Update Stage 1 Trofeo Karlsberg

 

 

This is from a South African site about the first stage of the Trofeo Karlsberg that the US National team and Nathan are racing in. 

For most of the first stage the race was under the tight control of Germany A and B teams, with most of the moves only gaining around 10 seconds.

With 10km to go it came alight when Chris Jennings attacked with five other riders, including Tour de Pays de Vaud winner, Nathan Brown. They gained 17s quite quickly with Brown and Jennings at full tilt. Germany put most of their A and B teams on the front, later joined by Netherlandsbut still only managed to reduce the gap to 13s. Italy eventually also joined in and the break just didn’t have enough power with three nations committed to bringing them back.  They were caught with a mere 300m to go!  So close, yet so far…..