September 9, 2009

Director’s report from Johnny Weltz:

Today was a day where many things could happen — or get blocked if a group went up the road that was not strong enough.

Svein Tuft - Vuelta a Espana, stage 11

It was a very fast start with attacking right and left. Ryder and Dan were in the breaks but none went away, until we hit the first climb, a second category. There a real strong group went but only three riders were in it and all not far back on the GC. So with the very hard terrain the field could control it.

Ryder Hesjedal - Vuelta a Espana, stage 11

For us it was a good situation as Tyler is climbing better than ever and the tempo on the climbs suited him well. With several teams riding on the front towards the last climb, a second category, it worked out as we wanted with Tyler getting over it not to far back. He chased back on the decent and with 25km to go Tyler was well placed in the front group. He had a big boost from David Millar to help him in the finale, so after a very fast run in to the finish Dave showed up on the last meters with Tyler on his wheel!

Tyler took over and finished the job for an amazing win!


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