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Tour de Perth - NE

Perth, Australia, May 26-27, 2007

Results    

Race Report

Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porche) and Kathy Watt (Kathy Watt Racing Team) have taken out the Open Men's and Women's overall titles at the 2007 Tour de Perth. In an exciting finale to the Men's event, Shaw was able to wrest the leader's jersey from young Queenslander, Jack Anderson, in the final criterium around the streets of Kalamunda as inclement weather shortened the stage to 30 minutes. In contrast, 1992 Olympic Road Race Champion, Watt, was dominant from the opening time trial stage and won all four stages on her way to her second title.

Open Men

Peter Dawson
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The weather might not have been favourable, but that didn't stop WA's World Junior Champion, Travis Meyer, from blitzing the field in the opening 4.5km uphill time trial stage. Seventeen-year-old Meyer, representing the strong Drapac Porche Team, recorded a time of 7:26 to take the initial leaders jersey from fellow WA riders, Hilton McMurdo and Peter Dawson. This set the scene for an enthralling battle around the testing Pickering Brook circuit that comprised the 104km second stage. The field was reduced to a select group of a dozen riders on the final climb to the Kalamunda finish with Olympic Track Champion, Peter Dawson, winning the final sprint from Stuart Shaw (Drapac Porche) and Meyer. Meyer was able to retain the overall leader's jersey with Dawson moving into second place over McMurdo.

The third stage saw riders take on two laps of the scenic Mundaring Weir course and a breakaway of five riders changed the complexion of the race. Included in the break were Shaw, Jack Anderson (Ord Minnett Elite Racing Team) and emerging WA talent, 18-year-old Ben King (Cyclemania). Shaw eventually won the stage with Anderson taking over the race lead by 6 seconds from Shaw with King 19 seconds back in third.

Travis Meyer
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With the weather threatening, Shaw seized a vital opportunity to gain back the race lead for Drapac Porche when he broke away with two other riders in the early stages of the final criterium. Despite the efforts of Anderson and his Ord Minute team, the break maintained a gap of 15 seconds as the rain set in. As the conditions became slippery, the Chief Commissaries rang the final bell to indicate a lap to go. Grant Irwin (Ord Minnett Elite Racing Team) sprinted to victory for the stage with Shaw doing enough to claim the Tour victory. Anderson was a gallant second overall while King completed the podium. Western Australian riders, Meyer and McMurdo, were forth and fifth respectively. Craig McCartney (Savings and Loans) won the King of the Mountain classification with Anderson taking out the Under 23 classification.

Open Women

Kathy Watt (Vic) set the tone for the weekend when she scorched to victory in the opening time trial. Junior World Championship representative, Josie Tomic (WA) was 13 seconds back in second with former World Junior Champion, Amanda Spratt (NSW) another 12 seconds back in third. Watt continued to dominate the final sprints to the line winning the second and third stages from Tomic and finishing the Tour in fine style by taking the final criterium again from Tomic with Peta Mullens(Vic) finishing third. Watt led from start to finish claiming the general classification from Tomic with Spratt in third. Josie Tomic claimed both the Queen of the Mountains jersey and the Under 23 classification.

Photography

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Results

Stage 1 (TT)

Open Men

1 Travis Meyer             7.26
2 Hilton McMurdo           0.15
3 Peter Dawson             0.23
4 Jack Anderson            0.24
5 David Pell                   
6 Craig McCartney          0.31
7 Phil Thuaux                  
8 Ben King                 0.33
9 Adam Semple              0.42
10 Stuart Shaw             0.45
11 Robert McLachlan        0.47
12 Tyson Lawrence              
13 Grant Irwin             0.48
14 Mitchell Docker             
15 Eddy Hollands           0.49
16 Will Dickeson               
17 Gavin Nicholls          0.50
18 Adam Murchie            0.51
19 Darcy Rosenlund         0.52
20 Cameron Hughes          0.53
21 Chris Thompson          0.55
22 Chris Pryor             0.56
23 Michael Freiberg        0.57
24 Peter Mueller           0.58
25 Gilbert Gutowski            
26 Stuart Cowin            0.59
27 Paul Miller             1.07
28 Casey Munro             1.11
29 Mitchell Brooks         1.14
30 Scott Kilmartin         1.16
31 Tod Francis             1.20
32 Shanon Sime                 
33 Steve Cummings          1.25
34 Brett Gillespie         1.27
35 Tim Bennett             1.30
36 Roy Gillespie           1.49
37 Kale Buonerba           2.11

Open Women

1 Kathy Watt               8.50
2 Josephine Tomic          0.13
3 Amanda Spratt            0.25
4 Liz Young                0.51
5 Jemma O'Brien            0.56
6 Jessica McCallum         0.57
7 Jo Bennett               0.58
8 Peta Mullens                 
9 Rebecca Armstrong        1.07
10 Davina Summers          1.09
11 Camille Pallett         1.16
12 Claire McLean           1.22
13 Nathalie Laurendeau     1.23
14 Liz Leyden              1.45
15 Tanya Birkbeck          1.56
16 Danielle Longworth      3.05


Stage 2 

Open Men - 102km

1 Peter Dawson          3.06.52
2 Travis Meyer             0.03
3 Stuart Shaw                  
4 Adam Semple                  
5 Jack Anderson                
6 Ben King                     
7 Hilton McMurdo               
8 Grant Irwin                  
9 Robert McLachlan             
10 David Pell                  
11 Craig McCartney         0.06
12 Eddy Hollands               
13 Cameron Hughes              
14 Tod Francis                 
15 Paul Miller             0.18
16 Stuart Cowin            0.39
17 Chris Pryor             0.41
18 Chris Thompson          1.00
19 Scott Kilmartin         1.02
20 Peter Mueller           1.49
21 Tim Bennett                 
22 Shanon Sime                 
23 Darcy Rosenlund         2.25
24 Casey Munro             2.28
25 Gilbert Gutowski        5.14
26 Phil Thuaux             7.56
27 Brett Gillespie         9.58
28 Will Dickeson           9.59
29 Mitchell Docker             
30 Gavin Nicholls              
31 Roy Gillespie          23.53
32 Michael Freiberg       28.15
DNF Tyson Lawrence             
DNF Adam Murchie               
DNF Mitchell Brooks            
DNF Steve Cummings             
DNF Kale Buonerba 

Open Women - 74km
 
1 Kathy Watt            2.19.01
2 Josephine Tomic              
3 Liz Young                    
4 Amanda Spratt                
5 Peta Mullens                 
6 Jemma O'Brien                
7 Claire McLean                
8 Jo Bennett                   
9 Rebecca Armstrong        1.31
10 Davina Summers              
11 Liz Leyden                  
12 Nathalie Laurendeau         
13 Tanya Birkbeck         29.59
14 Camille Pallett        34.19
15 Danielle Longworth   1.33.59
16 Jessica McCallum            

Stage 3 

Open Men - 100km
 
1 Stuart Shaw           2.35.49
2 Jack Anderson                
3 Will Dickeson                
4 Ben King                     
5 Chris Pryor              1.06
6 Travis Meyer             1.48
7 Hilton McMurdo               
8 Grant Irwin                  
9 Adam Semple                  
10 Robert McLachlan            
11 David Pell                  
12 Eddy Hollands           2.39
13 Craig McCartney         2.54
14 Paul Miller             3.45
15 Tim Bennett                 
16 Darcy Rosenlund         4.53
17 Peter Dawson            6.02
18 Cameron Hughes              
19 Scott Kilmartin        11.51
20 Casey Munro            12.48
21 Phil Thuaux                 
22 Peter Mueller          17.11
23 Tod Francis                 
DNF Stuart Cowin               
DNF Shanon Sime                
DNF Gilbert Gutowski           
DNF Mitchell Docker            
DNF Gavin Nicholls             
DNF Brett Gillespie            
DNF Roy Gillespie              
DNF Michael Freiberg           
DNS Chris Thompson             
DNS Tyson Lawrence             
DNS Adam Murchie               
DNS Mitchell Brooks            
DNS Steve Cummings             
DNS Kale Buonerba              

Open Women - 84km
 
1 Kathy Watt            2.45.03
2 Josephine Tomic              
3 Liz Young                    
4 Amanda Spratt                
5 Claire McLean                
6 Jemma O'Brien                
7 Peta Mullens                 
8 Rebecca Armstrong        0.40
9 Danielle Longworth      54.51
10 Davina Summers              
DNF  Jessica McCallum          
DNF  Jo Bennett                
DNF  Liz Leyden                
DNS  Camille Pallett           
DNS  Nathalie Laurendeau       
DNS  Tanya Birkbeck            


Stage 4 

Open Men - 1hr + 2 laps

1 Grant Irwin             27.33
2 Craig McCartney              
3 Stuart Shaw                  
4 Ben King                 0.14
5 Travis Meyer                 
6 Hilton McMurdo               
7 Adam Semple                  
8 Robert McLachlan             
9 Eddy Hollands                
10 Peter Dawson                
11 Casey Munro                 
12 Peter Mueller               
13 Jack Anderson           0.24
14 Paul Miller                 
15 Darcy Rosenlund             
16 Chris Pryor             0.54
17 Cameron Hughes              
DNF David Pell                 
DNF Phil Thuaux                
DNF Mitchell Docker            
DNF Gavin Nicholls             
DNF Michael Freiberg           
DNS Tim Bennett                
DNS Will Dickeson              
DNS Scott Kilmartin            
DNS Tod Francis                
DNS Stuart Cowin               
DNS Shanon Sime                
DNS Gilbert Gutowski           
DNS Brett Gillespie            
DNS Roy Gillespie              
DNS Chris Thompson             
DNS Tyson Lawrence             
DNS Adam Murchie               
DNS Mitchell Brooks            
DNS Steve Cummings             
DNS Kale Buonerba 

Open Women - 40min + 2 laps

1 Kathy Watt              33.01
2 Josephine Tomic              
3 Liz Young                    
4 Amanda Spratt                
5 Peta Mullens                 
6 Jemma O'Brien                
7 Davina Summers               
8 Rebecca Armstrong        0.29
DNF  Claire McLean             
DNS  Danielle Longworth        
DNS  Jo Bennett                
DNS  Liz Leyden                
DNS  Jessica McCallum          
DNS  Nathalie Laurendeau       
DNS  Tanya Birkbeck            
DNS  Camille Pallett           
       

Final Overall

Open Men

1 Stuart Shaw           6.17.58
2 Jack Anderson            0.23
3 Ben King                 0.32
4 Travis Meyer             1.42
5 Hilton McMurdo           2.02
6 Grant Irwin              2.06
7 Adam Semple              2.26
8 Robert McLachlan         2.34
9 Craig McCartney          3.03
10 Chris Pryor             3.19
11 Eddy Hollands           3.30
12 Paul Miller             5.16
13 Peter Dawson            6.09
14 Cameron Hughes          7.37
15 Darcy Rosenlund         8.16
16 Casey Munro            16.23
17 Peter Mueller          19.54
DNF David Pell                 
DNF Tim Bennett           
DNF Will Dickeson         
DNF Scott Kilmartin       
DNF Tod Francis           
DNF Phil Thuaux           
DNF Stuart Cowin          
DNF Shanon Sime           
DNF Gilbert Gutowski      
DNF Mitchell Docker       
DNF Gavin Nicholls        
DNF Brett Gillespie       
DNF Roy Gillespie         
DNF Michael Freiberg      
DNF Chris Thompson        
DNF Tyson Lawrence        
DNF Adam Murchie          
DNF Mitchell Brooks       
DNF Steve Cummings        
DNF Kale Buonerba         

Open Women

1 Kathy Watt            5.45.10
2 Josephine Tomic          0.28
3 Amanda Spratt            1.10
4 Liz Young                1.21
5 Jemma O'Brien            1.41
6 Peta Mullens             1.43
7 Rebecca Armstrong        4.32
8 Davina Summers          58.16
DNF Claire McLean              
DNF Danielle Longworth         
DNF Jo Bennett                 
DNF Liz Leyden                 
DNF Jessica McCallum           
DNF Nathalie Laurendeau        
DNF Tanya Birkbeck             
DNF Camille Pallett