ASCEND believer Joel Pearson wins Melbourne to Warrnambool
Joel Pearson has clinched a remarkable victory in the world’s second longest bike race, the Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic, on Saturday. In a time of 6 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds, Pearson showed he is well and truly back in form after a devastating car crash left him in a four week coma only 18 months ago.
Pearson initiated his race plan early, breaking away with a group of 22 riders at the 10km mark. The group went on to lead the peloton for the remaining 251 kilometres.
The Savings and Loans boys demonstrated a true team effort, ensuring Pearson was in the best position to come out in front. He was able to hold out in the sprint to the finish and claim the inspiring victory. A win in this iconic race is the latest in a string of successes for Pearson, who won a stage in the recent Scody Cup in Tasmania. Next up, he will head to China for the Hainan International Road Cycling Race which begins on November 11th.
“I attribute a lot of my success this year to ASCEND Elite Recovery products” says Joel.
Congratulations Joel from the team at ASCEND!
Check out SBS at 12PM this Sunday, 1st November 2009 for coverage looking back at this classic race.
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