Matthews holds off Sutton for Cronulla victory

Rabobank's Michael Matthews just got the better of local race favourite and series leader Chris Sutton (Sky) at the second race of the NSW Grand Prix at Cronulla on Sunday in a bunch sprint. The pair was separated by centimetres and Matthews looked as surprised as any to take the win, with the Canberra neo-pro planning to lead out former winner Graeme Brown to the line.

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Škoda Men’s NSW Grand Prix Event 2 Cronulla
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Matthews (Rabobank)20pts
2Chris Sutton (Team Sky)18Row 1 - Cell 3
3Caleb Ewan (NSWIS)16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Dean Windsor (Rapha Condor Sharp)15Row 3 - Cell 3
5Ben Kersten (Team Jayco-2XU)14Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jackson-Leigh Rathbone (Parramatta Race Team)13Row 5 - Cell 3
7Adam Phelan (Drapac Cycling Team)12Row 6 - Cell 3
8Graeme Brown (Rabobank)11Row 7 - Cell 3
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Škoda Men’s NSW Grand Prix Overall
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Chris Sutton (Team Sky)38pts
2Michael Matthews (Rabobank)30Row 1 - Cell 3
3Caleb Ewan (NSWIS)30Row 2 - Cell 3
4Ben Kersten (Team Jayco-2XU)30Row 3 - Cell 3
5Graeme Brown (Rabobank)29Row 4 - Cell 3
6Dean Windsor (Rapha Condor Sharp)28Row 5 - Cell 3
7Richard Lang (Jayco AIS)25Row 6 - Cell 3
8Jackson-Leigh Rathbone (Parramatta Race Team)23Row 7 - Cell 3

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As a sports journalist and producer since 1997, Jane has covered Olympic and Commonwealth Games, rugby league, motorsport, cricket, surfing, triathlon, rugby union, and golf for print, radio, television and online. However her enduring passion has been cycling.

 

Jane is a former Australian Editor of Cyclingnews from 2011 to 2013 and continues to freelance within the cycling industry.

 

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