Posted by Editor on 09/11/07
Tour of Missouri - USA
Amy Smolens is providing stories and interviews
Dominique Rollin - Kodak Gallery presented by Sierra Nevada
AS: What do you know about the profile here at the Tour of Missouri - could there be a few good stages for you starting with today?
DR: Yeah, it sounds like a good race for me, it's mostly rolling hills, not really steep stuff or any big climbs. So I think we have a good shot for the team, and hope that most of the stages come in in a bunch sprint.
AS: So with bonus time available on the intermediate sprints and the finish it could be good for you - along with Ivan Dominguez you're up there as one of the top sprinters here.
DR: Yeah, sure. With bonus it helps with the GC but we're just hoping the winds pick up and we get a good break one day because the time trial's gonna be the major thing and we'll see on Thursday what's happening after that.
Charles Dionne - Colavita-Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light
AS: Talk to me about today's stage - is this the type of stage that suits you?
CD: Yeah I think so, it's not too long, 137 kilometers. I think it's gonna be really active, really fast. We'll see how I feel, I think it's gonna be a good test today, yeah.
AS: Is your team strong enough to help keep it together for a bunch sprint?
CD: Well I think there's a lot of teams who want to keep it together today especially, so I think it will be a bunch sprint in the final, and hopefully I can be up there.
AS: How's your form, are you feeling 100% now?
CD: I have no idea. I mean we raced two weeks ago in Ireland and I was ok, so we'll see how it goes this week.
Zach Bell - Symmetrics Cycling fuelled by Farm Pure - 2nd place, Stage 1
AS: How was it out there today?
ZB; Oh, it was pretty good. That break went away pretty early, like 30-40 k in. It was pretty controlled so the sprinters had a pretty good sit-in all day. So coming to the finishing circuits it was just down to us kind of rubbing elbows the whole way in.
AS: Were you able to utilize your track skills?
ZB: Oh yeah. I mean, this finish was a little bit downhill if not just perfectly flat. So I definitely had the speed and the leadout was pretty quick after the last corner. So yeah, once they start getting up to those top-end speeds that's good for me.
AS: When did you see Ivan Dominguez?
ZB: I took a peek under my shoulder with about 50 meters to go and saw a shadow. I knew I went pretty early so I knew that probably there'd be only one or two guys right there with me. When I took a peek under I didn't know who it was, but I knew that if it was him or one or two other guys that I'd be hard pressed in the last 25 meters to hold them off. But you gotta do what you gotta do. Once you've done your move you're committed, so I did the best I could do with it.
AS: How does second place to a guy like Dominguez give you confidence for the rest of the race here?
ZB: Oh, I mean, it's good, I mean I think it just confirms that I do have the speed coming in off the track. I was a little concerned cause the speed, it's a little different, a different kind of speed. But yeah, it just confirms to me today that I should be able to rub elbows with him for most of the week, which was the goal coming, so I'm pretty happy.
Stage 1 - Kansas City 137 km
1 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team 3:05:37
2 Zach Bell (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
3 Kyle Wamsley (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
4 Danilo Wyss (Sui) Prodir-Saunier Duval
5 David Vitoria (Sui) BMC Racing Team
6 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Prodir-Saunier Duval
7 Charles Huff (USA) Team Slipstream p/b Chipotle
8 Juan Pablo Magallanes (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonama de Guadalajara
9 Luca Damiani (USA) Colavita-Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light
10 Charles Dionne (Can) Colavita-Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light
15 Dominique Rollin (Can) KodakGallery Pro Cycling p/b Sierra Nevada
23 Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
40 Mark Walters (Can) KodakGallery Pro Cycling p/b Sierra Nevada
53 Will Routley (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
54 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net p/b Maxxis
67 Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
68 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
74 Cameron Evans (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
93 Andrew Randell (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team all s.t.
107 Jacob Erker (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team at 3:15
1 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team 15 points
2 Zach Bell (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team 12
3 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Prodir-Saunier Duval 10
4 Kyle Wamsley (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 10
5 Danilo Wyss (Sui) Prodir-Saunier Duva 7
9 Charles Dionne (Can) Colavita-Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light 4
1 Jeff Louder (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis 6 points
2 Darren Lill (RSA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 5
3 Rubens Bertogliuti (Sui) Prodir-Saunier Duval 4
4 Jesse Anthony (USA) KodakGallery Pro Cycling p/b Sierra Nevada 3
5 David Vitoria (Sui) BMC Racing Team 1
Young Rider Jersey
1 James Meadley (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 3:05:34
2 Danilo Wyss (Sui) Prodir-Saunier Duval at 0:03
3 David Vitoria (Sui) BMC Racing Team
4 Luca Damiani (USA) Colavita-Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light
5 Sebastian Frey (Ger) Team Sparkasse
14 Cameron Evans (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team all s.t.
1 Colavita-Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light 9:16:51
3 Prodir-Saunier Duval
4 Tecos de la Universidad Autonama de Guadalajara
5 Health Net p/b Maxxis
10 Symmetrics Cycling Team all s.t.
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