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Tour de l'Ain 2009

Date range:
August 9-12, 2009

August 11, Stage 3b: St-Genis-Pouilly - St-Genis-Pouilly 8.8km

Vinokourov returns to winning in l'Ain TT

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Cycling News
Published:
August 11, 2009, 18:47 BST,
Updated:
August 11, 2009, 23:06 BST

Horner moves into overall lead

Chris Horner heads to the podium after taking the overall lead.

Chris Horner heads to the podium after taking the overall lead.

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Alexander Vinokourov scored his first race win since returning from a two-year doping ban on Tuesday at the Tour de l'Ain. Riding for the Kazakh national team, Vinokourov won the 8.8km time trial in St. Genis-Pouilly over Dutch rider Michiel Elijzen (Silence-Lotto).

Vinokourov returned to competition for the first time this week after serving the ban for blood doping at the 2007 Tour de France. The rider had been unable to come to an agreement with his former team, Astana, with whom he still has a contract, and was racing for his national team.

The time trial was the second of two half stages on Tuesday. In the morning's mountainous 103km stage finishing atop Mont Jura, Vinokourov finished well off the pace of the leading group, losing 3:45.

American Chris Horner, who finished second on the morning's stage, assumed the race lead following the afternoon time trial. He finished third in the test, 13 seconds behind Vinokourov.

The morning's leader Ludovic Turpin (AG2R) lost 24 seconds to Horner, who now leads the Frenchman by 19 seconds.

Horner is now poised to take his first European stage race victory.

The afternoon time trial was only 8.8 kilometres in length - too short to gain large amounts of time, but Horner was happy to finish with a 19 second lead over Turpin.

"I was hoping to get at least 15 seconds so I could have a buffer against anyone getting the 10 second time bonus on the last stage, so I can't ask for too much more."
 

Full Results
1 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:09:50  
2 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto 0:00:10  
3 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana 0:00:13  
4 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:21  
5 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental 0:00:22  
6 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:26  
7 Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93    
8 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:27  
9 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:28  
10 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:29  
11 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
12 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93 0:00:30  
13 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
14 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
15 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:31  
16 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:32  
17 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:35  
18 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:36  
19 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
20 Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:00:38  
21 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:39  
22 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93    
23 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:42  
24 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
25 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
26 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:43  
27 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
28 Arthur Vichot (Fra) France 0:00:44  
29 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
30 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano 0:00:46  
31 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana 0:00:47  
32 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental    
33 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel    
34 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
35 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
36 Dimitriv Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:00:48  
37 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano 0:00:49  
38 Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:51  
39 Thibault Pinot (Fra) France    
40 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:52  
41 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
42 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
43 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93    
44 Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
45 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:53  
47 Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 0:00:54  
48 Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
49 Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:00:55  
50 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:56  
51 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France 0:00:57  
52 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
53 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
54 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana 0:00:58  
55 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
56 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto    
57 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
58 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:59  
59 Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
60 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
61 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
62 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:01:00  
63 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel    
64 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:01  
65 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:02  
66 Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
67 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:01:03  
68 Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:01:04  
69 Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:01:05  
70 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
71 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France 0:01:06  
72 Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
73 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana    
74 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:01:08  
75 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
76 Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
77 Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93 0:01:09  
78 Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:01:10  
79 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
80 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:01:11  
81 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
82 Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:01:12  
83 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:13  
84 Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux 0:01:16  
85 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
86 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:17  
87 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
88 Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93 0:01:19  
89 Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
90 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:01:20  
91 Faber Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 0:01:21  
92 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step    
93 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana 0:01:22  
94 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:27  
95 Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:01:28  
96 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel    
97 Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 0:01:29  
98 Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:01:30  
99 Yoann Bagot (Fra) France 0:01:38  
100 Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:01:39  
101 Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
102 Jean-Marie Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:01:44  
103 Romain Hardy (Fra) France    
104 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:01:55  
105 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:02:12  
Points
1 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 15 pts
2 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto 12  
3 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana 10  
4 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 8  
5 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental 6  
6 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 5  
7 Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93 4  
8 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 3  
9 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 2  
10 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1  
Teams
1 Agritubel 30:56:00  
2 Cofidis Le Crédit En Ligne 0:07:00  
3 Auber 93 0:11:00  
4 Astana    
5 Quick Step 0:14:00  
6 Silence-Lotto 0:25:00  
7 Equipe Du Kazakhstan 0:27:00  
8 BMC Racing Team 0:40:00  
9 Francaise Des Jeux    
10 Rabobank 0:41:00  
11 AG2R La Mondiale 0:44:00  
12 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:47:00  
13 Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 1:00:00  
14 Equipe De France 1:07:00  
15 Caisse d'EEpargne 1:09:00  
16 Skil - Shimano    
17 Bretagne Schuller 1:29:00  
18 Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 1:51:00  
19 Roubaix Lille Métropole 2:17:00  
General classification after stage 3b
1 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana 9:25:57  
2 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:19  
3 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:20  
4 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:22  
5 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:32  
6 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:36  
7 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:48  
8 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:50  
9 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:58  
10 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:01:09  
11 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:01:32  
12 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:35  
13 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:37  
14 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:46  
15 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:53  
16 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:30  
17 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 0:02:47  
18 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana 0:02:54  
19 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:04  
20 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:24  
21 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France 0:03:28  
22 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:03:29  
23 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:33  
24 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:55  
25 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:03:56  
26 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:58  
27 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
28 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93 0:04:09  
29 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental 0:04:15  
30 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental 0:04:16  
31 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:04:17  
32 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:04:21  
33 Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:04:24  
34 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:25  
35 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana 0:04:27  
36 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:04:29  
37 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:30  
38 Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 0:04:32  
39 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:04:33  
40 Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
41 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France 0:04:36  
42 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:04:37  
43 Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93 0:04:39  
44 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:40  
45 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
46 Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:04:42  
47 Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux 0:04:45  
48 Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:04:49  
49 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana 0:04:51  
50 Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 0:04:58  
51 Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:05:08  
52 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:07:09  
53 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel 0:07:31  
54 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step 0:07:43  
55 Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93 0:08:02  
56 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93 0:08:05  
57 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step 0:08:06  
58 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:08:10  
59 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana 0:08:12  
60 Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:08:14  
61 Arthur Vichot (Fra) France 0:08:20  
62 Dimitriv Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:08:24  
63 Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:08:27  
64 Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:08:34  
65 Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:09:04  
66 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:09:08  
67 Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:09:13  
68 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:09:26  
69 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:10:25  
70 Thibault Pinot (Fra) France 0:10:53  
71 Romain Hardy (Fra) France 0:10:55  
72 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93 0:12:04  
73 Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 0:12:06  
74 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto 0:12:10  
75 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel 0:13:06  
76 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:15:35  
77 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
78 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:15:39  
79 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:15:42  
80 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:15:54  
81 Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:16:19  
82 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
83 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:16:23  
84 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana 0:16:37  
85 Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:16:40  
86 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:17:05  
87 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step 0:17:43  
88 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:17:46  
89 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:17:49  
90 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano 0:17:50  
91 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:18:18  
92 Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93 0:18:20  
93 Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:18:31  
94 Jean-Marie Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:18:45  
95 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto 0:18:49  
96 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:19:31  
97 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:19:36  
98 Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:19:59  
99 Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:20:36  
100 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:20:45  
101 Yoann Bagot (Fra) France 0:21:39  
102 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano 0:22:01  
103 Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:22:24  
104 Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:25:31  
105 Faber Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 0:30:34  
Points classification
1 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto 37 pts
2 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana 31  
3 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel 30  
4 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 28  
5 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 26  
6 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 25  
7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 25  
8 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 21  
9 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano 19  
40 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 18  
11 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 18  
12 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 17  
13 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 17  
14 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 16  
15 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano 14  
16 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 12  
17 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto 12  
18 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 11  
19 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
20 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
21 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 9  
22 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
23 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 9  
24 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 8  
25 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 8  
26 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 7  
27 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 7  
28 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental 7  
29 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental 6  
30 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 6  
31 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 6  
22 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 5  
33 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 5  
34 Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93 4  
35 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 4  
36 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
37 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3  
38 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux 2  
39 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 2  
22 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 1  
41 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
42 Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 1  
Young rider classification
1 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 9:26:19  
2 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 0:02:25  
3 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France 0:03:06  
4 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental 0:03:53  
5 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental 0:03:54  
6 Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:04:02  
7 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:08  
8 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:04:11  
9 Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
10 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France 0:04:14  
11 Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux 0:04:23  
12 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93 0:07:43  
13 Arthur Vichot (Fra) France 0:07:58  
14 Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:08:51  
15 Thibault Pinot (Fra) France 0:10:31  
16 Romain Hardy (Fra) France 0:10:33  
17 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93 0:11:42  
18 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:15:13  
19 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:16:01  
20 Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:19:37  
21 Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:20:14  
22 Yoann Bagot (Fra) France 0:21:17  
23 Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:22:02  
Teams classification
1 Cofidis Le Crédit En Ligne 28:18:48  
2 Agritubel 0:02:48  
3 AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:49  
4 Astana 0:06:06  
5 Francaise Des Jeux 0:07:37  
6 Bretagne Schuller 0:09:17  
7 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:10:18  
8 Rabobank 0:11:37  
9 Quick Step 0:12:37  
10 Caisse d'Epargne 0:12:42  
11 Roubaix Lille Métropole 0:13:13  
12 Equipe De France 0:14:47  
13 Auber 93 0:15:13  
14 Equipe Du Kazakhstan 0:15:29  
15 BMC Racing Team 0:19:15  
16 Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 0:20:30  
17 Silence-Lotto 0:27:01  
18 Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 0:27:10  
19 Skil - Shimano 0:32:48