Goss Powers to Victory in Stage 2 of Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic
Matt Goss stormed to his first victory of the 2014 season, taking out stage two of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. On just the second day of racing for the 2014 season, Team GreenEdge set up their leader for the win and Goss capitalised on that hard work, taking victory ahead of Caleb Ewan (Subaru NSWIS) and Leigh Howard.
at this time of year. Emulating his 2011 season would obviously be the ultimate for Gossy and for the team, so we're hopeful that we're on track for that after this win."
With the jersey on the back of Goss going into tomorrow's stage, the team's focus will broaden to include defending the overall.
"It's great to have the lead and we'll try to keep the overall," said Goss. "Mostly, I'm looking forward to getting out and racing in the jersey tomorrow, and I'll do my best to hold it to the finish now. Tomorrow is a really hard day, but Durbo has won on the Portarlington circuit before, so we have a few good options on that course."
"Tomorrow's stage isn't typically one for a bunch sprint, but it has finished that way before," added Wilson. "It's very hard to control, but given the way the guys rode today, we're confident we can control it and hold onto the jersey. Now with Gossy in such a strong position overall, and Leigh (Howard) also up there, we are in an ideal position to go for the overall win in the series."