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Clarke puts Fly V on notice with TT win

Praties' William Clarke took a commanding victory on stage 4 of the GMHBA Tour of Geelong. His win the 28.2km time trial through the Barrabool hills also meant that Clarke becomes the 2009 Victorian Open time trial champion.

Clarke finished 25 seconds ahead of teammate Dylan Newell, and 28 seconds ahead of David Kemp (Fly V Australia). Queenslander Darren Rolfe (Fly V Australia) finished fourth but retained his yellow jersey.

“The course was outstanding, I was a little sore from my fall yesterday but I managed to pull up well this morning”, said Clarke afterwards.

Clarke now sits third on the general classification, 11 seconds behind Kemp and 2:17 behind race leader Rolfe.

Tomorrow will see the peloton race a 46km criterium in Geelong's Eastern Gardens.

Today's stage and the next three days will see numbers in the peloton swell as the 2009 Victorian Open road championships are being held in conjunction with the final stages of the GMHBA Tour of Geelong.

Results (incorporating Victorian State TT Championship)

1William Clarke (Aus) Praties0:36:56
2Dylan Newell (Aus) Praties0:00:23
3David Kemp (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:28
4Darren Rolfe (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:30
5Peter Milostic (Aus) Penrith Panthers Cc0:00:42
6William Dickeson (Aus) Savings & Loans0:00:48
7Richard Lang (Aus) Titans - Race0:01:11
8Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia0:01:22
9Peter Dennis (Aus) Hawthorn Citizens Youth Cl0:01:25
10Thomas Palmer (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong0:01:33
11Daniel Braunsteins (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong0:01:34
12James Langedyk (Aus) Geelong Cycling Club0:01:35
13Jacob Sutherland (Aus) Total Rush0:01:36
14Damien Turner (Aus) Total Rush0:01:37
15John Cornish (Aus) Prime Estate Buyers Agent0:01:43
16Steven Robb (Aus) Savings & Loans0:01:44
17Michael England (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:01:45
18Alastair Loutit (Aus) Suzuki - Canberra0:01:49
19Timothy White (Aus) Total Rush0:01:57
20Cameron Jennings (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:01:58
21Deon Locke (Aus) Prime Estate Buyers Agent
22David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans0:02:03
23Shane Miller (Aus) Hawthorn Citizens Youth Cl0:02:08
24Edward Bissaker (Aus) Suzuki - Canberra0:02:09
25Andrew Roe (Aus) Savings & Loans0:02:12
26Ben Grenda (Aus) Praties0:02:13
27Rhys Gillett (Aus) Cycle City0:02:17
28Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:02:18
29Dale Scarfe (Aus) Mace - Mcdonagh Blake0:02:21
30Nick Aitken (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC0:02:29
31Glenn Stojanow (Aus) Mace - Mcdonagh Blake0:02:30
32Eliot Crowther (Aus) OEX - Team Enterprise0:02:31
33Silas Fisher (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC0:02:37
34Nicholas Mitchell (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub0:02:47
35Mark Hewat (Aus) Nemisis - Sea Shepherd0:02:49
36Christopher Fry (Aus) Titans - Race0:02:50
37Nathan Earle (Aus) Praties0:02:53
38Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia0:02:55
39Kyle Marwood (Aus) Praties0:03:00
40Ben Dyball (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:03:14
41Thomas Robinson (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong0:03:22
42Rob Doyle (Aus) Prime Estate Buyers Agent0:03:23
43Chris Pryor (Aus) Fly V Australia0:03:28
44Sam Genge (Aus) Suzuki - Canberra0:03:39
45Daniel Hopper (Aus) Footscray Cycling Club Inc0:03:45
46Andrew Naylor (Aus) St Kilda Cycling Club Inc0:03:46
47Mitch Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Suzuki - Canberra0:03:47
48Marcus Wettenhall (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub0:03:50
49Chris Stack (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:03:55
50Peter Ladd (Aus) Budget Forklifts
51Miles Watson (Aus) Titans - Race0:03:57
52Stuart Morgan (Aus) Nemisis - Sea Shepherd0:03:59
53Andrew Ward (Aus) OEX - Team Enterprise0:04:03
54James Herd (Aus) Apollo Bicycles
55James Henry (Aus) Apollo Bicycles0:04:12
56Luke Knox (Aus) Bendigo & District Cc0:04:15
57Jason Rigg (Aus) Praties0:04:18
58Christopher Newman (Aus) St Kilda Cycling Club Inc0:04:20
59Geoff Straub (Aus) Mace - Mcdonagh Blake0:04:27
60Stuart Payne (Aus) GMHBA0:04:31
61Christoph Bradford (Aus) Carnegie Caulfield Cc0:04:37
62Thomas Donald (Aus) St Kilda Cycling Club Inc0:04:38
63Darren Mccallum (Aus) Geelong Cycling Club
64Paul Blackborrow (Aus) Geelong Cycling Club0:04:46
65Thierry Fondere (Aus) New Caledonia
66Marcus Falconer (Aus) Geelong Cycling Club0:04:47
67Gael Bonnace (Aus) New Caledonia0:04:59
68Samuel Rix (Aus) St Kilda Cycling Club Inc0:05:00
69Lucas Renieris (Aus) Hawthorn Citizens Youth Cl0:05:10
70James Ibrahim (Aus) Titans - Race0:05:21
71Cody Stevenson (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:05:23
72Samuel Beveridge (Aus) Apollo Bicycles0:05:24
73Alexander Ray (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong0:05:26
74Scot Cronly-Dillon (Aus) Mace - Mcdonagh Blake
75Chris Steffanoni (Aus) GMHBA0:05:28
76Kevin Maitere (Aus) New Caledonia0:05:29
77Sam Rutherford (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:05:33
78Merlin Spranz (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:05:34
79Brodie Talbot (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:05:35
80Daniel Wilson (Aus) Geelong Cycling Club0:05:51
81David Tozer (Aus) Titans - Race0:05:52
82Jason Spencer (Aus) GMHBA0:05:55
83Jules Galli (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:05:58
84Gregory Stewart (Aus) Geelong Cycling Club0:05:59
85Al Dempsey (Aus) OEX - Team Enterprise0:06:04
86James Hepburn (Aus) Merida Elite Race Team0:06:20
87Timothy Dalgliesh (Aus) Merida Elite Race Team0:06:32
88James Fitzgerald (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub0:06:33
89Guillaume Pattriti (Fra) New Caledonia0:06:34
90Andy McNab (NZl) City Of Greater Geelong0:06:44
91Thomas Hanover (Aus) OEX - Team Enterprise0:06:55
92Jason Costin (Aus) Nemisis - Sea Shepherd0:06:58
93Blair Windsor (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:07:16
94David Hampton (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:07:19
95Mark Isaacs (Aus) Cycle City0:07:22
96Jono Thompson (Aus) Nemisis - Sea Shepherd0:07:30
97Steven Martin (Aus) GMHBA0:07:35
98Gary Wearmouth (Aus) GMHBA0:07:56
99Benjamin Douglas (Aus) Hawthorn Citizens Youth Cl0:07:59
100James Mowatt (Aus) Cycle City0:08:01
101Jason Richards (Aus) Carnegie Caulfield Cc0:08:17
102Kane Walker (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC
103To Van Oudendick (Fra) New Caledonia0:08:21
104Sebasti Le Divenech (Fra) New Caledonia0:08:22
105Justin Morris (Aus) Mace - Mcdonagh Blake0:08:28
106Chris Taplin (Aus) Carnegie Caulfield Cc0:08:38
107Cameron Stewart (Aus) Nemisis - Sea Shepherd0:08:48
108Charles Howlett (Aus) Cycle City0:09:09
109Jay Bourke (Aus) Cycle City0:09:33
110Daniel Seagar (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong0:09:35
111John Forrest (Aus) Suzuki - Canberra0:09:42
112Oliver Bodak (Aus) Merida Elite Race Team0:09:59
113Greg Matheson (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub0:10:14
114Mark Jamesion (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub0:10:19
115Gregory Lemaitre (Fra) New Caledonia0:10:22
116Peter Smith (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC0:10:36
117William Raisin-Shaw (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub0:10:51

General classification
1Darren Rolfe (Aus) Fly V Australia7:16:55
2David Kemp (Aus) Fly V Australia0:02:06
3William Clarke (Aus) Praties0:02:17
4Ben Grenda (Aus) Praties0:02:43
5Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:02:52
6Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia0:03:05
7Richard Lang (Aus) Titans - Race0:03:09
8Dylan Newell (Aus) Praties0:03:21
9Michael England (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:03:45
10Cameron Jennings (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:03:57
11Steven Robb (Aus) Savings & Loans0:04:14
12David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans0:04:17
13Alastair Loutit (Aus) Suzuki - Canberra
14Dale Scarfe (Aus) Mace - McDonagh Blake0:04:25
15Deon Locke (Aus) Prime Estate Buyers Agents0:04:28
16Andrew Roe (Aus) Savings & Loans0:04:42
17Nathan Earle (Aus) Praties0:05:00
18Eliot Crowther (Aus) OEX - Team Enterprise0:05:05
19Jacob Sutherland (Aus) Total Rush0:05:08
20Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia0:05:10
21Silas Fisher (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC0:05:13
22Thomas Palmer (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong0:05:38
23Edward Bissaker (Aus) Suzuki - Canberra0:06:07
24Ben Dyball (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:06:11
25Gael Bonnace (Fra) New Caledonia0:06:41
26Glenn Stojanow (Aus) Mace - McDonagh Blake0:06:50
27Thierry Fondere (Aus) New Caledonia0:07:21
28Cody Stevenson (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:07:41
29Thomas Robinson (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong0:07:59
30Chris Stack (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:08:24
31Jason Rigg (Aus) Praties0:08:30
32Peter Ladd (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:08:39
33Andrew Ward (Aus) OEX - Team Enterprise0:08:40
34Jason Spencer (Aus) GMHBA0:08:55
35James Herd (Aus) Apollo Bicycles0:08:56
36Andy Mcnab (NZl) City Of Greater Geelong0:09:21
37Alexander Ray (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong0:09:31
38Miles Watson (Aus) Titans - Race0:10:06
39Kevin Maitere (Fra) New Caledonia0:10:09
40Stuart Morgan (Aus) Nemisis - Sea Shepherd0:10:24
41Thomas Hanover (Aus) OEX - Team Enterprise0:10:55
42David Tozer (Aus) Titans - Race0:11:13
43Guillaume Pattriti (Fra) New Caledonia0:11:21
44Chris Steffanoni (Aus) GMHBA0:11:39
45Daniel Braunsteins (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong0:12:37
46Peter Smith (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC0:13:00
47Blair Windsor (Aus) Budget Forklifts0:13:06
48Nick Aitken (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC0:13:23
49Al Dempsey (Aus) OEX - Team Enterprise0:13:41
50Sam Rutherford (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:13:44
51James Hepburn (Aus) Merida Elite Race Team0:13:59
52Jason Costin (Aus) Nemisis - Sea Shepherd0:16:51
53Stuart Payne (Aus) GMHBA0:20:55
54Scott Cronly-Dillon (Aus) Mace - Mcdonagh Blake0:21:07
55Kane Walker (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC0:23:14
56Merlin Spranz (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:23:52
57Steven Martin (Aus) GMHBA0:26:40
58Rhys Gillett (Aus) Cycle City0:27:50
59Chris Pryor (Aus) Fly V Australia0:30:05
60Kyle Marwood (Aus) Praties0:34:10
61Geoff Straub (Aus) Mace - McDonagh Blake0:34:32
62Charles Howlett (Aus) Cycle City0:37:23
63Rob Doyle (Aus) Prime Estate Buyers Agents0:39:43
64Mark Hewat (Aus) Nemisis - Sea Shepherd0:45:14
65Brodie Talbot (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines0:46:58
66Mitchell Lovelock-Fay (Aus) Suzuki - Canberra0:49:10
67Timothy Dalgliesh (Aus) Merida Elite Race Team0:58:04
68Justin Morris (Aus) Mace - McDonagh Blake0:59:03
69Marcus Wettenhall (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub1:00:27
70Oliver Bodak (Aus) Merida Elite Race Team1:00:53
71John Forrest (Aus) Suzuki - Canberra1:02:57
72James Fitzgerald (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub1:12:26
73Daniel Seagar (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong1:15:53
74Gary Wearmouth (Aus) GMHBA1:17:29
75William Raisin-Shaw (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub1:20:28
76Mark Jamesion (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub1:23:42
77Greg Matheson (Aus) Berettas Bike Hub1:23:59
78Jules Galli (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines1:25:50
79David Hampton (Aus) Di Giorgio Wines1:29:47

Points classification
1Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia22pts
2Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Budget Forklifts19
3Charles Howlett (Aus) Cycle City18
4Ben Grenda (Aus) Praties16
5David Kemp (Aus) Fly V Australia14
6Darren Rolfe (Aus) Fly V Australia11
7Kyle Marwood (Aus) Praties8
8Nathan Earle (Aus) Praties6
9Thomas Hanover (Aus) OEX - Team Enterprise5
10Michael England (Aus) Budget Forklifts5
11Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia4
12James Langedyk (Aus) Geelong Cycling Club3
13Jeremy Hills (Aus) Praties3
14David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans3
15Craig Mccartney (Aus) Budget Forklifts3
16Gary Mueller (Aus) Total Rush3
17Jason Rigg (Aus) Praties3
18Geoff Straub (Aus) Mace - Mcdonagh Blake2
19William Clarke (Aus) Praties2
20Scott Davis (Aus) Fly V Australia2
21Damien Turner (Aus) Total Rush1
22Thierry Fondere (Fra) New Caledonia1
23Alexander Smyth (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC1
24Cameron Jennings (Aus) Budget Forklifts1
25Peter Smith (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC1
26Richard Lang (Aus) Titans - Race1
27Daniel Braunsteins (Aus) City Of Greater Geelong1
28Gael Bonnace (Fra) New Caledonia1
29Chris Pryor (Aus) Fly V Australia1
30Cody Stevenson (Aus) Budget Forklifts1

Mountains classification
1Darren Rolfe (Aus) Fly V Australia23pts
2Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Budget Forklifts21
3Nathan Earle (Aus) Praties18
4David Kemp (Aus) Fly V Australia16
5Ben Grenda (Aus) Praties13
6Michael England (Aus) Budget Forklifts10
7Cameron Jennings (Aus) Budget Forklifts6
8Peter Smith (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC5
9Richard Lang (Aus) Titans - Race5
10Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia3
11Kane Walker (Aus) Team 2 XU - ARC2
12Alastair Loutit (Aus) Suzuki - Canberra2
13Gael Bonnace (Fra) New Caledonia2
14Scott Davis (Aus) Fly V Australia2
15Kyle Marwood (Aus) Praties1
16Andy McNab (NZl) City Of Greater Geelong1


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