After a strong start to the week saw him battling with EF’s Lachlan Morton , Cory Wallace ended the week in a duel with two Australians. Morton was joined by Tasman Nankervis, creating a three-way battle for the lead at the six-day, high-altitude stage race in Colorado.
The Jasper, Alta. racer put in some attacks, defended against some interesting race tactics, added more podiums to those he earned in the first half of the week, and would end up second overall at the 2023 Breck Epic. The win stayed with Lachlan Morton and his extremely aero, or something, race rig .
Here’s how the race unfolded from Cory Wallace’s perspective: Photo Dave Clifford 2023 Breck Epic race report: Part Two
Going into the second half of Breck Epic the competition was tight with myself sitting second overall in GC, sandwiched between the two Australians, Lachlan Morton in the lead by just over seven minutes, and Tasman Nankervis sitting around 15 minutes back in third.
Stage four was a fast-rolling 42-mile stage taking in some great singletrack on the Colorado trail and a fair bit of open fire roads. The legs felt great this day, going hard off the front with just the two Australians following. We had a nice lead group of three riders going into the first feed zone, where they had feeders giving them bottles, while I stopped at the neutral service to reload on supplies. This gave them a small 20-second gap, which they capitalized on, working […]