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Results and Reports for June 8-14, 2002
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Launceston City Cycling Club - Annual 3-Day Tour
Launceston, Tasmania, June 8 - 10, 2002
Jamieson makes his run
By Rod Morris
Celebrating turning 18 only a fortnight before was Mark Jamieson's inspiration to show senior riders, he has what it takes to match it with the best on offer. Jamieson, from the sleepy hamlet of Nook near Sheffield on Tasmania's North-West Coast, blitzed a quality field of riders to win the annual Launceston City Cycling Club's 3-Day Tour (June 8-10).
Jamieson featured in five podium finishes from the six general classification stages to tally 87 points and to record a 16-point winning margin over Tasmania's top mountain bike rider Sid Taberlay, who this week has instigated an official appeal over his omission from Australia's Commonwealth Games team.
The LCCC Tour works on a points basis, rewarding the first five riders over the line in six separate morning and afternoon stages, whilst bonus points in King of the Mountain and Sprint Ace categories are also on offer.
Jamieson is the reigning Burnie Wheelrace champion and is fresh from success at the Australian Under 19 Track Nationals in Sydney. His preparation will now centre on the World U19 Track Championships in Melbourne in September.
Jamieson won two stages, finished second twice and was fourth in Stage 4. His only blemish was missing out on points in Day 2's third stage from Riverside to Beauty Point. Jamieson's consistency played a large part in his success, as he also finished joint runner-up in the Sprint Ace behind surprise winner, Mark Matthews, who was riding out of Category 3 and was outright fourth in the KOM, which was won by Taberlay, who perhaps may yet make Australia's Commonwealth Games selectors sit up and take notice.
Taberlay also won two stages and was second to Jamieson in Stage 2.
The LCCC Tour was held in cold and windy conditions and on Day 1, riders were subject to mild snow. Tasmanian cycling officials are currently pondering a summer road roster - conditions last weekend may have tipped the influence in favour of just that.
Defening champion, Karl Menzies had to be content with fourth after Evandale youngster Ryan Sullivan also slipped past him in GC placings to take third. Sullivan, younger brother of Sean Sullivan, who is currently in Europe racing, was also a model of consistency, scoring four podium finishes.
The LCCC Tour included five different categories as well as the prestigious GC and winners included Jamieson (Cat. 1); Todd Parnell (Cat. 2); Jason Andersch (Cat. 3); Trent Hadley (Cat. 4) and Scott Oakey (Cat. 5).
A separate junior tour was also held with winners being Matt Goss (Under 17); Will Robinson (U15) and Edward Robinson (U13).
Stage 1: Cressy 53 kms 1 Karl Menzies 2 Mark Jamieson 3 Ryan Sullivan 4 Todd Parnell 5 Kharne Hammersley Stage 2: Cressy 473kms 1 Mark Jamieson 2 Sid Taberlay 3 Bernard Sulzberger 4 Ryan Sullivan 5 Kharne Hammersley Stage 3: Riverside to Beauty Point 60kms 1 Matt Conn 2 Mark Matthews 3 Daniel Cutting 4 Jason Andersch 5 Mark Bowden Stage 4: Beauty Point to Legana 54 kms 1 Sid Taberlay 2 Ryan Sullivan 3 Karl Menzies 4 Mark Jamieson 5 Todd Parnell Stage 5: Youngtown 48 kms 1 Mark Jamieson 2 Mark Matthews 3 Laurie Venn 4 Karl Menzies 5 Bernard Sulzberger Stage 6: Youngtown 26kms 1 Sid Taberlay 2 Mark Jamieson 3 Ryan Sullivan 4 Karl Menzies 5 Bernard Sulzberger General Classification 1 Mark Jamieson 2 Sid Taberlay 3 Ryan Sullivan 4 Karl Menzies 5 Mark Matthews 6 Matt Conn 7 Bernard Sulzberger 8 Daniel Cutting 9 Laurie Venn 10 Dale Woolston 11 Todd Parnell 12 Jason Andersch 13 Jon Lewarn 14 Kharne Hammersley 15 Steve Aitken 16 Mark Bowden 17 Abram Manion 18 David Dennis King of the Mountain 1 Sid Taberlay 2 Ryan Sullivan 3 Bernard Sulzberger 4 Mark Jamieson 5 Karl Menzies 6 Dale Woolston 7 Steve Aitken 8 Mark Matthews 9 Daniel Cutting Sprint Ace 1 Mark Matthews 2 Mark Jamieson 3 Ryan Sullivan 4 Karl Menzies 5 Bernard Sulzberger 6 Dale Woolston 7 Jon Lewarn 8 Matt Conn 9 Sid Taberlay 10 Daniel Cutting 11 Abram Manion 12 Todd Parnell 13 Jason Andersch 14 David Dennis Category 1 1 Mark Jamieson 2 Sid Taberlay 3 Ryan Sullivan 4 Karl Menzies 5 Matt Conn 6 Bernard Sulzberger 7 Daniel Cutting 8 Dale Woolston 9 Jon Lewarn 10 Steve Aitken Category 2 1 Todd Parnell 2 Josh Simpson 3 Kharne Hammersley 4 Mark Bowden 5 Laurie Venn 6 Michael Johnson 7 Trevor Innes 8 Abram Manion 9 Matt Sydes 10 David Oliver Category 3 1 Jason Andersch 2 Mark Matthews 3 Chris Ringk 4 Peter Smith 5 David Klyne 6 Adam Hartley 7 Jason Bellchambers 8 Nick Clark 9 Andrew Hanigan 10 Dwayne Smith 11 David Dennis Category 4 1 Trent Hadley 2 Jason Jones 3 Emily Williams 4 5 Josh Wilson 6 Louise Yaxley Category 5 1 Scott Oakey 2 Nathan Hingston 3 Angus Martin 4 Nick Blackberry 5 Stephanie Williams 6 Nigel Hume Junior 1 Under 17 1 Matt Goss 2 Wes Sulzberger 3 John Rayner 4 Michael Smith 5 Cameron Flint 6 Jarrod Harman 7 Tim Walker 8 Josh Murfett 9 Natasha Mapley 10 Matthew Bonham 11 Kim Hogarth 12 Nathan Jones Junior 2 Under 15 1 Will Robinson 2 Grace Sulzberger 3 Alex Holden 4 Ben Laskey 5 Aaron Jones 6 Tom Robinson 7 Carrie Price 8 Tiffany Manion 9 Daniel Jamieson Junior 3 Under 13 1 Edward Robinson 2 Ben Grenda 3 Brendan Sutton 4 Andrew Dolan 5 Stephen Heppel 6 Melissa Barnes