Cory Wallace wins stage 4 at Croc Trophy

wallace croc While the overall race lead remains with Atherton’s Greg Saw, today the Crocodile Trophy camp is celebrating its fourth elite stage winner with Cory Wallace. The Canadian National Marathon Champion finishes almost three minutes ahead of Ramses Bekkenk (NED) and Greg Saw after a wild ride, literally, only narrowly escaping the attack of a wild bull. The Austrian Guido Thaler achieves a personal best at the Crocodile Trophy with a fourth place ahead of Milton Ramos (ESP). The Elite Woman Imogen Smith calls today’s stage “the best one yet”.
Today’s stage had been a wild ride, said Cory Wallace, as he crossed the finish after 3h11:10.81, which pushed him up into third overall and only half a minute behind Ramses Bekkenk (NED) who advanced into second place after four stages. “On the first section before the technical feed zone suddenly there was this herd of wild cows and this black bull – it was huge – was chasing us”, Wallace recounted the close encounter with the “locals” that must have motivated him to pedal even harder, because he arrived at said feedzone with a 2-minute gap to a chaser group including Bekkenk, Greg Saw, the Austrian Guido Thaler and Milton Ramos from Spain, who weren’t as lucky as Wallace. They had to duck and dive to get away from the bull. “I’ve raced the Crocodile Trophy three times already, but that was the single scariest moment so far”, admitted Wallace. More at www.crocodile-trophy.com

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