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Tour de l'Avenir 2011

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September 4-11, 2011

September 07, Stage 3: Gérardmer - Porrentruy 166.5km

Hepburn takes second stage at Tour de l'Avenir

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Cycling News
Published:
September 07, 2011, 17:54 BST,
Updated:
September 08, 2011, 3:06 BST

Boily assumes leader's jersey

Michael Hepburn (Australia) crosses the finish line

Michael Hepburn (Australia) crosses the finish line

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Australia's Michael Hepburn claimed his second stage victory in four days, as his hot run of form continued on the mountainous Stage 3 of the Tour l'Avenir. The day was not so good for teammate Rohan Dennis who lost his overnight general classification lead after finishing 3:38 off the pace.

Hepburn's stage win moved him up the GC order from 15th to second, with Canada's David Boily 28 seconds ahead.

How it unfolded:

Any trepidation from Hepburn, "Time to test the laws of physics," he tweeted pre-race were lost over the course 166.5 kilometre stage, which was marked by five KOMs including the Cat. 1 Col de la Croix, two intermediate sprints and the last 50 kilometres in Switzerland.

The first two climbs, the Col de la Schlucht and the Grand Ballon at 1338 metres were dominated by Colombian Esteban Chaves, Spain's Garikoitz Bravo and Alexey Lutsenko of Kazakhstan who topped the points before Austrian Marco Haller shook things up besting the third climb of the day, the Col du Hundsrück.

As the race hit the flat, constant attacks split the peloton and crossing the border into Switzerland, seven riders went clear - Chaves, Christopher Juul-Jensen (Denmark), Mattia Cattaneo (Italy), Vegard Stake Laengen (Norway ), Jordi Simon (Spain), Boily and Hepburn. The Italian took the 15 points on offer on the Col de la Croix, followed by Juul-Jensen and Catteneo. Chaves claiming enough points on the stage to leapfrog Bravo in the mountains classification with three points the difference.

The uphill drag to the finish was won by Hepburn who sprinted clear of the breakaway group ahead of Simon and Juul-Jensen.

Full Results
1 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia 4:29:58  
2 Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain    
3 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark    
4 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway    
5 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy    
6 David Boily (Can) Canada    
7 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia    
8 Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain 0:00:54  
9 Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia    
10 Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:00:55  
11 Michael Rodriguez (Col) Colombia 0:00:57  
12 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 0:01:16  
13 Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium 0:01:18  
14 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark    
15 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
16 Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria    
17 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France    
18 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands    
19 Warren Barguil (Fra) France    
20 Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy    
21 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands 0:02:55  
22 Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland    
23 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Germany    
24 Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium    
25 Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark    
26 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Mixed Team    
27 Romain Bardet (Fra) France    
28 Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia    
29 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia    
30 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
31 Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Italy 0:03:07  
32 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria 0:03:38  
33 Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Mixed Team    
34 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland    
35 Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland    
36 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia    
37 Rob Squire (USA) United States of America    
38 Joseph Dombrowski (USA) United States of America    
39 Julio Alexis Camacho (Col) Colombia    
40 Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
41 Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland 0:04:20  
42 Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic    
43 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands    
44 Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark    
45 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Mixed Team    
46 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:05:34  
47 David Wöhrer (Aut) Austria    
48 Rudy Molard (Fra) France    
49 Hugo Houle (Can) Canada    
50 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States of America 0:07:28  
51 Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Norway    
52 Richard Lang (Aus) Australia 0:07:41  
53 Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Belgium 0:08:41  
54 Marco Haller (Aut) Austria    
55 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium 0:10:24  
56 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada    
57 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark    
58 Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark    
59 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Great Britain    
60 Aritz Orbe (Spa) Spain    
61 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands    
62 Etienne Tortelier (Fra) France    
63 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Spain    
64 Sven Erik Byström (Nor) Norway    
65 Börn Tore Hoem (Nor) Norway    
66 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain    
67 Houssam Nasri (Tun) Mixed Team    
68 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain    
69 Tim Declercq (Bel) Belgium    
70 Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland    
71 Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland    
72 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain    
73 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Australia    
74 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands    
75 Massimo Coledan (Ita) Italy    
76 Nils Plötner (Ger) Germany 0:10:31  
77 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Czech Republic 0:16:29  
78 Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic 0:16:31  
79 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy 0:18:46  
80 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Italy    
81 Josef Hosek (Cze) Czech Republic    
82 Victor Martin (Spa) Spain    
83 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands    
84 William Valencia (Col) Colombia    
85 Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France    
86 Lukas Smola (Cze) Czech Republic    
87 Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Norway    
88 Robert Bush (USA) United States of America    
89 Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic    
90 Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America    
91 Roman Dronin (Uzb) Mixed Team 0:21:55  
92 Arvin Moazemi (Iri) Mixed Team    
93 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium 0:23:31  
94 Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain    
95 Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria    
96 Michael Hümbert (Ger) Germany 0:24:49  
97 Omar Fraile (Spa) Spain    
98 Johan Fredrik Ziesler (Nor) Norway    
DNF Nathan Brown (USA) United States of America    
DNF Patrick Bercz (Ger) Germany    
DNF Julian Kern (Ger) Germany    
DNF Pierrick Naud (Can) Canada    
DNF Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada    
DNF Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia    
DNS Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canada    
DNS Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
Points
1 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia 30 pts
2 Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain 27  
3 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark 25  
4 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway 23  
5 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy 21  
6 David Boily (Can) Canada 19  
7 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia 17  
8 Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain 15  
9 Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia 13  
10 Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 11  
11 Michael Rodriguez (Col) Colombia 10  
12 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 9  
13 Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium 8  
14 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark 7  
15 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan 6  
16 Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria 5  
17 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France 4  
18 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands 3  
19 Warren Barguil (Fra) France 2  
20 Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy 1  
Sprint 1 - Boron
1 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands 3 pts
2 Marco Haller (Aut) Austria 2  
3 Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Norway 1  
Sprint 2 - Porrentruy
1 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan 3 pts
2 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark 2  
3 Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain 1  
Mountain 1 - Col de la Schlucht
1 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia 10 pts
2 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain 9  
3 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan 8  
4 Warren Barguil (Fra) France 7  
5 Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium 6  
6 Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark 5  
Mountain 2 - Le Grand Ballon
1 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia 10 pts
2 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain 9  
3 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan 8  
4 Warren Barguil (Fra) France 7  
5 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands 6  
6 Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy 5  
Mountain 3 - Col du Hundsrück
1 Marco Haller (Aut) Austria 10 pts
2 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands 9  
3 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain 8  
4 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia 7  
5 Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 6  
6 Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland 5  
Mountain 4 - Col des Rangiers
1 Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia 5 pts
2 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark 3  
3 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway 2  
4 Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria 1  
Mountain 5 - Col de la Croix
1 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy 15 pts
2 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark 13  
3 David Boily (Can) Canada 11  
4 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia 9  
5 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway 8  
6 Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain 7  
7 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia 6  
8 Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 5  
Teams
1 Colombia 13:31:45  
2 Denmark 0:02:22  
3 Italy 0:02:34  
4 Kazakhstan 0:03:17  
5 France 0:03:40  
6 Australia 0:04:42  
7 Netherlands 0:06:42  
8 Switzerland 0:08:20  
9 Austria 0:08:39  
10 Mixed Team 0:09:02  
11 Belgium 0:11:03  
12 Germany 0:12:51  
13 United States of America 0:12:53  
14 Canada 0:14:07  
15 Great Britain 0:15:01  
16 Norway 0:16:01  
17 Spain 0:18:57  
18 Czech Republic 0:35:29  
General classification after stage 3
1 David Boily (Can) Canada 12:41:13  
2 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia 0:00:28  
3 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark 0:00:34  
4 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway 0:00:38  
5 Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain 0:00:41  
6 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia 0:00:45  
7 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy 0:00:46  
8 Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain 0:01:21  
9 Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria 0:01:29  
10 Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia 0:01:31  
11 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands 0:01:34  
12 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark 0:01:42  
13 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France 0:01:43  
14 Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium 0:01:44  
15 Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy 0:01:49  
16 Michael Rodriguez (Col) Colombia 0:01:50  
17 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 0:01:51  
18 Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:01:58  
19 Warren Barguil (Fra) France 0:02:02  
20 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:02:22  
21 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia 0:03:14  
22 Romain Bardet (Fra) France 0:03:17  
23 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Mixed Team 0:03:23  
24 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:03:24  
25 Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia 0:03:29  
26 Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark 0:03:32  
27 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia 0:03:34  
28 Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium 0:03:37  
29 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Germany 0:03:39  
30 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands 0:03:52  
31 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria 0:04:10  
32 Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Mixed Team 0:04:11  
33 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland 0:04:24  
34 Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland 0:04:28  
35 Julio Alexis Camacho (Col) Colombia 0:04:35  
36 Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic 0:04:40  
37 Joseph Dombrowski (USA) United States of America 0:04:45  
38 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Mixed Team 0:04:58  
39 Rob Squire (USA) United States of America 0:05:00  
40 Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark 0:05:01  
41 Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland 0:05:10  
42 Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:05:21  
43 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands 0:05:26  
44 Hugo Houle (Can) Canada 0:05:54  
45 Rudy Molard (Fra) France 0:06:02  
46 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:06:14  
47 Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland 0:06:34  
48 Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Italy 0:06:57  
49 David Wöhrer (Aut) Austria 0:07:11  
50 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States of America 0:08:01  
51 Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Norway 0:08:55  
52 Marco Haller (Aut) Austria 0:09:14  
53 Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Belgium 0:09:37  
54 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands 0:10:35  
55 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain 0:10:51  
56 Börn Tore Hoem (Nor) Norway 0:10:56  
57 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark 0:11:01  
58 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain 0:11:02  
59 Tim Declercq (Bel) Belgium 0:11:05  
60 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain 0:11:08  
61 Massimo Coledan (Ita) Italy 0:11:10  
62 Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark 0:11:12  
63 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Spain 0:11:13  
64 Houssam Nasri (Tun) Mixed Team    
65 Sven Erik Byström (Nor) Norway 0:11:15  
66 Etienne Tortelier (Fra) France 0:11:17  
67 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Great Britain 0:11:24  
68 Aritz Orbe (Spa) Spain 0:12:07  
69 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands 0:13:10  
70 Richard Lang (Aus) Australia 0:13:48  
71 Nils Plötner (Ger) Germany 0:15:18  
72 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Czech Republic 0:17:18  
73 Robert Bush (USA) United States of America 0:19:19  
74 Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America 0:19:35  
75 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Italy 0:19:40  
76 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands    
77 Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France 0:19:43  
78 Lukas Smola (Cze) Czech Republic 0:20:12  
79 Victor Martin (Spa) Spain 0:20:17  
80 Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic 0:21:36  
81 Arvin Moazemi (Iri) Mixed Team 0:22:40  
82 Roman Dronin (Uzb) Mixed Team 0:22:52  
83 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium 0:24:09  
84 Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria 0:24:28  
85 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Australia 0:25:13  
86 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium 0:25:21  
87 Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland 0:25:53  
88 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada 0:26:05  
89 Omar Fraile (Spa) Spain 0:31:07  
90 Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland 0:31:20  
91 William Valencia (Col) Colombia 0:33:41  
92 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy 0:34:12  
93 Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic 0:34:17  
94 Josef Hosek (Cze) Czech Republic 0:38:07  
95 Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Norway 0:39:05  
96 Johan Fredrik Ziesler (Nor) Norway 0:39:29  
97 Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain 0:43:23  
98 Michael Hümbert (Ger) Germany 0:49:03  
Points classification
1 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands 57 pts
2 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands 45  
3 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia 42  
4 David Boily (Can) Canada 42  
5 Romain Bardet (Fra) France 40  
6 Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain 39  
7 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 39  
8 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia 31  
9 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia 29  
10 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands 26  
11 Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy 26  
12 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark 25  
13 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Italy 25  
14 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway 23  
15 Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria 22  
16 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy 21  
17 Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland 21  
18 Marco Haller (Aut) Austria 19  
19 Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain 19  
20 Tim Declercq (Bel) Belgium 19  
21 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain 17  
22 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia 15  
23 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark 14  
24 Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia 13  
25 Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 13  
26 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark 13  
27 Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria 12  
28 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands 11  
29 Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium 11  
30 Michael Rodriguez (Col) Colombia 10  
31 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Germany 10  
32 Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland 10  
33 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan 9  
34 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy 9  
35 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands 8  
36 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France 8  
37 Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland 8  
38 Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic 7  
39 Hugo Houle (Can) Canada 7  
40 Warren Barguil (Fra) France 6  
41 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands 4  
42 Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland 4  
43 Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain 3  
44 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain 2  
45 Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Norway 1  
46 Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark 1  
Mountains classification
1 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia 54 pts
2 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain 47  
3 Marco Haller (Aut) Austria 21  
4 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark 16  
5 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan 16  
6 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy 15  
7 Warren Barguil (Fra) France 15  
8 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands 14  
9 David Boily (Can) Canada 11  
10 Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 11  
11 Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium 11  
12 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway 10  
13 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands 9  
14 Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain 7  
15 Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia 6  
16 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia 6  
17 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands 6  
18 Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France 6  
19 Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy 5  
20 Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland 5  
21 Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark 5  
22 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands 5  
23 Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain 4  
24 Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria 1  
Teams classification
1 Colombia 38:07:31  
2 Denmark 0:01:56  
3 Italy 0:02:33  
4 Australia 0:02:45  
5 France 0:02:50  
6 Kazakhstan 0:02:51  
7 Netherlands 0:05:58  
8 Austria 0:07:54  
9 Mixed Team 0:08:40  
10 Switzerland 0:08:45  
11 Belgium 0:10:47  
12 United States of America 0:12:25  
13 Germany 0:12:36  
14 Great Britain 0:14:34  
15 Norway 0:15:48  
16 Spain 0:19:01  
17 Canada 0:27:11  
18 Czech Republic 0:35:40