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Tattersall's Cup Series Tour of Gippsland - NE

Australia, August 2-6, 2006

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Stage 2 - August 2: Mallacoota, 93.8kms

Dickenson sneaks into the lead

By Rod Morris in Mallacoota

Miles Olman (SA.com)
Photo ©: Shane Goss
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Eyeing off the sprinter's green jersey had pre-occupied the thoughts of Bathurst rider Dean Windsor so much that he had forgotten he was a chance to be elevated to the status of leader of the Tattersall's Cup Tour of Gippsland after the opening day.

Windsor (19) picked up enough intermediate sprint bonuses to edge past the opening stage leader Sean Finning in an exciting second stage at Mallacoota in Victoria's South East. But in a day of surprises, Windsor was then upstaged by young Adelaide based rider Will Dickenson, who had finished third in the stage, but won enough time bonuses to upset Windsor's plans.

Dickenson rode in last year's Tattersall's Cup series with some moderate results, although he did a claim a minor podium placing in the corresponding Tour of Gippsland. Dickenson finished third in the afternoon stage and with a 21 second gap before Finning and Windsor crossed the line, the youngster was suddenly the tour leader.

In the confusion of the event however, Windsor was originally thought to the leader before judges confirmed their decisions.

The field climbs out of Mallacoota
Photo ©: Shane Goss
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Finning had won the morning's criterium over 25 km, but lost his grip on the lead to the determined Windsor in the tough 94 km road stage. "I was only concentrating on trying get enough primes to win the green sprinter's jersey," Windsor said. "To end up in yellow is a real bonus and not something I was expecting."

Former world junior points score champion, Miles Olman from Rockhampton in Queensland, won the road stage ahead of fellow Queenslander, Tony Mann, while talented young South Australian Will Dickeson surprised a few, when he took third place in the stage and moved into fourth spot overall. Windsor's lead over Finning is just four seconds with another tough day in the saddle ahead of the riders on Thursday with a criterium on Orbost and then a114 km race from Orbost to Lakes Entrance. The Tour of Gippsland will include a total of nine stages, finishing in Warragul on Sunday.

Olman, winner of two world junior championships when racing in America two years ago, has only just returned again from the United States and looks to be in good form for this your. Olman was part of a healthy number of breakaways, who caught the peloton napping half way through the afternoon stage, which was held on eight loops of an 11.8 km circuit. The group included Finning, who was trying to protect his hold on the leader's jersey and Windsor, who was chasing green specifically – but at the same time wrenching the coveted material away from the Victorian.

The technically tough and challenging course saw Olman, Mann and Dickeson sneak clear when the riders passed the last of the intermediate sprints and headed towards the final hill climb. Mann had looked after himself in the bunch, but was always there at the hill climb line, picking up enough points to take the lead in the King of the Mountain Championship. Over the last 8 km, the leaders were stretched out as Olman, Mann and Dickeson increased the tempo on their rivals.

At the end, the trio had an 18 second lead over the chasing group, led home by Cody Stevenson (Vic), Fabio Calabria (ACT) and the new tour leader, Windsor, who picked a valuable one-second bonus for his stage placing.

Pre-tour favourite, Robbie McLachlan, the reigning Tattersall's Cup champion, had a less than perfect start to the tour, losing almost three minutes to the leaders. But with seven stages still to be raced, the tour is of course still wide open.

Photography

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Images by Shane Goss/www.licoricegallery.com

Results

1 Miles Olman                     2.15.32 (41.52 km/h)
2 Tony Mann                              
3 Will Dickeson                          
4 Cody Stevenson                     0.19
5 Fabio Calabria                     0.21
6 Dean Windsor                           
7 Sean Finning                           
8 Chris Jongewaard                       
9 Richie Porte                           
10 Peter Ladd                            
11 Julian Dutton                     0.50
12 Bradley Clarke                    2.46
13 Robert McLachlan                  3.04
14 Cameron Peterson                      
15 David Hiley                           
16 Jacob Sutherland                      
17 Wesley Sulzberger                     
18 David Pell                            
19 Jason Hegert                          
20 Michael Ford                          
21 Patrick Shaw                          
22 Benjamin Juzwin                       
23 Robert Cater                          
24 Peter Smith                           
25 Mitchell Docker                       
26 Daniel Furmston                       
27 Tim Hucker                            
28 Tom Middleton                         
29 Jarrod Harman                         
30 Andrew Ward                       3.09
31 Chris Steffanoni                      
32 Jack Alexander                        
33 Michael Gallagher                     
34 Luke Cridland                         
35 Nick Both                             
36 Daniel Connell                        
37 Tim Buchanan                          
38 Matthew Delahunty                     
39 Mark O'Brien                          
40 Matthew Jensen                        
41 Brad Edmunds                          
42 Chris Jory                            
43 Kym Howard                            
44 Simon Pearson                         
45 Lachlan Norris                        
46 Allan Sieper                          
47 Trent Stevenson                       
48 Aaron Wheeler                         
49 Edwin Crossling                       
50 Timothy Walker                        
51 Brendan Brooks                        
52 Vaughan Bowman                        
53 Mitch Chapman                         
54 Peter Milostic                        
55 Matthew Sherwin                       
56 Stephen Cunningham                    
57 Ashley Hutchinson                     
58 Stephen Wooldridge                    
59 Darren Lapthorne                      
60 Heath Keenan                          
61 Stephen Isbel                         
62 Michael Tolhurst                      
63 George Bunt                           
64 Stuart Shaw                           
65 Brett Franklin                        
66 Alistair Crossling                    
67 Casey Munro                           
68 Jack Hudson                       3.21
69 Grant Webster                         
70 Andrew Hanigan                        
71 Scott Peoples                         
72 Samuel Rix                        4.34
73 Christopher Fry                   4.42
74 Damon De Angelis                  5.12
75 Will Wettenhall                       
76 William Zammit                    5.45
77 Kyle Marwood                      6.00
78 Daniel Newnham                    7.57
79 Cameron Bowden                   10.41
80 Simon Van Der Aa                 10.59
81 Mitchell Vervaart                14.05
82 Cameron McKenzie                 14.10
83 Glen Peterson                    14.37
84 Damien Turner                         
85 Steven Robb                           
86 Phillip Stokes                        
87 Steven Pilson                         
88 Andrew Dorman                    21.34
89 Darren Spiteri                   21.36
90 William Murray                        
91 Malcolm Hart                          
92 Stephen Price                         
93 James Henry                           
 
Mountains
 
Karbeethong Rd - Cat.3, Lap 1
1 Michael Tolhurst                      5 pts
2 Scott Peoples                         3
3 Tony Mann                             2
 
Karbeethong Rd - Cat.3, Lap 2
1 Wesley Sulzberger                     5 pts
2 Scott Peoples                         3
3 Tony Mann                             2
 
Karbeethong Rd - Cat.3, Lap 3
1 Tony Mann                             5 pts
2 Will Dickeson                         3
3 Bradley Clarke                        2
 
Karbeethong Rd - Cat.3, Lap 4
1 Tony Mann                             5 pts
2 Richie Porte                          3
3 Peter Ladd                            2
 
Karbeethong Rd - Cat.3, Lap 5
1 Tony Mann                             5 pts
2 Will Dickeson                         3
3 Richie Porte                          2
 
Karbeethong Rd - Cat.3, Lap 6
1 Tony Mann                             5 pts
2 Will Dickeson                         3
3 Chris Jongewaard                      2
 
Karbeethong Rd - Cat.3, Lap 7
1 Tony Mann                             5 pts
2 Will Dickeson                         3
3 Richie Porte                          2
 
Karbeethong Rd - Cat.3, Lap 8
1 Miles Olman                           5 pts
2 Tony Mann                             3
3 Will Dickeson                         2
 
Sprints
 
Sprint 1 - End of Lap 2
1 Michael Tolhurst                      3 pts
2 Patrick Shaw                          2
3 Trent Stevenson                       1
 
Sprint 2 - End of Lap 3
1 Julian Dutton                         3 pts
2 Peter Ladd                            2
3 Tony Mann                             1
 
Sprint 3 - End of Lap 4
1 Dean Windsor                          3 pts
2 Tony Mann                             2
3 Chris Jongewaard                      1
 
Sprint 4 - End of Lap 5
1 Julian Dutton                         3 pts
2 Sean Finning                          2
3 Chris Jongewaard                      1
 
Sprint 5 - End of Lap 6
1 Julian Dutton                         3 pts
2 Dean Windsor                          2
3 Tony Mann                             1
 
Sprint 6 - End of Lap 7
1 Julian Dutton                         3 pts
2 Will Dickeson                         2
3 Richie Porte                          1
 
Sprint 7 - End of Lap 8
1 Julian Dutton                         3 pts
2 Peter Ladd                            2
3 Richie Porte                          1
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Will Dickeson                   2.50.43
2 Dean Windsor                       0.09
3 Sean Finning                       0.13
4 Tony Mann                          0.14
5 Chris Jongewaard                   0.16
6 Miles Olman                        0.43
7 Cody Stevenson                     1.13
8 Fabio Calabria                     1.17
9 Wesley Sulzberger                  3.07
10 Richie Porte                      3.10
11 Peter Ladd                        3.13
12 Peter Milostic                    3.25
13 Darren Lapthorne                  3.26
14 Julian Dutton                     3.33
15 Bradley Clarke                    3.42
16 Michael Tolhurst                  3.57
17 David Pell                        3.58
18 Robert Cater                          
19 Patrick Shaw                      3.59
20 Robert McLachlan                      
21 Mark O'Brien                      4.01
22 Jacob Sutherland                  4.02
23 Cameron Peterson                      
24 Tom Middleton                         
25 Tim Hucker                            
26 Daniel Furmston                       
27 Mitchell Docker                       
28 Stephen Wooldridge                4.05
29 Chris Steffanoni                  4.07
30 Allan Sieper                          
31 Lachlan Norris                        
32 Stephen Isbel                         
33 Matthew Delahunty                     
34 Mitch Chapman                         
35 Brendan Brooks                        
36 Vaughan Bowman                        
37 Jack Alexander                        
38 Tim Buchanan                          
39 Casey Munro                           
40 Daniel Connell                        
41 Stuart Shaw                           
42 Stephen Cunningham                    
43 Edwin Crossling                       
44 Ashley Hutchinson                     
45 Scott Peoples                     4.12
46 Samuel Rix                        5.32
47 Peter Smith                       6.02
48 Benjamin Juzwin                       
49 David Hiley                           
50 Jason Hegert                          
51 Jarrod Harman                         
52 Michael Ford                          
53 Trent Stevenson                   6.06
54 Andrew Ward                       6.07
55 Timothy Walker                        
56 Matthew Sherwin                       
57 Simon Pearson                         
58 Heath Keenan                          
59 Chris Jory                            
60 Matthew Jensen                        
61 Kym Howard                            
62 Michael Gallagher                     
63 Brett Franklin                        
64 Brad Edmunds                          
65 Luke Cridland                         
66 George Bunt                           
67 Nick Both                             
68 Aaron Wheeler                         
69 Alistair Crossling                    
70 Grant Webster                     6.19
71 Jack Hudson                           
72 Andrew Hanigan                        
73 Christopher Fry                   7.40
74 Will Wettenhall                   8.10
75 Damon De Angelis                      
76 William Zammit                    8.43
77 Daniel Newnham                    8.55
78 Kyle Marwood                      8.58
79 Cameron Bowden                   13.39
80 Simon Van Der Aa                 13.57
81 Damien Turner                    15.35
82 Mitchell Vervaart                17.03
83 Cameron McKenzie                 17.08
84 Phillip Stokes                   17.35
85 Steven Robb                           
86 Steven Pilson                         
87 Glen Peterson                         
88 Andrew Dorman                    24.32
89 Darren Spiteri                   24.34
90 Stephen Price                         
91 William Murray                        
92 James Henry                           
93 Malcolm Hart                          
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Tony Mann                            32 pts
2 Will Dickeson                        14
3 Richie Porte                          7
4 Scott Peoples                         6
5 Michael Tolhurst                      5
6 Miles Olman                           5
7 Wesley Sulzberger                     5
8 Peter Ladd                            2
9 Bradley Clarke                        2
10 Chris Jongewaard                     2
 
Sprints classification
 
1 Dean Windsor                         21 pts
2 Chris Jongewaard                     17
3 Julian Dutton                        15
4 Sean Finning                         13
5 Will Dickeson                         7
6 Mark O'Brien                          6
7 Michael Tolhurst                      5
8 Wesley Sulzberger                     4
9 Peter Ladd                            4
10 Tony Mann                            4
11 Patrick Shaw                         3
12 Robert Cater                         2
13 Darren Lapthorne                     2
14 Richie Porte                         2
15 Robert McLachlan                     1
16 Trent Stevenson                      1
17 Scott Peoples                        1
 
Criterium Championship
 
1 Sean Finning                         10 pts
2 Dean Windsor                          9
3 Wesley Sulzberger                     8
4 Chris Jongewaard                      7
5 Peter Milostic                        6
6 Darren Lapthorne                      5
7 Will Dickeson                         4
8 David Pell                            3
9 Robert McLachlan                      2
10 Stephen Wooldridge                   1
 
Most Aggressive Rider
 
1 Sean Finning                          2 pts
1 Tony Mann                             2

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