Bewley bests two man break

New Zealand track cycling star Sam Bewley reinforced his road prowess by winning stage 3 of the New Zealand Cycle Classic in Manawatu today.

Bewley, a Beijing Olympic medallist, put his track power to good use as he beat off the challenge from breakaway companion Nick Lovegrove (Subway Pro Cycling) in the sprint for the win.

The leading pair along with Brodie Talbot (Expert Team) managed to break free from the peloton in the first 15 kms of today's stage, which was a 155km loop from Palmerston North, run in the reverse direction from Thursday's stage.

They quickly established themselves in a comfortable lead in the cold and wet conditions, remaining clear for a gruelling 140kms.

"I didn't plan on spending 140kms out the front with only one or two other riders, but it just sort of worked out that way. I thought once I was in there I may as well commit to it," said Bewley.

With the leading trio no threat to the yellow jersey, the peloton gave them a free rein, as they established a seven minute lead, before Talbot was dropped after 80kms.

"I knew once we turned in Apiti (after the hills) I knew it was going to be hard in the wind having only two guys. Even with five guys it would have been a big ask.

"Luckily the guys from Drapac team weren't interested in catching us, with Nick and I both 16 minutes down on general classification which definitely worked in our favour.

"The final 30kms into the wind though was the hardest 30kms I've done in my life.

"I have only been training hard for three or four weeks now, so I knew my condition wasn't going to be that great coming into the race. But today I felt strong enough to ride hard all day so I am happy with that."

The early margin proved costly for the peloton who were unable to reel in the leading pair despite a powerful and frantic push into the strong winds, storming across the line only eight seconds behind Bewley.

The stage result did not affect the overall leaders with Australian Darren Lapthorne (Drapac Professional Cycling) retaining the tour lead. He holds a narrow three second advantage over fellow Australian Jay McCarthy (Jayco -AIS).

Tomorrow's penultimate fourth stage is 111km circuit stage from Palmerston North through Bunnythorpe, Awahou and Ashurst.

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Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bewley (NZl) New Zealand3:52:05
2Nick Lovegrove (NZl) Subway Pro CyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3Patrick Bevin (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin0:00:07
4Oliver Harding-Sheath (NZl) Team ElevenRow 3 - Cell 2
5Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 4 - Cell 2
6Lee Evans (NZl) Pelorus Real EstateRow 5 - Cell 2
7Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Jayco-AISRow 6 - Cell 2
8Henri Bardoul (NZl) Team MasseyRow 7 - Cell 2
9Ryan Wills (NZl) Tait CommunicationsRow 8 - Cell 2
10Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Chris Jory (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson RacingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Alex Frame (NZl) BenchmarkRow 11 - Cell 2
13Damien Howson (Aus) Team Jayco-AISRow 12 - Cell 2
14Dan Barry (NZl) BenchmarkRow 13 - Cell 2
15Joe Lewis (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATSRow 14 - Cell 2
16Peter Latham (NZl) Subway Pro CyclingRow 15 - Cell 2
17Josh Taylor (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson RacingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Paul Odlin (NZl) Subway Pro CyclingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Aaron Gate (NZl) New ZealandRow 18 - Cell 2
20Ben Robertson (NZl) Tait CommunicationsRow 19 - Cell 2
21Sam Rutherford (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson RacingRow 20 - Cell 2
22James Elvery (Aus) Team ElevenRow 21 - Cell 2
23Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 23 - Cell 2
25Brad Tilby (NZl) Armstrong Motor GroupRow 24 - Cell 2
26Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 25 - Cell 2
27Dion Smith (NZl) Team MasseyRow 26 - Cell 2
28Benjamin Hill (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATSRow 27 - Cell 2
29Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 28 - Cell 2
30Hamish Elley-Brown (NZl) Hudson Gavin MartinRow 29 - Cell 2
31Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 30 - Cell 2
32Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 31 - Cell 2
33Michael Vink (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Jeremy Yates (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Damien Wright (Aus) Suzuki TrekRow 34 - Cell 2
36Blake Hose (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 35 - Cell 2
37James Oram (NZl) Team ElevenRow 36 - Cell 2
38Marc Ryan (NZl) New ZealandRow 37 - Cell 2
39Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 38 - Cell 2
40William Lind (Aus) Suzuki TrekRow 39 - Cell 2
41Chris Macic (NZl) Armstrong Motor GroupRow 40 - Cell 2
42Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki TrekRow 41 - Cell 2
43Caleb Jones (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson RacingRow 42 - Cell 2
44Darren Rolfe (Aus) Ricoh TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Sam Horgan (NZl) Subway Pro CyclingRow 44 - Cell 2
46Tim Cameron (Aus) Suzuki TrekRow 45 - Cell 2
47Nick Jowsey (NZl) Hudson Gavin MartinRow 46 - Cell 2
48Ben Dyball (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 47 - Cell 2
49Darcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) Tait CommunicationsRow 48 - Cell 2
50Kieran Hambrook (NZl) Armstrong Motor GroupRow 49 - Cell 2
51Nicolas Dougal (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATSRow 50 - Cell 2
52Peter Smith (Aus) Hudson Gavin MartinRow 51 - Cell 2
53Matthew Marshall (NZl) Ricoh TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Matt Wheatcroft (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Anthony Chapman (NZl) Tait CommunicationsRow 54 - Cell 2
56Andy Bajc (Slo) Ricoh TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Sam Lindsay (NZl) Armstrong Motor GroupRow 56 - Cell 2
58Westley Gough (NZl) Subway Pro CyclingRow 57 - Cell 2
59Ryan Sissons (NZl) Armstrong Motor GroupRow 58 - Cell 2
60Michael Naylor (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 59 - Cell 2
61Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco-AISRow 60 - Cell 2
62Scott Thomas (NZl) Unique Realty0:00:16
63Calvin Watson (Aus) Team Jayco-AISRow 62 - Cell 2
64Johno Gee (NZl) Unique RealtyRow 63 - Cell 2
65Brad Carter (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Peter Thompson (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Shane Archbold (NZl) New ZealandRow 66 - Cell 2
68Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Expert TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Joseph Cooper (NZl) Ricoh TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Ricoh TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Nelson Shaw (NZl) Pelorus Real EstateRow 71 - Cell 2
73Josh Atkins (NZl) BenchmarkRow 72 - Cell 2
74Alastair Loutit (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson RacingRow 73 - Cell 2
75James McCoy (NZl) BenchmarkRow 74 - Cell 2
76Steve Stannard (NZl) Team MasseyRow 75 - Cell 2
77Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS0:00:26
78Travers Nuttall (Aus) Expert Team0:00:32
79Joshua Aldridge (Aus) Expert Team0:00:34
80Tristan Thomas (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 79 - Cell 2
81Andy Hagan (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:02:16
82James Early (NZl) Tait Communications0:15:09
83Max Annear Henderson (NZl) Team Massey0:21:19
84Andy Mackay (NZl) Unique RealtyRow 83 - Cell 2
85Ivan Michelin-Beard (Aus) Suzuki TrekRow 84 - Cell 2
86Chris Symon (NZl) Pelorus Real EstateRow 85 - Cell 2
87Thomas Donald (Aus) Team ElevenRow 86 - Cell 2
88Stuart Houltham (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 87 - Cell 2
89Matt Sillars (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Matiu Kaihau (NZl) Team MasseyRow 89 - Cell 2
91Chris Kendall (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 90 - Cell 2
92Myron Simpson (NZl) New ZealandRow 91 - Cell 2
93Lachlan Ambrose (Aus) Expert TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 93 - Cell 2
95Brodie Talbot (Aus) Expert Team0:25:23
DNFFabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFDenay Cottam (NZl) Pelorus Real EstateRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Coombes (NZl) Unique RealtyRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFWill Bowman (NZl) BenchmarkRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFCameron Peterson (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATSRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFJohnnie Walker (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATSRow 100 - Cell 2
DNSAidan McKenzie (Aus) Team ElevenRow 101 - Cell 2
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General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling7:38:16
2Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS0:00:03
3Campbell Flakemore (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:01:14
4Patrick Bevin (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin0:01:30
5Damien Howson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS0:01:34
6Paul Odlin (NZl) Subway Pro CyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Michael Vink (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco-AISRow 7 - Cell 2
9Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling0:01:35
10Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:01:42
11Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:01:43
12Calvin Watson (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS0:01:44
13Joseph Cooper (NZl) Ricoh TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:01:48
15Aaron Gate (NZl) New ZealandRow 14 - Cell 2
16Brad Tilby (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:01:53
17Darren Rolfe (Aus) Ricoh TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Dan Barry (NZl) Benchmark0:01:55
19James Oram (NZl) Team Eleven0:01:57
20Sam Horgan (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling0:02:03
21Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:02:09
22Michael Naylor (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:02:24
23Sam Bewley (NZl) New Zealand0:16:00
24Marc Ryan (NZl) New Zealand0:16:19
25Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:16:24
26Nick Lovegrove (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling0:16:27
27Ben Dyball (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 26 - Cell 2
28Joe Lewis (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS0:16:29
29Nicolas Dougal (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS0:16:31
30Peter Latham (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling0:16:35
31Josh Atkins (NZl) Benchmark0:16:36
32Shane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand0:16:40
33Henri Bardoul (NZl) Team Massey0:16:41
34Jeremy Yates (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team0:16:42
35Benjamin Hill (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATS0:16:43
36Josh Taylor (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing0:16:44
37Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Ricoh Team0:16:46
38Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:16:47
39Dion Smith (NZl) Team Massey0:16:49
40Brad Carter (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team0:16:50
41Anthony Chapman (NZl) Tait Communications0:16:54
42Chris Macic (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:16:55
43Darcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) Tait CommunicationsRow 42 - Cell 2
44Blake Hose (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:16:56
45Ben Robertson (NZl) Tait Communications0:16:57
46Chris Jory (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson RacingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Westley Gough (NZl) Subway Pro CyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Caleb Jones (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing0:16:58
50Brendan Johnston (Aus) Suzuki TrekRow 49 - Cell 2
51William Lind (Aus) Suzuki Trek0:16:59
52Oliver Harding-Sheath (NZl) Team Eleven0:17:00
53Lee Evans (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate0:17:01
54Matt Wheatcroft (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team0:17:02
55Alastair Loutit (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing0:17:03
56Andy Bajc (Slo) Ricoh TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Sam Lindsay (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:17:05
58Nick Jowsey (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin0:17:06
59Sam Rutherford (Aus) Team GPM - Wilson Racing0:17:07
60Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Expert TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Matthew Marshall (NZl) Ricoh Team0:17:10
62Peter Thompson (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 61 - Cell 2
63Ryan Wills (NZl) Tait Communications0:17:11
64Scott Thomas (NZl) Unique Realty0:17:13
65Damien Wright (Aus) Suzuki Trek0:17:19
66Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco-AISRow 65 - Cell 2
67Steve Stannard (NZl) Team Massey0:17:20
68Tim Cameron (Aus) Suzuki Trek0:17:22
69Kieran Hambrook (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:17:23
70Ryan Sissons (NZl) Armstrong Motor Group0:17:25
71Peter Smith (Aus) Hudson Gavin Martin0:17:28
72Hamish Elley-Brown (NZl) Hudson Gavin Martin0:17:30
73Tristan Thomas (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:17:31
74Travers Nuttall (Aus) Expert Team0:17:47
75Johno Gee (NZl) Unique Realty0:18:02
76Joshua Aldridge (Aus) Expert Team0:18:09
77Andy Hagan (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:18:43
78Alex Frame (NZl) Benchmark0:27:35
79James Elvery (Aus) Team Eleven0:28:30
80James McCoy (NZl) Benchmark0:28:36
81Nelson Shaw (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate0:30:38
82James Early (NZl) Tait Communications0:32:07
83Myron Simpson (NZl) New Zealand0:37:53
84Stuart Houltham (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:38:25
85Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:38:27
86Ivan Michelin-Beard (Aus) Suzuki Trek0:38:36
87Thomas Donald (Aus) Team Eleven0:38:43
88Brodie Talbot (Aus) Expert Team0:42:16
89Lachlan Ambrose (Aus) Expert Team0:49:45
90Chris Kendall (NZl) Wheelworks Racing0:50:09
91Matt Sillars (NZl) Mico Protrain Cycling Team0:50:30
92Matiu Kaihau (NZl) Team Massey0:51:17
93Max Annear Henderson (NZl) Team Massey0:51:53
94Chris Symon (NZl) Pelorus Real Estate0:52:05
95Andy Mackay (NZl) Unique Realty0:55:02
DNFFabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFDenay Cottam (NZl) Pelorus Real EstateRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Coombes (NZl) Unique RealtyRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFWill Bowman (NZl) BenchmarkRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFCameron Peterson (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATSRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFJohnnie Walker (Aus) RBS Morgans - ATSRow 100 - Cell 2
DNSAidan McKenzie (Aus) Team ElevenRow 101 - Cell 2

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