2010 Live Text Commentary

SBS Bank Tour of Southland Night 5 Live Text Commentary

Date: Thursday 2nd Nov 2017 | Start at 1:30 pm | Finish 4:00 pm (approx)
Tuatapere - Orepuki - Colac Bay - Riverton - Thornbury Isla Bank - Drummond - Winton

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Winton Hotel & Pub Charity

16:11

Thanks for following the race today. We will see you back here tomorrow for Stage 6 up to the Crown Range.

16:06

STR Share the Road continue to lead the Wensley's Cycles Team Classification

16:04

Another large bunch of riders just finished.

16:03

Jersey wearers for stage six:

Roman van Uden from Pure Black racing retains the Harcourts Sprint Ace jersey

Joseph Cooper from Subway Avanti takes the HydrauLink/Jesco King of the Mountain jersey back

Daniel Barry of Benchmark Homes retains the PSIS Under 23 Leaders jersey

Jeremy Yates from Share the Road retains the PowerNet Yellow Leaders Jersey

 

15:55

Jersey presentations very shortly

15:55

Confirmation that

30 Clinton Avery (APH)  was second

1 Hayden Roulston (CSB)  was third

9 Jack Bauer (STR) was fourth

15:50

Have a bunch of about 40 finishing now.

15:49

May have been 1 Hayden Roulston (CSB) in third, but I will confirm this as soon as I can.

15:47

It was a bunch sprint of at least 30 riders. But we still have a few groups of riders to come through to the finish.

15:46

Final results will be confirmed as soon as possible

15:46

3rd could have gone to a CSB Calder Stewart Bike NZ National rider

15:46

2nd looks like it went to 30 Clinton Avery (APH)

15:45

1st to 14 Mike Northey (PBR)

15:45

Massive bunch sprint

15:44

finish is slightly uphikll

15:44

peloton 20 meters behind them

15:44

The lead four riders are coming up to finish

15:43

Lead vehicles coming into sight now..

15:43

Not sure that that quartet would be able to maintain their lead, especially with 12 Jason Allen (STR) not contributing

15:42

We are waiting for them at the finish line

15:39

Time gap down to 18 seconds

15:38

12 Jason Allen (STR) isn't doing any work in the break

15:38

Leaders have 5km to go

15:38

22 second gap

15:37

Looks as if the front four are still well clear of the peloton.

15:35

We are predicting another bunch finish...

15:34

Just confirming the lead is:

12 Jason Allen (STR)

5 Brett Tivers (CSB)

13 Glen Chadwick (PBR)

52 Karl Moore (SVS)

 

15:31

10km to go...

15:30

32 seconds...

15:28

26 seconds..

15:27

Lead has gone out to 40 seconds. We have done 88km.

15:26

Gap holding at 35 seconds.

15:23

Those leaders are

5 Brett Tivers (CSB)

12 Jason Allen (STR)

13 Glen Chadwick (PBR)

52 Karl Moore (SVS)

15:22

The leaders have a 30 second lead

 

15:18

20km to go...

15:18

Just passed the photographers taking a nature break on the side of the road.

15:16

26 second lead now.

15:14

We are approaching the 78.7 Km Drummond A Piaries (Drummond School) Sprint  

15:14

They have a 15 second lead.

15:12

12 Jason Allen (STR) 13 Glen Chadwick (PBR) 5 Brett Tivers (CSB) 52 Karl Moore (SVS) are out the front with a 200m lead. We have raced 77km.

15:09

Three riders off the front by a hundred meters:

12 Jason Allen (STR)

22 Alex Ray (OVM)

52 Karl Moore (SVS)

 

15:06

17 Taylor Gunman (PBR)has been caught.

15:03

Coming up to 70.7 Km Winton Pharmacy (Isla Bank School) Sprint  

15:02

17 Taylor Gunman (PBR) has 10 second lead.

15:00

17 Taylor Gunman (PBR) is clear of the peloton by 400 meters

14:59

The field has splint into at least three groups. We look to have about half the field at the front of the race.

14:54

1 Hayden Roulston (CSB) on the front now. 61 Josh Atkins (BMH) is there with him I think. The whole field has splintered.

14:53

It looks like the lead three riders have been caught.

14:50

The results for all of these sprints:

47.8 Km Aparima Tavern Sprint 

48.2 Km Riverton Supervalue Sprint (Bonus) 

49.2 Km Riverton Pharmacy Sprint  

58.5 Km Thornbury Tavern Sprint  

58.7 Km Thornbury Enterprises Sprint  

Are: (the same for all the sprints)

1 16 Roman van Uden (PBR)

2 51 Will Dickeson (SVS)

3 55 Joe Cooper (SAP)

14:46

The gap is down to 54 seconds now.

14:44

1.14 gap at 57km.

14:43

2 Greg Henderson (CSB) has won this stage a couple of times before. Can he make today a double?

14:38

The gap between the leaders is 48 seconds. The leaders are 16 Roman van Uden (PBR) 51 Will Dickeson (SVS) 55 Joe Cooper (SAP)

 

8 Jeremy Yates (STR), the yellow jersey, just had a wheel change so is in the convoy at the moment and will be making his way back into the peloton.

14:37

Leaders just passing Riverton Race Course now. Apparently there is only one race meet held here a year.

14:33

The leader's gap is holding at 23 seconds.

14:31

And a school in Riverton shouting "Go Jack!"

14:31

Just passed a very keen McCauley fan in Riverton.

14:29

43.6 Km Bay Road Service Centre (Longwood) Hill Climb results:

1 55 Joe Cooper (SAP)

2 51 Will Dickeson (SVS)

3 16 Roman van Uden (PBR)

14:27

Leaders have 20 seconds.

14:27

The peloton looks to have split into three coming over that climb. We are coming into Riverton now.

14:26

STR Share the Road is definitely prominent in the chase today. They will know how to win this stage as 7 Gordon McCauley (STR) has won it three times before and 12 Jason Allen (STR) has won it once.

14:24

Peloton has caught the three riders in the middle.

14:23

We are heading up the 43.6 Km Bay Road Service Centre (Longwood) Hill Climb which no doubt Cooper will be looking to take the KOM points.

24 seconds from leaders to chasing three, 32 from leaders to peloton.

14:22

5 Brett Tivers (CSB)

30 Clinton Avery (APH)

49 Alex Meenhorst (SVS)

Are attempting to bridge up to the lead three.

14:21

Lead is being brought back, only 27 seconds at the moment.

14:20

Roman will be hunting down the sprint points after 30 Clinton Avery (APH) collected a fair few of the points this morning.

14:19

Results of the 36.8 Km Colac Bay Tavern And Camping Ground Sprint  

1 16 Roman van Uden (PBR)

2 55 Joe Cooper (SAP)

3 51 Will Dickeson (SVS)

14:18

Time gap is at 44 seconds.

14:13

The three leaders have a one minute lead at 36kms.

14:13

Previous winners of this stage from Tuatapere to Winton

2002 2:18.00 Jason Allen 

2003 1:57.58 Gordon McCauley

2004 2:10.01 Gordon McCauley

2005 2:05.04 Greg Henderson

2006 1:59.33 Greg Henderson

2007 2:00.22 Jeremy Vennell

2008 1:18.44 Hayden Roulston (stage started from Colac Bay, not Tuatapere)

2009 2:11.08 Gordon McCauley

(Comment by Tony)

14:12

We are approaching Colac Bay now.

14:11

Gap is at 45 seconds now.

14:10

The gap between the leaders and the peloton is growing.

14:08

Riders 85 Tom Libby (SIT) and 97 Lee Evans (MXC) have DNFed.

14:07

Confirming that the three leaders are:

16 Roman van Uden (PBR)

51 Will Dickeson (SVS)

55 Joe Cooper (SAP)

14:05

30.3km done. Leaders have a 20 second lead over chasing group of about eight riders.

14:05

The peloton is all strung out over these rolling hills.

14:02

51 Will Dickeson (SVS) is an Australian riding in his 3rd PowerNet Tour of Southland. He rode for Gen-i/Savings & Loans in 2007 and for then Kia Motors in 2008.

I know that his folks  follow the live text commentary .. good afternoon to the Dickeson family across the ditch.

(Comment by Tony)

14:02

The leaders have a 25 second lead at 28km.

14:02

Julian Dean won this stage into Winton in 97. Look where he is 13 years later..

13:59

I may have told lies - Atkins and Palma have not joined the break.

13:58

35 Pedro Palma (PMK) 61 Josh Atkins (BMH) have joined the break at the front. There is another rider up there in the break but we do not have their number as of yet.

13:56

looks to be a third rider coming across to the lead two, and another two behind them.

13:55

The lead two, 16 Roman van Uden (PBR)  and 51 Will Dickeson (SVS) have a 20 second lead. We have done 23km already - they are flying!

13:55

Hello to Brian McCauley who is using this to follow Gordy! No worries, mate. Gordy was looking good before - on the front as usual. No doubt this will be a big stage for Share the Road.

13:53

Rider 16 Roman van Uden (PBR) has joined 51 Will Dickeson (SVS) at the front.

13:52

We may have a few internet issues early on in this stage. Please stick with me. I will continue to update it and as soon as I am back in coverage it will automatically load them in the right order.

13:49

Rider 51 Will Dickeson (SVS) has gone clear off the front.

13:48

There is a siginificant number of riders who are off the pace already.

13:48

No internet, no cell phone coverage right now. We really are at the end of the earth! And what a pretty place it is.

13:46

Wow you should see the lean some of these trees are on!!

13:45

Just been over a small climb and already some of the riders are drifting back through the convoy.

13:43

Some pretty stunning scenery down here!

13:40

We can see the sea - right at the bottom of country right now!!

13:38

 101.7km this afternoon. With this morning's stage it makes for a long day on the bike.

13:37

The peloton is split at the moment. Could be the work of the People's Champ 7 Gordon McCauley (STR) driving the front.

13:36

It's going to get windy this stage as we head towards the coast.

13:34

STR Share the Road and SAP Subway Avanti sitting on the front of the peloton.

13:32

The boys are doing 60km/h rolling out of Tuatapere. They have a good tail wind helping them out.

13:31

We're moving now.

13:27

Good afternoon. Sarah from BikeNZ here again to take you to Winton. Riders starting in two minutes.

12:24

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11:46

Jerseys

8 Jeremy Yates (STR)  will be wearing the yellow  PowerNet Tour Leader's jersey.

16 Roman van Uden (PBR)  will be in the green Harcourts Sprint Ace jersey.

50 George Bennett (SVS) will be in the Hydraulink/Jesco King of the Mountains polka dot jersey.

62 Daniel Barry (BMH) is the PSIS Under 23 leader in the pink jersey.

STR Share the Road are still leading the Wensley`s Cycles Team Classification

11:43

Sprints and Climbs on this stage:

19.4 Km Orepuki Tavern Sprint 

36.8 Km Colac Bay Tavern And Camping Ground Sprint  

43.6 Km Bay Road Service Centre (Longwood) Hill Climb 

47.8 Km Aparima Tavern Sprint 

48.2 Km Riverton Supervalue Sprint (Bonus) 

49.2 Km Riverton Pharmacy Sprint  

58.5 Km Thornbury Tavern Sprint  

58.7 Km Thornbury Enterprises Sprint  

70.7 Km Winton Pharmacy (Isla Bank School) Sprint  

78.7 Km Drummond A Piaries (Drummond School) Sprint  

91.7 Km Steve Geary Engineering Sprint  

101.7 Km Winton Hotel And Pub Charity Stage Finish 

11:42

Welcome to the live text commentary for stage 5 of the 2010 PowerNet Tour of Southland. This 101.70 km stage is sponsored by Winton Hotel & Pub Charity and starts in Tuatapere 13:30 (1:30PM).

The live text commentary for this stage is being provided by Sarah van Boheemen (Bike NZ).

The route for this stage is Tuatapere - Orepuki - Colac Bay - Riverton - Thornbury – Isla Bank - Drummond - Winton.

Gordon McCauley won this stage last year with a time of 2:11:08, holding off Tom Finlay and Jack Bauer. 


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