Paul van der Ploeg opens race with win

The Pure Tasmania Wildside MTB kicked off for day 1 in hot conditions on the open alpine trails around Cradle Mt, Tasmania. Thirty-eight kilometers of racing in two stages tested the field of almost 500 riders.

Day 1 featured close racing amongst the elite men, with just 32 seconds separating the top six riders at the end of the day.

Under 23 rider Paul van der Ploeg set a narrow lead with an overall time of 1:34:47, ahead of Andrew Blair in 1:34:52 and previous Widside winner Adrian Jackson in 1:35:08. Tasmania's Sid Taberlay is currently fourth overall in 1:35:08. Current Canadian Champion, Max Plaxton, finished a very close fifth in 1:35:13.

Stage 1 was won by Paul van der Ploeg by just half a wheel; however on the more open trails of stage 2, Jackson set the pace, coming in ahead of Neil van der Ploeg.

The women's race was dominated by Jenni King, who won both stages in an overall time of 1:56:30. Jessica Douglas was second overall ahead of Amity Mc Swan in 2:03:34.

Day 2 should prove interesting when the course becomes more technical, testing the of the riders as they head into the rainforest of Mt Black. Riders will complete the Stirling Valley and Montezuma Falls race stages, finishing in Zeehan.

Full Results

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Men open stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sid Taberlay0:43:27
2Max Plaxton0:00:01
3Neil van der Ploeg0:00:44
4Adrian Jackson0:00:46
5Josh Carlson0:01:30
6Sam Chancellor0:02:10
7Andrew Mock0:03:52
8Nicholas Morgan0:05:02
9John GrovesRow 8 - Cell 2
10Andrew Fellows0:05:07
11Matthew Patten0:06:33
12Seb Dunne0:07:08
13Jarrod Quinn0:07:24
14Hayden Kerr0:07:59
15Daniel Van der Ploeg0:08:19
16Matthew Callow0:08:36
17Samuel Gadient0:09:38
18James Maebus0:09:44
19Timothy Doman0:09:47
20Christopher Crocker0:10:34
21James Reid0:11:02
22Sam Robertson0:11:35
23Wes Heckendorf0:11:46
24Mick Ross0:11:59
25Leigh Kemp0:12:00
26Evan Jones0:12:19
27Anthony Edler0:12:55
28Bryan Powell0:13:21
29Tilden Eldridge Bassett0:14:31
30Simon Brown0:14:51
31Brendan Murphy0:15:08
32Jordan Andrews0:15:39
33Peter Glorie0:19:39
34Emlyn Jones0:20:39
35Joel Thorby0:21:26
36James Kelly0:23:26
37James Bowler0:24:47
38Cole Reid0:29:09
DNSRyan KimberleyRow 38 - Cell 2
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Women open stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jenni King0:53:20
2Hanny Allston0:02:45
3Jody Bush0:03:49
4Niki Fisher0:04:39
5Edwina Hughes0:06:12
6Bethany Thompson0:06:33
7Crystal Callaghan0:07:42
8Amy Fletcher0:12:00
9Rosemarie Donnelly0:28:29
DNSRowena FryRow 9 - Cell 2
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U23 men stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paul van der Ploeg0:43:21
2Ben Bradley0:02:29
3Jacob Langham0:09:11
4Nicholas Perillo0:15:34
5Theodore Adcock0:15:40
6Patrick Ryan0:16:00
7Huw Apted0:19:29
8Josef Kloser0:19:49
9Christopher Finlay0:20:20
10Sean Kinder0:25:36
11Ashby Cooper0:30:09
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U23 women stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eliza Eldridge Bassett1:04:15
2Sophie Kelly0:01:28
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Veteran men 30-39 stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Blair0:43:22
2Stuart Brown0:03:04
3Rohin Adams0:03:21
4Ashley Bleeker0:03:22
5Scott Needham0:03:29
6Ken Allen0:03:49
7Ben May0:04:54
8Richard Wilkinson0:05:23
9Grant Lebbink0:06:01
10Dion Shaw0:06:10
11Duncan Murray0:06:24
12Justin Woolford0:06:35
13Dave Bingley0:06:41
14Ben Osborne0:06:52
15Con Mavroudakis0:06:53
16Aaron Long0:07:01
17Luke Rapley0:07:21
18Jason Andersch0:07:38
19Mark McClure0:07:54
20Anthony Lardner0:07:56
21Chris Carter0:08:02
22Todd Stanton0:08:03
23Phil Leslie0:08:19
24Jamie Lechte0:08:45
25Ross Farrell0:08:56
26Jason Mennitz0:09:10
27Adrian Flood0:09:12
28Nathan Jackson0:09:19
29Chris Smith0:09:20
30Tim King0:09:26
31Adam Kelly0:09:29
32Matt Davis0:09:41
33John Atkinson0:09:46
34Ben English0:09:59
35Grant Brow0:10:07
36Matthias Schwarze0:10:15
37Ben SzczesnyRow 36 - Cell 2
38Rupert Elkington-Cole0:10:20
39Mike Back0:10:28
40Andrew Spencer0:10:57
41Alex Stone0:11:01
42George Thomas0:11:08
43Aaron Lindsay0:11:14
44Andrew Low0:11:18
45Simon EasyRow 44 - Cell 2
46Clinton Dean0:11:37
47Tim Storer0:12:04
48Vaughan Kemsley0:12:11
49Karl Pavey0:12:20
50John Corbett0:12:24
51Steve Burns0:12:27
52Brendan ScarboroughRow 51 - Cell 2
53Simon Coffin0:12:44
54Luke Roberts0:12:46
55Ian Donnelly0:12:54
56Luke Beuchat0:12:55
57Richard Carroll0:12:57
58Gary Mueller0:12:58
59Sam Duncan0:13:05
60Steven Scharapow0:13:22
61Tim Chadd0:13:27
62Aaron Davies0:13:31
63Jacob Reus0:13:40
64Scott Lohrey0:13:50
65Thomas Hansen0:13:58
66Joel Brewer0:13:59
67Jeremy Grey0:14:12
68Adam Gourlay0:14:18
69Courtenay Lee Shoy0:14:43
70Brad Fitzgerald0:14:47
71Jamie Webster0:15:23
72Jonathon Woods0:15:25
73Piers Dunstan0:15:38
74Dylan Coulson0:15:51
75Nicholas Eagle0:15:54
76Brett Stewart0:15:58
77Roger Shepherd0:16:34
78Rick Southwell0:16:44
79Matt Limbrick0:16:51
80Hugh Pederson0:16:58
81Grant Austin0:17:02
82Leigh Fitzgerald0:17:07
83Mathew Yarrow0:17:32
84Benn Clayton0:17:38
85Nigel Adcock0:17:42
86James Blair0:17:43
87Michael Norman0:17:44
88William Sargent0:17:45
89Jorge Baron0:18:10
90Gregor Urquhart0:18:35
91Chris Browne0:18:36
92Peter GillRow 91 - Cell 2
93Dallas Hewett0:18:37
94James Taylor0:18:41
95Simon Mann0:18:55
96Alex Schwetz0:19:08
97Shannon Rademaker0:19:11
98Jamie Hunter0:19:19
99Richard Jupe0:19:27
100Brett Dennison0:19:32
101Richard Alberthsen0:19:41
102Tim Bigarelli0:20:06
103David Kamprad0:20:19
104Kevin Stephens0:20:34
105Tristan Edis0:20:44
106Abe Francis0:20:54
107James Sprott0:21:16
108Troy Melrose0:21:56
109William Yuncken0:22:01
110Jarlath Leyden0:22:09
111Jon Gourlay0:22:10
112Alexander Bibby0:22:14
113Nathan Fellows0:22:31
114Andrew Blaney0:22:51
115Adam Hyland0:23:13
116Benedict Coyne0:23:15
117Brendon HylandRow 116 - Cell 2
118Mark Dobbin0:24:42
119Mark Mollenhagen0:24:55
120Ross Alexander0:25:30
121Darren Harvey0:25:38
122Stephen Geason0:26:12
123Martyn Sweet0:27:05
124Liam Barry0:27:20
125Russell Goslin0:28:12
126Frans Cronje0:28:36
127Jason Unwin0:28:38
128Benjamin Thomson0:28:47
129Ben McDermott0:29:37
130Michael Carey0:30:28
131Matthew Barr0:31:18
132Michael Sumner0:32:56
133Steve Annis-Brown0:39:49
134Duan Davies0:49:54
DNSTroy BunneyRow 134 - Cell 2
DNSIan WarrenRow 135 - Cell 2
DNSDavid VotavaRow 136 - Cell 2
DNSJoe WheadonRow 137 - Cell 2
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Veteran women 30-39 stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jessica Douglas0:53:22
2Bronwyn Sax0:04:34
3Jo Williams0:05:25
4Nikola Terry0:07:12
5Josie Simpson0:07:28
6Andrea Heron0:08:48
7Marcelle Ottaway0:08:53
8Rachael Alderman0:10:54
9Jade Forsyth0:12:02
10Turi Berg0:12:04
11Louisa Hay0:12:29
12Megan Farebrother0:13:12
13Nikki Stanley0:14:41
14Monica Campi0:15:04
15Edith O'Shea0:17:03
16Angela Miller0:17:16
17Rishi Fox0:18:09
18Julia Anders0:19:45
19Nicole Anderson0:20:19
20Melissa Kruger0:21:54
21Jacqui Knee0:24:49
22Rebecca Hill0:26:14
23Corinne Alberthsen0:26:20
24Jane Neasey0:27:04
25Jane Weatherley0:27:43
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Master men 40-49 stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damien Jones0:48:28
2Rob Eva0:00:20
3Ollie Klein0:00:24
4Mark Fenner0:00:56
5Scott Smith0:01:40
6Richard Peil0:02:28
7Craig Cummings0:02:35
8Steven Brown0:02:38
9Jonathan Pitt0:02:46
10Jonathan McComb0:03:01
11Jay Heather0:03:14
12Michael Berry0:03:38
13Duncan Rose0:04:11
14Anthony Caffery0:04:15
15Scott Murchison0:04:19
16John Whittington0:04:54
17Adam Smith0:05:14
18Maurice De Jersey0:05:21
19Steven Banbury0:05:24
20Geoff Clark0:05:26
21Rod Johnson0:05:29
22Win Mahar0:05:53
23Willem Van den Bosch0:05:59
24Gordon Taylor0:06:02
25Steve Campbell0:06:11
26Paul Black0:06:14
27Rod Barnard0:06:36
28Scott Dransfield0:06:44
29Duane Pitt0:06:46
30Duncan McGlashan0:06:47
31Ron Whitehead0:07:08
32Graham HammondRow 31 - Cell 2
33Jamin Davies0:07:09
34Troy Hands0:07:15
35Marcus Morse0:07:23
36Shane Jenkin0:07:25
37Steven Watchorn0:07:44
38James Spargo0:08:04
39Adam Guilmartin0:08:20
40Jason Amsters0:08:27
41Shane Kerrison0:08:31
42Ian Humphries0:08:36
43Brian Heazlewood0:08:49
44Andrew Hollole0:09:13
45Rob King0:09:19
46Tim Robertson0:09:20
47Toby Cook0:09:23
48Marcus Anstey0:09:24
49Adam Clayton0:09:30
50Ken Glasco0:09:32
51Ludovic Pichonneau0:09:33
52Adam Potito0:09:39
53Rodney Barrett0:10:06
54Nick Lawrence0:10:27
55Jonathan Stark0:10:28
56Anthony Loone0:10:32
57Paul FultonRow 56 - Cell 2
58Thomas Blazevic0:10:36
59Maurice Williams0:10:40
60Steven Lane0:10:59
61Michael Bremner0:11:04
62Matt Carlsson0:11:13
63Craig Hoey0:11:16
64Jules Evans0:11:22
65Anthony Binns0:11:24
66Andrew Maticka0:11:44
67Greg Norden0:12:12
68Peter Millar0:12:25
69Ben Davidson0:12:39
70Gary Farebrother0:12:40
71Jorn Rudloff0:12:41
72James Foster0:12:47
73Damien Geason0:12:54
74Jonty Barnett0:13:00
75Geoff Johnstone0:13:03
76Paul Plank0:13:07
77Keith Murfet0:13:26
78Michael Jones0:13:27
79Andrew Ottaway0:13:31
80Adam Mason0:13:38
81David Edis0:13:41
82Matthew Cordell0:13:50
83Scott Wilson-Haffenden0:13:56
84Darren Saunders0:14:36
85Tim Gardner0:14:37
86Dale WestonRow 85 - Cell 2
87Cameron Morgan0:14:40
88Stephen Costar0:14:45
89Gavin Spinks0:14:58
90Malcolm BarrettRow 89 - Cell 2
91Nigel Bridgeman0:15:28
92Stephen Down0:15:30
93James DownRow 92 - Cell 2
94Richard Fricke0:15:31
95Christian HaidacherRow 94 - Cell 2
96James Ashmore0:15:36
97Anthony Chisholm0:15:39
98James Fordyce0:15:44
99Andrew Bird0:16:08
100Michael Logan0:16:20
101Steven Woolcock0:16:21
102Robert Stevenson0:16:54
103Rory Ford0:16:55
104David Walker0:17:04
105Mark Spearing0:17:15
106Wayne Gipters0:17:53
107Greg Pearsall0:18:05
108Robert Casey0:18:12
109Bryan Larkins0:18:26
110Greg Foster0:18:36
111Lukas Reitsema0:18:51
112Gordon Scrim0:19:08
113Tony Murdoch0:19:38
114Rob Bryson0:19:50
115Fraser White0:19:56
116Andrew Kidd0:20:29
117John Klein0:20:49
118Scott Macdonald0:20:55
119Damien White0:21:34
120Dave Dare0:21:40
121Simon Trewin0:22:17
122John Wakeford0:23:34
123Jeff Westmore0:25:04
124Scott McGilchrist0:25:32
125Peter Zielony0:28:02
126Edward King0:38:33
127Simon Thiessen0:54:48
DNSAndrew HarmerRow 127 - Cell 2
DNSMark HitchinsRow 128 - Cell 2
DNSNoel HiggsRow 129 - Cell 2
DNSJosh SlatteryRow 130 - Cell 2
DNSAndrew LaneRow 131 - Cell 2
DNSJason RichardsRow 132 - Cell 2
DNSScott SteedmanRow 133 - Cell 2
DNSBrad JohnsonRow 134 - Cell 2
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Master women 40-49 stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amity McSwan0:55:31
2Traci Lonergan0:02:07
3Jo Riley0:03:24
4Su Sprott0:04:59
5Pip Morse0:05:35
6Juliet Plumb0:06:26
7Robyn Simionato0:06:27
8Julia Jago0:06:28
9Sue Thompson0:07:09
10Sally Fenner0:08:21
11Cath MacKay0:10:01
12Becky Herridge0:10:43
13Toni Spinks0:11:41
14Janice March0:14:04
15Fay Cunningham0:14:52
16Ally Roche0:17:49
17Cathe Macpherson0:18:31
18Karen Ward0:21:06
19Kerrie Jesiolowski0:21:08
20Janelle Jones0:21:38
21Sue Donoghoe0:21:55
22Elizabeth Story0:23:32
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Super master men 50-59 stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Roger Butorac0:53:21
2Darryl Smith0:00:08
3David Olle0:00:11
4Andrew Lloyd0:00:37
5Robert Bleeker0:01:41
6Gary HitchesRow 5 - Cell 2
7John Travers0:02:47
8Nick Tilbrook0:02:51
9Bernard Walker0:02:54
10James Eldridge0:03:00
11Jim Phillipson0:03:11
12Marcus Langham0:03:47
13Robert Rhodes0:04:27
14Rodney Clark0:04:52
15Leslie Paton0:05:06
16Lynton Stretton0:05:07
17Wayne Chapman0:05:16
18Paul Strong0:05:28
19Ian Biddell0:05:36
20Rudy Kloser0:05:50
21Paul Scarfe0:05:53
22Paul Saxer-Tidswell0:05:54
23Mordy Bromberg0:07:17
24Peter Macartney0:07:54
25Mark Scarborough0:08:32
26Roger Simionato0:08:35
27Tim Evans0:08:51
28Patrick Murphy0:08:52
29Ross Hazelwood0:08:59
30John Pearce0:09:08
31Ian Smith0:09:25
32John Breen0:09:38
33Richard Roffe0:09:41
34Robert Furmston0:09:58
35Peter Muller0:09:59
36Eric Riegler0:10:20
37Bill Butler0:10:29
38STEVE BENCE0:10:48
39Chris Morley0:10:49
40John Forbes0:10:53
41Dale McKee0:11:08
42Andrew March0:12:11
43Brett Richardson0:13:28
44Phillip Tuck0:14:37
45Michael Bigarelli0:15:22
46Bill Vandendool0:15:52
47Russell Hoffman0:16:37
48Arthur Apted0:17:17
49Alan McDowell0:17:22
50John Geddes0:17:23
51David Fidler0:17:42
52John Dalco0:18:06
53Leigh Onions0:18:31
54Ian McGuffie0:18:54
55Wayne Bristow0:19:08
56Clive Tilsley0:19:43
57Kevin Hall0:20:11
58Kevin Joy0:20:14
59John Brown0:20:27
60Bernard Murphy0:20:38
61Peter Volker0:20:54
62Richard De Waal0:21:28
63David Hockey0:32:39
64Mike Yanko0:32:47
65Peter Macgill0:32:50
66Brett Best0:50:58
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Super master women 50-59 stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carolyn Jackson1:03:10
2Alison Forbes0:00:08
3Leah Dent0:02:17
4Penny Yanko0:28:56
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Grand master men 60+ stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kerry Ryan0:54:00
2Bruce Dickey0:02:00
3Brian Scarborough0:02:06
4Phillip Dent0:02:57
5Raymond Land0:05:17
6Michael Poppell0:08:14
7Christopher Howe0:09:58
8Bruno Wicki0:10:01
9David Blair0:10:12
10Wayne Strong0:11:02
11Richard Pearson0:14:18
12Neil Kinder0:15:52
13Peter Crocker0:17:52
DNSGerry Van der PloegRow 13 - Cell 2
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Singlespeed stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Brill0:49:36
2Tim Calkins0:00:45
3Nicholas Yaxley0:00:46
4Craig Pullen0:02:48
5David Procter0:05:07
6Aaron Mattison0:05:49
7Al Gribble0:06:27
8Rob Parbery0:07:34
9Jason Johnson0:07:41
10Mark Lunn0:08:59
11Andrew Ling0:09:42
12Kim McFadden0:11:29
13Trudy Nicholas0:13:29
14Adrian Whittaker0:17:40
15Richard Douglas0:19:21
16Jody Dennison0:22:46
17Michael Kornacki0:23:23
18Wayne Keygan0:39:36
DNSGreg HoganRow 18 - Cell 2
DNSDarrylle JonesRow 19 - Cell 2
DNSOrion RiggsRow 20 - Cell 2
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Men open stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adrian Jackson0:50:55
2Neil van der Ploeg0:00:13
3Sid Taberlay0:00:50
4Max Plaxton0:00:53
5Josh Carlson0:03:19
6Andrew Fellows0:04:32
7John Groves0:05:57
8Nicholas Morgan0:05:59
9Andrew Mock0:06:01
10Sam Chancellor0:07:48
11Jarrod Quinn0:08:39
12Hayden Kerr0:09:16