Juan Jose Haedo may be better known than Team CSC sprinter teammate Matthew Goss but he was willing to help the young Australian in the finale of the Eneco Tour's fourth stage Sunday.
It was a fairly last minute decision, Directeur Sportif Scott Sutherland explained on team-csc.com. "20 kilometres before the finish JJ said that he didn't feel one hundred percent up to it, so he'd rather help Matt in the sprint.
"JJ has a bit more experience in positioning himself ahead of a sprint so it worked out really well. I actually think JJ felt better than he thought. Unfortunately though Matt was boxed-in at the barrier just 200 metres before the line, which was too bad 'cause he might've won otherwise. But it's an important part of a sprint to know when to make your move."
Goss ended up third, behind Quick.Step-Innergetic's Wouter Weylandt and Thor Hushovd of Crédit Agricole.