Canadian Cyclist Quebec tourism Banner 24/7 - April 16
   Follow us on Twitter
 
Find us on Facebook
 
Norco Tactic - April 1
 
BikeSports - November 17
 
D'Ornellas (+1528) - Jan 31
 
IMBA Canada - Dec 14
 
Share the Road - Dec 14
 


 

 

 
OGC Survey CC2 - April 16
 

Daily News


 

April 8/09 19:36 pm - The Maha Chakri Sirindhon's Cup: Tour of Thailand: Stage 5


Posted by Editoress on 04/8/09
 

The Kelly Benefit Strategies Tour of Thailand squad kept it in the family today, switching the leader's yellow jersey from Jake Erker, who has dominated the race all week, to Andrew “Baj” Bajadali. With one stage left to go tomorrow, April 9, KBS leads on the team GC and has riders in four of the top five positions on the general classification.

Going into stage five, the Kelly Benefit Strategies team was tied for first. Bajadali broke away in a group of 18 riders that gained seven minutes on the field in the early part of the race. That lead got whittled down to less than two minutes but Baj successfully controlled the competition in the break to move into the yellow jersey for the final stage, tomorrow. Other KBS riders lost a couple of GC placings but the team overall now leads by 30 seconds going into the final stage.

"Everything went according to plan today, says Jonas Carney, Performance Director. "We didn't want to enter the final day tied for first place. There are too many things that can happen, especially with the time bonuses that are available tomorrow. I would have liked to have seen Erker keep the jersey until the end, because he has really earned it this week, but we needed to play it safe."

The team enters the final stage tomorrow, the 76km circuit race in Udon Thani with Bajadali first, Erker fourth, Zach Bell sixth and Dan Bowman seventh on the GC. Bell is second in the points classification, one point behind the Seoul Cycling team.


Kelly Benefit Strategies press release

 

Stage 5: Loei to Na Kha(Udonthani), 185.85km
1 James Spragg (GBr) Trek - Marco Polo 4:31:27
2 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Japan National Team at s.t.
3 Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Royal Thai Air Force
4 Wang Yip Tang (HKg) Mongolian China Team
5 Bradeley Hall (Aus) Tincli Colossi
6 Andrew J. Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
7 Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team
8 Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports
9 Zargari Amir (Irn) Azad University Iran
10 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
 
31 Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:42
33 Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
87Chris Lintaman (Can) Team Fuji Asia 27:22
 
GC
1 Andrew J. Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 20:36:34
2 Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Royal Thai Air Force at 0:28
3 Jonathan Lovelock (Aus) Team Plan B Racing 0:40
4 Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team 1:22
5 Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
6 Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:02
7 Daniel R. Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:15
8 Prajak Mahawong (Tha) Thailand National Team 2:18
9 Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Japan National Team s.t.
10 Timo Scholz (Ger) Ijsselstreek 2:34
 
89 Chris Lintaman (Can) Team Fuji Asia 52:28

 


Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top
Williams Cycling March 28
 
Mont Tremblant Gran Fondo - Feb14
 
Wheels of Bloor - March 7
 
ACS Apollo Bikes - November 19
 
ARG Time Button - April 7
 


 
Dundas Speed Shop - Jan 11 (+524)
 
  


 
 © Copyright 1998-2014 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.  Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Login