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December 21/13 10:38 am - Vuelta Kolbi of Costa Rica: Stage 4 report and results, Lachance wins


Posted by Editoress on 12/21/13
 

Vuelta Costa Rica Stage 4 Report - A Canadian Win

The Canadian team of 1% for the Planet is racing at the Vuelta Costa Rica, and Gavriel Epstein has been sending us reports.  On the team are:  Gavriel Epstein, Jean-Michel Lachance, Ryan Roth, Étienne Samson, Anton Varabei, and Julien Gagné.  Stage four was particularly good for the team, with Lachance winning (and sending his own report).

Gavy report: Today's stage turned out to be very difficult. No long climbs but tons of short ones [can] add up and it did; to almost 7500 feet of climbing. I was involved in a crash early on in the stage which forced me to use a lot of energy to get back to the field, about 20 kilometres into the stage. Then I spent the next 60 kilometres yoyoing back and forth out the back of the peloton until we finally descended onto the main Highway. It didn't get any easier though, as the pace really kicked up in the crosswinds. We were in the gutter for about 30 kilometres, but I felt more comfortable in the gutter that on the climbs and was able to finish with the field. But what really made my day was crossing the finish line and hearing that my teammate Jean Michel had won today's stage. - Gavy

JM report: I am very happy with the stage win ! The day before, I had "tourista" and was completely empty, not able to eat before and during the race, and lost roughly 1minute / kilometre in the last 20  kilometres of the race ! After the tough race, I was able to eat again and was feeling much better the next morning. Having done the race in years before, I knew the finish and was expecting a field sprint, in which I was hoping for a strong finish. Though, the race course was much different with lots of climbing to get to the finish town of Liberia.

After 20 kilometres to go, I saw GC guys attacking and I figured it was a important move to mark and I jumped hard to bridge across. It was pretty hard only to follow the group in the rolling hills at the start [of the break] as we quickly gained 10 minutes on the main peloton. With the JPS team present in big numbers, they did the most work in the group and I was able to save my legs as much as I could in the group (16 riders). With 9 kilometres to go, we caught Marconi Duran from Coopenae who rode very strong throughout the stage, forcing JPS to chase.

From that moment, all [the] cards played in my favour, as I was the fastest rider in the group. I stayed calm until the finish and let the others start the sprint unlike stage one where I lost a big opportunity of wearing the yellow. I then launched my sprint from fifth and passed all riders to raise my arms in the air for a fraction of a second (there were so many journalists and photographers to dodge after the line). I am very happy with that result and will be wearing the "regularidad" turtle jersey! Stage 5 is flat and I will try to pad my lead in the classification.

Thanks for following us and thanks to all person who supports us. JM - Team 1% for the Planet.

 

 

Results from the fourth stage in Costa Rica
cycling+canada Source CanadianCyclist.com

Stage 4: San Ramon to Liberia, 156.92 km
1 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) 1% For The Planet 3:58:32
2 Fabricio Quiros (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade
3 Juan Rojas (CRc) JPS-Giant
4 Jose Bonilla (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy
5 Jaime Ramirez (Col) Colombia Fr
6 Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuban National Team
7 Jose Mojica (Cub) Cuban National Team
8 Elias Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant
9 Cesar Rojas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos
10 Joseph Chavarria (CRc) JPS-Giant
11 Juan Mata (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos all s.t.
12 Gregory Brenes (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 0:05
13 Juan Araya (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos
14 Rodolfo Villalobos (CRc) JPS-Giant both s.t.
15 Marconi Duran (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 0:14
16 Juan Fallas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 0:23
17 Vladimir Fernandez (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 0:29
18 Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) RusVelo 9:54
19 Jose Irias (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos
20 Jose Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant both s.t.
21 Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVelo 9:56
22 Carlos Brenes (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade
23 Mauricio Robayo (Col) Colombia Fr both s.t.
24 Lisnandy Alonso (Cub) Cuban National Team 9:58
25 Kenneth Benavides (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM
26 Gavriel Epstein (Can) 1% For The Planet
27 Bladimir Gonzales (Col) Colombia Fr
28 Brayan Rios (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
29 Miguel Cendales (Col) Colombia Fr
30 Mainor Rojas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos
31 Henry Raabe (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy
32 Andres Alpizar (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade
33 Jose Valera (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM
34 Yerson Sanchez (Col) Colombia Fr
35 Ryan Roth (Can) 1% For The Planet
36 Bryan Salas (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM
37 Anton Varabei (Can) 1% For The Planet
38 Felix Araya (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos
39 Romel Morales (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade
40 Fredy Malaver (Col) Colombia Fr
41 Carlos Lopez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team
42 Erick Soto (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade
43 Sergey Klimou (Rus) RusVelo
44 Issac Morera (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade
45 Francisco Gonzalez (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
46 Carlos Villalobos (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy
47 Alexander Sanchez (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy
48 Alexander Serov (Rus) RusVelo
49 Jonathan Sandoval (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team
50 Jose Arce (CRc) JPS-Giant
51 Julien Gagné (Can) 1% For The Planet
52 Julio Padilla (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
53 Agustin Martinez (Cub) Cuban National Team
54 Yasmany Martinez (Cub) Cuban National Team
55 Alejandro Padilla (Gua) Guatemalan National Team all s.t.
56 Walter Escobar (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 10:08
57 Nieves Carrasco (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos
58 Bryan Villalobos (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos
59 Pablo Arce (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos
60 Pedro Sibila (Cub) Cuban National Team
61 Jans Arias (Cub) Cuban National Team all s.t.
62 Paul Betancourt (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 10:12
63 Juan Marin (CRc) JPS-Giant 11:38
64 Harold Esquivel (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 11:56
65 Emilio Molina (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 16:53
66 Bryan Sanchez (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 20:35
67 Dennis Raabe (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM s.t.
68 Juan Juarez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team 29:55
69 Roberto Jimenez (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade s.t.
70 Étienne Samson (Can) 1% For The Planet 37:52
71 Hiram Perez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team s.t.
72 Harvin Reyes (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 59:50
73 Luis Alvarez (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos
DNF Ivan Kovalev (Rus) RusVelo
DNF Leonid Krasnov (Rus) RusVelo
DNF Dorian Monterroso (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
DNF Manuel Rodas (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
DNF Gilbert Tencio (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos
 
GC
1 Juan Rojas (CRc) JPS-Giant 14:00:20
2 Elias Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant at 1:36
3 Juan Mata (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 1:58
4 Jose Bonilla (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 2:17
5 Rodolfo Villalobos (CRc) JPS-Giant 2:23
6 Fabricio Quiros (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 2:25
7 Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuban National Team 2:31
8 Joseph Chavarria (CRc) JPS-Giant 2:41
9 Jaime Ramirez (Col) Colombia Fr 3:15
10 Cesar Rojas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 3:35
11 Gregory Brenes (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 3:54
12 Juan Araya (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 4:22
13 Marconi Duran (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 4:22
14 Vladimir Fernandez (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 5:27
15 Juan Fallas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 5:45
16 Jose Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant 7:52
17 Romel Morales (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 8:03
18 Jose Irias (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 9:04
19 Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVelo 10:44
20 Yasmany Martinez (Cub) Cuban National Team 11:16
21 Henry Raabe (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 11:54
22 Bryan Villalobos (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 12:00
23 Bryan Salas (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 13:48
24 Julien Gagné (Can) 1% For The Planet 13:48
25 Carlos Lopez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team 13:54
26 Jonathan Sandoval (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team 13:54
27 Yerson Sanchez (Col) Colombia Fr 13:57
28 Andres Alpizar (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 14:10
29 Bladimir Gonzales (Col) Colombia Fr 14:10
30 Carlos Brenes (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 14:40
31 Alexander Sanchez (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 14:58
32 Mainor Rojas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 15:19
33 Issac Morera (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 15:22
34 Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) RusVelo 15:41
35 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) 1% For The Planet 15:41
36 Harold Esquivel (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 16:08
37 Fredy Malaver (Col) Colombia Fr 16:13
38 Alexander Serov (Rus) RusVelo 16:29
39 Brayan Rios (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 17:19
40 Felix Araya (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 17:27
41 Jose Valera (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 17:30
42 Carlos Villalobos (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 17:43
43 Anton Varabei (Can) 1% For The Planet 18:03
44 Pablo Arce (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 18:08
45 Ryan Roth (Can) 1% For The Planet 20:18
46 Sergey Klimou (Rus) RusVelo 20:18
47 Erick Soto (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 20:21
48 Pedro Sibila (Cub) Cuban National Team 20:28
49 Mauricio Robayo (Col) Colombia Fr 20:32
50 Nieves Carrasco (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 20:44
51 Miguel Cendales (Col) Colombia Fr 20:46
52 Jose Mojica (Cub) Cuban National Team 22:12
53 Alejandro Padilla (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 22:29
54 Paul Betancourt (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 23:23
55 Julio Padilla (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 23:44
56 Kenneth Benavides (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 24:00
57 Jose Arce (CRc) JPS-Giant 24:00
58 Walter Escobar (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 24:10
59 Lisnandy Alonso (Cub) Cuban National Team 24:45
60 Jans Arias (Cub) Cuban National Team 25:37
61 Dennis Raabe (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 27:02
62 Francisco Gonzalez (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 27:20
63 Emilio Molina (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 27:42
64 Gavriel Epstein (Can) 1% For The Planet 29:09
65 Juan Marin (CRc) JPS-Giant 30:29
66 Bryan Sanchez (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 35:31
67 Juan Juarez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team 46:19
68 Agustin Martinez (Cub) Cuban National Team 47:14
69 Roberto Jimenez (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 1:02:27
70 Hiram Perez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team 1:06:56
71 Étienne Samson (Can) 1% For The Planet 1:21:08
72 Harvin Reyes (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 1:48:55
73 Luis Alvarez (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 2:24:34
 
Regularidad GC
1 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) 1% For The Planet 53
2 Juan Rojas (CRc) JPS-Giant 41
3 Fabricio Quiros (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 36
4 Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) RusVelo 35
5 Elias Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant 33
6 Anton Varabei (Can) 1% For The Planet 27
7 Jose Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant 27
8 Jose Bonilla (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 27
9 Bryan Villalobos (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 23
10 Yasmany Martinez (Cub) Cuban National Team 22

 


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