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September 6/14 20:59 pm - Tour of Alberta: Stage 4


Posted by Editoress on 09/6/14
 

Theo Bos Claims Second Consecutive Win For Belkin
Giant-Shimano’s Tom Dumoulin Remains Race Leader

The Netherlands’s Theo Bos outsprinted South Africa’s Daryl Impey of Orica-GreenEDGE to help Belkin-Pro Cycling win its second consecutive stage of the Tour of Alberta, presented by ATB Financial, Saturday at Strathcona County’s Sherwood Park.   

 

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Countryman Tom Dumoulin of Team Giant-Shimano finished with the overall pack to maintain his eight-second lead over Ruben Zepuntke of the Bissell Development Team. Impey, received a six-second time bonus because of his second-place finish, moving him up to third-place overall and nine-seconds back. The final day of the 2014 Tour of Alberta concludes Sunday with a hilly, 11-lap, 11.27 kilometre circuit in Edmonton’s Centre City.

“I am good climber and tomorrow’s race is good for me,” Dumoulin said. “Many people said our team is built for the flats but I think this team is actually better for the hills. I am confident to keep the jersey tomorrow and we will be ready to defend.”

Sinday’s final stage will contain mid-race time bonuses, as well as finish bonuses, which may alter the strategy for teams.  Besides Repuntke and Impey, other remaining danger men all with in 30 seconds to dethrone Dumoulin’s lead include Garmin-Sharp’s Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania; Jelly Belly p/b MAXXIS’ Serghei Tvetcov of Romania; Canadian’s top placed rider Ryan Anderson of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, and perhaps Pieter Weening of Orica-GreenEDGE, all of whom are good climbers on the type of short, punchy climbs the peloton will face in Sunday’s finale.

“I don’t think I can make up 16 seconds and take the lead,” Anderson said. “But, my goal is to steal some time and jump up a couple of places.” Anderson and his team entered the race with hopes of a Top 5 finish.

Saturday’s stage was the longest of this year’s Tour of Alberta, winding 163.5 kilometres from Edmonton’s Northlands to Strathcona County’s Sherwood Park. The stage included six sections Canadian Pave, or “dirt-controlled roads”, with three fast, flat, 2.8 km circuits, which set up the win for Bos, a multi-time world champion in track cycling and a silver medalist in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

 

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“The day was not easy,” Bos said. “The winds were not bad. The pave they talked about was not so bad. It was the pace of the race. It was fast and we chased hard to get in a position to win. I feel it’s been a pretty good week for us. One second place and two stage wins.”

Saturday’s stage saw a breakaway of eight riders early in the race, instigated by Canadian Nic Hamilton of Jelly Belly p/b MAXXIS and pushed by Garneau-Quebecor’s Janvier Hadi of Rwanda. Hadi’s impressive ride garnered him the Simson Maxwell Power jersey as most aggressive rider, the first ever by a Rwandan in a North American race.


Sunday’s final stage of the 2014 Tour of Alberta, presented by ATB Financial, starts and finishes at Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton’s Centre City. The stage is sponsored by Pomeroy Inn & Suites.

The final stage is 124.1 kilometres and includes 11 circuits 11.3 kilometres in length. The circuit features a steep climb up Bellamy Hill, a short 300-metre hill averaging 20 percent gradient, and a longer climb up Victoria Park Rd. NW up from River Valley Rd. Top viewing spots include Grierson Hill downhill, Bellamy Hill near 101 St., River Valley Rd along Victoria Golf Course, Victoria Park Rd. NW and anywhere within the Churchill Square area.

The overall victory of the second Tour of Alberta will be crowned at Chruchill Square at approximately 3:30 pm with the podium presentation on the Festival Grounds at the finish. The Tour of Alberta Festival will be open from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m. featuring games, interactives, big screens to watch the live action from the road and entertainment stage.

The Tour of Alberta, presented by ATB Financial is Canada’s biggest professional cycling stage race and ranked as one of the highest outside of Europe. It is sanctioned by the Union Cyclist Internationale, international governing body for the sport and the Canadian Cycling Association, the national governing body for the sport in Canada.

Coverage continues on Rogers SportsNet One Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm MDT. The event is being televised to 121 countries. The elite, all-professional field is down to 111 cyclists from the 118 that started Tuesday. Athletes from 19 countries are represented in the race.

Leader Board

Province of Alberta Leader’s Jersey
Tom Dumoulin (NED), Team Giant-Shimano

SUBWAY® Sprint Points Jersey
Ramunas Navadauskas (LTU), Garmin-Sharp

Go Auto King of the Mountain Jersey
Simon Yates (GBR), Orica-GreenEDGE

ATB Financial Best Young Rider Jersey
Tom Dumoulin (NED), Team Giant-Shimano

Pomeroy Inn & Suites Best Canadian Jersey
Ryan Anderson (CAN), Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies

Simson Maxwell Power Jersey
Janvier Hadi (RWA), Garneau-Quebecor


Canadians

An early breakaway that included two Canadians - Bruno Langlois of Team 5-Hr Energy and Nic Hamilton of Team Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis, as well as members from both Canadian-based continental teams Garneau-Quebecor and Silber Pro Cycling highlighted the fourth and penultimate stage at the Tour of Alberta.

 

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The breakaway launched very early with six riders taking off, joined shortly thereafter by a duo of chasers. The group gained a maximum gap of four minutes before the peloton started to increase the pace. The exhausted breakaway was caught by the pack with approximately 5 kilometres to go.

On the finishing circuit in Sherwood Park, a few attacks took place, but none created a significant gap. Reacting quickly, the peloton, led by the WorldTour teams, responded to every attempt.

At the finish line, Theo Bos of Team Belkin Pro Cycling took the bunch sprint win by more than a bike length after 163 kilometres of racing. Daryl Impey of Orica-GreenEDGE came second, followed in third by Jure Kocjan of Team SmartStop.

In the main pack, Tom Dumoulin of Giant-Shimano kept his overall lead and will start the last stage with the yellow jersey on his back. Dumoulin won the opening Prologue at Winsport Canada in Calgary and has been leading the race ever since. Dumoulin has an 8 second lead over Ruben Zeptunke in second place, and a 9 second lead over Daryl Impey in third place.

Ryan Anderson of Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, who has been wearing the red jersey as the Top Canadian since the second stage, managed to keep the jersey thanks to the bunch sprint. Anderson crossed the finish line in 15th place.

Hugo Houle was the top Team Canada member in 14th place, his best placing of the week. Hugo Houle is still the top-ranked team member in the general classification, moving up to 34th.  Anderson is the top Canadian in GC, sitting seventh, 16 seconds out of the lead.

Team Canada’s Adam De Vos crashed in the second "Canadian Pavé" section and did not finish the race. In the crash, he sustained a wrist injury and has been transported to the hospital for treatment and observation.

Garneau-Quebecor's Janvier Hadi, a guest rider from Rwanda riding at the Tour of Alberta, was awarded the most aggressive rider.

Courtesy Cycling Canada

 

Stage 4: Edmonton to Strathcona County, 163.5 km
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3:42:50
2 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenDGE
3 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team SmartStop
4 Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-Hour Energy
5 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
6 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp
7 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp
8 Nicolai Brochner (Den) Bissell Development Team
9 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
10 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin-Sharp
11 Shane Kline (USA) Team SmartStop
12 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano
13 Travis McCabe (USA) Team SmartStop
14 Hugo Houle (Can) Canadian National Team
15 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
16 Pierrick Naud (Can) Garneau - Québecor
17 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
18 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenDGE
19 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Bissell Development Team
20 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
21 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenDGE
22 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale
23 Sam Basseitti (USA) 5-Hour Energy
24 Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
25 Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
26 Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
27 Matej Mohoric (Slo) Cannondale
28 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenDGE
29 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
30 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp
31 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
32 Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
33 Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
34 Edward King (USA) Cannondale
35 Daniel Eaton (USA) Bissell Development Team
36 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
37 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano
38 Jean-Sebastian Perron (Can) Canadian National Team
39 Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp
40 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenDGE
41 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
42 Tanner Putt (USA) Bissell Development Team
43 Toms Skujins (Lat) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
44 Ben Perry (Can) Canadian National Team
45 Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop
46 Zach Bell (Can) Team SmartStop
47 Brad Huff (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
48 Michael Woods (Can) 5-Hour Energy
49 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
50 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
51 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenDGE
52 Gavin Mannion (USA) Garmin-Sharp
53 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenDGE
54 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Canadian National Team
55 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
56 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp
57 Garrett McLeod (Can) Canadian National Team
58 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale
59 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale
60 Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
61 Stuart Wight (Can) Canadian National Team
62 David Williams (USA) 5-Hour Energy
63 Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
64 James Oram (NZl) Bissell Development Team
65 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale
66 Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
67 Taylor Sheldon (USA) 5-Hour Energy
68 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
69 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin-Sharp
70 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
71 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano
72 Chad Beyer (USA) 5-Hour Energy
73 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
74 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
75 Nicky Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
76 Adam Matthew Farabaugh (USA) Garneau - Québecor
77 Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) Bissell Development Team
78 Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
79 Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
80 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano
81 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
82 Kristofer Dahl (Can) Team SmartStop all s.t.
83 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 0:18
84 Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop 0:22
85 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:24
86 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:29
87 Marc Demaar (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:36
88 Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 0:39
89 Ian Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:41
90 Benjamin Chaddock (Can) Garneau - Québecor s.t.
91 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:46
92 Logan Owen (USA) Bissell Development Team 0:51
93 Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
94 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
95 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team all s.t.
96 Jacob Kauffmann (Aus) Garneau - Québecor 1:50
97 Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau - Québecor s.t.
98 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:19
99 Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 2:45
100 Janvier Hadi (Rwa) Garneau - Québecor 2:49
101 Aurélien Passeron (Fra) Silber Pro Cycling 2:51
102 Gregory Daniel (USA) Bissell Development Team s.t.
103 Travis Livermon (USA) Team SmartStop 2:55
104 David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:56
105 Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica GreenDGE s.t.
106 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:58
107 James Stemper (USA) 5-Hour Energy 3:01
108 Will Routley (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 4:03
109 Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
110 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
111 Bruno Langlois (Can) 5-Hour Energy
DNF William Goodfellow (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNF Adam De Vos (Can) Canadian National Team
 
GC
1 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 13:21:35
2 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Bissell Development Team at 0:08
3 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenDGE 0:09
4 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 0:13
5 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:14
6 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenDGE 0:15
7 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:16
8 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:18
9 James Oram (NZl) Bissell Development Team 0:23
10 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenDGE 0:26
11 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:30
12 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:36
13 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenDGE 0:39
14 Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
15 Daniel Eaton (USA) Bissell Development Team both s.t.
16 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp 0:44
17 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:47
18 Nicky Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:48
19 Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team s.t.
20 Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 0:50
21 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenDGE s.t.
22 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 0:52
23 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale s.t.
24 Nicolai Brochner (Den) Bissell Development Team 0:55
25 Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:57
26 Toms Skujins (Lat) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 0:58
27 Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 1:04
28 Tanner Putt (USA) Bissell Development Team 1:14
29 Zach Bell (Can) Team SmartStop 1:19
30 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 1:25
31 Chad Beyer (USA) 5-Hour Energy 1:33
32 Adam Matthew Farabaugh (USA) Garneau - Québecor 1:34
33 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale 1:35
34 Hugo Houle (Can) Canadian National Team 1:36
35 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 1:39
36 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 1:41
37 Michael Woods (Can) 5-Hour Energy 1:45
38 Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 2:02
39 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team SmartStop 2:03
40 Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:06
41 Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:09
42 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale 2:27
43 Garrett McLeod (Can) Canadian National Team 2:43
44 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 2:54
45 Pierrick Naud (Can) Garneau - Québecor 3:05
46 Edward King (USA) Cannondale 3:19
47 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenDGE 4:30
48 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano 4:47
49 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenDGE 5:01
50 Sam Basseitti (USA) 5-Hour Energy 5:03
51 Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp 5:06
52 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 5:21
53 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 6:30
54 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 6:47
55 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano 6:50
56 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 6:53
57 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin-Sharp 7:01
58 Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop s.t.
59 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 7:18
60 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 7:19
61 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin-Sharp 7:36
62 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 7:48
63 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale 7:59
64 Matej Mohoric (Slo) Cannondale 8:00
65 Ben Perry (Can) Canadian National Team 8:18
66 Travis McCabe (USA) Team SmartStop 8:21
67 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 8:30
68 Jacob Kauffmann (Aus) Garneau - Québecor 8:34
69 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 9:01
70 Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 9:07
71 Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-Hour Energy 9:17
72 Stuart Wight (Can) Canadian National Team 9:30
73 Shane Kline (USA) Team SmartStop 9:49
74 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 10:26
75 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 10:40
76 Marc Demaar (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 10:41
77 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 10:59
78 Gavin Mannion (USA) Garmin-Sharp 11:26
79 Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) Bissell Development Team 11:30
80 Logan Owen (USA) Bissell Development Team 11:46
81 Brad Huff (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 12:02
82 James Stemper (USA) 5-Hour Energy 12:13
83 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 12:46
84 Taylor Sheldon (USA) 5-Hour Energy 13:10
85 Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 13:59
86 David Williams (USA) 5-Hour Energy s.t.
87 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 14:50
88 Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau - Québecor 14:53
89 Benjamin Chaddock (Can) Garneau - Québecor 15:39
90 Ian Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 15:44
91 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Canadian National Team 15:51
92 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 16:01
93 Matthew Goss (Aus) Orica GreenDGE 16:09
94 Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop 16:43
95 Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 16:45
96 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 16:47
97 Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 16:48
98 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 16:58
99 Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 17:03
100 Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 17:59
101 Travis Livermon (USA) Team SmartStop 18:08
102 Bruno Langlois (Can) 5-Hour Energy 19:52
103 Gregory Daniel (USA) Bissell Development Team 20:08
104 David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 20:43
105 Will Routley (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 20:47
106 Jean-Sebastian Perron (Can) Canadian National Team 22:53
107 Aurélien Passeron (Fra) Silber Pro Cycling 27:28
108 Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 27:29
109 Janvier Hadi (Rwa) Garneau - Québecor 28:29
110 Kristofer Dahl (Can) Team SmartStop 31:39
111 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 37:21