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May 15/15 19:21 pm - Tour of California: Stage 6


Posted by Editoress on 05/15/15
 

Tinkoff-Saxo's Peter Sagan, added to his tally as the winningest cyclist in the history of the Amgen Tour of California and seized the overall race lead after winning the Stage 6 Individual Time Trial on Friday.  Rob Britton (Team SmartStop) was the top man, in 27th place, with Tara Whitten (Canadian National) the top woman in sixth.

Due to snow at Big Bear Lake on the original time trial course, the Time Trial moved to Santa Clarita and Six Flags Magic Mountain. The blistering fast and flat 6.6-mile course hosted both the Men's and Women's Time Trial events.

In the men's event, the fairly short course with virtually no elevation made the winner difficult to predict - would it be a specialist rider, or someone looking to take over the general classification with the valuable time bonus for placing first?

The 2010 Dutch Time Trial Champion Jos Van Emden (Team JumboNL-Lotto) laid down a phenomenal time of 12:46 early in the day, which kept him in first place for nearly two hours. Not until (second to last rider) Sagan's determined ride was Van Emden unseated by 15 seconds, though several other riders came very close: 22-year-old SRAM Best Young Rider Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) of Etixx - Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team placed third (+19); BMC Racing Team's Joseph Rosskopf (USA) came in fourth (+:20) and Sagan's teammate Daniele Bennati (ITA) finished fifth (+:22). Other favorites for the day, two-time U.S. National Time Trial Champion Tom Zirbel of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies and Team Sky's Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (COL), finished sixth and seventh respectively (+:26).

"Today, my biggest objective was to take the leader jersey," said Sagan, who increased his career Amgen Tour of California stage wins to 13. "I wanted to do my best for today, and I am very happy for the victory and also for the yellow jersey."

The time trial result set up a tight leader board for both the overall win and the jersey competitions. Sagan has won the Sprint points competition for five years running and will be battling Sunday to earn the lead back from Mark Cavendish (GBR) of Etixx - Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team.

In the general classification, the top-9 cyclists are separated by less than one minute. Sagan's performance today puts him in the overall lead by 28 seconds. However, it's unlikely he'll be able to defend the yellow jersey on Saturday's mountainous stage, as many are waiting in the wings to strike, including former race champion Robert Gesink (NED) of TeamLottoNL-Jumbo, who remains in the general classification top-10 by placing ninth in the ITT. Toms Skujins (LAT), Hincapie Racing Team's 23-year old rider who led the field from Tuesday, slipped to second place overall (+:28) after the time trial. Alaphilippe is nearby in third (+:45).

"Tomorrow, we'll see how it goes... In the end, it will come down to those last 7k," said Skujins of his chances of taking back the Amgen Race Leader Jersey. "Right now I'm feeling good, but tomorrow's another day... I'm looking forward to tomorrow and trying to move up in the GC that one spot."

Tour of California press release

 

Results from the sixth stage in California

 

Stage 6: Santa Clarita Time Trial 10.6 km Time Gap
1 Peter Sagan (Tinkoff - Saxo) 0:12:31.85 0:00
2 Jos Van Emden (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 0:12:46.10 0:15
3 Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx - Quick Step) 0:12:50.06 0:19
4 Joseph Rosskopf (BMC Racing Team) 0:12:51.47 0:20
5 Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff - Saxo) 0:12:53.57 0:22
6 Tom Zirbel (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:12:57.20 0:26
7 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Team Sky) 0:12:57.77 0:26
8 Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff - Saxo) 0:12:58.67 0:27
9 Robert Gesink (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 0:12:58.87 0:27
10 Daniel Oss (BMC Racing Team) 0:12:59.60 0:28
11 Benjamin King (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 0:13:00.41 0:29
12 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Trek Factory Racing) 0:13:02.53 0:31
13 Johann Van Zyl (MTN - Qhubeka) 0:13:04.63 0:33
14 Dion Smith (Hincapie Racing Team) 0:13:05.77 0:34
15 Jordan Kerby (Drapac Professional Cycling) 0:13:05.88 0:34
16 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Trek Factory Racing) 0:13:06.58 0:35
17 Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon Cycling Team) 0:13:07.36 0:36
18 Christian Knees (Team Sky) 0:13:07.71 0:36
19 Lawson Craddock (Team Giant - Alpecin) 0:13:08.85 0:37
20 Riccardo Zoidl (Trek Factory Racing) 0:13:09.80 0:38
21 Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Racing Team) 0:13:10.43 0:39
22 Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) 0:13:10.78 0:39
23 Sep Vanmarcke (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 0:13:11.02 0:40
24 Ben Hermans (BMC Racing Team) 0:13:11.54 0:40
25 Ruben Zepuntke (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 0:13:11.60 0:40
26 John Murphy (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 0:13:11.72 0:40
27 Rob Britton (Team Smartstop) 0:13:12.84 0:41
28 Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN - Qhubeka) 0:13:14.34 0:43
29 Lachlan Norris (Drapac Professional Cycling) 0:13:14.37 0:43
30 Phillip Gaimon (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:13:16.24 0:45
31 Mark Cavendish (Etixx - Quick Step) 0:13:16.40 0:45
32 Lasse Norman Hansen (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 0:13:16.56 0:45
33 Ian Boswell (Team Sky) 0:13:17.41 0:46
34 Toms Skujins (Hincapie Racing Team) 0:13:17.47 0:46
35 Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing) 0:13:17.48 0:46
36 Campbell Flakemore (BMC Racing Team) 0:13:17.53 0:46
37 Danny Van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing) 0:13:18.63 0:47
38 Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing Team) 0:13:21.20 0:50
39 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 0:13:21.79 0:50
40 Yves Lampaert (Etixx - Quick Step) 0:13:21.89 0:50
41 Matthew Busche (Trek Factory Racing) 0:13:21.96 0:50
42 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (MTN - Qhubeka) 0:13:22.00 0:51
43 Manuel Senni (BMC Racing Team) 0:13:23.05 0:52
44 Evan Huffman (Team Smartstop) 0:13:23.56 0:52
45 William Clarke (Drapac Professional Cycling) 0:13:24.31 0:53
46 Philip Deignan (Team Sky) 0:13:24.56 0:53
47 Michael Morkov (Tinkoff - Saxo) 0:13:25.51 0:54
48 Danny Pate (Team Sky) 0:13:25.56 0:54
49 Stijn Devolder (Trek Factory Racing) 0:13:26.00 0:55
50 Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team) 0:13:27.07 0:56
51 Gavin Mannion (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 0:13:27.98 0:56
52 James Oram (Axeon Cycling Team) 0:13:28.88 0:57
53 Martin Kohler (Drapac Professional Cycling) 0:13:30.21 0:59
54 Travis Meyer (Drapac Professional Cycling) 0:13:31.57 1:00
55 Gregory Daniel (Axeon Cycling Team) 0:13:31.68 1:00
56 Thierry Hupond (Team Giant - Alpecin) 0:13:32.57 1:01
57 Tom Van Asbroeck (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 0:13:32.80 1:01
58 Laurent Didier (Trek Factory Racing) 0:13:33.50 1:02
59 Carter Jones (Team Giant - Alpecin) 0:13:35.71 1:04
60 Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) 0:13:36.15 1:05
61 Mike Teunissen (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 0:13:36.70 1:05
62 Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:13:37.30 1:06
63 Eric Marcotte (Team Smartstop) 0:13:38.39 1:07
64 Edward King (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 0:13:39.89 1:08
65 Eric Young (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:13:39.91 1:08
66 David Williams (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 0:13:40.55 1:09
67 Koen De Kort (Team Giant - Alpecin) 0:13:41.38 1:10
68 Janez Brajkovic (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 0:13:41.86 1:10
69 Darren Lapthorne (Drapac Professional Cycling) 0:13:43.04 1:12
70 Geoffrey Curran (Axeon Cycling Team) 0:13:43.27 1:12
71 Tyler Farrar (MTN - Qhubeka) 0:13:43.58 1:12
72 Guillaume Boivin (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:13:43.94 1:12
73 Laurens Ten Dam (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 0:13:44.37 1:13
74 Ruben Guerreiro (Axeon Cycling Team) 0:13:44.59 1:13
75 Nathan Earle (Team Sky) 0:13:44.80 1:13
76 Daniel Eaton (Axeon Cycling Team) 0:13:44.93 1:13
77 Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx - Quick Step) 0:13:45.33 1:14
78 Joseph Schmalz (Hincapie Racing Team) 0:13:46.20 1:15
79 Lachlan David Morton (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 0:13:46.70 1:15
80 Andzs Flaksis (Hincapie Racing Team) 0:13:47.55 1:16
81 Thomas Soladay (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:13:48.78 1:17
82 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Etixx - Quick Step) 0:13:48.78 1:17
83 Gregory Obando Brenes (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 0:13:48.96 1:17
84 Kristoffer Skjerping (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 0:13:50.84 1:19
85 Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 0:13:51.14 1:20
86 Logan Owen (Axeon Cycling Team) 0:13:51.36 1:20
87 Justin Oien (Axeon Cycling Team) 0:13:55.34 1:24
88 Maarten Wynants (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 0:13:56.30 1:25
89 Joseph Lewis (Hincapie Racing Team) 0:13:56.80 1:25
90 Daniel Summerhill (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 0:13:57.41 1:26
91 Travis McCabe (Team Smartstop) 0:13:57.79 1:26
92 Roy Curvers (Team Giant - Alpecin) 0:13:59.25 1:28
93 Daniele Ratto (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 0:14:02.13 1:31
94 Nicolae Tanovitchii (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 0:14:03.25 1:32
95 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 0:14:05.70 1:34
96 Alex Howes (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 0:14:06.86 1:35
97 Chris Butler (Team Smartstop) 0:14:06.94 1:35
98 Andrea Peron (Team Novo Nordisk) 0:14:06.99 1:35
99 Carson Miller (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 0:14:07.60 1:36
100 Martijn Verschoor (Team Novo Nordisk) 0:14:07.67 1:36
101 Michael Woods (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:14:08.18 1:37
102 David Lozano Riba (Team Novo Nordisk) 0:14:10.51 1:39
103 Alexander Braico (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 0:14:10.56 1:39
104 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) 0:14:11.89 1:40
105 Kiel Reijnen (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 0:14:15.92 1:44
106 Matteo Trentin (Etixx - Quick Step) 0:14:17.16 1:46
107 Graeme Brown (Drapac Professional Cycling) 0:14:17.27 1:46
108 Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk) 0:14:20.35 1:49
109 Oscar Clark (Hincapie Racing Team) 0:14:20.98 1:49
110 Zico Waeytens (Team Giant - Alpecin) 0:14:22.23 1:51
111 Jonathan Clarke (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 0:14:22.28 1:51
112 Joonas Henttala (Team Novo Nordisk) 0:14:22.29 1:51
113 Fred Rodriguez (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 0:14:22.98 1:51
114 Dennis Van Winden (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 0:14:28.98 1:57
115 Matt Brammeier (MTN - Qhubeka) 0:14:32.49 2:01
116 Javier Megias Leal (Team Novo Nordisk) 0:14:32.53 2:01
117 Matthew Harley Goss (MTN - Qhubeka) 0:14:33.81 2:02
118 Martin Velits (Etixx - Quick Step) 0:14:34.92 2:03
119 Mark Renshaw (Etixx - Quick Step) 0:14:36.50 2:05
120 Luis Romero Amaran (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 0:14:36.54 2:05
121 Kevin De Mesmaeker (Team Novo Nordisk) 0:14:36.69 2:05
122 Matti Breschel (Tinkoff - Saxo) 0:14:40.40 2:09
123 Wouter Wippert (Drapac Professional Cycling) 0:14:42.06 2:11
124 Will Routley (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:14:43.67 2:12
125 Jure Kocjan (Team Smartstop) 0:14:45.54 2:14
126 Jacob Rathe (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 0:14:45.98 2:14
127 Gerald Ciolek (MTN - Qhubeka) 0:14:49.51 2:18
128 Johnathan Freter (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 0:14:50.52 2:19
129 Tanner Putt (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 0:14:51.16 2:20
130 Travis Livermon (Team Smartstop) 0:14:51.64 2:20
131 Stephen Leece (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 0:14:55.62 2:24
132 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Tinkoff - Saxo) 0:15:12.07 2:41
133 Steve Fisher (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 0:15:17.12 2:46
 
GC
1 Peter Sagan (Tinkoff - Saxo) 22:15:23
2 Toms Skujins (Hincapie Racing Team) at 0:28
3 Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx - Quick Step) 0:45
4 Joseph Rosskopf (BMC Racing Team) 0:49
5 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Team Sky) 0:55
6 Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff - Saxo) 0:56
7 Robert Gesink (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 0:56
8 Benjamin King (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 0:58
9 Dion Smith (Hincapie Racing Team) 1:03
10 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Trek Factory Racing) 1:04
11 Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon Cycling Team) 1:05
12 Lawson Craddock (Team Giant - Alpecin) 1:06
13 Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) 1:08
14 Ben Hermans (BMC Racing Team) 1:09
15 Phillip Gaimon (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 1:14
16 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 1:19
17 Rob Britton (Team Smartstop) 1:19
18 Matthew Busche (Trek Factory Racing) 1:19
19 Riccardo Zoidl (Trek Factory Racing) 1:20
20 Manuel Senni (BMC Racing Team) 1:21
21 Lachlan Norris (Drapac Professional Cycling) 1:21
22 Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team) 1:34
23 Christian Knees (Team Sky) 1:35
24 Janez Brajkovic (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 1:39
25 Ian Boswell (Team Sky) 1:41
26 Carter Jones (Team Giant - Alpecin) 1:49
27 Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 2:06
28 Michael Woods (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 2:06
29 Philip Deignan (Team Sky) 2:10
30 James Oram (Axeon Cycling Team) 2:17
31 Laurent Didier (Trek Factory Racing) 2:32
32 Ruben Guerreiro (Axeon Cycling Team) 4:12
33 Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) 5:23
34 Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing) 6:11
35 Laurens Ten Dam (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 8:38
36 Alex Howes (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 8:48
37 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (MTN - Qhubeka) 9:03
38 Daniel Oss (BMC Racing Team) 9:29
39 Gregory Obando Brenes (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 12:21
40 Ruben Zepuntke (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 12:45
41 Travis McCabe (Team Smartstop) 12:48
42 Gregory Daniel (Axeon Cycling Team) 14:09
43 Danny Pate (Team Sky) 14:53
44 Chris Butler (Team Smartstop) 15:36
45 Alexander Braico (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 15:40
46 John Murphy (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 16:07
47 Gavin Mannion (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 16:30
48 Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Racing Team) 16:41
49 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Trek Factory Racing) 16:44
50 Logan Owen (Axeon Cycling Team) 16:47
51 Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff - Saxo) 16:49
52 Daniel Eaton (Axeon Cycling Team) 16:53
53 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 17:01
54 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Tinkoff - Saxo) 17:06
55 Roy Curvers (Team Giant - Alpecin) 17:54
56 Daniel Summerhill (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 18:03
57 Matthew Harley Goss (MTN - Qhubeka) 18:20
58 Geoffrey Curran (Axeon Cycling Team) 18:21
59 Nicolae Tanovitchii (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 19:03
60 Andzs Flaksis (Hincapie Racing Team) 20:20
61 Mark Cavendish (Etixx - Quick Step) 20:32
62 Evan Huffman (Team Smartstop) 20:34
63 Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing Team) 21:07
64 Danny Van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing) 21:08
65 Mike Teunissen (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 21:26
66 Edward King (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 21:29
67 Guillaume Boivin (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 21:33
68 Stijn Devolder (Trek Factory Racing) 21:37
69 Justin Oien (Axeon Cycling Team) 21:45
70 Sep Vanmarcke (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 21:55
71 Andrea Peron (Team Novo Nordisk) 21:56
72 Kristoffer Skjerping (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 22:02
73 Zico Waeytens (Team Giant - Alpecin) 22:06
74 Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk) 22:10
75 Koen De Kort (Team Giant - Alpecin) 22:11
76 Joonas Henttala (Team Novo Nordisk) 22:12
77 Tyler Farrar (MTN - Qhubeka) 22:13
78 Thierry Hupond (Team Giant - Alpecin) 22:26
79 Luis Romero Amaran (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 23:15
80 Mark Renshaw (Etixx - Quick Step) 23:17
81 Dennis Van Winden (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 23:26
82 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) 24:00
83 Michael Morkov (Tinkoff - Saxo) 24:04
84 Travis Meyer (Drapac Professional Cycling) 24:04
85 Oscar Clark (Hincapie Racing Team) 24:15
86 Jure Kocjan (Team Smartstop) 24:20
87 Martin Kohler (Drapac Professional Cycling) 24:31
88 Tanner Putt (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 24:41
89 Yves Lampaert (Etixx - Quick Step) 24:47
90 Maarten Wynants (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 24:57
91 Martijn Verschoor (Team Novo Nordisk) 25:08
92 Lachlan David Morton (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 25:08
93 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Etixx - Quick Step) 25:28
94 Joseph Lewis (Hincapie Racing Team) 25:37
95 Eric Marcotte (Team Smartstop) 25:41
96 Jonathan Clarke (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 25:48
97 Matteo Trentin (Etixx - Quick Step) 25:52
98 Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN - Qhubeka) 25:54
99 Matt Brammeier (MTN - Qhubeka) 26:18
100 Campbell Flakemore (BMC Racing Team) 26:26
101 Lasse Norman Hansen (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 26:29
102 Tom Van Asbroeck (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 27:06
103 Tom Zirbel (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 27:11
104 Jordan Kerby (Drapac Professional Cycling) 27:45
105 Johann Van Zyl (MTN - Qhubeka) 27:48
106 Jos Van Emden (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 27:59
107 Joseph Schmalz (Hincapie Racing Team) 28:36
108 David Lozano Riba (Team Novo Nordisk) 29:38
109 Wouter Wippert (Drapac Professional Cycling) 29:40
110 Eric Young (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 29:49
111 Thomas Soladay (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 30:09
112 Darren Lapthorne (Drapac Professional Cycling) 30:33
113 Fred Rodriguez (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 30:47
114 Javier Megias Leal (Team Novo Nordisk) 31:02
115 Jacob Rathe (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 31:38
116 Stephen Leece (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 32:22
117 Will Routley (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 32:51
118 Nathan Earle (Team Sky) 33:15
119 Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx - Quick Step) 33:28
120 Martin Velits (Etixx - Quick Step) 33:47
121 Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 34:26
122 Steve Fisher (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 34:38
123 Gerald Ciolek (MTN - Qhubeka) 34:47
124 Kevin De Mesmaeker (Team Novo Nordisk) 34:48
125 Travis Livermon (Team Smartstop) 34:53
126 Graeme Brown (Drapac Professional Cycling) 36:16
127 Johnathan Freter (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 37:46
128 David Williams (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 38:29
129 Kiel Reijnen (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 39:02
130 Matti Breschel (Tinkoff - Saxo) 39:11
131 Daniele Ratto (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 39:40
132 William Clarke (Drapac Professional Cycling) 41:04
133 Carson Miller (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 43:36


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