Stage 3 Kristian and Simon infiltrated the main break of the day, getting into a group of around 20 riders. There was a real sting in the tail on this stage as the finish was at the top of Mont-Megantic which is a fearsom climb.
Speaking to Kristian afterwards, he said when two Columbian riders took off from the front of the break on the climb he had never seen anyone go uphill so rapidly, and Kristian is no slouch when it comes to the mountains. Most of the boys moved up on GC, Tom slipped back a few places, but there was a big shuffle of placings now with the 2 Columbians in 1st and 2nd overall.
Stage 4 Time Trial
A fine performance by Tom, coming home in 11th place to keep hold of his top ten position overall.
Stage 4 B Criterium
There was an indication that the team was looking forward to this one as there has been plenty of criterium practice back at home with the Tour Series in full swing. Matt Cronshaw, one of our younger riders who is out in Canada to learn, managed to get into a 4 man break which included the Australian Criterium Champion. He wasn?t put off by this and duly beat his breakaway companions for the stage win. Winning is something Matt is getting used to, he has had a few wins this season already including a stage in the Tour of the North in Ireland.
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