Avery goes one better on Tour of Southland

NATHAN BURDON
Last updated 17:42 31/10/2012

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Clinton Avery went one better than he managed during the morning stage to win the afternoon stage into Te Anau during day four of the Tour of Southland.

The big Rotorua rider won the bunch sprint into Te Anau from Australian rider Sam Witmitz, with Daniel Barry just edged into third place.

Aucklander Mike Northey retained his 8sec lead overall from United States rider Carter Jones heading into tomorrow's 180km stage from Te Anau to the Crown Range, nearQueenstown.

A breakaway formed early in this afternoon's stage but that had dwindled to three riders by the climb up the Blackmount Hill.

Alexandra's James Williamson, with Sam Lindsay and Tom Hubbard enjoyed a lead of up to 3min at one stage, but it was Williamson who attempted to go solo off the front.His audacious bid almost paid off, but he was mowed down by the chasing pack with about 2km to go.

With his Ascot Park-Kia Motors-NZ Bike Mag team mates setting him up perfectly, Avery stormed his way to the line to make up for finishing second to Paddy Bevin in the morning stage from Riverton to Tuatapere.

Witmitz still has a massive lead in the sprint ace standings, while Joe Chapman leads the King of the Mountains classification and Taylor Gunman, who is third overall, is the leading under 23 rider.

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