Roulston out of cycle tour, Atkins leads
Junior rider Josh Atkins wins stage five.NATHAN BURDON
Tour of Southland
Promising junior rider Josh Atkins has won the fifth stage of the Tour of Southland and claimed the yellow jersey.
A shock was thrown into the race early into today's 180km stage from Te Anau to the Crown Range when defending champion and tour leader Hayden Roulston withdrew from the race because of suspected kidney stones.
Roulston was taken to Southland Hospital for tests after pulling out of the race.
Atkins won the climb up the Crown Range easily to claim the first ever win for race sponsor PowerNet.
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