So, this is news from yesterday’s ride, but I was waiting for some video action, which we got. Today’s racing update is below. Ok, Svein, we love him here in Canada and for the rest of the world who may not know this guy he is a seriously unbelievable competitor and a guy who knows how to suffer. He’s only adding to his legend as well. This is a guy who rode solo to Alaska from Langley (a Vancouver Suburb) pulling his 80lb+ dog on a bike trailer. This is a guy who rode his bike, instead of flying, from Vancouver to California to attend his first pro-team camp. This is a guy who rode a one-handed time trial at the Circuit de Sarthe still finished in the top ten after snapping his aerobars in half.
How does he top that? Well, on the second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, one day after being a major player in the Greenedge Team Time trial victory…. he pulls the peloton for over 190 consecutive km to chase down the breakaway! Seriously unbelievable.
“Ride of the day.. No, make that ride of the millennium, goes to GreenEDGE’s Svein Tuft. 200km ALONE controlling the peloton! Respect,” read Mark Cavendish’s twitter.
Svein, good on ya, man.
Luis-leon Sanchez, former Paris-Nice winner escaped today with other crazy hardman Jens Voigt but it was Sanchez who came away with the win. Heinrich Haussler finished third. No significant change in the overall standings.
Paris-Nice stage 6 top three
1. Luis-leon Sanchez (Rabobank)
2. Jens Voigt (Radioshack)
3. Heinrich Haussler (Garmin)
Cav was MIA today, so Sky just sent Edvald Boassen-Hagen to the line for the win. Do they have enough sprinters? Seems so.
Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3 Top Three
1. Eddy Boss (Team Sky)
2. Andre Greipel (Lotto)
3. Peter Sagan (Liquigas)