Lapthorne takes comeback victory

Aussie escapes to win

Darren Lapthorne (Rapha Condor) has claimed his first victory since returning to the sport at Canada's Tour de Beauce, resisting attempts by a surging peloton to recapture him. The Australian rider lifted the pace with two kilometres remaining and held a mere one hundred metre gap to the finish line.

The Victorian broke away 31.5 kilometres into the 161 kilometre stage, which was made all the more challenging by fog and damp conditions. Peter Stetina (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) was allowed off the front of the peloton with Lapthorne as he attacked.

The two men stayed ahead alone for 10 kilometres, until Canadian rider Phillip Cortes (Garneau-Club Chaussure) successfully bridged across to what become a lasting move.

Racing was brought to a stand still for nearly six minutes following the day's third climb. A wooden bridge following the descent was deemed too slippery to race across, so officials stopped the leaders while the peloton caught up and crossed the bridge. The three riders were then sent ahead by the same margin they'd started with as racing re-commenced.

His Beauce victory is Lapthorne's first at an International Cycling Union-ranked event since returning at January's Jayco Bay Series. Lapthorne, a former Australian Open Road Champion, had considered leaving the sport permanently after putting his career on hold to join father Dale search for sister Britt in Croatia after she went missing last September. Britt's body was later recovered floating off a resort in Croatia, but mystery continues to surround the circumstances of her death.

Swiss rider Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team) continues to lead the race overall.

1Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor4:01:22 
2Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chat0:00:03 
3Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners  
4Dionne Charles (Can) Fly V Australia  
5Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
6Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
7Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia  
8Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy  
9William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team  
10Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1  
11Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners  
12Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor  
13Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team  
14Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
15Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
16Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Team Quebec  
17Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
18James Stewart (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis  
19Timothy Henry (USA) DLP Racing  
20James Moss (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis  
21Janis Rezins (Lat) Latvian National Team  
22Alex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners  
23Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia  
24Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
25Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor  
26Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team  
27Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombian National Team  
28Otavio Bougarelli (Bra) Garneau-Club Chat  
29Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat  
30Ugo Lapierre (Can) Team Quebec  
31William Rodriguez (Col) Colombian National Team  
32Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
33Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy  
34Bjorn Selanler (USA) Trek Livestrong  
35Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor  
36Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
37Steve Lampier (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis  
38Dan Craven (GBr) Rapha Condor  
39Raphael Gagne (Can) Team Quebec  
40San Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
41Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
42Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team  
43Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1  
44Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy  
45Aroussen Laflamme (Can) Garneau-Club Chat  
46Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team  
47William Goodfellow (Can) Team Quebec  
48Scott Davis (Aus) Fly V Australia  
49Charlie Bryer (Can) Canada National Team  
50Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team  
51Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong  
52Clay Murfet (Aus) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
53David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
54Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvian National Team  
55Phillip Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia  
56Robert Wardell (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis  
57Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners  
58Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
59Ian Macgregor (USA) Team Type 1  
60Ryan Belliveau (Can) Canada National Team  
61Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong  
62Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
63Peter Salon (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners  
64Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
65Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia  
66Casey Munro (Aus) Kuk-Kinesis  
67Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy  
68Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
69Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada National Team  
70Andre Tremblay (Can) Team Quebec  
71Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor  
72Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
73Bryson Bowers (Can) Canada National Team  
74Bazzanna Alesandro (Ita) Fly V Australia  
75Matthew Bell (Can) Canada National Team  
76Ryan Baumann (USA) Trek Livestrong  
77Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1  
78Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Quebec  
79Jean-Francois Racine (Can) Garneau-Club Chat  
80Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Team Quebec  
81Walker Savidge (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners  
82Steven Gordon (USA) DLP Racing0:02:44 
83Eric Boily (Can) Planet Energy0:03:03 
84Mark Bathy (Can) Planet Energy  
85Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy  
86Cameron Evans (Can) Canada National Team0:00:03 
87Jeffery Schiller (Can) Garneau-Club Chat0:04:32 
88Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor0:05:16 
89Daniel Summerhill (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners0:06:01 
90Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvian National Team  
DNFScott Tietzel (USA) DLP Racing  
DNFPhillip Martz (USA) DLP Racing  
DNSIndulis Bekmanis (Lat) Latvian National Team  
1Rapha Condor12:04:12 
2BMC Racing Team0:00:03 
3Fly V Australia  
4Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U  
5Garneau-Club Chaussure  
6Colombia National Team  
8Team Type 1  
9Planet Energy  
10Team Quebec  
11Kelly Benefit Strategies  
12Trek Livestrong  
13Canadian National Team  
14Latvian National Team0:06:01 
General Classification after Stage 2
1Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team7:58:15 
2Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 10:00:07 
3Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy0:00:09 
4Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:13 
5Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
6Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor0:00:16 
7Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:59 
8Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong0:01:01 
9Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia0:01:20 
10Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat0:01:33 
11Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
12Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team0:01:34 
13Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team  
14Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor0:04:29 
15Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners0:04:35 
16Dionne Charles (Can) Fly V Australia0:04:45 
17Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
18Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team  
19Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
20Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team  
21Alex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners  
22Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
23Otavio Bougarelli (Bra) Garneau-Club Chat  
24Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong  
25Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy  
26Timothy Henry (USA) DLP Racing  
27William Rodriguez (Col) Colombian National Team  
28Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor  
29Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
30Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team  
31Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
32Bjorn Selanler (USA) Trek Livestrong  
33Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvian National Team  
34Scott Davis (Aus) Fly V Australia  
35Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1  
36Dan Craven (GBr) Rapha Condor  
37Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy  
38Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
39Casey Munro (Aus) Kuk-Kinesis  
40Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
41Phillip Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia  
42David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
43Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy  
44Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners  
45Ian Macgregor (USA) Team Type 1  
46Matthew Bell (Can) Canada National Team  
47Bazzanna Alesandro (Ita) Fly V Australia  
48Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada National Team  
49Cameron Evans (Can) Canada National Team  
50Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1  
51Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor0:06:48 
52Peter Salon (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners0:07:36 
53Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Team Quebec  
54Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy0:07:45 
55William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team0:08:18 
56Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor0:09:58 
57Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvian National Team0:10:43 
58James Moss (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis0:13:52 
59James Stewart (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis  
60Janis Rezins (Lat) Latvian National Team  
61Ryan Belliveau (Can) Canada National Team  
62Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
63Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chat0:17:41 
64Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor0:17:50 
65Ugo Lapierre (Can) Team Quebec  
66Raphael Gagne (Can) Team Quebec  
67Aroussen Laflamme (Can) Garneau-Club Chat  
68Steve Lampier (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis  
69William Goodfellow (Can) Team Quebec  
70Charlie Bryer (Can) Canada National Team  
71San Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
72Clay Murfet (Aus) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
73Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia  
74Andre Tremblay (Can) Team Quebec  
75Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong  
76Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong  
77Bryson Bowers (Can) Canada National Team  
78Jean-Francois Racine (Can) Garneau-Club Chat  
79Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Quebec  
80Daniel Summerhill (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners0:19:50 
81Mark Bathy (Can) Planet Energy0:20:50 
82Eric Boily (Can) Planet Energy  
83Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Team Quebec0:26:31 
84Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners0:30:36 
85Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombian National Team  
86Robert Wardell (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis  
87Walker Savidge (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners  
88Steven Gordon (USA) DLP Racing0:33:17 
89Jeffery Schiller (Can) Garneau-Club Chat0:35:05 
90Ryan Baumann (USA) Trek Livestrong0:38:21 
Points classification
1Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team29pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia21 
3Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 130 
4Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners19 
5Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor18 
6Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chat17 
7Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy13 
8Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia12 
9Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team12 
10Dionne Charles (Can) Fly V Australia12 
11Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies11 
12Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies11 
13Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor10 
14Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong8 
15Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy8 
16William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team7 
17Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team6 
18Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat6 
19Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners5 
20Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team4 
21Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 14 
22Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor4 
23Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
24Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team2 
25Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
Mountains classification
1Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team31pts
2Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies16 
3Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners14 
4Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia12 
5Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor10 
6Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chat10 
7Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners10 
8Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 18 
9Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong8 
10Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team5 
11Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team5 
12Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor4 
13Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat4 
14Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
15Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 12 
16Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
17Phillip Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia2 
18Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia1 
19Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy1 
20Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies1 
21Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
Teams classification
1BMC Racing Team24:00:44 
2Fly V Australia0:00:24 
3Team Type 10:00:33 
4Colombia National Team0:01:54 
5Rapha Condor0:03:44 
6Planet Energy  
7Kelly Benefit Strategies  
8Trek Livestrong0:04:32 
9Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U230:08:16 
10Canadian National Team  
11Garneau-Club Chaussure0:18:10 
13Latvian National Team0:32:28 
14Team Quebec0:37:17 

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