Superweek returned to Bensenville for it’s sixth stage and for the first time this year a solo rider take the win - but unfortunately wasn’t one of our guys and the ABD/GG Top 10 streak counter will be reset going into Day 7. A Columbian National Team Rider escaped the field before the final point sprint and held on to a 25 to 45 second margin for the entire race, despite the chase of the entire Rock Racing team.
In a late bid for glory, Jeff Schroetlin was part of a six man chase group that formed with just four laps to go. When they group stopped working cohesively, he set out on a solo mission for second place with a lap and a half remaining. He held on to the slimmest of margins as he came through the start/finish on the bell lap, but the sprinters’ teams swallowed him up on the back side of the course.
Joining Jeff in the race were ABD/GEARGRINDER teammates Andy Skeen and Josh Carter, but after six straight days of racing Carter admitted it was time for a rest, “I probably should have taken today and Thursday off to be ready for the weekend, but now I’ll take off Thursday-Friday and get back in to it on Saturday” Fortunately, Schroetlin will be joined by the White brothers as the race heads North - the pair should be fresh after a few days off from racing. With 11 stages remaining, there is still plenty of time for the team to grab more stage wins.