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First race in 2012 for Haas and Haussler: Jayco Bay Cycling Classic

January 1, 2012

Map of Victoria, Australia

A four-day criterium race, the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic started January 1st in its 23rd edition. The riders circle a different short course each day; the entire race takes place in the Australian state of Victoria near Melbourne. The race includes men’s and women’s elite category races.

It’s the GreenEDGE Team’s first race ever. Other Pro Tour team athletes took the start line in a total field of 55, including Heinrich Haussler and Nathan Haas of Team Garmin-Cervélo. Haas rode aggressively in stage 1 in the break-away. The two ride on Team Bike Bug with Steele Von Hoff, a former Genesys Wealth Advisors teammate of Haas who in 2012 races with the Chipotle Development Team.

Follow the race on Cyclingnews. Robbie McEwen, on GreenEDGE, is riding and tweeting about the race.

Stage 1 results (a large portion of the field dnf‘d)

1. Greg HENDERSON (Degani Bakery Cafe) 59:58
2. Chris SUTTON (Urban Hotels) +0
3. Allan DAVIS (Mitchelton Wines/Lowe Farms) +0
4. Bernie SULZBERGER (Urban Hotels) +0
5. Steele VON HOFF (Bike Bug) +0
6. Anthony GIACOPPO (Bike Bug) +0
7. Dean WINDSOR (Degani Bakery Cafe) +0
8. Leigh HOWARD (GreenEDGE) +0
9. Caleb EWAN (NSWIS) +0
10. Zak DEMPSTER (Degani Bakery Cafe) +9
11. Patrick LANE (Mitchelton Wines/Lowe Farms) +17
12. James MOWATT (Rapido Cycles/Four Points Geelong) +34
13. Wesley SULZBERGER (GreenEDGE) +40
14. Baden COOKE (Mitchelton Wines/Lowe Farms) +41
15. Nathan HAAS (Bike Bug) +45

Stages

Sunday 1 January — Stage 1: Geelong Eastern Beach / Ritchie Boulevard. A 600 meter criterium.

Monday 2 Janary — Stage 2: Geelong / Eastern Park. About 2km criterium.

Tuesday 3 January — Stage 3: Portarlington. A 1.3 km criterium. Race website says it is the hardest of the four days.

Wednesday 4 January — Stage 4: Williamstown. Criterium, length unknown but short. Last day.

 

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