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December 20/08 9:50 am - Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica: Stage 6, A Win for Cortes


Posted by Editoress on 12/20/08
 

Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica Costa Rica

Phil Cortes sent along this note after his win of Stage 6

Well the bad news is that I lost my sprint jersey today...

The good news is that I won a 3-up sprint for the stage win.

The team did a lot of work for me leading up to the first intermediate sprint but it wasn't meant to be. With a break of three up the road, the battle was for the last sprint point. I subsequently lost the sprint for the last spot, got kind of frustrated with myself and decided to send some of my guys up the road for the second sprint.

It was the Brit David McLean who got away and took the fourth spot in the second sprint at km 99. When he took the point the local Pizza Hut-BCR team decided to reel him back, and it was then that I made a snap decision to roll off the front in an attempt to bridge to the break, which was 2:30 up the road before the final sprint of the day.

Needless to say, that attempt failed and so too did my chances of keeping the points jersey streak alive. I finally made it to the break at km 142, about 40k from the finish and for a while it looked bleak ... but a little bit of insistence, and we stabilized the gap at 1:10 with about 6k to go. It was then that I started thinking about the finish.

I knew that one of the Cubans, Cardoso, was a little faster than I was finishing, but never in my mind did I think that he'd fall off pace in the final km. It was here that I believed that I could take the stage ... rounding the final corner with about 450m to go I dove towards the finish line. It was here that I'd almost be caught by my other two breakaway companions.

I would like to thank everyone who has believed in me all along, I owe alot of this to you!! My team Amore & Vita-McDonald's, who also has stood with me thru a long season, also deserves a huge thank you!!


Stage 6 (December 19th) Santo Domingo to Guapiales, 150km
1 Phil Cortes (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com4.23:18
2 Pedro Sibila (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba
3 Carlos Lopez (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomoboth s.t.
4 Adonis Cardoso (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba0.24
5 Deivis Capellan (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team0:31
6 Fredy Buergos (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba
7 Marco Guillen (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae
8 Jose Aguirre (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo
9 Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba
10 Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba
11 Fredi Colop (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
12 Gregory Brenes (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut
13 Jose A. Montoya (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car
14 Juan P. Araya (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae
15 Marconi Duran (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae
16 Jose A. Bonilla (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut
17 Marco Salas (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae
18 Henry Raabe (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut
19 Jan C. Arias (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba
20 Stif Morera (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car
21 Maikol Cambronero (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car
22 Mariano Herrera (CRc) IBP Pensiones
23 Alfredo Ajpacaja (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
24 Jonathan Carballo (CRc) IBP Pensiones
25 Cesar Rojas (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae
26 Pedro Portuondo (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba
27 Jean Lachance (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com
28 Alejandro Padilla (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
29 Manuel Rodas (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
30 Luis Rojas (CRc) ADOCI
31 Pablo Acosta (CRc) ADOCI
32 Jose Flores (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
33 Jose Montero (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut
34 Jose Vega (CRc) IBP Pensiones
35 Marvin Campos (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car
36 Federico Ramirez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut
37 Ernesto Hernandez (CRc) IBP Pensiones
38 Edgardo Lugo (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo
39 Jose Varela (CRc) ADOCI
40 Julio Perez (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo
41 Jullien Filion (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com
42 Alfredo Gabino (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo
43 Norlandy Taveras (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team
44 Alexander Sanchez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut
45 David McLean (GBr) Team Tourdequebec.com
46 Marco Salas (CRc) IBP Pensiones
47 Raul Granjel (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba
48 Vincent Veilleux (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com
49 Warren Calvo (CRc) IBP Pensiones
50 Nieves Carrasco (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae
51 Josue Gonzalez (CRc) IBP Pensiones
52 Paulo Vargas (CRc) IBP Pensiones
53 Nelson Sanchez (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team
54 Reldy Perez (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba
55 Pascale Bussieres (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com
56 Elvin Colon (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team
57 Juan Felix (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team
58 Augusto Sanchez (Dom) Dominican Republic National Teamall s.t.
59 Eddier Godinez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut2:36
60 Guillermo Gonzalez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Huts.t.
61 Moises Hernandez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut3.26
62 Eduardo Garita (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car14:12
63 Enrique Artavia (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car23:39
64 Abundio Guerrero (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo24:32
65 Uriel Clara (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo
66 Manuel Pena (Dom) Dominican Republic National Teamboth s.t.
67 Luis Alvarez (CRc) ADOCI29.28
DNF Douglas Offer (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car
GC
1 Gregory Brenes (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut18:09.20
2 Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cubaat 0.27
3 Federico Ramirez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut2:40
4 Marconi Duran (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae2:43
5 Jose Vega (CRc) IBP Pensiones2:57
6 Jose A. Bonilla (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut2:58
7 Nelson Sanchez (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team3:43
8 Manuel Rodas (Gua) Guatemalan National Team4:15
9 Marco Salas (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae4.25
10 Cesar Rojas (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae4:31
11 Mariano Herrera (CRc) IBP Pensiones4:55
12 Juan P. Araya (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae5.23
13 Henry Raabe (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut5.28
14 Raul Granjel (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba5:40
15 Ernesto Hernandez (CRc) IBP Pensiones5:45
16 Josue Gonzalez (CRc) IBP Pensiones
17 Paulo Vargas (CRc) IBP Pensiones
18 Julio Perez (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo6:13
19 Alfredo Gabino (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo7:46
20 Jose Montero (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut7:54
21 Warren Calvo (CRc) IBP Pensiones9:37
22 Pedro Sibila (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba9:45
23 Nieves Carrasco (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae10:15
24 Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba10:58
25 Marvin Campos (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car11:35
26 Maikol Cambronero (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Cars.t.
27 Fredi Colop (Gua) Guatemalan National Team11:53
28 Marco Salas (CRc) IBP Pensiones12.25
29 Adonis Cardoso (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba12.28
30 Reldy Perez (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba12:35
31 Alexander Sanchez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut12:56
32 Pedro Portuondo (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba13:32
33 Juan Felix (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team14:57
34 Jullien Filion (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com16:41
35 Alfredo Ajpacaja (Gua) Guatemalan National Team17:14
36 Luis Rojas (CRc) ADOCI17.25
37 Jonathan Carballo (CRc) IBP Pensiones20:45
38 Carlos Lopez (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo24.23
39 Marco Guillen (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae25:05
40 Phil Cortes (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com25.22
41 Pascale Bussieres (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com25:30
42 Elvin Colon (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team25:51
43 Jose A. Montoya (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car26:02
44 Eddier Godinez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut26:33
45 Guillermo Gonzalez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut26:40
46 Jean Lachance (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com28:17
47 Pablo Acosta (CRc) ADOCI36:43
48 Jose Varela (CRc) ADOCI38:08
49 Enrique Artavia (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car39:11
50 Fredy Buergos (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba40.27
51 Edgardo Lugo (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo42:32
52 Augusto Sanchez (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team42:54
53 David McLean (GBr) Team Tourdequebec.com43:08
54 Jan C. Arias (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba43.24
55 Alejandro Padilla (Gua) Guatemalan National Team43:57
56 Norlandy Taveras (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team44.20
57 Jose Flores (Gua) Guatemalan National Team46:09
58 Moises Hernandez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut54:48
59 Deivis Capellan (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team58:39
60 Eduardo Garita (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car1:01:47
61 Abundio Guerrero (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo1:04:15
62 Stif Morera (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car1:07.25
63 Manuel Pena (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team1:09:00
64 Uriel Clara (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo1:11:14
65 Jose Aguirre (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo1:13.24
66 Vincent Veilleux (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com1:51:14
67 Luis Alvarez (CRc) ADOCI2.24:41
Points GC
1 Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba58 pts
2 Juan P. Araya (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae54
3 Fredy Buergos (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba49
4 Jose Aguirre (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo47
5 Phil Cortes (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com43
6 Deivis Capellan (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team43
7 Gregory Brenes (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut43
8 Nelson Sanchez (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team38
9 Adonis Cardoso (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba38
10 Marconi Duran (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae37
Intermediate Sprints GC
1 Adonis Cardoso (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba25 pts
2 Phil Cortes (Can) Team Tourdequebec.com23
3 Pedro Sibila (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba14
4 Deivis Capellan (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team12
5 Fredy Buergos (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba9
6 Nieves Carrasco (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae8
7 Carlos Lopez (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo7
8 Jose Vega (CRc) IBP Pensiones6
9 Jose Aguirre (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo5
10 Maikol Cambronero (CRc) Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car5
Climber's GC
1 Marconi Duran (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae16 pts
2 Gregory Brenes (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut12
3 Paulo Vargas (CRc) IBP Pensiones10
4 Juan Felix (Dom) Dominican Republic National Team8
5 Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba5
6 Jonathan Carballo (CRc) IBP Pensiones3
7 Moises Hernandez (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut3
8 Jose A. Bonilla (CRc) BCR - Pizza Hut3
9 Marco Salas (CRc) Dos Pinos - Coopenae2
10 Julio Perez (Mex) Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo2
Team GC
1 BCR - Pizza Hut54:03:50
2 Dos Pinos - Coopenae54:06:15
3 IBP Pensiones54:09:17
4 Mapache - Greatwall - Cuba54:10:51
5 Guatemalan National Team54:30:25
6 Super Pro - Economy Rent a Car54:32:04
7 Canel's Turbo - Mayordomo54:32:50
8 Dominican Republic National Team54:38:28
9 Team TourdeQuebec.com55:04:06
10 ADOCI56:11:57


 


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