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Joe Martin Stage Race Saturday show-down

April 27, 2012

[updated 4/28/2012]

Shawn Milne of Kenda/5 Hour Energy p/b Geargrinder won today’s stage 2 of the Joe Martin Stage Race, a four-day event on the U.S. National Racing Calendar. Francisco Mancebo rode in with Milne and holds the leader’s jersey for his Competitive Cyclist team.

Mancebo guards a 22 second lead over the best placed Kenda rider, Milne, who owns fourth in the GC. It should be an interesting road race over 114 Arkansas miles on Saturday. Kenda holds the lead for stage race wins on the domestic scene, a position the team would like to crow about for months to come, and Mancebo has been ramping up his form as the season has progressed. Kenda they will have to launch some attacks on another hilly course with 6,000 feet of climbing to threaten Mancebo’s lead.

Keep an eye on the trio of Colombians in the top 10: Sebastian Salas (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits), Andres Diaz (Exergy) and the Colombian National Team rider Juan Esteban Arango. They’re all good climbers, and sometimes national pride plays into tactics on the road.

Follow these Twitter accounts for Joe Martin Stage Race action:

@KendaProCycling

@BissellCycling

@cycillustrated

@joshy_the_pooh

@mercurycycling

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