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Will Clarke wins opening stage of Tour de Perth

William Clarke in Tour de Perth leaders jersey

William Clarke in Tour de Perth leaders jersey
(Image credit: Mark Gunter)

Drapac's Will Clarke proved too fast in the opening stage of the 2014 National Road Series (NRS) in Fremantle during the 45km criterium to kick start the Tour de Perth. Shannon Johnson (CharterMason) was second while Anthony Giacoppo (Avanti Racing) rounded out the podium in a crash marred finish.

Clarke's teammate and West Australian Travis Meyer proved his strength early on as he attacked a reduced peloton with fellow Perth local Michael Freiberg (Hall Cycle Training), although with a peloton hungry for a sprint finish, there would be no successful break during the twilight race.

A crash on the final straight derailed the sprinters chance of glory and it was Clarke who came out on top.

"It was just really hectic," said Clarke. "Guys were fighting for wheels and unfortunately there was a crash there at the end.

"The plan was to try and get some time in the intermediate sprints and I found myself there at the end in a good position to sprint. It was such a tight course you had to be at the front or basically your race was over, it was so vital."

Clarke leads the Tour by four seconds thanks to bonus seconds ahead of  Giacoppo while Alex Wohler (Budget Forklifts) sits in third place, seven seconds in arrears. Clarke also leads the sprint classification.

"The team's goal is to have a good overall result here," said Clarke. "There are three tough stages to come, especially tomorrow which is going to be quite selective but then we've got a time trial and another hard stage to finish [the Tour] off.

"We've got a strong, powerful team and I think we'll be fighting for a good overall result."

 

Stage 1 result
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:58:34
2Shannon Johnson (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
3Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
4Craig Hutton (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
5James Rendall (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
6Benjamin Harvey (Aus) Skoda St. George
7Michael Freiberg (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
8Ryan Thomas (Aus) GPM
9Sam Welsford (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
10Tang Wang Yip (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
11Caleb Jones (Aus) GPM
12Jake Magee (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
13Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts
14Joshua Taylor (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
15Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
16Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
17Luke Williams (Aus) SUVelo Racing
18Jeremy Cameron (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
19Alex McGregor (NZl) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
20Jayden Copp (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
21Jackson Mawby (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
22Cru Halliday (Aus) Skoda St. George
23Saxon Irvine (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
24Jonathan Bolton (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
25Jai Hindley (Aus) GDT Racing
26Nicholas Graham-Dawson (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
27Ben Carman (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
28Oliver Kent-Spark (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
29Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
30Ashley Mackay (Aus) GDT Racing
31Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
32Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
33Scott Ambrose (NZl) CharterMason Giant Racing
34Sam Crome (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
35Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
36Raphael Freienstein (Ger) CharterMason Giant Racing
37Patrick Shaw (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
38Ryan Macanally (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
39Guy Kalma (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
40Jack McCulloch (Aus) Skoda St. George
41Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
42Adam Allen (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
43Shaun O'Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
44Matthew Jackson (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
45Theodore Yates (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
46Wade Longworth (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
47Michael Rice (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
48Jay Dutton (Aus) Skoda St. George
49James Hepburn (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
50Andrew Williams (Aus) Individual Rider
51Alex Hersey (Aus) Skoda St. George
52Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
53Daniel Bonello (Aus) GPM
54Edward Bissaker (Aus) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
55Julian Hamill (Aus) GPM
56Blake Smith (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
57Shaun Baxter (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
58Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
59Riley Maule (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
60Kin San Wu (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
61Nicholas Mattock (Aus) Woodside
62Calvin Sim (Sin) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
63Paulo Caputo (Aus) Team Direct Asia
64Ciaran O Sullivan (Aus) GDT Racing
65Liam White (Aus) Woodside
66Tom Petty (Aus) SUVelo Racing
67Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
68Darcy Woolley (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
69Patrick Hayburn (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
70Aaron Slavik (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
71Luke Vitler (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
72Alex Grunke (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
73Vincent Ang (Aus) Team Direct Asia
74Julian Jacobs (Aus) Individual Rider
75Daniel Nelson (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
76Samuel Davis (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
77Shusaku Matsuo (Fra) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
78Samuel Wood (Aus) GPM
79Dylan Pierre-Humbert (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
80Jack Anderson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
81Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
82Jonathan Lewis (Aus) GDT Racing
83Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
84Daniel O'Keefe (Aus) GPM
85Samuel Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts
86Fraser Gough (NZl) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
87James Szollosi (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
88Ben Dyball (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
89Dale Bloor (Aus) GDT Racing
90Darcy Pirotta (Aus) Woodside
91Alex Nazarewicz (Aus) SUVelo Racing
92Timothy Sellar (Aus) Individual Rider
93Marc Williams (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
94Taylor Gunman (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
95Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
96Matthew Lane (Aus) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
97Brendon Meney (Aus) Individual Rider
98Conor Murtagh (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
99Wai Man Chau (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
100Matt King (Aus) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
101Bradley Robson (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
102Dave Hind (Aus) Individual Rider
103Lachlan McGregor (Aus) Individual Rider
104Michael Storer (Aus) Woodside
105Ryan Willmot (Aus) Woodside
106Joseph Cooper (NZl) Avanti Racing Team
107Matthew Chambers (Aus) GDT Racing
108Josh Aldridge (Aus) Individual Rider
109Fraser Northey (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
110Jordan Davies (Aus) Skoda St. George
111Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
112Tamas Allenby (Aus) SUVelo Racing
113Maxime Martin (Jpn) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
114Brad Hannaford (Aus) SUVelo Racing
115Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
116Nicholas Horsley (Aus) Individual Rider
117Chris Roberts (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
118Morgan Smith (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
119Ricky Andrews (Aus) GDT Racing
120Brendan Canty (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
121Pierre-Alain Scherwey (Aus) Team Direct Asia
122Patrick Sharpe (Aus) SUVelo Racing
123Masaaki Kanno (Fra) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
124Alex Rendell (Aus) Woodside
125Samuel Nelson (Aus) Skoda St. George
126Samuel Burston (Aus) SUVelo Racing
127Lachlan Edwards (Aus) Skoda St. George
128Kyle Bridgwood (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
129Elliot Kippen (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
130Luke Ellis (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
131Nicholas Squillari (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
132Andrew Patterson (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
133Dane Frey (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
134Stuart Shaw (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
135Andrew McClurg (Aus) Individual Rider
136Zac Quinn (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
137Michael Cupitt (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
138Henry Pennell (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
139Anthony Minchin (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
140Alex Robertson (Aus) Team Direct Asia
141Lewis Purcell (Aus) GDT Racing
142King Man Tsui (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
143David Cox (Aus) Team Direct Asia
144Yat Wai Chan (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
145Jerard Ghossein (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
146Thomas Sandholt Lund (Aus) Individual Rider
147Matthew Miller (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
148Luke Banham (Aus) Woodside
149Tim Guy (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
150Luke Sleegers (Aus) Woodside
151Chi Ho Yuen (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team

Intermediate Sprints - Lap 10 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team3pts
2William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling2
3Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts1

Lap 20 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts3pts
2Michael Rice (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team2
3Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team1

Lap 30 Sprint (Stage finish)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling3pts
2Shannon Johnson (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing2
3Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team1

Most aggressive rider
Rider Name (Country) Team
Guy Kalma (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS

General classification after Stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:58:21
2Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team0:00:04
3Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:07
4Shannon Johnson (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing0:00:08
5Michael Rice (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team0:00:10
6Craig Hutton (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage0:00:12
7James Rendall (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:00:13
8Benjamin Harvey (Aus) Skoda St. George
9Michael Freiberg (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
10Ryan Thomas (Aus) GPM
11Sam Welsford (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
12Tang Wang Yip (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
13Caleb Jones (Aus) GPM
14Jake Magee (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
15Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts
16Joshua Taylor (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
17Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
18Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
19Luke Williams (Aus) SUVelo Racing
20Jeremy Cameron (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
21Alex McGregor (NZl) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
22Jayden Copp (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
23Jackson Mawby (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
24Cru Halliday (Aus) Skoda St. George
25Saxon Irvine (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
26Jonathan Bolton (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
27Jai Hindley (Aus) GDT Racing
28Nicholas Graham-Dawson (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
29Ben Carman (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
30Oliver Kent-Spark (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
31Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
32Ashley Mackay (Aus) GDT Racing
33Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
34Scott Ambrose (NZl) CharterMason Giant Racing
35Sam Crome (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
36Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
37Raphael Freienstein (Ger) CharterMason Giant Racing
38Patrick Shaw (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
39Ryan Macanally (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
40Guy Kalma (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
41Jack McCulloch (Aus) Skoda St. George
42Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
43Adam Allen (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
44Shaun O'Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
45Matthew Jackson (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
46Theodore Yates (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
47Wade Longworth (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
48Jay Dutton (Aus) Skoda St. George
49James Hepburn (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
50Andrew Williams (Aus) Individual Rider
51Alex Hersey (Aus) Skoda St. George
52Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
53Daniel Bonello (Aus) GPM
54Edward Bissaker (Aus) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
55Julian Hamill (Aus) GPM
56Blake Smith (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
57Shaun Baxter (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
58Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
59Riley Maule (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
60Kin San Wu (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
61Nicholas Mattock (Aus) Woodside
62Calvin Sim (Sin) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
63Paulo Caputo (Aus) Team Direct Asia
64Ciaran O Sullivan (Aus) GDT Racing
65Liam White (Aus) Woodside
66Tom Petty (Aus) SUVelo Racing
67Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
68Darcy Woolley (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
69Patrick Hayburn (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
70Aaron Slavik (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
71Joseph Cooper (NZl) Avanti Racing Team
72Ben Dyball (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
73Samuel Davis (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
74Taylor Gunman (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
75Samuel Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts
76Marc Williams (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
77Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
78Michael Cupitt (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
79Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
80Jack Anderson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
81Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
82Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
83Stuart Shaw (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
84Tim Guy (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
85Brendan Canty (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
86Conor Murtagh (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
87Morgan Smith (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
88Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
89Daniel Nelson (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
90Zac Quinn (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
91Jordan Davies (Aus) Skoda St. George
92Lachlan Edwards (Aus) Skoda St. George
93Samuel Nelson (Aus) Skoda St. George
94Samuel Wood (Aus) GPM
95Daniel O'Keefe (Aus) GPM
96Patrick Sharpe (Aus) SUVelo Racing
97Tamas Allenby (Aus) SUVelo Racing
98Brad Hannaford (Aus) SUVelo Racing
99Samuel Burston (Aus) SUVelo Racing
100Alex Nazarewicz (Aus) SUVelo Racing
101Kyle Bridgwood (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
102Elliot Kippen (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
103Fraser Northey (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
104Alex Grunke (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
105Fraser Gough (NZl) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
106Anthony Minchin (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
107Dane Frey (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
108Dylan Pierre-Humbert (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
109Luke Vitler (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
110James Szollosi (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
111Nicholas Squillari (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
112Bradley Robson (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
113Lewis Purcell (Aus) GDT Racing
114Ricky Andrews (Aus) GDT Racing
115Dale Bloor (Aus) GDT Racing
116Jonathan Lewis (Aus) GDT Racing
117Matthew Chambers (Aus) GDT Racing
118Luke Ellis (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
119Jerard Ghossein (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
120Chris Roberts (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
121Andrew Patterson (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
122Matthew Miller (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
123Henry Pennell (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
124Pierre-Alain Scherwey (Aus) Team Direct Asia
125Vincent Ang (Aus) Team Direct Asia
126Alex Robertson (Aus) Team Direct Asia
127David Cox (Aus) Team Direct Asia
128Matt King (Aus) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
129Matthew Lane (Aus) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
130Masaaki Kanno (Fra) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
131Maxime Martin (Jpn) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
132Shusaku Matsuo (Fra) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
133Wai Man Chau (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
134Chi Ho Yuen (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
135King Man Tsui (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
136Yat Wai Chan (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
137Luke Sleegers (Aus) Woodside
138Ryan Willmot (Aus) Woodside
139Luke Banham (Aus) Woodside
140Michael Storer (Aus) Woodside
141Darcy Pirotta (Aus) Woodside
142Alex Rendell (Aus) Woodside
143Dave Hind (Aus) Individual Rider
144Timothy Sellar (Aus) Individual Rider
145Andrew McClurg (Aus) Individual Rider
146Julian Jacobs (Aus) Individual Rider
147Nicholas Horsley (Aus) Individual Rider
148Thomas Sandholt Lund (Aus) Individual Rider
149Brendon Meney (Aus) Individual Rider
150Lachlan McGregor (Aus) Individual Rider
151Josh Aldridge (Aus) Individual Rider

Sprint Classification after Stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling5pts
2Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team5
3Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts4
4Shannon Johnson (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing2
5Michael Rice (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team2

Young Rider Classification after Stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Rice (Aus) health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team0:58:31
2Ryan Thomas (Aus) GPM0:00:03
3Sam Welsford (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
4Luke Williams (Aus) SUVelo Racing
5Jackson Mawby (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
6Jai Hindley (Aus) GDT Racing
7Ben Carman (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
8Ashley Mackay (Aus) GDT Racing
9Scott Ambrose (NZl) CharterMason Giant Racing
10Guy Kalma (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS

Teams General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1CharterMason Giant Racing2:55:42
2Drapac Professional Cycling
3Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
4Satalyst Giant Racing Team
5African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team
6Skoda St. George
7GPM
8Avanti Racing Team
9Team Budget Forklifts
10GDT Racing
11health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team
12Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
13Total Sports NeilPryde Team
14Wormall Civil CCS
15Hall Cycle Training
16SUVelo Racing
17Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
18Woodside
19Team Direct Asia

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