Van der Ploeg, Plaxton move up as Taberlay retains overall lead

Max Plaxton and Jenni King each won both stages on day 3 of Pure Tasmania Wildside MTB. With rain falling for part of the day, competitors enjoyed cooler conditions along the coastal tracks.

Plaxton finished 33 seconds ahead of Paul van der Ploeg in the Zeehan Spray Tunnel time trial in the morning, with Sid Taberlay third.

It was in the 15km afternoon stage from Trail Harbour to Granville Harbour that tactics came into play amongst the leading group of men. Josh Carslon led the group out on the steep climb out of Trial Harbour.

Taberlay and Paul van der Ploeg closed the gap after the first few kilometres, with the group then preventing any breakaways by Taberlay. While the group kept Taberlay in check, they allowed Canadian champion Plaxton to break away. Plaxton maintained his lead to the end, winning in a time of one hour and 40 seconds, with Taberlay finishing just 20 seconds behind. Paul van der Ploeg could not match the pace of the leaders, finishing third, 27 seconds behind Taberlay.

Jenni King again dominated the women's race, finishing the Trail Harbour stage in one hour, 20 minutes and three minutes ahead of Jessica Douglas.

In discussing the tactics for the final race stage along Ocean Beach tomorrow, eighth placed rider Josh Carlson predicted, "There will be fireworks on the beach tomorrow."

With such close riding between the top men, the final result is still open. With alliances forming between some of the riders in the top ten, the beach stage will be fascinating to watch.

Taberlay will head into the final day with an overall time of 4:57:48, with Paul van der Ploeg second in 4:59:13, with Max Plaxton third in 4:59:58.

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U23 men stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paul van der Ploeg (VIC)0:18:06
2Ben Bradley (TAS)0:01:30
3Jacob Langham (TAS)0:03:38
4Patrick Ryan (ACT)0:06:57
5Theodore Adcock (WA)0:07:24
6Christopher Finlay (TAS)0:08:31
7Nicholas Perillo (ACT)0:08:43
8Josef Kloser (TAS)0:09:24
9Huw Apted (VIC)0:10:56
10Sean Kinder (VIC)0:11:11
11Ashby Cooper (TAS)0:11:58
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U23 women stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eliza Eldridge Bassett (ACT)0:29:38
2Sophie Kelly (TAS)0:01:43
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Men open stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Max Plaxton (Canada)0:17:33
2Sid Taberlay (TAS)0:00:34
3Neil van der Ploeg (NSW)0:01:13
4Andrew Fellows (QLD)0:01:27
5Sam Chancellor (VIC)0:01:51
6Adrian Jackson (VIC)0:01:53
7Josh Carlson (NSW)0:02:06
8Andrew Mock (VIC)0:02:46
9John Groves (VIC)0:03:12
10Nicholas Morgan (TAS)0:03:14
11Jarrod Quinn (VIC)0:04:04
12Matthew Callow (QLD)0:04:20
13Seb Dunne (ACT)0:04:30
14James Maebus (VIC)0:04:52
15Mick Ross (NSW)0:05:24
16Samuel Gadient (Switzerland)0:05:36
17Timothy Doman (NSW)Row 16 - Cell 2
18James Reid (TAS)0:05:49
19Evan Jones (SA)0:06:10
20Anthony Edler (TAS)0:06:34
21Wes Heckendorf (TAS)0:06:42
22Sam Robertson (TAS)0:06:45
23Simon Brown (TAS)0:06:54
24Christopher Crocker (SA)0:06:58
25Leigh Kemp (TAS)0:07:42
26Bryan Powell (TAS)0:08:00
27Brendan Murphy (VIC)0:08:27
28Tilden Eldridge Bassett (ACT)0:08:47
29Peter Glorie (WA)0:09:21
30Joel Thorby (TAS)0:10:04
31Emlyn Jones (TAS)0:10:47
32James Bowler (VIC)0:16:39
33Cole Reid (VIC)0:20:06
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Women's open stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jenni King (VIC)0:23:31
2Jody Bush (TAS)0:00:19
3Niki Fisher (VIC)0:01:18
4Edwina Hughes (TAS)0:03:12
5Hanny Allston (TAS)0:04:00
6Crystal Callaghan (VIC)0:04:07
7Bethany Thompson (ACT)0:05:00
8Amy Fletcher (ACT)0:05:59
9Rosemarie Donnelly (TAS)0:16:05
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Veteran men 30-39 stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Blair (NSW)0:18:46
2Scott Needham (VIC)0:00:59
3Stuart Brown (VIC)0:01:10
4Ross Farrell (TAS)0:01:16
5Rohin Adams (VIC)0:01:30
6Ashley Bleeker (VIC)0:01:55
7Duncan Murray (VIC)0:01:56
8Ken Allen (TAS)0:02:00
9Ben May (VIC)0:02:07
10Grant Lebbink (VIC)0:02:22
11Aaron Long (TAS)0:03:08
12Adrian Flood (TAS)0:03:13
13Dion Shaw (TAS)0:03:22
14Ben Osborne (TAS)0:03:32
15Luke Beuchat (NSW)0:03:37
16Jorge Baron (NSW)0:03:39
17Todd Stanton (TAS)0:03:40
18Ben Szczesny (VIC)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Jason Andersch (TAS)0:03:42
20Justin Woolford (TAS)0:03:43
21Luke Rapley (TAS)0:03:59
22Nathan Jackson (TAS)0:04:09
23Phil Leslie (TAS)0:04:13
24Chris Carter (QLD)0:04:16
25Andrew Low (VIC)0:04:20
26Simon Easy (VIC)0:04:29
27Chris Smith (TAS)0:04:31
28Karl Pavey (VIC)0:04:41
29Jason Mennitz (TAS)0:04:42
30Clinton Dean (TAS)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Dave Bingley (TAS)0:04:49
32Courtenay Lee Shoy (VIC)0:05:15
33John Atkinson (TAS)0:05:16
34Piers Dunstan (TAS)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Aaron Lindsay (VIC)0:05:21
36Matt Davis (TAS)0:05:22
37Ben English (VIC)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Mark McClure (QLD)0:05:24
39Luke Roberts (TAS)0:05:41
40Jonathon Woods (TAS)0:05:42
41Steve Burns (NSW)0:05:46
42Mike Back (VIC)0:05:48
43Adam Kelly (VIC)0:05:50
44Grant Brow (Scotland)0:05:51
45Andrew Spencer (VIC)0:05:53
46Tim Storer (VIC)0:05:58
47Brendan Scarborough (SA)0:06:00
48Vaughan Kemsley (TAS)0:06:01
49Jamie Webster (TAS)0:06:29
50Tim Chadd (VIC)0:06:35
51Shannon Rademaker (VIC)0:06:36
52John Corbett (TAS)0:06:41
53Thomas Hansen (TAS)0:06:43
54Gregor Urquhart (UNITED KINGDOM)0:06:50
55Richard Carroll (TAS)0:06:53
56Tim Bigarelli (VIC)0:07:04
57Dylan Coulson (VIC)0:07:08
58Joel Brewer (TAS)0:07:12
59Mathew Yarrow (TAS)0:07:17
60Brad Fitzgerald (SA)0:07:20
61Richard Wilkinson (TAS)0:07:23
62Rupert Elkington-Cole (NSW)0:07:24
63Alex Stone (WA)0:07:28
64Steven Scharapow (TAS)0:07:30
65Simon Coffin (VIC)0:07:31
66Roger Shepherd (TAS)0:07:34
67Benn Clayton (TAS)0:07:35
68Chris Browne (WA)0:07:49
69Aaron Davies (VIC)0:07:56
70David Kamprad (TAS)0:08:04
71Peter Gill (WA)0:08:06
72Jacob Reus (NSW)0:08:12
73Sam Duncan (TAS)0:08:13
74Alex Schwetz (WA)0:08:14
75Darren Harvey (TAS)0:08:17
76Leigh Fitzgerald (SA)0:08:19
77James Taylor (VIC)0:08:23
78Dallas Hewett (NSW)Row 77 - Cell 2
79George Thomas (ACT)0:08:28
80Nicholas Eagle (VIC)0:08:30
81Nathan Fellows (TAS)0:08:40
82Matthias Schwarze (QLD)0:08:41
83Hugh Pederson (TAS)0:08:51
84Simon Mann (UK)0:08:52
85Grant Austin (NSW)0:09:02
86Jamie Hunter (VIC)0:09:08
87Ian Donnelly (TAS)0:09:09
88Rick Southwell (TAS)0:09:15
89Adam Hyland (TAS)0:09:16
90Michael Norman (QLD)0:09:33
91Matt Limbrick (TAS)0:09:46
92Michael Sumner (TAS)0:09:48
93Jamie Lechte (VIC)0:10:22
94Jason Unwin (TAS)0:10:24
95Gary Mueller (TAS)0:10:29
96Jarlath Leyden (VIC)0:10:46
97William Sargent (UK)0:10:52
98Brendon Hyland (TAS)0:10:55
99Tristan Edis (VIC)0:11:10
100Stephen Geason (TAS)0:11:13
101Ross Alexander (VIC)0:11:21
102Con Mavroudakis (VIC)0:11:25
103Richard Alberthsen (QLD)0:11:27
104Richard Jupe (TAS)0:11:30
105Anthony Lardner (VIC)0:11:39
106Martyn Sweet (TAS)0:11:52
107Michael Carey (NSW)0:11:57
108Tim King (VIC)0:12:07
109Brett Dennison (TAS)0:12:08
110Russell Goslin (TAS)0:12:25
111Jon Gourlay (TAS)0:12:39
112James Sprott (VIC)0:12:40
113Kevin Stephens (NSW)0:12:48
114Benedict Coyne (VIC)0:12:49
115James Blair (NSW)0:13:05
116Alexander Bibby (TAS)0:14:16
117Abe Francis (NT)0:14:33
118Andrew Blaney (SA)0:15:20
119Mark Mollenhagen (NSW)0:15:27
120Mark Dobbin (Thailand)0:16:36
121William Yuncken (VIC)0:16:43
122Matthew Barr (NSW)0:16:45
123Liam Barry (QLD)0:18:08
124Frans Cronje (TAS)0:18:20
125Benjamin Thomson (SA)0:20:21
126Steve Annis-Brown (VIC)0:22:54
127Jeremy Grey (TAS)0:27:46
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Veteran women 30-39 stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jessica Douglas (VIC)0:24:23
2Josie Simpson (VIC)0:01:42
3Bronwyn Sax (New Zealand)0:02:18
4Nikola Terry (TAS)0:02:37
5Jo Williams (VIC)0:02:41
6Andrea Heron (TAS)0:04:17
7Jade Forsyth (VIC)0:04:55
8Marcelle Ottaway (TAS)0:05:14
9Louisa Hay (TAS)0:05:21
10Angela Miller (VIC)0:06:02
11Rachael Alderman (TAS)0:06:18
12Edith O'Shea (TAS)0:07:04
13Rishi Fox (VIC)0:08:19
14Megan Farebrother (NSW)0:08:24
15Nikki Stanley (WA)0:09:17
16Monica Campi (VIC)0:09:34
17Melissa Kruger (TAS)0:09:53
18Julia Anders (NT)0:10:17
19Nicole Anderson (TAS)0:12:11
20Jacqui Knee (VIC)0:15:17
21Corinne Alberthsen (QLD)0:15:56
22Jane Neasey (TAS)0:16:00
23Jane Weatherley (TAS)0:18:30
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Master men 40-49 stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damien Jones (VIC)0:20:37
2Rob Eva (VIC)0:00:12
3Mark Fenner (NSW)0:00:44
4Steven Brown (TAS)0:01:09
5Ollie Klein (SA)0:01:45
6Jonathan Pitt (TAS)0:02:00
7John Whittington (TAS)0:02:19
8Paul Black (WA)0:02:30
9Rod Barnard (VIC)0:02:38
10Craig Cummings (VIC)0:03:03
11Scott Smith (TAS)0:03:04
12Anthony Caffery (VIC)0:03:05
13Geoff Clark (TAS)0:03:06
14Jamin Davies (Canada)0:03:20
15Scott Murchison (TAS)0:03:26
16Michael Berry (TAS)0:03:27
17Shane Jenkin (VIC)0:03:46
18Win Mahar (TAS)0:03:51
19Ron Whitehead (QLD)0:04:02
20Steven Banbury (TAS)0:04:05
21Maurice De Jersey (TAS)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Brian Heazlewood (TAS)0:04:23
23Jules Evans (TAS)0:04:25
24Matt Carlsson (TAS)0:04:27
25Adam Potito (TAS)0:04:34
26Jay Heather (VIC)0:04:45
27Scott Dransfield (QLD)0:04:46
28Troy Hands (QLD)0:04:48
29Nigel Bridgeman (NSW)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Gordon Taylor (TAS)0:05:06
31Greg Norden (VIC)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Shane Kerrison (TAS)0:05:09
33Ben Davidson (TAS)0:05:11
34Marcus Anstey (QLD)0:05:12
35Duncan McGlashan (TAS)0:05:23
36Maurice Williams (TAS)0:05:24
37Dale Weston (VIC)0:05:30
38Rod Johnson (QLD)0:05:33
39Jonathan McComb (TAS)0:05:35
40Adam Clayton (TAS)0:05:38
41Tim Gardner (TAS)0:05:39
42Toby Cook (VIC)0:05:41
43Jonathan Stark (TAS)0:05:47
44Adam Guilmartin (VIC)0:05:49
45Steve Campbell (TAS)0:05:51
46Craig Hoey (TAS)0:05:55
47Michael Jones (NSW)0:05:57
48Duane Pitt (TAS)0:06:03
49Michael Logan (VIC)0:06:04
50Ian Humphries (ACT)0:06:05
51Marcus Morse (VIC)0:06:06
52Damien Geason (TAS)0:06:12
53Graham Hammond (TAS)0:06:25
54Adam Smith (South Africa)0:06:28
55Andrew Hollole (VIC)Row 54 - Cell 2
56James Spargo (QLD)0:06:29
57Rodney Barrett (TAS)0:06:33
58Tim Robertson (TAS)0:06:45
59Thomas Blazevic (VIC)0:06:46
60Ludovic Pichonneau (France)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Steven Lane (VIC)0:06:56
62Matthew Cordell (TAS)0:07:04
63Michael Bremner (TAS)0:07:09
64James Foster (NSW)0:07:11
65David Walker (TAS)Row 64 - Cell 2
66Peter Millar (TAS)0:07:13
67Anthony Binns (VIC)0:07:14
68Jorn Rudloff (NSW)0:07:16
69Christian Haidacher (VIC)0:07:22
70David Edis (TAS)0:07:23
71James Ashmore (TAS)0:07:28
72Steven Watchorn (TAS)0:07:33
73Steven Woolcock (VIC)0:07:38
74Paul Fulton (WA)0:07:39
75Rob King (TAS)Row 74 - Cell 2
76Richard Fricke (NSW)0:07:40
77Jonty Barnett (TAS)0:07:41
78Scott Wilson-Haffenden (TAS)Row 77 - Cell 2
79Adam Mason (TAS)0:07:42
80Andrew Ottaway (TAS)0:08:02
81Jason Amsters (QLD)0:08:19
82Nick Lawrence (TAS)0:08:34
83Ken Glasco (QLD)0:08:38
84John Klein (ACT)0:08:48
85Cameron Morgan (VIC)0:08:49
86Anthony Chisholm (TAS)0:08:53
87Gordon Scrim (TAS)0:09:06
88Greg Pearsall (NSW)Row 87 - Cell 2
89Bryan Larkins (NSW)0:09:12
90Stephen Costar (VIC)0:09:14
91Geoff Johnstone (TAS)0:09:23
92James Fordyce (NT)0:09:24
93Gavin Spinks (TAS)0:09:28
94Simon Trewin (TAS)0:09:31
95Stephen Down (VIC)0:09:32
96John Wakeford (TAS)0:09:40
97Mark Spearing (QLD)0:09:41
98Malcolm Barrett (QLD)Row 97 - Cell 2
99Lukas Reitsema (TAS)0:09:48
100James Down (TAS)0:10:01
101Darren Saunders (NSW)0:10:06
102Rory Ford (QLD)0:10:10
103Gary Farebrother (NSW)0:10:13
104Paul Plank (VIC)0:10:19
105Andrew Kidd (TAS)0:10:21
106Robert Casey (TAS)0:10:22
107Scott McGilchrist (TAS)0:11:58
108Scott Macdonald (TAS)0:12:21
109Jeff Westmore (VIC)0:13:03
110Andrew Bird (VIC)0:13:10
111Fraser White (TAS)0:14:41
112Tony Murdoch (TAS)0:15:07
113Rob Bryson (TAS)0:15:08
114Greg Foster (VIC)0:19:40
115Simon Thiessen (TAS)0:26:24
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Master women 40-49 stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amity McSwan (VIC)0:24:42
2Traci Lonergan (TAS)0:01:24
3Jo Riley (VIC)0:02:10
4Juliet Plumb (TAS)0:02:48
5Su Sprott (Aust)0:03:22
6Sue Thompson (NSW)0:03:53
7Julia Jago (TAS)0:04:29
8Pip Morse (VIC)0:04:36
9Robyn Simionato (NSW)0:04:59
10Cath MacKay (NSW)0:06:53
11Sally Fenner (NSW)0:07:26
12Toni Spinks (TAS)0:07:36
13Janice March (TAS)0:08:12
14Becky Herridge (TAS)0:08:38
15Elizabeth Story (NSW)0:12:30
16Karen Ward (QLD)0:15:05
17Sue Donoghoe (ACT)0:15:39
18Janelle Jones (NSW)0:20:01
19Fay Cunningham (New Zealand)0:29:56
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Super master men 50-59 stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Olle (VIC)0:23:52
2Robert Bleeker (ACT)0:00:30
3Roger Butorac (TAS)0:00:53
4James Eldridge (ACT)0:01:03
5Darryl Smith (TAS)0:01:08
6John Travers (QLD)0:01:13
7Gary Hitches (NSW)0:01:29
8Lynton Stretton (TAS)0:01:30
9Bernard Walker (TAS)0:01:42
10Robert Rhodes (QLD)0:01:57
11Marcus Langham (TAS)0:02:15
12Nick Tilbrook (SA)0:02:21
13Paul Strong (TAS)0:02:27
14Paul Saxer-Tidswell (New Zealand)0:02:30
15Andrew Lloyd (NSW)0:02:44
16Leslie Paton (NSW)0:02:51
17Rodney Clark (TAS)0:02:55
18Ian Biddell (SA)0:03:02
19Mark Scarborough (ACT)0:03:24
20Rudy Kloser (TAS)0:03:27
21Wayne Chapman (TAS)0:03:34
22Paul Scarfe (TAS)0:03:44
23John Pearce (TAS)0:03:51
24Ian Smith (TAS)0:04:54
25Roger Simionato (NSW)0:04:58
26Eric Riegler (VIC)0:05:16
27Ross Hazelwood (New Zealand)0:05:19
28Chris Morley (NSW)0:05:49
29Michael Bigarelli (VIC)0:05:54
30Tim Evans (NSW)0:05:58
31Brett Richardson (TAS)0:06:05
32Leigh Onions (VIC)0:06:12
33Robert Furmston (TAS)0:06:15
34Patrick Murphy (VIC)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Peter Muller (TAS)0:06:21
36John Forbes (QLD)0:06:22
37John Breen (TAS)0:06:28
38Andrew March (TAS)0:06:34
39Dale McKee (VIC)0:06:47
40Steve Bence (TAS)0:07:06
41Phillip Tuck (TAS)0:07:14
42Mordy Bromberg (VIC)0:07:20
43Bernard Murphy (VIC)0:07:27
44Jim Phillipson (VIC)0:07:32
45Peter Macartney (ACT)0:07:39
46Bill Butler (TAS)0:08:03
47Bill Vandendool (VIC)0:08:34
48Alan McDowell (VIC)0:09:11
49David Fidler (TAS)0:09:40
50Wayne Bristow (TAS)0:11:04
51Russell Hoffman (TAS)0:11:17
52Clive Tilsley (TAS)0:11:32
53Richard De Waal (VIC)0:11:57
54Kevin Joy (NSW)0:12:23
55Ian McGuffie (VIC)0:13:00
56John Geddes (ACT)0:13:03
57Mike Yanko (New Zealand)0:13:31
58John Brown (Aust)0:13:33
59Arthur Apted (VIC)0:13:51
60John Dalco (TAS)0:13:55
61Kevin Hall (VIC)0:14:20
62David Hockey (QLD)0:15:27
63Peter Volker (TAS)0:16:41
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Super master women 50-59 stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alison Forbes (QLD)0:31:02
2Leah Dent (TAS)0:01:33
3Carolyn Jackson (VIC)0:01:37
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U23 men stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paul van der Ploeg (VIC)0:59:44
2Ben Bradley (TAS)0:10:27
3Jacob Langham (TAS)0:15:53
4Theodore Adcock (WA)0:26:07
5Patrick Ryan (ACT)0:26:38
6Nicholas Perillo (ACT)0:31:57
7Josef Kloser (TAS)0:32:17
8Christopher Finlay (TAS)0:36:01
9Sean Kinder (VIC)0:37:36
10Ashby Cooper (TAS)0:48:45
11Huw Apted (VIC)1:05:43
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U23 women stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eliza Eldridge Bassett (ACT)1:45:02
2Sophie Kelly (TAS)0:12:06
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Men open stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Max Plaxton (Canada)0:58:40
2Sid Taberlay (TAS)0:00:27
3Adrian Jackson (VIC)0:01:56
4Andrew Fellows (QLD)0:04:02
5Neil van der Ploeg (NSW)0:04:13
6Josh Carlson (NSW)0:06:35
7Nicholas Morgan (TAS)0:10:02
8Andrew Mock (VIC)0:11:19
9John Groves (VIC)0:13:25
10Matthew Callow (QLD)0:15:37
11Mick Ross (NSW)0:16:22
12Jarrod Quinn (VIC)0:18:06
13Samuel Gadient (Switzerland)0:18:21
14Timothy Doman (NSW)0:18:50
15Sam Robertson (TAS)0:22:58
16Anthony Edler (TAS)0:23:21
17James Maebus (VIC)0:23:31
18Evan Jones (SA)0:24:39
19Seb Dunne (ACT)0:26:42
20Christopher Crocker (SA)0:26:49
21James Reid (TAS)0:27:01
22Wes Heckendorf (TAS)0:27:10
23Leigh Kemp (TAS)0:27:13
24Simon Brown (TAS)0:28:49
25Bryan Powell (TAS)0:30:49
26Tilden Eldridge Bassett (ACT)0:36:21
27