Worth a Try TDU18-13
Tiago Machado (Katusha-Alpecin) put in a strong attack on the final lap around Victor Harbor. The race had been shortened by 26 kilometers (2 circuit laps) due to the excessive heat - temperatures were in the 115 degree range. Machado was doing his best to keep cool, pouring water over his body in a vain effort to chill himself down. The late break away was an equally vain effort. Often when a rider goes on the attack, he is hoping that others will jump onto his wheel. When no one comes along, the lone attacker is faced with the hard decision of pressing on, or just sitting up. Machado decided to press on despite the odds of success.