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June 13/09 18:58 pm - Tour de Beauce: Stage 5 report, full results and PHOTOS


Posted by Editoress on 06/13/09
 

Local hero Charles Dionne (Fly V Australia) gave his team their first win of the week on stage five in his home of Quebec City, after a near race-long breakaway stayed clear to the finish. Dionne's team mate Alesandro Bazzanna took second, with Otavio Bougarelli (Garneau-Club Chaussure) third. Two other Canadians also made the top-ten for the stage - Derrick St-John (Garneau-Club Chaussure) in fourth place at nine seconds and Cam Evans (Canadian National Team) in ninth at 16 seconds.

 

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Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) continues to lead the overall standings after six stages, with an accumulated time of 15:20:39, followed by the Colombian duo of Sergio Henao and Darwin Atapuma at 51 seconds and 1:12 respectively. Each made up a few seconds on Zwizanski on the final climb to the finish line. St-John is the top Canadian in the standings, moving into tenth place after Saturday's stage, 3:20 behind Zwizanski, while Ryan Roth (Planet Energy) drops six places to 15th at 5:33, and Evans moves up five places to 16th, at 5:47.

The 125 kilometre circuit race sends the riders on nine laps of a circuit that starts on the Grand Allee, rolls past the Plains of Abraham and drops down to head alongside the St Lawrence river before a hard and steep climb through Old Quebec back to the finish line.

While Zwizanski had a comfortable minute-plus lead on the Colombians, his team knew that Henao and Atapuma would be looking to launch attacks on the climb near the end of the race, to try and gain some time. For Kelly Benefit Strategies, a break of non-contenders with a good mix of squads would take some of the pressure off.

On lap two a break went clear with seven riders - Evans, Jackson Stewart (BMC Racing Team), Jonathan Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies), Kristian House (Rapha Condor), François Parisien (Planet Energy), Henao and Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team). This was certainly too dangerous for Kelly Benefit, with Henao and Wyss up front, so it was quickly brought back and the deck reshuffled.

A lap later, and group that contained no immediate threats was away and building up a gap. In the group was Evans, St-John, Dionne, Bazzanna, Bougarelli, Matt Wilson (Team Type 1), Caleb Fairly (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23), Simon Richardson (Rapha Condor), Steve Bovay (BMC), Bjorn Selanler (Trek Livestrong), Ian MacGregor (Team Type 1), Tony Cruz (BMC) and William Munoz (Colombian National). The closest to Zwizanski on GC was Selanler at 5:19, followed by Bovay at 6:05 and St-John at 6:19.

By lap six the gap was getting dangerous at over 5:20, which made Selanler the leader on the road. Kelly Benefit was chasing hard, but making little headway until the Colombian team joined in, alarmed by the fact that their podium spots were disappearing also. Munoz dropped back to assist his team in the chase.

"The break was a little bigger than we had hoped," admitted Zwizanski. "We wanted there to be a break with a gap, but not that many riders. Luckily, Colombia was not happy with the situation either, and helped out. We survived ... survival is the right word, for sure."

Slowly the gap started to shrink in the final three laps, down to four minutes by lap eight, and to three minutes at the start of the final lap. The chase was assisted by the breakdown in cooperation among the leaders, as the finish approached.

Cam Evans was the most aggressive, attacking multiple times, before getting a gap along the bottom section of the course with a lap and a half to go. Over the top of the climb he was joined by Fairly, Bougarelli and Richardson, and the group had ten seconds through the finish line as they started the final lap.

The rest of the break clawed their way back up before the descent, and then St-John attacked along the bottom, with Evans and Dionne trying to bridge up. The rest of the break weren't prepared to let them go, however, and the group started the final climb together.

"Everyone rolled through, it was a good break," said Evans. "The thing was, that we didn't want to go out too much, because then they would panic behind and start to chase too hard. Once we got to five minutes we started to feather it a bit."

"Since it's my first race back, I wasn't too confident of my form, so I figured that if I got away, maybe they'd do a 'cat and mouse' thing behind me. But they came back, and on the final climb I was pretty gassed, so I couldn't respond. But, all things considered, I'm pretty pleased."

Bazzanna was the one to ignite the attack that finally splintered the group on the climb, with Dionne chasing up, followed by Bougarelli. Dionne finally caught and dropped his team mate in the final stretch to coast in for the win in front of a cheering, partisan crowd.

"This is a huge, huge win for me, to win at home in front of my family. We were away all day in a break, and because we were not a threat for the overall classification, I knew there was a good chance for us to stay away. On the final climb, my team mate Bazzanna attacked at the bottom and I was able to follow him, and then finally pass to win. I was mad at not winning yesterday, and I was not going to let myself be beaten today."

The rest of the break gradually trickled in over the next 20 seconds, but the fireworks were just starting behind, as the Colombians went to work on Zwizanski.

"Atapuma went first," explained Zwizanski, "and I was able to come back. Then Henao countered. Neil [Shirley] drove it up the rest of the climb and we were able to keep it close. All you can do that last time is go as hard as you can."

"My guys were all strong today, I think we responded pretty well to the pressure. Tomorrow is another pretty hard circuit, I hear, and we will do our best again. We aren't going to go out without a fight."

Race Notes

- Tomorrow's final stage is the traditional one around St-George, again dominated by a long and steep climb (with the finish at the top). Zwizanski's team will once again have their work cut out for them. Cam Evans, who has raced the circuit a number of times offers the following comments:

"It's a super hard course, and it's the type of course that's difficult to defend on. Three guys away is almost as good as a bunch, because unlike today [Quebec City], there isn't a long straight section to chase on. It could break up pretty good."

Will Evans try to get away in a break again? "I'll have to see how my legs are."

The 12 lap, 130 kilometre stage starts at 10:00 am and should finish at around 1:30 pm. We will be providing live coverage, as usual.

- We will be posting a video interview with Charles Dionne, and his description of the race varies considerably to what we (and Radio Tour) saw. This definitely happens in the heat of the race, but the most interesting thing is the finish, with Dionne clearly coming up to and passing his team mate in the final 100 metres to take the win. Afterwards, Bazzanna didn't look too, too happy, and was seen gesticulating to team director Henk Vogels. He didn't crack a smile on the podium either...

Stage 5: Quebec City Circuit, 125 km
1 Charles Dionne (Can) Fly V Australia 2:50:35
2 Alesandro Bazzanna (Ita) Fly V Australia at 0:01
3 Otavio Bougarelli (Bra) Garneau-Club Chaussure 0:05
4 Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure 0:09
5 Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1 0:13
6 Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 s.t.
7 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:16
8 Steve Bovay (Sui) BMC Racing Team
9 Cameron Evans (Can) Canadian National Team both s.t.
10 Bjorn Selanler (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:21
11 Ian MacGregor (USA) Team Type 1 0:59
12 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team 2:37
13 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team 2:48
14 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia 2:54
15 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1
16 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team
17 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1 all s.t.
18 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:57
19 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 3:03
20 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team s.t.
21 Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong 3:07
22 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 3:10
23 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia 3:11
24 Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:13
25 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:26
26 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 3:35
27 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 s.t.
28 William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team 3:45
29 Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 s.t.
30 Alex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 3:55
31 Dan Craven (GBr) Rapha Condor 4:06
32 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team 4:09
33 Martin Kohler (Sui) BMC Racing Team
34 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor both s.t.
35 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy 4:19
36 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Équipe Québec
37 Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong
38 Daniel Summerhill (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 all s.t.
39 Raphaël Gagné (Can) Équipe Québec 4:27
40 James Moss (GBr) KUK-Kinesis 4:33
41 Timothy Henry (USA) DLP Racing s.t.
42 Steve Lampier (GBr) KUK-Kinesis 4:45
43 San Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong 5:49
44 Scott Davis (Aus) Fly V Australia
45 Walker Savidge (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23
46 Peter Salon (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23
47 Ryan Baumann (USA) Trek Livestrong
48 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong all s.t.
49 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 5:54
50 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor s.t.
51 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy 5:58
52 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
53 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
54 Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy
55 Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies all s.t.
56 Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvian National Team 6:57
57 Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombian National Team 12:11
58 William Rodriguez (Col) Colombian National Team
59 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team all s.t.
60 Aroussen Laflamme (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure 12:31
61 Jean-François Racine (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure
62 André Tremblay (Can) Équipe Québec
63 Casey Munro (Aus) KUK-Kinesis
64 Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure
65 Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia
66 Clay Murfet (Aus) Kelly Benefit Strategies
67 Steven Gordon (USA) DLP Racing
68 Robert Wardell (GBr) KUK-Kinesis
69 Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
70 Jamie Riggs (Can) Canadian National Team
71 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor
72 Matthew Bell (Can) Canadian National Team
73 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 all s.t.
74 Jean-Sébastien Perron (Can) Équipe Québec 13:08
75 Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy
76 François Parisien (Can) Planet Energy both s.t.
77 Bryson Bowers (Can) Canadian National Team 16:02
78 William Goodfellow (Can) Équipe Québec s.t.
79 James Stewart (GBr) KUK-Kinesis 22:05
80 Ugo Lapierre (Can) Équipe Québec 23:04
OTL Ryan Belliveau (Can) Canadian National Team
OTL Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Équipe Québec
DNF Charlie Bryer (Can) Canadian National Team
DNF Phillip Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia
DNF Mark Bathy (Can) Planet Energy
DNF Eric Boily (Can) Planet Energy
DNF Janis Rezins (Lat) Latvian National Team
DNF Jeffery Schiller (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure
 
GC
1 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 15:20:39
2 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team at 0:51
3 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team 1:12
4 Christopher Ones (USA) Team Type 1 1:56
5 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1 2:31
6 Bjorn Selanler (USA) Trek Livestrong 2:43
7 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia 2:59
8 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia 3:17
9 Steve Bovay (Sui) BMC Racing Team 3:24
10 Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure 3:30
11 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team 4:04
12 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 4:31
13 Otavio Bougarelli (Bra) Garneau-Club Chaussure 4:33
14 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 5:18
15 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy 5:33
16 Cameron Evans (Can) Canadian National Team 5:47
17 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor 6:32
18 Ian MacGregor (USA) Team Type 1 6:48
19 Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 7:34
20 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 7:58
21 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 8:02
22 Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong 8:43
23 Martin Kohler (Sui) BMC Racing Team 8:50
24 Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 10:22
25 Charles Dionne (Can) Fly V Australia 10:41
26 Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong 11:43
27 Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team 12:58
28 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team 13:49
29 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor 14:21
30 Timothy Henry (USA) DLP Racing 14:34
31 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor 15:04
32 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies 15:55
33 Dan Craven (GBr) Rapha Condor 16:12
34 Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvian National Team 16:48
35 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 17:15
36 Alesandro Bazzanna (Ita) Fly V Australia 17:35
37 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team 17:59
38 William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team 18:26
39 Peter Salon (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 18:51
40 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 18:55
41 Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies 19:02
42 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team 19:11
43 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 19:18
44 Matthew Bell (Can) Canadian National Team 19:23
45 William Rodriguez (Col) Colombian National Team 21:39
46 Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1 23:14
47 Alex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 24:08
48 James Moss (GBr) KUK-Kinesis 24:15
49 Jamie Riggs (Can) Canadian National Team 24:58
50 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy 25:24
51 Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy 25:33
52 Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy 26:13
53 Raphaël Gagné (Can) Équipe Québec 26:30
54 Scott Davis (Aus) Fly V Australia 27:43
55 Casey Munro (Aus) KUK-Kinesis 27:54
56 Jean-Sébastien Perron (Can) Équipe Québec 29:16
57 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Équipe Québec 29:33
58 Steve Lampier (GBr) KUK-Kinesis 30:03
59 Daniel Summerhill (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 30:37
60 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong 31:24
61 François Parisien (Can) Planet Energy 33:40
62 Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 33:50
63 San Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong 35:56
64 Clay Murfet (Aus) Kelly Benefit Strategies 36:01
65 André Tremblay (Can) Équipe Québec 36:38
66 Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure 37:29
67 Aroussen Laflamme (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure 38:55
68 Jean-François Racine (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure 39:03
69 William Goodfellow (Can) Équipe Québec 39:26
70 James Stewart (GBr) KUK-Kinesis 41:46
71 Bryson Bowers (Can) Canadian National Team 42:18
72 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor 42:54
73 Walker Savidge (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 45:24
74 Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia 47:51
75 Ugo Lapierre (Can) Équipe Québec 49:27
76 Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombian National Team 49:46
77 Ryan Baumann (USA) Trek Livestrong 52:52
78 Robert Wardell (GBr) KUK-Kinesis 53:45
79 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 1:02:41
80 Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Équipe Québec 1:04:20
81 Ryan Belliveau (Can) Canadian National Team 1:06:02
82 Steven Gordon (USA) DLP Racing 1:32:53
 
Points
1 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 38 pts
2 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team 35
3 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1 34
4 Charles Dionne (Can) Fly V Australia 30
5 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia 30
6 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team 29
7 Otavio Bougarelli (Bra) Garneau-Club Chaussure 25
8 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia 25
9 Bjorn Selanler (USA) Trek Livestrong 24
10 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1 24
11 Steve Bovay (Sui) BMC Racing Team 20
12 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 20
13 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team 19
14 Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 19
15 Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure 19
16 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor 18
17 Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure 17
18 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy 15
19 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 15
20 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 14
21 Alesandro Bazzanna (Ita) Fly V Australia 14
22 Ian MacGregor (USA) Team Type 1 13
23 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong 13
24 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor 11
25 Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1 11
26 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 11
27 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team 11
28 Cameron Evans (Can) Canadian National Team 10
29 Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 10
30 Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong 8
31 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy 8
32 San Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong 8
33 William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team 7
34 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 5
35 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 5
36 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor 4
37 Martin Kohler (Sui) BMC Racing Team 4
38 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team 3
39 Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies 1
 
KOM
1 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team 35 pts
2 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 35
3 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 26
4 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 26
5 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team 21
6 Steve Bovay (Sui) BMC Racing Team 20
7 Cameron Evans (Can) Canadian National Team 17
8 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1 16
9 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 14
10 Bjorn Selanler (USA) Trek Livestrong 12
11 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia 12
12 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor 10
13 Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure 10
14 Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 10
15 Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chaussure 8
16 Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong 8
17 William Rodriguez (Col) Colombian National Team 7
18 San Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong 7
19 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team 6
20 Alesandro Bazzanna (Ita) Fly V Australia 6
21 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team 5
22 Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 5
23 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 4
24 Phillip Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia 4
25 Ian MacGregor (USA) Team Type 1 3
26 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia 2
27 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1 2
28 Martin Kohler (Sui) BMC Racing Team 2
29 Otavio Bougarelli (Bra) Garneau-Club Chaussure 2
30 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy 1
 
Team GC
1 Fly V Australia 46:07:37
2 Team Type 1 at 0:20
3 BMC Racing Team 5:37
4 Colombian National Team 6:13
5 Trek Livestrong 14:52
6 Kelly Benefit Strategies 15:09
7 Rapha Condor 15:15
8 Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 26:08
9 Garneau-Club Chaussure 40:07
10 Planet Energy 42:30
11 Canadian National Team 43:14
12 KUK-Kinesis 7:45
13 Équipe Québec 12:58

 


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