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Jan 22, 2011
Garmin’s Cam Meyer Takes Stage 4 Down Under

Garmin - Cervelo's Cameron Meyer was victorious at the Tour Down Under today (Yesterday? Tomorrow? Does anyone really know what day it is down there?), winning Stage 4 in glorious fashion in a two-up sprint against one of his three breakaway companions.

The 23 year-old Australian worked hard to get into the only successful break of the day and had a distinct advantage in that teammate Matt Wilson also made the split. In a race where virtually every stage comes down to a bunch sprint, the group of four worked well together, but smartly kept their gap deceivingly small so that the sprinter's teams in the pack wouldn't panic and chase. Wilson, knowing that Meyer was the stronger rider on the day, committed fully to keeping the break away, and at 20K to go, each breakaway ride agreed to ride as hard as they could to make sure someone from their group would win. Coming into the finish, Wilson lead the group out, allowing Meyer to sit in until it counted and then punch it across the line to claim his first professional victory . Air fare from Barcelona to Adelaide: 800 Euros. Raising your arms in victory at 23 in your nation's biggest professional bike race: Priceless.



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