Catching Them Up TOC28
Soren Kragh Andersen (Giant Alpecin) was laying down a blistering ride on the 12 mile time trial course. He was able to catch Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Etixx-Quickstep) who had gone down the start ramp a minute ahead of the Dane. Andersen posted the new best split time as he made the U-turn that lead the riders back to the start house. However, he feel prey to the trick of the wind. The riders started out with a strong tail wind, that can seduce one into thinking they are doing much better than they actually are. The problem is when you turn back around into a headwind and realize you don't have anything left. God knows, I have done this more times than I care to admit. Despite his split time, he was unable to get himself onto the podium at the end of the day.