The Fraser Coast product will instead leave the Land of the Long White Cloud with a stage victory after a powerful sprint finish on the tour's final day.
"I'm, obviously, disappointed with the result but I know I gave it my all."
Samarai Drive owner Greg Atzori's preparation for his Coast Combat 3: Return of the Cage bout continued.
No coach likes to lose but Wide Bay Buccaneers' 3-1 friendly loss was a fantastic start for the new club.
Fraser Coast product Dylan Newbery has claimed his second King of the Mountain jersey in as many events this year.
Aspiring gymnasts will have the opportunity to test themselves and meet new coaches when Wide Bay Gymnastics Club hosts an open day on Saturday.
Officials worked tirelessly on Friday to ensure fields were ready
Dylan Newbery has continued his stellar start to the 2018 season at the New Zealand Cycling Classic.
This could be the day a former Fraser Coast Cycling Club member wins Australia's biggest road race