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June 15/13 0:00 am - Tour de Beauce: Stage 5 report, results and photos


Posted by Editoress on 06/15/13
 

de Maar Wins In Quebec City

Marc de Maar (UnitedHealthcare) took the win on stage 5, the tough Quebec City Circuit race, in a sprint from the day long breakaway.  Quebec City resident Antoine Duchesne (Bontrager) was second and Oscar Clark (Hincapie Sportswear), third.  Francisco Mancebo and his 5-Hr Energy team successfully defended the yellow jersey and goes into Sunday's final, another difficult circuit race in  St Georges with a six second lead on his closest competitor.

Winner of the Quebec City stage in 2010,  de Maar made his way into the early five-rider break with grew to nine when a four-ride chase group which included GC threat Christian Meier (Canadian National Team) bridged across with 21 kilometres to go.

“With two laps to go, a few guys out of the bunch caught us which was an ideal situation for me because I could tell them, sorry I'm not working anymore because I have my GC guys in the chasing group so I was just sitting for the last one and a half laps. Meier was doing lots of work, he pretty much did it by himself so the rest of us were sitting on.” de Maar said.

“The last few kilometres there were some attacks, I countered everything and then it was a long sprint, I went with 300 metres to go, I was too tired to put my hands in the air.” he continued with a laugh. “It was a hard race, it's a beautiful race, I've won it before and I love to be racing here. It was a good day for the team, hopefully we can get the other objective tomorrow.”

“When we got to the last lap, I knew that I had good legs, I know that I don't have a very good sprint so close to the top of the climb, I tried to go but there were three of us at the top. We started to look at each other and to sit up. I waited, and then positioned myself for the sprint but I was not able to come around Marc at the end.” explained Duchesne who lives one kilometre from the finish line.

The 21-year old racer, who hails from Chicoutimi originally, admitted to feeling the pressure to perform for his homecrowd.  “All my family is here from Montreal, my friends, I had a lot of fans around, everyone was screaming my name. I would have loved to have won for everyone, a second place is pretty good too.”

Mancebo praised his teammates. “Today I was good, the team worked a lot and very well for me. Tonight, we rest and recover and tomorrow will be another very, very hard day. Those last 100 kilometres will be the hardest 100 kilometres of the Tour.”

How it unfolded

Attacks flew early on in the 12-lap race which uses a large section of the route used by the Grand Prix cycliste de Québec, a UCI WorldTour race until seven riders escaped on the second lap. The move included Jamey Driscoll (Jamis-Hagens Berman),  Guillaume Boivin (Canada National Team), Craig Lewis (Champion System), Clark and de Maar. 

De Maar had to adjust his strategy when he saw the composition of the break. “The focus was pretty much on GC so the plan was for our GC guys to put the pressure on Mancebo's team and then the rest of the team, (Davide) Frattini, myself and  (Jonny) Clarke, would look for early breaks. We were hoping that dangerous threats on GC would come with us and put the pressure on the guys to keep the gap close so the GC guys could attack on the final.”

“The break went up the road and I was with them but unfortunately there were no dangerous guys for GC in there and it was a bit of a weird situation but we kept on going, everybody was fully committed to work.”

The five riders worked well together but the gap was never threatening to Mancebo, going to over three minutes for a short time before it came back down. 

Mancebo was quite happy with the composition of the break with Clark the highest on GC at two minutes and 56 seconds down. “Oscar was there and he was three minutes behind me so okay for three minutes, it's okay for us. But behind, the Canada Team were not happy.”

He was right. Halfway through the race, the Canadian National Team DS Gord Fraser told his boys that it was time to put pressure on.

“We were sort of in that position it was all or nothing, you have to go for broke. Because a minute and a half, you can't wait for the last lap and make up a minute and a half.”  explained Meier who was one minute and 28 seconds down on GC at the start of the stage.

Meier continued, “A few times through the start finish, the guys started attacking again but the problem with those two attacking (Cooper, Britton) and the others was because they weren't on GC, 5-Hr were pretty smart and didn't panic and let them go so a couple of time, I attacked on the start/finish just to put them under pressure and make them work. And then, we could start to see that they were coming apart a little bit and then finally, the third time, Rob and Marsh snuck off the front on the hill and I just bridged across and that was it, and we just went for it. These guys just drove it and we got across to the break and we had Guillaume there, then he drove it and the guys did an unbelievable job.”

Jumping on the Canadian blue train as it made its way across was Duchesne. “With five or six laps to go, attacks started to happen and I saw that the riders around me were having a bit of trouble and I was feeling good on the climb so, I told myself to stay attentive because I had to do something if I had good legs. So when I saw the Canadians go, I went too. Since there were three of them, I didn't have to pull, I had a bit of a free ride to the break. Then, when we made it across, I attacked immediately to give it a good jolt.”

With Meier in the mix, tactics changed. Both de Maar and Duchesne sat on as they had to protect the GC position of their teammates. A decision that Meier understood. “Unfortunately I had to (pull)  because if I was going to get time,  the guys were playing for the stage, it's pretty normal.”

At that point, Clark started to think that the break would make it to the finish line. “They all worked together, they were going for GC so they were just going as hard as they could. They had the one guy left, Meier, he was riding for GC time so he was just going all out.”

The jockeying for position for the sprint started the final time up the climb up Cote de la Montagne with a 10% average grade but most of the break was still together when Meier attacked on the false flat to the finish.  “I hit them on this flat section coming into the finish, but I was on the limit and everyone came around me in the last couple hundred metres and it's all you can do. We played all our cards today and we didn't come out with the jersey but if I have moved up a couple of spots on GC, we'll see.”

“The team is interested in doing something.” Meier continued. “Once you have 5-Hr Energy isolated, that's the time to try something and we decided that we were not going to wait for others, did our own race. I think it was quite impressive how the guys raced today, it was unbelievable.”

After the dust settled, Mancebo has a five second lead on Nathan Brown (Bontrager) and eight seconds on Matt Cooke (CRCA). Ben Day (UnitedHealthcare) is in fourth place at 17 seconds while Meier moved up to sixth place, 47 seconds down.

The 28th edition of the Tour de Beauce concludes on Sunday with the 107-km St Georges Circuit Race, where each lap includes a 1.3-km climb with 6% average grade.

Report by Lyne Lamoureux

 

Stage 5: Ville de Quebec, 126 km
1 Marc de Maar (AHO) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 3:07:02
2 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team
3 Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team both s.t.
4 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman :06
5 Christian Meier (Can) Canadian National Team s.t.
6 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:28
7 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Esp) 5 Hour Energy 0:47
8 Michael Woods (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 0:49
9 Diego M. Jimenez (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team
10 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team
11 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team
12 Kiel J. Reijnen (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team
13 Benjamin Day (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team all s.t.
14 Chris Baldwin (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 0:53
15 Matthew Cooke (USA) Century Road Club Association 0:53
16 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 0:56
17 Philip Deignan (Irl) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1:00
18 Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore Vita -Amo s.t.
19 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 1:02
20 Lucas Euser (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team
21 Kirk Carlsen (USA) H&R Block
22 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman all s.t.
23 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 1:07
24 Benjamin Jacques Maynes (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman s.t.
25 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis Hagens Berman 1:13
26 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canadian National Team s.t.
27 Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore Vita -Amo 1:18
28 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
29 David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk
30 Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team
31 Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team
32 Javier Megias Leal (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk all s.t.
33 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 1:23
34 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 1:34
35 Phillip Lavery (Irl) H&R Block 1:48
36 Nathan English (USA) 5 Hour Energy 1:55
37 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team 1:57
38 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 2:10
39 Jason Mccartney (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 2:20
40 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissel Pro Cycling s.t.
41 Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 2:22
42 Maxim Jenkins (USA) 5 Hour Energy 2:28
43 Nic Hamilton (Can) Canadian National Team s.t.
44 Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 2:58
45 Robert Britton (Can) Canadian National Team 3:08
46 Jonathan McCarty (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling
47 Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team both s.t.
48 Conor Mullervy (USA) Century Road Club Association 4:45
49 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 6:01
50 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 7:32
51 Adam Farabaugh (USA) Garneau-Quebecor
52 Rémi Pelletier Roy (Can) Garneau-Quebecor
53 Pierrick Naud (Can) Garneau-Quebecor
54 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
55 Daniel Holloway (USA) Amore Vita -Amo
56 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
57 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canadian National Team
58 Jonathan Clark (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team
59 Marsh Cooper (Can) Canadian National Team all s.t.
60 Mark Korus (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 8:56
61 Julian Kyer (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling s.t.
62 Viesruts Luksevics (Lat) Amore Vita -Amo 9:21
63 James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy 9:33
64 David Boily (Can) Amore Vita -Amo s.t.
65 Garrett McLeod (Can) H&R Block 11:40
66 Alexander Cataford (Can) Garneau-Quebecor s.t.
67 Carson Miller (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 14:06
68 Robert Ralph (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 15:04
69 William Blackburn (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments
70 Federico Marchiori (Ita) H&R Block
71 Juan Miguel Perez Garcia (Esp) Ekoï/Devinci
72 Kyle Buckosky (Can) H&R Block
73 Benjamin Zawacki (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team
74 Anton Mikhailov (Isr) Amore Vita -Amo
75 James Piccoli (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments
76 Daniel Chabanov (USA) Century Road Club Association
77 Shawn Milne (USA) 5 Hour Energy
78 Chris Gruber (Can) Century Road Club Association
79 Cortlan Brown (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team
80 Christian Parrett (USA) 5 Hour Energy
81 Coultan Hartrich (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team
82 Olivier Delaney (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments
83 Jorge Perez Pena (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team all s.t.
84 Micheal Midlarsky (USA) Ekoï/Devinci 26:12
85 François Chabot (Can) Ekoï/Devinci
86 Guillaume Fiset (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech
87 Étienne Samson (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech all s.t.
DNF Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk
DNF Thomas Raeymaekers (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk
DNF Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk
DNF Robert Sweeting (USA) 5 Hour Energy
DNF Carter Jones (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling
DNF Phillip Gaimon (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling
DNF Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team
DNF Antoine Matteau (Can) Ekoï/Devinci
DNF Jordan Brochu (Can) Ekoï/Devinci
DNF Andrew Baker (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team
DNF Demis Aleman (Arg) Jamis Hagens Berman
DNF Phil Mooney (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman
DNF Ryan Shaun MacDonald (Can) H&R Block
DNF Anthony Walsh (Irl) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team
DNF Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team
DNF James Schurman (USA) Century Road Club Association
DNF Jesse Keough (USA) Century Road Club Association
DNF Sébastien Rousseau (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech
DNF Samuel Blanchette (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech
DNF Adam Carr (USA) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech
DNF Anton Varabei (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech
DNF Logan Cornel (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech
DNF Benjamin Chartrand (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments
DNF David Onsow (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments
DNF Nicolas Masbourian (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments
DNS Zachary Hughes (Can) Garneau-Quebecor
DNS Matthew Green (GBr) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team
 
GC
1 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Esp) 5 Hour Energy 15:36:36
2 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team at 0:05
3 Matthew Cooke (USA) Century Road Club Association 0:08
4 Benjamin Day (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:17
5 Philip Deignan (Irl) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:39
6 Christian Meier (Can) Canadian National Team 0:47
7 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 1:33
8 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 1:46
9 Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 2:04
10 Michael Woods (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 2:23
11 Chris Baldwin (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 2:23
12 Lucas Euser (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 2:24
13 Kirk Carlsen (USA) H&R Block 2:25
14 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 2:48
15 Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore Vita -Amo 3:11
16 Nathan English (USA) 5 Hour Energy 3:27
17 Benjamin Jacques Maynes (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 3:57
18 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 4:33
19 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team 4:59
20 Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 5:00
21 Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 5:04
22 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis Hagens Berman 5:04
23 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canadian National Team 5:14
24 Robert Britton (Can) Canadian National Team 5:28
25 Maxim Jenkins (USA) 5 Hour Energy 5:40
26 David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 5:59
27 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 6:46
28 Phillip Lavery (Irl) H&R Block 7:11
29 Diego M. Jimenez (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 7:19
30 Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore Vita -Amo 8:00
31 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 8:15
32 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 8:18
33 Marc de Maar (AHO) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 9:18
34 Kiel J. Reijnen (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 10:01
35 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 10:27
36 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team 11:21
37 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissel Pro Cycling 11:33
38 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 12:16
39 Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 13:25
40 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 13:47
41 Marsh Cooper (Can) Canadian National Team 14:28
42 Conor Mullervy (USA) Century Road Club Association 14:34
43 Jonathan McCarty (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 15:44
44 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk 15:49
45 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 15:50
46 Julian Kyer (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 16:21
47 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canadian National Team 16:26
48 Javier Megias Leal (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 16:51
49 Pierrick Naud (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 16:51
50 David Boily (Can) Amore Vita -Amo 17:26
51 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 17:30
52 Nic Hamilton (Can) Canadian National Team 17:35
53 Jason McCartney (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 19:51
54 Coultan Hartrich (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 21:38
55 Daniel Holloway (USA) Amore Vita -Amo 21:46
56 Jonathan Clark (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 21:48
57 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 22:00
58 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 22:10
59 Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 22:30
60 James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy 22:31
61 Rémi Pelletier Roy (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 22:58
62 Adam Farabaugh (USA) Garneau-Quebecor 24:47
63 Chris Gruber (Can) Century Road Club Association 24:52
64 Cortlan Brown (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 24:58
65 Shawn Milne (USA) 5 Hour Energy 25:07
66 Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 27:56
67 Mark Korus (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 28:18
68 Alexander Cataford (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 30:40
69 Olivier Delaney (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 33:07
70 Kyle Buckosky (Can) H&R Block 34:23
71 Viesruts Luksevics (Lat) Amore Vita -Amo 35:01
72 Carson Miller (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 36:18
73 Garrett McLeod (Can) H&R Block 36:19
74 Juan Miguel Perez Garcia (Esp) Ekoï/Devinci 36:41
75 Anton Mikhailov (Isr) Amore Vita -Amo 37:29
76 Christian Parrett (USA) 5 Hour Energy 39:23
77 James Piccoli (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 40:34
78 William Blackburn (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 41:58
79 Robert Ralph (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 44:45
80 Federico Marchiori (Ita) H&R Block 46:43
81 Daniel Chabanov (USA) Century Road Club Association 49:18
82 Micheal Midlarsky (USA) Ekoï/Devinci 50:41
83 Benjamin Zawacki (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 56:24
84 Jorge Perez Pena (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 1:17:30
85 Étienne Samson (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 1:31:53
86 Guillaume Fiset (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 1:44:31
87 François Chabot (Can) Ekoï/Devinci 1:59:55
 
Points
1 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 34 pts
2 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canadian National Team 34
3 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Esp) 5 Hour Energy 34
4 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 30
5 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team 28
6 Chris Baldwin (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 27
7 Philip Deignan (Irl) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 26
8 Matthew Cooke (USA) Century Road Club Association 26
9 Benjamin Day (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 26
10 Christian Meier (Can) Canadian National Team 25
11 Kiel J. Reijnen (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 24
12 Marc de Maar (AHO) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 21
13 Benjamin Jacques Maynes (USA) Jamis Hagens

 


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