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Haas wins Tour of Tasmania

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Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) takes out the final stage ahead of V Australia's Bernard Sulzberger.

Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) takes out the final stage ahead of V Australia's Bernard Sulzberger. (Image credit: Shane Goss/
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The final tour GC podium (l-r): Joshua Atkins (2nd,Jayco/2XU), Nathan Haas (1st,Genesys Wealth Advisers) and Cameron Peterson (3rd,V Australia).

The final tour GC podium (l-r): Joshua Atkins (2nd,Jayco/2XU), Nathan Haas (1st,Genesys Wealth Advisers) and Cameron Peterson (3rd,V Australia). (Image credit: Shane Goss/
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2011 Tour of Tasmania winner Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) in Devonport.

2011 Tour of Tasmania winner Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) in Devonport. (Image credit: Shane Goss/
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The peloton roll along beside Bass Strait in Devonport for the final stage of the tour.

The peloton roll along beside Bass Strait in Devonport for the final stage of the tour. (Image credit: Shane Goss/
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2011 Scody Cup Champion Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers).

2011 Scody Cup Champion Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers). (Image credit: Shane Goss/
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The final stage podium (l-r): Bernard Sulzberger (2nd,V Australia), Nathan Haas (1st,Genesys Wealth Advisers) and Anthony Giacoppo (3rd,Genesys Wealth Advisers).

The final stage podium (l-r): Bernard Sulzberger (2nd,V Australia), Nathan Haas (1st,Genesys Wealth Advisers) and Anthony Giacoppo (3rd,Genesys Wealth Advisers). (Image credit: Shane Goss/

Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) has won the Caterpillar Underground Mining Tour of Tasmania, stamping his authority on the final day of the 10-stage event, to claim a famous double victory in Devonport. Haas benefited from a perfect Genesys lead-out by Anthony Giacoppo to take the final stage ahead of local Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia).

The 22-year-old has now won an impressive five stage races on the National Road Series calendar, and appears an ominous threat to challenge at next week's Jayco Herald Sun Tour. Still in disbelief Haas described the realisation of a long-term dream at the end of the race.

"I set this goal for myself at the start of the year to come down to Tasmania to win my favorite race," he said. “I am so proud of myself to achieve this result, but I am equally proud of my Genesys team. My team-mates turned themselves inside out for me. Guys like AJ [Giacoppo] are incredible! He led me out from 800 to go and I reckon I couldn't have won if I didn't get him to swing over!"

"[To win] well I am a little bit taken aback, to be honest," he continued as he took in the full magnitude of the win. "This race is really important to me. It’s where I started out and realised that I could make something of myself as a bike rider."

His closest threat Josh Atkins (Jayco-2XU), missed out on valuable bonus seconds in the day's first sprint and from there drifted further back to ultimately finish 25 seconds down in second overall.

"I had shit legs today," Atkins said bluntly on twitter. "Mis-timed first KOM with [finish] line in silly place. [But still finished] second overall, second in the KOM. First team. Would of liked all first. [But still a] Great tour in Tassy."

Cameron Peterson (V Australia), finished in third overall, with the stage 3 winner's inability to compete in the sprint primes over the 10-stages ultimately costing him too much time.

Teammate Sulzberger brought some joy to V Australia, managing to wrap up the best Tasmanian classification over Genesys's Nathan Earle with Jai Crawford (Jayco-2XU) third. Sulzberger crashed hard in yesterday's Burnie criterium, but courageously continued on, and has now been fittingly rewarded with the classification win.

Jayco-2XU finished on top of the team standings courtesy of having both Atkins and Dale Parker (Jayco-2XU) high up in the general classification.

Series winner

Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers), who rode in the team car in Tasmania, finished atop the Scody Cup points series standings after an impressive two and half months from the 23-year-old. His 12 stage victories was a Scody Cup record in the five event series.

"It’s an honor to be among such illustrious company," Von Hoff said. "The Scody Cup is a greatly-respected prize. It’s been won by some awesome bike riders. It’s my privilege to have my name on the honor roll among them."

Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1:18:54
2Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)
3Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
4Johnnie Walker (V Australia)
5Cameron Peterson (V Australia)
6Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)
7Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)
8Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)
9Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)
10Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
11Sean Sullivan (V Australia)
12Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)
13Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
14Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)
15Stuart Smith (John West Cycling Team)
16Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)
17Christopher Winn (V Australia)
18Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
19Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)
20Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)
21Blake Hose (John West Cycling Team)
22Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)
23Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
24Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
25Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
26Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)
27Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)
28Nicholas Dougall (Jayco - 2XU)
29Trenton Day (Jayco - 2XU)
30Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)
31Stuart Mulhern (Team Down Under)
32Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
33Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)
34Rowan Dever (John West Cycling Team)
35Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
36Mark O'Brien (Team Down Under)0:00:12
37Hayden Brooks (V Australia)
38Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)
39Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)0:00:15
40Calvin Watson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:27
41Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)0:00:30
42Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)0:00:39
43Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:47
44Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:54
45Jay Bourke (Search2Retain)
46Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)0:01:09
47Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)0:01:49
48Evgeny Kovalev (Team Russia)
49Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)0:02:09
50James Hepburn (Jayco - 2XU)
51Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)0:03:19
52Andrew Arundel (Lawson Homes)0:06:34
53Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)
54Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)
55Logan Calder (Plan B Racing)
56Lachlan Ambrose (Central Coast Council)
57Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)
58Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)
59Steven Del Gallo (John West Cycling Team)
60James Bennett (John West Cycling Team)
61Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)
62Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)
63Joshua Aldride (Central Coast Council)
64Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)
65James Boal (Central Coast Council)
66Nick Woods (Team Down Under)0:13:08
67Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)
68Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
69Andrew Martin (Plan B Racing)
70Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
71Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
72Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)
73James Mowatt (Search2Retain)
74Mike Henton (Central Coast Council)
75Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)
76Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)
77Timothy Cameron (Central Coast Council)
78Nathan Elliott (Search2Retain)0:19:42
79John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)
80Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)
81Andrew Christie (Lawson Homes)
82Cal Britten (Search2Retain)
DNFAlexi Markov (Team Russia)
DNFMatvey Zubov (Team Russia)
DNFAlexander Serov (Team Russia)
DNFAlexander Khatuntsev (Team Russia)
DNFValery Valynin (Team Russia)
DNFNicolay Zhurkin (Team Russia)
DNSJustin Vanstone (Team Down Under)
DNSBen Hill (Jayco - 2XU)

Lap 2 HC4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3pts
2Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)2
3Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1

Lap 2 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)3pts
2Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2
3Cameron Peterson (V Australia)1

Lap 4 HC4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)3pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)2
3Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)1

Lap 4 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Peterson (V Australia)3pts
2Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2
3Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)1

Lap 6 HC4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)2
3Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)1

Lap 6 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)2
3Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)1

Lap 8 HC4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3pts
2Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)2
3Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)1

Lap 8 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)3pts
2Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)2
3Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)1

Lap 10 HC4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)3pts
2Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)2
3Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)1

Lap 10 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)3pts
2Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)2
3Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)1

Most Aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)2pts

General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)13:40:46
2Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:25
3Cameron Peterson (V Australia)0:00:26
4Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:45
5Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)0:00:46
6Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:01:01
7Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)0:01:12
8Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:01:43
9Christopher Winn (V Australia)0:01:54
10Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)0:03:33
11Mark O'Brien (Team Down Under)0:05:48
12Blake Hose (John West Cycling Team)0:06:55
13Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)0:06:57
14Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)0:08:36
15Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:09:20
16Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)0:12:39
17Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)0:12:48
18Calvin Watson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:13:35
19Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:13:41
20Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)0:14:26
21Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)0:15:15
22Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)0:15:20
23Hayden Brooks (V Australia)0:16:28
24Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)0:19:05
25Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)0:19:39
26Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)0:20:25
27Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:22:08
28Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:22:46
29Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)0:23:30
30Stuart Smith (John West Cycling Team)0:24:53
31Jay Bourke (Search2Retain)0:28:37
32Trenton Day (Jayco - 2XU)0:28:59
33Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)0:29:13
34Nicholas Dougall (Jayco - 2XU)0:32:44
35Andrew Arundel (Lawson Homes)0:33:39
36Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:35:48
37Logan Calder (Plan B Racing)0:35:55
38Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:36:53
39Stuart Mulhern (Team Down Under)0:36:59
40Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)0:39:54
41Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)0:41:05
42Johnnie Walker (V Australia)0:41:25
43James Boal (Central Coast Council)0:42:35
44Lachlan Ambrose (Central Coast Council)0:42:41
45Rowan Dever (John West Cycling Team)0:42:45
46Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)0:43:13
47Joshua Aldride (Central Coast Council)0:46:34
48Nathan Elliott (Search2Retain)0:48:29
49Sean Sullivan (V Australia)0:50:05
50Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)0:51:18
51Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)0:51:34
52Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)0:52:01
53Evgeny Kovalev (Team Russia)0:53:21
54Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)0:54:32
55Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:55:12
56Cal Britten (Search2Retain)0:59:47
57Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:59:49
58John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:02:24
59Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)1:03:53
60James Hepburn (Jayco - 2XU)1:05:21
61Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1:07:02
62James Bennett (John West Cycling Team)1:08:26
63Timothy Cameron (Central Coast Council)1:08:39
64Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)1:09:22
65Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1:12:50
66Nick Woods (Team Down Under)1:14:02
67Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)1:16:07
68Andrew Martin (Plan B Racing)1:18:22
69Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)1:21:26
70Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1:22:54
71James Mowatt (Search2Retain)1:23:35
72Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1:23:42
73Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)1:26:33
74Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1:28:28
75Steven Del Gallo (John West Cycling Team)1:29:01
76Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)1:31:15
77Andrew Christie (Lawson Homes)1:49:21
78Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)2:01:20
79Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)2:04:28
80Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)2:11:43
81Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)2:12:02
82Mike Henton (Central Coast Council)2:15:41

Sprint Championship
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)46pts
2Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)40
3Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)21
4Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)19
5Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)15
6Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)11
7Cameron Peterson (V Australia)10
8Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)8
9Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)7
10Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)6
11Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)6
12Johnnie Walker (V Australia)6
13Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)5
14Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)5
15Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)5
16Christopher Winn (V Australia)4
17Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)4
18Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)4
19Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)4
20Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)4
21Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)4
22Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)4
23Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)3
24Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3
25Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)3
26Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)3
27Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)3
28Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)3
29Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)3
30Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3
31Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)3
32Sean Sullivan (V Australia)2
33Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)2
34Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)2
35Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)2
36Trenton Day (Jayco - 2XU)1
37Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)1
38James Mowatt (Search2Retain)1
39Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)1
40Valery Valynin (Team Russia)9
41Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)6
42Aaron Kemps (V Australia)4
43Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)3
44Ben Hill (Jayco - 2XU)1

Criterium Championship
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)26pts
2Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)22
3Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)19
4Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)15
5Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)11
6Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)8
7James Mowatt (Search2Retain)4
8Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)4
9Johnnie Walker (V Australia)3
10Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)3
11Cameron Peterson (V Australia)3
12Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)2
13Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)1
14Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)1

King of the Mountains Championship
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)39pts
2Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)38
3Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)26
4Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)23
5Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)19
6Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)8
7Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)7
8Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)6
9Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)6
10Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)6
11Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)5
12Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)5
13Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)4
14Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)3
15Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)3
16Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)3
17Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)3
18Trenton Day (Jayco - 2XU)3
19Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)2
20Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)2
21Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)2
22Sean Sullivan (V Australia)1
23Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1

Most Aggressive Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)4pts
2Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)2
3Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)2
4Valery Valynin (Team Russia)2
5Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)2
6Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)2
7Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)2
8Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)2

Leading Tasmanian Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)13:41:32
2Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:15
3Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:26
4Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:57
5Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:08:34
6Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)0:11:53
7Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:21:22
8Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:35:02
9Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:36:07
10Sean Sullivan (V Australia)0:49:19
11Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)0:53:46
12Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:54:26
13John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)1:01:38
14Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1:06:16
15Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1:12:04
16Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1:22:08
17Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1:22:56
18Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)1:27:42
19Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)2:10:57
20Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)2:11:16

Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jayco - 2XU41:05:59
2V Australia0:00:57
3Genesys Wealth Advisers0:01:00
5Pure Tas - Deloitte0:46:42
6John West Cycling Team0:47:40
8Team Down Under0:56:39
9Jayco - AIS1:11:29
10Plan B Racing1:18:28
11Central Coast Council1:31:33
12Lawson Homes2:03:43 Wheelers2:23:37


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Sydney, Australia

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