Stage 5: On the chase

Martin Wisata raced hard to make up time in the green Austria leader jersey competition. He rode several attacks and eventually him and Australian leader jersey Ondrej Slezak from the Quantum Racing Team found each other and raced hard. The gap to Peter Urdl from Austria is now about half an hour.

“I rode one attack after the other today, I felt strong and knew I had to push hard if I wanted to make up time. Ondrej Slezak had a flat tyre early on and I caught up to him; we continued and raced together towards the finish.”

“But I’m not giving up and it’s fun to have something to race for.”

“I think I’ve secured the 5th place overall in my category with today’s race. I’m happy with that – Dekker, Beresford, Webster and Lister ahead of me – I can be happy with that.”

“Very happy with my best ever Croc Trophy GC placing:11th. A huge thanks to Ondrej Slezak. I studied the sponsors on the back of his kit very closely today: Way2live / Pivot Cycles / JetBlack Products Australia”

With three stages to go it’s going to be a challenge to take back the green, but one that Martin will take on for the Il Pastaio / Rocky Trail Racing Team powered by Bacci’s Fresh!

 

Links:

Official race report

Official results Stage 5

Official results general classfication after 5 Stages

Official results general classification after 5 Stages – by Category

Race Report on MarathonMTB

Race Report on Cyclist Magazine Australia

 

Photo: Martin Wisata/Facebook

Chill-out session at Skybury.

 

Video: Crocodile Trophy

 

Photo: Koenraad van Schoren

Can’t talk, must breathe.

 

Photos: Igor Schifris / Crocodile Trophy