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June 15/07 5:17 am - Tour de Beauce: Stage 4a report, results & photos

Posted by Editoress on 06/15/07

Tour de Beauce

part one

part two

For the second consecutive day, the Tour de Beauce saw a change in the lead, with Australian Ben Day (Navigators) taking over the yellow jersey from Gregorio Ladino Vega (Tecos) after scorching the competition in the individual time trial. Danny Pate (Slipstream), the defending time trial champion at Beauce finished second and Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) was third. Tuft moves into second overall (33 seconds behind Day, with Pate taking over third at 1:04.

The 20 kilometre out-and-back time trial was held under near perfect conditions - mid-20's (Celsius) temperatures, almost no wind or humidity. Starting along a boulevard, the riders zig-zagged out of the town of St-Georges for the first two kilometres, before hitting a steady (but not steep) grade for the next four kilometres. The remaining four kilometres before the turnaround were flat.

Canadian cyclo-cross champion Greg Reain (Calyon-Litespeed) set the first sub-28 minute time, eventually finishing sixth at 27:29. It took Glen Chadwick (Navigators), winner of the previous two stages, to lower the time by one second.

After this, Pate came through over a minute faster, with Tuft two seconds behind him. But it was Day who rode in after Tuft, second from last on the start list, and the former Australian time trial champion was the only rider to go under 26 minutes, recording a very quick 25:58. Ladino Vega could only manage 27:38 (ninth best), and dropped to fourth overall.

Afterwards, on a cellphone, Day was overheard saying "I'm going pretty good; I beat him by 30 seconds - how's that!"

Day also said "I always have confidence in a time trial, but today I was on top of it; today was a very good day for me."

Tuft was visibly disappointed with seceding over 30 seconds to his rival. "I just didn't have the full zap after yesterday at Megantic. Going up the climb so hard took a lot out of me, I guess. I knew the legs weren't there even during the warmup, so I wasn't in top form, but I also think Day had an exceptional ride. Some days you feel like you can push a gear, other days not so much ... this was an 'other' day for me."

Race Notes

- Tuft pointed out that Beauce isn't over, with two more days of tough circuit racing. he should know - he lost the lead two years ago to Nathan O'Neill on one of those final days; the circuit that is going to be used tomorrow. "I still think the possibilities are good. Anything can happen at Beauce; I saw it the last time trying to protect my lead on the Quebec stage."

- Day revealed that this year, for the first time, he had a chance to do some wind tunnel testing to improve his time trialling. "We were at the wind tunnel before the Tour of California. The time trial has been my specialty for a few years (he was 10th at Worlds in 2003, in Hamilton), but this year is the first chance to try out the wind tunnel. We changed a few small things on the position at the front of the bike, and it has made a difference."

"This race is definitely not over. It seems to me like the kind of race where it is easier to race from behind then defend from in front. But, I have confidence in the team, that we'll get it done."

Stage 4a: St Georges ITT, 20km
1. Ben Day (Aus) Navigators Insurance0:25:58
2. Danny Pate (USA) Team Slipstreamat 0:27
3. Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics0:29
4. David O'Loughlin (Irl) Navigators Insurance1:02
5. Glen Alan Chadwick (NZl) Navigators Insurance1:30
6. Greg Reain (Can) Calyon-Litespeed1:31
7. Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team1:32
8. Francois Parisien (Can) Team Slipstream1:37
9. Gregorio Ladino Vega (Col) Tecos Trek Vh1:40
10. Dominique Perras (Can) Québec1:44
11. David Pell (Aus) Savings And Loans Cycling Team1:47
12. Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance2:02
13. Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics2:06
14. Philipp Mamos (Ger) Team Sparkasse2:09
15. Christian Meier (Can) Symmetrics2:09
16. Ryan Beliveau (Can) Calyon-Litespeed2:12
17. Cameron Evans (Can) Symmetrics2:12
18. Hector Hugo Rangel (Mex) Tecos Trek Vh2:13
19. Jacob Erker (Can) Symmetrics2:18
20. Dan Timmerman (USA) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team2:21
21. Buck Milller (Can) Team R.A.C.E2:26
22. Andrew Randell (Can) Symmetrics2:27
23. Mark Walters (Can) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team2:27
24. Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau - Crocs2:28
25. Mathieu Roy (Can) Eva-Devinci2:29
26. Juan Pablo Magallanes Arawda (Mex) Tecos Trek Vh2:31
27. Soren Petersen (Den) Farso Denmark National2:34
28. Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team2:37
29. Charles Dionne (Can) Québec2:37
30. William Goodfellow (Can) Volkswagen Trek2:42
31. Craig McCarney (Aus) Savings And Loans Cycling Team2:43
32. Éric Boily (Can) Eva-Devinci2:45
33. Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Calyon-Litespeed2:45
34. Timo Honstein (Ger) Team Sparkasse2:48
35. Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Sparkasse2:51
36. Martin Gilbert (Can) Québec2:57
37. Charlie Bryer (Can) Team Spin 122:57
38. Cirian Power (Irl) Navigators Insurance2:58
39. Phil Cortes (Can) Calyon-Litespeed3:00
40. John Fredy Parra Calada (Col) Tecos Trek Vh3:02
41. Jamie Sparling (Can) La_Z_Boy3:03
42. Stefan Parinussa (Ger) Team Sparkasse3:04
43. Connor Trevor (Can) La_Z_Boy3:05
44. Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Sparkasse3:07
45. Ryan McKenzie (Can) Volkswagen Trek3:11
46. Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Team Sparkasse3:11
47. Keven Lacombe (Can) Volkswagen Trek3:13
48. Cody O'Rielly (USA) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team3:13
49. Heberth Gutierrez Garcia (Col) Tecos Trek Vh3:14
50. Joel Dion-Poitras (Can) Eva-Devinci3:32
51. Fausto Esparza (Mex) Tecos Trek Vh3:37
52. Jesse Athony (USA) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team3:43
53. Jean-François Racine (Can) Garneau - Crocs3:45
54. Alex Howes (USA) Team Slipstream3:47
55. Will Routley (Can) Symmetrics3:51
56. Adam Thuss (Can) Team R.A.C.E3:54
57. Jacob Nielsen (Den) Farso Denmark National3:55
58. Oleg Grishkin (Rus) Navigators Insurance4:00
59. Tilo Schüler (Ger) Team Sparkasse4:11
60. Ian Macgregor (USA) Team Slipstream4:15
61. Mike Dietrich (USA) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team4:15
62. André Tremblay (Can) Volkswagen Trek4:17
63. Ivor Bruin (Den) Farso Denmark National4:17
64. Mark Pozniak (Can) Team R.A.C.E4:17
65. Peter Mueller (Aus) Savings And Loans Cycling Team4:28
66. Peter Ladd (Aus) Garneau - Crocs4:29
67. Charles Thibault (Can) Eva-Devinci4:30
68. Rene Ahrenkiel (Den) Farso Denmark National4:37
69. Benjamin Martel (Can) Garneau - Crocs4:39
70. Jeffrey Dirksen (Ned) Team R.A.C.E4:47
71. Matt Guse (Can) Calyon-Litespeed4:51
72. Mark Batty (Can) Team R.A.C.E4:53
73. Jamie Lamb (Can) Garneau - Crocs5:00
74. Pascal Bussières (Can) Québec5:08
75. Dave Vukets (Can) Team Spin 125:19
76. Peter Morse (Can) Team Spin 125:45
77. Morten Christiansen (Den) Farso Denmark National6:04
78. Rob Britton (Can) La_Z_Boy7:21
1. Ben Day (Aus) Navigators Insurance13:41:45
2. Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetricsat 0:33
3. Danny Pate (USA) Team Slipstream1:04
4. Gregorio Ladino Vega (Col) Tecos Trek Vh1:25
5. David O'Loughlin (Irl) Navigators Insurance1:32
6. Jacob Erker (Can) Symmetrics2:44
7. Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team2:47
8. Dominique Perras (Can) Québec2:55
9. Philipp Mamos (Ger) Team Sparkasse3:14
10. Juan Pablo Magallanes Arawda (Mex) Tecos Trek Vh3:20
11. Mark Walters (Can) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team4:14
12. Soren Petersen (Den) Farso Denmark National7:43
13. Glen Alan Chadwick (NZl) Navigators Insurance8:36
14. Craig McCarney (Aus) Savings And Loans Cycling Team9:09
15. Francois Parisien (Can) Team Slipstream9:15
16. Hector Hugo Rangel (Mex) Tecos Trek Vh11:20
17. Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics11:56
18. Timo Honstein (Ger) Team Sparkasse12:12
19. Charles Dionne (Can) Québec14:12
20. Cameron Evans (Can) Symmetrics15:08
21. Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance15:21
22. Christian Meier (Can) Symmetrics16:50
23. John Fredy Parra Calada (Col) Tecos Trek Vh17:43
24. Jacob Nielsen (Den) Farso Denmark National18:23
25. Greg Reain (Can) Calyon-Litespeed19:13
26. Connor Trevor (Can) La_Z_Boy19:19
27. Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Sparkasse19:48
28. David Pell (Aus) Savings And Loans Cycling Team19:59
29. Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Team Sparkasse20:18
30. Ivor Bruin (Den) Farso Denmark National20:52
31. Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Sparkasse21:11
32. Mathieu Roy (Can) Eva-Devinci21:37
33. Andrew Randell (Can) Symmetrics21:47
34. Will Routley (Can) Symmetrics21:55
35. Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team22:06
36. Rob Britton (Can) La_Z_Boy22:27
37. Jamie Sparling (Can) La_Z_Boy22:52
38. Heberth Gutierrez Garcia (Col) Tecos Trek Vh23:03
39. Fausto Esparza (Mex) Tecos Trek Vh23:06
40. Ian MacGregor (USA) Team Slipstream23:44
41. Joel Dion-Poitras (Can) Eva-Devinci24:03
42. Éric Boily (Can) Eva-Devinci25:57
43. William Goodfellow (Can) Volkswagen Trek26:04
44. Stefan Parinussa (Ger) Team Sparkasse26:59
45. Martin Gilbert (Can) Québec27:48
46. Peter Mueller (Aus) Savings And Loans Cycling Team28:25
47. Cirian Power (Irl) Navigators Insurance29:08
48. Dan Timmerman (USA) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team29:12
49. Keven Lacombe (Can) Volkswagen Trek29:32
50. Oleg Grishkin (Rus) Navigators Insurance35:05
51. Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau - Crocs39:36
52. Benjamin Martel (Can) Garneau - Crocs41:01
53. Pascal Bussières (Can) Québec42:16
54. Buck Milller (Can) Team R.A.C.E43:08
55. Tilo Schüler (Ger) Team Sparkasse43:28
56. Alex Howes (USA) Team Slipstream44:49
57. Cody O'Rielly (USA) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team45:13
58. Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Calyon-Litespeed46:19
59. Matt Guse (Can) Calyon-Litespeed48:25
60. Jean-François Racine (Can) Garneau - Crocs48:28
61. Phil Cortes (Can) Calyon-Litespeed49:02
62. Mark Batty (Can) Team R.A.C.E50:27
63. Jamie Lamb (Can) Garneau - Crocs50:34
64. Ryan McKenzie (Can) Volkswagen Trek51:20
65. Morten Christiansen (Den) Farso Denmark National51:35
66. Adam Thuss (Can) Team R.A.C.E51:38
67. Mark Pozniak (Can) Team R.A.C.E52:01
68. Dave Vukets (Can) Team Spin 1252:27
69. Peter Ladd (Aus) Garneau - Crocs55:07
70. Jesse Athony (USA) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team55:43
71. Mike Dietrich (USA) Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team56:11
72. Rene Ahrenkiel (Den) Farso Denmark National5:25
73. Ryan Beliveau (Can) Calyon-Litespeed7:21
74. Peter Morse (Can) Team Spin 1211:39
75. Charlie Bryer (Can) Team Spin 1213:46
76. André Tremblay (Can) Volkswagen Trek23:38
77. Jeffrey Dirksen (Ned) Team R.A.C.E25:34
78. Charles Thibault (Can) Eva-Devinci51:42
Team GC
1. Navigators Insurance41:09:48
2. Symmetrics5:06
3. Tecos Trek Vh11:38
4. Kodak Gallery Pro Cycling Team24:37
5. Team Slipstream29:16
6. Team Sparkasse30:27
7. Québec35:33
8. Farso Denmark National37:15
9. Savings And Loans Cycling Team53:00
10. La_Z_Boy0:05
11. Eva-Devinci7:04
12. Volkswagen Trek42:24
13. Calyon-Litespeed46:39
14. Garneau - Crocs4:22
15. Team R.A.C.E15:09
16. Team Spin 1213:16


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