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Tour Méditerranéen Cycliste Professionnel 2014

Date range:
February 13-16

February 15, Stage 3a: Lambesc - Saint Rémy de Provence 63km

Degenkolb strikes again at the Tour Méditerranéen

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
February 15, 2014, 10:06 GMT,
Updated:
February 15, 2014, 15:13 GMT

Giant-Shimano sprinter beats Hushovd and Colbrelli

John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) wins his third stage

John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) wins his third stage

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John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) continued to dominate the sprint finishes at the Tour Méditerranéen, winning his third consecutive stage of the race on Saturday morning.

The German beat Thor Hushovd (BMC) and ltaly's Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) in a sprint finish after a hectic 63km of racing between Lambesc and Saint Rémy de Provence in the south of France. Several attacks shaped the stage, including a late attempt by Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and others but Giant-Shimano protected and set-up Degenkolb, allowing him to produce his sprint finish.

Degenkolb retained his race leadership and so was set to start last in the hilly 18.2km afternoon time trial stage. He also gave the Giant-Shimano team its second hat trick of victories of the season after Marcel Kittel landed three consecutive victories at the Dubi Tour.

"Once again I have to thank my teammates for today. They have controlled the race for three days now and are still riding super strong. This afternoon I will see how I get on in the time trial, but it is more of a stage for Tobias [Ludvigsson] and he's riding really strong at the moment.

"Starting a season like this is a great way to thank everyone who supports us, the fans, sponsors, staff. Hopefully the wins will keep coming."

Following the stage directeur sportif Marc Reef revealed the tactics behind this latest hat trick.

"Another hat trick, what a way to start the season. The guys are just sticking to the plan and it's working out perfectly," he said in a press release from the team.

"Tom Peterson, Thierry Hupond and Johannes Fröhlinger did another great job on the front to control the bunch and set the rest of the guys up in a good position before the final climb with 40km to go. We expected the stage to break up a bit with the wind but it was mostly behind us so it was a fast day.

"At the end the guys set John up in a good position and he did a great sprint to finish it off. This afternoon Tobias and Warren Barguil are looking to do a strong time trial and we will make a plan for tomorrow after that."

Results

1 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 1:18:48  
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
3 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
4 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling    
5 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
6 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
7 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
8 Baptiste Plackaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
9 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar    
10 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha    
11 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia    
12 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
13 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
14 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
15 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr    
16 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Raleigh    
17 Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
18 Alo Jakin (Est) BigMat - Auber 93    
19 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling    
20 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
21 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
22 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
23 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
24 Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
25 Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Team Raleigh    
26 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale    
27 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
28 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
29 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
30 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano    
31 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
32 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
33 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
34 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
35 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
36 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
37 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
38 Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
39 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
40 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
41 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
42 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
43 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
44 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
45 Domingos André Maciel Gonçalves (Por) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
46 Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
47 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr    
48 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
49 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
50 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
51 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
52 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing    
53 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano    
54 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr    
55 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar    
56 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha    
57 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
58 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
59 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
60 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano    
61 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
62 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
63 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
64 Pierre Gouault (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
65 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia    
66 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
67 Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
68 Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
69 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
70 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
71 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
72 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha    
73 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
74 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
75 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano    
76 Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
77 Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
78 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
79 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia    
80 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha    
81 Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia    
82 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
83 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
84 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
85 Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
86 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr    
87 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling    
88 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
89 Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
90 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
91 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
92 Grégoire Tarride (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
93 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
94 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia    
95 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
96 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
97 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale    
98 Flavien Dassonville (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
99 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing    
100 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
101 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano    
102 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr    
103 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Team Katusha    
104 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing    
105 Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
106 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr    
107 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
108 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia    
109 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
110 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
111 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
112 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
113 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling    
114 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Androni Giocattoli    
115 Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh    
116 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
117 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
118 Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
119 Yanto Barker (GBr) Team Raleigh    
120 Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
121 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
122 Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:01:18  
123 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93 0:01:23  
124 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:01:30  
125 Donato De Ieso (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
126 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
127 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
128 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
129 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Raleigh 0:01:39  
130 Darwin Ferney Pantoja Tobar (Col) Colombia    
131 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling    
132 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling    
133 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
134 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
135 Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha    
136 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Team Raleigh 0:02:33  
137 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia    
138 Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
139 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
140 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
141 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
142 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano    
143 Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
144 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
145 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing    
146 Fernando Grijalba (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:05:10  
147 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:31  
148 Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:05:34  
149 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:06:12  
150 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 0:06:30  
151 Frédéric Brun (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93 0:07:08  
152 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
153 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
154 George Atkins (GBr) Team Raleigh    
155 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNS Joseph Perret (GBr) Team Raleigh    
DSQ Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
DSQ Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
DSQ Andrea Zordan (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
General classification after stage 3a
1 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 11:09:28  
2 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
3 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
4 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar    
5 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
6 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
7 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr    
8 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling    
9 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
10 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
11 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
12 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
13 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano    
14 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
15 Domingos André Maciel Gonçalves (Por) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
16 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
17 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling    
18 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
19 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr    
20 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
21 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
22 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling    
23 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
24 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano    
25 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano    
26 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
27 Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
28 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing    
29 Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Team Raleigh    
30 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha    
31 Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
32 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
33 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar    
34 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
35 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr    
36 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
37 Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
38 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha    
39 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia    
40 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
41 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia    
42 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano    
43 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
44 Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia    
45 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
46 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
47 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
48 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
49 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
50 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
51 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
52 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale    
53 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr    
54 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia    
55 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
56 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:32  
57 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr 0:01:05  
58 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:01:07  
59 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:01:30  
60 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:02:11  
61 Baptiste Plackaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
62 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
63 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale    
64 Alo Jakin (Est) BigMat - Auber 93    
65 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
66 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF    
67 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
68 Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
69 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
70 Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
71 Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
72 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
73 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
74 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha    
75 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
76 Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
77 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr    
78 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
79 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
80 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:02:28  
81 Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:02:52  
82 Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:03:29  
83 Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:03:43  
84 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 0:03:50  
85 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling    
86 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:03:58  
87 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
88 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing    
89 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
90 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
91 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:04:14  
92 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:04:28  
93 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:05:00  
94 Flavien Dassonville (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93 0:05:58  
95 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
96 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:06:31  
97 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia 0:06:45  
98 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 0:07:29  
99 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:07:45  
100 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
101 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Androni Giocattoli    
102 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:08:23  
103 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:08:56  
104 Pierre Gouault (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
105 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia    
106 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:09:24  
107 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:09:45  
108 Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13 0:09:56  
109 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:10:31  
110 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:11:24  
111 Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:11:35  
112 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:12:00  
113 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:12:40  
114 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Raleigh 0:12:43  
115 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
116 Yanto Barker (GBr) Team Raleigh    
117 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:12:46  
118 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:13:03  
119 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing    
120 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:13:39  
121 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:13:57  
122 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:14:26  
123 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93 0:14:39  
124 Grégoire Tarride (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13 0:14:42  
125 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13 0:14:56  
126 Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
127 Donato De Ieso (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:15:13  
128 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:15:25  
129 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
130 Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh    
131 Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
132 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 0:15:56  
133 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:17:39  
134 Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:17:49  
135 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:18:01  
136 Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
137 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:19:01  
138 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Team La Pomme Marseille 13 0:19:21  
139 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Team Katusha 0:19:24  
140 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:19:31  
141 Frédéric Brun (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93 0:20:11  
142 Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:20:19  
143 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Team Raleigh 0:20:34  
144 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:21:05  
145 Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93 0:21:34  
146 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia 0:21:57  
147 Fernando Grijalba (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:24:11  
148 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar 0:26:09  
149 George Atkins (GBr) Team Raleigh 0:27:32  
150 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:28:38  
151 Darwin Ferney Pantoja Tobar (Col) Colombia 0:28:54  
152 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:30:08  
153 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Team Raleigh 0:31:00  
154 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:31:11  
155 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:34:09