Davison overcomes crash-marred final lap to take opening criterium win

Luke Davison (Budget Forklifts) scored his seventh win of the Australian National Road Series season, surviving a final-lap crash that took out several general classification contenders at the Yarrawonga Criterium.

The first stage of the Tour of the Murray River, a 30-lap criterium around a 1.2km circuit on the water front saw the peloton unleash plenty of speed, with the 22-year-old throwing down the gauntlet to reigning Australian Criterium Champion Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) to show just who is the form sprinter heading towards the point end of the season.

"It's always great to start off the tour like that," Davison said. "The first one's always the hardest.

"We had most of our teammates up there and they did the job."

Davison's teammate Ryan MacAnnally finished a close second, with Alex Carver (Genesys Wealth Advisers) third, with Giacoppo back in seventh place.

The peloton at the Tour of the Murray River is the smallest of the season so far, with just 71 starters, but it didn't result in an incident-free start to the 14-stage tour. In 2011, close to 20 crashes involving around 60 riders marked the first six stages of the event - 100 riders were on the start line in Yarrawonga 12 months ago.

An early crash took out Pat Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers) although he recovered for a top-10 placing but the major crash of the stage heading into the final lap was the most cause for concern. Malcolm Rudolph (Drapac Professional Cycling) Brenton Jones (Genesys Wealth Advisers), Josh Taylor and Caleb Jones (GPM Wilson Racing), along with Olympic silver medallist Glenn O'Shea (SASI) all hit the deck, but it was Shannon Johnson (Charter Mason - Drapac Development Team) who came off worst with a fractured collarbone.

Taylor's earlier efforts in the intermediate sprints elevated him to the joint classification lead with Davison and MacAnnally. Carver is one second in arrears with Stuart Shaw (Drapac) at three seconds.

Full results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Davison (Team Budget Forklifts)0:46:03
2Ryan MacAnally (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Alex Carver (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Stuart Shaw (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Edward Bissaker (Jayco-Honey Shotz)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Amir Rusli (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Miles Scotson (SASI)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Samuel Witmitz (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Louis Crosby (PureBlack Racing)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Evan Hull (Parramatta Race Team)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Harry Carpenter (SASI)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Alexander Smyth (Plan B Racing)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Alex Wohler (Team Downunder)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Peter Loft (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Henry Morley (Plan B Racing)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Thomas Patton (Parramatta Race Team)Row 20 - Cell 2
22George Tansley (SASI)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Luke Parker (Parramatta Race Team)Row 22 - Cell 2
24James Boal (John West Cycling)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Alex Edmondson (Jayco-Honey Shotz)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Joshua Harrison (SASI)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Gordon McCauley (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Roman Van Uden (PureBlack Racing)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Joseph Cooper (PureBlack Racing)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Luke Ockerby (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Dean Sanfilippo (John West Cycling)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Taylor Gunman (PureBlack Racing)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Wade Edwards (Swan Hill Rural City)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Alistair Crameri (Swan Hill Rural City)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Chris Beeck (Plan B Racing)Row 34 - Cell 2
36James Rendall (Swan Hill Rural City)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Liam Dove (Plan B Racing)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Stephen Cousins (Moira Shire)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Steven Del Gallo (John West Cycling)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Douglas Freeburn (Team Downunder)Row 39 - Cell 2
41William Draffen (Team Downunder)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Fraser Northey (SASI)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Jarryd Jones (Moira Shire)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Blake Hose (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Jayden Copp (Team Downunder)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Oliver Kent-Spark (John West Cycling)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Aaron Donnelly (Jayco-Honey Shotz)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Conor Murtagh (Charter Mason - Drapac Development Team)Row 47 - Cell 2
49James McCoy (PureBlack Racing)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Jay Bourke (Moira Shire)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Blair Windsor (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Tyler Spurrell (Swan Hill Rural City)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Daniel Nelson (Moira Shire)Row 52 - Cell 2
54James Butler (John West Cycling)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Shaun McCarthy (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Jack Cummings (Parramatta Race Team)Row 55 - Cell 2
57James Hepburn (RBS Morgans - ATS)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Shannon Johnson (Charter Mason - Drapac Development Team)Row 57 - Cell 2
59Peter Thompson (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 58 - Cell 2
60Malcolm Rudolph (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Caleb Jones (GPM Wilson Racing)Row 60 - Cell 2
62Brenton Jones (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Joshua Taylor (GPM Wilson Racing)Row 62 - Cell 2
64Joel Pearson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 63 - Cell 2
65Glenn O'Shea (SASI)Row 64 - Cell 2
66Cameron Peterson (RBS Morgans - ATS)Row 65 - Cell 2
67Jacob Kauffmann (Charter Mason - Drapac Development Team)Row 66 - Cell 2
68Edward White (GPM Wilson Racing)Row 67 - Cell 2
69Andrew Crawley (GPM Wilson Racing)Row 68 - Cell 2
70Jake Magee (GPM Wilson Racing)0:01:32
71Nicholas D'Ambrosio (Parramatta Race Team)0:03:04
DNSJohn Walker (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 71 - Cell 2
DNSMathew Marshall (Team Downunder)Row 72 - Cell 2
DNSDaniel O'Keefe (Parramatta Race Team)Row 73 - Cell 2
DNSTrenton Day (RBS Morgans - ATS)Row 74 - Cell 2
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Intermediate sprints - Lap 6 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3pts
2Ryan MacAnally (Team Budget Forklifts)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Malcolm Rudolph (Drapac Professional Cycling)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Lap 8 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Edward White (GPM Wilson Racing)3pts
2Luke Ockerby (Team Budget Forklifts)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luke Parker (Parramatta Race Team)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Lap 10 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Joshua Taylor (GPM Wilson Racing)3pts
2Samuel Witmitz (Team Budget Forklifts)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Lap 12 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alex Wohler (Team Downunder)3pts
2Joel Pearson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Joshua Taylor (GPM Wilson Racing)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Lap 14 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Luke Ockerby (Team Budget Forklifts)3pts
2Caleb Jones (GPM Wilson Racing)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Lap 16 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Malcolm Rudolph (Drapac Professional Cycling)3pts
2Samuel Witmitz (Team Budget Forklifts)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alex Carver (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Lap 18 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Joshua Taylor (GPM Wilson Racing)3pts
2Caleb Jones (GPM Wilson Racing)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Miles Scotson (SASI)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Lap 20 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Stuart Shaw (Drapac Professional Cycling)3pts
2Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Miles Scotson (SASI)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Lap 22 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Loft (Team Budget Forklifts)3pts
2Alex Carver (Genesys Wealth Advisers)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Joshua Harrison (SASI)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Lap 24 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Joshua Taylor (GPM Wilson Racing)3pts
2Luke Ockerby (Team Budget Forklifts)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Lap 26 Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Joel Pearson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3pts
2Blair Windsor (Team Budget Forklifts)2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexander Smyth (Plan B Racing)1Row 2 - Cell 3
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Davison (Team Budget Forklifts)0:45:53
2Ryan MacAnally (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Joshua Taylor (GPM Wilson Racing)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Alex Carver (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:01
5Stuart Shaw (Drapac Professional Cycling)0:00:03
6Luke Ockerby (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:04
8Joel Pearson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)0:00:05
9Samuel Witmitz (Team Budget Forklifts)0:00:06
10Malcolm Rudolph (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Caleb Jones (GPM Wilson Racing)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Alex Wohler (Team Downunder)0:00:07
13Peter Loft (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Edward White (GPM Wilson Racing)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Edward Bissaker (Jayco-Honey Shotz)0:00:08
16Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Miles Scotson (SASI)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Blair Windsor (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Alexander Smyth (Plan B Racing)0:00:09
20Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Luke Parker (Parramatta Race Team)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Joshua Harrison (SASI)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)0:00:10
24Amir Rusli (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Louis Crosby (PureBlack Racing)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Evan Hull (Parramatta Race Team)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Harry Carpenter (SASI)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Kane Walker (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Henry Morley (Plan B Racing)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Thomas Patton (Parramatta Race Team)Row 29 - Cell 2
31George Tansley (SASI)Row 30 - Cell 2
32James Boal (John West Cycling)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Alex Edmondson (Jayco-Honey Shotz)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Gordon McCauley (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Roman Van Uden (PureBlack Racing)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Joseph Cooper (PureBlack Racing)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Dean Sanfilippo (John West Cycling)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Taylor Gunman (PureBlack Racing)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Wade Edwards (Swan Hill Rural City)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Alistair Crameri (Swan Hill Rural City)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Chris Beeck (Plan B Racing)Row 40 - Cell 2
42James Rendall (Swan Hill Rural City)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Liam Dove (Plan B Racing)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Stephen Cousins (Moira Shire)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Steven Del Gallo (John West Cycling)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Douglas Freeburn (Team Downunder)Row 45 - Cell 2
47William Draffen (Team Downunder)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Fraser Northey (SASI)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Jarryd Jones (Moira Shire)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Blake Hose (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Jayden Copp (Team Downunder)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Oliver Kent-Spark (John West Cycling)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Aaron Donnelly (Jayco-Honey Shotz)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Conor Murtagh (Charter Mason - Drapac Development Team)Row 53 - Cell 2
55James McCoy (PureBlack Racing)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Jay Bourke (Moira Shire)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Tyler Spurrell (Swan Hill Rural City)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Daniel Nelson (Moira Shire)Row 57 - Cell 2
59James Butler (John West Cycling)Row 58 - Cell 2
60Shaun McCarthy (Team Budget Forklifts)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Jack Cummings (Parramatta Race Team)Row 60 - Cell 2
62James Hepburn (RBS Morgans - ATS)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Shannon Johnson (Charter Mason - Drapac Development Team)Row 62 - Cell 2
64Peter Thompson (Drapac Professional Cycling)Row 63 - Cell 2
65Brenton Jones (Genesys Wealth Advisers)Row 64 - Cell 2
66Glenn O'Shea (SASI)Row 65 - Cell 2
67Cameron Peterson (RBS Morgans - ATS)Row 66 - Cell 2
68Jacob Kauffmann (Charter Mason - Drapac Development Team)Row 67 - Cell 2
69Andrew Crawley (GPM Wilson Racing)Row 68 - Cell 2
70Jake Magee (GPM Wilson Racing)0:01:42
71Nicholas D'Ambrosio (Parramatta Race Team)0:03:14
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Tasco Inland Sprint Championship
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Joshua Taylor (GPM Wilson Racing)10pts
2Luke Ockerby (Team Budget Forklifts)7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Joel Pearson (Genesys Wealth Advisers)5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Malcolm Rudolph (Drapac Professional Cycling)4Row 4 - Cell 3
6Samuel Witmitz (Team Budget Forklifts)4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Caleb Jones (GPM Wilson Racing)4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Stuart Shaw (Drapac Professional Cycling)3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Alex Wohler (Team Downunder)3Row 8 - Cell 3
10Peter Loft (Team Budget Forklifts)3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Edward White (GPM Wilson Racing)3Row 10 - Cell 3
12Alex Carver (Genesys Wealth Advisers)3Row 11 - Cell 3
13Ryan MacAnally (Team Budget Forklifts)2Row 12 - Cell 3
14Miles Scotson (SASI)2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Blair Windsor (Team Budget Forklifts)2Row 14 - Cell 3
16Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1Row 15 - Cell 3
17Alexander Smyth (Plan B Racing)1Row 16 - Cell 3
18Campbell Flakemore (Genesys Wealth Advisers)1Row 17 - Cell 3
19Luke Parker (Parramatta Race Team)1Row 18 - Cell 3
20Joshua Harrison (SASI)1Row 19 - Cell 3
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Campolina Criterium Championship
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Luke Davison (Team Budget Forklifts)10pts
2Ryan MacAnally (Team Budget Forklifts)9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alex Carver (Genesys Wealth Advisers)8Row 2 - Cell 3
4Stuart Shaw (Drapac Professional Cycling)7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Edward Bissaker (Jayco-Honey Shotz)6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers)5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Bradeley Hall (Plan B Racing)3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Amir Rusli (Drapac Professional Cycling)2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Miles Scotson (SASI)1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Budget Forklifts2:18:09
2GPM Wilson RacingRow 1 - Cell 2
3Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 2 - Cell 2
4Drapac Professional CyclingRow 3 - Cell 2
5Team DownunderRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jayco-Honey ShotzRow 5 - Cell 2
7SASIRow 6 - Cell 2
8Plan B RacingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Parramatta Race TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10PureBlack RacingRow 9 - Cell 2
11John West CyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Swan Hill Rural CityRow 11 - Cell 2
13Moira ShireRow 12 - Cell 2
14Charter Mason - Drapac Development TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
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Scody Cup leaders after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers)166pts
2Luke Davison (Team Budget Forklifts)120Row 1 - Cell 3
3Patrick Shaw (Genesys Wealth Advisers)87Row 2 - Cell 3
4Ryan MacAnally (Team Budget Forklifts)84Row 3 - Cell 3
5Neil Van Der Ploeg (Search2Retain)83Row 4 - Cell 3
6Will Walker (Drapac Professional Cycling)81Row 5 - Cell 3
7Darren Lapthorne (Drapac Professional Cycling)80Row 6 - Cell 3
8Brenton Jones (Genesys Wealth Advisers)78Row 7 - Cell 3
9Jai Crawford (Genesys Wealth Advisers)75Row 8 - Cell 3
10Ben Hill (RBS Morgans - ATS)69Row 9 - Cell 3

 

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