2014 Tour of Tasmania: Startlist

The iconic Subaru National Road Series event the Tour of Tasmania begins tomorrow in Hobart, with the Series lead on the line as over 119 riders confront six epic stages through picturesque scenery. As the third last race on the domestic calendar, and with only two single day classics remaining, results at the Tour of Tasmania could be crucial in determining the overall Subaru NRS rankings winner. Current leader Joseph Cooper (Avanti Racing) will be hoping to build on his stage win at the Tour last year and consolidate his position, while a general classification victory for Timothy Roe (Team Budget Forklifts) could catapult him into the lead. Australia?s only Professional Continental Team, Drapac Pro Cycling, will be eyeing revenge after missing out on yellow last year, when Avanti?s Jack Haig pipped Robbie Hucker to the jersey. Having comfortably secured the team general classification win in the 2013 edition, and fresh from an exciting year of racing across Asia and America, Drapac?s experienced roster could give them an edge in challenging Tasmanian conditions. The Tour begins in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, with an individual time trial from the Waterworks Reserve up the steep and winding road to the top of Mt Wellington. The event then enters the Tasmanian wilderness, with a 120km road race from the edges of Lake Pedder to New Norfolk featuring several challenging climbs. From there the riders will receive no respite, with another tough stage the following day from Launceston to Grindewald. Stages five and six will see the riders head north, as road races from Ulverstone to Penguin and around Burnie test the peloton through luscious Tasmanian scenery, before the Tour finishes with a fast-paced criterium around the streets of Devonport. Whoever holds the yellow jersey after six trying stages will join the likes of Richie Porte (Team Sky) and Cadel Evans (BMC) on the honour roll, in what is set to be a week of exhilarating racing.

?Avanti Racing Team (ART)?
?Sports Director: Andrew Christie-JOHNSTON
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1Joseph CooperNZL
2Mitchell Lovelock-FayACT
3Mark O’BRIENVIC
4Ben DyballNSW
5Chris HamiltonVIC *
6Matthew ClarkVIC
7Taylor GunmanNZL
8Mark TUPALSKIACT
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?Team Budget Forklifts (BFL)?
?Sports Director: Cameron WATT?
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11Timothy ROESA
12Brodie TalbotNSW
13Alex WohlerQLD
14Marc WilliamsACT
15Joshua PreteQLD
16Michael CupittQLD
17Michael VinkNZL
18Kristian JuelQLD
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?CharterMason Giant Racing (CHM)?
?Sports Director: Andrew COOPER?
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21Raphael FREINSTEINGER
22Keagan GirdlestoneVIC *
23Jacob RestallQLD *
24Joshua TaylorNSW
25Morgan SmithNZL
26Sam CromeVIC
27Nicholas KatsonisVIC *
28Jake MageeVIC
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?health.com.au-search2retain Cycling Team (STR)
?Sports Director: Peter SHANDON?
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31Patrick BevinNZL
32Cameron BaylySA
33Alistair DonohoeVIC *
34Brendan CantyVIC
35Eric SheppardVIC
36Stuart ShawACT
37Sam DOBBSNZL *
38James HepburnQLD
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?Satalyst Giant Racing Team (SGR)?
?Sports Director: Andrew JACKSON?
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41Theodore YatesWA *
42Alexander SmythVIC
43Mitchell CooperVIC
44Mathew MARSHALLQLD
45Jackson MawbyWA *
46Jonathan BOLTONWA
47Ben O’CONNORWA *
48Michael FitzgeraldWA
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?African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team (AWS)
?Sports Director: Joel Pearson?
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51Darcy WoolleyVIC
52Jeremy CameronVIC
53Tyler SpurrellVIC
54James MOWATTVIC
55Nathan ElliottVIC
56Michael CrosbieVIC
57Patrick LaneVIC
58James RendallVIC
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?Drapac Professional Cycling (DPC)?
?Sports Director: Hendricus VOGELS?
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61Wesley SULZBERGERTAS
62William CLARKETAS
63Travis MeyerWA
64Lachlan NorrisVIC
65Jai CrawfordTAS
66Bernard SulzbergerTAS
67Darren LapthorneVIC
68Jordan KerbyQLD
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?Jayco/John West/VIS (VIS)?
?Sports Director: Stuart SANDERS?
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71Ryan CavanaghQLD *
72Freddy OvettVIC *
73Angus LyonsVIC *
74Mathew ROSSVIC *
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?Team Scody Downunder (TSD)?
?Sports Director: Garry ELLIOTT?
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91Nick MillerNZL
92Ben ComfortACT *
93Mitchell MULHERNQLD
94James CummingsVIC
95Todd BuschkuehlVIC *
96Samuel VOLKERSQLD
97Leslie MASTERSQLD
98Brad DaviesSA
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?Swiss Wellness Cycling Team (SWC)?
?Sports Director: Michael SLATER?
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101Chris HarperSA *
102Jack HoganSA *
103Wilbur DERHAMVIC
104Ben WORTELBOERNZL *
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?SUVelo Racing (SUV)?
?Sports Director: Brad Hannaford?
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111Tamas ALLENBYNSW
112Alex NazarewiczNSW
113Samuel BURSTONNSW
114Aden REYNOLDSNSW
115Tristan CardewNSW
116Rob WEBBNSW
117Tom PettyNSW
118Lucas LAXALENSW
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?St. George Merida (SKO)?
?Sports Director: Brett DUTTON?
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121Jay DuttonNSW
122Jordan DaviesNSW
123Harrison WILESNSW *
124Samuel NelsonNSW
125Jack McCullochNSW *
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?SASI Cycling Team (SAS)?
?Sports Director: Brett Aitken?
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131Alexander EDMONDSONSA
132Tom KaeslerSA *
133Miles ScotsonSA *
134Harry CarpenterSA
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?Cellarbrations Racing Team (CRT)?
?Sports Director: Russell Menzies?
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141Josh BerryNSW
142Scott BRADBURNNSW
143Dylan SunderlandNSW *
144Aaron WATTSNSW
145Matthew SLEEQLD
146Andreas NIELSONDEN *
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?Team Polygon Australia (PGN)?
?Sports Director: Tony HALFHIDE?
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151Oliver MartinTAS *
152Jason RiggWA
153Dylan NewberyQLD *
154Isaac PROBERTTAS *
155Michael SMITHTAS
156Harrison MUSGRAVETAS *
157Scott BOWDENTAS *
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?Subaru Albion NRS Development Team (SLB)
?Sports Director: Francisco CONCEICAO?
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161Adam BULLNZL *
162Joshua ALDRIDGENZL
163Daniel MOLYNEUXNZL
164Paul EDELSTEINNSW *
165Darcy ELLERM-NORTONNZL
166Saxon IrvineNSW
167Hamish SCHREURSNZL *
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?Peloton Sports/Turramurra Cyclery Racing (PST)
?Sports Director: Raynold SMITH?
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171Cameron PETERSONNSW
172Kane MacriNSW
173Michael JaegerNSW
174Mark RowlingNSW
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?Premax (PMX)?
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181Ayden TooveyNSW *
182Dylan Pierre-HumbertWA
183Kyle ThompsonVIC *
184Fergus SullyVIC
185Guy KalmaWA *
186Jacob LANGHAMTAS *
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?119 Starters.?
?* denotes young rider classification.?

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