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USA Pro Challenge 2013

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August 19-25, 2013

August 22, Stage 4: Steamboat Springs - Beaver Creek 165.6km

Acevedo nets another big win in Beaver Creek

By:
Pat Malach
Published:
August 22, 2013, 20:36,
Updated:
August 23, 2013, 07:40

Van Garderen takes overall race lead

A triumphant Van Garderen (BMC) enjoys his yellow jersey

A triumphant Van Garderen (BMC) enjoys his yellow jersey

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 Tejay van Garderen (BMC) took control of the USA Pro Challenge during stage 4 Thursday and wrestled the overall lead from Garmin-Sharp's Lachlan Morton after forging an alliance with stage winner Janier Acevedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman) over the top of the penultimate climb.

Acevedo took his second stage in a major US race this year, while van Garderen seized yellow and leads his teammate Mathias Frank by four seconds in the general classification. Acevedo is third, 30 seconds back, while Garmin's Tom Danielson is fourth, 40 seconds down. Morton dropped to fifth, 1:17 back.

The situation for van Garderen is similar to 2011, when he wore yellow into the Vail time trial then lost his lead to Levi Leiphiemer and finished third overall. But van Garderen is a little older and wiser now.

"I'm confident going into tomorrow's time trial, but nothing's ever a given," he said. "I had a 35 second gap in 2011 going into that time trial, and I lost the 35 seconds and a further 11 seconds, so the thing I've learned is to not be too confident. I have to really pace myself tomorrow. I need to just keep my wits about me and try to manage the gap."

Acevedo and van Garderen hurtled themselves and their bikes down the tricky, wet descent off Bachelor Gulch, distancing Garmin's GC hopeful Danielson, who had crossed the summit of the pass with the leaders but fell off the pace as van Garderen and Acevedo took risks Danielson wasn't willing to copy.

"Those guys went really fast down that and I just couldn't go as fast," Danielson said. "They were just taking risks and sliding all over the yellow line and everything. I just couldn't do it."

With Danielson's teammate and race leader Morton even further behind, van Garderen was satisfied to give the stage win to Acevedo in order to earn his cooperation in opening up the lead. Acevedo delivered and was obviously very pleased with his stage win.

"I was feeling very good during the week," he said through a translator. "And I had a tremendous day today. I was feeling confident, and on the second-to-last climb when the guys started to go hard I knew I had the legs to win. I tried to go as fast as I could on the downhill, trying to take no risks on the corners, and then me and Tejay worked together to make it to the line."

How it happened

The 165.6km Queen stage from Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek started on some difficult terrain, not a big climb like Independence Pass on stage 2, but a lot of little climbs peppered throughout the first half of the stage. Riders faced three category 4 climbs, but the big one came on Bachelor Gulch at 11.7km to go, followed by an uphill finish into Beaver Creek Village.

The racing started in the first few kilometers with a high-profile attack from Tour de France champions Chris Froome (Sky) and Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Leopard), but with Schleck just 1:24 off the overall lead, the escapees were quickly reeled in.

Danny Pate (Sky) initiated another group of nine, but the breakaway reshuffled itself several times before the day's major move took shape about 20km into the stage. Joining Pate off the front in the new break were Saxo-Tinkoff's Timmy Duggan and Mick Rogers; Pate's teammate Kanstantsin Siutsou; Tony Gallopin (RadioShack); Larry Warbasse (BMC); Davide Villella (Cannondale); KOM leader Matt Cooke; and Jelly Belly's Serghei Tvetcov. Both Villella and Tvetcov made the break for the second day in a row.

Gallopin, who started the day just 41 seconds behind overall leader, quickly became the leader on the road as the move built a gap of nearly three minutes just 30km into the stage. Bissell Pro Cycling's Jason McCartney overcame several mechanicals and successfully bridged to the group after the first sprint line in Oak Creek, making it an escape of 10 off the front.

With Garmin setting tempo in the field, the gap hovered around four minutes until the break hit the slopes of the third KOM of the day. The gap dropped to 2:35 with about 60km remaining, prompting Siutsou to attack. The Sky rider brought Gallopin, Warbasse, Rogers and Villella with him, while the others dangled in no-man's land.

The gap almost immediately jumped back to more than four minutes, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Garmin-led peloton, and the field reeled in the escapees on the slopes of Bachelor Pass, which topped out about 11km from the finish.

With the GC battle ramping up to full bore and Garmin going ballistic on the lowers lopes, a select group of four formed that included Danielson, van Garderen, Acevedo and Frank.

"Garmin's goal was to make it hard up the climb, maybe to try and drop me," van Garderen said. "And they did a good job. They definitely whittled the field down to nothing. But I think they underestimated me and my team a little bit, because I still had Mathias up there, and I was able to sit pretty comfortably on the wheel."

Danielson repeatedly attacked the group, eventually dropping Frank near the top of the climb, but on the descent van Garderen and Acevedo slowly peeled away from Danielson, who was caught by Frank on the descent and had to settle for fourth on the day.

"As soon as the descent started and it was wet and tricky, Janier went into one corner pretty hot," van Garderen said. "Danielson looked like he was a little timid. So I thought, OK, let's go for it. Janier showed his skill on the descent, and we were able to get a good gap."

The gap held to the line, where both leaders earned their rewards, while Danielson's and his team's hard work on the Bachelor Gulch climb didn't pay off like they had hoped.

"Obviously I'm frustrated," Danielson said. "I'm strong, but tomorrow is the time trial and it looks like I've got some time to make up. [The descent] wasn't that bad, but there were a couple points that were slippery, and that's the best I could do."

Van Garderen said he could understand his rival's frustration, but any weakness a rider in the peloton has is going to be exploited.

"If you have the skill set that Janier and myself have on wet descents, then you have to take advantage of it," the race leader said. "Vincenzo Nibali has won or podiumed in Grand Tours based on his descending skills, so it's part of the game."

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman 4:09:08  
2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
3 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:13  
4 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:22  
5 Gregory Brenes Obando (CRc) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:01:07  
6 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:28  
7 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling    
8 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
9 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
10 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia    
11 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano    
12 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
13 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
14 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
15 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
16 Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:01:32  
17 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia 0:01:36  
18 Nathan Wilson (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:01:42  
19 Jesper Hansen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:47  
20 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:02:07  
21 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:02:09  
22 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
23 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:02:20  
24 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:02:52  
25 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
26 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard 0:03:19  
27 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
28 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk    
29 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:04:38  
30 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:04:40  
31 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:04:53  
32 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
33 Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia    
34 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia    
35 Luis Enrique Davila (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
36 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:05:08  
37 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:06:02  
38 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
39 Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:07:40  
40 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:09:13  
41 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
42 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
43 David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk 0:09:35  
44 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:09:43  
45 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk 0:09:51  
46 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack Leopard    
47 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia    
48 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
49 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia    
50 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling    
51 Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano    
52 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:10:28  
53 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:11:08  
54 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman    
55 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
56 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman    
57 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
58 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
59 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team    
60 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
61 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:12:26  
62 Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
63 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:13:36  
64 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
65 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp    
66 Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
67 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:14:25  
68 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:14:38  
69 Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
70 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
71 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team    
72 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk    
73 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
74 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
75 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
76 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
77 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
78 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
79 Ian Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
80 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
81 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
82 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman    
83 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team    
84 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
85 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team    
86 Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team    
87 Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
88 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
89 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano    
90 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
91 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
92 Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
93 Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling    
94 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
95 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
96 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
97 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:16:28  
98 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
99 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:17:57  
100 Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman    
101 Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
102 Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman    
103 Julio Alexis Camacho Bernal (Col) Colombia    
104 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk    
105 Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
106 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 0:18:55  
107 Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
108 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
109 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:20:27  
110 Xu Gang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:21:21  
111 Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:24:01  
112 Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk    
113 Michael Friedman (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:26:28  
HD Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk    
DNF Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
DNF Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling    
DNS Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
DNS Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
DNS Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
DNS Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling    
Sprint 1 - Oak Creek
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 5  pts
2 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 3  
3 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1  
KOM 1 - CR27
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 4  pts
2 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 3  
3 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
4 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1  
KOM 2 - CR131
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 4  pts
2 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 3  
3 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 2  
4 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 1  
KOM 3 - CR131
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 4  pts
2 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 3  
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
4 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 1  
KOM 4 - Bachelor Gulch
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 12  pts
2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 10  
3 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman 8  
4 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 7  
5 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 6  
6 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5  
7 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling 4  
8 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 3  
9 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 2  
10 Gregory Brenes Obando (CRc) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 1  
KOM 5 - Finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman 8  pts
2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 7  
3 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 6  
4 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 5  
5 Gregory Brenes Obando (CRc) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 3  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling 4:10:36  
2 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
3 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano    
4 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
5 Nathan Wilson (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:00:14  
6 Jesper Hansen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:19  
7 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:00:39  
8 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:52  
9 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:01:24  
10 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
11 Luis Enrique Davila (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:03:25  
12 Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:06:12  
13 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk 0:08:23  
14 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:09:40  
15 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:13:10  
16 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
17 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team    
18 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team    
19 Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team    
20 Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling    
21 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:15:00  
22 Julio Alexis Camacho Bernal (Col) Colombia 0:16:29  
23 Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk 0:22:33  
Team
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 BMC Racing Team 12:29:05  
2 Team Saxo -Tinkoff 0:03:43  
3 Bontrager Cycling Team 0:05:00  
4 Garmin-Sharp 0:05:02  
5 Colombia 0:06:16  
6 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:07:38  
7 Radioshack Leopard 0:12:19  
8 Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:13:41  
9 Cannondale 0:15:43  
10 Team Argos-Shimano 0:17:10  
11 Jelly Belly P/B Kenda 0:19:00  
12 Bissell Pro Cycling 0:20:31  
13 Jamis - Hagens Berman 0:20:35  
14 Team Novo Nordisk 0:21:04  
15 Sky Procycling 0:24:16  
16 Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:28:03  
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 15:44:59  
2 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:04  
3 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:00:30  
4 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:40  
5 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:01:17  
6 Gregory Brenes Obando (CRc) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:01:37  
7 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia 0:01:52  
8 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:58  
9 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
10 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
11 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:03  
12 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
13 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
14 Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:02:07  
15 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:02:14  
16 Nathan Wilson (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:02:35  
17 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk 0:03:54  
18 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:04:03  
19 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:04:05  
20 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:04:11  
21 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard 0:04:30  
22 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia 0:04:42  
23 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:05:28  
24 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:05:51  
25 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:06:16  
26 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:06:26  
27 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:08:02  
28 Jesper Hansen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:08:19  
29 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 0:09:43  
30 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:10:01  
31 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:10:27  
32 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:10:31  
33 Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia 0:11:00  
34 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:11:04  
35 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia 0:11:09  
36 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:11:38  
37 Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:12:03  
38 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:12:19  
39 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:13:22  
40 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 0:14:49  
41 Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:15:26  
42 Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:15:50  
43 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:16:28  
44 Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling 0:17:10  
45 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:17:14  
46 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 0:17:25  
47 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
48 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
49 Kirk Carlsen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:18:31  
50 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:18:33  
51 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:19:46  
52 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:19:51  
53 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk 0:20:38  
54 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:21:14  
55 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:22:44  
56 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:22:59  
57 Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:23:37  
58 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:24:23  
59 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia 0:24:39  
60 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:24:44  
61 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:25:25  
62 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:25:40  
63 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:25:41  
64 Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 0:25:48  
65 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:26:43  
66 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
67 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 0:27:05  
68 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:27:22  
69 Luis Enrique Davila (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:27:34  
70 David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk 0:28:42  
71 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:28:47  
72 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack Leopard 0:29:10  
73 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 0:30:24  
74 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:30:35  
75 Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
76 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:30:55  
77 Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:31:15  
78 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:32:45  
79 Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:32:53  
80 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia 0:33:52  
81 Michael Friedman (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:34:12  
82 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
83 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:34:16  
84 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
85 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
86 Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
87 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:34:52  
88 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:34:56  
89 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:35:34  
90 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:35:50  
91 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:35:51  
92 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 0:35:56  
93 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:35:58  
94 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
95 Julio Alexis Camacho Bernal (Col) Colombia 0:36:19  
96 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:36:44  
97 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:37:00  
98 Ian Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:38:39  
99 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
100 Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:39:17  
101 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:39:59  
102 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 0:40:15  
103 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 0:40:21  
104 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
105 Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:40:33  
106 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:40:34  
107 Xu Gang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:41:19  
108 Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:41:58  
109 Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:43:38  
110 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk 0:43:48  
111 Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:46:57  
112 Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk 0:48:42  
113 Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:52:44  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 40  pts
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 24  
3 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 15  
4 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 13  
5 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 12  
6 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 12  
7 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 10  
8 Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 10  
9 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 9  
10 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 8  
11 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 8  
12 Ian Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 8  
13 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 7  
14 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 6  
15 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 6  
16 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5  
17 Luis Enrique Davila (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 5  
18 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 5  
19 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 5  
20 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia 5  
21 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia 4  
22 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
23 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 4  
24 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 3  
25 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 3  
26 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 3  
27 Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 2  
28 Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 2  
29 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 1  
30 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 1  
31 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 1  
32 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1  
33 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 1  
34 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk -5  
KOM classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 46  pts
2 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 30  
3 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 25  
4 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 22  
5 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 20  
6 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 19  
7 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 18  
8 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman 16  
9 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling 14  
10 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 13  
11 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 13  
12 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 13  
13 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 12  
14 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 11  
15 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 9  
16 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 9  
17 Luis Enrique Davila (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 8  
18 Ian Burnett (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 7  
19 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 6  
20 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 5  
21 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard 5  
22 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5  
23 Gregory Brenes Obando (CRc) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 4  
24 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
25 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 4  
26 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 3  
27 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 3  
28 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 3  
29 Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 3  
30 Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 2  
31 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
32 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 1  
33 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 1  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 15:46:16  
2 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:46  
3 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:00:57  
4 Nathan Wilson (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:01:18  
5 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:02:46  
6 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:05:09  
7 Jesper Hansen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:07:02  
8 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:12:05  
9 Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:14:09  
10 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:15:11  
11 Ian Boswell (USA) Sky Procycling 0:15:53  
12 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 0:16:08  
13 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:18:29  
14 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk 0:19:21  
15 Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:22:20  
16 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:23:27  
17 Luis Enrique Davila (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda 0:26:17  
18 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:27:30  
19 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:34:41  
20 Julio Alexis Camacho Bernal (Col) Colombia 0:35:02  
21 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:35:43  
22 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team 0:39:17  
23 Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk 0:47:25  
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 BMC Racing Team 47:16:59  
2 Garmin-Sharp 0:05:23  
3 Bontrager Cycling Team 0:06:27  
4 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:09:56  
5 Team Saxo -Tinkoff 0:11:47  
6 Colombia 0:13:33  
7 Radioshack Leopard 0:13:46  
8 Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:15:13  
9 Cannondale 0:18:50  
10 Bissell Pro Cycling 0:29:06  
11 Jelly Belly P/B Kenda 0:29:13  
12 Jamis - Hagens Berman 0:33:33  
13 Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:37:34  
14 Sky Procycling 0:38:23  
15 Team Novo Nordisk 0:43:08  
16 Team Argos-Shimano 1:04:40  

 

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Sarcastic Wet Trout More than 1 year ago
Tom Danielson: Graduate of the Sir Bradley School of Descending.
kdayfranceusa More than 1 year ago
How are your descending skills in the rain Mr. Sarcasm?
Cristopher Lucas More than 1 year ago
c'mon...Danielson looked very timid on that descent...he's a Pro.
kdayfranceusa More than 1 year ago
Well written article. Nice job CN describing the tactical nuances of the race. BMC really did some great tactics out there today to end up 2 and 3 in the race and #1 and #2 in GC. It's unfortunate to see how Danielson was best on the climb, but lost it in the descent. These days more and more stages are being decided on descents it seems. Guys like Wiggins, Schleck and Danielson who show fear in the downhill are clearly at a disadvantage.
wheel chaser More than 1 year ago
Sadly promising young rider Thibaut Pinot would agree with you.
bikerbruce More than 1 year ago
Didn't Froome say he was riding in support of a teammate? How does he do that from the very back? 11 minutes down the other day and 19 minutes down today. And his best teammate is in 44th 17 minutes down. Are they that poor at executing? Or is it possible that Froome's "diplomacy" crosses that pesky line into outright lies? I'm glad he has his throngs of fans. But based on his comments and actions we have seen and heard, he is not honest.
chrishent More than 1 year ago
well their plan was originally to work for Joe Dombrowski, and even though he was in good position after 2 stages, he had to withdraw from the race. By then, Sky's GC options were pretty much done. Now Froome is probably gunning for the time trial win on Friday...
philjthommo More than 1 year ago
I am sick of people introducing facts into an otherwise very one sided comment. The aim of this forum is not to be held to account.
bikerbruce More than 1 year ago
Sorry, but you two are delusional on this subject. As for facts, check em today. Froome continues to soft pedal.
Rob Alan More than 1 year ago
Its pretty obvious that you have a problem with the guy for some reason. Whats the problem with what he is doing? He supports early in the race. Why should he bury himself for the whole stage at the front? Drombrowski was the GC rider for this race and unfortunately he had to withdraw so now Sky are left in a poor position. Froome has said he is here training, and that is what he appears to be doing. Get over it.
ridleyrider More than 1 year ago
It is pretty easy to see that Froome is here to train ahead of worlds. Altitude and race environment? Perfect. As long as he does not tax himself in this race too much, he should come out in fantastic form. Probably hang around for a week or so afterwards to get in a few more Km on some of the higher peaks.
bikerbruce More than 1 year ago
Hey Rob, So you picked up on the fact that I am not a big fan of Froome's. Froome has plenty of admirable qualities, and he can race like a mad man. But there are some aspects that override his good (for me). Thus, I choose to not appreciate the guy as a rider. We all have characters in cycling we love and those we love to hate. None of them really keep me up at night. So as far as "get over it", I quite enjoy the drama of good vs evil in addition to the racing; seems I'm not alone in that way.
Rob Alan More than 1 year ago
You have a weird mentality. There may be riders that I don't particularly like - but I dont bother myself flooding comment sections online with negative and unfounded stuff on them. I just watch the races and enjoy what I see. Why bother with cycling if you are just so negative about it?
bikerbruce More than 1 year ago
Rob, it appears that you consider "weird" to mean someone who doesn't see things as you do. There are throngs of people who "flood" public domains and media with "negative and unfounded stuff". These throngs include current and former pros, media, doctors, scientists, and general public of all backgrounds. It is wonderful that you derive enjoyment from what you see. People do things for their own reasons. Who are you to ask why someone does something?
azureskies More than 1 year ago
Froome is well payed to go through the motions in Colorado.
the vagabond More than 1 year ago
Tejay has a thing about bragging about his descending skills and calling out his opponents for their lack thereof - in 2011 there was a shower on the top of Independence Pass before the descent into Aspen and Leipheimer (without a jacket) got the shakes and fell off the pace on the descent while Hincapie and Tejay went on. Even as a newbie at that time he called out Leipheimer for being a weak descender and Levi humbly took the criticism and then went on and dusted him in the TT. I am praying to the Baby Jesus that the same thing happens this year.
Rossco8 More than 1 year ago
Does you prefer he is dusted by an admitted doper....or just anyone in general?
the vagabond More than 1 year ago
Just anyone in general - really not hung up about the doping issue.
wheel chaser More than 1 year ago
Most riders comment on what their perception is of another riders strengths and weaknesses. With all the talk about Tom being passed after going over the top would a no comment by TJ have suited you?
the vagabond More than 1 year ago
No, van Garderen just rubs me the wrong way, no big deal.
ridleyrider More than 1 year ago
Although he may make some comments that don't come out well, it is nice to see a little spunk back in the peloton. Bring back the Badger. All this political correctness and "golly gee" pre-programmed interviews are tiring. Call a few folks out. Open your mouth now and then. Raise the stakes ahead of the game.