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June 13/13 0:00 am - Tour de Beauce: Stage 3 report, results and photos


Posted by Editoress on 06/13/13
 

Mancebo Climbs into Yellow on Mont Megantic

The Queen Stage of the Tour de Beauce lived up to expectations today when after a very aggressive stage, the field shattered on the final 6.8 kilometres to the finish line atop Mont Megantic. Francisco Mancebo (5-Hour Energy), the 2011 overall winner, emerged from a select lead group to not only take the win but also the yellow leader's jersey at the end of stage 3 today. 

In the final two kilometres, Mancebo covered an attack from last year's stage winner Matthew Cooke (CRCA) but though he was gapped, experience came into play for the Spaniard.

“The plan was to start hard on the climb, and finally UnitedHealthcare did the hard work at the bottom. I tried to attack two or three times but no legs at the bottom. After that, in the last two kilometres,  I attacked again and Matt Cooke rode strongly. I waited until the last 300 metres, I know where the finish line is and I knew that I could recover a lot of time. I was fourth with 200, 250 metres to go and I did a sprint to come back to the first place.” Mancebo said.

“I attacked [at the bottom] but the legs were 'oomph, I don't feel good' but I think I needed to attack two or three more times to wake up my legs.” he continued with a laugh.

Second-place finisher Cooke collapsed after crossing the finish line, five seconds behind. “Heartbreak. It's so funny because we were gapping Paco the whole way up. Honestly, I think I was probably the strongest guy here but that was a huge mistake that I made, going too early. It must have been 1.5 km, 2 km. I was just antsy.” he said.  “It's still good,  I'll pat myself on the back in a month, not yet.”

Carter Jones (BISSELL) crossed the line a further seven seconds back. “My tactic was just to follow for as long as I could, wait for things to fall apart and see how it went from there, I wasn't sure how I was going, I've had a pretty rough two days the first two days here.”  said Jones who is racing for the first time at Beauce.  “Once I saw that it was just Cooke, Paco and I, well  I was just following them, I couldn't quite follow them and then Paco came off and it was just me chasing Cooke for a bit and somehow Mancebo came back, he passed both of us at Mach 10.”

The Canadian National Team, with yellow jersey into the stage Guillaume Boivin, was hoping to stack the breaks and force other teams to chase while Christian Meier was saving his legs for the final climb.

“I think today was just going to see what we could do. The guys did really good work throughout the stage, we were in all the moves and all that. I was just going to save myself a little bit and see how it could go on the final climb and unfortunately, I didn't have quite the legs that I was hoping for and on the second half of the climb I suffered quite a bit, got gapped a bit, not sure by how much, it's always more than you think but Paco is pretty far ahead so we'll see where we are.” said Meier who finished tenth on the stage.

Boivin, who retained the white points jersey, was looking towards the next stages. “There are still three stages to go in the Tour.  Tomorrow is the time trial and if in an ideal world we have the yellow jersey, I think that we have to team to defend it in the last two stages. I think that we will have more great stages this weekend and we're going to try to win the yellow jerseys and why not some stages too.”

Aggressive Racing.

Attacks flew immediately from the start of the race, riders were going up the road, left and right, but no move was sticking. Everyone wanted to be in the break, including the Canadian National Team, and only the right combination of riders would be allowed off the front.  The result was high speed, an average of 50 km/h for the first hour of the race.

“The whole plan for the day was to put somebody in the break so we were being just as aggressive as everybody else. The plan was to have myself, Marsh [Cooper] and Nic  [Hamilton] just rotating, covering the moves all day and it made for a very quick 80 kilometres.” said Rob Britton of the Canadian National Team.

The first move that seemed to have a chance went off the front. The break included Jamey Driscoll (Jamis-Hagens Berman), Marsh Cooper (Canada), Kirk Carlsen (H&R Block),  Marc de Maar (UnitedHealthcare), Jeremy Vennell (Bissell) and Javier Megias Leal (Novo Nordisk).

“We were working together to establish the gap.” said Driscoll. The gap went over one minute but then cooperation ceased when Carlsen stopped working, and then others soon followed suit. “It was doomed and then the Novo guy attacked, not attacked but the sleeper move, slow and steady up, slight faster than us, up the left side.”

Soon after the first sprint of the day, Megias continued solo while Britton and Jason McCartney (Bissell) started to chase and ultimately made contact. The break of the day was finally established.

“As soon as they brought it back, I went with McCartney and we bridged across to the Novo guy. After that, it was just 50 or 60 kilometres of just giving her, it's pretty much the plan to let Christian and Dom sit the most that they could for the final climb.” Britton said.

The trio stayed off the front, pushing the gap to the three minute and 35 seconds until they were reeled in on the second categorized climb of the day, 130 kilometres into the stage. The field, with UnitedHealthcare setting the tempo, stayed together until the right-hand turn to start the final climb with an average of 7.7 gradient.

The battle for the stage win and the general classification was on in the dwindling lead group.

“We needed to drop the time trial specialist, Ben Day was there, Meier was there, guys who ride hard in time trials were there so we needed to attack because  and after fight for the stage.” Mancebo said.

No one was able to get away early on the climb. “It's just so steep, guys were going, and then we'd look back and there were still five or six guys.” Cooke explained.

Nathan Brown (Bontrager) finished  fifth on the stage and claimed the best young rider jersey, while Jim Stemper (5-Hr Energy) successfully defended the KOM jersey.

Racing continues on Friday with the 20-km time trial which could once again re-shuffle the general classification.

“I have a good gap for tomorrow but it will be hard because I saw that Ben Day was strong and today he climbed very good. I hope to do well in the time trial and after the TT, we'll see.” Mancebo concluded.

Meier stated, “There are still a few hard stages left and we'll know where we are tomorrow after the time trial. I'm really impressed with how the guys were riding today, and how we've ridden the whole Tour. Yesterday's win was pretty impressive I think, it was super and I think we have a lot of guys and everyone has quite a bit of experience, things just fell into place yesterday, we didn't really have to talk, everybody lined up, took their big pull and that was super.”



Results

Stage 3: Saint-Georges to Mont Mégantic, 164 km
1 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Esp) 5 Hour Energy 4:02:19
2 Matthew Cooke (USA) Century Road Club Association at 0:05
3 Carter Jones (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 0:12
4 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:14
5 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:30
6 Benjamin Day (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:41
7 Philip Deignan (Irl) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:41
8 Michael Woods (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 0:59
9 Lucas Euser (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1:08
10 Christian Meier (Can) Canadian National Team 1:12
11 Chris Baldwin (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 1:30
12 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 1:33
13 Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore Vita -Amo 1:39
14 Kirk Carlsen (USA) H&R Block 1:40
15 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 1:50
16 Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 2:08
17 Nathan English (USA) 5 Hour Energy 2:11
18 Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 2:16
19 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 2:17
20 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 2:17
21 Maxim Jenkins (USA) 5 Hour Energy 2:17
22 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team 2:30
23 Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 2:45
24 Robert Britton (Can) Canadian National Team 2:51
25 David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 2:57
26 Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 3:14
27 Benjamin Jacques Maynes (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 3:21
28 Zachary Hughes (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 3:21
29 Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore Vita -Amo 3:32
30 Diego M. Jimenez (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 3:34
31 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canadian National Team 3:53
32 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis Hagens Berman 4:09
33 Marc De Maar (Aho) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4:38
34 Phillip Lavery (Irl) H&R Block 4:38
35 Cortlan Brown (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 4:44
36 Coultan Hartrich (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 4:48
37 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 5:08
38 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 5:08
39 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 5:10
40 Andrew Baker (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 6:40
41 Marsh Cooper (Can) Canadian National Team 6:40
42 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 7:09
43 David Boily (Can) Amore Vita -Amo 7:20
44 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 7:24
45 Chris Gruber (Can) Century Road Club Association 7:27
46 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canadian National Team 7:32
47 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team 7:32
48 Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 7:32
49 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk 7:32
50 Kiel J. Reijnen (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 7:32
51 Conor Mullervy (USA) Century Road Club Association 7:32
52 Phil Mooney (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 7:32
53 James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy 7:32
54 Robert Sweeting (USA) 5 Hour Energy 7:32
55 Anton Varabei (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 7:36
56 Julian Kyer (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 7:38
57 Pierrick Naud (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 7:38
58 Shawn Milne (USA) 5 Hour Energy 7:38
59 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 7:38
60 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 8:54
61 Jason Mccartney (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 9:22
62 Nic Hamilton (Can) Canadian National Team 9:24
63 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissel Pro Cycling 9:26
64 Jonathan McCarty (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 9:26
65 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 9:59
66 Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 10:04
67 Daniel Holloway (USA) Amore Vita -Amo 11:08
68 Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 12:22
69 Javier Megias Leal (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 12:22
70 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 12:22
71 Jonathan Clark (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 12:24
72 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 14:06
73 Rémi Pelletier Roy (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 14:06
74 Olivier Delaney (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 14:06
75 Anthony Walsh (Irl) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 14:34
76 Alexander Cataford (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 14:34
77 Adam Farabaugh (USA) Garneau-Quebecor 14:54
78 James Schurman (USA) Century Road Club Association 14:54
79 Samuel Blanchette (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 15:21
80 Anton Mikhailov (Isr) Amore Vita -Amo 15:40
81 Kyle Buckosky (Can) H&R Block 16:06
82 Juan Miguel Perez Garcia (Esp) Ekoï/Devinci 17:22
83 Ryan Shaun MacDonald (Can) H&R Block 17:44
84 Mark Korus (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 17:47
85 James Piccoli (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 17:52
86 Viesruts Luksevics (Lat) Amore Vita -Amo 17:55
87 Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 18:09
88 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk 18:09
89 Antoine Matteau (Can) Ekoï/Devinci 18:31
90 Benjamin Zawacki (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 18:31
91 Adam Carr (USA) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 18:31
92 Jordan Brochu (Can) Ekoï/Devinci 18:31
93 Carson Miller (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 19:21
94 Demis Aleman (Arg) Jamis Hagens Berman 19:21
95 Micheal Midlarsky (USA) Ekoï/Devinci 19:21
96 Matthew Green (GBr) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 19:25
97 Christian Parrett (USA) 5 Hour Energy 19:25
98 Robert Ralph (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 20:25
99 William Blackburn (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 20:25
100 Thomas Raeymaekers (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk 20:58
101 Federico Marchiori (Ita) H&R Block 21:08
102 Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 21:12
103 Garrett McLeod (Can) H&R Block 21:12
104 Daniel Chabanov (USA) Century Road Club Association 24:42
105 Benjamin Chartrand (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 27:07
106 David Onsow (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 30:58
107 Nicolas Masbourian (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 31:14
108 Jesse Keough (USA) Century Road Club Association 31:55
109 Jorge Perez Pena (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 34:47
110 Logan Cornel (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 46:11
111 François Chabot (Can) Ekoï/Devinci 50:27
112 Étienne Samson (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 51:38
113 Guillaume Fiset (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 51:38
114 Sébastien Rousseau (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 52:31
115 Enmanuel Nunez Marzan (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 53:43
116 José Frank Rodriguez Hernandez (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 53:43
G. Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team DNF
Émile Jean (Can) Ekoï/Devinci DNS
 
GC
1 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Esp) 5 Hour Energy 12:01:50
2 Matthew Cooke (USA) Century Road Club Association at 0:05
3 Carter Jones (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 0:12
4 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:14
5 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:30
6 Philip Deignan (Irl) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:41
7 Benjamin Day (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:41
8 Michael Woods (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 0:59
9 Lucas Euser (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1:08
10 Christian Meier (Can) Canadian National Team 1:12
11 Chris Baldwin (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 1:30
12 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 1:33
13 Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore Vita -Amo 1:39
14 Kirk Carlsen (USA) H&R Block 1:40
15 Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 2:08
16 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 2:11
17 Nathan English (USA) 5 Hour Energy 2:11
18 Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 2:16
19 Maxim Jenkins (USA) 5 Hour Energy 2:17
20 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 2:17
21 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team 2:29
22 Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 2:45
23 Robert Britton (Can) Canadian National Team 2:51
24 David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 2:57
25 Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 3:14
26 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 3:15
27 Benjamin Jacques Maynes (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 3:21
28 Diego M. Jimenez (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 3:34
29 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canadian National Team 3:53
30 Zachary Hughes (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 3:54
31 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis Hagens Berman 4:09
32 Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore Vita -Amo 4:16
33 Phillip Lavery (Irl) H&R Block 4:38
34 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 5:05
35 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 5:08
36 Coultan Hartrich (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 5:21
37 Marsh Cooper (Can) Canadian National Team 6:40
38 Andrew Baker (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 7:13
39 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canadian National Team 7:16
40 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 7:16
41 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team 7:18
42 David Boily (Can) Amore Vita -Amo 7:20
43 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk 7:28
44 Robert Sweeting (USA) 5 Hour Energy 7:29
45 Kiel J. Reijnen (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 7:32
46 Julian Kyer (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 7:38
47 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 7:42
48 Cortlan Brown (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 7:43
49 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 7:59
50 Chris Gruber (Can) Century Road Club Association 8:00
51 Conor Mullervy (USA) Century Road Club Association 8:05
52 Phil Mooney (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 8:05
53 Anton Varabei (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 8:09
54 Shawn Milne (USA) 5 Hour Energy 8:11
55 Pierrick Naud (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 8:11
56 Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 8:19
57 Marc de Maar (AHO) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 8:37
58 Jonathan McCarty (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 9:23
59 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 9:24
60 James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy 9:24
61 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissel Pro Cycling 9:26
62 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 10:04
63 Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 10:14
64 Daniel Holloway (USA) Amore Vita -Amo 11:41
65 Javier Megias Leal (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 12:20
66 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 12:22
67 Jonathan Clark (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 12:24
68 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 14:06
69 Rémi Pelletier Roy (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 14:39
70 Nic Hamilton (Can) Canadian National Team 14:45
71 Adam Farabaugh (USA) Garneau-Quebecor 14:54
72 Olivier Delaney (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 15:13
73 Jason Mccartney (USA) Bissel Pro Cycling 15:15
74 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 15:42
75 Anthony Walsh (Irl) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 15:49
76 Samuel Blanchette (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 15:54
77 Kyle Buckosky (Can) H&R Block 16:50
78 Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 17:19
79 Mark Korus (USA) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 18:34
80 Juan Miguel Perez Garcia (Esp) Ekoï/Devinci 18:47
81 Ryan Shaun MacDonald (Can) H&R Block 18:51
82 Jordan Brochu (Can) Ekoï/Devinci 19:04
83 Anton Mikhailov (Isr) Amore Vita -Amo 19:14
84 James Schurman (USA) Century Road Club Association 19:25
85 Carson Miller (USA) Jamis Hagens Berman 19:54
86 Christian Parrett (USA) 5 Hour Energy 19:58
87 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk 20:29
88 Matthew Green (GBr) Astellas Oncology Cycling Team 20:33
89 Micheal Midlarsky (USA) Ekoï/Devinci 21:06
90 Adam Carr (USA) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 21:31
91 Garrett McLeod (Can) H&R Block 21:45
92 Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 21:45
93 Viesruts Luksevics (Lat) Amore Vita -Amo 21:47
94 William Blackburn (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 23:24
95 James Piccoli (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 23:26
96 Demis Aleman (Arg) Jamis Hagens Berman 23:58
97 Antoine Matteau (Can) Ekoï/Devinci 24:45
98 Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 25:26
99 Alexander Cataford (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 26:44
100 Robert Ralph (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 26:54
101 Federico Marchiori (Ita) H&R Block 27:51
102 Thomas Raeymaekers (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk 28:09
103 Daniel Chabanov (USA) Century Road Club Association 30:03
104 Benjamin Chartrand (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 35:07
105 Nicolas Masbourian (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 37:57
106 Benjamin Zawacki (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team 40:02
107 David Onsow (Can) Team Medique p/b Silber Investments 41:19
108 Jesse Keough (USA) Century Road Club Association 45:48
109 Jorge Perez Pena (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 58:07
110 Étienne Samson (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 59:38
111 Logan Cornel (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 8:13
112 Guillaume Fiset (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 13:37
113 Sébastien Rousseau (Can) Norco Bicycles/Premier Tech 14:33
114 Enmanuel Nunez Marzan (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 26:04
115 François Chabot (Can) Ekoï/Devinci 30:09
116 José Frank Rodriguez Hernandez (Dom) Inteja, Dominican Cycling Team 30:26

 


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