Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tour Down Under Stage 5: Enjoying the Pain

It takes a certain kind of man (or woman) to be a successful professional cyclist.  One asset is the ability to embrace the pain of an all out effort, to almost enjoy the pain.  Jack Bobridge (UniSA-Australia) hit the bottom of Willunga Hill with just over a minute and a half on the chasing peloton.  If he could crest the top of the very steep climb ahead of the rest he should gain enough King of the Mountain points to lay claim to the KOM Polka Dot jersey on the final day of the Tour.  His only worry was Rohan Dennis (BMC) gaining any points on either ascent of the big climb of the Tour Down Under.

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