29 Jan 2013

Earle wins Cycle Classic

6:00 am on 29 January 2013

The Australian Nathan Earle has won the New Zealand Cycle Classic in Manawatu.

Earle, who took the tour leaders yellow jersey after the second of the five stages, finished in the peleton in the day's final 112-kilometre stage to claim the overall honours.

Another Australian, Thomas Palmer, won the final stage.

Michael Torkler was the best placed New Zealander in fourth overall.