In the evening of the Short Course day, the Pro 1/2 riders raced a ctiterium in nearby Shorewood. The women had an agressive race with many attacks and agressive battles for the APC Point sprints.
Nicky Wangsgard (Colavita Sutter Home) took the victory tonight.
Following the women, the men began their 100 km event but not too soon after the start, officials shut down the race. There was a fire in an apartment right at the finish line!
Fortunately, no one was hurt, and racing once again resumed but this time with a twist - with the shortening of the race (the sun is going down) the APC Point sprints are now every 5 laps and organizers still haven't given out any of the $3,000 in prime money promised. Whoa ... it's going to be a barn burner now! (no pun inteded) $100, $200, $300 primes were given out lap after lap. Attacks were launched constantly!
With three laps to go, Hans Dekkers (Garmin) wins the Shorewood Community Prime worth
Interestingly, while Dekkers did not remember the name of the rider that beat him in the final sprint down in Blue Island, he certainly recognized him as a very strong sprinter and you can see in the photo above that he was sure to follow ABD's Josh Carter to the line for that $1,600 prime sprint!
South African Christoff Van Heerden (MTN) tooks the very tight field sprint to be tonight's champion.
Rob White (Gear Grinders) retains the red point leader's jersey and Bernard Solzberger (Fly V Australia), who took a rest day today, remains in yellow.
It was all VERY EXCITING !
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