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December 23/13 9:29 am - Team 1% for the Planet -Report Stage 5 & 6 of Vuelta Costa Rica


Posted by Editoress on 12/23/13
 

The Canadian team of 1% for the Planet is racing at the Vuelta Costa Rica, and has been sending us reports.  On the team are:  Gavriel Epstein, Jean-Michel Lachance, Ryan Roth, Étienne Samson, Anton Varabei, and Julien Gagné.  Stages five and six saw Lachance extend his lead in the Regularidad jersey competition.  Ryan Roth and Jean-Michel have sent reports, plus we have results for stage 6, photos and links to team videos.

Report for Stage 5 by Ryan Roth
Stage 5 was another hot one. On paper it was to be 148 kilometres of flat to rolling roads from Liberia to Santa Cruz. As so often happens, a break roller away early in the stage and Jean-Michel was in there for us. The group of five worked together well as the team of the leader JPS-Giant and Cuba rode to limit the advantage. As we got closer to the (expected) finish the gap dropped to 1:30. However, there was a mistake in the distance and the stage ended up being closer to 170 kilometres. This extra distance did not hurt the breakaway, as the chase stalled out and they [the break] fought out the stage win. Jean-Michel finshed third to go along with his first and second places in the Vuelta so far. The rest of the team finished safely in the main field and had a relatively easy day, hopefully giving us fresh legs for tomorrow's tough stage which features the first category 1 climb so far.

Stage 5 results

 

Report for Stage 6 by Jean-Michel Lachance
With a distance of 174 kilometres and a category one climb at the end of the race, this stage from Santa Cruz to San Ramon promised to be a big test! The race started strangely, with the leader JPS team happy to let 26 riders go up the road not even 10 kilometres into the stage. When I saw the way they were riding, I took a chance and attacked even though the gap was already pointing at 1:30. I was joined by two riders - Carlos Lopez from Mexico and Bryan Villalobos from Costa Rica. We rode very hard and only made junction to the group around the 55 kilometre mark. By then, the lead to the peloton was about nine minutes. I was happy to see Gavriel and Etienne in the break. With a "breakaway" that big, the cohesion was not perfect among the group and there was constant attacking until it settled down.

Around the 100 kilometre mark, our group had a serious lead of 12 minutes over the field and I followed a Cuban and a Guatemalan who attacked. We rode well together and started the climb with 1:30 on the chase group. Soon enough, the best climbers from the chase group joined and passed us as I stayed within my limits on the climb.

As the race situation settled, I was now on the second group on the road with six riders in front. The climb was 20 kilometres long with the last 10 kilometres at 6%. I was able to follow the group with a good cadence. With 34 degree weather, I must have gone through 15-20 bottles just like the day before. As we climbed, we caught three of the riders in front who overestimated their capacity and my group was now fighting for fourth place.

When we reached the top of the climb, 6 kilometres to the finish, my group was now down to six riders. Quickly after the descent as we hit the flat towards the finish line, Juan Carlos Rojas, the leader of the Vuelta, came from nowhere. He managed to close down an enormous gap during the 20 kilometre climb, as the last gap we heard before the climb was 12 minutes! This was good coincidence for me, as I let him do all the work which helped me taking the sprint for fourth and padding my "regularidad" jersey lead. I now have 31points advantage on Jose Vega who won the stage. I was very happy with the way I raced both tactically and physically, as this is one of the hardest day I've had in a bike race.

Monday we have a uphill time trial.  Thanks for following us !

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Stage 6: Santa Cruz to San Ramon, 174.17 km
1 Jose Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant 04:40:34
2 Andres Alpizar (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade at 1:59
3 Bryan Villalobos (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 2:22
4 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) 1% For The Planet 3:52
5 Brayan Rios (Gua) Guatemalan National Team
6 Felix Araya (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos
7 Carlos Lopez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team
8 Juan Rojas (CRc) JPS-Giant
9 Jose Valera (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM
10 Emilio Molina (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM all s.t.
11 Sergey Klimou (Rus) RusVelo 5:26
12 Lisnandy Alonso (Cub) Cuban National Team 5:55
13 Elias Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant 6:35
14 Fabricio Quiros (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 6:35
15 Jaime Ramirez (Col) Colombia Fr s.t.
16 Jose Bonilla (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 6:40
17 Francisco Gonzalez (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 6:58
18 Mauricio Robayo (Col) Colombia Fr 7:26
19 Cesar Rojas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 8:42
20 Juan Mata (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos s.t.
21 Paul Betancourt (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 9:12
22 Carlos Villalobos (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 9:30
23 Mainor Rojas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 9:59
24 Erick Soto (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 9:59
25 Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuban National Team 10:02
26 Jose Mojica (Cub) Cuban National Team s.t.
27 Pablo Arce (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 10:06
28 Juan Araya (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 10:22
29 Bryan Salas (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 10:42
30 Alexander Sanchez (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy
31 Vladimir Fernandez (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM
32 Issac Morera (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade
33 Miguel Cendales (Col) Colombia Fr all s.t.
34 Jonathan Sandoval (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team 12:18
35 Alejandro Padilla (Gua) Guatemalan National Team s.t.
36 Jose Irias (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 12:38
37 Juan Fallas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos s.t.
38 Romel Morales (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 12:38
39 Fredy Malaver (Col) Colombia Fr 14:04
40 Yerson Sanchez (Col) Colombia Fr 14:07
41 Julien Gagné (Can) 1% For The Planet 15:33
42 Bladimir Gonzales (Col) Colombia Fr s.t.
43 Agustin Martinez (Cub) Cuban National Team 15:36
44 Harvin Reyes (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos s.t.
45 Marconi Duran (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 15:40
46 Rodolfo Villalobos (CRc) JPS-Giant
47 Carlos Brenes (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade both s.t.
48 Yasmany Martinez (Cub) Cuban National Team 15:43
49 Kenneth Benavides (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 16:04
50 Ryan Roth (Can) 1% For The Planet 16:28
51 Dennis Raabe (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 20:52
52 Gavriel Epstein (Can) 1% For The Planet 21:11
53 Walter Escobar (Gua) Guatemalan National Team s.t.
54 Roberto Jimenez (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 22:51
55 Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVelo
56 Pedro Sibila (Cub) Cuban National Team
57 Henry Raabe (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy
58 Anton Varabei (Can) 1% For The Planet
59 Gregory Brenes (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy
60 Nieves Carrasco (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos
61 Bryan Sanchez (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM
62 Harold Esquivel (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos
63 Alexander Serov (Rus) RusVelo all s.t.
64 Joseph Chavarria (CRc) JPS-Giant 31:10
65 Julio Padilla (Gua) Guatemalan National Team s.t.
66 Jans Arias (Cub) Cuban National Team 35:18
67 Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) RusVelo s.t.
68 Juan Marin (CRc) JPS-Giant 42:59
69 Juan Juarez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team
70 Jose Arce (CRc) JPS-Giant
71 Étienne Samson (Can) 1% For The Planet all s.t.
DNF Hiram Perez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team
 
GC
1 Juan Rojas (CRc) JPS-Giant 22:29:35
2 Jose Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant at 3:44
3 Elias Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant 4:19
4 Jose Bonilla (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 5:05
5 Fabricio Quiros (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 5:08
6 Jaime Ramirez (Col) Colombia Fr 5:58
7 Juan Mata (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 6:48
8 Cesar Rojas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 8:25
9 Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuban National Team 8:41
10 Bryan Villalobos (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 10:26
11 Juan Araya (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 10:52
12 Andres Alpizar (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 12:10
13 Vladimir Fernandez (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 12:17
14 Carlos Lopez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team 13:54
15 Rodolfo Villalobos (CRc) JPS-Giant 14:11
16 Juan Fallas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 14:31
17 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) 1% For The Planet 14:45
18 Marconi Duran (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 16:10
19 Romel Morales (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 16:49
20 Brayan Rios (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 17:19
21 Jose Valera (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 17:27
22 Felix Araya (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 17:27
23 Jose Irias (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 17:50
24 Bryan Salas (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 20:38
25 Mainor Rojas (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 21:26
26 Alexander Sanchez (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 21:48
27 Sergey Klimou (Rus) RusVelo 21:52
28 Issac Morera (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 22:12
29 Jonathan Sandoval (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team 22:20
30 Gregory Brenes (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 22:53
31 Yasmany Martinez (Cub) Cuban National Team 23:05
32 Carlos Villalobos (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 23:21
33 Mauricio Robayo (Col) Colombia Fr 24:06
34 Yerson Sanchez (Col) Colombia Fr 24:12
35 Pablo Arce (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 24:22
36 Julien Gagné (Can) 1% For The Planet 25:29
37 Bladimir Gonzales (Col) Colombia Fr 25:51
38 Fredy Malaver (Col) Colombia Fr 26:25
39 Carlos Brenes (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 26:28
40 Erick Soto (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 26:28
41 Lisnandy Alonso (Cub) Cuban National Team 26:48
42 Miguel Cendales (Col) Colombia Fr 27:36
43 Emilio Molina (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 27:42
44 Jose Mojica (Cub) Cuban National Team 28:22
45 Paul Betancourt (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 28:43
46 Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVelo 29:43
47 Joseph Chavarria (CRc) JPS-Giant 29:59
48 Henry Raabe (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 30:01
49 Francisco Gonzalez (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 30:26
50 Ryan Roth (Can) 1% For The Planet 32:54
51 Alexander Serov (Rus) RusVelo 34:31
52 Harold Esquivel (CRc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos 35:07
53 Anton Varabei (Can) 1% For The Planet 37:02
54 Nieves Carrasco (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 39:00
55 Pedro Sibila (Cub) Cuban National Team 39:27
56 Walter Escobar (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 41:29
57 Dennis Raabe (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 44:02
58 Gavriel Epstein (Can) 1% For The Planet 46:28
59 Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) RusVelo 47:07
60 Alejandro Padilla (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 50:35
61 Julio Padilla (Gua) Guatemalan National Team 51:02
62 Bryan Sanchez (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 54:30
63 Kenneth Benavides (CRc) Olman Ramirez-SRAM 55:52
64 Jans Arias (Cub) Cuban National Team 57:03
65 Agustin Martinez (Cub) Cuban National Team 58:58
66 Jose Arce (CRc) JPS-Giant 1:03:07
67 Juan Marin (CRc) JPS-Giant 1:09:36
68 Roberto Jimenez (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 1:21:26
69 Juan Juarez (Mex) Canel’s Turbo Team 1:24:28
70 Étienne Samson (Can) 1% For The Planet 2:00:15
71 Harvin Reyes (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 2:00:39
 
Regularidad GC
1 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) 1% For The Planet
2 Jose Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant 83
3 Juan Rojas (CRc) JPS-Giant 52
4 Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) RusVelo 49
5 Bryan Villalobos (CRc) Agricenter Coronado Hotel Los Lagos 45
6 Fabricio Quiros (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade 39
7 Henry Raabe (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 38
8 Elias Vega (CRc) JPS-Giant 36
9 Anton Varabei (Can) 1% For The Planet 33
10 Jose Bonilla (CRc) Coopenae-Movistar-Economy 28


 


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