By Anthony Tan in Payerne
Bradley McGee thought he was in with a pretty good chance to take the win in the Tour de Romandie prologue two days ago, but the Sydneysider got beaten by non-specialist Alejandro Valverde and later by eventual winner Paolo Savoldelli, who happens to have a couple of Romandie prologues on his palmarès.
"Ah, I was happy with my ride, I couldn't fault it and nothing stood out as a mistake. But I was pissed not to win," admitted McGee to Cyclingnews. "I was really psyched, I was up, I wanted to do it - but that's it, and that's the way you've got to run with it this time of year."
The 30 year-old isn't known as a person who gives up easily, though, and on yesterday's opening road stage, he bagged a second place at the first sprint prime, earning him two valuable bonus seconds and moving him just two seconds adrift of the race lead. Another two sprint primes are on the menu today, so anything's possible - especially with a rider like Bradley McGee.
"I'll try just [about] anything," he said. "Bonuses, sprints, stages, climbs - and of course, there's the time trial at the end."