Bay Crits: Marco Haller wins day one from break

Marco Haller made light work of his rivals on day one of the 2019 Bay Crits in Geelong, Australia. The Austrian rider, racing under the banner of Katusha Sport, held off Raphael Freienstein (Lexus of Blackburn) and Miles Scotson (MS All Stars) for the win. 

"I was really excited to get it going, it’s obviously nice to have a test before the Tour Down Under. Awesome weather, awesome roads, awesome people – I really enjoy it," Haller said in a press release issued by the race organisers. 

"I didn’t really know where I was at, since I missed pretty much the whole last season due a severe injury. This, basically, was my first competitive race since my injury so therefore I’m very very happy to start it in this way. I had an incident with a car in training so I had a fracture of the left patella, it took me two surgeries and 190 days to come back on the bike. My career was in danger so I’m very happy to be back."

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Sport1:01:32
2Raphael Freienstein (Ger) Lexus Of BlackburnRow 1 - Cell 2
3Miles Scotson (Aus) MS All StarsRow 2 - Cell 2
4Michael Freiberg (Aus) Australian Cycling AcademyRow 3 - Cell 2
5Reece Tucknott (Aus) Velofit Santic Racing0:00:03
6Leigh Howard (Aus) Australian Cycling Academy0:00:12
7Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha SportRow 6 - Cell 2
8Brenton Jones (Aus) Lexus Of BlackburnRow 7 - Cell 2
9Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Novotel Geelong City Of Greater GeelongRow 8 - Cell 2
10Craig Wiggins (Aus) Velofit Santic RacingRow 9 - Cell 2

 

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