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RoadRaven
01-14-2007, 02:59 PM
Dean and Shanks win Elite Road Champs


Spanish based kiwi Julian Dean won the National mens road race in Upper Hutt to take his first national road title on his first attempt. The lead changed often in the strong elite field of 40 riders with Jeremy Vennell and Under 23 rider Matt Sillars taking an early lead in the mens race. Midway through the 156km circuit however, the favourites started to shine with various groups breaking away and regrouping on the challenging circuit, until a clear group of Julian Dean, Tim Gudsell, Pete Latham, Heath Blackgrove and Gordon McCauley broke away. Time trial champion Glen Chadwick, riding for the Ramblers Club in Hastings but wearing his Navigators American pro team kit was always threatening, finishing in fifth.

In the women's race the lead also changed often, with Dale Tye attacking early only to crash leaving a group of eleven riders who went on to dominate, including eventual winner Alison Shanks, but also Rosara Joseph, Catherine Cheatley, Jo Kiesanowski, Sarah Ulmer and Meshi Holt. Shanks broke away during the final 14km lap to claim a 38 second victory while a sprint finish between the remaining lead bunch decided the minor placings, with Te Awamutu riders Holt and Ulmer coming in second and third.

The Under 23 race was won by Matt Haydock, capping off a great championships for the Counties rider who also won the time trial on Thursday.

The races were held in perfect conditions. Mist was evident in the early part of the day at the top of the steep Blue Mountains but burnt off as the morning went on to produce hot, still conditions, perfect for road racing.



Results

Elite Women
1. Alison Shanks (Otago)
2. Meshi Holt (Te Awamutu)
3. Sarah Ulmer (Te Awamutu)


Under 23 Men
1. Matt Haydock (Counties Manukau)
2. Oliver Pearce (Pegasus)
3. Edwin Crossling (Masterton)

Elite Men
1. Julian Dean (Rotorua/Credit Agricole)
2. Heath Blackgrove (Timaru)
3. Gordon McCauley (Counties Manukau)

RoadRaven
01-14-2007, 03:01 PM
Elite women

1. Alison SHANKS 2.59.01
2. Melissa HOLT @ 0.33
3. Sarah ULMER 0.33
4. Catherine CHEATLEY 0.33
5. Carissa WILKES 0.33
6. Rushlee BUCHANAN 0.33
7. Annelies BASTEN 0.33
8. Joanne KIESANOWSKI 0.33
9. Toni BRADSHAW 0.33
10. Serena SHERIDAN 0.33
11. Gina WAIBL 0.33
12. Michelle HYLAND 0.33
13. Rosara JOSEPH 0.33
14. Marina DUVNJAK 0.55
15. Amy MOSEN 0.55
16. Kerri-Anne TORCKLER 3.26
17. Jeanne KUHAJEK 4.07
18. Sarah MURDOCH 4.16
19. Evette HILL-WILLIS 4.52
20. Josie GIDDENS 5.04
21. Lauren WEBB 5.04
22. Nimesha SMITH 5.04
23. Gabiel BAHLER 5.04
24. Genevieve WHITSON 5.04
25. Tara ALLERTON 5.04
26. Donna SIBLEY 15.47
27. Sharyon JOHNS 15.47
28. Dorrette PRINSLOW 16.10
Dale TYE DNF
Brie GUDSELL DNF
Nicola COX DNF
Maria CLEARY DNF
Karen FULTON DNF
Mirjam BESAMUSCA DNF
Amy-Kelly HORSFALL DNS



Elite and Under 23 men

1. Julian DEAN 3.49.23
2. Heath BLACKGROVE @ st
3. Gordon McCAULEY 0.16
4. Tim GUDSELL 0.30
5. Glen CHADWICK 0.57
6. Matthew HAYDOCK U23 4.33
7. Oliver PEARCE U23 4.33
8. Edwin CROSSLING U23 4.33
9. Joseph CHAPMAN 4.33
10. Logan HUTCHINGS 4.33
11. Justin KERR 4.33
12. Peter LATHAM 4.33
13. Karl MOORE 4.33
14. Scott LYTTLE 4.33
15. Michael TORCKLER U23 6.04
16. Scott WILDER 9.33
17. Brett TIVERS 9.33
18. Richard SPEER 10.03
19. Ashley WHITEHEAD 10.03
20. David ROWLANDS 10.03
21. Daniel BARRY U23 10.03
22. Edwin BARRETT U23 10.08
23. Jeremy VENNELL 10.20
24. Steve STANNARD 10.20
25. Ryan WILLS U23 10.42
26. Joshua ENGLAND U23 13.18
27. Christopher MACIC U23 14.50
28. Matthew GORTER U23 14.51
29. Alistair CROSSLING 14.53
30. Mark LANGLANDS U23 22.03
31. Geoff GATES U23 22.03
32. Le POSTON U23 22.03
33. Michael NORTHEY U23 22.03
34. Matthew SILLARS U23 22.02
35. Shane O'NEILL U23 23.07
36. Brian BIGGS 23.41
37. Darren GORDON 26.24
Samuel EADIE DNF
Will ALEXANDER DNF
Brad CARTER U23 DNF
Clinton AVERY U23 DNF
Sam KING-TURNER DNF
Peter RENNIE U23 DNF
Robert BROCK U23 DNF
Rico ROGERS U23 DNF
Jason ALLEN DNF
Justin RALPH DNF
Donald OAKLY DNF
Sam HORN DNF
Jonathan GEE DNF
Logan HUNN U23 DNF
Sam HORGAN U23 DNF
Ross STEWART U23 DNF
Simon BROWN DNF
Joshua BRANNIGAN U23 DNF
Daniel WALUSZEWSKI U23 DNF
Samuel JENNINGS U23 DNF
Christopher SANSON U23 DNF
Matthew BELL DNF
Eliot CROWTHER U23 DNF
Joseph COOPER U23 DNF
Blair COOPER U23 DNF
Aaron STRONG DNF
Andrew MacFARLANE DNF
Brady GIBBONS DNF
Stephen ELDEN DNF
Dean FULTON DNF
Hayden GODFREY DNF
Aaron WHEELER DNF