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Tour of Southland - 2.5

New Zealand, November 4th-9th, 2002

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Stage 10 - November 9: Winton - Invercargill, 64.4 km

Lieswyn and Guyton wrap up Tour of Southland

By Alan Messenger

Lieswyn second in final stage
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John Lieswyn (Winton's Middle Pub) battled the odds to win the Tour of Southland which finished at Invercargill today and he also became the first rider from outside Australasia to win in the 46 year history of the event.

The likeable American came into the race last Monday under an injury cloud, the legacy from a mountain bike accident. He won the opening stage, a criterium around the streets of the city but he considered himself "Underdone" and possibly not hardened enough to hold the lead through the week of the Tour.

That might have worked to his advantage. Although he lost the Jersey that same afternoon on the steep climb to the top of Bluff Hill he regained it in the time trial on Thursday and defended it grimly right through to the race finish today.

Working hard for the win
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"I knew I was getting stronger as the race went on though I thought it was gone a couple of times on Friday," Lieswyn said.

On the 154k stage which finished at the Scenic resort town Te Anau his opponents threw everything at him as the riders battled strong crosswinds. An attack by Gordon McCauley and his Zookeepers Café team gave them the stage victory, but the American struggled gamely into town but with his lead of 30 seconds over Kiwi professional Scott Guyton (Southland Times).

On the final stage today, Lieswyn joined a break of seven riders soon after the start and survived several more attacks from Guyton to finish second in the small bunch behind Guyton and confirm his victory.

Winning team
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Lieswyn was full of praise for his Winton Middle Pub teammates, including fellow American Kevin Monahan, Brian Fowler, Hayden Godfrey and Ben Robson. "I just can't say enough about those guys, they were great. They gave it everything to support me," he said.

Guyton had held the Yellow Jersey for a day before losing it to Lieswyn but he gained some consolation when he won the final stage at Invercargill. "If you can't win the Tour, then at least it’s great to get a stage win," he said.

Photography

Images by Tom Balks/www.tombalks.com

Results

1 Scott Guyton (NZl) Southland Times                 1.21.59
2 John Lieswyn (USA) Winton's Middle Pub
3 Johan Van Der Berg (RSA) Ascot Park Hotel
4 Phillip Schnyder (Swi) Meadow Fresh
5 Heath Blackgrove (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe
6 Chris Boersen (NZl) Sycamore Print
7 Ryan Russell (NZl) Rabobank
8 Jeremy Yates (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                    0.55
9 Phillip Thuaux (Aus) Southland Times
10 Craig Thomson (NZl) Cycle Surgery
11 Chris Horner (USA) Calder Stewart
11 Gordon McCauley (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe
11 Lee Vertongen (NZl) Southland Times
11 Russell Vanhout (Aus) Sycamore Print
11 Ryan Cox (RSA) Ascot Park Hotel
11 Tom Leaper (Aus) Rabobank
11 Brian Fowler (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub
11 Aaron Strong (NZl) Share The Road
11 Tim Gudsell (NZl) SouthRoads
11 Peter Rogers (Aus) Calder Stewart
11 Alasdair Duncan (NZl) Mercury TV
11 Robin Reid (NZl) Meadow Fresh
11 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Jackson-Wills
11 Danny Hillary (NZl) Cycle Surgery
11 Karl Moore (NZl) Rabobank
11 David McKenzie (Aus) Southland Times
11 Peter Latham (NZl) SouthRoads
11 Michael Leaf (NZl) SouthRoads
11 Andrew Eagles (NZl) Riverside Rentals
11 Kevin Monahan (USA) Winton's Middle Pub
11 Ashley Whitehead (NZl) SBS
11 Brad Mcfarlane (NZl) Hilo Decorating
11 Hayden Godfrey (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub
11 Matthew Yates (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe
11 Stuart Lowe (NZl) Meadow Fresh
11 Andrew Reid (NZl) Meadow Fresh
11 Scott Allen (NZl) SouthRoads
11 Travis Kane (NZl) SBS
11 Marc Ryan (NZl) Rabobank
11 Anthony Chapman (NZl) Creation Signs
11 David Thomson (NZl) Cycle Surgery
11 Tim Paviell (NZl) Jackson-Wills
11 Jaarod Poad (NZl) Sycamore Print
11 Marc Mackay (NZl) Southland Times
11 Bevan Mason (NZl) SBS
11 James Stephenson (NZl) SouthRoads
11 Logan Hutchings (NZl) Cycle Surgery
11 Jack Swart (NZl) Share The Road
11 Dallas Williams (NZl) Creation Signs
11 James Hannam (Aus) Sycamore Print
11 Ben Robson (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub
11 John Alabaster (NZl) SBS
11 Antoinne De Haan (NZl) Hilo Decorating
54 Rodney Green (RSA) Ascot Park Hotel                  0.56
55 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Calder Stewart                   1.23
55 Leigh Chapman (NZl) SBS
55 Michael Johnson (Aus) Calder Stewart
58 Callum Henderson (NZl) Riverside Rentals             1.52
58 Peter Blake (NZl) Riverside Rentals
60 Ben Lowe (NZl) Creation Signs                        2.03
61 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Calder Stewart                   2.19
62 Scott Strong (NZl) Mercury TV                        2.56
63 Andrew Widdup (NZl) Mercury TV                       4.33
64 Nick Eliadis (NZl) Hilo Decorating                   6.50
64 Tony Fowler (NZl) Jackson-Wills
66 Paul Sumich (NZl) Share The Road                    11.07
66 Matthew Webber (NZl) Riverside Rentals
66 Marc Watson (NZl) Share The Road
66 John Laidlaw (NZl) Cycle Surgery
 
Final general classification
 
1 John Lieswyn (USA) Winton's Middle Pub            20.24.27
2 Scott Guyton (NZl) Southland Times                    0.28
3 Heath Blackgrove (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                1.26
4 Ryan Russell (NZl) Rabobank                           1.32
5 Chris Horner (USA) Calder Stewart                     1.43
6 Gordon McCauley (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                 2.13
7 Lee Vertongen (NZl) Southland Times                   3.14
8 Phillip Schnyder (Swi) Meadow Fresh                   3.37
9 Jeremy Yates (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                    3.44
10 Russell Vanhout (Aus) Sycamore Print                 4.07
11 Ryan Cox (RSA) Ascot Park Hotel                      4.24
12 Phillip Thuaux (Aus) Southland Times                 5.55
13 Tom Leaper (Aus) Rabobank                            6.13
14 Brian Fowler (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub               7.22
15 Aaron Strong (NZl) Share The Road                    8.58
16 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Calder Stewart                   9.34
17 Tim Gudsell (NZl) SouthRoads                         9.54
18 Peter Rogers (Aus) Calder Stewart                   10.50
19 Johan Van Der Berg (RSA) Ascot Park Hotel           11.02
20 Alasdair Duncan (NZl) Mercury TV                    11.26
21 Robin Reid (NZl) Meadow Fresh                       12.02
22 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Jackson-Wills                  12.33
23 Danny Hillary (NZl) Cycle Surgery                   12.37
24 Chris Boersen (NZl) Sycamore Print                  12.57
25 Karl Moore (NZl) Rabobank                           14.27
26 Rodney Green (RSA) Ascot Park Hotel                 14.28
27 David McKenzie (Aus) Southland Times                15.05
28 Peter Latham (NZl) SouthRoads                       15.49
29 Michael Leaf (NZl) SouthRoads                       18.41
30 Andrew Eagles (NZl) Riverside Rentals               18.46
31 Kevin Monahan (USA) Winton's Middle Pub             19.41
32 Ashley Whitehead (NZl) SBS                          20.54
33 Brad Mcfarlane (NZl) Hilo Decorating                21.53
34 Craig Thomson (NZl) Cycle Surgery                   21.57
35 Hayden Godfrey (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub            23.51
36 Matthew Yates (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                 26.24
37 Stuart Lowe (NZl) Meadow Fresh                      27.48
38 Andrew Reid (NZl) Meadow Fresh                      29.48
39 Scott Allen (NZl) SouthRoads                        30.07
40 Travis Kane (NZl) SBS                               31.08
41 Marc Ryan (NZl) Rabobank                            35.17
42 Leigh Chapman (NZl) SBS                             35.38
43 Anthony Chapman (NZl) Creation Signs                35.39
44 Michael Johnson (Aus) Calder Stewart                36.26
45 David Thomson (NZl) Cycle Surgery                   36.52
46 Tim Paviell (NZl) Jackson-Wills                     37.47
47 Jaarod Poad (NZl) Sycamore Print                    37.53
48 Marc Mackay (NZl) Southland Times                   39.01
49 Bevan Mason (NZl) SBS                               40.22
50 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Calder Stewart                  40.26
51 James Stephenson (NZl) SouthRoads                   41.16
52 Logan Hutchings (NZl) Cycle Surgery                 42.50
53 Jack Swart (NZl) Share The Road                     43.55
54 Dallas Williams (NZl) Creation Signs                46.05
55 James Hannam (Aus) Sycamore Print                   52.34
56 Ben Robson (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub                56.53
57 John Alabaster (NZl) SBS                            56.55
58 Ben Lowe (NZl) Creation Signs                     1.15.44
59 Scott Strong (NZl) Mercury TV                     1.15.47
60 Callum Henderson (NZl) Riverside Rentals          1.25.57
61 Antoinne De Haan (NZl) Hilo Decorating            1.38.33
62 Peter Blake (NZl) Riverside Rentals               1.41.34
63 Nick Eliadis (NZl) Hilo Decorating                1.42.52
64 Paul Sumich (NZl) Share The Road                  1.46.57
65 Andrew Widdup (NZl) Mercury TV                    2.09.03
66 Tony Fowler (NZl) Jackson-Wills                   2.10.10
67 Matthew Webber (NZl) Riverside Rentals            2.13.46
68 Marc Watson (NZl) Share The Road                  2.25.18
69 John Laidlaw (NZl) Cycle Surgery                  2.27.39
 
Sprints classification
 
1 Hayden Godfrey (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub               103 pts
2 Tom Leaper (Aus) Rabobank                               79
3 Gordon McCauley (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                   52
4 Kevin Monahan (USA) Winton's Middle Pub                 44
5 Scott Guyton (NZl) Southland Times                      39
6 Matthew Yates (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                     38
7 Ryan Cox (RSA) Ascot Park Hotel                         35
8 Lee Vertongen (NZl) Southland Times                     27
9 Ryan Russell (NZl) Rabobank                             24
10 Russell Vanhout (Aus) Sycamore Print                   24
11 Phillip Schnyder (Swi) Meadow Fresh                    23
12 Marc Mackay (NZl) Southland Times                      23
13 John Lieswyn (USA) Winton's Middle Pub                 19
14 Karl Moore (NZl) Rabobank                              18
15 Michael Johnson (Aus) Calder Stewart                   18
16 Robin Reid (NZl) Meadow Fresh                          18
17 Ryan Cull (NZl) Sycamore Print                         18
18 Heath Blackgrove (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                 17
19 Tim Gudsell (NZl) SouthRoads                           17
20 Brian Fowler (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub                 17
21 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Calder Stewart                     16
22 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Calder Stewart                     16
23 Jeremy Yates (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                     15
24 Peter Rogers (Aus) Calder Stewart                      15
25 David Thomson (NZl) Cycle Surgery                      13
26 Karl Murray (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                      11
27 Jason Allen (NZl) Meadow Fresh                         10
28 Jaarod Poad (NZl) Sycamore Print                       10
29 Chris Boersen (NZl) Sycamore Print                      9
30 David McKenzie (Aus) Southland Times                    9
31 Glenn Mitchell (NZl) Rabobank                           6
32 Ben Robson (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub                    6
33 Johan Van Der Berg (RSA) Ascot Park Hotel               5
34 Alasdair Duncan (NZl) Mercury TV                        4
35 Matt Gilbert (NZl) Share The Road                       4
36 Travis Kane (NZl) SBS                                   3
37 Phillip Thuaux (Aus) Southland Times                    3
38 James Stephenson (NZl) SouthRoads                       3
39 Joseph Chapman (NZl) Creation Signs                     3
40 Dan Warren (NZl) Jackson-Wills                          3
41 Morne Bester (NZl) Ascot Park Hotel                     3
42 Anthony Chapman (NZl) Creation Signs                    1
43 Chris Horner (USA) Calder Stewart                       1
44 Michael Leaf (NZl) SouthRoads                           1
 
KOM classification
 
1 Tom Leaper (Aus) Rabobank                               54 pts
2 Gordon McCauley (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                   27
3 Hayden Godfrey (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub                26
4 Ryan Cox (RSA) Ascot Park Hotel                         22
5 Johan Van Der Berg (RSA) Ascot Park Hotel               19
6 Matthew Yates (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                     19
7 Ryan Russell (NZl) Rabobank                             18
8 Jeremy Yates (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                      17
9 Phillip Schnyder (Swi) Meadow Fresh                     15
10 Peter Rogers (Aus) Calder Stewart                      13
11 John Lieswyn (USA) Winton's Middle Pub                 11
12 Phillip Thuaux (Aus) Southland Times                   10
13 Kevin Monahan (USA) Winton's Middle Pub                 9
14 Anthony Chapman (NZl) Creation Signs                    8
15 Ben Robson (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub                    8
16 Russell Vanhout (Aus) Sycamore Print                    8
17 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Calder Stewart                      7
18 Marc Mackay (NZl) Southland Times                       7
19 Aaron Strong (NZl) Share The Road                       6
20 Andrew Reid (NZl) Meadow Fresh                          5
21 Brian Fowler (NZl) Winton's Middle Pub                  5
22 Heath Blackgrove (NZl) Zookeepers Cafe                  4
23 Karl Moore (NZl) Rabobank                               3
24 Lee Vertongen (NZl) Southland Times                     3
25 Scott Guyton (NZl) Southland Times                      2
26 Jaarod Poad (NZl) Sycamore Print                        2
27 Ryan Cull (NZl) Sycamore Print                          2
 
Teams classification
 
1 Zookeepers Cafe                                   61.16.34
2 Southland Times                                       3.57
3 Winton's Middle Pub                                  10.48
4 Rabobank                                             17.06
5 Calder Stewart                                       17.55
6 Ascot Park Hotel                                     26.55
7 Meadow Fresh                                         33.51
8 SouthRoads                                           37.43
9 Sycamore Print                                       38.59
10 Cycle Surgery                                       52.03
11 SBS                                               1.04.00
12 Share The Road                                    2.19.04
13 Creation Signs                                    2.34.15
14 Jackson::Wills                                    2.57.17
15 Riverside Rentals                                 3.15.56
16 Mercury TV                                        3.33.03
17 Hilo Decorating                                   3.40.05