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October 12/06 9:27 am - Tuft Leads Vuelta a Chihuahua after Stage 1

Posted by Editor on 10/12/06

Tuft Leads Vuelta a Chihuahua - Mexico

Svein Tuft (Symmetric) followed up his Prologue victory by retaining the leader's jersey after the first stage of the Vuelta a Chihuahua in Mexico yesterday. Brad Fairall dropped to second in the U-23 GC standings, with Christian Meier 3rd and Cam Evans 4th.

We have limited results (with times) from the Prologue and the General Classification after stage 1:

1 Svein Tuft (CAN-Symmetrics) 4:23
2 Alberto Martinez (ESP-Agritubel) 4:25
3 Bradley Fairall (CAN-Symmetrics) 4:28
4 Antonio Aldape (MEX-Canels) 4:28
5 Christian Meier (CAN-Symmetrics) 4:28
6 Moises Duenas (ESP-Agritubel) 4:32
7 Jeff Sherstobitoff (CAN-Symmetrics) 4:32
8 Edgardo Lugo (MEX-Canels) 4:32
9 Cameron Evans (CAN-Symmetrics) 4:35
10 Florencio Ramos (MEX-Canels) 4:35

GC after Stage 1

1 Svein Tuft CAN (Symmetrics) 1:47:05
2 Antonio Aldape MEX (Canel's) at 0:05
3 Fausto Esparza MEX (Tecos) 0:14
4 Mauricio Bellin ITA (3C Casalinghi) 0:14
5 Jesus Grajeda MEX (Rica Burger) 0:14
6 Luis Perez ESP (Andalucia) 0:18
7 Gilles Canouet FRA (Agritubel) 0:22
8 Jose Araujo MEX (Mole-Juquilita) 0:33
9 Jose Martinez ESP (Agritubel) 0:35
10 Francisco Matamoros MEX (Tecos) 0:35

U23 GC

1 Jose Araujo MEX (Mole Juquilita)
2 Bradley Fairall CAN (Symmetrics)
3 Christian Meier CAN (Symmetrics)
4 Cameron Evans CAN (Symmetrics)

5 Abundio Guerrero MEX (Canel's)

Report and photos courtesy Symmetrics

The 4 km prologue (October 10th) started things off well for the S-Team, with Svein Tuft taking the win. Although full results are not available, we do know Tuft blazed the course in 4:22, with Brad Fairall coming in third (and best young rider) at 4:25. Christian Meier followed in fifth, with Jeff "Sherby" at 7th, Cam Evans 9th, Andrew Pinner 12th, Marsh Cooper 18th, and finally Jake Erker 19th. With all 8 guys in the top twenty, the team is poised for a strong week. Already the Yellow-and-Black lead the team competition, and Symmetrics Cycling has first through fourth in the Under-23 competition.


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