Shannon Johnson wins final stage of Tour de Perth

The 2014 Tour de Perth overall winner, Joe Cooper (Avanti)

The 2014 Tour de Perth overall winner, Joe Cooper (Avanti) (Image credit: Mark Gunter)

Joe Cooper (Avanti Racing) successfully defended his Woodside Tour de Perth title as the final stage was decided in a sprint with Victoria’s Shannon Johnson (CharterMason) beating home-town favourite Anthony Giacoppo (Avanti Racing) and Queensland’s Alex Wohler (Budget Forklifts)for the victory.

"The guys did an amazing job, I got dropped off a little bit early but I figured with the gear I was running, someone was going to have to go pretty fast to come over the top of me," Johnson said. "I started to get really tight with 20 metres to go but I heard them coming and I thought 'just one more kick' and it was just enough."

"My heart rate was the best part of 200bpm then and I think it was the longest 500 metres I've ever sprinted for [and] I can't thank my team enough."

Cooper's overall victory was due to his blistering time trial victory on the previous day repeating his victory from last year. After his win, Cooper, now leads the National Road Series aggregate.  Also on the podium was stage two victor Tim Roe (Budget Forklifts), four seconds off Cooper, while Avanti teammate Mitchell Lovelock-Fay finished in third place overall, 30 seconds in arrears.

"Today Budget Forklifts and Drapac wanted the win just as much as I did, and they wanted to dislodge me as much as they could, but the team stayed strong and we got the job done and I'm pretty happy with that," Cooper said after claiming the win.

"It's so important to come back and show that it wasn't just a one-off win last year, I'm definitely here to be a contender. This is much more important to me after being one minute and seven seconds down after the first stage. To come back from that deficit and to hold onto my lead today, I'm over the moon."

"I'm looking forward to the following rounds of the NRS. This is such a team sport, without my Avanti team today, I probably would have been spat out on the first lap so big ups to them."

The race for general classification meant fierce competition on the final 114km road race in Perry Lakes, with a six man breakaway establishing early into the race.

Lovelock-Fay, Wohler, West Australian Travis Meyer and his Drapac teammate Adam Phelan, Jayden Copp (Bianchi DCM Arbitrage) and Cru Halliday (Skoda St. George) jumped off the front of the peloton early and gained over a minute advantage on the field.

The group were eventually joined by William Clarke (Drapac) and Budget Forklifts teammates Michael Cupitt and Josh Prete, causing a split in the leading group resulting in Meyer, Lovelock-Fay, Prete and Wohler forming a new four man lead break.

However on the final two laps of the eight kilometre circuit, other teams joined the chase to ensure a bunch sprint.

The Subaru National Road Series continues next week with the men and women's Jarvis Subaru Adelaide Tour from April 3 - 6.


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Stage 4 Result
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shannon Johnson (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing2:37:32
2Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
3Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
4Craig Hutton (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
5William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
6Fraser Gough (NZl) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
7Kin San Wu (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
8Michael Rice (Aus) Cycling Team
9Vincent Ang (Aus) Team Direct Asia
10Ryan Thomas (Aus) GPM
11Cru Halliday (Aus) Skoda St. George
12Luke Vitler (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
13Jeremy Cameron (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
14Nicholas Graham-Dawson (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
15Dylan Pierre-Humbert (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
16Samuel Nelson (Aus) Skoda St. George
17Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
18Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
19Shaun O'Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
20Matthew Jackson (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
21Tamas Allenby (Aus) SUVelo Racing
22Alex McGregor (NZl) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
23Morgan Smith (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
24Caleb Jones (Aus) GPM
25Michael Storer (Aus) Woodside
26Samuel Wood (Aus) GPM
27Dave Hind (Aus) Individual Rider
28Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
29Alex Nazarewicz (Aus) SUVelo Racing
30Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
31Joseph Cooper (NZl) Avanti Racing Team
32Brendon Meney (Aus) Individual Rider
33Alex Grunke (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
34Jackson Mawby (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
35Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
36Ben Carman (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
37Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
38Ben Dyball (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
39Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
40Wade Longworth (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
41Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts
42Jai Hindley (Aus) GDT Racing
43Wai Man Chau (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
44Benjamin Harvey (Aus) Skoda St. George
45Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
46James Hepburn (Aus) Cycling Team
47Jonathan Bolton (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
48Jack Anderson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
49Oliver Kent-Spark (Aus) Cycling Team
50Taylor Gunman (Aus) Avanti Racing Team
51Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
52Brendan Canty (Aus) Cycling Team
53Jayden Copp (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
54Conor Murtagh (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
55Sam Crome (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
56Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
57Samuel Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts
58Maxime Martin (Jpn) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
59Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:00:14
60Stuart Shaw (Aus) Cycling Team0:00:15
61Michael Cupitt (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:18
62Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
63Matt King (Aus) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
64James Szollosi (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
65Jake Magee (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing0:00:21
66Jack McCulloch (Aus) Skoda St. George0:00:25
67James Rendall (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:00:46
68Nicholas Squillari (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
69Pierre-Alain Scherwey (Aus) Team Direct Asia0:00:54
70Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Avanti Racing Team0:01:29
71Paulo Caputo (Aus) Team Direct Asia0:01:58
72Samuel Davis (Aus) Avanti Racing Team0:03:57
73Zac Quinn (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
74Daniel Nelson (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
75Luke Ellis (Aus) Hall Cycle Training0:04:39
76Darcy Woolley (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris
77Andrew Patterson (Aus) Hall Cycle Training0:07:02
DNFMarc Williams (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
DNFThomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
DNFTim Guy (Aus) Cycling Team
DNFCalvin Sim (Sin) Cycling Team
DNFJoshua Taylor (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing
DNFRaphael Freienstein (Ger) CharterMason Giant Racing
DNFScott Ambrose (NZl) CharterMason Giant Racing
DNFTheodore Yates (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
DNFAaron Slavik (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
DNFSam Welsford (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team
DNFJordan Davies (Aus) Skoda St. George
DNFAlex Hersey (Aus) Skoda St. George
DNFJulian Hamill (Aus) GPM
DNFDaniel O'Keefe (Aus) GPM
DNFPatrick Sharpe (Aus) SUVelo Racing
DNFSamuel Burston (Aus) SUVelo Racing
DNFTom Petty (Aus) SUVelo Racing
DNFLuke Williams (Aus) SUVelo Racing
DNFKyle Bridgwood (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
DNFAdam Allen (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
DNFBlake Smith (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
DNFAnthony Minchin (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
DNFDane Frey (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
DNFGuy Kalma (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS
DNFSaxon Irvine (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
DNFBradley Robson (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
DNFLewis Purcell (Aus) GDT Racing
DNFCiaran O Sullivan (Aus) GDT Racing
DNFRicky Andrews (Aus) GDT Racing
DNFAshley Mackay (Aus) GDT Racing
DNFJonathan Lewis (Aus) GDT Racing
DNFMatthew Chambers (Aus) GDT Racing
DNFMichael Freiberg (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
DNFHenry Pennell (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
DNFDavid Cox (Aus) Team Direct Asia
DNFMatthew Lane (Aus) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
DNFMasaaki Kanno (Fra) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
DNFShusaku Matsuo (Fra) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan
DNFTang Wang Yip (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
DNFKing Man Tsui (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team
DNFRyan Willmot (Aus) Woodside
DNFLuke Banham (Aus) Woodside
DNFNicholas Mattock (Aus) Woodside
DNFLiam White (Aus) Woodside
DNFAlex Rendell (Aus) Woodside
DNFAndrew Williams (Aus) Individual Rider
DNFTimothy Sellar (Aus) Individual Rider
DNFAndrew McClurg (Aus) Individual Rider
DNFJulian Jacobs (Aus) Individual Rider
DNFNicholas Horsley (Aus) Individual Rider
DNFLachlan McGregor (Aus) Individual Rider
DNFJosh Aldridge (Aus) Individual Rider
DNSJerard Ghossein (Aus) Hall Cycle Training
DNSDarcy Pirotta (Aus) Woodside
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Intermediate Sprints - Perry Lakes Drive Lap 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts3pts
2Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling2
3Jayden Copp (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage1
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Perry Lakes Drive Lap 8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts3pts
2Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling2
3Jayden Copp (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage1
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Perry Lakes Drive (Stage Finish)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shannon Johnson (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing3pts
2Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team2
3Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts1
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Hill Climbs - Waldron Drive Lap 6 (CAT4)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling3pts
2Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Avanti Racing Team2
3Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts1
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Waldron Drive Lap 9 (CAT4)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts3pts
2William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling2
3Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling1
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Most Aggressive rider
Rider Name (Country) Team
Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
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Teams Stage Result
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Budget Forklifts7:52:36
3Avanti Racing Team
4Drapac Professional Cycling
5Wormall Civil CCS
6African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team
7Bianchi DCM Arbitrage
8Skoda St. George
9Data#3 Symantec Racing Team
10Satalyst Giant Racing Team
11CharterMason Giant Racing Cycling Team
13Team Direct Asia0:02:52
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General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joseph Cooper (NZl) Avanti Racing Team7:00:07
2Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:04
3Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Avanti Racing Team0:00:30
4Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:33
5Ben Dyball (Aus) Avanti Racing Team0:01:06
6Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:01:16
7Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
8Michael Cupitt (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:01:54
9Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:01:55
10Fraser Gough (NZl) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team0:02:02
11William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:10
12Alex McGregor (NZl) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:02:13
13Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:18
14Oliver Kent-Spark (Aus) Cycling Team0:02:19
15Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team0:02:24
16Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:28
17Neil Van Der Ploeg (Aus) Avanti Racing Team0:02:29
18Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:02:36
19Michael Storer (Aus) Woodside0:02:45
20Jai Hindley (Aus) GDT Racing
21Dave Hind (Aus) Individual Rider0:02:55
22Brendan Canty (Aus) Cycling Team0:03:00
23Jayden Copp (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage0:03:07
24Jeremy Cameron (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:03:12
25Conor Murtagh (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing0:03:16
26Dylan Pierre-Humbert (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS0:03:23
27Craig Hutton (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage0:03:28
28Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts0:03:29
29Jonathan Bolton (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:03:32
30Benjamin Harvey (Aus) Skoda St. George0:03:43
31Nathan Elliott (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:03:50
32Brendon Meney (Aus) Individual Rider0:03:51
33Alex Nazarewicz (Aus) SUVelo Racing0:04:05
34Jack Anderson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:04:23
35Sam Crome (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing0:05:01
36James Szollosi (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage0:05:05
37Stuart Shaw (Aus) Cycling Team0:05:34
38Morgan Smith (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing0:05:58
39James Hepburn (Aus) Cycling Team0:06:01
40Nicholas Squillari (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage0:06:06
41Caleb Jones (Aus) GPM0:06:32
42Alex Grunke (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team0:07:03
43Samuel Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts0:07:06
44Pierre-Alain Scherwey (Aus) Team Direct Asia0:07:33
45Kin San Wu (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team0:07:41
46Wai Man Chau (Hkg) Total Sports NeilPryde Team0:08:01
47Maxime Martin (Jpn) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan0:08:10
48Samuel Davis (Aus) Avanti Racing Team0:08:13
49Shaun O'Callaghan (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:08:17
50Jackson Mawby (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:08:29
51Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:08:48
52Zac Quinn (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:10:11
53Samuel Nelson (Aus) Skoda St. George0:10:36
54Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Avanti Racing Team0:11:57
55Matt King (Aus) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan0:12:40
56Wade Longworth (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS0:13:05
57Michael Rice (Aus) Cycling Team0:13:08
58Samuel Wood (Aus) GPM
59Darcy Woolley (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:13:31
60Jake Magee (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing0:16:19
61Ryan Thomas (Aus) GPM0:16:55
62Daniel Nelson (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:17:33
63James Rendall (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:19:56
64Taylor Gunman (Aus) Avanti Racing Team0:20:10
65Tamas Allenby (Aus) SUVelo Racing
66Nicholas Graham-Dawson (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage0:20:38
67Luke Vitler (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS0:21:33
68Matthew Jackson (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:21:55
69Cru Halliday (Aus) Skoda St. George0:22:10
70Ben Carman (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team0:22:58
71Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:22:59
72Jack McCulloch (Aus) Skoda St. George0:23:55
73Paulo Caputo (Aus) Team Direct Asia0:26:05
74Andrew Patterson (Aus) Hall Cycle Training0:32:36
75Vincent Ang (Aus) Team Direct Asia0:32:49
76Shannon Johnson (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing0:36:06
77Luke Ellis (Aus) Hall Cycle Training0:40:16
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Sprint Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts11pts
2Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team7
3William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling5
4Shannon Johnson (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing5
5Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling4
6Jai Hindley (Aus) GDT Racing4
7Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts3
8Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris3
9Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling2
10Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts2
11Jayden Copp (Aus) Bianchi DCM Arbitrage2
12Michael Rice (Aus) Cycling Team2
13Ben Dyball (Aus) Avanti Racing Team1
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Hill Climb Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristian Juel (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts6pts
2Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts4
3Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris4
4Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling3
5Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Avanti Racing Team2
6William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling2
7Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling1
8Jai Hindley (Aus) GDT Racing1
9Maxime Martin (Jpn) Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan1
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Young Rider Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Storer (Aus) Woodside7:02:52
2Jai Hindley (Aus) GDT Racing
3Brendon Meney (Aus) Individual Rider0:01:06
4Jackson Mawby (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:05:44
5Zac Quinn (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris0:07:26
6Michael Rice (Aus) Cycling Team0:10:23
7Ryan Thomas (Aus) GPM0:14:10
8Luke Vitler (Aus) Wormall Civil CCS0:18:48
9Matthew Jackson (Aus) Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:19:10
10Ben Carman (Aus) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team0:20:13
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Teams General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Avanti Racing Team21:01:27
2Team Budget Forklifts0:00:40
3Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:06
4African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team0:07:37
5Bianchi DCM Arbitrage0:09:01 Cycling Team0:09:30
7Data#3 Symantec Racing Team0:11:28
8Satalyst Giant Racing Team0:12:41
9CharterMason Giant Racing0:13:00
10Skoda St. George0:17:56
11Wormall Civil CCS0:20:06
13Team Direct Asia1:04:44
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NRS Teams Aggregate - Standings after 2014 Woodside Tour de Perth
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Avanti Racing Team20pts
2Team Budget Forklifts20
3Drapac Professional Cycling14
4African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team8
5Bianchi DCM Arbitrage8
6CharterMason Giant Racing7 Cycling Team6
8Data#3 Symantec Racing Team5
9Satalyst Giant Racing Team4
11Skoda St. George2
12Wormall Civil CCS1
13Team Direct Asia1
14GDT Racing1
14Hall Cycle Training1
14Team NeilPryde-Mens Club in Japan1
14SUVelo Racing1
14Total Sports NeilPryde Team1
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NRS Individual Aggregate - Standings after 2014 Woodside Tour de Perth
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts15pts
2Timothy Roe (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts13
3Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Avanti Racing Team9
4Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling9
5Ben Dyball (Aus) Avanti Racing Team7
6Joshua Prete (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts5
7Shannon Johnson (Aus) CharterMason Giant Racing5
8Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling4
9Michael Cupitt (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts3
10William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling3
11Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Avanti Racing Team3
12Rhys Gillett (Aus) African Wildlife Safaris2
13Michael Vink (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts2
14Fraser Gough (NZl) Data#3 Symantec Racing Team1
15Alex Wohler (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts1


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