|San Dimas GC win!|
Team Fly V Australia presented by Successful Living Foundation earnt their first tour win yesterday at the San Dimas Stage Race. The boys rode exceptionally defending my lead that I gained in the first day’s prologue time trial. I felt great in the final criterium yesterday and we quickly went about securing me the first available time bonus to extend my slim 1 second lead in the General Classification. Throughout the criterium, just like in the previous day’s road race, we were attacked and attacked and every time the team never let anyone have much of a leash. It has been a great few days in the development of the team as a lot of the boys haven’t had a lot of experience defending a leader’s jersey before, but they showed their strength and had the peloton talking about them. It’s nice to see the Team Fly V Australia formula starting to work.
Miraculously, Jono Cantwell, our talented sprinter followed Alessandro “The Flash” Bazzana through the final corner at warp speed and took the win, after having worked tirelessly for me throughout the 90 minute event! The adrenaline was flowing at the end of the race from not just the riders, but the staff as well. I took home the GC, Jono won the third stage, I won the first, and Bazzana took enough points to take home the sprinters jersey! A lot of hard work finally started to pay off.
But hopefully this is just the beginning. The Redlands Bicycle Classic starts on Thursday and our ambitions for success will continue…..stay tuned!