Report: Durbridge Wins Race 3 at Bay Crits


Luke Durbridge won race three in the Bay Crits whilst Endura/Netapp’s Zak Dempster took the overall lead. Felix English has a one point lead in the Sprint competition

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Luke Durbridge nabbed his first win of the 2014 season, and the second for his ORICA-GreenEDGE team on day three of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong. Durbridge sprinted to victory ahead of Pat Shaw (Satalyst), after their two-man move emerged from an early break and to held off the field into the final.

It was the second consecutive victory for Durbridge on the undulating Portarlington course, after he won this stage at last year’s edition of the race. “I’ve won here before, so I know this is a course that suits me and suits the breakaway,” said Durbridge. “I have been feeling good so far at this race, and I knew today was my best shot at taking a stage, so I really planned to go for the win.”

After strong performances by Durbridge in the first two days of racing in Geelong, the team went into today’s stage with a plan to support the young Aussie in his goal of a repeat win on the Portarlington circuit. “The plan was for Durbo to get up the road and go for the stage win today, and for Gossy to get enough points to hold onto the jersey,” said Wilson. “Half of that plan worked out, so we are very happy.”

“The plan was for me to get away early, so it was good to get into a move with a group of about ten guys,” added Durbridge. “But that break wasn’t working well together, so I decided to attack and go it alone for the win. I felt pretty confident going into the final with Shaw, but I’m obviously really happy I could finish it off and get another win on this course.”

In what was an especially aggressive day of racing on the tough and characteristically windy Portarlington circuit, multiple riders launched attacks from the bunch in an effort to reel in the two-man break that led for the majority of the stage. The fast-pace resulted in a shake-up of the General Classification, with Zak Dempster (Endura/Netapp) regaining possession of the jersey. Matt Goss slipped to fourth place behind Durbridge, who moved into third after today’s win.

Felix English leads the Sprint competition after winning the first sprint and holds on to his Green jersey by a single point from Durbridge.

In the Team Support race, there were two RCJ riders on the podium as Ed Lavarack won the race solo after two thirds in races one and two and now leads that series overall. Luke Grivell-Mellor was third after winning the first intermediate Sprint and getting third in the next one. Luke is fifth overall in the series


Elite Men Stage 3 Result
1. Luke DURBRIDGE (Orica GreenEDGE) 1h00:35
2. Patrick SHAW (Satalyst) +0
3. Tom SCULLY (Total Rush/Hyster Racing) +19
4. Zakkari DEMPSTER (Netapp/Endura) +34
5. Caleb EWAN (Subaru NSWIS) +55
6. Brenton JONES (Procon Telematics’) +55
7. Robert MCCARTHY (SASI) +55
8. Leigh HOWARD (Orica GreenEDGE) +55
9. Graham BRIGGS (Rapha Condor JLT) +55
10. Joseph LEWIS (Total Rush/Hyster Racing) +55
11. Marc WILLIAMS (Budget Forklifts) +55
12. Harry CARPENTER (SASI) +59
13. Mitchell DOCKER (Orica GreenEDGE) +1:02
14. Luke PARKER (Jayco VIS) +1:09
15. Ryan MACANALLY (Chain Reaction) +1:13
16. Tom MOSES (Rapha Condor JLT) +1:15
17. Alder MARTZ (Total Rush/Hyster Racing) +1:16
18. Samuel WITMITZ (Budget Forklifts) +1:16
19. Jake MAGEE (Charter Mason/Brennan IT) +1:16
20. Michael CROSBIE (Total Rush/Hyster Racing) +1:16
21. Jason SPENCER (African Wildlife Safaris) +1:16
22. Cameron BAYLY ( – search2retain) +1:16
23. Luke PLEDGER (Chain Reaction) +1:16
24. Blair WINDSOR (Budget Forklifts) +1:16
25. Felix ENGLISH (Rapha Condor JLT) +1:16
26. Craig HUTTON (Chain Reaction) +1:16
27. Mark O’BRIEN (Satalyst) +1:16
28. Stuart SHAW ( – search2retain) +1:24
29. Reuben DONATI (Chain Reaction) +1:24
30. Joshua TAYLOR (Charter Mason/Brennan IT) +1:24
31. Raphael FREIENSTEIN (Charter Mason/Brennan IT) +1:25
32. Kane WALKER (Satalyst) +1:27
33. James RENDALL (African Wildlife Safaris) +1:28
34. Steele VON HOFF (Procon Telematics’) +1:56
35. Matthew GOSS (Orica GreenEDGE) +1:56
36. Will STEPHENSON (Rapha Condor JLT) +1:56

Intermediate Sprint 1
1. Felix ENGLISH (Rapha Condor JLT) 3 pt
2. Luke DURBRIDGE (Orica GreenEDGE) 2
3. Mitchell DOCKER (Orica GreenEDGE) 1

Intermediate Sprint 2
1. Luke DURBRIDGE (Orica GreenEDGE) 3 pt
2. Patrick SHAW (Satalyst) 2
3. Zakkari DEMPSTER (SASI) 1

Intermediate Sprint 3
1. Luke DURBRIDGE (Orica GreenEDGE) 3 pt
2. Patrick SHAW (Satalyst) 2
3. Zakkari DEMPSTER (SASI) 1

General Classification

After Stage 3
1. Zakkari DEMPSTER (Netapp/Endura) 21 pt
2. Brenton JONES (Procon Telematics’) 20
3. Luke DURBRIDGE (Orica GreenEDGE) 18
4. Matthew GOSS (Orica GreenEDGE) 17
5. Caleb EWAN (Subaru NSWIS) 16
6. Leigh HOWARD (Orica GreenEDGE) 14
7. Felix ENGLISH (Rapha Condor JLT) 13
8. Patrick SHAW (Satalyst) 10
9. Graham BRIGGS (Rapha Condor JLT) 10
10. Tom SCULLY (Total Rush/Hyster Racing) 8
11. Luke PARKER (Jayco VIS) 7
12. Raphael FREIENSTEIN (Charter Mason/Brennan IT) 5
13. Robert MCCARTHY (SASI) 4
14. Harry CARPENTER (SASI) 4
15. Allan DAVIS (Chain Reaction) 4
16. Joseph LEWIS (Total Rush/Hyster Racing) 1
17. George TANSLEY (SASI) 1
17. Russell GILL (SASI) 1

Sprint Ace Competition

After Stage 3
1. Felix ENGLISH (Rapha Condor JLT) 14 pt
2. Luke DURBRIDGE (Orica GreenEDGE) 13
3. Leigh HOWARD (Orica GreenEDGE) 4
4. Thomas HAMILTON (Jayco VIS) 4
5. Patrick SHAW (Satalyst) 4
6. Tom SCULLY (Total Rush/Hyster Racing) 3
7. Brenton JONES (Procon Telematics’) 3
8. Luke PARKER (Jayco VIS) 2
9. Jesse KERRISON (Budget Forklifts) 2
10. Zakkari DEMPSTER (Netapp/Endura) 2
11. Caleb EWAN (Subaru NSWIS) 1
12. Harry CARPENTER (SASI) 1
13. Mitchell DOCKER (Orica GreenEDGE) 1


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