Ben Gastauer, my brother, won not only one stage but also the general classification of the HC 2.1 race Tour du Haut Var. Finally he applied the tactics we have been discussing for years. Not sure if I should reveal the secret to success here, but anyway here it comes…You just have to be a little bit faster than all the others…If one follows this simple rule there is no failing…Anyhow really happy to see he finally managed to do what he surely deserved after 5 years of dedicating all his power to the team and its leaders.

Being in a group of escapees for a pretty long way, he took of for glory on the last climb, leaving everybody else behind. Still the suspense should remain until the very end of the stage, where he finished with just 7 seconds of advance to Hivert and the well known Philippe Gilbert….

The second stage was all about protection which he and his team managed very well. Finishing 17th in the same time as the stage winner was enough to keep the yellow jersey and win…..

So Ben, keep them coming there are a couple of more races coming up, which should suit you pretty well!



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