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June 4/09 20:50 pm - UCI Nations Cup-Ville de Saguenay U23

Posted by Editoress on 06/4/09

Stage 1 report by Dominique Perras

Frenchman Loic Desriac won the hilly 137 kilometre first stage of the Coupe des Nations-Ville de Saguenay in Quebec.  After almost 120 kilometres spent in a breakaway, Desriac was the lone survivor and barely managed to hold on to his lead at the finish by only one second over the charging field. Thanks to time bonuses, he now holds a five second lead over Denmark's Ramus Guldhammer and another French rider, Johan Lebon.

The stage was characterized by a major breakaway that took off less than 10 kilometres into the stage. The group gained a maximum lead of two minutes, and included three Americans (Stetina, Keough and King), one Canadian (Joanisse), two riders each from Colombia and France, and one representative each from Russia, Germany, Slovenia, Serbia and Denmark.  Break member Rickey Jorgensen (Denmark) gained enough points to grab the KOM jersey at the end of the stage.

With 30 kilometres to go, Desriac attacked on a small uphill, and only Gabor Kasa of Serbia could hold on to his wheel. With 10 kilometres remaining, Desriac then dropped his companion without even attacking, while all of his previous break companions were reabsorbed by the field. Desriac then managed to hold on to his lead, although Guldhammer and Lebon nearly caught him on the line.

Tomorrow is a relatively flat 159 kilometre stage around Jonquière, Québec.

The UCI Nations Cup-Ville de Saguenay is the fifth of six races in the UCI Nations Cup for the world's best riders aged 19 to 22 years old. It is the only event of this series to be held outside Europe. The Nations Cup-Ville de Saguenay will be held over five stages from June 4th to 7th.


Stage 1: Road Race, 137.2 km
1 Loïc Desriac (Fra) France 3:17:16
2 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark at 0:01
3 Johan LeBon (Fra) France
4 Jocelyn Bar (Fra) France
5 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canada B
6 Vojtech Hacecky (Cze) Mixed
7 Romain Hardy (Fra) France
8 Chan Jea Jang (Kor) Mixed
9 Andrei Klyuev (Rus) Russia
10 Nikola Aistrup (Den) Denmark
11 Bjorn Selander (USA) United States
12 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) France
13 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Slovenia
14 Indulis Bekmanis (Lat) Latvia
15 Jakob Bering (Den) Denmark
16 Joel Zangerle (Lux) Luxenbourg
17 Hugo Houle (Can) Canada B
18 William Rodriguez (Col) Colombia
19 Ricky Jorgensen (Den) Denmark
20 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia
21 Eldar Mukmenov (Uzb) Uzbekistan
22 Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Mixed
23 Nico Keinath (Ger) Germany
24 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombia
25 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Germany
26 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark
27 Soren Pugdahl Pedersen (Den) Denmark
28 Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvia
29 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombia
30 Jan Tratnik (Slo) Slovenia
31 Tom Wecker (Lux) Luxenbourg
32 Temur Mukhamedov (Uzb) Uzbekistan
33 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France
34 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvia
35 Guy East (USA) United States
36 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Mixed
37 Blaz Furdi (Slo) Slovenia
38 Ryan Anderson (Can) Canada A
39 Ildar Zakirov (Rus) Russia
40 Ben King (USA) United States
41 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Luxenbourg
42 Devon Novakowski (Can) Canada B
43 Peter Stetina (USA) United States
44 Carlos Andres Martinez (Col) Colombia
45 Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxenbourg
46 Mario Contreras (Esa) Mixed
47 David Boily (Can) Canada B
48 Marko Kump (Slo) Slovenia
49 Iliya Syrtsev (Rus) Russia all s.t.
50 Gabor Kasa (Srb) Mixed 0:12
51 Michael Joanisse (Can) Canada A 2:16
52 Sergey Scsherbakov (Rus) Russia 2:16
53 Tomohiro Hayakawa (Jpn) Japan 2:16
54 Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombia 5:15
55 Sergey Valynin (Rus) Russia 5:29
56 Kirk Carlson (USA) United States 9:13
57 Janis Rezins (Lat) Latvia
58 Jacob Keough (USA) United States
59 Joël Dion-Poitras (Can) Canada A
60 Michael Hümbert (Ger) Germany
61 Yaroslav Malakhov (Uzb) Uzbekistan
62 Spencer Smitheman (Can) Canada B
63 Keisuke Kasahara (Jpn) Japan
64 Denis Lozinskiy (Rus) Russia
65 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Canada A
66 Bastian Bürgel (Ger) Germany
67 Marcel Fischer (Ger) Germany
68 Mike Willam (Ger) Germany
69 Kazuki Aoyanagi (Jpn) Japan all s.t.
70 Ken Ichiyama (Jpn) Japan 15:10
71 Keir Plaice (Can) Canada A 17:06
72 Martins Trautmanis (Lat) Latvia 19:31
DNF Ismoiljon Karimov (Uzb) Uzbekistan
DNF Andrew Hunt (Can) Canada A
DNF Garrett Mcleod (Can) Canada B
DNF Yusuke Kato (Jpn) Japan
Team GC
1 France 9:51:50
2 Denmark at 0:01
3 Mixed
4 Colombia
5 Canada B
6 Latvia
7 Slovenia
8 United States
9 Luxenbourg
10 Russia all s.t.
11 Germany 9:13
12 Uzbekistan s.t.
13 Canada A 11:28
14 Japan 20:40


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