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August 5/17 23:02 pm - Utah Stage 6


Posted by Editoress on 08/5/17
 

Rob Britton Holds Yellow Through Utah Queen Stage Battle

In a tremendous battle through the mountains east of Salt Lake City, Rally Cycling successfully defended Rob Britton's leader's jersey at the Tour of Utah. Under constant attack from general classification rivals, Rally Cycling fended off all challengers, and at day's end, Britton crossed the line fifth and maintained his 26-second lead in the general classification.

 

 

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Team Rally working for Britton

Stage photo gallery


"I was very confident going into today," said Britton. "I had 100 percent faith in the team. They have been fantastic this week and today was no different. We knew the downhill off American Fork Canyon was dangerous, we made it down and then assessed the situation. Bookwalter and Eisenhart [both BMC] took a lot of risks and were really aggressive today - and eventually paid for it. The team was phenomenal; we were never on the back foot. Colin (Joyce), Danny (Pate) and Evan (Huffman) reeled went full gas, and at the base, we were only back 15 seconds on the Bookwalter and Eisenhart group. On the climb, I never felt like I was under pressure. I felt like I had the race under control."

The team took control early in the day, setting a brisk tempo. On the climb of American Fork Canyon, a breakaway of 13 riders, none a threat on general classification, went clear. Over the top, a second and dangerous group of four, including general classification threat Brent Bookwalter (BMC) his teammate Kilian Frankiny and Taylor Eisenhart (Holowesko-Citadel) charged off the front. The quartet quickly established a 40-second gap, and when Tom Bohli (BMC) dropped back from the lead group of 13, the Bookwalter group's gap to the peloton grew to 1:20 heading towards the final showdown of the day on the ascent to Snowbird Resort. With the yellow jersey threatened, Rally Cycling pushed forward with Joyce, Pate and Huffman driving the pace. At the base of the climb to Snowbird, the team had closed the gap to a mere 15 seconds.

 

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The break

 

On the lower slopes of Snowbird, the breakaway was reeled in by the strength and determination of Huffman and Sepp Kuss. With Bookwalter and Eisenhart's threats neutralized, the battle for the stage win commenced. As numerous riders made bids for stage glory, The Bardiani CSF team and Kuss set a steady tempo, piloting Britton up the first half of the climb as riders fell from contention. With seven kilometers left, Kuss lost contact with the lead group.  In the front group with Britton was six other riders, including general classification rivals Gavin Mannion (UnitedHealthcare), Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) and Neilson Powless (Axeon-Hagens Berman). Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF) struck out with five kilometers remaining to take the stage win. Britton crossed the line fifth to maintain his overall lead.

 

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Stage winner Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF)

Stage photo gallery

 

"The guys went out on a hard day and got the job done," said Performance Manager Jonas Carney. "Today the team rode with the single objective of Rob being in yellow at the end of the day. It wasn't ideal to have three BMC and three Holowesko guys in the breakaway, but the team kept calm, and it ended up working to our advantage. The guys were solid all day and put Rob in a good position for the final climb. Rob was excellent on the final climb, he rode smart, marked any big threats and kept the pace high when needed. We have one more stage. It's going to be difficult to control, so we are staying focused and saving any potential celebration for tomorrow after the race."

The 2017 Tour of Utah ends Sunday with a circuit race through the streets of Salt Lake City.

 

Jerseys
Leader: Rob Britton (Rally Cycling)
Sprinter: Travis McCabe (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
KoM: Jacob Rathe (Jelly Belly-Maxxis)
Best Young Rider: Neilson Powless (Axeon Hagens Berman)
Most Aggressive: Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani CSF)
Fan Favourite: Pier-Andre Cote (Silber Pro Cycling)
Top Team: BMC Racing Team

 

 



Results from the sixth stage in Utah

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

 

 

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