Christian Vandevelde took a huge leap forward in the Tour of Georgia GC, when he made what turned out to be the decisive break in stage three from Rome to Chattanooga, 190 kilometres.
"There's no doubt the winner is to be found among the riders in that break," said Directeur Sportif Dan Frost on Team CSC's website. Vandevelde took the fourth place in the stage and is now third overall.
"For us it was perfect to have Christian in it, because he'll be able to well in the time trial tomorrow [stage four], so Friday's mountain stage might turn out very exciting and may even decide the winner. All in all we're very satisfied with the overall standings after today."