Having held back most of the tour, the Yuba rider Tim Shaefer employs a strategy that nearly wins him the yellow jersey. The “distract ’em with beer” tactic, last used in the 1928 Tour de France, has never been used in an American Tour. Despite not placing, Tim’s spirit’s are high.
“With just 3 laps to go, the strategy that Max, Lu (my dogs in the basket) & I came up with to win the 2013 USA Pro Challenge Stage 7 in Denver is working out perfectly. Here we are nestled right between the race leader, Tejay van Garderen (yellow jersey) and Peter Sagan (green jersey), my legs were feeling great and the beers in the trailer cooler were icy cold. But alas, it wasn’t to be for 2013. Tejay would take the overall victory, and Peter would win the stage in the last few meters of the final sprint as well as the overall Sprinters Jersey. We’ve got your numbers Tejay & Peter, just wait until next year!”