Tour de Beauce: Piccoli wins on Mont-Megantic

Keegan Swirbul is second, Kyle Murphy third; Zukowsky takes overall lead

The Tour de Beauce saw a lead change on Stage 2, with Nick Zukowsky (Floyd's Pro Cycling) moving into the Yellow Jersey after a day of hard climbing and wet conditions. Defending Beauce champion James Piccoli (Team Canada) rode himself back into contention with his stage win at the top of the Mont Megantic climb.

The 169 kilometre stage from the town of Lac-Megantic to the five kilometre finishing climb up Mont Megantic is considered the Queen stage of the Tour, with five KOM climbs on the stage. This year, riders also had to contend with heavy rain through the middle part of the race, plus fog and light rain at the top of the climb.

Rally UHC's Tyler Magner was in the Yellow Jersey after Stage 1, which he won in a sprint over Zukowsky. Both Rally and Floyd's tried to control the action, but with little success, as break attempts kept rolling off the front of the peloton on the hilly course.

By the 60 kilometre mark a group of 33 riders had opened a gap on the main field, with neither Magner or Zukowsky in the front group. Floyd's went to the front to control the gap, but it reached nearly two minutes before the group began to fall apart on the climbs. Ten riders stayed clear, while a group of 20 containing most of the top contenders formed behind. The final remnants of the break were only caught just before the base of the climb, with a group of 32 together at the base.

Piccoli came off the wheel of team mate Adam Roberge in the first 500 metres of the opening steep section of the climb to set a tempo that quickly splintered the bunch. Kyle Murphy (Rally UHC) tried to follow Piccoli, while a chase group containing Magner, Zukowsky and his team mates Serghei Tvetcov and Keegan Swirbul formed behind.

Piccoli continued to set a pace that no one could follow, with Murphy sitting second and the three Floyd's riders dropping the Yellow Jersey. In the final 1500 metres before the summit, Swirbul left his team mates and began chasing Piccoli down, catching and dropping Murphy but falling nine seconds short of Piccoli at the line.

"That was the planning coming into the race today," said Piccoli, referring to his attack of the climb. "The guys did all they could to keep it together at the foot of the climb, because we knew that was my best chance of winning the stage and taking some time on GC. It was really aggressive all day, but the boys did an unbelievable job of rolling it back together. So, it was really nice to be able to do it for them."

Zukowsky finished sixth, 50 seconds back, with Magner tenth, and 1:30. Zukowsky moved into the lead with a 33 second advantage over Piccoli, while Magner fell to third at 36 seconds and Swirbul moved up to fourth at 42 seconds.

"I was able to manage the gap at the end," said Zukowsky. "James was super strong today, so I'm really happy to come away with the Jersey. The team was really strong today, with three finishing in the top six, so we still have a bunch of cards to play for the rest of the race. It's looking good so far."

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1James Piccoli (Can) Canada4:15:00 
2Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling0:00:09 
3Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:00:23 
4Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's Pro Cycling0:00:29 
5Adam Roberge (Can) Canada0:00:32 
6Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling0:00:50 
7Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb0:01:01 
8Matthew Zimmer (USA) VeloSelect0:01:12 
9Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:01:13 
10Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:01:30 
11Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:01:37 
12Barry Miller (USA) VeloSelect0:01:41 
13Eduardo Corte Cordero (Mex) Canel's-Specialized0:02:04 
14Dylan Mckenna (Aus) Xspeed United Continental0:02:13 
15Pablo Andrés Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized0:02:19 
16Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:02:27 
17Miguel Luis Álvarez Ayala (Mex) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:02:33 
18Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized0:03:00 
19Bernat Font Mas (Spa) 303 Project0:03:12 
20Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
21Charles-Etienne Chretien (Can) Canada0:03:25 
22Gregory Daniel (USA) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:04:09 
23Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team  
24Yordan Andreev (Bul) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:04:41 
25Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:05:08 
26Boris Carene (Fra) VeloSelect0:05:20 
27Laurent Gervais (Can) Canada0:05:39 
28Ryan Roth (Can) Xspeed United Continental0:06:18 
29Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project  
30Jordan Cheyne (Can) Team B.C.  
31Alexandre Latil (Fra) VeloSelect0:06:26 
32Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:06:43 
33Alexander Amiri (Can) Team B.C.0:09:00 
34Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:11:08 
35Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling  
36Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project  
37Robin Plamondon (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling0:11:41 
38Seth Jones (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:12:48 
39Taylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:13:45 
40Miguel Bryon (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
41Derek Gee (Can) Canada0:15:32 
42William Elliott (Can) Xspeed United Continental  
43Abner González Rivera (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:15:39 
44Alexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling0:15:56 
45Matteo Dal-cin (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:16:14 
46Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Floyd's pro Cycling  
47Sean Gardner (USA) Probaclac / Devinci0:17:48 
48Jackson Bocksnick (Can) Team B.C.0:18:13 
49Michael Foley (Can) Canada0:18:24 
50Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:18:44 
51Ethan Pauly (Can) Team B.C.0:20:00 
52Francis Izquierdo Bernier (Can) Probaclac / Devinci0:25:01 
53Clément Maertens (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle  
54Jacob Lacroix (Can) Ride With Rendall0:26:12 
55Parker Kyzer (USA) Team Skyline  
56Chris Macleod (Can) Team B.C.  
57Lucas Dauge (Fra) Novo Nordisk Development Team  
58Curtis White (USA) VeloSelect  
59Connor Toppings (Can) Probaclac / Devinci  
60Adam De Vos (Can) Rally UHC Cycling  
61Emile Farrell-dessureault (Can) Ride With Rendall  
62Jasper Albrecht (Aus) Xspeed United Continental  
63Elvys Reyes (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct  
64Reid Mcclure (Can) Novo Nordisk Development Team  
65Loïc Trouillot (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle  
66Lukas Conly (Can) Ride With Rendall  
67Bruno Langlois (Can) Brunei Continental Cycling Team  
68Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
69Antoine Leplingard (Fra) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:26:33 
70Jure Rupnik (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team  
71Olivier Peloquin (Can) Probaclac/Devinci0:27:27 
72James Jobber (GBr) Brunei Continental Cycling Team0:27:39 
73Mitchell Ketler (Can) Probaclac / Devinci0:28:12 
74Jordan Schmidt (Aus) Xspeed United Continental0:28:18 
75James Mc Kay (GBr) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:28:26 
76Gerd De Keijzer (Ned) Novo Nordisk Development Team0:29:50 
77Adam Jamieson (Can) Canada  
78Max Rubarth (Can) Ride With Rendall  
79Joshua Kropf (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team  
80William Goodfellow (Can) VeloSelect  
81Ignacio Prado Juarez (Mex) Canel's-Specialized  
82Felix Boutin (Can) Probaclac / Devinci0:30:32 
83Travis Samuel (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:30:36 
84Arnaud Andre (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:31:16 
85Hamish Beadle (NZl) Novo Nordisk Development Team0:32:19 
86Juan Pablo Gonzalez Aguilera (Spa) Novo Nordisk Development Team  
87Christopher Winn (Aus) 303 Project  
88Stephen Hyde (USA) VeloSelect  
89Dmitriy Ponkratov (Uzb) Novo Nordisk Development Team  
90Rolando Gonzalez Fernandez (CRc) 303 Project  
91Adam Carr (USA) Team Skyline0:34:05 
92Stéphen Boterel (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:36:29 
93Johann Van Zyl (RSA) 303 Project0:37:07 
94Francisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized0:41:33 
95Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized0:42:26 
96Connor Sens (Aus) Xspeed United Continental0:50:08 
97Logan Lakota Phippen (USA) Novo Nordisk Development Team0:56:49 
DNFJohn Willcox (Can) Ride With Rendall  
DNFJustin Purificati (Can) Ride With Rendall  
DNFJake Silverberg (USA) 303 Project  
DNFBaili Guidi (Can) Team B.C.  
DNFRolly Weaver (USA) Brunei Continental Cycling Team  
DNFAndrew Scott (USA) Team Skyline  
DNFJustin Mcquerry (USA) Team Skyline  
General Classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling8:30:58 
2James Piccoli (Can) Canada0:00:33 
3Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:00:36 
4Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's pro Cycling0:00:42 
5Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:00:47 
6Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:00:56 
7Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's pro Cycling0:01:02 
8Adam Roberge (Can) Canada0:01:05 
9Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb0:01:34 
10Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:01:44 
11Matthew Zimmer (USA) VeloSelect0:01:45 
12Barry Miller (USA) VeloSelect0:02:14 
13Eduardo Corte Cordero (Mex) Canel's-Specialized0:02:37 
14Dylan Mckenna (Aus) Xspeed United Continental0:02:46 
15Pablo Andrés Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized0:02:52 
16Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:02:58 
17Miguel Luis Álvarez Ayala (Mex) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:03:06 
18Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized0:03:33 
19Bernat Font Mas (Spa) 303 Project0:03:45 
20Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
21Charles-Etienne Chretien (Can) Canada0:03:58 
22Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:04:42 
23Yordan Andreev (Bul) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:05:14 
24Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:05:38 
25Boris Carene (Fra) VeloSelect0:05:53 
26Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project0:06:51 
27Ryan Roth (Can) Xspeed United Continental  
28Jordan Cheyne (Can) Team B.C.  
29Alexandre Latil (Fra) VeloSelect0:06:59 
30Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:07:13 
31Alexander Amiri (Can) Team B.C.0:09:33 
32Laurent Gervais (Can) Canada0:09:37 
33Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:11:39 
34Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling0:11:41 
35Robin Plamondon (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling0:12:14 
36Seth Jones (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:13:21 
37Abner González Rivera (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:16:12 
38Alexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling0:16:29 
39Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Floyd's pro Cycling0:16:47 
40Sean Gardner (USA) Probaclac / Devinci0:18:21 
41Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:19:16 
42William Elliott (Can) Xspeed United Continental0:19:19 
43Derek Gee (Can) Canada0:19:33 
44Ethan Pauly (Can) Team B.C.0:20:33 
45Matteo Dal-cin (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:22:19 
46Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project0:22:23 
47Miguel Bryon (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:25:00 
48Taylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
49Clément Maertens (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:25:34 
50Bruno Langlois (Can) Brunei Continental Cycling Team0:25:39 
51Adam De Vos (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:26:43 
52Jasper Albrecht (Aus) Xspeed United Continental0:26:45 
53Parker Kyzer (USA) Team Skyline  
54Loïc Trouillot (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle  
55Emile Farrell-dessureault (Can) Ride With Rendall  
56Lucas Dauge (Fra) Novo Nordisk Development Team  
57Curtis White (USA) VeloSelect  
58Gregory Daniel (USA) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:26:47 
59Elvys Reyes (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:27:03 
60Antoine Leplingard (Fra) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:27:06 
61Mitchell Ketler (Can) Probaclac / Devinci0:28:45 
62Jordan Schmidt (Aus) Xspeed United Continental0:28:51 
63James Mc Kay (GBr) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:28:59 
64Jackson Bocksnick (Can) Team B.C.0:29:28 
65Ignacio Prado Juarez (Mex) Canel's-Specialized0:29:29 
66Michael Foley (Can) Canada0:29:39 
67Adam Jamieson (Can) Canada0:29:44 
68Max Rubarth (Can) Ride With Rendall0:30:23 
69Gerd De Keijzer (Ned) Novo Nordisk Development Team  
70Felix Boutin (Can) Probaclac / Devinci0:31:05 
71Travis Samuel (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:31:09 
72Olivier Peloquin (Can) Probaclac/Devinci0:31:25 
73Christopher Winn (Aus) 303 Project0:32:52 
74Stephen Hyde (USA) VeloSelect  
75Rolando Gonzalez Fernandez (CRc) 303 Project  
76Hamish Beadle (NZl) Novo Nordisk Development Team0:33:20 
77Francis Izquierdo Bernier (Can) Probaclac / Devinci0:36:16 
78Stéphen Boterel (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:37:02 
79Jacob Lacroix (Can) Ride With Rendall0:37:27 
80Reid Mcclure (Can) Novo Nordisk Development Team  
81Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
82Jure Rupnik (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:37:48 
83James Jobber (GBr) Brunei Continental Cycling Team0:38:26 
84Francisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized0:42:06 
85Arnaud Andre (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:42:31 
86Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized0:42:59 
87Chris Macleod (Can) Team B.C.0:44:13 
88Connor Toppings (Can) Probaclac / Devinci  
89Adam Carr (USA) Team Skyline0:45:20 
90Johann Van Zyl (RSA) 303 Project0:48:22 
91William Goodfellow (Can) VeloSelect0:51:47 
92Joshua Kropf (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:52:08 
93Lukas Conly (Can) Ride With Rendall0:52:58 
94Juan Pablo Gonzalez Aguilera (Spa) Novo Nordisk Development Team0:54:17 
95Dmitriy Ponkratov (Uzb) Novo Nordisk Development Team0:59:05 
96Connor Sens (Aus) Xspeed United Continental1:01:23 
97Logan Lakota Phippen (USA) Novo Nordisk Development Team1:23:35 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ignacio Prado Juarez (Mex) Canel's-Specialized25 pts
2Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling24 
3Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling21 
4Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc20 
5Bruno Langlois (Can) Brunei Continental Cycling Team16 
6James Piccoli (Can) Canada15 
7Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling15 
8Adam Jamieson (Can) Canada15 
9Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's pro Cycling14 
10Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling13 
11Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's pro Cycling12 
12Matthew Zimmer (USA) VeloSelect12 
13Adam Roberge (Can) Canada11 
14Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb9 
15Adam De Vos (Can) Rally UHC Cycling9 
16Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct8 
17Max Rubarth (Can) Ride With Rendall7 
18Francisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized5 
19Barry Miller (USA) VeloSelect4 
20Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling3 
21Eduardo Corte Cordero (Mex) Canel's-Specialized3 
22Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc3 
23Antoine Leplingard (Fra) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team3 
24Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling2 
25Dylan Mckenna (Aus) Xspeed United Continental2 
26Gerd De Keijzer (Ned) Novo Nordisk Development Team2 
27Pablo Andrés Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized1 
28Jasper Albrecht (Aus) Xspeed United Continental1 
29Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team1 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized36 pts
2Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's pro Cycling26 
3Adam Jamieson (Can) Canada21 
4James Piccoli (Can) Canada20 
5Barry Miller (USA) VeloSelect16 
6Bruno Langlois (Can) Brunei Continental Cycling Team15 
7Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling14 
8Adam Roberge (Can) Canada11 
9Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's pro Cycling11 
10Stéphen Boterel (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle10 
11Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling10 
12Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb8 
13Ignacio Prado Juarez (Mex) Canel's-Specialized8 
14William Goodfellow (Can) VeloSelect8 
15Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling7 
16Taylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc7 
17Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project6 
18Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling5 
19Derek Gee (Can) Canada5 
20Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling5 
21Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc5 
22Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling4 
23Eduardo Corte Cordero (Mex) Canel's-Specialized4 
24Alexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling4 
25Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling4 
26Alexander Amiri (Can) Team B.C.3 
27Matthew Zimmer (USA) VeloSelect3 
28Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team2 
29Jordan Cheyne (Can) Team B.C.2 
30James Mc Kay (GBr) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle2 
31Pablo Andrés Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized1 
32Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc1 
33Matteo Dal-cin (Can) Rally UHC Cycling1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Floyd's pro Cycling25:34:44 
2Rally UHC Cycling0:01:34 
3Canada0:03:12 
4Canel's-Specialized0:06:32 
5Veloselect Racing Team0:08:02 
6Arapahoe-Hincapie p/b Bmc0:10:04 
7Team b.C.0:16:08 
8303 Project Cycling Team0:20:27 
9X-speed United0:23:52 
10Dcbank pro Cycling Team0:26:51 
11Inteja Imca-Ridea0:29:09 
12Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:55:43 
13Probaclac/Devinci1:08:50 
14Team Novo Nordisk Development Team1:22:31 
15Ride With Rendall p/b Bemme1:29:07 

 

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