Tour De Namur

Posted: August 9, 2009 in austin carroll

I just finished Tour de Namur in Belgium, it was a 5 day stage race with a lot of climbing.  I finished 16th overall.  I made the winning break on the first stage. I had a bad crash on stage 3, I was on a descent where I was in a break going into a turn, the road turned back on itself and I hit the wall of the bridge and flipped over it falling down below in the river and landed on river rocks. I got up and going quickly and I still managed to not lose any time and made it to the front group. Stage 4, I was in the  hurt box form the crash, I stayed at the front of the peloton to the finish. For stage 5, we protested against the race organizers at the start.   When the organizers said go, we didn’t. The protest was because the race did not have enough guys with yellow flags where there was road furniture in the road.  There were a few big crashes from that.  Also, the distances of the race were way off according to what the organizers posted.  We got going and a big break went and all the race leaders missed it. It was a little funny watching the teams looking around trying to see who was going to start working to bring it back. Holloway was in it, so once we got organized we were rolling. Some of the riders in the break crashed and split it up, Holloway was still off the front so I just followed wheels till the finish.  I was making sure I was right there at the front of the peloton so I did not lose any time. My boy Halloway won, good show for Team USA at Namur.  Next up for me is two stage races in Spain.

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The GC!

1 158 NED 19810620 DE HAAN Sierk Jan VAN 17:22:13 0:00:00

2 63 BEL 19860731 HOLLANDERS Dries UNI 17:22:23 0:00:10

3 145 BEL 19881121 SERRY Pieter * DES 17:22:25 0:00:12

4 163 BEL 19870717 CAMMAERTS Edwig PCW 17:22:38 0:00:25

5 50 BEL 19860826 DE CLERCQ Bart DAV 17:22:49 0:00:36

6 118 BEL 19881123 KEUKELEIRE Jens * SOE 17:23:03 0:00:50

7 6 BEL 19901128 VANDERSANDE Tosh * BEV 17:23:03 0:00:50

8 113 BEL 19880829 VANDOUSSELAERE Sven * JVB 17:23:03 0:00:50

9 13 BEL 19710313 DRIESEN Tony CUR 17:23:03 0:00:50

10 4 BEL 19880617 NOOYTENS Sven BEV 17:23:03 0:00:50

11 153 BEL 19890414 BRUYNDONCKX Bart * ROC 17:23:03 0:00:50

12 111 BEL 19880214 TERWEDUWE Kenny JVB 17:23:03 0:00:50

13 51 BEL 19881124 DE WINTER Walt * DAV 17:23:03 0:00:50

14 8 BEL 19811006 BLUEKENS Jan PRO 17:23:03 0:00:50

15 48 USA 19880205 HOUSE Cole USA 17:23:03 0:00:50

16 47 USA 19870410 CARROLL Austin USA 17:23:03 0:00:50

17 2 BEL 19861130 SYS Klaas BEV 17:23:03 0:00:50

18 79 BEL 19890828 DEBUSSCHERE Jens * PWS 17:23:03 0:00:50

19 39 BEL 19900322 HAERS Joris * NHT 17:23:03 0:00:50

20 115 BEL 19740516 KUYPERS Nico SOE 17:24:22 0:02:09


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