Taberlay wins Wildside MTB race by two seconds

Sid Taberlay won the Pure Tasmania Wildside MTB race for 2012 by just two seconds in a dramatic final stage around Ocean Beach, Strahan.

With a strong south-westerly wind coming in off the sea, the stage was run in a reverse direction, with riders heading north along Ocean Beach with the wind behind them.

The lead group of eight riders hit the beach together, but Max Plaxton soon broke away and established a 20-second gap, and seemed to be in a winning position as he exited the beach and headed back towards Strahan through the dunes. Andrew Blair set up the chase, but broke his chain.

Back on the inland tracks, Taberlay and Paul van der Ploeg gradually closed the gap. With three kilometres to go, Taberlay punctured on a large nail and the overall title seemed to be lost for him. A fast finishing Van der Ploeg caught Plaxton just before the line, edging him into second place for the stage by four seconds. Meanwhile, Taberlay, not wanting to lose time by fixing his puncture, continued to ride through to the finish on his wheel rim and held on to first place overall by only two seconds - the closest finish in the history of the Wildside MTB.

In the women's category, Jenni King won the final stage from Jessica Douglas by just two seconds. This was the first stage in the event where King had been seriously challenged. In overall time for the event, King was the women’s winner, 20 minutes ahead of Douglas, with Amity McSwan third.

Devonport's Nicholas Yaxley won the overall singlespeed category in a competitive time of 7:22:21.

Kerry Ryan, aged 70, was the fastest Grand Master, in a time of 7:54:32, two minutes faster than second placed Bruce Dickey who is only 62.

The Wildside MTB will return in 2014.

Full Results

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Men open stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Max Plaxton0:55:58
2Adrian Jackson0:00:06
3Nicholas Morgan0:00:09
4Neil van der Ploeg0:00:10
5Josh Carlson0:00:15
6Andrew Fellows0:00:20
7Andrew Mock0:00:22
8Sid Taberlay0:01:20
9Sam Chancellor0:01:29
10Daniel Van der Ploeg0:02:23
11John Groves0:03:03
12Seb Dunne0:04:00
13Jarrod Quinn0:05:52
14James Maebus0:05:58
15Timothy Doman0:06:07
16Mick Ross0:07:06
17Anthony Edler0:07:29
18Samuel Gadient0:08:16
19Christopher Crocker0:08:26
20Matthew Callow0:10:10
21James Reid0:10:20
22Leigh Kemp0:11:47
23Matthew Patten0:11:48
24Evan Jones0:12:33
25Bryan Powell0:13:01
26Simon Brown0:14:10
27Sam Robertson0:14:44
28Brendan Murphy0:15:53
29Wes Heckendorf0:15:54
30Emlyn Jones0:17:36
31Joel Thorby0:18:49
32Peter Glorie0:18:51
33James Kelly0:20:30
34Tilden Eldridge Bassett0:20:45
35James Bowler0:27:41
36Cole Reid0:37:56
DNSHayden KerrRow 36 - Cell 2
DNSJordan AndrewsRow 37 - Cell 2
DNSRyan KimberleyRow 38 - Cell 2
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Women open stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jenni King1:04:19
2Niki Fisher0:02:41
3Jody Bush0:03:30
4Hanny Allston0:07:08
5Crystal Callaghan0:07:48
6Rosemarie Donnelly0:50:11
DNSBethany ThompsonRow 6 - Cell 2
DNSAmy FletcherRow 7 - Cell 2
DNSEdwina HughesRow 8 - Cell 2
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U23 men stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paul van der Ploeg0:55:54
2Ben Bradley0:01:25
3Jacob Langham0:07:11
4Theodore Adcock0:13:14
5Patrick Ryan0:15:12
6Nicholas Perillo0:18:39
7Christopher Finlay0:21:13
8Huw Apted0:22:58
9Ashby Cooper0:22:59
10Josef Kloser0:23:34
11Sean Kinder0:24:55
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U23 women stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eliza Eldridge Bassett1:20:48
2Sophie Kelly0:11:49
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Veteran men 30-39 stage7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ashley Bleeker0:56:09
2Ken Allen0:02:46
3Ross Farrell0:02:47
4Scott Needham0:02:48
5Rohin Adams0:03:10
6Andrew Blair0:03:11
7Richard Wilkinson0:03:22
8Stuart Brown0:03:32
9Duncan Murray0:03:34
10Luke Rapley0:03:51
11Jason Andersch0:03:53
12Phil Leslie0:03:54
13Ben May0:04:02
14Ben English0:06:00
15Jorge Baron0:06:09
16John Atkinson0:06:11
17Grant Lebbink0:06:34
18Andrew Low0:06:46
19Con Mavroudakis0:06:47
20Todd Stanton0:06:48
21Jason Mennitz0:06:57
22Nathan Jackson0:07:00
23Dion Shaw0:07:09
24Aaron LongRow 23 - Cell 2
25Justin Woolford0:07:13
26Mark McClure0:07:16
27Dave Bingley0:07:21
28Simon Easy0:07:41
29Luke Beuchat0:08:03
30Adrian Flood0:08:07
31Ben Szczesny0:08:08
32Ian Donnelly0:08:40
33Tim Chadd0:08:47
34Chris Smith0:08:54
35Jamie Lechte0:08:58
36Ben Osborne0:09:02
37Clinton Dean0:09:17
38Anthony Lardner0:09:37
39Dylan Coulson0:09:47
40Nigel Adcock0:10:07
41Mike Back0:10:15
42Matthias Schwarze0:10:21
43Courtenay Lee Shoy0:10:23
44Matt Davis0:10:40
45Grant Brow0:10:52
46Tim King0:10:53
47Piers Dunstan0:10:57
48Adam Kelly0:11:11
49Steve Burns0:11:23
50Andrew Spencer0:11:30
51Karl Pavey0:11:32
52Jeremy Grey0:11:35
53Roger Shepherd0:11:39
54Brendan Scarborough0:11:42
55Vaughan Kemsley0:11:44
56Simon Coffin0:12:05
57George Thomas0:12:07
58Alex Stone0:12:11
59Aaron Lindsay0:12:17
60Tim Bigarelli0:12:24
61Richard Alberthsen0:12:28
62Chris Carter0:12:51
63Nicholas Eagle0:13:21
64Richard Carroll0:13:25
65John Corbett0:13:31
66Rupert Elkington-Cole0:13:45
67Benn Clayton0:14:15
68Shannon Rademaker0:14:21
69Sam Duncan0:14:42
70Tim Storer0:14:47
71Leigh Fitzgerald0:14:48
72Mathew Yarrow0:14:53
73Jacob Reus0:14:55
74Grant Austin0:15:04
75Gary Mueller0:15:17
76Brad Fitzgerald0:15:26
77Peter Gill0:15:27
78Chris BrowneRow 77 - Cell 2
79Gregor Urquhart0:15:28
80Nathan Fellows0:15:46
81Joel Brewer0:15:47
82Jamie Webster0:15:55
83Jonathon Woods0:16:13
84Alex Schwetz0:16:14
85David Kamprad0:16:18
86Darren Harvey0:16:49
87Matt Limbrick0:17:32
88James Blair0:17:55
89Thomas Hansen0:18:19
90Simon Mann0:18:24
91Aaron Davies0:18:51
92Steven Scharapow0:19:39
93Hugh Pederson0:20:24
94Michael Norman0:20:29
95Mark Mollenhagen0:20:39
96Jamie Hunter0:21:07
97Luke Roberts0:21:30
98Jason Unwin0:22:14
99Abe Francis0:22:17
100Brett Dennison0:22:34
101William Yuncken0:22:37
102Michael Carey0:22:48
103Brendon Hyland0:23:09
104Benedict Coyne0:23:20
105Adam Hyland0:23:25
106Jon Gourlay0:23:30
107Richard Jupe0:24:06
108Martyn Sweet0:24:18
109Kevin Stephens0:25:00
110Tristan Edis0:25:07
111Rick Southwell0:25:24
112James Taylor0:26:34
113William Sargent0:26:35
114James Sprott0:26:37
115Michael Sumner0:26:46
116Ross Alexander0:27:03
117Jarlath Leyden0:27:38
118Stephen Geason0:28:00
119Dallas Hewett0:28:24
120Frans Cronje0:29:22
121Russell Goslin0:30:10
122Mark Dobbin0:36:04
123Matthew Barr0:36:41
124Andrew Blaney0:38:05
125Alexander Bibby0:41:24
126Steve Annis-Brown0:42:37
127Liam Barry0:47:11
128Duan Davies0:48:05
129Benjamin Thomson1:02:34
DNSDavid VotavaRow 129 - Cell 2
DNSIan WarrenRow 130 - Cell 2
DNSJoe WheadonRow 131 - Cell 2
DNSAdam GourlayRow 132 - Cell 2
DNSTroy MelroseRow 133 - Cell 2
DNSBen McDermottRow 134 - Cell 2
DNSScott LohreyRow 135 - Cell 2
DNSBrett StewartRow 136 - Cell 2
DNSTroy BunneyRow 137 - Cell 2
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Veteran women 30-39 stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jessica Douglas1:04:21
2Jo Williams0:04:53
3Josie Simpson0:06:10
4Bronwyn Sax0:06:58
5Turi Berg0:07:09
6Nikola Terry0:08:06
7Marcelle Ottaway0:09:05
8Andrea Heron0:10:41
9Rachael Alderman0:11:28
10Megan Farebrother0:17:32
11Angela Miller0:19:03
12Louisa Hay0:19:32
13Edith O'Shea0:19:49
14Jade Forsyth0:21:04
15Rishi Fox0:22:12
16Nikki Stanley0:23:10
17Nicole Anderson0:24:30
18Monica Campi0:26:02
19Corinne Alberthsen0:37:27
20Julia Anders0:37:41
21Rebecca Hill0:39:53
22Jane Neasey0:41:57
23Jane Weatherley0:50:06
24Jacqui KneeRow 23 - Cell 2
25Melissa Kruger0:52:26
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Master men 40-49 stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damien Jones0:56:06
2Steven Brown0:03:20
3Mark Fenner0:04:05
4Craig Cummings0:05:49
5Michael Berry0:05:52
6Paul Black0:05:55
7Rob Eva0:06:38
8Jonathan Pitt0:06:48
9Jay Heather0:07:01
10Richard Peil0:07:47
11Geoff Clark0:08:04
12John Whittington0:08:16
13Scott Murchison0:08:22
14Rod Barnard0:08:26
15Maurice De Jersey0:08:44
16Anthony Caffery0:08:46
17Win Mahar0:09:21
18Ollie Klein0:09:34
19Shane Jenkin0:10:20
20Greg Norden0:10:31
21Duane Pitt0:11:06
22Jamin Davies0:11:22
23Ron Whitehead0:11:42
24Steven Banbury0:11:45
25Jules Evans0:11:46
26Scott Dransfield0:11:48
27Troy Hands0:12:03
28Rod JohnsonRow 27 - Cell 2
29Adam Clayton0:12:27
30Jonathan McComb0:13:19
31Steve Campbell0:13:30
32Adam Potito0:13:33
33Thomas Blazevic0:13:39
34Nick Lawrence0:13:41
35Steven Lane0:13:43
36Toby Cook0:13:44
37Ben Davidson0:13:45
38Marcus Morse0:13:48
39Brian Heazlewood0:13:52
40Andrew Hollole0:14:04
41Marcus Anstey0:14:08
42Adam Guilmartin0:14:13
43Maurice Williams0:14:22
44Nigel Bridgeman0:14:58
45Craig Hoey0:15:04
46Graham Hammond0:15:20
47Duncan McGlashan0:15:23
48Anthony Binns0:15:28
49Shane Kerrison0:15:44
50Tim Robertson0:15:45
51Steven Watchorn0:15:54
52Michael Bremner0:15:55
53James Foster0:15:59
54Scott Wilson-Haffenden0:16:05
55Ken Glasco0:16:06
56Matt Carlsson0:16:32
57Rodney Barrett0:16:40
58Jorn Rudloff0:16:45
59Adam MasonRow 58 - Cell 2
60Michael Jones0:16:56
61Dale Weston0:17:04
62Christian Haidacher0:17:10
63Andrew Maticka0:17:11
64Ian HumphriesRow 63 - Cell 2
65Jason Amsters0:17:41
66Scott Smith0:17:46
67Paul Fulton0:18:00
68Gordon Taylor0:18:12
69James Spargo0:18:41
70James Fordyce0:18:42
71Rob King0:18:54
72Damien Geason0:19:08
73James Ashmore0:19:18
74David Edis0:19:25
75Richard Fricke0:19:26
76Gavin Spinks0:19:34
77Andrew Ottaway0:19:58
78Scott Macdonald0:20:15
79Adam Smith0:20:20
80Anthony Chisholm0:20:22
81Mark Spearing0:20:24
82Jonathan Stark0:20:30
83Ludovic Pichonneau0:20:40
84John Klein0:20:56
85David Walker0:21:09
86Stephen Costar0:21:23
87Gordon Scrim0:21:29
88James Down0:21:34
89Fraser WhiteRow 88 - Cell 2
90Tim Gardner0:22:02
91Peter Millar0:22:05
92John Wakeford0:22:18
93Geoff Johnstone0:22:46
94Lukas Reitsema0:23:01
95Keith Murfet0:23:20
96Greg Foster0:23:48
97Gary Farebrother0:24:07
98Andrew Kidd0:24:22
99Cameron Morgan0:24:27
100Paul Plank0:24:28
101Bryan Larkins0:25:07
102Jason Richards0:25:18
103Matthew Cordell0:25:35
104Michael Logan0:25:37
105Stephen Down0:26:07
106Darren Saunders0:26:23
107Steven Woolcock0:27:10
108Robert Stevenson0:27:17
109Rob Bryson0:28:00
110Malcolm Barrett0:28:17
111Greg Pearsall0:28:21
112Andrew Bird0:28:44
113Robert Casey0:28:53
114Tony Murdoch0:30:43
115Edward King0:31:28
116Scott McGilchrist0:31:49
117Simon Trewin0:33:08
118Peter Zielony0:33:25
119Jonty Barnett0:35:01
120Rory Ford0:35:28
121Simon Thiessen0:37:15
122Jeff Westmore0:40:04
DNSNoel HiggsRow 122 - Cell 2
DNSAndrew HarmerRow 123 - Cell 2
DNSWayne GiptersRow 124 - Cell 2
DNSDamien WhiteRow 125 - Cell 2
DNSWillem Van den BoschRow 126 - Cell 2
DNSScott SteedmanRow 127 - Cell 2
DNSJosh SlatteryRow 128 - Cell 2
DNSDuncan RoseRow 129 - Cell 2
DNSDave DareRow 130 - Cell 2
DNSAnthony LooneRow 131 - Cell 2
DNSAndrew LaneRow 132 - Cell 2
DNSBrad JohnsonRow 133 - Cell 2
DNSMark HitchinsRow 134 - Cell 2
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Master women 40-49 stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jo Riley1:07:49
2Traci Lonergan0:00:48
3Amity McSwan0:00:56
4Sue Thompson0:03:50
5Pip Morse0:07:35
6Juliet Plumb0:07:41
7Su Sprott0:08:31
8Robyn Simionato0:08:52
9Julia Jago0:09:07
10Toni Spinks0:09:27
11Cath MacKay0:12:28
12Sally Fenner0:12:57
13Fay Cunningham0:18:22
14Cathe Macpherson0:18:47
15Becky Herridge0:19:02
16Karen Ward0:20:50
17Janice March0:23:10
18Janelle Jones0:26:35
19Sue Donoghoe0:33:33
20Elizabeth Story0:37:25
DNSAlly RocheRow 20 - Cell 2
DNSKerrie JesiolowskiRow 21 - Cell 2
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Super master men 50-59 stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Olle1:02:53
2Roger Butorac0:02:05
3Nick Tilbrook0:02:08
4John Travers0:04:44
5Lynton Stretton0:04:49
6James Eldridge0:05:06
7Andrew Lloyd0:05:18
8Robert RhodesRow 7 - Cell 2
9Ian Biddell0:06:29
10Darryl Smith0:06:44
11Bernard Walker0:07:23
12Paul Strong0:07:51
13Gary HitchesRow 12 - Cell 2
14Robert Bleeker0:07:59
15Rudy Kloser0:08:36
16Paul Scarfe0:08:40
17Jim Phillipson0:08:46
18Roger Simionato0:08:52
19Paul Saxer-Tidswell0:08:57
20Marcus Langham0:09:08
21Robert Furmston0:10:16
22Wayne Chapman0:10:47
23Peter Macartney0:11:52
24Brett Richardson0:12:19
25Mordy Bromberg0:12:34
26Peter Muller0:12:47
27John Breen0:12:49
28Rodney Clark0:12:54
29Leslie Paton0:13:26
30Mark Scarborough0:13:29
31Eric Riegler0:13:33
32Michael Bigarelli0:13:36
33Dale McKee0:13:37
34Chris Morley0:13:43
35John Forbes0:13:58
36Bill Vandendool0:14:07
37Ian Smith0:14:11
38Bernard Murphy0:15:01
39Patrick MurphyRow 38 - Cell 2
40John Pearce0:15:10
41Leigh Onions0:15:45
42Richard Roffe0:15:53
43Steve Bence0:16:29
44Ross Hazelwood0:18:14
45Tim Evans0:18:46
46Andrew March0:20:00
47Alan McDowell0:20:25
48Phillip Tuck0:20:42
49Ian McGuffie0:22:30
50Clive Tilsley0:26:32
51Wayne Bristow0:26:33
52David Fidler0:27:00
53Kevin Joy0:28:00
54Arthur Apted0:28:31
55John Brown0:28:33
56John Geddes0:28:42
57Kevin Hall0:31:42
58Peter Volker0:32:22
59John Dalco0:33:53
60Richard De Waal