2011 Tour of the Murray River Stg 4

by CyclingTips


New Zealand young guns Myron Simpson and Aaron Gate thrust Australia into the background on a drama-injected second day of the Tifosi Eyewear Tour of the Murray River today (Monday).

Simpson, 21, toppled overnight leader Steele Von Hoff and Canberra veteran Stuart Shaw in the blisteringly-fast third stage – a 25.5km criterium at Numurkah.

Gate, 20, outsprinted Ballarat’s Patrick Shaw and the improving Adam Phelan to claim stage four – a 82km road race from Numurkah to Nathalia, via the Barmah state forest.

The stage resembled a battleground as up to 20 riders landed on the bitumen in six separate crashes in tricky winds.

The rangy Drapac rider David Kelly was forced to withdraw from the eight-day tour after sustaining severe abrasions in a 12-man pile-up at the 25km mark.

Victorian Liam Dove was involved in a particularly nasty incident when he crashed heavily while receiving mechanical assistance from his Jayco VIS / Apollo team vehicle.

While the chaos was unravelling, Patrick Shaw (Genesys) escaped in a breakaway with Gate (Rabodirect NZ) and seven other riders and sped into Nathalia 10 seconds ahead of the peloton.

Shaw’s aggressive tactics helped propel him into outright leadership, 9 secs ahead of Phelan (Drapac) and 15 secs in front of Gate.

But the day belonged to the New Zealand national team which is contesting the 847km tour under the directorship of the legendary New Zealand cyclist Gordon McCauley, a bronze medallist at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

McCauley won the inaugural Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland in 2005 and last year finished third in the Murray tour and triumphed in the Caterpillar Underground Mining Tour of Tasmania.

McCauley is optimistic that one of his young stars can take out the Murray tour, first held in 1996.

“They haven’t event fired the cannon yet,” he said. “They haven’t unleashed the fury.”

Simpson and Gate have been racing in Ireland and Belgium this year, achieving impressive results.

“I’m pretty happy,” Simpson said, “It’s always good to get one up on the Aussies.”

The tour continues tomorrow (Tuesday) with a 71km stage from Echuca to Kyabram, followed by a 30km criterium in Rochester.

The tour, backed by Tourism Victoria and the NSW Government, is the third round of the 2011 Scody Cup and is a feature event on Cycling Australia’s national road series.

The tour will end with a 66km criterium on Mildura’s riverfront at 11am Sunday.

Stage 4 Results:

1. 112 Aaron GATE (Rabodirect New Zealand) 1h51:39 10
2. 2 Patrick SHAW (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +0 13
3. 96 Adam PHELAN (Drapac Professional Cycling) +0 8
4. 113 Wes GOUGH (Rabodirect New Zealand) +0 4
5. 13 Bradeley HALL (Plan B) +0 3
6. 25 Peter HERZIG (Team Budget Forklifts) +0 1
7. 51 Josh ATKINS (Suzuki/Trek) +0
8. 86 Cameron PETERSON (V Australia) +0
9. 93 Darren LAPTHORNE (Drapac Professional Cycling) +0
10. 12 Andrew MARTIN (Plan B) +10
11. 98 Rhys POLLOCK (Drapac Professional Cycling) +11
12. 3 Anthony GIACOPPO (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +24
13. 1 Steele VON HOFF (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +24
14. 81 Jonathan CANTWELL (V Australia) +24
15. 92 Stuart SHAW (Drapac Professional Cycling) +24
16. 88 Johnnie WALKER (V Australia) +24
17. 105 Robert-Jon MCCARTHY (Team SASI Cycling) +24
18. 41 Edward BISSAKER (Team Jayco – AIS) +24
19. 31 Philip GRENFELL (BIKEBUG.COM) +24 3
20. 97 Peter THOMPSON (Drapac Professional Cycling) +24 4
21. 114 Peter LATHAM (Rabodirect New Zealand) +24
22. 82 Michael FREIBERG (V Australia) +24
23. 37 Joseph LEWIS (BIKEBUG.COM) +24 5
24. 115 Cameron KARWOWSKI (Rabodirect New Zealand) +24
25. 84 Scott LAW (V Australia) +24
26. 32 Joshua TAYLOR (BIKEBUG.COM) +24
27. 5 Nicholas SANDERSON (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +24
28. 39 Sam RUTHERFORD (BIKEBUG.COM) +24
29. 101 Jack BECKINSALE (Team SASI Cycling) +24
30. 152 Alexander RAY (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +24
31. 123 Russell GILL (Scouts SA – Super Elliotts) +24
32. 108 Miles SCOTSON (Team SASI Cycling) +24
33. 158 Ben KERSTEN (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +24
34. 8 Jason RIGG (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +24
35. 4 Kyle MARWOOD (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +24
36. 85 Hayden BROOKS (V Australia) +24
37. 154 Matt WHEATCROFT (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +24
38. 116 Myron SIMPSON (Rabodirect New Zealand) +24
39. 11 Samuel DAVIS (Plan B) +24
40. 73 Rene KOLBACH (John West Cycling Team) +24
41. 132 Jackson-Leigh RATHBONE (Paramatta Race Team) +39
42. 147 Rico ROGERS (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +1:39
43. 63 Luke OCKERBY (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +44
44. 55 Ivan MICHELIN-BEARD (Suzuki/Trek) +44
45. 15 Logan CALDER (Plan B) +44
46. 103 George TANSLEY (Team SASI Cycling) +44
47. 124 Tristan JONES (Scouts SA – Super Elliotts) +44
48. 167 Craig HUTTON (Moira Shire Council Team) +44
49. 52 Timothy CAMERON (Suzuki/Trek) +44
50. 153 Luke DAVISON (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +44
51. 61 Danny PULBROOK (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +44
52. 67 Joel STEARNES (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +44
53. 23 Ryan MACANALLY (Team Budget Forklifts) +48
54. 35 Julian HAMILL (BIKEBUG.COM) +48
55. 144 Evan HULL (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +48
56. 95 Amir RUSLI (Drapac Professional Cycling) +51
57. 87 Christopher WINN (V Australia) +51
58. 26 Brian MCLEOD (Team Budget Forklifts) +51
59. 6 Kane WALKER (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +51
60. 162 David MULHALL (Moira Shire Council Team) +51
61. 145 Stuart SMITH (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +51
62. 134 Justin MORRIS (Paramatta Race Team) +51
63. 107 Harry CARPENTER (Team SASI Cycling) +51
64. 133 Edward WHITE (Paramatta Race Team) +59
65. 54 Philip JERMYN (Suzuki/Trek) +1:03
66. 156 Kris JOHNSTON (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +1:08
67. 62 Callum FAGG (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +1:32
68. 34 Caleb JONES (BIKEBUG.COM) +1:36
69. 65 Aaron JONES (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +1:57
70. 122 Brad DAVIES (Scouts SA – Super Elliotts) +1:57
71. 155 David PARSONS (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +1:57
72. 36 Alexander MALONE (BIKEBUG.COM) +1:57
73. 131 Daniel O’KEEFE (Paramatta Race Team) +1:57
74. 7 Joel PEARSON (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +2:02
75. 64 Jake MCMAHON (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +2:08
76. 141 Eric SHEPPARD (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +2:08 3
77. 21 Michael CUPITT (Team Budget Forklifts) +2:08
78. 102 Glenn O’SHEA (Team SASI Cycling) +2:11 1
79. 142 Sean FINNING (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +3:30
80. 151 Mark JAMIESON (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +2:42
81. 83 Nick WALKER (V Australia) +3:33
82. 106 Trent DERECOURT (Team SASI Cycling) +5:36
83. 14 Michael VERHEYEN (Plan B) +5:39
84. 56 Mitchell FLYNN (Suzuki/Trek) +5:39
85. 157 Luke AGGETT (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +5:39
86. 121 Benjamin CHENEY (Scouts SA – Super Elliotts) +5:39
87. 104 Fraser NORTHEY (Team SASI Cycling) +5:39
88. 166 James HENRY (Moira Shire Council Team) +5:39
89. 161 Daniel HOPPER (Moira Shire Council Team) +5:39
90. 71 Steven DEL GALLO (John West Cycling Team) +5:39
91. 163 Travers NUTTALL (Moira Shire Council Team) +5:39
92. 75 James BUTLER (John West Cycling Team) +5:39
93. 33 Jake MAGEE (BIKEBUG.COM) +5:39
94. 164 David ABRAHAM (Moira Shire Council Team) +5:39
95. 42 Mitchell LOVELOCK-FAY (Team Jayco – AIS) +5:43
96. 111 Shane ARCHBOLD (Rabodirect New Zealand) +11:30
97. 165 Jarrah DEANS (Moira Shire Council Team) +11:30
98. 146 Liam DOVE (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +15:31
dnf 99 David KELLY (Drapac Professional Cycling)

General Classification after Stage 4:

1. 2 Patrick SHAW (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 4h56:03
2. 96 Adam PHELAN (Drapac Professional Cycling) +9
3. 112 Aaron GATE (Rabodirect New Zealand) +15
4. 1 Steele VON HOFF (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +16
5. 81 Jonathan CANTWELL (V Australia) +18
6. 97 Peter THOMPSON (Drapac Professional Cycling) +21
7. 113 Wes GOUGH (Rabodirect New Zealand) +21
8. 13 Bradeley HALL (Plan B) +22
9. 93 Darren LAPTHORNE (Drapac Professional Cycling) +22
10. 37 Joseph LEWIS (BIKEBUG.COM) +23
11. 25 Peter HERZIG (Team Budget Forklifts) +24
12. 51 Josh ATKINS (Suzuki/Trek) +24
13. 86 Cameron PETERSON (V Australia) +25
14. 88 Johnnie WALKER (V Australia) +27
15. 92 Stuart SHAW (Drapac Professional Cycling) +31
16. 116 Myron SIMPSON (Rabodirect New Zealand) +31
17. 5 Nicholas SANDERSON (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +32
18. 12 Andrew MARTIN (Plan B) +33
19. 158 Ben KERSTEN (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +37
20. 31 Philip GRENFELL (BIKEBUG.COM) +39
21. 82 Michael FREIBERG (V Australia) +39
22. 3 Anthony GIACOPPO (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +41
23. 152 Alexander RAY (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +42
24. 85 Hayden BROOKS (V Australia) +44
25. 84 Scott LAW (V Australia) +47
26. 154 Matt WHEATCROFT (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +47
27. 101 Jack BECKINSALE (Team SASI Cycling) +48
28. 41 Edward BISSAKER (Team Jayco – AIS) +49
29. 114 Peter LATHAM (Rabodirect New Zealand) +49
30. 73 Rene KOLBACH (John West Cycling Team) +49
31. 32 Joshua TAYLOR (BIKEBUG.COM) +49
32. 39 Sam RUTHERFORD (BIKEBUG.COM) +49
33. 123 Russell GILL (Scouts SA – Super Elliotts) +49
34. 4 Kyle MARWOOD (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +49
35. 11 Samuel DAVIS (Plan B) +49
36. 8 Jason RIGG (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +49
37. 105 Robert-Jon MCCARTHY (Team SASI Cycling) +49
38. 108 Miles SCOTSON (Team SASI Cycling) +49
39. 132 Jackson-Leigh RATHBONE (Paramatta Race Team) +1:04
40. 63 Luke OCKERBY (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +1:06
41. 167 Craig HUTTON (Moira Shire Council Team) +1:09
42. 67 Joel STEARNES (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +1:09
43. 124 Tristan JONES (Scouts SA – Super Elliotts) +1:09
44. 55 Ivan MICHELIN-BEARD (Suzuki/Trek) +1:09
45. 61 Danny PULBROOK (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +1:09
46. 52 Timothy CAMERON (Suzuki/Trek) +1:09
47. 15 Logan CALDER (Plan B) +1:09
48. 23 Ryan MACANALLY (Team Budget Forklifts) +1:13
49. 144 Evan HULL (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +1:13
50. 115 Cameron KARWOWSKI (Rabodirect New Zealand) +1:13
51. 35 Julian HAMILL (BIKEBUG.COM) +1:13
52. 87 Christopher WINN (V Australia) +1:16
53. 95 Amir RUSLI (Drapac Professional Cycling) +1:16
54. 145 Stuart SMITH (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +1:16
55. 26 Brian MCLEOD (Team Budget Forklifts) +1:16
56. 162 David MULHALL (Moira Shire Council Team) +1:16
57. 98 Rhys POLLOCK (Drapac Professional Cycling) +1:19
58. 133 Edward WHITE (Paramatta Race Team) +1:24
59. 54 Philip JERMYN (Suzuki/Trek) +1:28
60. 156 Kris JOHNSTON (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +1:33
61. 147 Rico ROGERS (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +1:49
62. 62 Callum FAGG (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +1:57
63. 34 Caleb JONES (BIKEBUG.COM) +2:01
64. 153 Luke DAVISON (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +2:16
65. 7 Joel PEARSON (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +2:21
66. 155 David PARSONS (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +2:22
67. 65 Aaron JONES (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +2:22
68. 36 Alexander MALONE (BIKEBUG.COM) +2:22
69. 122 Brad DAVIES (Scouts SA – Super Elliotts) +2:22
70. 131 Daniel O’KEEFE (Paramatta Race Team) +2:22
71. 141 Eric SHEPPARD (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +2:30
72. 21 Michael CUPITT (Team Budget Forklifts) +2:33
73. 102 Glenn O’SHEA (Team SASI Cycling) +2:35
74. 6 Kane WALKER (Genesys Wealth Advisers) +2:39
75. 151 Mark JAMIESON (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +3:07
76. 107 Harry CARPENTER (Team SASI Cycling) +3:35
77. 83 Nick WALKER (V Australia) +3:51
78. 142 Sean FINNING (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +4:44
79. 103 George TANSLEY (Team SASI Cycling) +5:44
80. 14 Michael VERHEYEN (Plan B) +6:04
81. 121 Benjamin CHENEY (Scouts SA – Super Elliotts) +6:04
82. 42 Mitchell LOVELOCK-FAY (Team Jayco – AIS) +6:08
83. 157 Luke AGGETT (Swan Hill Heart of the Murray) +6:34
84. 134 Justin MORRIS (Paramatta Race Team) +6:59
85. 64 Jake MCMAHON (Pure Tasmania & Deloitte) +7:08
86. 33 Jake MAGEE (BIKEBUG.COM) +7:39
87. 106 Trent DERECOURT (Team SASI Cycling) +8:20
88. 104 Fraser NORTHEY (Team SASI Cycling) +8:22
89. 166 James HENRY (Moira Shire Council Team) +8:23
90. 56 Mitchell FLYNN (Suzuki/Trek) +10:02
91. 163 Travers NUTTALL (Moira Shire Council Team) +10:39
92. 111 Shane ARCHBOLD (Rabodirect New Zealand) +11:46
93. 161 Daniel HOPPER (Moira Shire Council Team) +11:46
94. 75 James BUTLER (John West Cycling Team) +11:47
95. 146 Liam DOVE (Jayco VIS/Apollo) +15:56
96. 164 David ABRAHAM (Moira Shire Council Team) +16:31
97. 71 Steven DEL GALLO (John West Cycling Team) +16:31
98. 165 Jarrah DEANS (Moira Shire Council Team) +22:22
dnf 22 Michael ENGLAND (Team Budget Forklifts)
dnf 99 David KELLY (Drapac Professional Cycling)
dnf 143 Rick SANDERS (Jayco VIS/Apollo)

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