris Steffanoni (Aus) search2retain-myteam22 
37Alexander Malone (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea2 
38Logan Mort (Aus) Blackpeloton2 
39John Cornish (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers1 
40Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling1 
41Christopher D'Amelio (Aus) Apollo Bicycles1 
42Matthew Marshall (Aus) Cycling Team1 
43James Hepburn (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans1 
44Sam Rutherford (Aus) Bike Bug North Sydney/Carroll & O'Dea1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Robinson (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers5 pts
2Alexander Ray (Aus) Hyster - Total Rush3 
3Gordon McCauley (NZl) Hyster - Total Rush3 
4Adam Phelan (Aus) McDonagh Blake - Witnes3 
5Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cyclin3 
6Mitchell Pearson (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans3 
7Patrick Shaw (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans3 
8Eric Sheppard (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS2 
9Sam Davis (Aus) Plan B Racing Team2 
10Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers2 
11Ben Grenda (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers2 
12Cameron Peterson (Aus) Virgin Blue RBS Morgans2 
13Charles Howlett (Aus) search2retain-myteam21 
14Nicholas Walker (Aus) Jayco/VIS/QAS1 
15Andrew Barlow (Aus) Blackpeloton1 


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