Tour de Beauce: Barbero wins stage 1 in Saint-Georges

Caja Rural-Seguros RG riders finish first and second

The 30th anniversary edition of the Tour de Beauce opened on Wednesday with a 1-2 finish for the Spanish team of Caja Rural - Seguros RGA, when Sunday's Philadelphia Classic winner Carlos Barbero Cuesta and Eduard Prades Reverte outkicked the rest of the field in an uphill sprint. Dion Smith (Hincapie Racing Team) took third.

The 186 kilometre stage took the 141 rider field east and north of Saint-Georges, on the same circuit that saw Zach Bell (Smartstop) win the Canadian road title two years ago.

After a rolling 30 kilometre run on rough roads - that saw many riders flat - the field did eight laps of a circuit with a 600 metre KoM climb each lap.

Six riders broke clear of the field 20 kilometres into the race and were then joined by two more on the first lap. In the break were Oscar Clark (Hincapie Racing Team), Fernando Grijalba Perez (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Ruben Menendez Velasco (Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team), Angus Morton (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis), Rafael Montiel and Mauricio Ortega (Orgullo Antioqueno), Michael Le Rossignol (Silber Pro Cycling), Anton Varabei (Garneau Quebecor).

The gap went as high as six minutes before Optum and Smartstop went to the front to pull it back. By the final lap the gap was below a minute and the Hincapie team of defending Beauce champion Toms Skujins put the final nail in the coffin with a hard attack over the KoM climb.

As the riders headed back to St-Georges to finish only one riders was left at the front, Clark of Hincapie, and he was caught with 20 kilometres to go. Ryan Roth (Silber) tried an attack in the final kilometres, but was quickly reeled in, setting the stage for the finish - a sharp right and then 200 metre uphill kick to the line.

The Caja Rural - Seguros RGA squad were perfectly placed, and Barbero and Prades were able to coast across the line with their arms in the air.

"I felt great," said Barbero. I felt this finish was similar to Philadelphia, so I thought I could do well. I am very happy with this stage victory as the team worked so hard for us."

"The guys knew I was good and we knew that the last meters of the finish, uphill, would suit very well with Eduard and me. It was a bit the same kind of finish in Philadelphia."

Barbero now holds both the yellow leader's jersey and the Points Jersey. Dion Smith is the Best Young Rider, and Mauricio Ortega (Orgullo Antioqueno) wears the Climber's Jersey.

Tomorrow is the Queen stage of Beauce, which finishes atop the 1000-plus metre Mont Megantic climb.

Results


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:31:48 
2Eduard Prades Reverte (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
3Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Racing Team  
4Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
5Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
6Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
7Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Smartstop  
8Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
9Felix Coté Bouvette (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
10Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
11Amets Txurruka (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
12Toms Skujins (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
13Etienne Moreau (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
14Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Cycling Team  
15Juan Sebastian Tamayo Martinez (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
16Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
17Alexander Ray (NZl) Silber Pro Cycling  
18Pierrick Naud (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
19Pello Bilbao (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
20Brecht Dhaene (Bel) Astellas Cycling Team  
21Benjamin Perry (Can) Silber Pro Cycling  
22Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
23Alexander Cataford (Can) Silber Pro Cycling  
24Alexandr Braico (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
25Brendan Canty (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
26David Drouin (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD  
27Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
28Cortlan Brown (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
29Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
30Adam Carr (USA) CCB Racing  
31Winston David (USA) Lupus Racing Team  
32Emerson Oronte (USA) Team Smartstop  
33Flavio De Luna (Mex) Team Smartstop  
34Michael Olheiser (USA) Lupus Racing Team  
35Adam De Vos (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
36Timothy Rugg (USA) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme  
37James Oram (NZl) Axeon Cycling Team  
38Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Silber Pro Cycling  
39Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
40Phillip Gaimon (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
41Christopher Prendergast (Can) Wheels Of Bloor  
42Frédéric Cossette (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci  
43Juan David Montoya Abreu (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
44Israel Nuno Arguelles (Esp) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
45Keegan Swirbul (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
46Miguel Angel Benito Diez (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
47Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
48Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
49Derrick St John (Can) Silber Pro Cycling  
50Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk  
51Max Jenkins (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
52Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
53Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
54Dan Gardner (GBr) Astellas Cycling Team  
55Jordan Cheyne (Can) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme  
56Morgan Schmitt (USA) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme  
57Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling  
58Joaquin Sobrino Martinez (Esp) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
59Chad Beyer (USA) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
60Julien Gagne (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
61Chris Putt (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
62Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
63Olivier Brisebois (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
64Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
65Nick Jowsey (NZl) Lupus Racing Team  
66Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
67Rob Britton (Can) Team Smartstop  
68Jeremy Martin (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD  
69Tim Mitchell (USA) CCB Racing  
70Osmond Bakker (Can) Wheels Of Bloor  
71Matthieu Jeannes (Fra) Transports Lacombe/Devinci  
72Mauricio Ortega Ramirez (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
73Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
74Brodie Talbot (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
75Rémi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
76Dylan Cunningham (Can) Wheels Of Bloor  
77Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
78Robert Hargrove (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
79Gaelan Merritt (Can) Wheels Of Bloor  
80Kyle Murphy (USA) Lupus Racing Team  
81Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
82Garrett McLeod (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
83Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
84Glenn O'Shea (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:21 
85Guillaume Boivin (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
86Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
87Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Racing Team  
88Brendan McLaughlin (USA) CCB Racing0:00:52 
89James Schurman (USA) Lupus Racing Team0:01:01 
90Michael Le Rossignol (Can) Silber Pro Cycling0:01:10 
91Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk0:01:14 
92Clay Murfet (Aus) Astellas Cycling Team0:01:39 
93Bailey McKnight (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling0:02:49 
94Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
95Josh Berry (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
96Brendan McCormack (USA) CCB Racing  
97Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau Quebecor0:04:34 
98Oliver Flautt (USA) Lupus Racing Team0:04:41 
99Evan Murphy (USA) Lupus Racing Team0:04:51 
100Emile Jean (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes0:05:27 
101Fernando Grijalba (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
102Ed Veal (Can) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme0:08:54 
103Sébastien Cossette (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
104Samuel Blanchette (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD  
105Simon Strobel (Ger) Team Novo Nordisk  
106Jacob Kauffmann (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
107Kai Wiggins (USA) CCB Racing  
108Juan Jose Cueto Montero (Dom) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
109Stephen Hyde (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
110Conor O'Brien (Can) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme  
111Samuel Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts  
112Kevin Archambault (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD  
113Anthony Sreblowski (Can) Wheels Of Bloor  
114Robert Gutgesell (Can) Wheels Of Bloor  
115Stuart Wight (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
116Stephen Keeping (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci  
117Zachary Bell (Can) Team Smartstop  
118Evan Huffman (USA) Team Smartstop  
119Jason Lowndes (Aus) Garneau Quebecor  
120Anton Varabei (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
121Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
122Kris Dahl (Can) Team Smartstop  
123Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
124Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:09:02 
125Hendrik Pineda (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci  
126Casey Roth (Can) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme0:13:32 
127Sébastien Rousseau (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD0:15:07 
128Rafael Montiel (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
129Ruben Menendez Velasco (Esp) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
130Étienne Samson (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD0:17:01 
131Andrew House (Can) Wheels Of Bloor0:19:40 
132Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:22:02 
133Ben Andrew (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
134Alexis Cartier (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci0:37:54 
DNFNathan Elliott (Aus) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
DNFWilliam Guzmán (Dom) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
DNFJules Goguely (USA) CCB Racing  
DNFLewis Fellas (GBr) CCB Racing  
DNFJean-Simon D'Anjou (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD  
DNFDominique Mayho (Ber) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme  
DNFBenjamin Chartrand (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci  
DNFMitchell Macdonald (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
Mountains
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mauricio Ortega Ramirez (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:31:38 
2Eduard Prades Reverte (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:04 
3Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Racing Team0:00:06 
4Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Racing Team  
5Mauricio Ortega Ramirez (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
6Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Racing Team0:00:10 
7Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
8Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
9Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Smartstop  
10Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
11Felix Coté Bouvette (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
12Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk (Fra)  
13Amets Txurruka (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
14Toms Skujins (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
15Etienne Moreau (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
16Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Cycling Team  
17Juan Sebastian Tamayo Martinez (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
18Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
19Alexander Ray (NZl) Silber Pro Cycling  
20Pierrick Naud (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
21Pello Bilbao (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
22Brecht Dhaene (Bel) Astellas Cycling Team  
23Benjamin Perry (Can) Silber Pro Cycling  
24Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
25Alexander Cataford (Can) Silber Pro Cycling  
26Alexandr Braico (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
27Brendan Canty (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
28David Drouin (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD  
29Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
30Cortlan Brown (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
31Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
32Adam Carr (USA) CCB Racing  
33Winston David (USA) Lupus Racing Team  
34Emerson Oronte (USA) Team Smartstop  
35Flavio De Luna (Mex) Team Smartstop  
36Michael Olheiser (USA) Lupus Racing Team  
37Adam De Vos (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
38Timothy Rugg (USA) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme  
39James Oram (NZl) Axeon Cycling Team  
40Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Silber Pro Cycling  
41Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
42Phillip Gaimon (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
43Christopher Prendergast (Can) Wheels of Bloor  
44Frédéric Cossette (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci  
45Juan David Montoya Abreu (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno  
46Israel Nuno Arguelles (Esp) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
47Keegan Swirbul (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
48Miguel Angel Benito Diez (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
49Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
50Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
51Derrick St John (Can) Silber Pro Cycling  
52Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk (Irl)  
53Max Jenkins (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
54Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Racing Team  
55Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
56Dan Gardner (GBr) Astellas Cycling Team  
57Jordan Cheyne (Can) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme  
58Morgan Schmitt (USA) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme  
59Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling  
60Joaquin Sobrino Martinez (Esp) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
61Chad Beyer (USA) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
62Julien Gagne (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
63Chris Putt (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
64Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
65Olivier Brisebois (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
66Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
67Nick Jowsey (NZl) Lupus Racing Team  
68Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team  
69Rob Britton (Can) Team Smartstop  
70Jeremy Martin (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD  
71Tim Mitchell (USA) CCB Racing  
72Osmond Bakker (Can) Wheels of Bloor  
73Matthieu Jeannes (Fra) Transports Lacombe/Devinci  
74Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
75Brodie Talbot (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
76Rémi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
77Dylan Cunningham (Can) Wheels of Bloor  
78Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team  
79Robert Hargrove (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
80Gaelan Merritt (Can) Wheels of Bloor  
81Kyle Murphy (USA) Lupus Racing Team  
82Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
83Garrett McLeod (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
84Glenn O'Shea (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts0:00:31 
85Guillaume Boivin (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
86Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
87Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Racing Team  
88Brendan McLaughlin (USA) CCB Racing0:01:02 
89James Schurman (USA) Lupus Racing Team0:01:11 
90Michael Le Rossignol (Can) Silber Pro Cycling0:01:15 
91Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk (Fin)0:01:24 
92Clay Murfet (Aus) Astellas Cycling Team0:01:49 
93Bailey McKnight (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling0:02:59 
94Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
95Josh Berry (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
96Brendan McCormack (USA) CCB Racing  
97Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau Quebecor0:04:44 
98Oliver Flautt (USA) Lupus Racing Team0:04:51 
99Evan Murphy (USA) Lupus Racing Team0:05:01 
100Emile Jean (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes0:05:37 
101Fernando Grijalba (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
102Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:09:03 
103Ed Veal (Can) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme0:09:04 
104Sébastien Cossette (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
105Samuel Blanchette (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD  
106Simon Strobel (Ger) Team Novo Nordisk  
107Jacob Kauffmann (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts  
108Kai Wiggins (USA) CCB Racing  
109Juan Jose Cueto Montero (Dom) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
110Stephen Hyde (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
111Conor O'Brien (Can) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme  
112Samuel Horgan (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts  
113Kevin Archambault (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD  
114Anthony Sreblowski (Can) Wheels of Bloor  
115Robert Gutgesell (Can) Wheels of Bloor  
116Stuart Wight (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
117Stephen Keeping (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci  
118Zachary Bell (Can) Team Smartstop  
119Evan Huffman (USA) Team Smartstop  
120Jason Lowndes (Aus) Garneau Quebecor  
121Anton Varabei (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
122Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling  
123Kris Dahl (Can) Team Smartstop  
124Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:09:12 
125Hendrik Pineda (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci  
126Casey Roth (Can) Ride With Rendall p/b Biemme0:13:42 
127Rafael Montiel (Col) Orgullo Antioqueno0:15:13 
128Sébastien Rousseau (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD0:15:17 
129Ruben Menendez Velasco (Esp) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
130Étienne Samson (Can) Norco – Premier Tech p/b ChewPOD0:17:11 
131Andrew House (Can) Wheels of Bloor0:19:50 
132Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:22:12 
133Ben Andrew (Can) Santé Universelle/Marin Bikes  
134Alexis Cartier (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci0:38:04 

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