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Tour de Beauce 2009

Date range:
June 9-14, 2009
  • Tour de Beauce, Canada, 2.2
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      165km
      Start location:
      Lac-Etchemin
      End location:
      Lac-Etchemin
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      161km
      Start location:
      Thetford Mines
      End location:
      Thetford Mines
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      155km
      Start location:
      St-Georges
      End location:
      Mont-Mégantic
    • Stage 4a

      Distance:
      20km
      Start location:
      Notre-Dame-de-la-Trinité
      End location:
      St-Georges
    • Stage 4b

      Distance:
      60km
      Start location:
      Saint-Georges Criterium
      End location:
      Saint-Georges Criterium
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      125km
      Start location:
      Quebec City Circuit
      End location:
      Quebec City Circuit
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      130km
      Start location:
      St-Georges City Circuit
      End location:
      St-Georges City Circuit

June 09, Stage 1: Lac-Etchemin - Lac-Etchemin 165km

BMC dominates Beauce's opening day

By:
Daniel Simms
Published:
June 11, 2009, 15:58 BST,
Updated:
June 13, 2009, 13:27 BST

Wyss starts Canadian race with a win

BMC Racing Team has enjoyed a strong start to its Tour de Beauce campaign, with the opening stage victory capping a successful day of racing for the squad. Swiss rider Danilo Wyss claimed BMC Racing Team its stage victory at the North American race, after out sprinting his four breakaway partners in the final sprint.

South Africa's Darren Lill (Team Type 1) took second place while Ryan Roth (Planet Energy) took a solid third place and was the highest finishing Canadian rider. Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia) and Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) filled the top five spots, while Great Britain's Tom Southam (Rapha Condor) fell off the group's rear over the closing kilometre to finish three seconds behind.

Wyss fought hard for his stage victory. The rider had missed the day's defining break, but together with a few other riders bridged across to the 10-strong lead group which included his team-mate Chad Beyer.

"With over 100 km to go, Chad had escaped with nine or 10 other riders," Wyss said. "Soon after that, Darren Lill counter-attacked and I made sure to follow his wheel since I knew he was the type of rider who could very well bridge up to the leaders."

After initiating the original breakaway 40 kilometres into the race, Beyer started collecting mountains points over the day's three climbs. Claiming the mountains classification lead wasn't a planned effort by American, but something he willingly took nonetheless.

"I wasn't really planning on going for the mountain points, the opportunity just presented itself and I took it," Beyer said. "There were three climbs today and I was first over two and second over the other."

BMC Racing Team also leads the teams classification, with a 23 second margin over Fly V Australia. Wyss holds the points classification lead over Lill.

BMC Racing Team director Mike Sayers isn't getting ahead of himself with his outfit's success. Sayers says there's plenty of challenges ahead over the remaining six stages.

"The crit is hard, the time trial is hard and the stages are always going up and down," Sayers said. "But the guys are obviously strong so we have a lot of options to play."

With the majority of the peloton now 4:32 minutes behind, Wyss is hopeful of defending the jersey. Just 13 riders are within 1:21 minutes of Wyss.

"For the rest of the race, we'll have to see how we go about defending the jerseys," Wyss said. "We certainly promise to make it as good of a race as possible, that's for sure."

Results
1 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3:57:03  
2 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1    
3 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy    
4 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia    
5 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
6 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:00:03  
7 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:48  
8 Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong    
9 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia 0:01:12  
10 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team 0:01:21  
11 Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat    
12 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team    
13 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1    
14 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team 0:04:32  
15 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
16 Dionne Charles (Can) Fly V Australia    
17 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy    
18 Otavio Bougarelli (Bra) Garneau-Club Chat    
19 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team    
20 William Rodriguez (Col) Colombian National Team    
21 Alex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
22 Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team    
23 Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong    
24 Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
25 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
26 Casey Munro (Aus) Kuk-Kinesis    
27 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
28 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor    
29 Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvian National Team    
30 Timothy Henry (USA) DLP Racing    
31 Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
32 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
33 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor    
34 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor    
35 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
36 Scott Davis (Aus) Fly V Australia    
37 Matthew Bell (Can) Canada National Team    
38 Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy    
39 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy    
40 Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
41 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1    
42 Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy    
43 Bazzanna Alesandro (Ita) Fly V Australia    
44 Cameron Evans (Can) Canada National Team    
45 Bjorn Selanler (USA) Trek Livestrong    
46 Dan Craven (GBr) Rapha Condor    
47 Phillip Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia    
48 Ian Macgregor (USA) Team Type 1    
49 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvian National Team    
50 Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
51 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
52 Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada National Team    
53 Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1    
54 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:06:35  
55 Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Team Quebec 0:07:23  
56 Peter Salon (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
57 William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team 0:08:05  
58 James Moss (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis 0:13:39  
59 Ryan Belliveau (Can) Canada National Team    
60 James Stewart (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis    
61 Daniel Summerhill (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
62 Janis Rezins (Lat) Latvian National Team    
63 Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
64 Aroussen Laflamme (Can) Garneau-Club Chat 0:17:37  
65 Ugo Lapierre (Can) Team Quebec    
66 William Goodfellow (Can) Team Quebec    
67 Andre Tremblay (Can) Team Quebec    
68 Jean-Francois Racine (Can) Garneau-Club Chat    
69 Raphael Gagne (Can) Team Quebec    
70 Bryson Bowers (Can) Canada National Team    
71 Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia    
72 Charlie Bryer (Can) Canada National Team    
73 Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chat    
74 Steve Lampier (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis    
75 Mark Bathy (Can) Planet Energy    
76 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong    
77 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor    
78 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Quebec    
79 Eric Boily (Can) Planet Energy    
80 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong    
81 Indulis Bekmanis (Lat) Latvian National Team    
82 Clay Murfet (Aus) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
83 San Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong    
84 Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Team Quebec 0:26:18  
85 Jeffery Schiller (Can) Garneau-Club Chat 0:30:23  
86 Scott Tietzel (USA) DLP Racing    
87 Phillip Martz (USA) DLP Racing    
88 Steven Gordon (USA) DLP Racing    
89 Robert Wardell (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis    
90 Walker Savidge (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
91 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
92 Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombian National Team    
93 Ryan Baumann (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:38:08  
DNF Shawn Kane (USA) DLP Racing    
DNF Martins Trautmanis (Lat) Latvian National Team    
DNF Antoine Matteau (Can) Garneau-Club Chat    
DNS Owen Harrison (Can) Canada National Team    
DNS James Duncan (USA) DLP Racing    
General Classification after Stage 1
1 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3:56:50  
2 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1 0:00:07  
3 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy 0:00:09  
4 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia 0:00:13  
5 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
6 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:00:16  
7 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:59  
8 Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:01:01  
9 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia 0:01:20  
10 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1 0:01:33  
11 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team 0:01:34  
12 Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat    
13 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team    
14 Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners 0:04:44  
15 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team 0:04:45  
16 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
17 Dionne Charles (Can) Fly V Australia    
18 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy    
19 Otavio Bougarelli (Bra) Garneau-Club Chat    
20 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team    
21 William Rodriguez (Col) Colombian National Team    
22 Alex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
23 Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team    
24 Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong    
25 Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
26 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
27 Casey Munro (Aus) Kuk-Kinesis    
28 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
29 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor    
30 Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvian National Team    
31 Timothy Henry (USA) DLP Racing    
32 Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
33 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
34 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor    
35 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor    
36 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
37 Scott Davis (Aus) Fly V Australia    
38 Matthew Bell (Can) Canada National Team    
39 Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy    
40 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy    
41 Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
42 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1    
43 Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy    
44 Bazzanna Alesandro (Ita) Fly V Australia    
45 Cameron Evans (Can) Canada National Team    
46 Bjorn Selanler (USA) Trek Livestrong    
47 Dan Craven (GBr) Rapha Condor    
48 Phillip Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia    
49 Ian Macgregor (USA) Team Type 1    
50 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvian National Team    
51 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
52 Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada National Team    
53 Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1    
54 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:06:48  
55 Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Team Quebec 0:07:36  
56 Peter Salon (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
57 William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team 0:08:18  
58 James Moss (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis 0:13:52  
59 Ryan Belliveau (Can) Canada National Team    
60 James Stewart (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis    
61 Daniel Summerhill (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
62 Janis Rezins (Lat) Latvian National Team    
63 Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
64 Aroussen Laflamme (Can) Garneau-Club Chat 0:17:50  
65 Ugo Lapierre (Can) Team Quebec    
66 William Goodfellow (Can) Team Quebec    
67 Andre Tremblay (Can) Team Quebec    
68 Jean-Francois Racine (Can) Garneau-Club Chat    
69 Raphael Gagne (Can) Team Quebec    
70 Bryson Bowers (Can) Canada National Team    
71 Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia    
72 Charlie Bryer (Can) Canada National Team    
73 Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chat    
74 Steve Lampier (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis    
75 Mark Bathy (Can) Planet Energy    
76 Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong    
77 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor    
78 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor    
79 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Quebec    
80 Eric Boily (Can) Planet Energy    
81 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong    
82 Indulis Bekmanis (Lat) Latvian National Team    
83 Clay Murfet (Aus) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
84 San Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong    
85 Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Team Quebec 0:26:31  
86 Jeffery Schiller (Can) Garneau-Club Chat 0:30:36  
87 Scott Tietzel (USA) DLP Racing    
88 Phillip Martz (USA) DLP Racing    
89 Steven Gordon (USA) DLP Racing    
90 Robert Wardell (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis    
91 Walker Savidge (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
92 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners    
93 Ryan Baumann (USA) Trek Livestrong 0:38:21  
Points classification
1 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 18 pts
2 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1 14  
3 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy 13  
4 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia 12  
5 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia 12  
6 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 11  
7 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 11  
8 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 10  
9 Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong 8  
10 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team 6  
11 Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat 5  
12 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1 4  
13 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team 4  
14 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team 2  
15 Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners 1  
16 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 1  
Mountains classification
1 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team 25 pts
2 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 16  
3 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia 12  
4 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1 8  
5 Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong 8  
6 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners 7  
7 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 5  
8 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor 4  
9 Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat 4  
10 Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team 3  
11 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1 2  
12 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia 1  
13 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy 1  
Teams classification
1 BMC Racing Team 11:56:29  
2 Fly V Australia 0:00:24  
3 Team Type 1 0:00:33  
4 Colombian National Team 0:01:54  
5 Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:03:44  
6 Planet Energy    
7 Rapha Condor 0:03:47  
8 Trek Livestrong 0:04:32  
9 Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23 0:08:16  
10 Canada National Team    
11 Garneau-Club Chaussure 0:18:10  
12 Kuk-Kinesis 0:26:30  
13 Latvian National Team    
14 Team Québec 0:37:17  
15 DLP Racing 0:59:58