Monday, September 13, 2010

Gambles wins Ironman debut race in U.S.....Portey 4th on GC, holds two jerseys after stage 2 Tour of Britain

Gambles IM win here
and Here
"A pair of course records fell at Ironman Wisconsin on Sunday.

Australian Joe Gambles, who had never done either an Ironman race or a marathon, took the lead in the men's race about nine miles into the run course and held on for the victory in record time. He crossed the line in 8 hours, 38 minutes, 32 seconds.
A short time later, New Zealander Gina Crawford (9:27:26) shattered the women's course record by nine minutes en route to the title.
"To go the course record and to win today, I can't believe it," Gambles said. "I did the training, I did the work, but you never know in your first Ironman."


Portey's news here
and Here
Richie Porte Now Fourth Overall In Tour Of Britain

[12.09 17:50] "Once again, Team Saxo Bank Aussie, Richie Porte was a key figure on today's 160 kilometer long second stage of Tour of Britain with finish line in Stoke-on-Trent.
Both Team Saxo Bank's Richie Porte and Jaroslaw Marycz participated in today's crucial breakaway which was, however divided several times on the way to the finish line where Greg Henderson was the fastest of the bunch. Team Saxo Bank's Richie Porte finished 12th and is now fourth overall. In addition, he leads the sprint and mountain competition in the race as a result of his always aggressive style of riding.
“This was one of the hardest stages of the race and Richie (Porte) demonstrated that he was the best and strongest on the climbs. He is really motivated and in good shape so we're hoping for a good result for him overall. Jaroslaw (Marycz) was in the break with him at first and he made a huge effort and sacrifice setting the pace of the group in order to create a big gap. And he sure managed doing so,” said sports director, Torsten Schmidt after the race".

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