August 29, 2008

Dean Ireland stage 3Race report from DS Matt White

“Well today was a long slog, over 200 km with very undulating terrain. Team Colombia was forced to control the race again all day with Cavendish in yellow. We put a lot of pressure on over the final climb of the day causing a huge split. But everything re-grouped in the final for another mass sprint.”

“Julian showed again he is around the mark with a 3rd place finish today, holding on to his 2nd place on GC. Tomorrow’s stage is very solid and with a hard finale, we should see a new leader in 24 hours!”

Team Garmin-Chipotle stage results
1. Mark Cavendish 4h57’01″
3. Julian Dean +00″
40. Magnus Backstedt +00″
44. Trent Lowe +00″
57. David Millar +00″
59. Martijn Maaskant +00″

Team Garmin-Chipotle GC
1. Mark Cavendish 13h54’42″
2. Julian Dean +20″
22. Magnus Backstedt +34″
43. Trent Lowe +34″
50. David Millar +34″
71. Martijn Maaskant +10’14″

Points Classification
1. Mark Cavendish 54 pts
2. Alexander Kristoff 44 pts
3. Julian Dean 34 pts