Gough goes all out in finale

Australian Nathan Earle (Genesys Health) was denied his fourth stage win by Subway Pro Cycling's Westley Gough who won the final stage of the International Trust House Cycle Classic yesterday in Wellington.

Gough was in the stage-winning break in the tour's final stage, a criterium raced in Wellington's inner city streets, with Earle, Lachlan Norris (Drapac) and Patrick Lane (Jayco AIS).

"My goal was to stay near the front and go with any moves that looked dangerous," Gough said. "Once I got in the winning break we worked well together and just kept the pressure on and with four laps to go I was trying to decide whether to go solo or take the gamble of a sprint finish."

Gough took the gamble of waiting for the sprint, and coming into the final corner came past the three riders to win the stage in just over an hour.

"I wondered whether I would have the sprint legs and actually quite surprised myself to get over them for the win - I'm really pleased, and after a disappointing start (to the tour) it's a great way for the team to finish," he added.

"It was hard and fast right from the start and the boys were on the front looking for opportunities and Wes was just in amazing form today," said Subway Pro Cycling manager Graeme Miller.

"Once Wes was in the front group we had Paul (Odlin) and Pete (Latham) policing things in the chase group. We totally dominated on a day that really suited our strengths and showed what we could do."

Nelson rider George Bennet (Cardno) held on to take the overall title and will depart New Zealand shortly to race overseas for the Trek-Livestrong Under 23 team.

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1Westley Gough (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling1:03:16
2Nathan Earle (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:01
3Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 2 - Cell 2
4Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco-AISRow 3 - Cell 2
5Paul Odlin (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling0:00:31
6Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:32
7Reuben Donati (Aus) Trust House0:00:34
8Aaron Gate (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:00:36
9Ben Hill (Aus) Suzuki Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Scott Lyttle (NZl) PureBlack Racing0:00:37
12Phil Grenfell (Aus) Bikebug.comRow 11 - Cell 2
13Silas Cullen (NZl) Tait Communications0:00:44
14George Bennet (NZl) Cardno Team0:00:47
15Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Team Jayco-AISRow 14 - Cell 2
16Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco-AISRow 15 - Cell 2
17Richard Lang (Aus) Team Jayco-AIS0:00:48
18Jason Christie (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jason Allen (NZl) Subway Pro Cycling0:00:50
20Peter Latham (NZl) Subway Pro CyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21James Williamson (NZl) PureBlack RacingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Glen Chadwick (NZl) PureBlack Racing0:00:51
23Justin Kerr (NZl) Cardno Team0:00:54
24Tim Gudsell (NZl) PureBlack RacingRow 23 - Cell 2
25Mike Northey (NZl) PureBlack RacingRow 24 - Cell 2
DNFJoseph Cooper (NZl) Mico Revolution RacingRow 25 - Cell 2
DNFAlex Meenhorst (NZl) Cardno TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
DNFSteele Von Hoff (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 27 - Cell 2
DNFJay McCarthy (Aus) Team Jayco-AISRow 28 - Cell 2
DNFAndrew Hagan (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 29 - Cell 2
DNFRyan Obst (Aus) zeroMYcarbon.comRow 30 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Scully (NZl) Orbea TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Olesen (NZl) Orbea TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
DNFSam Rutherford (Aus) Bikebug.comRow 33 - Cell 2
DNFGeoff Straub (Aus) Bikebug.comRow 34 - Cell 2
DNFScott Mullaly (NZl) Orbea TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
DNFShane Archbold (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
DNFCameron Karwowski (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Baker (Aus) Suzuki Cycling TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
DNFKarl Murray (NZl) Armstrong Motor GroupRow 39 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 40 - Cell 2
DNFMathew Marshall (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 41 - Cell 2
DNFChris Jory (Aus) Bikebug.comRow 42 - Cell 2
DNFHamish Tomlinson (NZl) zeroMYcarbon.comRow 43 - Cell 2
DNFMatthew Talbot (NZl) R+R TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
DNFFraser Bermingham (NZl) Orbea TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Naylor (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 46 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Coombes (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 47 - Cell 2
DNFLogan Somers-Edgar (NZl) zeroMYcarbon.comRow 48 - Cell 2
DNFMathew Gorter (NZl) Subway Pro CyclingRow 49 - Cell 2
DNFBrad Carter (NZl) Mico Revolution RacingRow 50 - Cell 2
DNFDylan Wallis (Aus) Trust HouseRow 51 - Cell 2
DNFWade Mangham (NZl) Cardno TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
DNFTom David (NZl) Cardno TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
DNFLouis Wright (NZl) Mico Revolution RacingRow 54 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Vink (NZl) R+R TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
DNFNathan Tuck (NZl) R+R TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
DNFStephen Bomball (Aus) Suzuki Cycling TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Williams (Aus) Suzuki Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
DNFGreg Taylor (NZl) Wheelworks RacingRow 59 - Cell 2
DNFAidan McKenzie (Aus) Trust HouseRow 60 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Lovelock (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 61 - Cell 2
DNFRyan Sissons (NZl) Armstrong Motor GroupRow 62 - Cell 2
DNFAlex Malone (Aus) Bikebug.comRow 63 - Cell 2
DNFDarcy Ellerm-Norton (NZl) zeroMYcarbon.comRow 64 - Cell 2
DNFJames Early (NZl) R+R TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFMatthew Sillars (NZl) Armstrong Motor GroupRow 66 - Cell 2
DNFOliver Harding-Sheath (NZl) Tait CommunicationsRow 67 - Cell 2
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Final general classification
1George Bennet (NZl) Cardno Team

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