Hometown favorite Cody Kaiser (LangeTwins / Specialized) attacked on the final lap to claim his first UCI victory of the season Sunday at WSCXGP in Sacramento. The Elite men’s race started fast with Lance Haidet (Donnelly Cycling) stringing out the 34-rider field after taking the holeshot. Kaiser and Troy Wells (Team CLIF Bar) quickly took over the pacemaking, sharing a common goal of shedding as many riders as possible. “Troy is staying at our place this week," Kaiser said. "We were conversing over coffee this morning, at breakfast. Sort of shut it down before it even gets going, that was kind of our plan. Not that we were doing team tactics, but we knew that if the pace was going to drop, that’s what it would get interesting so we wanted to keep it [the pace] as high as possible."ADVERTISEMENT Kaiser, Wells and Haidet pulled away when Saturday’s winner Anthony Clark (Squid Squad) bobbled in the first lap, causing a split in the field. The trio at the front upped the pace while Allen Krughoff (Chocolove - Specialized) was chasing solo. “I got gapped halfway through the first lap," Krughoff said. "I was with Anthony at the tail of the front group like yesterday. He never went down but he came to a halt in the sand, and then I went around him in a slow line and the we had a 20 meter gap. Then I was getting going, trying to catch back on, he came flying by me, across the course, kind of bouncing, dropped his chain, had to stop so he was out. Actually I thought he was going to catch me because he rode so strong yesterday. But then, I just rode all day." Wells continued to put in attacks in the sand section by the Sacramento River on almost every lap.
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