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August 22/13 20:27 pm - US Pro Challenge: Stage 4 results


Posted by Editoress on 08/22/13
 

American Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing Team Takes Overall Lead in the 2013 USA Pro Challenge Heading into the Individual Time Trial Tomorrow

Climber Janier Acevedo Wins Stage Under Challenging Conditions

The Queen Stage of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge presented the riders with a challenging day, starting in Beaver Creek, that included five climbs and ended in a downpour of rain. In a show of strength, Columbian climber Janier Alexis Acevedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home) powered up the road to Beaver Creek to take the stage win. Following just behind was Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) who will now wear yellow heading into the Individual Time Trial tomorrow in Vail.

“Today was one of the most exciting days of racing we’ve had so far,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the USA Pro Challenge. “The number of attacks out there and the competitive level of racing we’re seeing from these pros is definitely keeping things interesting.”

Stage 4 began today in Steamboat Springs with a neutral start that was cheered on by large crowds of spectators lining the streets.

“Colorado has really come out to support the USA Pro Challenge,” added Hunter. “Every city we visit and pass through along the route has fans out on the street cheering for the riders. It’s impressive.”

The race kicked into high gear jumping to speeds of 40 mph at the official race start on the edge of town. As with the other days of the race thus far, attacks started coming from the get-go. An initial attempt from Tour de France Champions Chris Froome (Sky Procycling) and Andy Schleck (RadioShack Leopard Trek) was unsuccessful and was reeled back in within a few minutes.

Shortly after, a group of nine riders pulled away. As some were dropped and others joined, the group got situated to include Timmy Duggan (USA) and Mick Rogers (Team Saxo-Tinkoff), Danny Pate and Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky Procycling), Tony Gallopin (RadioShack Leopard Trek), Lawrence Warbasse (BMC Racing Team), Davide Villella (Cannondale Pro Cycling), Matt Cooke (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home), and Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda).

With about six miles until the first Nissan King of the Mountains (KOM) competition of the day, Jason McCartney (Bissell Pro Cycling) made a move to bridge the gap up to the break, but wouldn’t be able to make the catch until later in the race.

Heading up the Category 4 climb at CR 27, Cooke led the way, reaching the top first and adding to his lead in the KOM Jersey competition, followed by Villella and Duggan. Charging at high speeds down into the small town of Oak Creek, the break approached the first and only Clif Bar sprint of the day. Siutsou barreled through the line first, followed by Warbasse and Duggan.

Heading uphill and through the Feed Zone, the riders started the ascent of the second Nissan KOM competition, a Category 4 climb at CO 131. Cooke reached the top first in an uncontested effort to increase his hold on the KOM Jersey, followed by Pate and Tvetcov.

During the descent, the break started losing time to the chasing peloton, reaching just under three minutes as they hit the valley floor. But as the peloton got closer to the top of the KOM, the gap increased again. Sensing the fate of the break, Siutsou seized the moment and attacked. He was joined by Gallopin, Warbasse, Rogers and Villella.

As they continued approaching the third Nissan KOM competition of the day, again a Category 4 at CO131, Pate and McCartney were reabsorbed by the Garmin-led peloton. This time Gallopin crested the climb first, followed by Siutsou and Rogers. On the 15-mile stretch through the valley leading into the biggest climb of the stage at Bachelor Gulch, Duggan lost contact with the chase, leaving just Tvetcov and Cooke in pursuit of the five ahead, but before long they were caught as well.

With just about 25 miles left to the uphill finish line in Beaver Creek, the peloton starting pushing the pace, with various teams jumping to the front in an effort to eventually reel back in the break. On a false flat leading into the fourth Nissan KOM competition of the day, Team Garmin-Sharp and BMC Racing Team controlled the front of the peloton, with lots of shuffling going on in the bunch as everyone got into position.

The tough climb up Bachelor Gulch really affected the riders, splitting them up into several groups, shattering the field. On the ascent, Rogers attacked the break, followed by Warbasse, leaving Gallopin and Villella chasing behind, and Siutsou falling back to the main group. But in the final three miles of the climb, Warbasse lost contact as well. The climb continued to break apart the riders leaving Rogers out front, followed by three chasers, then eight additional riders, followed by the peloton, and then the grupetto trying to hang on. As things continued to shake up, Mathias Frank (BMC Racing Team), van Garderen, Tom Danielson (Team Garmin-Sharp) and Acevedo, formed the group chasing down Rogers, which eventually they did and then proceeded to drop him on the climb.

“That thing (Bachelor Gultch) is incredible,” said Cooke. “I’m just impressed that anyone can ride up that pretty fast. It was steep and one heck of a course.”

Powering over the top, Danielson led, with van Garderen and Acevedo following. Now, with just more than seven miles to go until the finish in Beaver Creek, the pressure was building. On the descent, Acevedo attacked and was challenged by van Garderen, leaving Danielson, and eventually Frank, chasing just a few seconds back. Behind them a group of eight, including race leader Lachlan David Morton (Team Garmin-Sharp) was keeping pace at only about 30 seconds back.

“The biggest challenge was the bottom of Bachelor Gulch. It was an insanely hard tempo,” said van Garderen.

As the rain began to pound down on the riders, van Garderen and Acevedo powered through the final climb, lined with eagerly awaiting fans, to the finish line in Beaver Creek. Acevedo eventually took the stage, followed by van Garderen and 13 seconds later, Frank.

“I felt very good and confident,” said Acevedo. “I had to go as easy as I could going downhill, taking as little risk possible going around corners. I had a tremendous day today and I felt good about it. For me to win today is just amazing.”

The biggest change in today’s jerseys was van Garderen taking the Smashburger Leader Jersey. Rogers was awarded the FirstBank Most Courageous Rider Jersey for his work in the breaks. Several jerseys remain unchanged, including the Clif Bar Sprint Jersey (Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling), Nissan King of the Mountains Jersey (Cooke) and Colorado State University Best Young Rider Jersey (Morton).

 

Results from the fourth stage in Colorado

 

Stage 4: Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek 165.6 km
1 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman 4:09:08
2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team at s.t.
3 Mathias Frank (Sui) BMC Racing Team 0:13
4 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:22
5 Gregory Brenes Obando (CRc) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 1:07
6 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:28
7 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling
8 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp
9 Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team
10 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombia
11 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano
12 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard
13 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
14 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
15 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team all s.t.
16 Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 1:32
17 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud (Col) Colombia 1:36
18 Nathan Wilson (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 1:42
19 Jesper Hansen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1:47
20 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 2:07
21 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2:09
22 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff s.t.
23 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2:20
24 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team 2:52
25 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
26 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard 3:19
27 Christoper Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
28 Javier Megias Leal (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk both s.t.
29 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 4:38
30 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 4:40
31 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Garmin-Sharp 4:53
32 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
33 Juan Pablo Suarez (Col) Colombia
34 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia
35 Davila Luis (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda all s.t.
36 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 5:08
37 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 6:02
38 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling s.t.
39 Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 7:40
40 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 9:13
41 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard
42 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard both s.t.
43 David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 9:35
44 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 9:43
45 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk 9:51
46 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack Leopard
47 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia
48 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
49 Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia
50 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling
51 Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano all s.t.
52 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 10:28
53 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 11:08
54 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman
55 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard
56 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman
57 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
58 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp
59 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team
60 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff all s.t.
61 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 12:26
62 Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda s.t.
63 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling 13:36
64 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano
65 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp
66 Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Cannondale Pro Cycling all s.t.
67 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 14:25
68 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 14:38
69 Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
70 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
71 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team
72 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
73 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling
74 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp
75 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
76 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
77 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
78 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
79 Ian Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
80 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
81 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
82 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman
83 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team
84 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano
85 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team
86 Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team
87 Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
88 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
89 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano
90 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling
91 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team
92 Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
93 Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling
94 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp
95 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
96 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda all s.t.
97 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 16:28
98 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling s.t.
99 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 17:57
100 Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman
101 Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
102 Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman
103 Julio Camacho (Col) Colombia
104 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk
105 Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano all s.t.
106 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 18:55
107 Julien Taramarcaz (Sui) BMC Racing Team
108 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling both s.t.
109 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 20:27
110 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 21:21
111 Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 24:01
112 Kevin de Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk 24:01
113 Michael Friedman (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 26:28
OTL Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
DNF Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling
DNF Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
DNS Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
DNS Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
DNS Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling
DNS Alex Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
 
GC
1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 15:44:59
2 Mathias Frank (Sui) BMC Racing Team at 0:04
3 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:30
4 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:40
5 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 1:17
6 Gregory Brenes Obando (CRc) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 1:37
7 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombia 1:52
8 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:58
9 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
10 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team both s.t.
11 Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team 2:03
12 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
13 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard both s.t.
14 Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 2:07
15 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 2:14
16 Nathan Wilson (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 2:35
17 Javier Megias Leal (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 3:54
18 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team 4:03
19 Christoper Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 4:05
20 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4:11
21 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard 4:30
22 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud (Col) Colombia 4:42
23 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Garmin-Sharp 5:28
24 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 5:51
25 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 6:16
26 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 6:26
27 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 8:02
28 Jesper Hansen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 8:19
29 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 9:43
30 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 10:01
31 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 10:27
32 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 10:31
33 Juan Pablo Suarez (Col) Colombia 11:00
34 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 11:04
35 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia 11:09
36 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 11:38
37 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 12:03
38 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 12:19
39 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 13:22
40 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 14:49
41 Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 15:26
42 Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 15:50
43 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 16:28
44 Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling 17:10
45 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 17:14
46 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 17:25
47 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
48 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp both s.t.
49 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 18:31
50 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 18:33
51 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling 19:46
52 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 19:51
53 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk 20:38
54 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman 21:14
55 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 22:44
56 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 22:59
57 Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 23:37
58 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling 24:23
59 Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia 24:39
60 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team 24:44
61 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 25:25
62 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 25:40
63 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp 25:41
64 Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 25:48
65 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 26:43
66 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard s.t.
67 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 27:05
68 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 27:22
69 Davila Luis (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 27:34
70 David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 28:42
71 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 28:47
72 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack Leopard 29:10
73 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 30:24
74 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 30:35
75 Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 30:35
76 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 30:55
77 Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Cannondale Pro Cycling 31:15
78 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 32:45
79 Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 32:53
80 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia 33:52
81 Michael Friedman (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 34:12
82 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team s.t.
83 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 34:16
84 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
85 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
86 Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team all s.t.
87 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 34:52
88 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 34:56
89 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 35:34
90 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 35:50
91 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 35:51
92 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 35:56
93 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 35:58
94 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff s.t.
95 Julio Camacho (Col) Colombia 36:19
96 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 36:44
97 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 37:00
98 Ian Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 38:39
99 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 38:39
100 Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 39:17
101 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 39:59
102 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 40:15
103 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 40:21
104 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling s.t.
105 Julien Taramarcaz (Sui) BMC Racing Team 40:33
106 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 40:34
107 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 41:19
108 Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 41:58
109 Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 43:38
110 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk 43:48
111 Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 46:57
112 Kevin de Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk 48:42
113 Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 52:44

 

 


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