Boulder, CO – Rory Sutherland (AUS) of the
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, crossed the line at the top of
Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado, ahead of the competition
earlier today, Saturday, August 25, to capture the victory in Stage 6 of
USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
Sutherland’s podium topping performance was followed by Fabio Aru
(ITA) of Astana Pro Team, who took second, and Stage 4 winner, Jens
Voigt (GER) of RadioShack-Nissan-Trek, who took third place in Stage 6.
With fierce determination, Sutherland’s decision to attack the break
proved to be decisive, as never looked back en route to the Stage
victory. The Seasoned 6’2” Aussie took command of the field and left the
competition gasping for air as he ascended to the top of Flagstaff
winning Stage 6 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
Speaking about the incredible victory today Sutherland stated,
“Coming into the last climb I went with what I thought was a good idea. I
know this climb so well from training, I knew when to attack from the
bottom and I was able to pick my way through the ginormous crowd and
managed to hold on over the top to bring the victory home for our team.
Winning a stage like this in front of my family, my friends, our staff
and our sponsors makes all the hard work worthwhile. We are all really
proud of what we achieved today. Throughout this tour we’ve had a lot of
ups and downs, but for the team, the riders, and the staff we are so
proud of what we’ve achieved today.”
“It was obviously a fantastic day, especially doing this in Boulder,
my adopted home and in front of this incredible crowd. Chris Jones and
the boys worked their butts off for me all day long. We had a goal and
everyone contributed to making it happen. I’m ecstatic, the crowds were
amazing – ridiculously amazing and I am so happy for our team today.”
Sutherland’s win caps off an outstanding month of racing from Team
UnitedHealthcare. The Stage 6 victory punctuates a stellar month of
racing from the boys in blue in Utah, Portugal, and Colorado at three of
the premier races in the sport of cycling.
Team UnitedHealthcare wraps up the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
tomorrow with the individual time trial in Denver. In addition, the team
will wrap up the 2012 Tour of Portugal on Sunday as well.
TEAM UNITEDHEALTHCARE ROSTER FOR THE 2012 USA PRO CHALLENGE (August 20-26):
Rory Sutherland (USA)
Jeff Louder (USA)
Robert Förster (GER)
Jake Keough (USA)
Chris Jones (USA)
Ben Day (AUS)
Karl Menzies (AUS)
Danny Summerhill (USA)