The 3rd stage of the Tour de France saw Joquim Rodriguez (Katusha) take the victory atop the Mur de Huy, just ahead of Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R La Mondiale). Froome would also move into the yellow jersey. The day would start of positively for our African team as Serge Pauwels got into the break of the day, escaping with 3 other riders from kilometer zero. While the break was caught with around 60km to go, Serge‘s efforts were well rewarded as the first Belgian across the line at kilometer 15 would win a car. Being the only Belgian in the break,.
The 2nd stage of the Tour of Austria saw another bunch sprint with David Tanner (IAM Cycling) securing the stage win. Clement Venturini (Cofidis) was 2nd and Peter Kusztor (Amplatz – BMC) was in 3rd place. The day saw Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung out to defend the yellow leader’s jersey of Gerald Ciolek as two riders jumped into the break of the day. The 2 leaders were allowed to get a maximum of 7 minutes on the main field before MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung took control of the race. It was our African team that rode on front all stage, unassisted by any of the other teams,.
The 1st road stage of the Tour of Austria saw Gerald Ciolek sprint to 3rd place, it was good enough to pull on the yellow jersey at the end of the day. Stiehl Photography was out on route to capture the days proceedings for us..