It what was largely a celebration of the past weeks racing, Huon Genesys Pro Cycling’s Jack Haig finished safely within the bunch behind eventual stage 8 winner Ben Grenda to win this years Tour Of Tasmania. In taking the win Haig joins an incredible honor roll which includes Cadel Evans, Cameron Meyer and former teammates Richie Porte and Nathan Haas. Jack was quick to pay tribute to his teammates who shepherded him all week.
The boys were incredible all week, to defend from start to finish is not easy but they kept me out of the wind and out of trouble the whole time. This is as much theirs as it is mine.
The team held the yellow leaders jersey for the entire tour after winning the stage one team time trial up Hobart’s Mount Wellington. First Jai Crawford, then Nathan Earle pulled it on but it was Haig who followed the decisive attack by Drapac’s Darren Lapthorne on stage 3 to Lake St Clair and took second on the stage and the race lead. From that point on it never left his shoulders and despite some tense moments the win never looked in doubt.
— Pat Shaw (@shawry_07) October 6, 2013
Congratulations Alex, Sam, Pat, Joe, Ben, Jai, Nathan and Jack. And good luck to Nathan who will now take a break before heading to take up a position with SKY Pro Cycling in Europe and Jumpin Jai Crawford who heads to Drapac next year. This was a true team effort and a great accomplishment to triumph in the toughest tour of the year. Thanks as always to our incredible support crew Neil, Nunny and Peter. Great j0b guys.