While the women and lower classes raced again at Whitnall Park in the morning (that gallery still coming), the Pro Men raced in Cedarburg, a 40 minute drive north. A good sized crowd showed up on this Tuesday night to cheer on the racers on this fast course that wound through local neighborhoods and finished right downtown.
The race was fast and furious. All the major teams attempted to escape but the right combination never materialized to get very far up the road. Kelly Benefits was very active as well as Bissel, MTN, and Garmin.
However, after 100km of attack and counter attack,
it all came down to a one lap showdown on a very dark
Washington Avenue, the main street in Cedarburg. With two laps to go a large prime was announced and Andrew Bajadali (Kelly Benefit Strategies) went for it solo. Taking the prime and the bell for the final lap, he just kept going!
All together as they rounded the final, tight turn, it was Australia's Jonathon Cantwell crossing the line first !!!
Whooops ... uh, wait a minute.
Let's look at that finish camera again.
1. Andrew Bajadali (Kelly Benefit Strategies)
2. Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V/Australia)
3. Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)
4. Juan Van Heerden (Team MTN)
5. Hans Dekkers (Garmin Slipstream)
So, with still five days of racing remaining, Bernard Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) retains the yellow leader's jersey that he first wore on day one, 11 days ago, Jay Thomson (Team MTN) of South Africa wears the red point's leader jersey with a mere 3 point lead over local rider Rob White, and today's winner Andrew Bajadali (Kelly Benefit Strategies) wears the day's champion white jersey.
Canon EOS 40D |
Original size: 1562x1172 |
Current: 800x600 |