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2012 Tour of America's Dairyland Stage 3 Race Report
Day 3: Giro d' Grafton presented by Aurora Health Care and First Bank
Kenda 5-Hour Energy pb Geargrinder and Mellow Mushroom/Rose Bandit Dominate in Damiani and Van Gilder Wins
Historically a spectator-heavy race, the Giro d' Grafton crowd grew deeper as the day grew long.from hardcore dasherboard bangers at the Finish to massive parties on the backside, the fan base showed up in full force.
The average, not peak, speed halfway through the Men's Pro race was a blazing 31 miles per hour, and the Kenda 5-Hour Energy Pro Cycling pb Geargrinder squad insisted on keeping that pace high. With 15 laps to go, the shake-up began with Max Korus (Kenda 5-Hour Energy) off the front of a temporary 4-man break, which dissolved with 9 to go as two riders, Cole House (Competitive Cyclist) and Paul Mach (Kenda 5-Hour Energy) came screaming around the 100-degree Turn Four.
Pulling away from the field, House and Mach were 15 seconds up the road...then 22.with seven Kenda 5-Hour Energy riders at the front of the field. Kenda 5-Hour Energy chasing hard, the gap was cut to 7 seconds as the number 2 flashed on the lap counter. Going into the final lap, it was Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation) sitting on the back of the Kenda 5-Hour Energy train as the breakaway was on the verge of field absorption.
But in the end, it was a day of perfect execution for the Kenda 5-Energy team as Luca Damiani was led out for the win with teammate John Murphy taking second. Rafael Meran (CRCA Foundation) put forth an extraordinary effort for third. Murphy will take to Sunday's line in the yellow cowprint leader's jersey.
Earlier in the afternoon, the Mellow Mushroom/Rose Bandit Cycling Team continued to dominate. All together and unaffected by late race primes, it was a game of silently watching and waiting to see who would make the first move. With one lap remaining, Mellow Mushroom/Rose Bandit's trio of Laura Van Gilder, Kristen LaSasso and Scotti Wilborne owned the front of the field with Van Gilder sitting third wheel.
Riders spread all across the road in a full-on sprint, Van Gilder waited then popped to the right to come around current USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) leader Erica Allar (RideClean/Patentit.com) for the win. Emily Collins (VanderKitten-Focus) took the third step on the podium.
Erik Loberg (GDVC) and Shelby Reynolds (Helen's Cycles) went home in the green Oarsman Capital Cat 2 leaders jerseys.
Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board continues Sunday in Waukesha for the Carl Zach Cycling Classic.
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