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2009 Tour Down Under Stage 2 Race Highlight
Host: Men of Tours and Jane, old Mac Smith was seeing the riders on the way. Still are fulfilled of 130 short neutralized section got them out of Hahndorf. They come back here in a few kilometers time en route for the circuits around Stirling. But for the moment just a one kilometer neutralized ride and the right turn and that the end of it, hills of the Adelaide Hills. And once they made that right turn there was plenty of riders willing to start the attacks.
So often the case in the big international stage race the first hour of racing quite often is very, very fast until they get a lead group when this happened after only a few kilometers off the day, about eight of them. By the time these three leaders are in camps, Williams blow and Mark Kay arrived in Charleston 17 kilometers down the road. It was all in camps who is taking out the small time bonus. At that point they led over the main field by three minutes and five seconds.
That they are now turning for the Fox Street climb and that would be the first and only monitored climb of the day and it’s called the King of the Mountains competition. By the time they got to the top their leaders four minutes now with the tail of Euskatel - Euskadi’s Marko Elizar to take the points first over the top. Second there was the French ridding going on blow and Aaron Kimp set back there in third place.
Then as the race was approaching the finishing set it's in the last 60 kilometers Julianne Dean the former champion at New Zealand decided he would try and reach them. Now at that point they were still over three and a half minutes ahead as the riders chase behind these three boys in front are passing through the finishing line but there was still three circuits to go. Most noticeable too in the main field Lance Armstrong was riding near the front.
Cheered on by another huge crowed here and this is possibly the biggest crowd we’ve seen on the open highway of the race. The riders now were pushing on time to split up the main field as best they could. Final line, the ride is still pushing on and the man that was looking great Allen Davis. He went in Victor Harbor a year ago. We go there on day three but right now Davis is looking to clean up here on day two for juicing the sprint of his life, the man has won 30 bike races in his careers that started in ’02 and that is also would missed all, 11 times the only one who have done so it had taken out the stage ahead of Graham Brown and Martin Elminger.
A clear victor too for Allen Davis and his Quick Step team. Queenslander was back in business big time. Beat another good sprint to here in Graham Brown and again the sprint is on the day when they were expected to be beaten by the climbers. They had to keep them there and in the case of Allen Davis he got himself the race leaders Otter Jersey, now leading the race by just a couple of seconds over the former leader Andre Greipel.