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August 4/17 20:15 pm - Tour of Utah: Britton Still in Yellow Jersey after Stage 5


Posted by Editoress on 08/4/17
 

Britton Retains Yellow Jersey at Utah

Travis McCabe of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team blasted from a select group of riders to win Stage 5 at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. McCabe, who finished third on Stage 1 presented by America First Credit Union, climbed on the top step of the podium in a time of 4 hours, 5 minutes and 26 seconds.

 

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Travis McCabe wins

 

"It was a pretty fast finish with that slight downhill and the tailwind coming into the finish. I was just patient, waited for 250 meters to go, opened up (the sprint) and I was the fastest one today. Pretty proud," said McCabe, who also won stage 4 at the 2016 Tour of Utah. After the win Friday, he took over the Utah Sports Commission Sprint jersey. "This is a stage that I've been targeting all year long. I love Utah, and I've done this now for the third year. I know just how hard it is, so to get a win is pretty emotional. I'm quite happy."

In the group of 26 lead riders, Marco Canola of Nippo-Vini Fantini was second at the line. American Logan Owen of Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team, who won Stage 3 in Bountiful at 2015 Tour of Utah, finished third.

"I felt good, so that's why I wanted to take a win. It was an effort at the front in the last climb. McCabe was fast, he won well. Now we are focused for the last stage (in Salt Lake City)," said Canola, whose Italian team is competing in Utah for a second consecutive year.

 

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Rob Britton retains the Yellow Jersey

 

Overall race leader Rob Britton of Rally Cycling finished seventh on Friday's 115-mile stage and retained the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Overall Leader jersey. With a few changes in the overall standings, Britton continues to hold a 26-second lead over Gavin Mannion (USA) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team and a 28-second margin on Serghei Tvetcov (ROM) of Jelly Belly Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis.

Neilson Powless (USA) of Axeon Hagens Berman improved one position to fourth overall and Brent Bookwalter (USA) of BMC Racing Team moved to fifth overall. American Kyle Murphy of Cylance Cycling dropped 15 spots to 20th overall. Taylor "T.J." Eisenhart (USA) of Holowesko-Citadel presented by Hincapie Sportswear improved one spot, now in sixth overall.

Stage 5 presented by Zions Bank returned to Davis County for a third consecutive year, providing 4,200-feet of climbing. Once again, aggressive racing dominated the day from the start in Layton with the breakaway formed more than one hour into the race.

"I just sat back all day, tried to save energy. It was a stage I'd targeted because I've won this stage before, so I just wanted to save energy, try to be there at the finish and try to get another win. But these guys were a little bit faster than me today," Owen said about finishing third.

The escapees maintained a gap of three minutes, as they rolled through Hill Air Force Base for the first time in the race’s history. With the stage win on the line, cooperation ended in the breakaway and the final escapee was caught at the bottom of Bountiful Bench. Fans were treated to an action-packed finish along the flag-lined nine-mile finishing circuit in Bountiful. Attentive at the front, Britton's team protected the yellow jersey and covered all attacks.

"Being up front, I got to see a lot of it. Everyone else is trying to hold the wheel in front of them, but I'm like, wow, look at these planes next to us, this is sweet," said American Justin Oien of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA about F-35 fighter jets passing overhead when the peloton sped through Hill Air Force Base. Active in the breakaway, Oien was awarded the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Most Aggressive Rider jersey for his efforts.

"Caja Rural is typically a very aggressive team in terms of the way we race, we always want to be in the break," he said. "Today was no different. For me personally, I really wanted to be in the breakaway, because I thought that the climb here at the finish was right there on the edge something that I could make it over. It didn't end up working that way, but sometimes you got to give it a go. It feels great to be out there and race my bike."

Born and raised in Lehi, Utah, Eisenhart was voted the America First Credit Union Fan Favorite for Stage 5 presented by Zions Bank, in the category of Tour of Utah Legends. Jacob Rathe (USA) of Jelly Belly Cycling presented by Maxxis retained the Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain jersey and Powless continued in the WCF Insurance Best Young Rider jersey.

Saturday's Stage 6, the "Queen Stage" of the Tour of Utah, uses the original route over Alpine Loop that was introduced in 2006. At 61 miles in length, the course is much shorter than previous editions, but not easier. This stage begins for a second time in the Heber Valley at Soldier Hollow, in the shadow of Mount Timpanogos. The racers will tackle a Category 1 climb through American Fork Canyon early in the stage, passing Sundance Resort and Timpanogos Cave National Monument. The final fireworks will take place along Little Cottonwood Canyon on the Hors Category climb to Snowbird Resort, the signature six-mile ascent featuring 8-12 percent gradients.

"The team has been fantastic," said race leader Britton. "There a lot of guys that are still close on general classification, and others a little further back with nothing to lose, so there is a lot of work ahead. Tomorrow is key to winning the overall, and the team is ready. We have four guys to get us to the base of Sundance, and hopefully, Huffman can get us all the way to the base of Snowbird. For the final ascent, we have Emerson (Oronte), Adam (de Vos), Sepp (Kuss) and myself, four of the strongest climbers in the race. Our plan for the final climb - well that's a secret!"

"So far, so good," said Team Director Pat McCarty. "Our plan for defending is focused on being smart and applying pressure when needed. The guys have been doing an excellent job of making sure that general classification riders don’t go up the road. Tomorrow on Snowbird is going to be a throw down - it is the biggest day for the general classification. We have a fantastic team, four of the best climbers in the race, and the whole team is ready to lay it down for Rob."

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Results from the fifth stage in Utah

Stage 5: Layton City to Bountiful, 180.2 km
1 Travis McCabe (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 4:05:26
2 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
3 Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman
4 Robin Carpenter (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear
5 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
6 Serghei Tvetcov (Rou) Jelly Belly-Maxxis
7 Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling
8 Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team
9 Jhonnatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Axeon Hagens Berman
10 Adam de Vos (Can) Rally Cycling
11 Antonio Molina Canet (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
12 Pierpaolo Ficara (Ita) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest
13 Gavin Mannion (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
14 Sepp Kuss (USA) Rally Cycling
15 Eder Frayre Moctezuma (Mex) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling
16 Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Giez (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
17 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
18 Taylor Eisenhart (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear
19 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani CSF
20 Neilson Powless (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman
21 Chris Butler (USA) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
22 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling
23 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Esp) Hangar 15 Bicycles
24 Manuel Sola Arjona (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
25 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
26 Keegan Swirbul (USA) Jelly Belly-Maxxis all s.t.
27 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:07
28 Martin Elmiger (Sui) BMC Racing Team 0:27
29 Kilian Frankiny (Sui) BMC Racing Team
30 Luis Enrique Lemus Davila (Mex) Israel Cycling Academy
31 Chad Beyer (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles all s.t.
32 Marco Zamparella (Ita) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest 0:50
33 Rob Squire (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 0:54
34 James Piccoli (Can) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling s.t.
35 Kyle Murphy (USA) Cylance Cycling 1:35
36 Ruben Companioni (Cub) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 2:17
37 Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team 3:50
38 Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF
39 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling both s.t.
40 Stephen Bassett (USA) Silber Pro Cycling 4:38
41 Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly-Maxxis 5:21
42 Lachlan Norris (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling s.t.
43 Dennis van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling Academy 6:10
44 Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 6:51
45 Alexander Hoehn (USA) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling
46 Alex Aranburu Deva (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
47 Gonzalo Serrano Rodriguez (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
48 Tom Bohli (Sui) BMC Racing Team
49 Patrick Mueller (Sui) BMC Racing Team
50 Rui Oliveira (Por) Axeon Hagens Berman
51 Redi Halilaj (Alb) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest
52 Orlando Trinidad Garibay Contreras (Mex) Cylance Cycling all s.t.
53 Connor Brown (USA) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 7:46
54 Eric Marcotte (USA) Cylance Cycling 8:52
55 Cory Lockwood (USA) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 9:52
56 Cortlan Brown (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 9:59
57 Kaler Marshall (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles
58 Tyler Williams (USA) Israel Cycling Academy
59 Sam Brand (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk
60 David Galarreta Ugarte (Esp) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest
61 Fabio Calabria (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
62 Hendrikus Van Ijzendoorn (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
63 Besmir Banushi (Alb) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest
64 Steve Fisher (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles
65 Uri Martins Sandoval (Mex) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest
66 Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Victoria (Mex) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling
67 Joshua Berry (USA) Jelly Belly-Maxxis
68 Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Jelly Belly-Maxxis
69 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
70 Andrei Krasilnikau (Bel) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear
71 Adam Roberge (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
72 Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team
73 Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
74 Will Barta (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman
75 Michael Rice (Aus) Axeon Hagens Berman
76 Jonny Brown (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman
77 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear
78 Justin Oien (USA) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
79 Miguel Angel Benito Diez (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
80 Yuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini
81 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Jelly Belly-Maxxis
82 Taylor Sheldon (USA) Jelly Belly-Maxxis
83 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani CSF
84 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy
85 Mihkel Raim (Est) Israel Cycling Academy
86 Chris Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
87 Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly-Maxxis all s.t.
88 Oscar Clark (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 12:49
89 Marco Bernardinetti (Ita) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest 15:34
90 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini s.t.
91 John Murphy (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 16:05
92 Pier-Andre Cote (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
93 Emile Jean (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
94 Bryan Lewis (USA) Cylance Cycling
95 Ty Magner (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear all s.t.
96 Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF 16:35
97 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF
98 Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
99 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF
100 Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF
101 Joseph Schmaltz (USA) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling
102 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
103 Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling
104 Chris Lawless (GBr) Axeon Hagens Berman
105 Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy
106 Brian McCulloch (USA) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling
107 Chris Winn (Aus) Hangar 15 Bicycles
108 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
109 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
110 Gerd Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
111 Diego Rubio Hernandez (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
112 Marc Antoine Soucy (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
113 Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk
114 Reid McClure (Can) Team Novo Nordisk
115 Andres Diaz (Col) Cylance Cycling
116 Julien Gagne (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
117 Karl Menzies (Aus) Cylance Cycling
118 Danny Pate (USA) Rally Cycling
119 Scott Law (Aus) Cylance Cycling
120 Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling
121 Erik Slack (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles
122 Aviv Yechezkel (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
123 Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF all s.t.
DNF Samuel Hunter Snipe Grove (USA) Cylance Cycling
 
GC
1 Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling 17:21:21
2 Gavin Mannion (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling at 0:26
3 Serghei Tvetcov (Rou) Jelly Belly-Maxxis 0:28
4 Neilson Powless (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman 0:38
5 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:44
6 Taylor Eisenhart (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 0:58
7 Robin Carpenter (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 0:59
8 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:00
9 Sepp Kuss (USA) Rally Cycling 1:02
10 Pierpaolo Ficara (Ita) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest 1:13
11 Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:17
12 Antonio Molina Canet (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1:20
13 Adam de Vos (Can) Rally Cycling 1:29
14 Kilian Frankiny (Sui) BMC Racing Team 1:33
15 Chris Butler (USA) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1:51
16 Keegan Swirbul (USA) Jelly Belly-Maxxis 1:56
17 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 1:58
18 James Piccoli (Can) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 2:03
19 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Esp) Hangar 15 Bicycles 2:06
20 Kyle Murphy (USA) Cylance Cycling 2:09
21 Jhonnatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Axeon Hagens Berman 2:30
22 Manuel Sola Arjona (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 2:46
23 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani CSF 3:00
24 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling 3:21
25 Eder Frayre Moctezuma (Mex) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 3:42
26 Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Giez (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 5:06
27 Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team 5:15
28 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 5:55
29 Marco Zamparella (Ita) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest 7:35
30 Alex Aranburu Deva (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 9:02
31 Lachlan Norris (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 12:31
32 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 13:16
33 Martin Elmiger (Sui) BMC Racing Team 13:23
34 Dennis van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling Academy 13:25
35 Cory Lockwood (USA) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 14:15
36 Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team 14:24
37 Rob Squire (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 15:07
38 Ruben Companioni (Cub) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 15:44
39 Patrick Mueller (Sui) BMC Racing Team 16:36
40 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani CSF 16:58
41 Alexander Hoehn (USA) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 18:47
42 Travis McCabe (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 19:48
43 Gonzalo Serrano Rodriguez (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 19:52
44 Chad Beyer (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 19:56
45 Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman 19:56
46 Will Barta (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman 22:34
47 Luis Enrique Lemus Davila (Mex) Israel Cycling Academy 23:15
48 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 23:21
49 Stephen Bassett (USA) Silber Pro Cycling 23:38
50 Redi Halilaj (Alb) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest 26:01
51 Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF 26:25
52 Andrei Krasilnikau (Bel) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 26:50
53 Orlando Trinidad Garibay Contreras (Mex) Cylance Cycling 26:56
54 Diego Rubio Hernandez (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 27:20
55 Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 27:27
56 Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF 28:26
57 Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF 29:11
58 Marco Bernardinetti (Ita) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest 29:14
59 Rui Oliveira (Por) Axeon Hagens Berman 29:17
60 Adam Roberge (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 29:34
61 Yuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini 30:08
62 Justin Oien (USA) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 30:10
63 Kaler Marshall (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 30:14
64 Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly-Maxxis 30:20
65 Steve Fisher (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 30:34
66 Eric Marcotte (USA) Cylance Cycling 30:35
67 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 30:51
68 David Galarreta Ugarte (Esp) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest 30:52
69 Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk 30:59
70 Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Jelly Belly-Maxxis 31:08
71 Fabio Calabria (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk 31:08
72 Mihkel Raim (Est) Israel Cycling Academy 31:12
73 Michael Rice (Aus) Axeon Hagens Berman 31:15
74 Joshua Berry (USA) Jelly Belly-Maxxis 31:22
75 Besmir Banushi (Alb) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest 32:04
76 Cortlan Brown (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 32:57
77 Miguel Angel Benito Diez (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 34:03
78 Tyler Williams (USA) Israel Cycling Academy 34:07
79 Taylor Sheldon (USA) Jelly Belly-Maxxis 34:08
80 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 34:14
81 Jonny Brown (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman 34:15
82 Erik Slack (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 35:26
83 Oscar Clark (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 35:28
84 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 35:36
85 Chris Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 35:53
86 Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 36:05
87 Chris Winn (Aus) Hangar 15 Bicycles 36:21
88 Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF 36:30
89 Andres Diaz (Col) Cylance Cycling 36:36
90 Emile Jean (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 36:43
91 John Murphy (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 36:44
92 Ty Magner (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 36:58
93 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling 37:02
94 Chris Lawless (GBr) Axeon Hagens Berman 37:16
95 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF 37:17
96 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 37:21
97 Tom Bohli (Sui) BMC Racing Team 37:41
98 Connor Brown (USA) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 38:28
99 Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling 38:35
100 Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy 38:53
101 Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling 39:02
102 Brian McCulloch (USA) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 42:03
103 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 42:29
104 Uri Martins Sandoval (Mex) Amore & Vita - SelleSMP p/b Fondriest 42:39
105 Hendrikus Van Ijzendoorn (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk 42:51
106 Sam Brand (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk 43:13
107 Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Victoria (Mex) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 43:17
108 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Jelly Belly-Maxxis 44:35
109 Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly-Maxxis 45:03
110 Bryan Lewis (USA) Cylance Cycling 46:37
111 Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 48:14
112 Joseph Schmaltz (USA) Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 48:14
113 Pier-Andre Cote (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 48:26
114 Julien Gagne (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 48:52
115 Scott Law (Aus) Cylance Cycling 49:07
116 Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 49:10
117 Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk 49:39
118 Reid McClure (Can) Team Novo Nordisk 50:22
119 Karl Menzies (Aus) Cylance Cycling 52:33
120 Danny Pate (USA) Rally Cycling 52:49
121 Gerd Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk 56:59
122 Marc Antoine Soucy (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 58:06
123 Aviv Yechezkel (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 1:00:09

 

 

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