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August 15/19 19:51 pm - Piccoli Holds On To Second After Stage 3 at Utah


Posted by Editoress on 08/15/19
 

Using the final kilometre as a launch pad, Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy) accelerated away from his main competitors for a masterful solo victory on Stage 3 on Thursday at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The Belgian claimed his second stage victory in two days in a time of 3 hours and 20 seconds, and increased his overall lead in the seven-day event.  Canada's James Piccoli (Elevate KHS) was sixth on the stage and remains in second overall, 44 seconds behind.

Biding his time on the tough 85.9-mile (138.3 kilometre) course, Hermans used the steep incline on the third and final finishing circuit in North Salt Lake to launch his attack. He quickly caught and passed the final two riders up the road, Kyle Murphy (Rally UHC Cycling) and Lawson Craddock (EF Education First), to continue alone to the finish line.

"Our team was under pressure, but we never lost control of the race. Our team was really strong and I didn't have to do much until the last kilometre. On the last kilometre, I made a good attack for 30 seconds and I could make a gap. This was enough for a stage win," Hermans said. "I only was thinking about the win in the last kilometre. (In) the last two kilometres, I saw that all the guys were pretty empty and I still had really powerful legs."

Murphy held on for second place, crossing the line seven seconds back. Niklas Eg (Trek-Segafredo) was third, eight seconds behind Hermans.

"I wanted to win so bad, but Hermans is just a machine. I’m happy," said Murphy, who was awarded the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Most Aggressive Rider jersey for his efforts.

The fourth day of racing provided bright sunshine with unrelenting high temperatures and 5,895 feet of elevation gain. Stage 3 started at Antelope Island State Park, which sits on the largest island in the Great Salt Lake. Fast and furious racing marked the first half of the race until finally a break of six riders was able to escape the 102-rider field. The final riders were reeled in with five kilometres to go on the stage.

Craddock made the first decisive attack from the shattered peloton, bringing Murphy with him. The pair continued ahead to catch and pass the remaining riders from the original breakaway. It was Hermans who launched the final attack to drop his closest challenger in the General Classification, James Piccoli, then catch and pass Craddock and Murphy for the win.

Hermans increased his lead in the General Classification (G.C.) to 44 seconds over Piccoli, and 1 minute and 6 seconds on Eg. Murphy moved up two spots to fourth overall, 1 minute and 46 seconds down. Finishing 10th on the stage, João Almeida (POR) of Hagens Berman Axeon, remained in seventh overall, and retained the WCF Insurance Best Young Rider jersey.

"It's not in the pocket, there are three stages to go. You can always have bad luck or a bad moment," Hermans stated. "For the moment, it looks really good. I never underestimate my contenders. I will still have to look at Piccoli."

Alex Howes (EF Education First) was part of the break and took top points in all three KOM of the day to claim the Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain jersey.

"It was pretty flat the first part of the stage. It was super fast. We were coming off the island just ripping along. You could tell that a lot of people wanted to be in the breakaway," said Howes, who was wearing the Stars-and-Stripes jersey for the first time this summer as U.S. Pro Road Race National Champion. "Our team in particular, we wanted to put a little bit of pressure on Israel Cycling Academy and make sure that Ben was really up to snuff to hold the jersey, and he certainly seems to be."

Finishing sixth on the stage, Craddock claimed the Utah Sports Commission Sprint leader jersey. A four-time stage winner in Utah, Travis McCabe (USA) of Worthy Pro Cycling, was voted the America First Credit Union Fan Favorite in the Best Sprinter category.

 

 

Results from the 4th stage in Utah

Stage 3: Antelope Island State Park to North Salt Lake, 138.3 km
1 Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy 3:20:27
2 Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling at 0:07
3 Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:08
4 Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling
5 James Piccoli (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling both s.t.
6 Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First 0:11
7 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First 0:21
8 Matteo Badilatti (Sui) Israel Cycling Academy 0:36
9 Scott Bowden (Aus) Team Bridgelane s.t.
10 Joao Almeida (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:42
11 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo s.t.
12 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 0:47
13 Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 0:49
14 Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's Pro Cycling 0:58
15 Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane 1:15
16 Robert Britton (Can) Rally UHC Cycling s.t.
17 Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Esp) Kometa Cycling Team 2:18
18 Eder Frayre Moctezuma (Mex) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 2:21
19 Sebastian Schonberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 2:36
20 Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project
21 Edward Anderson (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon both s.t.
22 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Israel Cycling Academy 2:43
23 Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM
24 Alex Hoehn (USA) Aevolo
25 Andrew Vollmer (USA) Aevolo
26 Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM
27 Dayer Quintana (Col) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM all s.t.
28 Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 3:00
29 Bernat Font Mas (Esp) 303 Project
30 Gabriel Francisco Rojas Campos (CRc) Aevolo both s.t.
31 Taylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 3:19
32 Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo s.t.
33 Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 3:33
34 Umberto Marengo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 3:35
35 Gregory Daniel (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 3:57
36 Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First
37 Travis Mccabe (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 4:38
38 Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First 6:18
39 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 6:21
40 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 6:44
41 Pablo AndrÈs Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized
42 Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized
43 Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon
44 Flavio Alejandro De Luna Davila (Mex) 303 Project
45 Nathan Earle (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy
46 Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC
47 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
48 Tyler Lindorff (Aus) Team Bridgelane
49 Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project
50 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling
51 Samuel Boardman (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis all s.t.
52 Conor Schunk (USA) Aevolo 9:17
53 James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First
54 Alexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 9:22
55 Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 10:01
56 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
57 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane'
58 Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane'
59 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' all s.t.
60 Nicolas Debeaumarche (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 10:16
61 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 10:41
62 Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 10:43
63 Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 12:03
64 Camden Vodicka (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 12:43
65 Matthew Zimmer (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 13:02
66 Finn Gullickson (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis
67 Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
68 Tony Baca (Mex) 303 Project
69 Scott McGill (USA) Aevolo
70 Cade Bickmore (USA) Aevolo
71 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane
72 Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team
73 Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane
74 Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling
75 Noah Granigan (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling
76 Michael Rice (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon
77 Justin Alexander Oien (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC all s.t.
78 Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 13:36
79 Thomas Revard (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon s.t.
80 Kent Ross (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 13:48
81 George Simpson (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 13:50
82 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 13:55
83 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling s.t.
84 Isaiah Newkirk (USA) 303 Project 14:34
85 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 14:54
86 Tanner Putt (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC s.t.
87 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy 16:55
88 Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Victoria (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 17:17
89 Eric Young (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling
90 Oliver Flautt (USA) Team Dauner-Akkon
91 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling
92 Antoine Leplingard (Fra) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team
93 Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
94 Austin Stephens (USA) 303 Project
95 Maxx Chance (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis
96 Philipp Mamos (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
97 Stephen Bassett (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis
98 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Floyd's Pro Cycling
99 Miguel Bryon (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC all s.t.
100 Eric Brunner (USA) Aevolo 18:02
101 Francisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 24:47
102 Leonel Palma Dajui (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 26:15
 
GC
1 Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy 10:30:24
2 James Piccoli (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling at 0:44
3 Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 1:06
4 Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 1:46
5 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo 2:02
6 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First 2:04
7 Joao Almeida (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon 2:38
8 Robert Britton (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 3:12
9 Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First 3:17
10 Matteo Badilatti (Sui) Israel Cycling Academy 3:44
11 Scott Bowden (Aus) Team Bridgelane 3:54
12 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 4:34
13 Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 5:06
14 Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project 6:09
15 Dayer Quintana (Col) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 7:09
16 Alex Hoehn (USA) Aevolo 7:53
17 Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Esp) Kometa Cycling Team 8:29
18 Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's Pro Cycling 8:30
19 Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 8:49
20 Eder Frayre Moctezuma (Mex) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 9:04
21 Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane 9:40
22 Andrew Vollmer (USA) Aevolo 10:25
23 Edward Anderson (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 10:26
24 Sebastian Schonberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 11:44
25 Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 12:02
26 Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First 12:22
27 Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 12:31
28 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 12:54
29 Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 13:16
30 Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 13:43
31 Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 13:51
32 Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 13:52
33 Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 14:56
34 Gregory Daniel (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 15:24
35 Pablo AndrÈs Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized 16:12
36 Bernat Font Mas (Esp) 303 Project 16:27
37 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 17:31
38 Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized 18:55
39 Flavio Alejandro De Luna Davila (Mex) 303 Project 19:45
40 Nathan Earle (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy 20:09
41 Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First 22:21
42 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Israel Cycling Academy 22:57
43 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 23:08
44 Travis Mccabe (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 23:10
45 Gabriel Francisco Rojas Campos (CRc) Aevolo 23:25
46 Conor Schunk (USA) Aevolo 23:28
47 Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane 23:55
48 Alexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 24:15
49 Umberto Marengo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 25:03
50 Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 25:44
51 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 26:45
52 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 27:04
53 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 27:13
54 Taylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 27:13
55 Tyler Lindorff (Aus) Team Bridgelane 28:12
56 Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 29:01
57 Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project 30:31
58 Cade Bickmore (USA) Aevolo 31:05
59 Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 31:51
60 Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 33:17
61 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 33:29
62 Thomas Revard (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 33:57
63 Nicolas Debeaumarche (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 34:04
64 Matthew Zimmer (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 34:41
65 Michael Rice (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon 35:36
66 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 36:02
67 Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 36:33
68 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane 36:33
69 James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First 36:44
70 Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 36:45
71 Isaiah Newkirk (USA) 303 Project 36:49
72 Tony Baca (Mex) 303 Project 37:20
73 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 38:00
74 Stephen Bassett (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 38:49
75 Tanner Putt (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 38:51
76 Justin Alexander Oien (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 38:53
77 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 39:28
78 Camden Vodicka (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 39:30
79 Scott McGill (USA) Aevolo 40:08
80 Noah Granigan (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 40:14
81 Samuel Boardman (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 40:34
82 George Simpson (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 40:37
83 Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 40:40
84 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 40:43
85 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy 40:54
86 Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 41:56
87 Oliver Flautt (USA) Team Dauner-Akkon 43:55
88 Philipp Mamos (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 43:57
89 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Floyd's Pro Cycling 44:53
90 Kent Ross (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 45:28
91 Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 47:04
92 Antoine Leplingard (Fra) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 47:18
93 Eric Brunner (USA) Aevolo 48:31
94 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 48:34
95 Maxx Chance (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 49:00
96 Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Victoria (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 49:16
97 Eric Young (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 50:06
98 Francisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 50:12
99 Austin Stephens (USA) 303 Project 50:40
100 Miguel Bryon (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 51:44
101 Leonel Palma Dajui (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 52:56
102 Finn Gullickson (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 54:18



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