Despite a stage win elluding him so far in this years Tour of Murray River Anthony Giacoppo has not finished any worse than 5th in a stage so far. It’s this incredible consistency that sees him sitting second overall just 7 seconds down on Drapac’s Tom Palmer with three stages to go.
The 140km stage from Kerang to Cohuna was largely controlled by the Drapac squad of race leader Palmer. A bold attack by Darcey Ellerm-Norton (Down Under) and Nick Aitken (Seight) saw them gain a significant advantage as the field were happy to see them go. The gap topped out at 3 min before starting to fall and after 70km and just 10km to go their time in the sunshine was finished as the big teams powered up trying to give their sprinters the best position for the sprint.
In the end it was young Jessie Kerrison (Budget) taking the win over Davidson (Drapac) and AJ in third.
AJ sits scond overall with Joe in 4th and Jack Haig in 7th. The team sits equal first on teams classification with Drapac.
Stage 4 Result
|1.||13||Jesse KERRISON (BFL)||3h05:33||11|
|2.||35||Luke DAVISON (DPC)||+0||5|
|3.||2||Anthony GIACOPPO (HGP)||+0||5|
|4.||41||Shannon JOHNSON (CHM)||+0||1|
|5.||141||Keegan AITCHISON (SLB)||+0|
|6.||161||Stuart SHAW (SZB)||+0|
|7.||72||Luke PARKER (VIS)||+0|
|8.||36||Thomas PALMER (DPC)||+0||3|
|9.||104||William LIVESAY (SBM)||+0|
|10.||81||Scott LAW (GPM)||+0|