Kent-Spark wins Melbourne to Warrnambool

Geelong's Oliver Kent-Spark notched up the biggest win of his career, taking out the 99th Melbourne to Warrnambool, outpacing Commonwealth Games gold medallist Alex Edmondson (SASI) in the 273km event. Defending champion Sam Horgan (Budget Forklifts) finished third.

"I can't believe this has happened, it's absolutely incredible," Kent-Spark said. "This is 100 per cent the highlight in my career.

"I had 'always believe in yourself' in my head which is actually what my mum said to me this morning - the power of the mind is amazing."

Kent-Spark was part of a late 12-man breakaway that formed with 40 kilometres remaining and gained a one minute advantage on the peloton.

The group included Horgan, Edmondson, Jacob Kauffman (Budget Forklifts), Wesley Sulzberger (Drapac), Mark O'Brien (Avanti Racing) and Jeremy Cameron (African Wildlife Safaris) and began to splinter on the run into Warrnambool, with Horgan and Kent Spark caught out following an aggressive attack from O'Brien.

With five kilometres remaining, Edmondson, Kauffman, Cameron and O'Brien looked set to contest the finish between them, before Horgan and Kent-Spark dug deep and rejoined the group with three kilometres left to race.

"I was yo-yoing off the back of the break, we kind of came back together on a little downhill and it was Alex Edmondson who led the sprint out half-heartedly.

"I thought I was racing for second at best, the uphill sprint is better for me than a flat one but even that's not great for me, but everything changes at the end of 273 kilometres, it's a big day," Spark said.

Two-time track world champion and Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallist, Edmondson, was disappointed to have come so close to victory.

"It's pretty hard to race almost 280 kilometres and be rolled on the line, but I gave it all I had and I guess I got beaten by a better bike rider on the day," said Edmondson.

"I take my hat off to the search2retain guys and Ollie Kent-Spark. He's such a nice guy and did a lot of the work when we got into that small breakaway at the end."

Kent-Spark's victory is the third on the trot for his health.com.au/search2retain team following Patrick Bevin taking out the National Capital Tour and Tour of Tasmania.

The Subaru National Road Series concludes on October 25 with the Grafton to Inverell.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Oliver Kent-Spark (health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team)7:00:21
2Alexander Edmondson (SASI Cycling Team)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Samuel Horgan (Team Budget Forklifts)0:00:01
4Jacob Kauffmann (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Mark O'brien (Avanti Racing Team)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Jeremy Cameron (African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team)0:00:02
7Jesse Kerrison (Team Budget Forklifts)0:00:05
8Jonathan Cantwell (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Angus Tobin (health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Brenton Jones (Avanti Racing Team)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Tommy Nankervis (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Sean Whitfield (Team Scody Downunder)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Alexander Smyth (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Stuart Shaw (health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Jason Lowndes (Team Seight)0:00:06
16Liam White (Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team)Row 15 - Cell 2
17James Mowatt (African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team)Row 16 - Cell 2
18George Tansley (SASI Cycling Team)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Dylan Pierre-Humbert (Wormall Civil CCS)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Daniel Nelson (African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Anthony CollinsRow 20 - Cell 2
22Lee Burchell (Bike Gallery - Lexus Blackburn)0:00:06
23Hamish Schreurs (Subaru Albion NRS Development Team)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Luke Parker (African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Christopher LuxtonRow 24 - Cell 2
26Tom Leaper (Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part)0:00:06
27Neil Van Der Ploeg (Avanti Racing Team)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Kyle ThompsonRow 27 - Cell 2
29Lachlan GlasspoolRow 28 - Cell 2
30Scott Sunderland (Team Scody Downunder)0:00:06
31Daniel Bonello (GPM Stulz)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Nick Miller (Team Scody Downunder)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Russell Gill (Wormall Civil CCS)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Tom SacreRow 33 - Cell 2
35Dylan Hately (Team Seight)0:00:06
36David RugendykeRow 35 - Cell 2
37Daniel Strauss (Bike Gallery - Lexus Blackburn)0:00:06
38Tyler Spurrell (African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Christopher Fuller (St Kilda)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Malcolm Rudolph (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Tyson Chambers (Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Julian Paynter (St Kilda)Row 41 - Cell 2
43James Rendall (African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Jake Magee (CharterMason Giant Racing)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Darcy Woolley (African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Sean Lake (African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Chris Jory (GPM Stulz)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Ryan CottrellRow 47 - Cell 2
49Timothy Roe (Team Budget Forklifts)0:00:06
50Joshua Taylor (CharterMason Giant Racing)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Vaughan Bowman (Team Seight)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Bernard Sulzberger (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Benjamin Johnson (Footscray)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Kris Johnston (Cellarbrations Racing Team)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Nicholas Graham-Dawson (Wormall Civil CCS)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Joel WalshRow 55 - Cell 2
57Russell Van HoutRow 56 - Cell 2
58Zane Hunter (Team Seight)0:00:06
59Daniel HerrewynRow 58 - Cell 2
60Andreas Nielson (Cellarbrations Racing Team)0:00:06
61Todd Buschkuehl (Team Scody Downunder)Row 60 - Cell 2
62Samuel Witmitz (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Mason Austen (Hawthorn)Row 62 - Cell 2
64Ryan Thomas (GPM Stulz)Row 63 - Cell 2
65Chris HarperRow 64 - Cell 2
66Darryn Benn (Blackburn)0:00:06
67Thomas Patton (GPM Stulz)Row 66 - Cell 2
68Tom Robinson (Avanti Racing Team)Row 67 - Cell 2
69Nicholas Bien (Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team)Row 68 - Cell 2
70Nicholas WoodRow 69 - Cell 2
71Jack Anderson (Drapac Professional Cycling)0:00:06
72Darrin Jones (Port Fairy *)Row 71 - Cell 2
73Ricky Smedts (Bike Gallery - Lexus Blackburn)Row 72 - Cell 2
74Daniel Barry (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 73 - Cell 2
75Keegan Aitchison (Subaru Albion NRS Development Team)Row 74 - Cell 2
76Michael Vink (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 75 - Cell 2
77Mark Crawford (GPM Stulz)Row 76 - Cell 2
78Cameron Mcdonald (Bike Gallery - Lexus Blackburn)Row 77 - Cell 2
79Tom PatonRow 78 - Cell 2
80Jordan PayneRow 79 - Cell 2
81Josh Berry (Cellarbrations Racing Team)0:00:06
82Michael Troy (GPM Stulz)Row 81 - Cell 2
83Fergus Sully (Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team)Row 82 - Cell 2
84Jake KlajnblatRow 83 - Cell 2
85Mitchell Barry (Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part)0:00:06
86Josh Aldridge (Subaru Albion NRS Development Team)Row 85 - Cell 2
87Aaron Watts (Cellarbrations Racing Team)Row 86 - Cell 2
88Edward White (GPM Stulz)Row 87 - Cell 2
89Lauchlan StewartRow 88 - Cell 2
90Mitchell Mulhern (Team Scody Downunder)0:00:06
91Travis Meyer (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 90 - Cell 2
92Joseph Cooper (Avanti Racing Team)Row 91 - Cell 2
93Justin GassnerRow 92 - Cell 2
94Todd Satchell (Anchor Point South Coast Cycling Team)0:00:06
95Glenn O'shea (SASI Cycling Team)Row 94 - Cell 2
96Tom Kaesler (SASI Cycling Team)Row 95 - Cell 2
97David Kelly (TRH)Row 96 - Cell 2
98Cameron Bayly (health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team)Row 97 - Cell 2
99Miles Scotson (SASI Cycling Team)Row 98 - Cell 2
100Matt Boys (Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part)Row 99 - Cell 2
101Thomas Donald (health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team)Row 100 - Cell 2
102Harry Carpenter (SASI Cycling Team)0:00:12
103Mitchell DedmanRow 102 - Cell 2
104Jacob LanghamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Kane Walker (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)0:00:12
106David Mclean (Team Seight)0:00:15
107Joel Strachan (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)Row 106 - Cell 2
108Christopher Lee (Bike Gallery - Lexus Blackburn)Row 107 - Cell 2
109Stuart Smith (health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team)Row 108 - Cell 2
110Patrick Shaw (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)0:00:17
111Mitchell Cooper (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)Row 110 - Cell 2
112Angus Morton (Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team)0:00:19
113Darren Lapthorne (Drapac Professional Cycling)0:00:20
114Lachlan Norris (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 113 - Cell 2
115Wesley Sulzberger (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 114 - Cell 2
116Jayden Copp (Wormall Civil CCS)Row 115 - Cell 2
117Guy Kalma (Wormall Civil CCS)Row 116 - Cell 2
118Jack Beckinsale (Avanti Racing Team)0:01:39
119Stephen Fairless (Shepparton)Row 118 - Cell 2
120Aaron Donnelly (Avanti Racing Team)0:01:55
121Benjamin Hill (CharterMason Giant Racing)0:02:58
122Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Avanti Racing Team)Row 121 - Cell 2
123Sam Crome (CharterMason Giant Racing)0:03:51
124Ian Johnston (Rockhampton)0:08:13
125Jay Phillpotts (Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part)0:09:46
126Daniel Molyneux (Subaru Albion NRS Development Team)0:12:17
127Dylan Lindsey (Anchor Point South Coast Cycling Team)0:17:52
128Ryan Vecht (St Kilda)0:21:10
129Samuel HillRow 128 - Cell 2
130Michael Mcgee (Anchor Point South Coast Cycling Team)0:21:10
131Samuel RixRow 130 - Cell 2
132Allan Satchell (Anchor Point South Coast Cycling Team)0:21:12
133Gary Mclennan (Sunshine Coast)0:26:30
134Steve Duggan (Brunswick)Row 133 - Cell 2
135David Bingley (Launceston City)Row 134 - Cell 2
136Christopher Harney (St Kilda)Row 135 - Cell 2
137Chris Smith (Southern Masters)Row 136 - Cell 2
138Dean Heathcote (TRH)Row 137 - Cell 2
139Steven Payne (Preston)Row 138 - Cell 2
140William Murray (Footscray)Row 139 - Cell 2
141Ashley DawsonRow 140 - Cell 2
142Matthew Sydes (Northern Vets)0:26:30
143Thomas Mcdonough (Coburg)Row 142 - Cell 2
144Daniel Hamblin (ADF Cycling)Row 143 - Cell 2
145Chris Mason (St Kilda)Row 144 - Cell 2
146Andrew WardRow 145 - Cell 2
147David Hill (Alpine)0:26:30
148Christopher Joustra (Latrobe City)Row 147 - Cell 2
149Colin Aitken (Latrobe City)Row 148 - Cell 2
150Mark Scouller (Anchor Point South Coast Cycling Team)Row 149 - Cell 2
151Glenn Landers (St Kilda)Row 150 - Cell 2
152Andrew Kaye (Albury-Wodonga)Row 151 - Cell 2
153Adam Mulford (Carnegie Caulfield)Row 152 - Cell 2
154Gordon Kenneway (Bike Gallery - Lexus Blackburn)Row 153 - Cell 2
155Chris Hellman (St Kilda)0:26:38
156Angus Thomson (St Kilda)Row 155 - Cell 2
157Tim Mcgrath (St Kilda)0:26:45
158Michael Walsh (Launceston City)0:26:48
159Dane Frey (Wormall Civil CCS)0:26:51
160Simon Frost (Carnegie Caulfield)0:27:21
161Conor Murtagh (CharterMason Giant Racing)0:28:11
162Kip Gabriel (Melbourne University)0:49:50
163Justin Leske (Bendigo & District)0:49:52
164Richard Hale (Mildura-Coomealla)Row 163 - Cell 2
165David Foster (Southern Masters)0:50:01
166Lee Lindsay (Southern Masters)1:16:01
167David De Pedro (Dirt Riders)Row 166 - Cell 2
168Kris Gill (Bendigo & District)Row 167 - Cell 2
DNFJacob Restall (CharterMason Giant Racing)Row 168 - Cell 2
DNFRowan Dever (CharterMason Giant Racing)Row 169 - Cell 2
DNFJulian Hamill (GPM Stulz)Row 170 - Cell 2
DNFStuart Grimsey (Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team)Row 171 - Cell 2
DNFBen De Groot (Subaru Albion NRS Development Team)Row 172 - Cell 2
DNFJacob Sutherland (TRH)Row 173 - Cell 2
DNFBen MarshallRow 174 - Cell 2
DNFMick Millar (Southern Masters)Row 175 - Cell 2
DNFCosta Chronis (St Kilda)Row 176 - Cell 2
DNFPatrick Mcintyre (Italo Australian)Row 177 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Cater (Randwick Botany)Row 178 - Cell 2
DNFJustin Vincent (Warrnambool *)Row 179 - Cell 2
DNFGavin Buechler (Hamilton Pine River Wheelers)Row 180 - Cell 2
DNFRussell Church (Carnegie Caulfield)Row 181 - Cell 2
DNFDaryl Stewart (Bendigo & District)Row 182 - Cell 2
DNFScott Wells (Carnegie Caulfield)Row 183 - Cell 2
DNFMark Mclaren (Hamilton)Row 184 - Cell 2
DNFTodd Baxter (Camperdown)Row 185 - Cell 2
DNFLeigh Stott (Dirt Riders)Row 186 - Cell 2
DNFAsh Flint (Northern Vets)Row 187 - Cell 2
DNFSydney Anstee (Bendigo & District)Row 188 - Cell 2
DNSMorgan Smith (CharterMason Giant Racing)Row 189 - Cell 2
DNSAlexander Malone (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)Row 190 - Cell 2
DNSSamuel Volkers (Team Scody Downunder)Row 191 - Cell 2
DNSAlistair Crameri (Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team)Row 192 - Cell 2
DNSNicholas Squillari (TRH)Row 193 - Cell 2
DNSLuigi Vecchio (TRH)Row 194 - Cell 2
DNSJason RiggRow 195 - Cell 2
DNSMichael SmithRow 196 - Cell 2
DNSConnor HughesRow 197 - Cell 2
DNSCraig Porter (Carnegie Caulfield)Row 198 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Teesdale
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Samuel Hill3pts
2Patrick Shaw (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Angus Morton (Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Cobden
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Samuel Hill3pts
2Glenn O'shea (SASI Cycling Team)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tyson Chambers (Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Camperdown
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Samuel Hill
2Stuart Smith (health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team)
3Patrick Shaw (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)
4Angus Morton (Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team)
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Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Samuel Hill6pts
2Glenn O'shea (SASI Cycling Team)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Patrick Shaw (Satalyst Giant Racing Team)2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tyson Chambers (Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-Part)1Row 3 - Cell 3
5Angus Morton (Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing Team)1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Budget Forklifts21:01:10
2health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team0:00:03
3Avanti Racing Team0:00:05
4SASI Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:00:07
6Team Scody Downunder0:00:10
7Drapac Professional CyclingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Team Seight0:00:11
9Wormall Civil CCSRow 8 - Cell 2
10Bike Gallery - Lexus BlackburnRow 9 - Cell 2
11GPM StulzRow 10 - Cell 2
12Croydon Cycleworks/Pick-a-PartRow 11 - Cell 2
13Pat's Veg-Thereabouts Racing TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Subaru Albion NRS Development TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Cellarbrations Racing TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:00:25
17CharterMason Giant Racing0:03:03
18Anchor Point South Coast Cycling Team0:39:01

 

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