Peterson's solo effort nets V Australia second win of the day

It was a case of double happiness for V Australia, claiming their second stage of the day at the Tour of Tasmania via Cam Peterson on the third stage over 78.6 kilometres, a steady climb north from Hamilton to Bronte Park.

Wednesday afternoon's victory was also enough to give the 27-year-old who earlier in the season took out a stage at the Joe Martin Stage Race in the US, the CAT Underground Mining leader's jersey heading into Thursday's fourth stage.

Peterson's win was a sweet one, finishing solo ahead of many of the NRS's big names and bringing back all of the deficit - and then some - to previous leader Dale Parker (Jayco-2XU).

How it unfolded

The race was characterised by an early break that included Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers), Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling), Taylor Shelden (V Australia), Phil Grenfell and Andrew Crawley (, Alexander Ray (TDU), Ben Dyball (Jayco-AIS), Ben Mather and Malcolm Rudolph.

That group stayed away for the most of the day before being brought back as the bunch approached the final 20 kilometres. As the bunch closed on cresting the day's final climb up Tungatinah Lagoon the field split to pieces.

Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers), tried to jump away but was marked astutely by the Jayco-2XU duo of Josh Atkins and Dale Parker.

With Haas' move neutralised, V Australia, who had avoided much of the early action, attacked with Cameron Peterson who took advantage of the foxing of Jayco-2XU and Genesys. His advantage built up quickly and by the time there was a reaction victory was assured.

He crossed the line 1:05 in front of second place Jay Bourke (search2retain), and holds the overall lead by 19 seconds ahead of Dale Parker (Jayco-2XU).

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Peterson (V Australia)2:06:52
2Jay Bourke (Search2Retain)0:01:05
3Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:01:07
4Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)
5Calvin Watson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
6Alexander Khatuntsev (Team Russia)
7Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)
8Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
9Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)
10Christopher Winn (V Australia)
11Alexander Serov (Team Russia)
12Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
13Mark O'Brien (Team Down Under)
14Valery Valynin (Team Russia)
15Cal Britten (Search2Retain)
16Blake Hose (John West Cycling Team)
17Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)
18Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)
19Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
20Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)
21Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)
22Hayden Brooks (V Australia)0:07:06
23Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)
24Andrew Arundel (Lawson Homes)
25Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
26John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)
27Aaron Kemps (V Australia)
28Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)
29Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)
30Nick Woods (Team Down Under)
31Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)0:09:46
32Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
33Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
34Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
35Matvey Zubov (Team Russia)
36Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)
37Joshua Aldride (Central Coast Council)
38Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)
39Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)
40Stuart Mulhern (Team Down Under)
41Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)
42Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)
43Nicholas Dougall (Jayco - 2XU)
44Logan Calder (Plan B Racing)
45Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)
46Nathan Elliott (Search2Retain)
47Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)
48Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)
49James Boal (Central Coast Council)
50Alexi Markov (Team Russia)
51Stuart Smith (John West Cycling Team)
52Sean Sullivan (V Australia)
53Johnnie Walker (V Australia)
54Rowan Dever (John West Cycling Team)
55Timothy Cameron (Central Coast Council)
56Lachlan Ambrose (Central Coast Council)
57Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)
58Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)
59Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)0:13:14
60Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:14:16
61Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)
62Thomas Robinson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
63Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
64Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)
65Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)
66Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)
67James Bennett (John West Cycling Team)
68Ben Hill (Jayco - 2XU)
69Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
70Justin Vanstone (Team Down Under)
71Nicolay Zhurkin (Team Russia)0:16:18
72Evgeny Kovalev (Team Russia)
73Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)0:23:19
74Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)0:24:31
75Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)0:25:49
76Steven Del Gallo (John West Cycling Team)
77Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)
78Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)
79Andrew Martin (Plan B Racing)
80James Mowatt (Search2Retain)
81Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
82Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)
83Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
84Andrew Christie (Lawson Homes)
85Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
86James Hepburn (Jayco - 2XU)
87Trenton Day (Jayco - 2XU)
88Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:26:32
89Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)0:29:05
90Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)
91Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
92Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)
93Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)
94Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)
95Nicholas Horsley (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)
96Mike Henton (Central Coast Council)
97David Abraham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)
dnsBrodie Talbot (Search2Retain)
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Intermediate Sprints and Climbs - m14 Ouse District School Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)3pts
2Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)2
3James Mowatt (Search2Retain)1
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m19 Anonymous Crest HC3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)5pts
2Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)3
3Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)2
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m22 Gate and Driveway HC4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3pts
2Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)2
3Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)1
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m29 Yellow When Frosty Sign HC2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)7pts
2Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)5
3Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)3
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m31 Gravel Rd HC4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3pts
2Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)2
3Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)1
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m41 Tungatinah Lagoon Sign HC1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)10pts
2Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)6
3Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)4
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)2pts
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General Classification after Stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Peterson (V Australia)4:26:04
2Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:19
3Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:22
4Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:26
5Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:32
6Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:33
7Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:50
8Valery Valynin (Team Russia)0:00:53
9Alexander Khatuntsev (Team Russia)0:01:03
10Alexander Serov (Team Russia)0:01:04
11Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)0:01:07
12Christopher Winn (V Australia)0:01:17
13Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)0:02:52
14Jay Bourke (Search2Retain)0:03:39
15Mark O'Brien (Team Down Under)0:04:22
16Calvin Watson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:05:52
17Blake Hose (John West Cycling Team)0:05:57
18Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)0:06:16
19Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)0:06:32
20Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)0:07:09
21Samuel Davis (Plan B Racing)0:07:42
22Hayden Brooks (V Australia)0:08:17
23Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:08:30
24Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:09:26
25Valery Kaikov (Team Russia)0:09:43
26Jamie Lacey (Team Down Under)0:11:13
27Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)0:11:42
28Cal Britten (Search2Retain)0:12:03
29Chris Jory (Bikebug.Com)0:12:27
30Luke Fetch (Search2Retain)0:12:28
31Andrew Arundel (Lawson Homes)0:12:45
32Julian Hamill (Bikebug.Com)0:12:52
33Stuart Mulhern (Team Down Under)0:13:01
34Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:13:36
35John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:13:54
36Nick Woods (Team Down Under)0:14:02
37Johnnie Walker (V Australia)0:14:15
38Matvey Zubov (Team Russia)0:14:18
39Stuart Smith (John West Cycling Team)0:14:36
40Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)0:14:58
41Alex Carver (Jayco - AIS)0:15:02
42Aaron Donnelly (Jayco - AIS)
43Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)0:15:11
44Alexi Markov (Team Russia)0:15:18
45Joshua Aldride (Central Coast Council)0:15:20
46Timothy Cameron (Central Coast Council)
47Lachlan Ambrose (Central Coast Council)
48Trent Morey (Lawson Homes)0:15:25
49James Boal (Central Coast Council)0:15:28
50Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:16:34
51Aaron Kemps (V Australia)0:16:43
52Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:17:09
53Nathan Elliott (Search2Retain)0:18:22
54Logan Calder (Plan B Racing)0:18:40
55Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)0:18:49
56Nicholas Dougall (Jayco - 2XU)0:18:53
57Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)
58Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)0:19:02
59James Bennett (John West Cycling Team)0:19:06
60Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)0:19:55
61Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)0:20:59
62Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:21:37
63Justin Vanstone (Team Down Under)0:22:48
64Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)0:23:12
65Sean Sullivan (V Australia)0:23:33
66Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:23:55
67Ben Hill (Jayco - 2XU)0:25:48
68Alex Wohler (Team Down Under)0:26:34
69Trenton Day (Jayco - 2XU)0:27:02
70Rowan Dever (John West Cycling Team)0:28:26
71Paul Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)0:28:31
72Alexander Ray (Team Down Under)0:29:02
73Jason Rigg (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:29:17
74Thomas Robinson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:29:25
75Liam Dove (Lawson Homes)0:30:34
76Steven Del Gallo (John West Cycling Team)0:30:39
77Andrew Crawley (Bikebug.Com)0:31:03
78Evgeny Kovalev (Team Russia)0:31:18
79Nicolay Zhurkin (Team Russia)0:31:44
80Cameron Bayly (Central Coast Council)0:34:39
81Andrew Martin (Plan B Racing)0:35:53
82Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:36:42
83Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:36:49
84Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:37:29
85Mathew Wheatcroft (Team Down Under)0:39:11
86Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:39:53
87Jake Klajnblat (Search2Retain)0:41:57
88Andrew Christie (Lawson Homes)0:42:18
89James Hepburn (Jayco - 2XU)0:42:35
90James Mowatt (Search2Retain)0:43:08
91Jake McGee (Bikebug.Com)0:46:15
92Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)0:47:22
93Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:47:52
94Nicholas Horsley (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:49:43
95Mike Henton (Central Coast Council)0:56:02
96David Abraham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:57:56
97Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)0:59:19
dnfBrodie Talbot (Search2Retain)
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Avantiplus Sprint Championship after Stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philip Grenfell (Bikebug.Com)6pts
2Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)4
3Valery Valynin (Team Russia)3
4Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)2
5Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1
6Joshua Taylor (Bikebug.Com)1
7James Mowatt (Search2Retain)1
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Derrico King of the Mountains Championship after Stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)18pts
2Dale Parker (Jayco - 2XU)14
3Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)14
4Joshua Atkins (Jayco - 2XU)11
5Valery Valynin (Team Russia)8
6Ben Dyball (Jayco - AIS)7
7Taylor Sheldon (V Australia)7
8Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.Com)5
9Trent Derecourt (John West Cycling Team)4
10Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3
11Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)2
12Caleb Jones (Bikebug.Com)2
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Goodstone Group Most Aggressive Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Malcolm Rudolph (Jayco - AIS)2pts
2Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)2
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Elgas Leading Tasmanian Rider after Stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Earle (Genesys Wealth Advisers)4:26:36
2Jai Crawford (Jayco - 2XU)0:00:01
3Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:18
4Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia)0:00:35
5Mark Jamieson (Jayco - 2XU)0:06:00
6Alex Clements (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:07:58
7John Darcey (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:13:22
8Jacob Langham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:16:02
9Jake McMahon (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:16:37
10Ben Mather (Lawson Homes)0:18:17
11Danny Pulbrook (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:18:21
12Michael Smith (Lawson Homes)0:19:23
13Luke Padgett (Lawson Homes)0:20:27
14Nick Morgan (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:21:05
15Sean Sullivan (V Australia)0:23:01
16Joel Stearnes (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:23:23
17Thomas Robinson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:28:53
18Peter Loft (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:36:10
19Mark Guy (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:36:17
20Jack Matthews (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:36:57
21Aaron Jones (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:39:21
22Joshua Clark (Lawson Homes)0:46:50
23Luke Ockerby (Pure Tas - Deloitte)0:47:20
24Nicholas Horsley (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:49:11
25David Abraham (Ride.Net.Au/Hobart Wheelers)0:57:24
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Teams Classification after Stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jayco - 2XU13:19:53
2Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:51
3V Australia0:01:03
4Team Russia0:01:31
6Team Down Under0:23:23
8John West Cycling Team0:33:27
9Jayco - AIS0:34:45
10Pure Tas - Deloitte0:38:28
11Lawson Homes0:41:55
12Central Coast Council0:44:19
13Plan B Racing0:47:53 Wheelers0:49:50


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