Tuft wins solo in Tour de Beauce finale

Mancebo crowned overall race winner

Svein Tuft (SpiderTech p/b C10) won the sixth and final stage of the Tour de Beauce on the streets of Saint-Georges in Quebec on Sunday. The Canadian time trial champion won the race by 18 seconds ahead of a chase group sprint won by Andrew Pinfold (UnitedHealthcare) who placed second on the day with Brett Tivers (Garneau Club Chassures) rounding out the top three.

"We really wanted to break it apart today and see what we could do and we put everything into the first half," Tuft said. "In the end I just had to think about how I was going to win the stage. I'm happy with this week, we had high hopes to take the overall but, hey, it doesn't always pan out."

Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) won the overall title after a suspenseful finale in Saint-Georges. The Spaniard finished the race 25 seconds ahead of Bernardo Colex (Amore & Vita) in second while Tuft moved into the third spot on the podium ahead of Alex Howes (Chipotle Development), who placed fourth.

"I'm happy to have this win today," Mancebo said. "The team always had faith in me and they worked for me this whole race. This is sort of like a gift to them."

Mancebo also won the Points classification, Howes rode away with the event's Best Young Rider jersey and Scott Lyttle (PureBlack Racing) secured the King of the Mountains jersey. SpiderTech p/b C10 won the Best Overall Team competition.

Saint-Georges circuits offer exciting finale

The riders lined up for the sixth and final stage of the Tour de Beauce under cooler temperatures and overcast cloud cover. The field contested 10 laps of a 12.5km circuit for a total of 125km.

Mancebo started the day in the race lead with a 25-second advantage on Colex and 1:11 to Howes. One team that was prepared to risk it all to win the overall classification was SpiderTech p/b C10 who had three riders in the top ten with Tuft in sixth, Francois Parisien in ninth and Pat McCarty in tenth.

Howes earned a second place in the first intermediate time bonus and moved himself two seconds closer to the overall race lead. After several highly active opening laps, a breakaway emerged on the fourth lap. The move included Howes along with Tuft, Bernard Sulzberger (V Australia) and Philip Mamos (Amore & Vita).

"We really thought that we were going to crack ‘em," Tuft said. "We had Bernard riding really well and we were fully committed because it was our last crack at the race and the overall. We set out to put pressure on the race and that was a good move because if you can have other guys that are as motivated as you are..."

Howes won the second intermediate sprint and earned an additional three seconds toward the overall classification. Sulzberger placed second and earned two seconds and Tuft placed third for one second.

Mid-race, Howes became the virtual leader on the road when the four-man breakaway gained over one minute on the peloton that included Mancebo.

"The time bonuses were an extra bonus today, just in case," Howes said. "I wanted to win the overall. I was leader on the road for a while and I put everything out there. In the end I lost one place in the overall, to Svein, but if you don't try then you don't win. I figured Mancebo's team would turn it on eventually and I didn't have the legs that I needed to. Svein Tuft was really awesome today."

Back in the field, Mancebo's teammates did the bulk of the work in a desperate attempt to manage the time gap. However, on the sixth lap he only had one teammate left, Thomas Rabou, who helped him chase at the front of the field.

"Thomas was so impressive today," Mancebo said. "I'm sure that I could not have won this race today without him. He did so much work for me today, the whole team did, but he was really incredible today."

Mancebo and Rabou brought the time margin to the breakaway down to 50 seconds over the next two laps. Mancebo orbited the circuits with a fast-paced tempo to keep the breakaway in check. He further reduced the margin down to a mere 10 seconds on the circuit's climb with two and half laps to go.

Mancebo attacked at the top of the ascent and was followed by Bernardo Colex (Amore & Vita), Chris Jones (UnitedHealthcare), Phil Gaimon (Kenda/5-hour Energy) and the riders bridged across to Howes, Tuft, Mamos and Sulzberger.

The diminished peloton was all back together, however, at the start of the ninth lap. Howes won the third intermediate sprint for time bonuses and gained an additional three seconds, for a total of eight seconds during the stage. He reduced his time in the overall to 1:03 minutes behind Mancebo.

The field still remained together with one lap to go with Rabou burying himself on the front of the field through the flat start-finish and onto the base of the ascent. Mancebo set a quick tempo over the climb and was followed by Colex and Arnaud Papillon (Garneau Club Chaussures).

The trio were then joined on the descent by Brett Tivers (Garneau Club Chaussures), Danny Summerhill (Chipotle Development), Taylor Sheldon (V Australia), Chris Jones and Andrew Pinfold (UnitedHealthcare), Mike Northey (PureBlack Racing) Svein Tuft (SpiderTech p/b C10) and Liam Holohan (Raleigh).

Tuft attacked the group on the descent and gained a sizeable lead, winning the stage by nearly 20 seconds ahead of the chase group. Pinfold won the group sprint for second place ahead of Tivers in third.

"I know the top section of the course suited be and if there was any opportunity to attack it was there," Tuft said. "I jumped after the feedzone and I knew that if I hit them there and got a gap, it was downhill the rest of the way."

Full Results
1Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C103:02:05 
2Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:18 
3Brett Tivers (NZl) Garneau Club Chaussures  
4Michael James Northey (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
5Arnaud Papillon (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures  
6Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh  
7Daniel Summerhill (USA) Chipotle Development Team  
8Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team  
9Taylor Sheldon (USA) V Australia  
10Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Amore & Vita  
11Joris Boillat (Swi) Champion System  
12Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Team Raleigh  
13Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
14Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team  
15Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder  
16Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:39 
17Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada0:00:49 
18Antoine Duchesne (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures  
19Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
20Hayden Brooks (Aus) V Australia  
21Darren Rolfe (Aus) V Australia  
22Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System0:00:57 
23Robert Sweeting (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder0:01:23 
24Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
25Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
26William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
27Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia  
28Robbie Squire (USA) Chipotle Development Team  
29Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita  
30Johnnie Walker (Aus) V Australia  
31Gaël Le Bellec (Fra) Team Raleigh  
32James Williamson (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
33Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
34Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
35Benjamin Day (Aus) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder0:04:52 
36Thomas Rabou (Ned) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team0:07:36 
37Scott Lyttle (NZl) PureBlack Racing0:09:56 
38Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
39Bruno Langlois (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
40Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
41Robert Bush (USA) Chipotle Development Team  
42David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
43Benjamin Martel (Can) Fuji - Cyclingtime.com0:14:47 
44Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder  
45Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Rocky Mountain  
HDOwen Harrison (Can) H&R Block0:16:45 
HDPierrick Naud (Can) Rocky Mountain  
HDJamie Riggs (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures  
HDYutaka Omura (Jpn) Fuji - Cyclingtime.com  
HDVladislav Borisov (Rus) Amore & Vita  
HDShaun Mccarthy (Aus) Garneau Club Chaussures  
DNFJames Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder  
DNFShawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder  
DNFRoman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder  
DNFZachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFFrancois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFAndrew Randell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFAndrea Grendene (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
DNFAlexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
DNFMartijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
DNFCharles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
DNFAdam Thuss (Can) Canada  
DNFCody Canning (Can) Canada  
DNFMichael Freiberg (Aus) V Australia  
DNFAaron Kemps (Aus) V Australia  
DNFGlen Alan Chadwick (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
DNFTimothy Gudsell (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
DNFDaniel Barry (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
DNFShem Rodger (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
DNFEdgar Nohales Nieto  
DNFRigo Raim (Est) Fuji - Cyclingtime.com  
DNFWu Kin San (HKg) Champion System  
DNFSerhy Hrechyn (Ukr) Amore & Vita  
DNFPatrik Moren (Swe) Amore & Vita  
DNFJames Sparling (Can) Team Raleigh  
DNFRichard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh  
DNFTommy Nankervis (Aus) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team  
DNFFrank Travieso (USA) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team  
DNFCole House (USA) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team  
DNFYosvany Falcon (Cub) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team  
DNFIan Burnett (USA) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team  
DNFMaxwell Stuart Durtschi (USA) Chipotle Development Team  
DNFSebastian Salas (Can) H&R Block  
DNFZack Garland (Can) H&R Block  
DNFRémi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures  
DNFAntoine Matteau (Can) Gaspésien  
Points
1Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1015pts
2Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling14 
3Brett Tivers (NZl) Garneau Club Chaussures13 
4Michael James Northey (NZl) PureBlack Racing12 
5Arnaud Papillon (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures11 
6Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh10 
7Daniel Summerhill (USA) Chipotle Development Team9 
8Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team8 
9Taylor Sheldon (USA) V Australia7 
10Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Amore & Vita6 
11Joris Boillat (Swi) Champion System5 
12Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Team Raleigh4 
13Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis3 
14Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team2 
15Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder1 
Sprint 1
1Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis3pts
2Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team2 
3Brett Tivers (NZl) Garneau Club Chaussures1 
Sprint 2
1Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team3pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia2 
3Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder1 
Sprint 3
1Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team3pts
2Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis2 
3Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C101 
Mountain 1
1Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C107pts
2Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team5 
3Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia3 
4Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita2 
5Robert Sweeting (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder1 
Mountain 2
1Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team7pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia5 
3Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C103 
4Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita2 
5Thomas Rabou (Ned) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3
1Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C107pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia5 
3Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team3 
4Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita2 
5Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team1 
Teams
1Garneau Club Chaussures9:07:40 
2V Australia0:00:31 
3Chipotle Development Team0:00:34 
4Team Raleigh  
5UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:55 
6Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:05 
7Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder0:05:08 
8Team Spidertech P/B C100:09:54 
9PureBlack Racing0:10:12 
Final general classification
1Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team18:31:18 
2Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Amore & Vita0:00:25 
3Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:00:49 
4Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:01:03 
5Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:11 
6Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder0:01:15 
7Brett Tivers (NZl) Garneau Club Chaussures0:01:18 
8Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Team Raleigh0:03:02 
9Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:03:04 
10Joris Boillat (Swi) Champion System0:03:39 
11Robbie Squire (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:03:53 
12Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia0:07:14 
13Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada0:07:49 
14Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:08:13 
15Scott Lyttle (NZl) PureBlack Racing0:11:07 
16Robert Sweeting (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder0:11:30 
17Benjamin Day (Aus) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder0:16:53 
18Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:21:50 
19Arnaud Papillon (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures0:22:06 
20William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:25:55 
21Antoine Duchesne (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures0:26:01 
22Thomas Rabou (Ned) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team0:27:44 
23Gaël Le Bellec (Fra) Team Raleigh0:28:17 
24Taylor Sheldon (USA) V Australia0:28:46 
25Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh0:28:59 
26Hayden Brooks (Aus) V Australia0:29:14 
27Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:32:47 
28Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:32:48 
29Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita0:33:16 
30Darren Rolfe (Aus) V Australia0:34:19 
31James Williamson (NZl) PureBlack Racing0:34:28 
32Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder0:35:18 
33Daniel Summerhill (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:37:57 
34Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:38:56 
35Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:39:18 
36Johnnie Walker (Aus) V Australia0:39:35 
37David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:39:46 
38Robert Bush (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:40:07 
39Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System0:41:20 
40Michael James Northey (NZl) PureBlack Racing0:43:19 
41Bruno Langlois (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:46:20 
42Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:48:11 
43Benjamin Martel (Can) Fuji - Cyclingtime.com0:48:56 
44Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:50:25 
45Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Rocky Mountain0:50:57 
Points classification
1Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team50pts
2Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team39 
3Brett Tivers (NZl) Garneau Club Chaussures39 
4Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1038 
5Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Amore & Vita34 
6Scott Lyttle (NZl) PureBlack Racing25 
7Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis25 
8Arnaud Papillon (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures25 
9Daniel Summerhill (USA) Chipotle Development Team22 
10Robert Bush (USA) Chipotle Development Team21 
11Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1021 
12Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder21 
13Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling21 
14Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C1020 
15Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis18 
16Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada17 
17Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder17 
18Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling17 
19Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia17 
20Joris Boillat (Swi) Champion System17 
21Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder16 
22Serhy Hrechyn (Ukr) Amore & Vita15 
23Michael Freiberg (Aus) V Australia15 
24Timothy Gudsell (NZl) PureBlack Racing15 
25Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Team Raleigh15 
26David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1014 
27Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling13 
28Glen Alan Chadwick (NZl) PureBlack Racing13 
29Sebastian Salas (Can) H&R Block13 
30Michael James Northey (NZl) PureBlack Racing13 
31Taylor Sheldon (USA) V Australia12 
32Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis11 
33Robbie Squire (USA) Chipotle Development Team10 
34Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis10 
35Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh10 
36Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling8 
37Robert Sweeting (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder8 
38Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System8 
39Richard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh8 
40Benjamin Day (Aus) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder7 
41William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis7 
42Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System6 
43Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis6 
44Yosvany Falcon (Cub) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team5 
45Antoine Duchesne (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures4 
46Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling3 
47Johnnie Walker (Aus) V Australia3 
48Patrik Moren (Swe) Amore & Vita3 
49Bruno Langlois (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C102 
50Adam Thuss (Can) Canada2 
51Andrew Randell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C102 
52Nicholas Hamilton (Can) Canada2 
53Thomas Rabou (Ned) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team1 
54Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita1 
55Gaël Le Bellec (Fra) Team Raleigh1 
Mountains classification
1Scott Lyttle (NZl) PureBlack Racing40pts
2Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team38 
3Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita20 
4Glen Alan Chadwick (NZl) PureBlack Racing20 
5Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Amore & Vita19 
6Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team19 
7Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) V Australia18 
8Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis17 
9Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1017 
10Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Team Raleigh14 
11Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C1014 
12Sebastian Salas (Can) H&R Block13 
13Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling13 
14Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis11 
15Robbie Squire (USA) Chipotle Development Team10 
16Benjamin King (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis8 
17Nicholas Hamilton (Can) Canada8 
18Robert Bush (USA) Chipotle Development Team7 
19Brett Tivers (NZl) Garneau Club Chaussures6 
20Thomas Rabou (Ned) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team6 
21Benjamin Day (Aus) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder6 
22Bruno Langlois (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C105 
23Andrew Randell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C105 
24Serhy Hrechyn (Ukr) Amore & Vita5 
25Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling3 
26Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System3 
27Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder3 
28Shem Rodger (NZl) PureBlack Racing3 
29Joris Boillat (Swi) Champion System2 
30James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder2 
31Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder2 
32Timothy Gudsell (NZl) PureBlack Racing2 
33Taylor Sheldon (USA) V Australia2 
34Johnnie Walker (Aus) V Australia2 
35Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1 
36Darren Rolfe (Aus) V Australia1 
37Yutaka Omura (Jpn) Fuji - Cyclingtime.com1 
38Richard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh1 
39David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C101 
Teams classification
1Team Spidertech P/B C1055:42:37 
2Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder0:06:55 
3Chipotle Development Team0:26:47 
4V Australia0:27:46 
5PureBlack Racing0:30:08 
6Garneau Club Chaussures0:39:30 
7UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:43:39 
8Team Raleigh0:43:55 
9Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis0:45:12 
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