1. Vincent Jerome 2. Will Routley
3. Arnold Jeannesson.
I have been following the trials and tribulations of Team Spidertech when they first landed on European shores. It started in February 19th at the Trofeo Laigueglia, Italy.
DS, Steve Bauer must be extremely proud of his young charges, many of them getting their feet wet for the first time racing in Europe. That first race was good; 13th place for Ryan Anderson was surely a sign of good things to come...
Well, that time has come! Will Routley made Spidertech history as the first podium finisher with a fantastic second in last Sunday's Tro-Bro Léon in France. Also, best Sprinter and Mountains Classification went to Lucas Euser. And Bruno Langlois finished a strong sixth.
This is a classic style race as the terrain switches to gravelled roads. It's so great to see the Maple Leaf jersey of Will Routley attacking with 5 kms left. It came down to the last kms as Vincent Jerome (Europcar) outlasted Routley to take an impressive win.
Next week, the team rides in the Tour of Turkey and following this impressive result... there's plenty of promise to come. I can see a victory is just around the corner!
Jerome outlasting Routley.
Watch the last 7 km video here.