For a lot of people in my industry, Labour Day might be spent in the office, grinding away at deliverables, working tirelessly for their bosses. For me, I take my boss out for a bike ride because work can wait, but life can't. #cycling#cyclist#roadcyclist#roadie#cyclinglife#laborday
Richie Porte added the Tour de Romandie to his list of General Classification victories today after a huge display of strength in the closing time trial in Lausanne saw him secure the overall win. "If I'm honest, it's a bit of a shock to win. I knew I was in good condition for this race so to finish off the hard work that BMC Racing Team have put in for me is incredible." "I also think I should make mention to two of our colleagues who we recently lost; Chad Young and Michele Scarponi. It's been a tough week for all of us and it sort of makes cycling, or racing, feel a little irrelevant after what's happened." #CSN#AussieCycling
Serge Pauwels won the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire with teammate Omar Fraile securing 2nd, after what was a brilliant display of teamwork by Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka today. With the final stage results, our African Team also secured 1st and 2nd overall at the Tour de Yorkshire.
Serge Pauwels - Rider
The team was incredibly good today. The guys looked after us so well and controlled the race all day, it was then up to Omar and myself to be up there in the final. I had to pick my moment carefully and then when I went, Omar and Jacques did a fantastic job behind me. Omar then came across to me in the final kilometer. He has been a fantastic roommate to me this week and he is great guy. Basically, he gave me the victory today which makes him a great person. I didn't know at the time how much work he was doing for me because when I got the gap my sports director, Roger Hammond, told me I was not allowed to look behind me one more time. So, for the last 10km I pretty much did a time trial and only in the last kilometer I saw an ENVE wheel next to me, so I thought they had all caught me but it was only Omar. I have always wanted to win a race and now I have won two at the same but really, this is a team victory.