For the majority of the day, the riders chopped and changed position. Gomez held the lead in the closing stages with Blazusiak, Jarvis and Lettenbichler closely positioned waiting for an opportunity. That came on the day‰Ûªs final climb when Gomez came unstuck. Lettenbichler was quick to pounce and took the lead to charge ahead and win the day.
‰ÛÏMy day started really well, I passed Graham at the beginning and then caught Alfredo and the two of us rode together for most of the day," Lettenbichler said.
"There was some pretty difficult stuff today, but I didn‰Ûªt struggle with the uphills as much as the last two days so I‰Ûªm pretty happy. Toward the end of the day Alfredo really opened it up on one of the faster sections ‰ÛÒ full motocross style. I thought to myself there‰Ûªs no way I can push like that so I let him go. Luckily, I caught him again right before the last uphill and managed to get past him, so that was a really good feeling. I‰Ûªm the overall leader now so hopefully I can keep that momentum until the finish tomorrow.‰Û