Champion System
May, 20 2013   Bookmark and Share
Brammeier 10th On Final Day In California
Santa Rosa, Calif - The Champion System Pro Cycling Team notched its best finish of the Amgen Tour of California Sunday when Irish national road champion Matt Brammeier sprinted to 10th place in the bunch sprint on the race's final stage.

"The guys did a good job and had him in a really good position," Champion System General Manager Ed Beamon said. "Considering we don't have a field sprinter here, 10th place is a really good job."

Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) earned his second stage win as Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) took the overall victory.

Chad Beyer - who earned the "most courageous rider" jersey on Stage 3 - was Champion System's best-placed rider overall in 21st, 16:23 behind.

"I said before the race our objective was to try to animate things and get involved in the action and even force the action a little bit," Beamon said. "For the most part, we did a good job of that. We were in breaks almost every day and they were meaningful breaks. All in all, we got good exposure for Champion System, Fuji and all of our sponsors."