Horgan Hangs Tough With One Day To Go#TOGSC

Another day another crit at The Tour Of The Great South Coast but Huon Salmon Genesys Pro Cycling would have to battle without three stage winner Anthony Giacoppo who was forced to retire due to tonsilitis. The race started with fitting tribute to teammate Aaron Donnelly’s dad who tragically died on Friday. Aaron was scheduled to ride the Tour of Borneo but flew home immediately to be with his family. The whole team pass on their sincere condolences to Aaron and his family.

The 40km stage was run at a frantic pace with a break putting the peleton under pressure before Cam Bayly escaped and went on to record a great solo victory.

Stage 7 Result

rank no. rider (team) time/gap bonus
1. 21 Cameron BAYLY (STR) 57:48 19
2. 65 Daniel FITTER (RKG) +11 20
3. 54 Shannon JOHNSON (CHM) +32 8
4. 121 Ben GRENDA (PGN) +32 5
5. 25 Angus TOBIN (STR) +32 3
6. 35 Russell GILL (ERD) +35 3
7. 101 Scott LAW (GPM) +42
8. 41 Bernard SULZBERGER (DPC) +42 11
9. 32 Alex EDMONDSON (ERD) +42
10. 43 Darren LAPTHORNE (DPC) +42

Stage eight’s 104km stage from Karoit to Petersbrough was expected to give GC a bit of a shake up but Horgan proved once again that he was upto the task despite coming under fire towards the end of the stage. Stage six victor Luke Fetch took his second win for the tour ahead of Brenton who claimed the bunch sprint with Jack Beckinsale and Jack Haig also in the top ten.

Stage 8 Result

rank no. rider (team) time/gap bonus
1. 137 Luke FETCH (SBM) 2h09:49 10
2. 3 Brenton JONES (HGP) +1 8
3. 32 Alex EDMONDSON (ERD) +1 12
4. 4 Jack BECKINSALE (HGP) +1 4
5. 33 George TANSLEY (ERD) +1 2
6. 16 Shaun MCCARTHY (BFL) +1 4
7. 1 Jack HAIG (HGP) +1 1
8. 74 Tyler SPURRELL (AWS) +1
9. 11 Samuel HORGAN (BFL) +1
10. 121 Ben GRENDA (PGN) +1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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