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May 16/15 20:49 pm - Tour of California: Stage 7


Posted by Editoress on 05/16/15
 

The final weekend of the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California began in Ontario on Saturday with 133 cyclists and ended with one solo rider, 22-year-old SRAM Best Young Rider Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx - Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team), claiming the stage win and overall race lead at the 6,347-foot (1934 metre) summit of Mt. Baldy.  Canada's Rob Britton (SmartStop) moved back into the top 10 by finishing 11th on the stage.

With Sprint and finish line bonus points on offer tomorrow, Tinkoff-Saxo's Peter Sagan, who was leading the race 45 seconds ahead of Alaphilippe before the stage, is still in contention to win the 8-stage event. His committed ride in the lead group up the slopes of Mt. Baldy leaves him just two seconds down on the new race leader.

An early breakaway of six included BMC Racing Team's Daniel Oss and MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung's Johann Van Zyl, a three-time Under 23 South African Champion (two road race, one time trial). This was Oss' third in the breakaway, having spent more than 10 hours and 200 miles (322 kms) in front of the peloton this week. He's been chipping away at the King of the Mountain (KOM) competition, finally taking the jersey from Hincapie Racing Team's Toms Skujins after breasting the 9-mile (14.5km) Glendora Mountain Road ("GMR") climb first. Skujins led the race after Tuesday until Friday, when Sagan took the lead with a blazing time trial ride.

In the final 20 mostly uphill miles (32 km), Team Sky rode at the front of the peloton in support of their Columbian climber Sergio Luis Henao Montoya and kicked up the pace trying to shake riders, especially race leader Sagan, who matched the brisk climb with no problem. Two and a half hours into the race, Van Zyl attacked Oss to take the solo lead for a brief time before they were both reabsorbed on the final 15 miles (24 km).

The lead group of just over 25 rode together to the final Mt. Baldy climb, including the youngest cyclist in the race, 19-year-old Geoffrey Curran (Axeon Cycling Team), as well as the general classification contenders like 2012 race champion Robert Gesink (Team LottoNL-Jumbo), who shored up the yellow jersey with a win on this same route. In the overall standings at the start of the day, more than half of the top-10 cyclists in the general classification were strong climbers, with most separated by less than a minute.

Mt. Baldy's 15 switchbacks delivered the cyclists to the summit finish after a climb gaining 3,022 feet (921 metres) in elevation at grades up to 17 percent. The 4.3-mile (7 km) HC climb almost seems straight uphill. About a mile (1.6 km) into it, Team Sky's Henao attacked, and Alaphilippe answered.

The two toiled up the mountain together, varying the pace and gaining seconds over the rest of the group. With less than 2.5 miles (4 km) left to ride, Alaphilippe pulled ahead and off to a solo win (3:42:13), his first of the season. Henao finished the stage next with teammate Ian Boswell, then Team Cannondale-Garmin's Joseph Dombrowski and Austrian National Champion Riccardo Zoidl (Trek Factory Racing). Sagan pulled over the line in sixth (+47s).

 

Results from the seventh stage in California

Stage 7: Ontario to Mt. Baldy, 128.7 km
1 Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx - Quick Step) 3:42:13
2 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Team Sky) at 0:23
3 Ian Boswell (Team Sky) s.t.
4 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 0:36
5 Riccardo Zoidl (Trek Factory Racing) 0:45
6 Peter Sagan (Tinkoff - Saxo) 0:47
7 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Trek Factory Racing) 0:53
8 Robert Gesink (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 1:00
9 Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) 1:17
10 Laurens Ten Dam (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 1:26
11 Rob Britton (Team Smartstop) 1:32
12 Lachlan Norris (Drapac Professional Cycling) 1:39
13 Ben Hermans (BMC Racing Team) 1:53
14 Gavin Mannion (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 2:10
15 Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon Cycling Team) 2:12
16 Carter Jones (Team Giant - Alpecin) 2:15
17 Phillip Gaimon (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 2:20
18 Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff - Saxo) 3:01
19 Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) 3:07
20 Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team) 3:17
21 Benjamin King (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 3:23
22 Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 3:43
23 Janez Brajkovic (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 3:50
24 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Tinkoff - Saxo) 4:04
25 Manuel Senni (BMC Racing Team) 4:06
26 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (MTN - Qhubeka) 4:17
27 Dion Smith (Hincapie Racing Team) 4:33
28 Matthew Busche (Trek Factory Racing) 4:54
29 Joseph Rosskopf (BMC Racing Team) 5:33
30 Darren Lapthorne (Drapac Professional Cycling) 6:50
31 Christian Knees (Team Sky) 7:43
32 Philip Deignan (Team Sky) 8:24
33 Lawson Craddock (Team Giant - Alpecin) 8:48
34 Ruben Guerreiro (Axeon Cycling Team) 9:19
35 Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Racing Team) 9:46
36 Geoffrey Curran (Axeon Cycling Team) 11:04
37 Stijn Devolder (Trek Factory Racing)
38 William Clarke (Drapac Professional Cycling) both s.t.
39 Jonathan Clarke (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 12:34
40 Campbell Flakemore (BMC Racing Team) 12:38
41 Carson Miller (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 13:05
42 Michael Woods (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
43 Chris Butler (Team Smartstop) both s.t.
44 Johann Van Zyl (MTN - Qhubeka) 15:02
45 Evan Huffman (Team Smartstop) 16:02
46 Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN - Qhubeka) 16:42
47 Ruben Zepuntke (Team Cannondale - Garmin) both s.t.
48 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Trek Factory Racing)
49 Matteo Trentin (Etixx - Quick Step) 16:59
50 Toms Skujins (Hincapie Racing Team) s.t.
51 Laurent Didier (Trek Factory Racing) 17:11
52 Sep Vanmarcke (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 17:32
53 Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing)
54 Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx - Quick Step) both s.t.
55 Gregory Obando Brenes (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 17:34
56 Alexander Braico (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) s.t.
57 James Oram (Axeon Cycling Team) 19:05
58 Daniel Oss (BMC Racing Team) 19:38
59 Logan Owen (Axeon Cycling Team) 20:33
60 Edward King (Team Cannondale - Garmin)
61 David Lozano Riba (Team Novo Nordisk)
62 Roy Curvers (Team Giant - Alpecin)
63 Kevin De Mesmaeker (Team Novo Nordisk)
64 Mike Teunissen (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo)
65 Justin Oien (Axeon Cycling Team)
66 Tyler Farrar (MTN - Qhubeka)
67 Koen De Kort (Team Giant - Alpecin)
68 Thierry Hupond (Team Giant - Alpecin)
69 Nicolae Tanovitchii (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis)
70 Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk)
71 Gregory Daniel (Axeon Cycling Team)
72 Danny Van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing)
73 Yves Lampaert (Etixx - Quick Step)
74 Daniel Eaton (Axeon Cycling Team)
75 Martin Kohler (Drapac Professional Cycling)
76 Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing Team)
77 Maarten Wynants (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo)
78 Andzs Flaksis (Hincapie Racing Team)
79 Kiel Reijnen (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team)
80 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky)
81 Javier Megias Leal (Team Novo Nordisk)
82 Joseph Lewis (Hincapie Racing Team)
83 Eric Marcotte (Team Smartstop)
84 Lachlan David Morton (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis)
85 Alex Howes (Team Cannondale - Garmin)
86 Steve Fisher (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis)
87 Jacob Rathe (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis)
88 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Jamis - Hagens Berman)
89 Luis Romero Amaran (Jamis - Hagens Berman) all s.t.
90 Joseph Schmalz (Hincapie Racing Team) 20:55
91 Daniel Summerhill (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) s.t.
92 Martin Velits (Etixx - Quick Step) 21:08
93 Travis McCabe (Team Smartstop) 21:30
94 Nathan Earle (Team Sky) 21:43
95 Michael Morkov (Tinkoff - Saxo)
96 Danny Pate (Team Sky)
97 Jos Van Emden (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo)
98 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Etixx - Quick Step)
99 Mark Cavendish (Etixx - Quick Step)
100 Travis Meyer (Drapac Professional Cycling)
101 Tom Van Asbroeck (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) all s.t.
102 Matt Brammeier (MTN - Qhubeka) 21:49
103 Guillaume Boivin (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
104 Will Routley (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
105 Tom Zirbel (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) all s.t.
106 Stephen Leece (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 22:05
107 Gerald Ciolek (MTN - Qhubeka) 22:32
108 Lasse Norman Hansen (Team Cannondale - Garmin) s.t.
109 Andrea Peron (Team Novo Nordisk) 22:35
110 Daniele Ratto (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 22:50
111 Oscar Clark (Hincapie Racing Team) 23:02
112 Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 23:06
113 Dennis Van Winden (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 23:23
114 Matthew Harley Goss (MTN - Qhubeka) 23:28
115 Mark Renshaw (Etixx - Quick Step)
116 David Williams (Jamis - Hagens Berman)
117 John Murphy (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) all s.t.
118 Jure Kocjan (Team Smartstop) 23:52
119 Zico Waeytens (Team Giant - Alpecin) s.t.
120 Graeme Brown (Drapac Professional Cycling) 24:32
121 Fred Rodriguez (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis)
122 Matti Breschel (Tinkoff - Saxo)
123 Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff - Saxo)
124 Martijn Verschoor (Team Novo Nordisk) all s.t.
125 Johnathan Freter (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 26:16
126 Tanner Putt (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 28:03
127 Wouter Wippert (Drapac Professional Cycling) 28:38
128 Joonas Henttala (Team Novo Nordisk) 29:56
129 Jordan Kerby (Drapac Professional Cycling) 30:12
OTL Eric Young (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
OTL Thomas Soladay (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
DNF Kristoffer Skjerping (Team Cannondale - Garmin)
DNS Travis Livermon (Team Smartstop)
 
GC
1 Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx - Quick Step) 25:58:21
2 Peter Sagan (Tinkoff - Saxo) at 0:02
3 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Team Sky) 0:33
4 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 1:10
5 Robert Gesink (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 1:11
6 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Trek Factory Racing) 1:12
7 Ian Boswell (Team Sky) 1:19
8 Riccardo Zoidl (Trek Factory Racing) 1:20
9 Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) 1:40
10 Rob Britton (Team Smartstop) 2:06
11 Lachlan Norris (Drapac Professional Cycling) 2:15
12 Ben Hermans (BMC Racing Team) 2:17
13 Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon Cycling Team) 2:32
14 Phillip Gaimon (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 2:49
15 Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff - Saxo) 3:12
16 Carter Jones (Team Giant - Alpecin) 3:19
17 Benjamin King (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 3:36
18 Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team) 4:06
19 Manuel Senni (BMC Racing Team) 4:42
20 Janez Brajkovic (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 4:44
21 Dion Smith (Hincapie Racing Team) 4:51
22 Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 5:04
23 Matthew Busche (Trek Factory Racing) 5:28
24 Joseph Rosskopf (BMC Racing Team) 5:37
25 Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) 7:45
26 Christian Knees (Team Sky) 8:33
27 Lawson Craddock (Team Giant - Alpecin) 9:09
28 Laurens Ten Dam (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 9:19
29 Philip Deignan (Team Sky) 9:49
30 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (MTN - Qhubeka) 12:35
31 Ruben Guerreiro (Axeon Cycling Team) 12:46
32 Michael Woods (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 14:26
33 Toms Skujins (Hincapie Racing Team) 16:42
34 Gavin Mannion (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 17:55
35 Laurent Didier (Trek Factory Racing) 18:58
36 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Tinkoff - Saxo) 20:25
37 James Oram (Axeon Cycling Team) 20:37
38 Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing) 22:58
39 Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Racing Team) 25:42
40 Chris Butler (Team Smartstop) 27:56
41 Daniel Oss (BMC Racing Team) 28:22
42 Alex Howes (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 28:36
43 Geoffrey Curran (Axeon Cycling Team) 28:40
44 Ruben Zepuntke (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 28:42
45 Gregory Obando Brenes (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 29:10
46 Stijn Devolder (Trek Factory Racing) 31:56
47 Alexander Braico (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 32:29
48 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Trek Factory Racing) 32:41
49 Travis McCabe (Team Smartstop) 33:33
50 Gregory Daniel (Axeon Cycling Team) 33:57
51 Danny Pate (Team Sky) 35:51
52 Evan Huffman (Team Smartstop) 35:51
53 Logan Owen (Axeon Cycling Team) 36:35
54 Darren Lapthorne (Drapac Professional Cycling) 36:38
55 Daniel Eaton (Axeon Cycling Team) 36:41
56 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 36:49
57 Jonathan Clarke (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 37:37
58 Roy Curvers (Team Giant - Alpecin) 37:42
59 Daniel Summerhill (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 38:13
60 Campbell Flakemore (BMC Racing Team) 38:19
61 Sep Vanmarcke (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 38:42
62 John Murphy (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 38:50
63 Nicolae Tanovitchii (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 38:51
64 Andzs Flaksis (Hincapie Racing Team) 40:08
65 Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff - Saxo) 40:36
66 Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing Team) 40:55
67 Danny Van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing) 40:56
68 Matthew Harley Goss (MTN - Qhubeka) 41:03
69 Mike Teunissen (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 41:14
70 Edward King (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 41:17
71 Mark Cavendish (Etixx - Quick Step) 41:30
72 Justin Oien (Axeon Cycling Team) 41:33
73 Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN - Qhubeka) 41:51
74 Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk) 41:58
75 Koen De Kort (Team Giant - Alpecin) 41:59
76 Tyler Farrar (MTN - Qhubeka) 42:01
77 Johann Van Zyl (MTN - Qhubeka) 42:05
78 Matteo Trentin (Etixx - Quick Step) 42:06
79 Thierry Hupond (Team Giant - Alpecin) 42:14
80 Guillaume Boivin (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 42:37
81 Luis Romero Amaran (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 43:03
82 Andrea Peron (Team Novo Nordisk) 43:46
83 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) 43:48
84 Martin Kohler (Drapac Professional Cycling) 44:19
85 Yves Lampaert (Etixx - Quick Step) 44:35
86 Maarten Wynants (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 44:45
87 Lachlan David Morton (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 44:56
88 Michael Morkov (Tinkoff - Saxo) 45:02
89 Travis Meyer (Drapac Professional Cycling) 45:02
90 Zico Waeytens (Team Giant - Alpecin) 45:13
91 Joseph Lewis (Hincapie Racing Team) 45:25
92 Eric Marcotte (Team Smartstop) 45:29
93 Mark Renshaw (Etixx - Quick Step) 46:00
94 Dennis Van Winden (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 46:04
95 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Etixx - Quick Step) 46:26
96 Oscar Clark (Hincapie Racing Team) 46:32
97 Matt Brammeier (MTN - Qhubeka) 47:22
98 Jure Kocjan (Team Smartstop) 47:27
99 Tom Van Asbroeck (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 48:04
100 Tom Zirbel (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 48:15
101 Lasse Norman Hansen (Team Cannondale - Garmin) 48:16
102 Joseph Schmalz (Hincapie Racing Team) 48:46
103 Martijn Verschoor (Team Novo Nordisk) 48:55
104 Jos Van Emden (Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo) 48:57
105 David Lozano Riba (Team Novo Nordisk) 49:26
106 Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx - Quick Step) 50:15
107 Javier Megias Leal (Team Novo Nordisk) 50:50
108 Joonas Henttala (Team Novo Nordisk) 51:23
109 William Clarke (Drapac Professional Cycling) 51:23
110 Jacob Rathe (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 51:26
111 Tanner Putt (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 51:59
112 Stephen Leece (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 53:42
113 Will Routley (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 53:55
114 Martin Velits (Etixx - Quick Step) 54:10
115 Nathan Earle (Team Sky) 54:13
116 Steve Fisher (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 54:26
117 Fred Rodriguez (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 54:34
118 Kevin De Mesmaeker (Team Novo Nordisk) 54:36
119 Carson Miller (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 55:56
120 Gerald Ciolek (MTN - Qhubeka) 56:34
121 Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 56:47
122 Jordan Kerby (Drapac Professional Cycling) 57:12
123 Wouter Wippert (Drapac Professional Cycling) 57:33
124 Kiel Reijnen (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 58:50
125 Graeme Brown (Drapac Professional Cycling) 1:00:03
126 David Williams (Jamis - Hagens Berman) 1:01:12
127 Daniele Ratto (Unitedhealthcare Cycling Team) 1:01:45
128 Matti Breschel (Tinkoff - Saxo) 1:02:58
129 Johnathan Freter (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) 1:03:17


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