Saxo Bank's Haedo wins GP Cholet
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saxo Bank's Haedo wins GP Cholet

by VeloNation Press at 2:45 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Press Release
 
Team Saxo Bank's sprinter from Argentina, Juan José Haedo, came in first when he pushed his bike across the finish line and gave the team a hard-earned victory in GP of Cholet in front of Frenchman, Jimmy Casper (Besson Chaussures – Sojasun).

After all the accidents lately, Team Saxo Bank was eager to succeed, when the riders took off to do the 205 kilometer long race, GP of Cholet, on a very hilly circular route in the western part of France. The race is described as a semi-classic because of its hardness with many short hills and grueling side winds coming in from the west coast. Team Saxo Bank's Danish sports director, Kim Andersen, won the race in 1990, and he was with the team today when the international peloton assembled to do the ”Primavera des Mauges”.

"It was a fantastic race where we were ahead of things and were in several breakaways throughout the race. The race was done at a really high pace and on the last laps in Cholet, we tried to keep the peloton in one group, so JJ was able to sprint to victory, "said a happy Kim Andersen after the race.

"I am pleased to offer this victory to the team after a strong effort from my teammates”, said Team Saxo Bank's Juan Jose Haedo after the race and added: "I had to wait until the very last second to go past and push the bike across the line in front of Casper” in the bunch sprint.
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