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May 18/16 19:34 pm - Tour of California: Stage 4


Posted by Editoress on 05/18/16
 

World Champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) claimed his 15th all-time Amgen Tour of California stage win after a long and hilly ride northward on one of the most scenic and iconic stretches of California roadway, Highway 1, through Monterey County.

“It was hard, but good,” said Sagan, when asked about the stage. “I’m very happy for my other teammates, and I’m very happy to have won.”

At 207 km, the 2016 race’s longest stage began in Central Coast’s charming Morro Bay. The peloton of 133 faced undulating hills much of the day with a total of 8,500 feet (2600 metres) of climbing during the only south-to-north route along Highway 1 in 11 years of the race.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Mark Cavendish, who has nine Amgen Tour of California stage wins to his credit, was among a breakaway that formed about an hour into the race and stuck until a series of climbs toward the stage conclusion in the final miles. The 2011 World Champion was awarded the Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey for his ride out front.

“The plan today was to get in the break,” said Cavendish. “We had a good card to play with Nathan Haas in the final, which we wanted to, but we didn’t want to have to ride to do that, because we wanted as many guys as possible in the final to help him, so the best option to support that was to get in the break.”

Also in the breakaway were Axeon Hagens Berman’s 21 year-old Greg Daniel, who spent his second day in the row riding out front, Ryan Anderson (Direct Énergie), Michael Mørkøv (Katusha), Michael Mørkøv (Katusha), Timo Roosen (LottoNl-Jumbo), Tanner Putt (UnitedHealthcare), and Will Routley (Rally Cycling).

In the last eleven kilomtres of the race, the peloton faced two categorized climbs to reach the finish at a destination known worldwide for speed, the Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. As the cyclists fought it out in the streets, the breakaway was mostly overtaken and the peloton shattered, with attacks coming from all sides as riders vied for position early in the climb.

The WorldTour teams worked up front including Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx – Quick-Step) to defend his Amgen Race Leader Jersey won yesterday. The last remnants of the breakaway, Anderson drove at the front, with Daniel eventually gaining ground to take a solo first position up the climb with about 3 miles left to ride.

A chase group containing Sagan, Nathan Haas (Team Dimension Data) and Alaphilippe caught up to Daniel with about 3 kilometres to go. Another attack from Axeon Hagens Berman, this time from Ruben Guerreiro, was countered by Haas after a hairpin right turn on the race track, to take the lead with just over one mile to go. Samuel Sánchez (BMC Racing Team) worked to close the gap, with Sagan coming forward to put himself into contention for the finish sprint.

Haas attacked on the final climb and led out the sprint to the finish. Sagan summoned his trademark burst of speed to propel him there first. Haas ended the stage in third place, with Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) swooping in to claim second.

Sagan’s performance will put him in the Visit California Sprint Jersey tomorrow, and he is the overall leader for that Points competition as well. The SRAM Best Young Rider Jersey will stay with Neilson Powless (Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team), who turned in another impressive performance on the day’s climb, and Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) retains the Lexus King of the Mountain (KOM) Jersey.

At the midpoint of the race, there is no change to overall top-5 riders with Alaphilippe retaining overall lead by 22 seconds over ’s Peter Stetina (Trek – Segafredo), followed by George Bennett (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo),  Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing Team) and Powless, all within striking distance and 43 seconds of the race leader.

Tour of California report - edited

 

Results from the fourth stage in California

Stage 4: Morro Bay to Laguna Seca, 217 km
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff 5:16:33
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
3 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data
4 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
5 Tao Geoghegan-Hart (GBr) Axeon Hagens Berman
6 Neilson Powless (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman
7 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team
8 Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha
9 Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling
10 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
11 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo
12 Samuel Sanchez (Esp) BMC Racing Team all s.t.
13 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 0:03
14 Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky
15 Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Hagens Berman
16 Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
17 Javier Megias (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk
18 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
19 Haimar Zubeldia (Esp) Trek-Segafredo
20 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
21 Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha all s.t.
22 Daniel Jaramillo (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro 0:12
23 Travis McCabe (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie 0:38
24 Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro
25 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky
26 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data
27 Robin Carpenter (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie
28 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie
29 Rob Squire (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie
30 Soren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin all s.t.
31 John Hornbeck (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie 1:04
32 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro 1:06
33 Sindre Skjostad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-Alpecin
34 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro
35 Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
36 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie
37 Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
38 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha
39 Xabier Zandio (Esp) Team Sky all s.t.
40 Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 1:14
41 Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
42 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step both s.t.
43 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo 1:25
44 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro
45 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team both s.t.
46 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step 2:37
47 Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 2:53
48 Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie s.t.
49 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 3:08
50 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha 3:09
51 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 3:25
52 Alex Peters (GBr) Team Sky
53 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo both s.t.
54 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team 3:28
55 Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman 3:49
56 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step 4:43
57 Geoffrey Curran (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
58 Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie 5:49
59 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie
60 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk
61 Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman
62 Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro
63 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo all s.t.
64 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff 8:07
65 Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff
66 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data
67 Michael Schar (Sui) BMC Racing Team
68 David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk
69 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data
70 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
71 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
72 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
73 William Routley (Can) Rally Cycling
74 Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team all s.t.
75 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling 8:19
76 Daniel Patten (GBr) Team Wiggins s.t.
77 Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek-Segafredo both s.t.
78 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie 8:22
79 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 9:00
80 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 9:02
81 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky 9:08
82 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie 9:43
83 Taylor Sheldon (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 10:01
84 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 10:02
85 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis s.t.
86 Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step 10:17
87 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team
88 Caleb Fairly (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
89 Adam de Vos (Can) Rally Cycling
90 Markel Irizar (Esp) Trek-Segafredo
91 William Barta (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman
92 Krists Neilands (Lat) Axeon Hagens Berman
93 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
94 Michael Sheehan (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis all s.t.
95 Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro 10:39
96 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling
97 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie both s.t.
98 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff 11:46
99 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha
100 Owain Doull (GBr) Team Wiggins
101 Christopher Latham (GBr) Team Wiggins
102 Ben King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
103 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
104 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
105 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
106 Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk
107 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
108 Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk
109 Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
110 Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk
111 Jake Kelly (GBr) Team Wiggins
112 Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
113 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
114 Mark Christian (GBr) Team Wiggins
115 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
116 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
117 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data
118 Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
119 Adam Blythe (GBr) Tinkoff
120 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Wiggins
121 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
122 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step
123 Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff
124 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha
125 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data
126 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data
127 Michael Thompson (GBr) Team Wiggins
128 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha
129 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky
130 Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie
131 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie
132 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro
133 Chris Putt (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
134 Danny Pate (USA) Rally Cycling
135 Ben Wolfe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
136 Pierrick Naud (Can) Rally Cycling
137 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
138 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Wiggins all s.t.
139 Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 11:54
140 Oscar Clark (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie 15:37
141 Jesse Anthony (USA) Rally Cycling 15:40
142 Erik Baska (Svk) Tinkoff 16:45
143 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff s.t.
 
GC
1 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step 18:06:17
2 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo at 0:22
3 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:37
4 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:40
5 Neilson Powless (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman 0:43
6 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:49
7 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 1:01
8 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team s.t.
9 Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling 1:12
10 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 1:15
11 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team s.t.
12 Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 1:18
13 Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Hagens Berman 1:34
14 Javier Megias (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 1:39
15 Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha 1:44
16 Tao Geoghegan-Hart (GBr) Axeon Hagens Berman 2:13
17 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro 2:39
18 John Hornbeck (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie 2:40
19 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro 3:40
20 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie 3:43
21 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data 3:45
22 Rob Squire (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie s.t.
23 Robin Carpenter (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie 4:19
24 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
25 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data 4:57
26 Sindre Skjostad Lunke (Nor) Team Giant-Alpecin 5:32
27 Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 5:41
28 Daniel Jaramillo (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro 5:53
29 Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha 5:59
30 Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 6:11
31 Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 6:55
32 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro 7:27
33 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team 7:55
34 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 8:01
35 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 9:45
36 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha 10:03
37 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 10:50
38 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 10:58
39 Travis McCabe (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie 11:37
40 Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 12:44
41 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 13:16
42 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie 13:26
43 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky 13:35
44 Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman 13:36
45 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step 15:25
46 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo 15:28
47 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 15:43
48 Geoffrey Curran (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman 15:55
49 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie 16:13
50 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky 16:34
51 Mark Christian (GBr) Team Wiggins 16:44
52 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie 16:57
53 Ben King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 17:03
54 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 17:28
55 Daniel Eaton (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro 17:57
56 Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff 17:58
57 Michael Schar (Sui) BMC Racing Team s.t.
58 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 18:59
59 Soren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin 19:07
60 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 19:38
61 Taylor Sheldon (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 19:52
62 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling 20:51
63 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie 21:05
64 Krists Neilands (Lat) Axeon Hagens Berman 21:09
65 Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 21:19
66 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha 21:27
67 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step 21:37
68 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff 21:44
69 Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky 22:08
70 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff 22:10
71 Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 22:38
72 Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro 22:43
73 Xabier Zandio (Esp) Team Sky 23:11
74 Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman 24:00
75 Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie 24:42
76 Alex Peters (GBr) Team Sky 25:30
77 Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 26:25
78 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk 26:47
79 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 27:18
80 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 27:42
81 Danny Pate (USA) Rally Cycling s.t.
82 William Barta (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman 28:25
83 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 28:28
84 David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 28:39
85 Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie 29:29
86 Markel Irizar (Esp) Trek-Segafredo 30:21
87 Adam de Vos (Can) Rally Cycling s.t.
88 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 31:03
89 Michael Sheehan (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 31:11
90 Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step 31:17
91 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling 32:28
92 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie 32:44
93 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 33:51
94 Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 33:59
95 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 34:05
96 Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro 34:16
97 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step 34:30
98 Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie 35:06
99 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 36:17
100 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha 36:19
101 Daniel Patten (GBr) Team Wiggins 36:22
102 Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk 37:15
103 Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 38:13
104 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 39:29
105 Oscar Clark (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie 39:48
106 Michael Thompson (GBr) Team Wiggins 40:05
107 Chris Putt (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis s.t.
108 Ben Wolfe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 40:12
109 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 40:25
110 Owain Doull (GBr) Team Wiggins 40:38
111 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 40:44
112 William Routley (Can) Rally Cycling 40:58
113 Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek-Segafredo 41:12
114 Jesse Anthony (USA) Rally Cycling 41:44
115 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk 42:29
116 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team s.t.
117 Caleb Fairly (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 43:37
118 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Wiggins 43:53
119 Pierrick Naud (Can) Rally Cycling 43:59
120 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha s.t.
121 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha 44:38
122 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 44:59
123 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie 45:11
124 Jake Kelly (GBr) Team Wiggins 45:19
125 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 45:21
126 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data 45:31
127 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff 46:16
128 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data 46:48
129 Adam Blythe (GBr) Tinkoff 47:59
130 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky 48:07
131 Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk 49:13
132 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data
133 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro
134 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data
135 Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk
136 Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk
137 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Wiggins
138 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie all s.t.
139 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data 50:06
140 Christopher Latham (GBr) Team Wiggins 51:46
141 Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff 52:02
142 Erik Baska (Svk) Tinkoff 57:00
143 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff 58:36