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Tour of America's Dairyland Stage 6: June 22, 2010
Sheboygan Harbor Centre Family Day & Bike Race
Team CARD's Caravella double dips, Stemper (Kenda pb GEARGRINDER) stands tallest
Along the shores of Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Stage 6 of Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board at the Harbor Centire Criterium allowed some double dipping from Team CARD and Kenda Pro Cycling pb GEARGRINDER.
Buried deep in the Stage 6 results is a heartbreak of a story, which belongs to Kori Seehafer (Team Type 1). In front for almost 10 laps, Seehafer put forth one of the day's largest, all-out efforts. At five to go, Seehafer was in cruise control with a 15-second gap as riders, out of the saddle and heads down, were on the chase.
The essence of calculation, Team Type 1 exhibited superior teamwork as Jacquelyn Crowell (Team Type ), no stranger to the podium, fought to get Seehafer a black and white stage win. Just two to go with the field creeping, the gap was reduced to five seconds as Crowell tucked tight under the wheel.
But as the Downtown Sheboygan crowds lined the barriers, Seehafer looked back at the field around the corners. Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda) tried to light the fire and with one lap to go, Wentworth teammate Elizabeth Lauer (Team Kenda) moved off the front of the pack, trying to pull Tina Schofield (Z-Motion) and close the gap. As strong as Seehafer is, she was absorbed on the backside of the course on the final lap. Heading toward the line, riders were two, if not three, wide and out of the saddle.
With 50 meters remaining, Sarah Caravella (Team CARD) launched the sprint on the inside to take the win, with Seehafer's tenacity remaining a strongpoint of the day as she put forth a huge effort while emptying the tank a tinge too early and crossing the line with nothing left. Emma Petersen (7th Groove-Reform Body Clinic) landed in second, while crowd favorite Carrie Cash (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) rounded out the top three for the day. Caravella's stage win catapulted her into the Overall yellow jersey, with Schofield (Z-Motion) and Cash (Team Vera Bradley) not far behind nor strangers to the podium.
With more than a dozen to go, the 4-man Break of Mike Northey (Rubicon Orbea), Aurelien Passeron (Garneau Chaussures Cycling Team), Neil Bezdek (Team Mountain Khakis pb Jittery Joe's) and James Stemper (Kenda Pro Cycling-GEARGRINDER), were out of sight, with an untouchable level of strength and speed for anyone to catch. Looking effortless, the breakaway found itself 51 seconds up the road with a dozen to roll out. The break hammered away and by nine to go, found itself less than 30 seconds from lapping the field. Even the $200 cash prime couldn't motivate the break out of its formation.
Six to go, Team Mountain Khakis had one rider dangling off the front, with FCS.Metro Volkswagen on the chase. In the laps that would follow, Robbie White (Kenda Pro Cycling pb GEARGRINDER), Cole House (BMC Racing Team) and Jonny Sundt (Kenda Pro Cycling pb GEARGRINDER) would take a crack at bringing the boys back, as would New Zealand rider Hayden Godfrey (Subway Avanti Pro Cycling Team), but they were returned to sender. Pushing hard and pouring massive speed through turn 4, the field rocketed around the final turn on the last lap. The newly arrived to ToAD yellow kit-clad Rubicon-Orbea team made a whole lotta noise and dominated the line four deep at the front of the field setting up Mike Northey (Rubicon-Orbea) for the win, with Stemper (Kenda Pro Cycling-Geargrinder) and Aurelien Passeron(Garneau) filling in second and third, respectively. But at the end of it all, ricochet rabbit Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation), who jetted to fifth for the day, won the field sprint, which propelled him to fourth Overall. But it all came back to the man of tell-tale expressions - James Stemper (Kenda Pro Cycling-GEARGRINDER) - slipping on that yellow Overall beauty with Kenda teammate Chad Hartley close at second and Mike Sherer (Verizon U25 pb ABD) hiding nearby in the bushes at Third. Stage and Overalls for the Pro Men are ripe for the picking at this point, with five solid days of racing to go.
Tour of America's Dairyland heads to Waterloo, home of Trek Bicycles, on Wednesday, for the Trek Waterloo Classic, where there are sure to be some surprise major additions to the starting line-up. View previous race reports in the archive.