Photo courtesy of Adam Koble
It was a successful weekend for the team at the Tour of Southern Highlands, a three-day stage race taking place in the Highlands of northern Georgia.
The race began Friday evening with a criterium in downtown Woodstock, where Miguel Bryon took the win, with Brendan Rhim in second, John Murphy in third, and Andrew Dahlheim in fourth.
Saturday morning was the time trial, and the guys continued to dominate, with Murphy in first and Rhim in third. Team alumnus Ty Magner took second.
The team ended the weekend much like they began on Friday: Rhim won the road race, with Bryon in second, and Murphy in third. Overall, Bryon took the GC and Murphy took second place.
“Tour of Southern Highlands was a great opportunity for the team to get some much-needed race experience at a local event,” says Thomas Craven, chief sports director.
Next up, the team heads to France for a series of races, beginning with the Tour of Normandie on March 19. The squad consists of John Murphy, Miguel Bryon, Nicolai Brochner, Andzs Flaksis, Andrei Krasilnikau, Fabian Lienhard, and Andrew Dahlheim.
Says Craven about Normandie, “Believe me, the history of that area is not lost on me or the team. Just like Easy Company: ‘We are not going there to fear. We are not going there to die. We are going there to win.’”