Popovych Takes Stage 2 of Georgia Tour; Takes Race Lead
Yaroslav Popovych (Discovery Channel) has won Stage 2 of the Tour of Georgia.
Yaroslav Popovych (Team Discovery Channel) has won Stage 2 of the Tour of Georgia. The Ukrainian surged away from the field in the last km to win the 186.9-km ride from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>
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One rider was in front nearly all day. That rider was Alejandro Acton (TargetTraining). The Argentine surged in the wind and rain at
Davitamon went to the front. Phonak, CSC, and Lotto joined in the effort, and
Kirk O?Bee (Health Net) counterattacked. He led over the summit of Clocktower Hill but was caught quickly. Phonak led the field into the second ascent of the hill.
On the second of three finishing laps, Matthew Rice (Jelly Belly) attacked. He forged a 100-m lead, but Quick Step, Navigators, Health Net, and
On the final ascent of Clocktower Hill, Popovych attacked. His erstwhile companions looked at each other instead of chasing him, and the Discovery Channel man took the win.
In the overall, Popovych leads Rodriguez by 0:04 and Haedo by 0:07. Stage 3 will be important. The 39-km time trial from