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November 4/17 13:41 pm - James Piccoli wins Tour of Southland


Posted by Editoress on 11/4/17
 

Canada's James Piccoli became just the fourth foreign winner in 61 years of the SBS Bank Tour of Southland (New Zealand), safely negotiating today's final stage into Invercargill.

The Kia Motors-Ascot Park Hotel rider maintained his overall lead (obtained on stage five) of 35 seconds following a second place finish in this morning's 13km individual time trial in Winton, and then made it safely to the finish in Gala Street without incident this afternoon. Mike Greer Homes' Michael Vink finished second overall with Michael Torckler third.

Piccoli also won the KoM calssification and his team, Kia Motors - Ascot Park Hotel won the Team GC

Prologue (October 29th): TTT, 4.2 km
1 Powernet 4:45
2 Mike Greer Homes at 0:04
3 Blinz Direct 0:06
4 Placemakers 0:08
5 Team Skoda Racing s.t.
6 Aardvark Excavators Ltd 0:10
8 Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel s.t.
9 ITM 0:11
10 Creation Signs L & M Group Ricoh 0:13
 
Stage 1 (October 30th) :Invercargill to Lumsden, 170 km
1 Michael Torckler (Blindz Direct) 4:07:00
2 Roman Van Uden (Powernet)
3 James Piccoli (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel)
4 Cyrus Monk (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel)
5 Nick Kergozou (Placemakers) all s.t.
 
Stage 2 (October 31st) Riverton to Te Anau Lake, 150 km
1 Taylor Gunman (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel) 3:44:00
2 Kane Richards (ITM)
3 Nick Kergozou (Placemakers)
4 Alexander Ray (Wheelworks Handcrafted Wheels)
5 Joel Yates (Team Skoda Racing)
 
19 James Piccoli (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel) all s.t.
 
Stage 3 (November 1st) : Mossburn to Coronet Peak , 138km
1 Michael Torckler (Blindz Direct) 3:44:04
2 James Piccoli (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel) at 0:32
3 Michael Vink (Mike Greer Homes) 0:37
4 Raphael Freienstein (Aardvark Excavators Ltd) 1:36
5 Lionel Mawditt (Team Skoda Racing) 1:50
 
Stage 4 (November 2nd):Invercargill to Bluff Hill, 148 km
1 James Piccoli (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel) 3:25:40
2 Michael Torckler (Blindz Direct) at 0:08
3 Lionel Mawditt (Team Skoda Racing) 0:19
4 Michael Vink (Mike Greer Homes) 0:24
5 Raphael Freienstein (Aardvark Excavators Ltd) 0:28
 
Stage 5 (November 2nd): Invercargill to Gore, 151 km
1 Brad Evans (Powernet) 3:15:13
2 James Fouche (Creation Signs L&M Group Ricoh)
3 Logan Griffin (Tank Guy / Bikebox)
4 Michael Vink (Mike Greer Homes)
5 James Piccoli (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel) all s.t.
 
Stage 6 (November 3rd) Winton ITT, 13 km
1 Michael Vink (Mike Greer Homes) 16:31
2 James Piccoli (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel) at 0:03
3 Paul Odlin (O35) (Powernet) 0:11
4 Morgan Smith (Aardvark Excavators Ltd) 0:26
5 James Fouche (Creation Signs L&M Group Ricoh) 0:30
 
Stage 7 (November 4th) Winton to Invercargill, 77 km
1 Raphael Freienstein (Aardvark Excavators Ltd) 1:36:55
2 Brad Evans (Powernet)
3 Alexander Ray (Wheelworks Handcrafted Wheels) both s.t.
4 Logan Griffin (Tank Guy / Bikebox) 0:35
5 Paul Odlin (O35) (Powernet) 0:35
 
14 James Piccoli (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel) 0:44
 
Final GC
1 James Piccoli (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel) 20:15:15
2 Michael Vink (Mike Greer Homes) at 0:35
3 Michael Torckler (Blindz Direct) 1:10
4 Raphael Freienstein (Aardvark Excavators Ltd) 2:10
5 Brad Evans (Powernet) 3:21
6 Alex West (Team Skoda Racing) 4:10
7 Taylor Gunman (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel) 4:35
8 James Fouche (Creation Signs L&M Group Ricoh) 4:42
9 Sam Mobberley (ITM) 5:25
10 Ryan Christensen (Kia Motors – Ascot Park Hotel) 6:30



 

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