Hamish Bond has ridden a stunning individual time trial this morning to win the penultimate stage of the 2018 SBS Bank Tour of Southland and get himself within 18sec of race leader Michael Vink.

Heading into this afternoon’s 77km stage from Winton to Invercargill, Vink, who has been runner-up for the past two years, leads the tour by 18sec from Bond and 3min 15sec from third placed Sam Gaze.

Bond, the national time trial champion, was outstanding in the 13km time trial around Winton, despite heavy rain which started to fall just as the top general classification contenders started their lap.

His time of 15:51.47 was more than 50sec clear of second placed Dylan Kennett, with Vink finishing third on the stage.

“We’ll keep fighting and doing our best and try and make Michael earn his win if he is going to get it,” Bond said.

Vink started the day with a 1min 32sec lead over Bond, but is happy to have any sort of buffer when the final stage gets underway at 1.30pm this afternoon.

“I felt like I rode a good time trial, I rode within myself and I’ve got good legs for this afternoon. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s 18sec or 2min, the tactics are the same,” Vink said.

 

Stage results:

1 Hamish BONDKia Motors-Ascot Park Hotel 15:51 (49.21 km/h)
2 Dylan KENNETTPlacemakers 00:52
3 Michael VINKWPC South-Joyride Apparel 01:16
4 Morgan SMITHAardvark Excavators Ltd 01:18
5 Sam GAZEPowernet ST
6 Ethan BATTWPC South-Joyride Apparel 01:20
7 Marcus CULEYPlacemakers 01:30
8 Paul ODLINPowernet 01:33
9 Burnie MCGRATHAdair Craik Accountants 01:40
10 James FOUCHECreation Signs-Ronald McDonald House-Ricoh 01:42
11 Kees DUYVESTEYNCreation Signs-Ronald McDonald House-Ricoh ST
12 Matt ZENOVICHPlacemakers 01:44
13 James PICCOLIKia Motors-Ascot Park Hotel 01:46
14 Joel YATESTeam Skoda Fruzio 01:50
15 Jake MARRYATTFinance Now 01:52
16 Ryan CHRISTENSENKia Motors-Ascot Park Hotel 02:01
17 Josh KUYSTENPowernet 02:05
18 John WANSINKITM 02:06
19 Connor BROWNPowernet 02:07
20 Ioan FULLERTotalPOS Solutions ST
21 Ben OLIVEROlphert Contracting 02:08
22 Nick WHITEAardvark Excavators Ltd 02:09
23 Kevin GIRKINSKia Motors-Ascot Park Hotel ST
24 Max JONESTeam Skoda Fruzio 02:10
25 Glenn HADENVet4Farm 02:12
26 Sam MOBBERLEYTeam Skoda Fruzio 02:13
27 Hamish KEASTPlacemakers 02:17
28 Alex HEANEYPowernet 02:18
29 Jesse FEATONBYAardvark Excavators Ltd 02:24
30 Darcy PIROTTAVelofit-Santic Racing 02:25
31 Jordan GILMORECentral Benchmakers-Willbike 02:27
32 Tom SEXTONBusiness South ST
33 Ollie JONESPowernet 02:29
34 Dan CROSSAardvark Excavators Ltd 02:30
35 Mark O’BRIENKia Motors-Ascot Park Hotel 02:32
36 Paul WRIGHTCentral Benchmakers-Willbike  
37 Corbin STRONGTeam Skoda Fruzio 02:34
38 Steve NICHOLLSFinance Now ST
39 Todd SATCHELLMagnesium Pur 02:37
40 Thomas HUBBARDPlacemakers ST
41 Sascha BONDARENKO-EDWARDSTeam Skoda Fruzio 02:40
42 Jensen PLOWRIGHTAardvark Excavators Ltd 02:42
43 Oliver MARTINWPC South-Joyride Apparel 02:44
44 Campbell PITHIEITM 02:45
45 Roman VAN UDENCreation Signs-Ronald McDonald House-Ricoh 02:48
46 Carne GROUBETotalPOS Solutions 02:49
47 Michael VOGELMagnesium Pur 02:51
48 Mathew UPTONVelofit-Santic Racing ST
49 Rinze SCHUURMANSTalbot Forest Cheese-Ultimo 02:55
50 Blake SUNDEAdair Craik Accountants 02:56
51 Nicholas ROSSTotalPOS Solutions 03:02
52 Joel WALSHOlphert Contracting 03:08
53 Brett GRIEVETalbot Forest Cheese-Ultimo 03:10
54 Antony NALDERAdair Craik Accountants 03:12
55 Julian THOMSONOlphert Contracting ST
56 Jordan SCHMIDTVelofit-Santic Racing 03:19
57 Alex VOGELVet4Farm 03:23
58 Ben ANDREWSAardvark Excavators Ltd 03:25
59 Andrew KINGWPC South-Joyride Apparel 03:28
60 Brad EVANSWPC South-Joyride Apparel 03:31
61 Nathan BELLFinance Now 03:33
62 William GREENBusiness South 03:34
63 Guy CARTERCreation Signs-Ronald McDonald House-Ricoh 03:37
64 Jasper ALBRECHTVelofit-Santic Racing 03:42
65 Liam CAPPELVet4Farm 03:46
66 Blake TAIT-JONESCentral Benchmakers-Willbike 03:48
67 Tilman STEGERMagnesium Pur 03:50
68 Luke MCDERMOTTCreation Signs-Ronald McDonald House-Ricoh 03:51
69 Nicholas MAGILLVet4Farm 03:54
70 Corey GREENBERGMagnesium Pur ST
71 Tristan MARGUETVet4Farm 03:56
72 Maxmillian PRIEWICHMagnesium Pur 03:58
73 Kane RICHARDSITM 04:03
74 Felix DONNELLYBusiness South 04:06
75 Scott THOMASTotalPOS Solutions 04:07
76 Jacob LANGHAMVelofit-Santic Racing 04:14
77 Luke SHAWTalbot Forest Cheese-Ultimo 04:18
78 Tim CHAPMANCreation Signs-Ronald McDonald House-Ricoh ST
79 Lionel MAWDITTTeam Skoda Fruzio 04:20
80 Andreas BATZEKMagnesium Pur 04:23
81 William FINDLAYTalbot Forest Cheese-Ultimo 04:27
82 Calvin STANDRILLTalbot Forest Cheese-Ultimo 04:30
83 Justus ERLERAdair Craik Accountants 04:34
84 Josh PAGEBusiness South 04:35
85 Nicholas COSTELLOITM 04:48
86 Reuben SOARESFinance Now ST
87 Travis KANEBusiness South 04:59
88 Joshua HAGGERTYPlacemakers 05:02
89 Brandon CONWAYOlphert Contracting 05:06
90 Cyrus MONKKia Motors-Ascot Park Hotel 07:06

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