Santos Festival of Cycling: Sarah Gigante in powerful GC position ahead of Willunga climb

Santos Festival of Cycling: Sarah Gigante in powerful GC position ahead of Willunga climb



Sarah Gigante (Team Garmin Australia) stretched out a powerful lead on the overall classification during stage 2 of the racing at the Santos Festival of Cycling, with her long solo effort giving her a buffer of almost two minutes before she heads into the Willunga stage of the National Road Series event.

It has been two days running that an Australian time-trial champion has set themselves up on the overall by playing to those solo riding skills . On stage 1 in the men’s race Luke Durbridge (Team BikeExchange) carved out a lead of nearly two-and-a-half minutes with an 80 kilometre solo effort. It is also not the first time Gigante has used the tactic, securing victory during the last block of NRS racing in 2020 with a 55 kilometre break, but that time there were no Women’s WorldTour racers on hand to try and chase her down.



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