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February 23/14 16:30 pm - Vuelta Independencia Nacional: Stage 4 report and results


Posted by Editoress on 02/23/14
 

Stage four of the Vuetla Independencia Nacional was cancelled yesterday (February 23rd) after the riders decided that the conditions were not suitable for racing and stopped after six laps of the city circuit stage. Race officials agreed.

"Dangerous! The word of the day," said Rob Britton post race, "Today's race was neutralized after only six laps after the heads of state within the race decided it was just too dangerous."

"It started to rain almost immediately after the gun went off and to say the course was like a ice rink would be conservative, guys were getting taken down by the white lines on a straight road!"

Director, Michal Creed, who just landed in the Dominican Republic for the final four days of racing, reiterated the dangers on the roads in Santiago saying: "There was a lot of oil, diesel and potholes on the road."

"With four more days of racing it wasn't worth it," explained Rob.

Instead of finishing the stage the peloton paid homage to Euris Vidal, who was tragically killed in Santiago late last year. Euris had signed with the InCycle-Predator Cycling team for 2014, so as a sign of respect the peloton rode a neutral lap through the city; his family were present for the stage.

"After we stopped we did one more lap of honour for Euris as his team took to the front and lead us across the line," explained Rob.

With that, there were no changes in the top order for the general classification and Eric Marcotte holds onto the yellow jersey going into tomorrow's queen stage. Jure Kocjan rode himself into the lead of the points jersey competition after his stage three win.

Tomorrow's queen stage is a short stage at just 112 kilometres but features five KOM climbs (two Cat three climbs and three Cat two climbs), including the final big one taking the peloton to the finish. Michael believes that Team SmartStop can hit the bottom of the KOM with good positioning and finish the stage off.

"The final KOM is 20 kilometres from the finish, hopefully our guys can ride together and save the day!" Michael said.

Rob believes all the teams will come out fighting tomorrow for stage five especially after a shortened stage today. "Four down, five to go. After a bit of a break today you can bet your bottom dollar it will be all guns blazing on tomorrow's queen mountain stage."

With seven riders within a minute of each other fighting for the overall position of the tour and the main field just over six minutes behind Eric Marcotte's lead, Team SmartStop will be looking to finish in top positioning over the mountain stage. This is the stage that can shake up the overall classification.

Michael is optimistic but at the same time realistic about the team's chances of holding onto the lead and maintaining the yellow jersey. "I think it will be a challenge for us to win the overall, but it is a race and that is what we will try to do."

"After the mountain day we'll see where we are at, but I am hopeful for another couple of stage wins in the sprint finishes."

 

The GC remains unchanged with Rob Britton (Team SmartStop) sitting second overall behind teammate  Eric Marcott.

 

 

Stage 4: Santiago Circuit, 39 km
1 Andres Diaz (Col) Incycle Predator 1:10:29
2 Agustin Font (Pur) Incycle Predator
3 Calixto Bello (USA) Incycle Predator
4 Efren Ortega (Pur) Incycle Predator
5 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Incycle Predator
6 Michael Olheiser (USA) Incycle Predator
7 Edwin Sanchez (Col) Formesan
8 Felix Cardenas (Col) Formesan
9 Didier Satoque (Col) Formesan
10 Julian Rodas (Col) Formesan
11 Wilson Marentes (Col) Formesan
12 Pedro Herrera (Col) Formesan
13 Augusto Sanchez (Dom) Defferdange Inteja
14 Diego Milan (Dom) Defferdange Inteja
15 Joaquin Sobrino (Esp) Defferdange Inteja
16 Gedimias Kaupas (Lit) Defferdange Inteja
17 Vytautas Kaupas (Lit) Defferdange Inteja
18 Janis Dakteris (Lat) Defferdange Inteja
19 Ismael Sanchez (Dom) La Vega Cne
20 Jorge Martinez (Dom) La Vega Cne
21 Elvis Rodriguez (Dom) La Vega Cne
22 Pedro Torres (Col) La Vega Cne
23 Juan Polanco (Dom) La Vega Cne
24 Luis Medina (Dom) La Vega Cne
25 Rafael Meran (Dom) Finauto
26 Addelyn Cruz (Dom) Finauto
27 Geovanny Garcia (Dom) Finauto
28 Erberto Peña (Dom) Finauto
29 Coulton Hartrich (USA) Finauto
30 Andres Mendoza (Dom) Finauto
31 Josiel Rodriguez (Dom) Santiago Asocisa
32 Luis T. Mendez (Dom) Santiago Asocisa
33 Carlos Galviz (Ven) Tachira Concafe
34 Jorge Abreu (Ven) Tachira Concafe
35 Xavier Nieves (Ven) Tachira Concafe
36 Jhorman Flores (Ven) Tachira Concafe
37 Daniel Abreu (Ven) Tachira Concafe
38 Alvaro Torres (Ven) Tachira Concafe
39 Norlandy Taveras (Dom) Aro Y Pedal
40 Wilmi Gil (Dom) Aro Y Pedal
41 Cristian Torres (Col) Aro Y Pedal
42 Rodry Minier (Dom) Fenix Universal
43 Marcos Olivo (Dom) Fenix Universal
44 Jose Rodriguez (Dom) Fenix Universal
45 Grant Potter (USA) Fenix Universal
46 Juan Cueto (Dom) Dionisio S. Cristoba
47 Carlos Lorenzo (Dom) Dionisio S. Cristoba
48 Jonathan Encarnacion (Dom) Dionisio S. Cristoba
49 Maikol Evangelista (Dom) Dionisio S. Cristoba
50 Jonathan Ogando (Dom) Dionisio S. Cristoba
51 Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan
52 Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
53 Barhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan
54 Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
55 Nurbolat Kulimbetov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
56 Ardrainzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
57 Zach Bell (Can) Team SmartStop
58 Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop
59 Flavio De Luna (Mex) Team SmartStop
60 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team SmartStop
61 Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop
62 Travis Mccabe (USA) Team SmartStop
63 William Guzman (Dom) Asocipe Moca
64 Anthony Rodriguez (Dom) Asocipe Moca
65 Yordalis Hernandez (Dom) Asocipe Moca
66 Charli Hernandez (Dom) Asocipe Moca
67 Elvis Reyes (Dom) Asocipe Moca
68 Rigoberto Rodriguez (Dom) Asocipe Moca
69 Carlos Quishpe (Ecu) Team Ecuador
70 Sebastian Novoa (Ecu) Team Ecuador
71 Jaime Roson (Esp) Team Ecuador
72 Antonio Cabello (Esp) Team Ecuador
73 Shadi Halabi (Isr) Galilee Cycles
74 Regev Peretz (Isr) Galilee Cycles
75 Shiomi Lev (Isr) Galilee Cycles
76 Ido Syrkin (Isr) Galilee Cycles
77 Teemothy Naser (Isr) Galilee Cycles
78 Joshua Friedman (USA) Galilee Cycles
79 Kevyn Pujols (Dom) Edenorte
80 Braulio Garcia (Dom) Edenorte
81 Ismael Collado (Dom) Edenorte
82 Juan Pimentel (USA) Edenorte
83 Adrian Nuñez (Dom) Edenorte
84 Jorge Perez (Dom) Edenorte
85 Luis Perez (Dom) Arco Iris
86 Juan De Jesus (Dom) Arco Iris
87 Enmanuel Fernandez (Dom) Arco Iris
88 Manuel Rodriguez (Dom) Arco Iris
89 Carlos Tejada (Dom) Arco Iris
90 Robert Javier (Dom) Cocuyos 2 Go
91 Carlos Cespedes (Dom) Cocuyos 2 Go
92 Ramon Checo (Dom) Cocuyos2 Go
93 Enmanuel Nuñez (Dom) Cocuyos 2 Go
94 Kerane Barolin (Fra) Velo Vetiver
95 Boris Carene (Fra) Velo Vetiver
96 Fabrice Cornelie (Fra) Velo Vetiver
97 Kenny Darmyn (Fra) Velo Vetiver
98 Daniel Junon (Fra) Velo Vetiver
99 Alejandro Guzman (Dom) S. F. Macoris
100 Greymer Arias (Dom) S. F. Macoris
101 Geremias Ortega (Dom) S. F. Macoris
102 Franklin Bencosme (Dom) S. F. Macoris
103 Erizon Peña (Dom) S. Pedro De Macoris
104 David Astacio (Dom) S. Pedro De Macoris
105 Maiky Llodra (Ddm) S. Pedro De Macoris
106 Deivy Capellan (Dom) S. Pedro De Macoris
107 Jean Crispin (Dom) Team La Romana
108 Leonardo Mazara (Dom) Team La Romana
109 Adam Carr (USA) Team La Romana
110 Brian Babilonia (Pur) Team Puerto Rico
111 Eduardo Colon (Pur) Team Puerto Rico
112 John Llorens (Pur) Team Puerto Rico
113 Josue Vasquez (Pur) Team Puerto Rico
114 Michelle Smith (Cay) Cocuyos 2 Go all s.t.
 
GC
1 Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop 11:29:56
2 Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop at 0:14
3 Andres Diaz (Col) Incycle Predator 0:15
4 Edwin Sanchez (Col) Formesan 17
5 Julian Rodas (Col) Formesan s.t.
6 Pedro Torres (Col) La Vega Cne 0:22
7 Gedimias Kaupas (Lit) Defferdange Inteja 0:51
8 Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan 6:25
9 Janis Dakteris (Lat) Defferdange Inteja 6:25
10 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team SmartStop 6:35
11 Calixto Bello (USA) Incycle Predator 6:38
12 Felix Cardenas (Col) Formesan 6:39
13 Wilson Marentes (Col) Formesan 6:40
14 Nurbolat Kulimbetov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 6:41
15 Diego Milan (Dom) Defferdange Inteja 6:43
16 Augusto Sanchez (Dom) Defferdange Inteja 6:45
17 Sebastian Novoa (Ecu) Team Ecuador 6:45
18 Alvaro Torres (Ven) Tachira Concafe 6:45
19 Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 6:46
20 Barhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan 6:49
21 Pedro Herrera (Col) Formesan 6:49
22 William Guzman (Dom) Asocipe Moca 6:49
23 Daniel Abreu (Ven) Tachira Concafe 6:49
24 Jaime Roson (Esp) Team Ecuador 6:49
25 Flavio De Luna (Mex) Team SmartStop 6:49
26 Jorge Abreu (Ven) Tachira Concafe 6:49
27 Ardrainzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 6:49
28 Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 6:49
29 Ismael Sanchez (Dom) La Vega Cne 6:49
30 Jhorman Flores (Ven) Tachira Concafe 6:49
31 Michael Olheiser (USA) Incycle Predator 6:49
32 Elvis Rodriguez (Dom) La Vega Cne 6:49
33 Coulton Hartrich (USA) Finauto 6:49
34 Addelyn Cruz (Dom) Finauto 6:49
35 Carlos Galviz (Ven) Tachira Concafe 6:49
36 Boris Carene (Fra) Velo Vetiver 6:49
37 Antonio Cabello (Esp) Team Ecuador 6:49
38 Travis Mccabe (USA) Team SmartStop 6:54
39 Ismael Collado (Dom) Edenorte 7:27
40 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Incycle Predator 7:27
41 Cristian Torres (Col) Aro Y Pedal 7:38
42 Carlos Quishpe (Ecu) Team Ecuador 7:40
43 Rafael Meran (Dom) Finauto 7:59
44 Juan De Jesus (Dom) Arco Iris 8:03
45 Vytautas Kaupas (Lit) Defferdange Inteja 8:03
46 Joaquin Sobrino (Esp) Defferdange Inteja 8:13
47 Braulio Garcia (Dom) Edenorte 8:14
48 Zach Bell (Can) Team SmartStop 8:14
49 John Llorens (Pur) Team Puerto Rico 8:14
50 Josiel Rodriguez (Dom) Santiago Asocisa 8:27
51 Efren Ortega (Pur) Incycle Predator 8:42
52 Juan Pimentel (USA) Edenorte 9:05
53 Erberto Peña (Dom) Finauto 9:33
54 Anthony Rodriguez (Dom) Asocipe Moca 11:34
55 Didier Satoque (Col) Formesan 11:37
56 Agustin Font (Pur) Incycle Predator 15:34
57 Juan Cueto (Dom) Dionisio S. Cristoba 16:54
58 Kenny Darmyn (Fra) Velo Vetiver 20:40
59 Greymer Arias (Dom) S. F. Macoris 20:46
60 Enmanuel Nuñez (Dom) Cocuyos 2 Go 20:49
61 Yordalis Hernandez (Dom) Asocipe Moca 20:51
62 Juan Polanco (Dom) La Vega Cne 20:51
63 Elvis Reyes (Dom) Asocipe Moca 21:44
64 Ramon Checo (Dom) Cocuyos2 Go 21:49
65 Enmanuel Fernandez (Dom) Arco Iris 21:49
66 Daniel Junon (Fra) Velo Vetiver 22:08
67 Jose Rodriguez (Dom) Fenix Universal 22:13
68 Andres Mendoza (Dom) Finauto 22:38
69 Kerane Barolin (Fra) Velo Vetiver 22:42
70 Wilmi Gil (Dom) Aro Y Pedal 23:46
71 Robert Javier (Dom) Cocuyos 2 Go 24:48
72 Fabrice Cornelie (Fra) Velo Vetiver 25:06
73 David Astacio (Dom) S. Pedro De Macoris 25:45
74 Leonardo Mazara (Dom) Team La Romana 26:00
75 Xavier Nieves (Ven) Tachira Concafe 27:28
76 Maikol Evangelista (Dom) Dionisio S. Cristoba 28:06
77 Jorge Martinez (Dom) La Vega Cne 32:04
78 Regev Peretz (Isr) Galilee Cycles 33:31
79 Norlandy Taveras (Dom) Aro Y Pedal 34:23
80 Kevyn Pujols (Dom) Edenorte 34:41
81 Josue Vasquez (Pur) Team Puerto Rico 35:36
82 Geovanny Garcia (Dom) Finauto 36:15
83 Joshua Friedman (USA) Galilee Cycles 36:17
84 Franklin Bencosme (Dom) S. F. Macoris 37:16
85 Charli Hernandez (Dom) Asocipe Moca 38:16
86 Adrian Nuñez (Dom) Edenorte 40:45
87 Carlos Lorenzo (Dom) Dionisio S. Cristoba 40:45
88 Brian Babilonia (Pur) Team Puerto Rico 40:53
89 Adam Carr (USA) Team La Romana 41:16
90 Ido Syrkin (Isr) Galilee Cycles 41:16
91 Eduardo Colon (Pur) Team Puerto Rico 41:17
92 Rigoberto Rodriguez (Dom) Asocipe Moca 42:14
93 Jorge Perez (Dom) Edenorte 46:26
94 Rodry Minier (Dom) Fenix Universal 46:41
95 Grant Potter (USA) Fenix Universal 51:24
96 Maiky Llodra (Ddm) S. Pedro De Macoris 51:53
97 Michelle Smith (Cay) Cocuyos 2 Go 52:12
98 Teemothy Naser (Isr) Galilee Cycles 52:18
99 Luis Perez (Dom) Arco Iris 52:49
100 Deivy Capellan (Dom) S. Pedro De Macoris 52:55
101 Carlos Cespedes (Dom) Cocuyos 2 Go 54:21
102 Luis T. Mendez (Dom) Santiago Asocisa 54:26
103 Jonathan Encarnacion (Dom) Dionisio S. Cristoba 55:00
104 Carlos Tejada (Dom) Arco Iris 55:30
105 Jonathan Ogando (Dom) Dionisio S. Cristoba 55:34
106 Shadi Halabi (Isr) Galilee Cycles 56:29
107 Alejandro Guzman (Dom) S. F. Macoris 56:52
108 Erizon Peña (Dom) S. Pedro De Macoris 57:13
109 Luis Medina (Dom) La Vega Cne 1:03:11
110 Marcos Olivo (Dom) Fenix Universal 1:12:56
111 Geremias Ortega (Dom) S. F. Macoris 1:15:17
112 Jean Crispin (Dom) Team La Romana 1:18:01
113 Shiomi Lev (Isr) Galilee Cycles 1:18:10
114 Manuel Rodriguez (Dom) Arco Iris 1:19:30


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