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September 4/15 19:17 pm - Tour of Alberta: Stage 3


Posted by Editoress on 09/4/15
 

The first mountaintop finish in the Tour of Alberta’s history was a doozy, with temperatures hovering above freezing and a punishing sequence of climbs. Tom Zirbel formed part of a 6-man escape for the majority of the stage, attacking and dropping his breakaway companions late in the race before being reeled in by the splintered peloton. Inside 10 km to go, Guilaume Boivin and Jesse Anthony worked hard to position Woods for the steep roads to Miette Hot Springs.

The Orica-GreenEDGE and Katusha teams drove the pace into the final kilometer, and Woods rolled the dice a final time with a solo attack. He was caught in sight of the line, ending the day in 5th. Woods hovers just outside the top 10 on the overall standings, but tomorrow's 12 km climb to Marmot Basin Ski Area in Jasper National Park will be the true test in the hunt for yellow.

"We wanted to cover the early move to have an extra body late in the race, but otherwise it was all-in to set up Woodsy for the climb," said Performance Director Jonas Carney. "Temperatures dropped into the 30s today, and it was cold and misting all day - it was pretty brutal out there. The stage win came down to the final kilometer, and Woodsy jumped a bit too early - he was closing a gap, had momentum, and noticed a hesitation at the front, so he went for it. It's easy to second guess his decision in hindsight, but sometimes you just have to go for it, and no one is going to fault him for that. It was a very impressive performance, especially given the conditions today."

Report courtesy Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies

 

Results from the third stage in Alberta

Stage 3: Grande Cache to Miette Hotsprings, 181.8 km
1 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Team Cannondale-Garmin 4:28:18
2 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing at s.t.
3 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEDGE 0:04
4 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:06
5 Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:09
6 Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Racing Team 0:11
7 James Oram (NZl) Axeon Cycling s.t.
8 Davide Formolo (Ita) Team Cannondale-Garmin 0:13
9 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:15
10 Evan Huffman (USA) Team SmartStop s.t.
11 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Cannondale-Garmin 0:17
12 Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:19
13 Jon Hornbeck (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 0:22
14 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis s.t.
15 Lasse-Norman Hansen (Den) Team Cannondale-Garmin 0:24
16 Toms Skujina (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team
17 Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 both s.t.
18 Kyle Murphy (USA) Lupus Racing Team 0:28
19 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Racing Team
20 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team both s.t.
21 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:31
22 Nate Brown (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin s.t.
23 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:34
24 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:37
25 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:39
26 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha
27 Taylor Shelden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis both s.t.
28 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:44
29 Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
30 Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18 both s.t.
31 Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling 0:46
32 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
33 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18
34 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha all s.t.
35 Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Team Cannondale-Garmin 0:58
36 Alexandr Braico (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 1:02
37 Alexander Ray (NZl) Silber Pro Cycling 1:04
38 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
39 Julian Kyer (USA) Team SmartStop 1:07
40 Lars van der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:26
41 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEDGE s.t.
42 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 2:01
43 Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling 2:36
44 Travis McCabe (USA) Team SmartStop s.t.
45 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEDGE 2:52
46 Sergei Chernetsky (Rus) Team Katusha
47 Sven Erik Bystr¯m (Nor) Team Katusha both s.t.
48 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 2:59
49 Gregory Rast (Sui) Trek Factory Racing 3:12
50 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing s.t.
51 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEDGE 4:04
52 Chad Beyer (USA) Lupus Racing Team 4:19
53 Felix Cote Bouvette (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling 4:51
54 Matthieu Jeannes (Fra) Lupus Racing Team
55 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Pro Cycling
56 Fredrik Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin
57 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha
58 Garrett McLeod (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling
59 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing
60 Travis Livermon (USA) Team SmartStop all s.t.
61 Cesare Benedetti ITA Bora-Argon 18 4:57
62 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 5:08
63 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 5:50
64 Justin Oien (USA) Axeon Cycling 6:00
65 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 6:12
66 Michael Le Rossignol (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 6:56
67 Josh Berry (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 7:14
68 Bailey McKnight (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling 7:22
69 Florenz Knauer (Ger) H&R Block Pro Cycling 7:26
70 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
71 Jure Rupnik (Slo) H&R Block Pro Cycling
72 Michael Olheiser (USA) Lupus Racing Team
73 Winston David (USA) Lupus Racing Team
74 Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling
75 Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop
76 Greg Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling
77 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
78 Esward King (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin
79 Phil O'Donnell (USA) Axeon Cycling
80 Mike Stone (USA) Lupus Racing Team
81 Kris Dahl (Can) Team SmartStop
82 Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
83 Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Pro Cycling
84 Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
85 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
86 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
87 Alex Cataford (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
88 Will Routley (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies all s.t.
89 Derrick St. John (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 7:32
90 Evan Murphy (USA) Lupus Racing Team s.t.
91 Geoffrey Curran (USA) Axeon Cycling 7:38
92 Mackenzie Brennan (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 7:40
93 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 7:44
94 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling s.t.
95 Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Team Cannondale-Garmin 8:48
96 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
97 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEDGE 12:58
98 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEDGE
99 Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
100 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing
101 Chris Putt (USA) Axeon Cycling
102 Zach Bell (Can) Team SmartStop
103 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
104 Miguel Bryon (USA) Hincapie Racing Team
105 Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling all s.t.
106 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Lupus Racing Team 13:35
107 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEDGE 13:48
108 Ben Perry (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 16:22
109 Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
110 Adam de Vos (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling
111 Shane Kline (USA) Team SmartStop
112 Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling
113 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18
114 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Racing Team
115 Jacob Schwingboth (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling
116 Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies all s.t.
117 Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18 16:26
118 Will Clarke (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 16:29
119 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEDGE s.t.
120 Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling 17:48
 
GC
1 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 9:01:28
2 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEDGE at 0:06
3 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:20
4 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Team Cannondale-Garmin 0:26
5 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:29
6 Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Racing Team 0:43
7 Davide Formolo (Ita) Team Cannondale-Garmin 0:49
8 Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 0:53
9 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha
10 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Cannondale-Garmin both s.t.
11 Jon Hornbeck (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 0:54
12 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:56
13 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha
14 Toms Skujina (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team both s.t.
15 Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:59
16 Lasse-Norman Hansen (Den) Team Cannondale-Garmin 1:00
17 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Racing Team
18 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team both s.t.
19 Nate Brown (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin 1:07
20 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:08
21 Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18 1:13
22 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18 1:15
23 James Oram (NZl) Axeon Cycling 1:16
24 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:17
25 Kyle Murphy (USA) Lupus Racing Team 1:18
26 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEDGE 1:22
27 Evan Huffman (USA) Team SmartStop 1:25
28 Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 1:31
29 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:34
30 Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Team Cannondale-Garmin s.t.
31 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:35
32 Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 1:46
33 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 1:49
34 Alexander Ray (NZl) Silber Pro Cycling 1:51
35 Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling
36 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro Cycling both s.t.
37 Taylor Shelden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 2:06
38 Julian Kyer (USA) Team SmartStop 2:17
39 Alexandr Braico (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 2:29
40 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 2:52
41 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEDGE 2:58
42 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing 3:18
43 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 3:28
44 Sergei Chernetsky (Rus) Team Katusha 3:39
45 Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling 3:41
46 Travis McCabe (USA) Team SmartStop 3:46
47 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEDGE 4:10
48 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing 4:57
49 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha 5:05
50 Chad Beyer (USA) Lupus Racing Team 5:09
51 Lars van der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin s.t.
52 Sven Erik Bystr¯m (Nor) Team Katusha 5:25
53 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 5:26
54 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Pro Cycling 5:37
55 Matthieu Jeannes (Fra) Lupus Racing Team 5:43
56 Gregory Rast (Sui) Trek Factory Racing 5:45
57 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 5:56
58 Garrett McLeod (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling 6:53
59 Travis Livermon (USA) Team SmartStop 7:10
60 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 7:57
61 Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 8:12
62 Alex Cataford (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 8:13
63 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 8:16
64 Michael Olheiser (USA) Lupus Racing Team
65 Mike Stone (USA) Lupus Racing Team both s.t.
66 Evan Murphy (USA) Lupus Racing Team 8:22
67 Greg Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling 8:31
68 Fredrik Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin 8:34
69 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha 8:35
70 Kris Dahl (Can) Team SmartStop 8:36
71 Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop s.t.
72 Josh Berry (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 8:41
73 Geoffrey Curran (USA) Axeon Cycling 8:43
74 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 8:45
75 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 8:53
76 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 8:57
77 Justin Oien (USA) Axeon Cycling 9:08
78 Felix Cote Bouvette (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling 9:15
79 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 9:17
80 Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Team Cannondale-Garmin 9:24
81 Florenz Knauer (Ger) H&R Block Pro Cycling 9:28
82 Esward King (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin 9:37
83 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 9:38
84 Winston David (USA) Lupus Racing Team 9:43
85 Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 10:00
86 Phil O'Donnell (USA) Axeon Cycling 10:12
87 Bailey McKnight (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling 10:21
88 Derrick St. John (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 10:30
89 Jure Rupnik (Slo) H&R Block Pro Cycling 10:41
90 Michael Le Rossignol (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 11:08
91 Mackenzie Brennan (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 11:28
92 Will Routley (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 11:53
93 Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Pro Cycling 12:27
94 Cesare Benedetti ITA Bora-Argon 18 12:40
95 Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 13:04
96 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEDGE s.t.
97 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 13:34
98 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 13:48
99 Zach Bell (Can) Team SmartStop 14:08
100 Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 15:12
101 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Lupus Racing Team 15:39
102 Miguel Bryon (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 15:57
103 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18 16:51
104 Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 16:57
105 Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 17:09
106 Shane Kline (USA) Team SmartStop 17:43
107 Will Clarke (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 17:57
108 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 18:10
109 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEDGE 18:17
110 Adam de Vos (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling 18:24
111 Chris Putt (USA) Axeon Cycling 18:48
112 Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling s.t.
113 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEDGE 19:07
114 Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 19:13
115 Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18 20:15
116 Jacob Schwingboth (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling s.t.
117 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEDGE 20:34
118 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 22:03
119 Ben Perry (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 24:43
120 Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling 25:00