Tour Down Under: Dean attacks, Hesjedal climbs to 10th


HesjedalStage2 Stage 2 of the Tour Down Under, one of the most difficult days in the week of racing, saw Team Garmin getting in the mix as Julian Dean went on the offensive and Ryder Hesjedal pushed into the Top 10 of the General Classification. As director sportif Jonathan Vaughters said on Twitter of Ryder's 11th-place stage finish, "Crazy Canadian likes the heat and hills." Hesjedal, the 2007 Canadian Time Trial Champion, had this blog post about his teammates and his 11th-place stage finish:

"CJ and Julz were near the front taking care of us as we fought for position heading into the final laps. I think I might have been a little too aggressive trying to stir things up for a break (not exactly conserving energy). But stirring things up is what racing is all about! Despite some ill-timed cramps at the start of the last climb, I still managed to make my way close to the front for the fast step-up finish. All in all, (minus Cam’s crash) it was a solid day for Garmin!"

VeloNews, in its thorough coverage of the Tour Down Under, described Julian's role as the aggressor: "With some 60km remaining, Garmin-Slipstream’s Kiwi Julian Dean attacked the peloton and successfully bridged to the front three 50 clicks from home. However, the move sparked off a series of further counterattacks back in the bunch." VeloNews also spent some time shooting video with Aussie Trent Lowe and doing a tech feature on the Edge 705. Click here for more coverage.

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