Bay Crits | Stage 2
The temperature said 46C as I rolled into Geelong this afternoon. Fortunately the hour long race was called 10min short as the asphalt was basically melting. If you’ve ever experienced this type of heat you’ll know how difficult it would be to race in these conditions. It’s one of those rare times I was happy to be a spectator in the shade!
Caleb Ewan was the highlight of the day. We saw him animate yesterday’s race early on by going on the attack from the gun. The 17 year old high school student from Sydney outclassed some of the best cyclists in the world today in a small bunch kick in a race of attrition. He comes from a track endurance background (the 2011 Junior Omnium World Champion) and I know we’ll be seeing more of this kid.
Greg Henderson found himself caught behind the split and chasing was futile. The race was blown apart due to the tough conditions and unfortunately Hendo conceded the overall leaders jersey to Allan Davis. Don’t think he’ll sit back and let him take it though. Tomorrow at Portarlington will be a ripper!
1 Caleb EWAN NSWIS
2 Allan DAVIS Mitchelton Wines/Lowe Farms
3 Bernie SULZBERGER Urban Hotels
4 Nathan HAAS Bike Bug
5 Zak DEMPSTER Degani Bakery Cafe
6 James MOWATT Rapido Cycles/Four Points Geelong)
7 Dean WINDSOR Degani Bakery Cafe
8 Mitch DOCKER GreenEDGE
9 Trent DERECOURT John West Cycling
10 Johnnie WALKER Degani Bakery Café
Stage 3 – Portarlington
12:00 pm – Support Individual presented by Total Rush
12.50 pm – Support Teams presented by Urban Hotels – John Cornish Memorial
1:40 pm – Elite Women presented by Bike Exchange
2:30 pm – Elite Men sponsored and presented by Jayco