Rhim grabs Tour de Beauce victory on final stage

Milan wins last stage from breakaway

Brendan Rhim (Arapahoe/Hincapie p/b BMC) claimed a scintillating overall victory in the Tour de Beauce, vaulting up from fourth to first in a stage that came down to the final kilometre after 644 kilometres of racing. Diego Milan (Inteja IMCA-Ridea) won the final stage ahead of Rhim  and Keegan Swirbul (Floyd's Pro Cycling) from a breakaway that gained enough time for Rhim to take the overall win ahead of James Piccoli (Team Canada), unseat Nickolas Zukowski (Floyd's Pro Cycling) who dropped to third.

Heading into the final stage, the riders at the top of the overall standings were separated by mere seconds, with Zukowsky leading Tyler Magner (Rally UHC) 0.97 seconds, followed by Zukowsky's teammate Serghei Tvetcov at six seconds, Rhim at ten seconds and defending champion James Piccoli (Team Canada) at 14 seconds.

The teams knew that anything could happen on the final stage through the host town of Saint-Georges: the 12 laps of the 10.2 kilometre urban circuit with a two kilometre-long climb, and twists and turns through residential streets has always been difficult for any team to control.

Rally UHC started the action by sending Pier-Andre Cote up the road on the second lap. He was joined by five other riders, including teammate Adam De Vos and Milan. Cote was 1:31 down on Zukowsky, and became the virtual leader of the race when the gap went over two minutes. Floyd's did not panic, setting a steady tempo to limit the damage.

As the dwindling bunch began to reel in the break, Milan stayed away and was joined by Rhim's teammate Ben Wolfe on the fourth to last time up the climb. Rhim then jumped across with a group containing Piccoli, Keegan Swirbul (Floyd's Pro Cycling) and Stage 4 winner Griffin Easter (303 Project) as the race began three laps to go.

Unfortunately for Rally UHC, Magner cracked, leaving them with Kyle Murphy as their best placed rider, 53 seconds down. The gap between the six leaders and the yellow jersey group was 30 seconds, putting Rhim and Piccoli ahead of Zukowsky, who was isolated and forced to lead the six-rider chase. On the last lap, the chasers managed to bring the gap down to 15 seconds at one point, but Piccoli and Wolfe worked to stretch their gap back to 30 seconds.

Milan took an uncontested stage win over Rhim, with Piccoli coming in fourth to move into second overall. Zukowsky finished seventh, 37 seconds back, to drop him to third in the final standings. In addition to Yellow, Rhim also took the points jersey, while Zukowsky won the best young rider jersey. Floyd's also won the team GC, and Oscar Sanchez (Canel's Specialized) won the climber's jersey.

"The team plan for the day, and the team plan for the week, was to wait for this stage," said Rhim. "Our team director [Thomas Craven] has always told us that the last day is when the race is won. So, the plan the whole week was wait, wait, wait, wait. The idea in the second half of the race was to get some of our strong guys - Ben being one of them - and bridge up to them; we had some good company with James [Piccoli] and we all worked really well together and were just able to hold off the chasers. This is definitely my biggest win ever; I've never won a big stage race like this - this is the longest and hardest stage race I've ever won."

Zukowsky, who wore the yellow jersey from Stage 2, said "to be fair, I think we raced pretty well today. My team was super strong and we took control of the race. It looked good until about two laps to go, when we missed James [Piccoli] and Rhim going up the road. I was still confident that we could bring it back with Serghei [Tvetcov], but I think we were short on a bit of gas. I gave it everything had today, and I can only be happy - at 21 years old I wasn't expecting this at all coming into the race. It was close, I had a good day, and third overall with the Best Young Rider jersey ... I'm still happy and had a great Tour de Beauce."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct3:07:57 
2Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
3Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's pro Cycling  
4James Piccoli (Can) Canada0:00:03 
5Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:00:32 
6Derek Gee (Can) Canada0:00:36 
7Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling0:00:37 
8Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
9Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling  
10Jordan Cheyne (Can) Team B.C.0:00:41 
11Miguel Luis Álvarez Ayala (Mex) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:00:58 
12Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's pro Cycling  
13Barry Miller (USA) VeloSelect  
14Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling  
15Ryan Roth (Can) Xspeed United Continental0:01:35 
16Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:01:38 
17Matthew Zimmer (USA) VeloSelect  
18Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb  
19Gregory Daniel (USA) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team  
20Charles-Etienne Chretien (Can) Canada  
21Boris Carene (Fra) VeloSelect0:02:48 
22Alexander Amiri (Can) Team B.C.0:04:02 
23Pablo Andrés Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized  
24Bernat Font Mas (Spa) 303 Project  
25Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:04:32 
26Miguel Bryon (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
27Laurent Gervais (Can) Canada0:05:19 
28Adam Roberge (Can) Canada  
29Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project0:06:58 
30Curtis White (USA) VeloSelect0:07:33 
31Elvys Reyes (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct  
32Abner González Rivera (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct  
33Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:09:28 
34Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized0:11:20 
35Christopher Winn (Aus) 303 Project0:13:47 
36Michael Foley (Can) Canada  
37Adam De Vos (Can) Rally UHC Cycling  
38Seth Jones (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
39Parker Kyzer (USA) Team Skyline  
40Mitchell Ketler (Can) Probaclac / Devinci  
41Jasper Albrecht (Aus) Xspeed United Continental  
42Clément Maertens (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle  
43Francis Izquierdo Bernier (Can) Probaclac / Devinci  
44Connor Toppings (Can) Probaclac / Devinci  
45Yordan Andreev (Bul) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle  
46Antoine Leplingard (Fra) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team  
47Lukas Conly (Can) Ride With Rendall  
48Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized  
49Ethan Pauly (Can) Team B.C.  
50Robin Plamondon (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling  
51Joshua Kropf (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:16:33 
52Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project  
53Emile Farrell-dessureault (Can) Ride With Rendall  
54Chris Macleod (Can) Team B.C.0:18:41 
55Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling  
DNFAdam Jamieson (Can) Canada  
DNFTaylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
DNFAndrew Dahlheim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
DNFMatteo Dal-cin (Can) Rally UHC Cycling  
DNFJonathan Clarke (Aus) Floyd's pro Cycling  
DNFAlexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling  
DNFEmile Jean (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling  
DNFMax Rubarth (Can) Ride With Rendall  
DNFJacob Lacroix (Can) Ride With Rendall  
DNFJohann Van Zyl (RSA) 303 Project  
DNFRolando Gonzalez Fernandez (CRc) 303 Project  
DNFLucas Dauge (Fra) Novo Nordisk Development Team  
DNFGerd De Keijzer (Ned) Novo Nordisk Development Team  
DNFReid Mcclure (Can) Novo Nordisk Development Team  
DNFOlivier Peloquin (Can) Probaclac/Devinci  
DNFFelix Boutin (Can) Probaclac / Devinci  
DNFJackson Bocksnick (Can) Team B.C.  
DNFFrancisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized  
DNFIgnacio Prado Juarez (Mex) Canel's-Specialized  
DNFEduardo Corte Cordero (Mex) Canel's-Specialized  
DNFStéphen Boterel (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle  
DNFJames Mc Kay (GBr) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle  
DNFLoïc Trouillot (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle  
DNFJure Rupnik (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team  
DNFTravis Samuel (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team  
DNFJean-Denis Thibault (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team  
DNFDylan Mckenna (Aus) Xspeed United Continental  
DNFWilliam Elliott (Can) Xspeed United Continental  
DNFJordan Schmidt (Aus) Xspeed United Continental  
DNFAlexandre Latil (Fra) VeloSelect  
DNFStephen Hyde (USA) VeloSelect  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct18 pts
2Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc17 
3James Piccoli (Can) Canada14 
4Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's pro Cycling13 
5Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling11 
6Derek Gee (Can) Canada10 
7Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling9 
8Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc8 
9Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling7 
10Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling6 
11Jordan Cheyne (Can) Team B.C.6 
12Miguel Luis Álvarez Ayala (Mex) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct5 
13Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's pro Cycling4 
14Barry Miller (USA) VeloSelect3 
15Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team3 
16Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling2 
17Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project1 
18Ryan Roth (Can) Xspeed United Continental1 
Mountains
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized55 pts
2Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling17 
3Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct16 
4Adam De Vos (Can) Rally UHC Cycling13 
5Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc5 
6James Piccoli (Can) Canada24 
7Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team3 
8Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project3 
9Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's pro Cycling33 
10Barry Miller (USA) VeloSelect16 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Derek Gee (Can) Canada3:08:33 
2Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling0:00:01 
3Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:01:02 
4Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb  
5Charles-Etienne Chretien (Can) Canada  
6Laurent Gervais (Can) Canada0:04:43 
7Adam Roberge (Can) Canada  
8Abner González Rivera (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:06:57 
9Michael Foley (Can) Canada0:13:11 
10Seth Jones (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
11Mitchell Ketler (Can) Probaclac / Devinci  
12Jasper Albrecht (Aus) Xspeed United Continental  
13Francis Izquierdo Bernier (Can) Probaclac / Devinci  
14Lukas Conly (Can) Ride With Rendall  
15Ethan Pauly (Can) Team B.C.  
16Robin Plamondon (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling  
17Emile Farrell-dessureault (Can) Ride With Rendall0:15:57 
18Chris Macleod (Can) Team B.C.0:18:05 
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc15:27:51 
2James Piccoli (Can) Canada0:00:14 
3Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling0:00:36 
4Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's pro Cycling0:00:57 
5Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's pro Cycling0:01:03 
6Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:01:24 
7Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:03:02 
8Matthew Zimmer (USA) VeloSelect0:03:32 
9Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:03:37 
10Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb0:03:40 
11Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:04:18 
12Barry Miller (USA) VeloSelect0:04:59 
13Adam Roberge (Can) Canada0:06:00 
14Charles-Etienne Chretien (Can) Canada0:06:16 
15Miguel Luis Álvarez Ayala (Mex) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:06:32 
16Jordan Cheyne (Can) Team B.C.0:07:32 
17Pablo Andrés Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized0:09:17 
18Bernat Font Mas (Spa) 303 Project0:09:59 
19Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:10:11 
20Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project0:12:14 
21Boris Carene (Fra) VeloSelect0:12:31 
22Ryan Roth (Can) Xspeed United Continental0:15:15 
23Laurent Gervais (Can) Canada0:16:09 
24Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:16:23 
25Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized0:16:27 
26Alexander Amiri (Can) Team B.C.0:16:43 
27Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling0:18:40 
28Derek Gee (Can) Canada0:21:10 
29Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:22:50 
30Yordan Andreev (Bul) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:24:20 
31Abner González Rivera (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:27:50 
32Gregory Daniel (USA) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:30:43 
33Seth Jones (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc  
34Robin Plamondon (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling0:32:06 
35Miguel Bryon (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:33:51 
36Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:34:07 
37Curtis White (USA) VeloSelect0:37:45 
38Elvys Reyes (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:41:03 
39Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project0:43:46 
40Clément Maertens (Fra) Asptt Nancy Meurthe et Moselle0:43:59 
41Adam De Vos (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:44:12 
42Parker Kyzer (USA) Team Skyline0:44:40 
43Ethan Pauly (Can) Team B.C.0:44:41 
44Jasper Albrecht (Aus) Xspeed United Continental0:45:21 
45Mitchell Ketler (Can) Probaclac / Devinci0:46:36 
46Emile Farrell-dessureault (Can) Ride With Rendall0:47:00 
47Michael Foley (Can) Canada0:48:13 
48Antoine Leplingard (Fra) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team0:50:13 
49Christopher Winn (Aus) 303 Project0:56:08 
50Francis Izquierdo Bernier (Can) Probaclac / Devinci0:56:12 
51Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized1:01:26 
52Chris Macleod (Can) Team B.C.1:07:09 
53Connor Toppings (Can) Probaclac / Devinci1:09:49 
54Lukas Conly (Can) Ride With Rendall1:14:16 
55Joshua Kropf (Can) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team1:19:11 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc72 pts
2Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling56 
3Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling51 
4Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling47 
5James Piccoli (Can) Canada46 
6Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's pro Cycling44 
7Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct42 
8Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's pro Cycling39 
9Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling32 
10Jordan Cheyne (Can) Team B.C.29 
11Adam Roberge (Can) Canada25 
12Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project23 
13Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc22 
14Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling18 
15Pablo Andrés Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized17 
16Matthew Zimmer (USA) VeloSelect16 
17Adam De Vos (Can) Rally UHC Cycling13 
18Abner González Rivera (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct12 
19Derek Gee (Can) Canada11 
20Miguel Bryon (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc10 
21Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb9 
22Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc8 
23Barry Miller (USA) VeloSelect7 
24Miguel Luis Álvarez Ayala (Mex) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct6 
25Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling5 
26Charles-Etienne Chretien (Can) Canada5 
27Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team4 
28Antoine Leplingard (Fra) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team4 
29Jasper Albrecht (Aus) Xspeed United Continental2 
30Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized2 
31Ryan Roth (Can) Xspeed United Continental1 
32Laurent Gervais (Can) Canada1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized55 pts
2Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's pro Cycling33 
3James Piccoli (Can) Canada24 
4Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling17 
5Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct16 
6Barry Miller (USA) VeloSelect16 
7Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling14 
8Adam De Vos (Can) Rally UHC Cycling13 
9Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's pro Cycling12 
10Adam Roberge (Can) Canada11 
11Pablo Andrés Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized11 
12Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling10 
13Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling10 
14Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling8 
15Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb8 
16Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc8 
17Alexander Amiri (Can) Team B.C.8 
18Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling6 
19Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project6 
20Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc5 
21Derek Gee (Can) Canada5 
22Marko Pavli_ (Slo) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team3 
23Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project3 
24Matthew Zimmer (USA) VeloSelect3 
25Jordan Cheyne (Can) Team B.C.2 
26Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc2 
27Antoine Leplingard (Fra) Dc Bank pro Cycling Team2 
Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling15:28:27 
2Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:02:26 
3Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb0:03:04 
4Adam Roberge (Can) Canada0:05:24 
5Charles-Etienne Chretien (Can) Canada0:05:40 
6Laurent Gervais (Can) Canada0:15:33 
7Derek Gee (Can) Canada0:20:34 
8Abner González Rivera (PuR) Inteja Imca-Ridea Dct0:27:14 
9Seth Jones (USA) Arapahoe | Hincapie Powered by Bmc0:30:07 
10Robin Plamondon (Can) Floyd's pro Cycling0:31:30 
11Ethan Pauly (Can) Team B.C.0:44:05 
12Jasper Albrecht (Aus) Xspeed United Continental0:44:45 
13Mitchell Ketler (Can) Probaclac / Devinci0:46:00 
14Emile Farrell-dessureault (Can) Ride With Rendall0:46:24 
15Michael Foley (Can) Canada0:47:37 
16Francis Izquierdo Bernier (Can) Probaclac / Devinci0:55:36 
17Chris Macleod (Can) Team B.C.1:06:33 
18Lukas Conly (Can) Ride With Rendall1:13:40 

 

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