The Genesys Pro Cycling Team have been punching above their weight every since they started as Praities, and this is by far their biggest win to date. I have no doubt Nathan Haas and Steel Von Hoff will follow in the same footsteps as Richie Porte (SaxoBank, now SKY) and Will Clarke (Leopard-Trek) if they want to. Their record is absolutely incredible.
As they say on their website:
1st GC, tick.
1st Best Young Rider, tick.
1st Sprint Jersey, tick.
1st Teams Classification, tick.
A Podium Finish on every stage, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick.
Gained plenty of experience? tick.
Earned a lot of respect? tick.
Had a brilliant time? tick.
You can’t argue with that. Congratulations guys. You’ve worked hard for it and deserve this.
Stage 5 Results
1. Marcel Kittel (Ger), Skil-Shimano, 1:28:19
2. Anthony Giacoppo (Aus), Genesys Wealth Advisers, same time
3. Jens Debusschere (Bel), Omega Pharma-Lotto, s.t.
4. Thomas Palmer (Aus), Drapac Porsche Cycling, s.t.
5. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA), Mtn Cycling, s.t.
6. Alexander Porsev (Rus), Team Katusha, s.t.
7. Alexander Serov (Rus), s.t.
8. David Tanner (Aus), Saxo Bank-Sungard, s.t.
9. Heinrich Haussler (Aus), Garmin-Cervélo, s.t.
10. Jacobe Keough (USA), UnitedHealthcare, s.t.
Final General Classification
1. Nathan Haas (Aus), Genesys Wealth Advisers, 16:39:39
2. Jack Bobridge (Aus), Garmin-Cervélo +0:17
3. Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den), Saxo Bank-Sungard +0:26
4. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA), Mtn Cycling +0:27
5. Jens Debusschere (Bel), Omega Pharma-Lotto +0:29
6. Rhys Pollock (Aus), Drapac Porsche Cycling +0:1:21
7. Joseph Lewis (Aus) +3:29
8. Bernard Sulzberger (Aus), V Australia +3:56
9. Timothy Gudsell (Nzl), Rabobank Continental Team +3:59
10. Koen De Kort (Ned), Skil-Shimano +5:12