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September 11/07 7:06 am - Bell Second at Tour of Missouri Opener

Posted by Editor on 09/11/07

Bell Second at Tour of Missouri
Courtesy Symmetrics

Zach Bell (Symmetrics Cycling Fuelled By FarmPure) just missed out on an opening stage victory in today's Tour of Missouri, taking second place.

A five-man break was clear for most of the 137 kilometres Kansas City stage today, breaking clear just 50 kilometres into the race. The gap ballooned to the 5 minute mark, but was caught on the final city circuits, with less than 10 kilometres to go. With several aggressive and technical corners to go, it was a wild ride to the finish. Zach Bell duked it out against the top North American sprinters, just losing to Ivan Dominguez (Toyota-United).

"We came to the final corner and I took the inside line," Bell explained. "The field swing hard right and I went on the left. It was just a touch too early, as it meant I started the sprint with 300m to go. At 50m to go, I saw a shadow. At 25, Ivan passed me. Still, I'm happy with today's result and I hope we can keep it up."


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