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August 15/19 7:50 am - Piccoli 2nd after Stage 2 of Tour of Utah


Posted by Editoress on 08/15/19
 

Belgian rider Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy) powered away from an elite group of riders to win Stage 2 on Wednesday, at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Hermans, who finished second overall in 2018, soloed to victory on the final epic climb to Powder Mountain Resort in a time of 3 hours and 37 minutes. The stage win put him in the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Overall Leader's jersey.

"I knew I had to be in really good shape on this climb. You can make a lot of time, you can lose a lot of time, on this climb. I hoped for the best legs. I had really good feeling on the climb, so I'm happy I was able to take the win," said Hermans, who finished second on the Powder Mountain stage in 2014.

Hermans dropped James Piccoli (Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling) with four kilometres to go from the 8,900-foot (2700m) summit after the pair had caught Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo).  Piccoli, winner of the Prologue, crossed the line 20 seconds behind Hermans. Trek-Segafredo's Niklas Eg finished third on the stage, 35 seconds down.

"Peter Stetina attacked quite hard and I knew that I had to set my tempo and look at the other guys. I kept my tempo until five or four K (kilometres) to go. From there, I knew that the chance was big that I could win the stage. It was still hard to get to the finish," Hermans added.

Stetina attacked the dwindling peloton on the bottom slope of the steepest roads in Utah to take a 20-second lead on Eg, Piccoli, Hermans and 2015 Tour of Utah overall winner Joe Dombrowski (EF Education First). Hermans and Piccoli took up the chase to catch and drop the lone American off the front on a bid for glory. Stetina held on for fourth place.

"Today we had an extra bit of motivation," said Piccoli who was awarded the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Most Aggressive Rider jersey. "I always want to do the best I can here. I think there is lots to play for, and the team is going to do everything we can to continue fighting and to race strong."

The third day of racing at the Tour of Utah included 7,316 feet of climbing and shook up the overall standings. Hermans surged from tenth place to first place with a 26-second lead on Piccoli, who came back from 13th overall, after being penalized on Stage 2 for drafting behind his team vehicle after a flat. Eg moved to third place, 52 seconds down with his teammate Stetina in fourth place. Dombrowski, who finished fifth on the stage, is now in fifth place overall. Rally Cycling's Kyle Murphy dropped two spots to sixth place, while his teammate Rob Britton moved up four spots to eighth place. João Almeida is now seventh overall and remains in the WCF Insurance Best Young Rider jersey.

Lawson Craddock (EF Education First), who wore the leader's jersey after Stage 1, dropped to ninth on G.C., 2 minutes and 56 seconds off the lead. Serghei Tvetcov ( Floyd's Pro Cycling) dropped from second place to 23rd overall.

The 84.4-mile (135.8-kilometre) stage began in Brigham City. After 25 miles (40km) of dynamic racing, including the first intermediate sprint in Brigham City, the six-rider breakaway was established. The escapees gained over three minutes on the peloton before the final riders were re-absorbed at the bottom of the brutal 8.6-mile (13.8km) climb with gradients rising to16 percent to the summit of Powder Mountain.

In addition to the leader's jersey, Hermans also claimed the Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain jersey. Stage 1 winner Umberto Marengo (ITA) of Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia-KTM retained the Utah Sports Commission Sprint jersey. Dombrowski was voted the America First Credit Union Fan Favorite jersey in the Best Climber category.


Stage 2: Brigham City to Powder Mountain Resort, 135.8 km
1 Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy 3:37:44
2 James Piccoli (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling at 0:20
3 Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:35
4 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:58
5 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First 1:26
6 Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 1:31
7 Robert Britton (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 1:36
8 Joao Almeida (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon 1:54
9 Matteo Badilatti (Sui) Israel Cycling Academy 2:37
10 Scott Bowden (Aus) Team Bridgelane 2:52
11 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 2:59
12 Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First 3:10
13 Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project s.t.
14 Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 3:33
15 Dayer Quintana (Col) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 3:49
16 Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 4:39
17 Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 4:47
18 Alex Hoehn (USA) Aevolo 4:50
19 Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Esp) Kometa Cycling Team 5:17
20 Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 5:23
21 Andrew Vollmer (USA) Aevolo 5:31
22 Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First 5:41
23 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 5:52
24 Eder Frayre Moctezuma (Mex) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 6:00
25 Edward Anderson (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 7:12
26 Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's Pro Cycling 7:24
27 Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 7:30
28 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 7:39
29 Flavio Alejandro De Luna Davila (Mex) 303 Project s.t.
30 Bernat Font Mas (Esp) 303 Project 7:53
31 Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane s.t.
32 Sebastian Schonberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 8:33
33 Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM
34 Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo both s.t.
35 Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized 8:40
36 Pablo AndrÈs Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized 8:41
37 Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 9:26
38 Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane 10:20
39 Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM s.t.
40 Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 10:31
41 Gregory Daniel (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 10:48
42 Conor Schunk (USA) Aevolo 10:57
43 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 11:20
44 Alexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 12:11
45 Nathan Earle (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy 12:26
46 Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project 12:50
47 Isaiah Newkirk (USA) 303 Project 13:44
48 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 13:48
49 Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 14:00
50 Camden Vodicka (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 15:10
51 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 16:08
52 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 16:12
53 Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 16:53
54 Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 16:56
55 Stephen Bassett (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis
56 Cade Bickmore (USA) Aevolo both s.t.
57 Gabriel Francisco Rojas Campos (CRc) Aevolo 17:40
58 Thomas Revard (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 17:59
59 Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First
60 Travis Mccabe (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 18:20
61 Nicolas Debeaumarche (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 18:27
62 Justin Alexander Oien (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 18:39
63 Tyler Lindorff (Aus) Team Bridgelane
64 Taylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC
65 Tanner Putt (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC all s.t.
66 Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 18:42
67 George Simpson (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling
68 Matthew Zimmer (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team both s.t.
69 Tony Baca (Mex) 303 Project 19:10
70 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 19:27
71 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Israel Cycling Academy 19:48
72 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 20:03
73 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' s.t.
74 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy 20:29
75 Umberto Marengo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 20:58
76 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' s.t.
77 Antoine Leplingard (Fra) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 21:06
78 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 21:39
79 Michael Rice (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon
80 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
81 Oliver Flautt (USA) Team Dauner-Akkon all s.t.
82 Scott McGill (USA) Aevolo 21:45
83 Francisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 21:57
84 Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 22:05
85 Noah Granigan (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling
86 Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon both s.t.
87 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Floyd's Pro Cycling 22:08
88 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane 22:19
89 James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First s.t.
90 Eric Brunner (USA) Aevolo 22:25
91 Miguel Bryon (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 22:48
92 Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Victoria (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 22:57
93 Leonel Palma Dajui (Mex) Canel's-Specialized
94 Eric Young (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling
95 Maxx Chance (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis
96 Kent Ross (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis
97 Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling
98 Samuel Boardman (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis all s.t.
99 Philipp Mamos (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 23:13
100 Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 23:44
101 Austin Stephens (USA) 303 Project 25:03
102 Finn Gullickson (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 25:30
OTL Mike Heming (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 26:24
OTL Ignacio Prado Juarez (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 26:58
OTL Eduardo Corte Cordero (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 26:59
OTL Travis Samuel (Can) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 27:14
OTL Samuel Bassetti (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 28:04
OTL Marko Pavlic (Slo) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 28:15
OTL Christopher Heider (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 31:29
OTL Quinten Kirby (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 32:09
DNS Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo
DNS Chris Harper (Aus) Team Bridgelane
DNS Joseph Cooper (NZl) Team Bridgelane
 
GC
1 Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy 7:10:07
2 James Piccoli (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling at 0:26
3 Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:52
4 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo 1:10
5 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First 1:33
6 Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 1:35
7 Joao Almeida (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon 1:46
8 Robert Britton (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 1:47
9 Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First 2:56
10 Matteo Badilatti (Sui) Israel Cycling Academy 2:58
11 Scott Bowden (Aus) Team Bridgelane 3:08
12 Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project 3:23
13 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 3:37
14 Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 3:40
15 Dayer Quintana (Col) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 4:16
16 Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 4:48
17 Alex Hoehn (USA) Aevolo 5:00
18 Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 5:37
19 Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First 5:54
20 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 6:00
21 Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Esp) Kometa Cycling Team 6:01
22 Eder Frayre Moctezuma (Mex) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 6:33
23 Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's Pro Cycling 7:22
24 Andrew Vollmer (USA) Aevolo 7:32
25 Edward Anderson (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 7:40
26 Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 7:50
27 Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane 8:15
28 Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 8:19
29 Sebastian Schonberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 8:58
30 Pablo AndrÈs Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized 9:18
31 Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 10:06
32 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 10:37
33 Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane 10:43
34 Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 10:52
35 Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 10:59
36 Gregory Daniel (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 11:17
37 Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 11:27
38 Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized 12:01
39 Flavio Alejandro De Luna Davila (Mex) 303 Project 12:53
40 Nathan Earle (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy 13:15
41 Bernat Font Mas (Esp) 303 Project 13:17
42 Conor Schunk (USA) Aevolo 14:01
43 Alexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 14:43
44 Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 15:33
45 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 15:54
46 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 16:14
47 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 16:53
48 Cade Bickmore (USA) Aevolo 17:53
49 Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First 18:14
50 Travis Mccabe (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 18:27
51 Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 19:18
52 Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 19:38
53 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Israel Cycling Academy 20:04
54 Thomas Revard (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 20:11
55 Gabriel Francisco Rojas Campos (CRc) Aevolo 20:15
56 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 20:42
57 Tyler Lindorff (Aus) Team Bridgelane 21:18
58 Umberto Marengo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 21:19
59 Stephen Bassett (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 21:22
60 Matthew Zimmer (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 21:32
61 Isaiah Newkirk (USA) 303 Project 22:05
62 Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 22:07
63 Michael Rice (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon 22:24
64 Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 22:24
65 Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 22:47
66 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 23:18
67 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane 23:21
68 Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project 23:37
69 Nicolas Debeaumarche (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 23:38
70 Taylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 23:44
71 Tanner Putt (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 23:47
72 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy 23:49
73 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 23:55
74 Tony Baca (Mex) 303 Project 24:08
75 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 24:24
76 Francisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 25:15
77 Justin Alexander Oien (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 25:41
78 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 25:51
79 Oliver Flautt (USA) Team Dauner-Akkon 26:28
80 Philipp Mamos (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 26:30
81 Leonel Palma Dajui (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 26:31
82 George Simpson (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 26:37
83 Camden Vodicka (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 26:37
84 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 26:38
85 Scott McGill (USA) Aevolo 26:56
86 Noah Granigan (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 27:02
87 James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First 27:17
88 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Floyd's Pro Cycling 27:26
89 Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 27:28
90 Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 28:44
91 Antoine Leplingard (Fra) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 29:51
92 Eric Brunner (USA) Aevolo 30:19
93 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 31:07
94 Kent Ross (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 31:30
95 Maxx Chance (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 31:33
96 Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Victoria (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 31:49
97 Eric Young (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 32:39
98 Austin Stephens (USA) 303 Project 33:13
99 Samuel Boardman (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 33:40
100 Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 33:52
101 Miguel Bryon (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 34:17
102 Finn Gullickson (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 41:06



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