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September 5/13 17:02 pm - Tour of Alberta: Stage 2 report, photos and results


Posted by Editoress on 09/5/13
 

The 2013 Tour of Alberta continued to see very high speeds within the peloton for Stage Two, a 174.8 kilometre route between Devon, outside of Edmonton, and the city of Red Deer, halfway between Edmonton and Calgary. The riders once again enjoyed beautiful weather, with sunshine and blue skies all along the circuit.

 

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Despite leaving Devon 15 minutes later than originally planned, after posting an average speed of 47.9 km/h in Stage One, the group of 117 cyclists continued today with the high tempo, taking only 3:32:47 to complete the stage, averaging 48 km/h, with the first 100 kilometres covered at nearly 51 km/h.

 

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Serghei Tvetcov and Silvan Dillier

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Two riders finally managed to establish a break after the second sprint line in Ponoka with 75 kilometres to go - Silvan Dillier of BMC Racing and Sergei Tvetcov of Jelly Belly Cycling Team. The break gained a maximum gap of 5:20, until the peloton decided to start chasing it down. The two riders, both time trial specialists, worked well together and managed to stay 1:30 ahead of the peloton as the race entered the final three laps in Red Deer.

 

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Silvan Dillier wins

 

The break maintained their speeds and momentum in the three-lap circuit, with Unitedhealthcare taking up a late chase, and it is ultimately Sylvan Dillier who crossed the finish line first, with Tvetcov taking second. The peloton closed to within 18 seconds, and race leader Peter Sagan of Cannondale Pro Cycling jumped away in the final 200 metres to grab third and retain the Yellow Jersey.

In the general classification, Sagan remains atop the standings, with a 26 second lead over his closest competitor, Rohan Dennis of Team Garmin-Sharp. Canada's Ryder Hesjedal is still sitting as the Top Canadian rider, wearing the Red Jersey in ninth place in the overall standings at 46 seconds. Canada's National Champion, Zach Bell of Champion System, is sitting in 110th place of the general classification, after crashing yesterday.

Rob Britton is the top member of the Canadian National Team in 27th place with a deficit of 1:07 over Sagan, followed by Antoine Duchesne, still one second behind his teammate.

Gord Fraser, the directeur sportif for the Canadian Team here at the Tour of Alberta, is impressed with with average speeds of racing: "For us, I think it was a good day. Jean-Sebastien [Perron] was on Sagan's wheel in the finale. He said he was maxed out, but to have him up there in the hunt bodes well for the team ... so far, so good. Racing at approximately 50 km/h for that long is difficult, and you can't say that about races very often. They are certainly getting lots of speedwork."

"Today was very much the same situation as it was yesterday, it was really a question of winds and how it would affect the race. With the wind turning from the north, we had a tailwind all day, with a speed in the peloton around 50 km/h, for the entirety of the race."

"Yesterday we just caught out a bit at the end, getting behind a split. We refreshed the guys this morning reminding them that it's not over until they cross the finish line, and to encourage other riders in the peloton to keep the wheel. It happens, guys are tired and they have done their work, pulling the anchor and cause problems for others behind. These guys never stop learning, even at the professional level."

Fraser was excited to see the break take the race today, after taking chances and launching the break attack: "Congratulations for both guys in the breakaway. It's nice to see them rewarded for taking a chance. Serghei is a really aggressive rider. It's too bad he couldn't pull of the stage. It would have been good for domestic [North American] cycling and for Jelly Belly."

The finish line spectators were treated to a great festival in Red Deer, with country superstar band Emerson Drive entertaining the thousands of spectators awaiting the peloton to cross the finish line. Once again, the Tour of Alberta was embraced by local communities along the course, especially at start and finish locations.

This inaugural Tour of Alberta now makes its way to Southern Alberta for the last three stages. Tomorrow's stage start in Strathmore, just east of Calgary, and ends in Drumheller in the heart of the Canadian Badlands.

 

Results from the third stage in Alberta

 

Stage 2: Devon to Red Deer, 174.9 km
1 Silvan Dillier Sui) BMC Racing Team 3:32:47
2 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda at s.t.
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:16
4 Aidis Kroupis (Ltu) ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:18
5 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano
6 Nicholai Brochner (Den) Bissell Pro Cycling
7 Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
8 Travis McCabe (USA) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis
9 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
10 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling
11 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
12 Damiano Caruso (Italy) Cannondale Pro Cycling
13 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano
14 Shane Kline (USA) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis
15 Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
16 Charles Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
17 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
18 Fummi Beppu (Jpn) ORICA-GreenEDGE
19 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
20 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling
21 Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Canadian National Team
22 Zach Bell (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling
23 Ben Chaddock (Can) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis
24 Michael Woods (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor
25 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
26 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano
27 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team Garmin-Sharp
28 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Sharp
29 Pieter Weening (Ned) ORICA-GreenEDGE
30 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) ORICA-GreenEDGE
31 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
32 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Bissell Pro Cycling
33 Shawn Milne (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
34 Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
35 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
36 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
37 Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling
38 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
39 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano
40 Francisco Mancebo (Spain) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
41 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Canadian National Team
42 Taylor Shelden (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
43 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
44 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
45 Cam Meyer (Aus) ORICA-GreenEDGE
46 Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
47 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
48 Luke Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
49 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
50 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
51 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling
52 Steve Morabito (Sui) BMC Racing Team
53 Andres Diaz (Col) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
54 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team
55 Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
56 Alexander Cataford (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor
57 Davide Frattini (Italy) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
58 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
59 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Sharp
60 Eric Marcotte (USA) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis
61 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canadian National Team
62 Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
63 James Stemper (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
64 Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
65 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling
66 Bruno Langlois (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor
67 Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano
68 Rob Britton (Can) Canadian National Team
69 Jiyong Kang (Kor) ORICA-GreenEDGE
70 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
71 Emerson Oronte (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
72 Fabian Wegemann (Ger) Team Garmin-Sharp
73 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano
74 Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling
75 Max Jenkins (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda
76 Jakub Novak (Cze) BMC Racing Team
77 Pierrick Naud (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor
78 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
79 Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
80 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
81 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling
82 Stuart Wight (Can) Canadian National Team
83 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling
84 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling
85 Michael Hepburn (Aus) ORICA-GreenEDGE
86 Clay Murfet (Aus) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis
87 Flavio De Luna (Mex) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis
88 Derrick St John (Can) Canadian National Team all s.t.
89 Michael Chauner (USA) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 0:29
90 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:35
91 Garrett McLeod (Can) Canadian National Team 0:58
92 Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Cannondale Pro Cycling s.t.
93 Kristofer Dahl (Can) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis 1:16
94 Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Canadian National Team s.t.
95 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 1:23
96 Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
97 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
98 Michael Friedman (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies all s.t.
99 David Williams (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda 1:23
100 Adam Farabaugh (USA) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 1:40
101 Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 1:49
102 Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 1:59
103 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
104 Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies both s.t.
105 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Sharp 2:15
106 William Clarke (Aus) Team Argos-Shimano
107 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Team Garmin-Sharp both s.t.
108 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Sharp 2:45
109 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Team Garmin-Sharp
110 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team both s.t.
111 Geoffroy Dussault (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 0:18
112 Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 3:59
113 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 4:00
114 Aldo Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling s.t.
115 Bobby Lea (USA) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis 5:19
116 Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 10:38
117 Fu Shiu Cheung (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling 17:01
 
GC
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 7:03:34
2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team Garmin-Sharp at 0:26
3 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 0:28
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:36
5 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:37
6 Pieter Weening (Ned) ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:43
7 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:44
8 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:46
9 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Sharp s.t.
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:47
11 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:48
12 Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:49
13 Damiano Caruso (Italy) Cannondale Pro Cycling s.t.
14 Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team 0:51
15 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling s.t.
16 Cam Meyer (Aus) ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:55
17 Shawn Milne (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda s.t.
18 Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda 0:58
19 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling s.t.
20 Francisco Mancebo (Spain) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda 0:59
21 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda s.t.
22 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:01
23 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team Garmin-Sharp s.t.
24 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1:03
25 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:05
26 Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:06
27 Rob Britton (Can) Canadian National Team 1:07
28 Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano s.t.
29 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canadian National Team 1:08
30 Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling 1:10
31 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team s.t.
32 Travis McCabe (USA) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis 1:11
33 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 1:12
34 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano s.t.
35 Fabian Wegemann (Ger) Team Garmin-Sharp 1:13
36 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) ORICA-GreenEDGE s.t.
37 Andres Diaz (Col) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda 1:15
38 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling 1:16
39 Clinton Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling s.t.
40 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:18
41 Taylor Shelden (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda s.t.
42 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:19
43 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling s.t.
44 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:22
45 Bruno Langlois (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor
46 Nicholai Brochner (Den) Bissell Pro Cycling both s.t.
47 Jakub Novak (Cze) BMC Racing Team 1:24
48 Clay Murfet (Aus) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis 1:25
49 Alexander Cataford (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 1:26
50 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Canadian National Team 1:28
51 Shane Kline (USA) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis
52 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Bissell Pro Cycling both s.t.
53 Michael Woods (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 1:29
54 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling 1:30
55 Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:36
56 Steve Morabito (Sui) BMC Racing Team 1:38
57 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 1:39
58 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
59 Flavio De Luna (Mex) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis both s.t.
60 Pierrick Naud (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 1:42
61 Fummi Beppu (Jpn) ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:43
62 Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling s.t.
63 Emerson Oronte (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 1:44
64 Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 1:48
65 Michael Hepburn (Aus) ORICA-GreenEDGE
66 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling both s.t.
67 Luke Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:59
68 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling 2:00
69 Derrick St John (Can) Canadian National Team 2:02
70 Davide Frattini (Italy) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling s.t.
71 Aidis Kroupis (Ltu) ORICA-GreenEDGE 2:10
72 Charles Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 2:11
73 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:15
74 Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Canadian National Team 2:17
75 Ben Chaddock (Can) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis s.t.
76 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:21
77 Max Jenkins (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda 2:22
78 Garrett McLeod (Can) Canadian National Team s.t.
79 Eric Marcotte (USA) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis 2:26
80 Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:30
81 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 2:31
82 Michael Chauner (USA) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 2:37
83 Adam Farabaugh (USA) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 2:46
84 Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 2:48
85 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 2:52
86 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Sharp 2:57
87 Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 3:02
88 Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Canadian National Team 3:13
89 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 3:17
90 Stuart Wight (Can) Canadian National Team 3:18
91 Geoffroy Dussault (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 3:19
92 Jiyong Kang (Kor) ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:40
93 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Sharp 3:42
94 Kristofer Dahl (Can) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis 3:43
95 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Team Garmin-Sharp 3:45
96 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 3:49
97 Michael Friedman (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 4:09
98 Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 4:15
99 David Williams (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda 4:16
100 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Team Garmin-Sharp 4:21
101 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 4:24
102 Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 4:38
103 Jason Mccartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 5:13
104 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling 5:17
105 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5:20
106 Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5:25
107 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 5:35
108 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 6:29
109 Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6:58
110 Zach Bell (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling 7:12
111 William Clarke (Aus) Team Argos-Shimano 7:46
112 James Stemper (USA) 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda 8:46
113 Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 8:56
114 Aldo Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 9:46
115 Bobby Lea (USA) SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis 10:45
116 Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Equipe Garneau-Québecor 13:47
117 Fu Shiu Cheung (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling 20:23

 

 


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