Bourne professional cyclist Steve Lampier continues to impress down under, this time taking on some of the best riders in the world in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Australia.
Riding for the London based JLT Condor professional squad Lampier started in Geelong and deservedly kept up with some of the greats of World Cycling and finished a terrific 14th place and the leading British-based rider.
The race was won by the British Champion Peter Kennaugh of Team Sky.
Some of the “scalps” Lampier took that day included Mark Cavendish making his season road debut and riders from seven World Tour teams.
The winner of the 2015 Rutland to Melton Cicle Classic Steele von Hoff came in narrowly ahead of the Bourne rider in 11th place.
Lampier’s next race is the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, a 4 four stage, plus prologue, tour starting in Melbourne and he will be joined by team mate and fellow Bourne resident Alastair Slater.
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race top 20 results:
1 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 4:04:59
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:00:06
3 Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
4 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto - Soudal
5 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
6 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data
7 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha
8 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky
9 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNL - Jumbo
10 Dion Smith (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling
11 Steele von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling
12 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (Rsa) Dimension Data
13 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky
14 Steven Lampier (GBr) JLT Condor
15 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
16 Nathan Earle (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
17 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha
18 Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team
19 Michael Storer (Aus) Australia
20 James Oram (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling