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DAILY TOUR OF SOUTHLAND PODCAST - Friday, November 2, 2012

The latest from Day 6 of the 2012 PowerNet Tour. Guests include Jeremy Vennell, Daniel Barry, Mike Northey, Sam Witmitz, Taylor Gunman, Joe Chapman, Geert-Jan Jonkman and commentator Julian Ineson.

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Stage 8: Saturday 3 November

Stage 7: Saturday 3 November

Stage 6: Friday 2 November

Stage 5: Thursday 1 November

Stage 4: Wednesday 31 October

Stage 3: Wednesday 31 October

Stage 2: Tuesday 30 October

Stage 1: Monday 29 October

Prologue: Sunday 28 October


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The lastest news coverage from near and far on the 2012 Tour of Southland;

Monday 5 November

Southern comfort for Mike Northey at last

Sunday 4 November

Mullet raises funds for Child Cancer

Praise for this year's Tour of Southland

Northey's touch-and-go tour triumph

Team-mates influential on final stage

Tour finish hailed as one of the best

Saturday 3 November

Locals conspire to keep tour at home

Northey wins tour after late shake-up

Eighth time lucky for Northey

Northey wins Tour of Southland

Odlin shares his last Tour day

Kiwi Northey wins PowerNet Tour

Change of fortune for Calder Stewart

Vink takes TT as Jones extends lead

Carter Jones extends Tour lead

Vink wins time trial

Tour leader has target on his back

Friday 2 November

Roulston says tour isn't won yet

Odlin plans to do justice to national jersey

Sprint finish for stage six

Jones holds slim lead in tour

Tour of Southland Day Five Diary

Barry rolls Roulston in photo finish

Stage six race quotes

Roulston gives 150%

Barry takes sixth stage

Aussie sprinter the talk of the tour

Tour of good fortune for Hambrook brothers

Jones doing his family proud

Severe gales forecast for penultimate day

Thursday 1 November

Jones takes over yellow jersey

Tour of Southland Day Four Diary

Roulston's tour hopes dashed

Jones climbs into tour lead

New leader in PowerNet Tour

Kennett's Tour Updates

End of tour era for Subway

All ship-shape and cycle fashion

Ex-manager swaps side of fence for first tour

God of wind blows little good

Tough day pivotal for top riders in tour

Longest day awaits

Wednesday 31 October

Windy weather strikes tour

Avery powers to victory

Mike Northey retains tour lead

Avery claims afternoon stage in Te Anau

Tour of Southland Day Three Diary

Avery makes amends in Te Anau

Bevin claims his second stage

Tivers on tour - just not on bike

Bevin gets his second while Northey retains lead

Dedicated tour fan stays behind the scenes

Formidable combination reunites for tour

Kennett's Tour Updates

Brutal hill sorts out tour riders

Tuesday 30 October

Surprise leader in Tour of Southland

Northey climbs in to yellow

Bevin loses lead after crash

Luck helps Witmitz into sprint lead

Northey takes yellow up Bluff

Tour of Southland: Day Two Diary

Northey conquers Bluff, rewarded with yellow

Kung expecting breezy tour battle

Rush on road for test of stamina

Tour control role too good to turn down

Monday 29 October

Bevin keen to go one better on tour

Bevin sprints to Southland lead

Sprint finish for yellow jersey

Bevin in yellow

Bevin nudges ahead in Southland

Polygon down to four after injury

Tour of Southland Day One Diary

Judge still enjoys helping out - 30 years on

Good start to the Tour crucial says Godfrey

Sunday 28 October

Blackgrove happy to start in yellow

Blackgrove leads Southland tour

PowerNet shine on first day of Tour

Blackgrove takes tour lead


Torkler pleased to be starting tour

Scully seeks Tour tonic after letdown

Former winner back for 11th tour

Fowler still pretty nifty at fifty

Bevin ready to take on tour

Simpson hopes string of injuries over

Tassie-hardened Polygon primed for Southland

Former champ returns to PowerNet Tour

Roulston to ride in tour

American cyclist out of Tour of Southland

Bevin ready to take on Southland

Roulston relaxed ahead of Southland challenge

Pure Black Racing announce team for Tour

Cyclists visit schools

Mullet to benfit charity

Shane Archbold Fundraising page

Williamson: The last big one

Kennett wins final Tour hit-out

PowerNet Tour stories abound

Chapman shows class to win cup

Tour has Karwowski's full attention

Cycling Central Podcast: Brian Fowler's tour return

Pro racing in Europe for Tour duo

Landis returns for third tour

Bevin proud to lead US team Bissell

Subway names team for final southern tour

New look team set for Southland tour

Tour reign over as Atkins hits road for Europe

Bevin powers to easy win ahead of Tour

Pure Black Racing building for success in 2013

PowerNet's last tour as major sponsor

Tour reign over: Atkins hits road for Europe

New look team set for Southland Tour


2011 TOUR TV

..|_ cueRelive the final stages of each 2011 PowerNet Tour of Southland stage courtesy of our television partner Cue TV.

Commentators John Cardwell, Jerard Stock and Jon Bridges brought us a blow-by-blow description of every stage finish, culminating in an historic victory for our youngest ever winner of the PowerNet Tour of Southland, Christchurch's Josh Atkins.

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..|_ Josh Atkins crosses the line with Shane Archbold and Myron Simpson5/11/2011 - Christchurch teenager Josh Atkins has etched his name in the history books as the youngest rider to be crowned the 2011 PowerNet Tour of Southland champion.

Atkins and his PowerNet team of young guns Tom Scully, Shane Archbold, Myron Simpson, Alex Frame and Cam Karwowski did a sublime job of controlling the Tour’s final stanza from Winton to Invercargill today, shutting down numerous attempts by nearest rival Pure Black Racing to wrestle the yellow jersey.

“I’m very stoked to pull it off for the team. They rode incredibly,” Atkins said.

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Read, watch and listen to media coverage of the 2011 PowerNet Tour via our huge media contingent this year.


Saturday, November 5th 2011

Friday, November 4th 2011

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Monday, October 31st 2011

Sunday, October 30th 2011

Sunday 6 November

NEWS: - PowerNet Tour hailed a success <click here>

NEWS: TVNZ - Tour of Southland - An A-Z <click here>

NEWS: Marlborough Express - Riding high after pivotal role <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Expect to hear more from lucky lad Atkins <click here>

NEWS: - Pure Black Racing end year at Southland Tour <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Young Pair's local knowledge paid off <click here>

Saturday 5 November

VIDEO: TVNZ - Atkins wins Tour <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Tour weathers all seasons <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Atkins shakes off shivers to win <click here>

NEWS: NZ Herald - Atkins wins Tour of Southland <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Santas add good cheer <click here>

NEWS: Radio Sport - Gudsell believes cancellation was pivotal <click here>

NEWS: - Atkins riders to Tour title <click here>

NEWS: NZ Herald - Stage win gives Gudsell chance <click here>

NEWS: TVNZ - Penultimate stage cancelled <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Atkins poised to become youngest winner <click here>

Friday 4 November

VIDEO: TV3 - Gudsell brings stage win for Pure Black <click here>

NEWS: TVNZ - Solo effort earns stage win for Gudsell <click here>

NEWS: Otago Daily Times - King of the Mountains title all but his <click here>

NEWS: Northern Advocate - Lovegrove enjoys time in Tour lead <click here>

Thursday 3 November

VIDEO: TV3 - Roulston's health more important than anything <click here>

VIDEO: TVNZ - Atkins in yellow after Roulston withdraws <click here>

Wednesday 2 November

VIDEO: TVNZ - Roulston has lead shaved <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Roulston remains dominant <click here>

NEWS: - Paddy Bevin in hunt for yellow <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - McCauley supreme in sprints <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Champion takes charge <click here>

Tuesday 1 November

NEWS: - Livestong's early finish leads Lewis to Southland <click here>

VIDEO: TVNZ - Roulston reclaims lead <click here>

VIDEO: TV3 - Roulston claims Tour of Southland yellow jersey <click here>

NEWS: - Watt a difference a break makes <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Wind whips tour into test of endurance <click here>

BLOG: - A better day one for Team Ascot Park Hotel <click here>

Monday 31 October

NEWS: NZ Herald - McCauley still making splash in favourite race <click here>

VIDEO: TV3 - Roulston in top form for Tour <click here>

VIDEO: TVNZ - Avery avenges 2010 Tour of Southland loss <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Non-stop attack on Tour <click here>


VIDEO: TV3 - Cycling coach to make a comeback <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Roulston at the top of his game <click here>

NEWS: - Behind the Scenes - Tony Corkill <click here>

NEWS: Ashburton Guardian - Hamish giving Southland tour a second shot <click here>

NEWS: - Latest NZ champion ready to lead road team <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - The Drive for five <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - A Stylish Squad <click here>

NEWS: - Paddy Bevin eyes up Southland <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Jeremy Yates' Tour of Southland Everest looms <click here>

NEWS: - 40 year old Tour virgin <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Xcelerator puts cyclists on the fast track <click here>

NEWS: - Gordon McCauley is ready for his 19th Tour of Southland <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Star leaving nothing to chance <click here>

NEWS: - NZ Champion adds power to Mico Protrain <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Yates heads up quality team for this year's Tour <click here>

NEWS: - Course changes announced for 2011 PowerNet Tour <click here>

NEWS: - 2010 Tour one of the best <click here>


Tour hailed a success - 7/11/2011

Tour Saturday Wrap - 5/11/2011

Tour continues for final stage - 5/11/2011

Cox recalls controversial incident - 4/11/2011

Tour Friday Wrap - 4/11/2011

Czech rider unfazed by arctic conditions - 4/11/2011

Tour Thursday Wrap - 3/11/2011

Fowler keen for another tour - 3/11/2011

PowerNet riding for Tess - 3/11/2011

Tour Wednesday Wrap - 2/11/2011

Broken bone not enough to deter rider - 1/11/2011

Tour Tuesday Wrap - 1/11/2011

PowerNet Tour still McCauley favourite - 31/10/2011

Tour Monday Wrap - 31/10/2011

Tour Sunday Wrap - 30/10/2011