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Vic Roads Herald Sun Tour 2003 - 2.3

Australia, October 16-26, 2003

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Stage 6 - October 21: Port Fairy, 30 kms

Page wins after Hunt relegated

By Rod Morris in Port Fairy

Pick the odd one out
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Isle of Wight youngster Keiran Page upstaged all the big guns in Stage 6, a 30 km kermesse in the sleepy Victorian hamlet, although his victory wasn't without controversy. Page - riding for the Bendigo Building Industry team, which is made up of members of the British Olympic Track Endurance squad - was actually second over the finish line, but was awarded victory by race commissaires after they ruled Page's British counterpart Jeremy Hunt (Malaysia Airlines) had interfered with his line in the closing metres.

Hunt accepted the decision, but was none too happy about it to say the least. "I'm disappointed they (commissaires) reversed the result, but it will only make me more determined to do well in the rest of the stages," Hunt said.

How it unfolded

The winning break
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In the morning circuit race at Port Fairy, spectators were treated to a fast and furious pace as riders blew out a few cobwebs. A hard working group of five riders, including Page, Hunt, Paul Manning (Bendigo Building Industry), Brett Aitken (Rio Coffee) and Milton Wynants (Echuca Moama) broke away from the field early into the 12 laps and were never headed.

As listed above is how they officially finished - once the commissaires had overruled the judges that is! It was Page's first ever win in open company and his first this season - highlighting his maiden voyage to Australia.

"I loved this country before today, I love it even more now," Page said. Page is a raw 20-year-old and is still an amateur, but he's also a rider with a big future.

Photography

Images by Shane Goss/Cyclingnews.com/www.licoricegallery.com

Results

1 Kieran Page (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry         39.15
2 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Malaysia Airlines                      
3 Paul Manning (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry         0.02
4 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                        0.12
5 Milton Wynants (Uru) Echuca-Moama                    0.13
6 Graham Rootes (Aus) Rio Coffee                       0.25
7 Tim Johnson (USA) Active For Life                    0.26
8 Jorge Libonatti (Uru) Active For Life                    
9 Tony Mann (Aus) Caravello                                
10 Jamie Drew (Aus) Jayco                              1.00
11 Ashley Hutchinson (Aus) Carlton Midstrength             
12 Chris Bradford (Aus) Subaru                             
13 Ivan Fanelli (Ita) Pelaco                               
14 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) City Of Melbourne                 
15 Joel Pearson (Aus) Subaru                               
16 Andrew Graham (Aus) FRF Couriers                        
17 Matt Wilson (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                     
18 Michal Precechtel (Cze) Team Warrnambool            1.02
19 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Pelaco                            
20 Michael Sayers (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                   
21 Alex Candelario (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                  
22 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Vicroads                        
23 Robert McLachlan (Aus) Caravello                        
24 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Barloworld                          
25 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                   
26 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Active For Life                     
27 Kristian House (GBr) Emu Spirit-Apsco                   
28 David McKenzie (Aus) Jayco                              
29 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry        
30 Alvaro Tardaguila (Uru) Echuca-Moama                    
31 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Caravello                        
32 Phillip Thuaux (Aus) Ballarat*Eureka!                   
33 Mateusz Mroz (Pol) Pelaco                               
34 Steve Cunningham (Aus) Rio Coffee                       
35 Marek Wesoly (Pol) Pelaco                               
36 Adrian Laidler (Aus) Rio Coffee                         
37 Tomas Buchacek (Cze) Emu Spirit-Apsco                   
38 Jose Medina (Chi) City Of Melbourne                     
39 David Kupka (Cze) Team Warrnambool                      
40 Pavel Zerzan (Cze) Team Warrnambool                     
41 Matthew Goold (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                   
42 Gerado Castro (Uru) Echuca-Moama                        
43 Russell Van Hout (Aus) Emu Spirit-Apsco                 
44 Brian Steel (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry             
45 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Vicroads                             
46 Colin Thornton (Aus) Emu Spirit-Apsco                   
47 Alejandro Acton (Arg) Echuca-Moama                      
48 Nigel Dunstone (Aus) Caravello                          
49 Scott Moninger (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                   
50 Hector Morales (Uru) Active For Life                    
51 Danny In't Ven (Bel) Carlton Midstrength                
52 Troy Glennan (Aus) FRF Couriers                         
53 Garry Parsons (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                   
54 Scott Guyton (NZl) Jayco                                
55 George Vallins (Aus) Vicroads                           
56 Luke Roberts (Aus) Emu Spirit-Apsco                     
57 Chris Newton (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry            
58 Tiaan Kannemeyer (RSA) Barloworld                       
59 Tim Decker (Aus) Subaru                                 
60 James Hannam (Aus) Rio Coffee                           
61 Jaco de Witt (RSA) Barloworld                           
62 Anthony Challinor (Aus) FRF Couriers                    
63 Greg Henderson (NZl) Carlton Midstrength                
64 Jamie Burrow (GBr) Pelaco                           1.17
65 Luis Fernando Sepulveda (Chi) City Of Melbourne         
66 Ashley Baines (Aus) Subaru                              
67 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Barloworld                          
68 Lubor Tesar (Cze) Team Warrnambool                      
69 Domenic Gatto (Aus) Subaru                              
70 Jindrich Vana (Cze) Team Warrnambool                    
71 Trent Stevenson (Aus) Vicroads                          
72 Stephen Wooldridge (Aus) Carlton Midstrength            
73 Peter Milostic (Aus) FRF Couriers                       
74 Shaun Higgerson (Aus) FRF Couriers                      
75 Dominique Perras (Can) Active For Life                  
76 Chris Wherry (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                     
77 James Perry (RSA) Barloworld                        1.28
78 Paul Redenbach (Aus) City Of Melbourne                  
79 Trent Wilson (Aus) Jayco                            2.07
80 Luke Weir (Aus) City Of Melbourne                   3.18
81 Bart Heirewegh (Bel) Carlton Midstrength            4.45
 
Sprints<
 
End of Lap 2
 
1 Michal Precechtel (Cze) Team Warrnambool                3 pts
2 Robert McLachlan (Aus) Caravello                        2
3 Jose Medina (Chi) City Of Melbourne                     1
 
End of Lap 3
 
1 Paul Manning (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry            3 pts
2 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) City Of Melbourne                 2
3 Hector Morales (Uru) Active For Life                    1
 
End of Lap 4
 
1 Paul Manning (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry            3 pts
2 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                           2
3 Graham Rootes (Aus) Rio Coffee                          1
 
End of Lap 5
 
1 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                           3 pts
2 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Malaysia Airlines                     2
3 Paul Manning (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry            1
 
End of Lap 6
 
1 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                           3 pts
2 Milton Wynants (Uru) Echuca-Moama                       2
3 Kieran Page (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry             1
 
End of Lap 7
 
1 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Malaysia Airlines                     3 pts
2 Kieran Page (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry             2
3 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                           1
 
End of Lap 8
 
1 Kieran Page (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry             3 pts
2 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                           2
3 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Malaysia Airlines                     1
 
End of Lap 9
 
1 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                           3 pts
2 Milton Wynants (Uru) Echuca-Moama                       2
3 Kieran Page (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry             1
 
End of Lap 10
 
1 Kieran Page (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry             3 pts
2 Milton Wynants (Uru) Echuca-Moama                       2
3 Paul Manning (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry            1
 
General Classification after stage 6
 
1 Jamie Drew (Aus) Jayco                           12.28.28
2 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Pelaco                         0.40
3 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                0.46
4 David McKenzie (Aus) Jayco                           0.49
5 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) City Of Melbourne              0.55
6 Michael Sayers (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                0.58
7 Greg Henderson (NZl) Carlton Midstrength             1.01
8 Matt Wilson (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                  1.05
9 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Barloworld                       1.08
10 Scott Guyton (NZl) Jayco                            1.20
11 Kristian House (GBr) Emu Spirit-Apsco               1.26
12 Tony Mann (Aus) Caravello                           1.31
13 Ivan Fanelli (Ita) Pelaco                           1.46
14 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                       1.47
15 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Malaysia Airlines                 1.59
16 Luke Roberts (Aus) Emu Spirit-Apsco                 2.03
17 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Active For Life                 2.04
18 Milton Wynants (Uru) Echuca-Moama                   2.31
19 Tim Johnson (USA) Active For Life                   2.51
20 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Barloworld                      2.52
21 Hector Morales (Uru) Active For Life                3.02
22 Robert McLachlan (Aus) Caravello                    3.20
23 Alex Candelario (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!              3.23
24 Scott Moninger (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!               3.30
25 Joel Pearson (Aus) Subaru                           3.31
26 Phillip Thuaux (Aus) Ballarat*Eureka!               3.32
27 Jaco de Witt (RSA) Barloworld                       3.33
28 Mateusz Mroz (Pol) Pelaco                           3.35
29 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Caravello                    3.36
30 Adrian Laidler (Aus) Rio Coffee                     3.37
31 Tiaan Kannemeyer (RSA) Barloworld                   3.38
32 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry        
33 Domenic Gatto (Aus) Subaru                          3.53
34 Chris Wherry (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                     
35 Russell Van Hout (Aus) Emu Spirit-Apsco             3.57
36 Jorge Libonatti (Uru) Active For Life               5.00
37 Danny In't Ven (Bel) Carlton Midstrength            6.33
38 Matthew Goold (Aus) Malaysia Airlines               6.47
39 Troy Glennan (Aus) FRF Couriers                     7.27
40 Rhys Pollock (Aus) Vicroads                         7.31
41 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Vicroads                        
42 Garry Parsons (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                   
43 Shaun Higgerson (Aus) FRF Couriers                  7.46
44 Michal Precechtel (Cze) Team Warrnambool            8.27
45 Bart Heirewegh (Bel) Carlton Midstrength           10.39
46 Kieran Page (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry        11.10
47 Paul Manning (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry       11.19
48 Jose Medina (Chi) City Of Melbourne                11.52
49 Lubor Tesar (Cze) Team Warrnambool                 12.21
50 David Kupka (Cze) Team Warrnambool                 12.32
51 Chris Bradford (Aus) Subaru                        12.35
52 Andrew Graham (Aus) FRF Couriers                   12.39
53 Chris Newton (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry       12.40
54 Tomas Buchacek (Cze) Emu Spirit-Apsco              12.42
55 Brian Steel (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry        12.43
56 Dominique Perras (Can) Active For Life             12.58
57 Paul Redenbach (Aus) City Of Melbourne             13.09
58 George Vallins (Aus) Vicroads                      14.30
59 Peter Milostic (Aus) FRF Couriers                  14.48
60 Gerado Castro (Uru) Echuca-Moama                   15.33
61 Luke Weir (Aus) City Of Melbourne                  18.33
62 Nigel Dunstone (Aus) Caravello                     22.18
63 Ashley Baines (Aus) Subaru                         24.24
64 Marek Wesoly (Pol) Pelaco                          25.29
65 Ashley Hutchinson (Aus) Carlton Midstrength        25.42
66 Anthony Challinor (Aus) FRF Couriers               25.44
67 Stephen Wooldridge (Aus) Carlton Midstrength       25.59
68 Jindrich Vana (Cze) Team Warrnambool                    
69 Jamie Burrow (GBr) Pelaco                               
70 James Hannam (Aus) Rio Coffee                      26.19
71 Trent Stevenson (Aus) Vicroads                     28.34
72 Trent Wilson (Aus) Jayco                           29.01
73 Luis Fernando Sepulveda (Chi) City Of Melbourne    29.24
74 Steve Cunningham (Aus) Rio Coffee                  32.37
75 Pavel Zerzan (Cze) Team Warrnambool                32.52
76 Alejandro Acton (Arg) Echuca-Moama                 40.59
77 Graham Rootes (Aus) Rio Coffee                     42.27
78 Colin Thornton (Aus) Emu Spirit-Apsco              44.28
79 Tim Decker (Aus) Subaru                            47.06
80 Alvaro Tardaguila (Uru) Echuca-Moama               47.18
81 James Perry (RSA) Barloworld                       50.51
 
Aggressive Rider Awards
 
Luke Roberts (Aus) Emu Spirit-Apsco                    $300
Simon Gerrans (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                  $200
Steve Cunningham (Aus) Rio Coffee                      $200
Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Pelaco                           $200
Ivan Fanelli (Ita) Pelaco                              $200
Paul Manning (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry           $200
Hilton Clarke (Aus) Barloworld                         $200
 
Team Classification
 
1 Jayco                                            37.27.35
2 Malaysia Airlines                                    1.07
3 Europcar / Pelaco                                    4.06
4 Emu Spirit / Apsco                                   4.44
5 Barloworld                                           5.07
6 Active For Life                                      5.11
7 Ballarat Eureka                                      5.43
8 Caravello                                            6.16
9 Carlton Midstrength                                 12.17
10 Subaru                                             12.27
11 City Of Melbourne                                  23.34
12 Bendigo Building Industry                          23.56
13 FRF Couriers                                       25.27
14 Vic Roads                                          25.34
15 Rio Coffee                                         27.43
16 Team Warrnambool                                   31.11
17 Echuca - Moama                                     45.55
 
Sprint classification
 
1 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Pelaco                           42 pts
2 Luke Roberts (Aus) Emu Spirit-Apsco                    25
3 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                  20
4 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) City Of Melbourne                20
5 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Malaysia Airlines                    19
6 Ivan Fanelli (Ita) Pelaco                              18
7 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                          17
8 Robert McLachlan (Aus) Caravello                       16
9 David McKenzie (Aus) Jayco                             15
10 Matthew Goold (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                 11
11 Kieran Page (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry           11
12 Lubor Tesar (Cze) Team Warrnambool                    10
13 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Barloworld                         9
14 Luis Fernando Sepulveda (Chi) City Of Melbourne        9
15 Michael Sayers (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                  9
16 Jamie Drew (Aus) Jayco                                 9
17 Paul Manning (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry           8
18 Hector Morales (Uru) Active For Life                   8
19 Scott Moninger (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                  8
20 Milton Wynants (Uru) Echuca-Moama                      6
21 Russell Van Hout (Aus) Emu Spirit-Apsco                6
22 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Active For Life                    6
23 Kristian House (GBr) Emu Spirit-Apsco                  5
24 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Barloworld                         5
25 Michal Precechtel (Cze) Team Warrnambool               4
26 Bart Heirewegh (Bel) Carlton Midstrength               4
27 Matt Wilson (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                    4
28 Danny In't Ven (Bel) Carlton Midstrength               4
29 Tony Mann (Aus) Caravello                              4
30 Troy Glennan (Aus) FRF Couriers                        4
31 Chris Newton (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry           3
32 Mateusz Mroz (Pol) Pelaco                              3
33 Jose Medina (Chi) City Of Melbourne                    3
34 Alejandro Acton (Arg) Echuca-Moama                     2
35 Chris Bradford (Aus) Subaru                            2
36 Andrew Graham (Aus) FRF Couriers                       2
37 Tim Johnson (USA) Active For Life                      1
38 Nigel Dunstone (Aus) Caravello                         1
39 Alex Candelario (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                 1
40 David Kupka (Cze) Team Warrnambool                     1
41 Graham Rootes (Aus) Rio Coffee                         1
42 Marek Wesoly (Pol) Pelaco                              1
43 Adrian Laidler (Aus) Rio Coffee                        1
 
Mountains classificaton
 
1 Ivan Fanelli (Ita) Pelaco                              45 pts
2 Scott Guyton (NZl) Jayco                               14
3 Luke Roberts (Aus) Emu Spirit-Apsco                    13
4 Lubor Tesar (Cze) Team Warrnambool                      7
5 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) City Of Melbourne                 7
6 Jamie Drew (Aus) Jayco                                  6
7 Jorge Libonatti (Uru) Active For Life                   5
8 Kristian House (GBr) Emu Spirit-Apsco                   5
9 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                           4
10 Chris Bradford (Aus) Subaru                            4
11 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Barloworld                         3
12 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Barloworld                         3
13 Matt Wilson (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                    3
14 Tim Johnson (USA) Active For Life                      2
15 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Caravello                       2
16 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                  2
17 Danny In't Ven (Bel) Carlton Midstrength               2
18 Tomas Buchacek (Cze) Emu Spirit-Apsco                  1
19 Steve Cunningham (Aus) Rio Coffee                      1
20 Phillip Thuaux (Aus) Ballarat*Eureka!                  1
21 Michael Sayers (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                  1
 
Criterium Championship
 
1 Brett Aitken (Aus) Rio Coffee                          12 pts
2 Kieran Page (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry            10
3 David McKenzie (Aus) Jayco                             10
4 Michael Sayers (USA) Ballarat*Eureka!                  10
5 Tony Mann (Aus) Caravello                              10
6 Matthew Goold (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                   9
7 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Malaysia Airlines                     9
8 Jamie Drew (Aus) Jayco                                  9
9 Hector Morales (Uru) Active For Life                    9
10 Ivan Fanelli (Ita) Pelaco                              9
11 Paul Manning (GBr) Bendigo Building Industry           8
12 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Barloworld                         7
13 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                  7
14 Marek Wesoly (Pol) Pelaco                              6
15 Milton Wynants (Uru) Echuca-Moama                      6
16 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Barloworld                         6
17 David Kupka (Cze) Team Warrnambool                     5
18 Graham Rootes (Aus) Rio Coffee                         5
19 Lubor Tesar (Cze) Team Warrnambool                     4
20 Tim Johnson (USA) Active For Life                      4
21 Jorge Libonatti (Uru) Active For Life                  3
22 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) City Of Melbourne                3
23 Michal Precechtel (Cze) Team Warrnambool               2
24 Matt Wilson (Aus) Malaysia Airlines                    1
25 Robert McLachlan (Aus) Caravello                       1
 
Herald Sun Leading Australian Based Rider
 
1 Tony Mann (Aus) Caravello