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by Matt de Neef
October 10, 2016
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Etixx-QuickStep victorious in men’s Worlds team time trial; Boels-Dolmans wins women’s Worlds TTT; Fernando Gaviria steals a march to win Paris-Tours; Ben Dyball wins the Tour of Tasmania; Heat wreaks havoc in Doha TTT; Cookson on Wiggins TUEs – “No rules have been broken”; British doctor skips Road World Championships in Doha; Jorg Jaksche on doping and more; Video – Three Peaks Cyclocross.
Former Australia U23 champion Ben Dyball (mobius Future Racing) has won the 2016 Tour of Tasmania, Australia’s biggest non-UCI-classified stage race.
A commanding solo attack on the uphill finish to stage 3 saw Dyball win that stage by more than a minute and move himself into the overall lead in the four-stage race.
Dyball went into the final-stage criterium with a seemingly unassailable 47 second advantage and by finishing in the bunch was able to take out the race overall. The stage was won by U23 criterium champion Jesse Kerrison (State of Matter/MAAP) who outsprinted dual stage winner Anthony Giacoppo (Avanti IsoWhey) and Sam Welsford (JML Racing) at the end of 54 wet kilometres in Devonport.
“It is great to finally win this tour,” said 2011 U23 Australian road champion Dyball. “I came close in 2014, and have been coming to this event for six or seven years now. It has always been the one race I wanted to win!”
The Subaru National Road Series concludes next weekend with the iconic Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic, the second oldest one-day cycling race in the world.
Click through for results from the 2016 Tour of Tasmania.