Giacoppo grabs another Genesys win

West Australian Anthony Giacoppo was rewarded for outstanding team loyalty with an emphatic victory in the Independent Cranes Shipwreck Coast Classic.

Giacoppo, 25, a member of the all-conquering Genesys Wealth Advisers team, defeated Queenslander Peter Herzig in a punishing two-man sprint finish, with Ballarat’s Patrick Shaw a controversial third.

Giacoppo has been an important domestique this season for high-profile team-mates Nathan Haas, Steele Von Hoff, Shaw, and yesterday’s Melbourne to Warrnambool winner Joel Pearson.

His best performances were third overall in the Eastern Oak Tour of Geelong in July and second placing in the final stage of the Herald Sun Tour earlier this month.

“It’s good to top off the year with a win like this,” Giacoppo said. “It’s been a great season for Genesys.

“Sometimes I felt I could have done better in the races where I was working for Nathan or Steele, but you’ve got to look at the big picture.”

Victorian Nicholas Mitchell was third over the line but chief commissaire Neville Williams elevated fourth placegetter Shaw into the minor placing after ruling that Mitchell caused interference over the last 50 metres.

The 117km Shipwreck Coast Classic started in Warrnambool and took in a route down the Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell before swinging back inland and finishing at Allansford.

It was the final event on Cycling Australia’s 2011 national road series, of which the individual title was won by Haas and the teams section by Genesys.

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2:48:33
2Peter Herzig (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Nicholas Mitchell (Callaghan Motors)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Andrew Martin (Plan B Racing)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Michael Cupitt (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Brenton Jones (Hotel Warrnambool)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Ryan Macanally (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Luke Padgett (Hotel Warrnambool)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Joel Pearson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Rene Kolbach (John West Cycling)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Joel Stearnes (Hotel Warrnambool)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Phillip Mundy (Sasi/Team O'Grady)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Jason Spencer (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Lachlan Stewart (Callaghan Motors)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Mitchell Flynn (Suzuki/Trek)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Darcy Woolley (Hotel Warrnambool)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Anthony Garnier (Hotel Warrnambool)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Brian McLeod (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Michael Smith (Callaghan Motors)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Jeremy McInnes (Warrnambool Football Club)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Clement BoydellL (Whalers Inn)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Hotel Warrnambool)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Rowan Dever (John West Cycling)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Philip Jermyn (Suzuki/Trek)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Brendan Johnston (Suzuki/Trek)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Karl Evans (Callaghan Motors)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Chris Beeck (Plan B Racing)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Oliver Kent-Spark (John West Cycling)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Lewis Garland (Bicycle Superstore)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Matthew Lane (Will Ferris Auto)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Ashley Hawker (Ozplan Financial Services)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Munro Boydell (Whalers Inn)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Tom Donald (Callaghan Motors)Row 38 - Cell 2
40James Butler (John West Cycling)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Darryl Patzel (Will Ferris Auto)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Stefan Kirsch (Ozplan Financial Services)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Andrew Clark (Bicycle Superstore)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Stefan Imberger (Warrnambool Football Club)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Tim Koopman (Will Ferris Auto)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Daniel Herrewyn (Will Ferris Auto)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Michael Verheyen (Plan B Racing)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Karl Michelin-Beard (Whalers Inn)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Wesley Cordingly (Warrnambool Football Club)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Ivan Michelin-Beard (Suzuki/Trek)Row 49 - Cell 2
51William Lind (Suzuki/Trek)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Steve Duggan (Middy's Warrnambool)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Jake Morgan (Warrnambool Football Club)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Adrian D'Alfonso (Middy's Warrnambool)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Andrew McGrath (Will Ferris Auto)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Thomas McDonough (Mini Golf By The Sea)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Pete Knight (Ozplan Financial Services)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Mark White (Warrnambool Football Club)Row 57 - Cell 2
59Adrian Chew (Will Ferris Auto)Row 58 - Cell 2
60Timothy Van Der Schans (Mini Golf By The Sea)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Paul Nolte (Mini Golf By The Sea)Row 60 - Cell 2
62Michael Brown (Ozplan Financial Services)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Christopher Jehu (Bicycle Superstore)Row 62 - Cell 2
64Dave Hogan (Mini Golf By The Sea)Row 63 - Cell 2
65Joshua Lind (Suzuki/Trek)Row 64 - Cell 2
66Gene Mills (Mini Golf By The Sea)Row 65 - Cell 2
DNFNathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 66 - Cell 2
DNFSamuel Davis (Plan B Racing)Row 67 - Cell 2
DNFCallum Fagg (Whalers Inn)Row 68 - Cell 2
DNFZac Shaw (Warrnambool Football Club)Row 69 - Cell 2
DNFBlake Hocking (Ozplan Financial Services)Row 70 - Cell 2
DNFStuart McManus (Ozplan Financial Services)Row 71 - Cell 2
DNFSimon Walsh (Will Ferris Auto)Row 72 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Culton (Mini Golf By The Sea)Row 73 - Cell 2
DNFCameron Tampion (Middy's Warrnambool)Row 74 - Cell 2
DNFLuke Davison (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 75 - Cell 2
DNFChris Savage (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 76 - Cell 2
DNFDylan Lindsey (Middy's Warrnambool)Row 77 - Cell 2

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