Cooper unbeatable in Border time trial

Rebecca Wiasak (Suzuki Bontrager) has taken out Stage 2 in the women's time trial at the Battle on the Border. Wiasak edged out Katrin Garfoot (Pensar SPM Racing) by five-seconds while Taryn Heather (Jayco/Apollo-VIS) earned her way into third place, just eight-seconds back on the day's winner. 

"I'm stoked," said Wiasak. "Yesterday was an incredibly hard day, we had Emily Roper in the break for our team and that gave me the ability to sit into the group. Then I felt the need to chase once she came back which destroyed my legs, I joked with Taryn Heather when we were swapping off on the front that the time trail will be interesting as we're both pretty similar riders."

Yesterday's second-place finisher Ruth Corset (Pensar SPM Racing) pulled on the leader's jersey after a solid fourth-place ride in the TT and will start the afternoon criterium around Murwillumbah in the yellow leader's garment.

"I was only 10-seconds faster than Miranda, but it gives me an eight-second GC lead so I'm extremely happy with that and it puts us in a good position over the final two stages - it will be tough but we have a good team," said Corset.

Cooper earns another TT win in Murwillumbah

Joseph Cooper (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers) continued his strong run of time trial results with another dominant victory around the 9.3km circuit in Murwillumbah. Cooper blazed the course in 11:24.32 to beat the next-best placed rider and teammate Aaron Donnelly by 26-seconds. The stage marked another impressive ride from the entire Huon Salmon-Genesys squad with the Tasmanian outfit claiming the top four positions and finished with five riders insider the top-ten.

"It was awesome out there today, everything came together for me," said Cooper after his second NRS TT win of the year. The reigning New Zealand TT champion most recently crushed the field at the Woodside Tour de Perth just a few weeks ago.

Race leader Jack Haig did more than enough to consolidate his overall lead with a 12:03.00, putting time between himself and the remaining GC contenders. Adam Semple (Satalyst-Giant) put in an impressive display to move into third-overall courtesy of his ninth-place while Jai Crawford (Huon Salmon-Genesys) and Eric Sheppard (search2retain-health) both lost time.

Haig now leads teammate Crawford by 39-seconds while Semple leap-frogged Sheppard to move into third, 45-seconds in arreas. Sheppard dropped to fourth-overall and will start the late-afternoon criterium with a 48-second deficit to Haig.

"The team did really well getting the top four positions - I managed to put in a pretty decent time and stay in yellow and put a bit more time into my GC competitors,” said Haig who backed-up his impressive Tour de Perth TT result with a solid fourth-place at Battle on the Border.

Women's NRS results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rebecca Wiasak (Suzuki Bontrager)0:12:43
2Katrin Garfoot (Pensar SPM Racing)0:00:05
3Taryn Heather (Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team)0:00:08
4Ruth Corset (Pensar SPM Racing)0:00:25
5Lucy Coldwell (Holden Women Cycling Team)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Miranda Griffiths (Holden Women Cycling Team)0:00:35
7Emily Roper (Suzuki Bontrager)0:00:39
8Grace Sulzberger (Team Polygon Australia)0:00:40
9Chloe Mcconville (Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Amy Cure (Team Polygon Australia)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Sophie Mackay (BOSS Racing Team)0:00:42
12Zoe Watters (Pensar SPM Racing)0:00:52
13Samantha De Riter (Holden Women Cycling Team)0:00:55
14Susan McAlister (Pensar SPM Racing)0:00:58
15Judith Betts (Campos Avalon)0:01:08
16Ailie McDonald (Suzuki Bontrager)0:01:15
17Jessica Mundy (Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team)0:01:18
18Ellen Skerritt (Team Bikebug)0:01:19
19Jenelle Crooks0:01:21
20Rebecca Werner (Specialized Securitor)0:01:24
21Rebecca Heath (Holden Women Cycling Team)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Megan Bagworth (BOSS Racing Team)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Jasmin Hurikino (Campos Avalon)0:01:26
24Laura Meadley0:01:28
25Linda White0:01:29
26Marianne Westacott-Clermonts0:01:30
27Jessica Toghill0:01:31
28Cassandra Dodd (Specialized Securitor)0:01:34
29Jemma Brown0:01:35
30Emma ViottoRow 29 - Cell 2
31Alexandria Nicholls (Suzuki Bontrager)0:01:39
32Rachel Ward0:01:40
33Nicole Moerig (Pensar SPM Racing)0:01:41
34Kendelle Hodges (Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team)0:01:46
35Chloe Mcintosh0:01:48
36Kym Lynch0:01:50
37Trudy Van Der Straaten (Specialized Securitor)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Rebecca Mackey (BOSS Racing Team)0:01:54
39Melanie Roach0:01:55
40Rowena Fry (Team Polygon Australia)0:01:56
41Madeline Marshall (Suzuki Bontrager)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Claire Trembath (Specialized Securitor)0:01:58
43Vanessa Mcdonald0:02:04
44Alice Wallett0:02:06
45Sallyanne Cowman (Campos Avalon)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Tegan Elferkh (BOSS Racing Team)0:02:09
47Alexandra O'Dea (Campos Avalon)0:02:19
48Sarah Roy (Team Bikebug)0:02:21
49Brittany Lindores (Team Bikebug)0:02:29
50Stacey Riedel (Specialized Securitor)0:02:31
51Ruby Livingstone (Team Bikebug)0:02:40
52Natalie Langer0:05:18
53Georgia Baker (Team Polygon Australia)0:06:18
DNSKristy Glover (Holden Women Cycling Team)Row 53 - Cell 2
DNSAshlee Ankudinoff (Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team)Row 54 - Cell 2
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Teams stage
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pensar SPM Racing0:39:31
2Suzuki Bontrager0:00:32
3Holden Women Cycling Team0:00:33
4Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team0:00:44
5Team Polygon Australia0:01:54
6BOSS Racing Team0:02:38
7Campos Avalon0:03:18
8Specialized Securitor0:03:26
9Team Bikebug0:04:47
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General classification after Stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruth Corset (Pensar SPM Racing)2:47:14
2Miranda Griffiths (Holden Women Cycling Team)0:00:08
3Katrin Garfoot (Pensar SPM Racing)0:00:32
4Rebecca Wiasak (Suzuki Bontrager)0:00:33
5Taryn Heather (Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team)0:00:41
6Lucy Coldwell (Holden Women Cycling Team)0:00:58
7Grace Sulzberger (Team Polygon Australia)0:01:11
8Emily Roper (Suzuki Bontrager)0:01:12
9Sophie Mackay (BOSS Racing Team)0:01:15
10Zoe Watters (Pensar SPM Racing)0:01:25
11Samantha De Riter (Holden Women Cycling Team)0:01:28
12Susan McAlister (Pensar SPM Racing)0:01:31
13Jessica Mundy (Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team)0:01:51
14Ellen Skerritt (Team Bikebug)0:01:52
15Jenelle Crooks0:01:54
16Rebecca Werner (Specialized Securitor)0:01:57
17Rebecca Heath (Holden Women Cycling Team)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Laura Meadley0:02:00
19Marianne Westacott-Clermonts0:02:03
20Cassandra Dodd (Specialized Securitor)0:02:07
21Jemma Brown0:02:08
22Jasmin Hurikino (Campos Avalon)0:02:14
23Nicole Moerig (Pensar SPM Racing)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Sarah Roy (Team Bikebug)0:02:50
25Georgia Baker (Team Polygon Australia)0:06:51
26Chloe Mcconville (Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team)0:08:44
27Amy Cure (Team Polygon Australia)0:10:57
28Rowena Fry (Team Polygon Australia)0:12:13
29Judith Betts (Campos Avalon)0:15:42
30Ailie McDonald (Suzuki Bontrager)0:15:49
31Jessica Toghill0:16:05
32Emma Viotto0:16:09
33Alexandria Nicholls (Suzuki Bontrager)0:16:13
34Rachel Ward0:16:14
35Kendelle Hodges (Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team)0:16:20
36Chloe Mcintosh0:16:22
37Kym Lynch0:16:24
38Trudy Van Der Straaten (Specialized Securitor)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Melanie Roach0:16:28
40Claire Trembath (Specialized Securitor)0:16:32
41Brittany Lindores (Team Bikebug)0:17:03
42Stacey Riedel (Specialized Securitor)0:17:05
43Ruby Livingstone (Team Bikebug)0:17:14
44Rebecca Mackey (BOSS Racing Team)0:23:23
45Megan Bagworth (BOSS Racing Team)0:25:00
46Linda White0:25:05
47Madeline Marshall (Suzuki Bontrager)0:25:32
48Alice Wallett0:25:42
49Sallyanne Cowman (Campos Avalon)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Tegan Elferkh (BOSS Racing Team)0:25:45
51Alexandra O'Dea (Campos Avalon)0:47:09
52Vanessa Mcdonald0:48:53
53Natalie Langer0:52:07
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Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Miranda Griffiths (Holden Women Cycling Team)4pts
2Ruth Corset (Pensar SPM Racing)4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Emily Roper (Suzuki Bontrager)3Row 2 - Cell 3
4Katrin Garfoot (Pensar SPM Racing)1Row 3 - Cell 3
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KoM classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Ruth Corset (Pensar SPM Racing)6pts
2Miranda Griffiths (Holden Women Cycling Team)4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Emily Roper (Suzuki Bontrager)2Row 2 - Cell 3
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pensar SPM Racing8:23:53
2Holden Women Cycling Team0:00:33
3Jayco/Apollo VIS Women’s Road Team0:09:05
4Team Polygon Australia0:12:28
5Suzuki Bontrager0:15:23
6Specialized Securitor0:18:17
7Team Bikebug0:19:38
8Campos Avalon0:41:27
9BOSS Racing Team0:47:27
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Men's NRS time trial
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joseph Cooper (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:11:24
2Aaron Donnelly (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:00:26
3Ben Dyball (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:00:31
4Jack Haig (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:00:39
5Neil Van Der Ploeg (search2retain p/b health.com.au)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Darren Lapthorne (Drapac Cycling)0:00:41
7Ayden Toovey (Racing Kangaroos Cycling Development Program)0:00:44
8Nathan Earle (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:00:49
9Adam Semple (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)0:00:51
10Nathan Elliott (Target Trek Racing Team)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Jacob Kauffmann (Budget Forklifts)0:00:52
12Jake Magee (GPM Data#3)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Marc Williams (Budget Forklifts)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Craig Evers (Racing Kangaroos Cycling Development Program)0:00:54
15Jai Crawford (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:00:56
16Ben Grenda (Team Polygon Australia)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Eric Sheppard (search2retain p/b health.com.au)0:00:58
18Matthew Clark (CharterMason Drapac Development Team)0:00:59
19Jayden Copp (Pro Team Downunder)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Harry Carpenter (Euride Racing)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Conor Murtagh (CharterMason Drapac Development Team)0:01:02
22Malcolm Rudolph (Drapac Cycling)0:01:03
23Robbie Hucker (Drapac Cycling)0:01:07
24Joshua Prete (Budget Forklifts)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Michael Phelan (Parramatta Race Team)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Ryan Cavanagh (Pensar SPM Racing)0:01:09
27Correy Edmed (Pensar SPM Racing)0:01:10
28Bernard Sulzberger (Drapac Cycling)0:01:11
29Andrew Stephan (Data#3 Cisco Racing Team)0:01:12
30Dave Brown (Data#3 Cisco Racing Team)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Alex Wohler (Budget Forklifts)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Callum O'Sullivan (Data#3 Cisco Racing Team)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Jordan Payne (Racing Kangaroos Cycling Development Program)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Peter Hatton (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)0:01:13
35Scott McPhee (Euride Racing)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Saxon Irvine (Downer EDi Mining National Cycling Team)0:01:16
37Tom Kaesler (Euride Racing)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Nicholas Yallouris (St George Skoda HP Team)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Jason Spencer (CharterMason Drapac Development Team)0:01:19
40Fiachra O'Muire (Euride Racing)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Cal Britten (search2retain p/b health.com.au)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Oliver Martin (Team Polygon Australia)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Ben Cook (Campos Avalon)0:01:20
44Brodie Talbot (Racing Kangaroos Cycling Development Program)0:01:21
45Kristian Juel (Budget Forklifts)0:01:24
46Jeremy Scott (St George Skoda HP Team)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Nicholas Woods (Pro Team Downunder)0:01:26
48Luke Williams (Sydney Uni Velo Racing)0:01:27
49Trevor Spencer (CharterMason Drapac Development Team)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Jacob Restall (Pro Team Downunder)0:01:28
51Daniel Bonello (Parramatta Race Team)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Andrew Roe (Euride Racing)0:01:29
53James Hepburn (GPM Data#3)0:01:30
54Lachlan Ambrose (Veneziano Blefari Cycling Team)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Joel Strachan (Target Trek Racing Team)0:01:31
56Thomas Patton (Parramatta Race Team)0:01:32
57William Walker (Drapac Cycling)Row 56 - Cell 2
58James Boal (Target Trek Racing Team)0:01:33
59James Szollosi (Pro Team Downunder)Row 58 - Cell 2
60Chris Beeck (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)0:01:36
61Julian Hamill (GPM Data#3)Row 60 - Cell 2
62Christopher Aitken (Paradice Investment Cycling Team)0:01:37
63Mathew Marshall (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)0:01:38
64Jay Dutton (St George Skoda HP Team)0:01:39
65Theodore Yates (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)0:01:41
66Mitchell Carrington (Paradice Investment Cycling Team)0:01:42
67Reuben Donati (Downer EDi Mining National Cycling Team)0:01:44
68Leslie Masters (Pro Team Downunder)0:01:45
69Darcy Ellerm-Norton (Pro Team Downunder)0:01:46
70Tamas Allenby (Sydney Uni Velo Racing)Row 69 - Cell 2
71David Melville (GPM Data#3)0:01:48
72Dylan Newbery (Downer EDi Mining National Cycling Team)0:01:49
73Kyle Bridgwood (Data#3 Cisco Racing Team)Row 72 - Cell 2
74Benjamin Harvey (St George Skoda HP Team)0:01:50
75Kevin Hawes (Racing Kangaroos Cycling Development Program)Row 74 - Cell 2
76Matthew Nicholson (Team Polygon Australia)0:01:52
77Jesse Ewart (GPM Data#3)0:01:53
78Dylan Hately (Target Trek Racing Team)0:01:54
79Peter English (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)0:01:56
80Antony Dimitrovski (Parramatta Race Team)0:01:58
81Sam Stow (Pensar SPM Racing)Row 80 - Cell 2
82Griffith Moore (Downer EDi Mining National Cycling Team)Row 81 - Cell 2
83Brad Davies (Euride Racing)0:02:00
84Ryan Thomas (Parramatta Race Team)0:02:01
85Amir Rusli (Drapac Cycling)0:02:02
86Benjamin Fox (Racing Kangaroos Cycling Development Program)0:02:03
87Angus Tobin (search2retain p/b health.com.au)Row 86 - Cell 2
88Andrew Crawley (GPM Data#3)0:02:04
89Daniel Pinczewski (Downer EDi Mining National Cycling Team)0:02:09
90Geoff Straub (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)Row 89 - Cell 2
91Kasey Clark (Pensar SPM Racing)0:02:10
92Matthew Killin (Pensar SPM Racing)Row 91 - Cell 2
93Nicholas Costello (Racing Kangaroos Cycling Development Program)Row 92 - Cell 2
94Adam Allen (Data#3 Cisco Racing Team)0:02:12
95Hadleigh Milligan (Pensar SPM Racing)Row 94 - Cell 2
96Alexander Malone (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)Row 95 - Cell 2
97Andrew Clarkson (Veneziano Blefari Cycling Team)0:02:13
98Connor Hughes (Sydney Uni Velo Racing)0:02:14
99Tristan Bauer (Sydney Uni Velo Racing)0:02:15
100Thomas Donald (search2retain p/b health.com.au)Row 99 - Cell 2
101Riley Maule (Data#3 Cisco Racing Team)0:02:16
102Stuart Smith (search2retain p/b health.com.au)0:02:23
103Cameron Ivory (Paradice Investment Cycling Team)Row 102 - Cell 2
104Shaun Mccarthy (Budget Forklifts)0:02:24
105Guy Brown (Paradice Investment Cycling Team)0:02:25
106Reece Robinson (Paradice Investment Cycling Team)0:02:28
107Rafael Vainikka (Downer EDi Mining National Cycling Team)0:02:30
108Jason Rigg (Team Polygon Australia)0:02:31
109Justin Vanstone (Pro Team Downunder)0:02:32
110Harrison Bailey (Parramatta Race Team)0:02:37
111David Parsons (Veneziano Blefari Cycling Team)0:02:46
112Lex Nederlof (Veneziano Blefari Cycling Team)0:02:47
113James Miller (Campos Avalon)Row 112 - Cell 2
114Blair Windsor (Budget Forklifts)0:02:52
115Daniel McCulloch (Campos Avalon)0:03:08
116Alistair Donohoe (search2retain p/b health.com.au)0:03:09
117Rowan Dever (Target Trek Racing Team)0:03:11
118Gerald Evans (Team Polygon Australia)0:03:16
119Ben Price (Team Polygon Australia)0:03:26
120Sylvain Lauwers (Pro Team Downunder)0:03:27
121Russell Gill (Euride Racing)0:03:47
122Cameron Bayly (search2retain p/b health.com.au)0:04:04
123Jesse Kerrison (Budget Forklifts)0:04:34
124George Tansley (Euride Racing)0:05:54
125Jack Beckinsale (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:06:41
126Anthony Giacoppo (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:07:04
127Scott Law (GPM Data#3)0:07:17
128Joshua Taylor (GPM Data#3)0:08:44
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Team stage
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team0:35:09
2Racing Kangaroos Cycling Development Program0:01:53
3Budget Forklifts0:01:54
4Drapac CyclingRow 3 - Cell 2
5search2retain p/b health.com.au0:01:59
6CharterMason Drapac Development Team0:02:23
7Euride Racing0:02:31
8Data#3 Cisco Racing Team0:02:39
9Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:02:43
10Pro Team Downunder0:02:56
11Target Trek Racing Team0:02:58
12GPM Data#30:03:01
13Parramatta Race Team0:03:10
14Team Polygon AustraliaRow 13 - Cell 2
15Pensar SPM Racing0:03:20
16St George Skoda HP Team0:03:22
17Downer EDi Mining National Cycling Team0:03:52
18Sydney Uni Velo Racing0:04:30
19Paradice Investment Cycling Team0:04:45
20Veneziano Blefari Cycling Team0:05:32
21Campos Avalon0:06:18
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General classification after Stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jack Haig (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)6:23:49
2Jai Crawford (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:00:39
3Adam Semple (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)0:00:45
4Eric Sheppard (search2retain p/b health.com.au)0:00:48
5Nathan Earle (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:01:22
6Bernard Sulzberger (Drapac Cycling)0:01:24
7Ben Dyball (Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team)0:01:30
8Marc Williams (Budget Forklifts)0:01:34
9Alex Wohler (Budget Forklifts)