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Lapthorne takes comeback victory

Darren Lapthorne (Rapha Condor) has claimed his first victory since returning to the sport at Canada's Tour de Beauce, resisting attempts by a surging peloton to recapture him. The Australian rider lifted the pace with two kilometres remaining and held a mere one hundred metre gap to the finish line.

The Victorian broke away 31.5 kilometres into the 161 kilometre stage, which was made all the more challenging by fog and damp conditions. Peter Stetina (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) was allowed off the front of the peloton with Lapthorne as he attacked.

The two men stayed ahead alone for 10 kilometres, until Canadian rider Phillip Cortes (Garneau-Club Chaussure) successfully bridged across to what become a lasting move.

Racing was brought to a stand still for nearly six minutes following the day's third climb. A wooden bridge following the descent was deemed too slippery to race across, so officials stopped the leaders while the peloton caught up and crossed the bridge. The three riders were then sent ahead by the same margin they'd started with as racing re-commenced.

His Beauce victory is Lapthorne's first at an International Cycling Union-ranked event since returning at January's Jayco Bay Series. Lapthorne, a former Australian Open Road Champion, had considered leaving the sport permanently after putting his career on hold to join father Dale search for sister Britt in Croatia after she went missing last September. Britt's body was later recovered floating off a resort in Croatia, but mystery continues to surround the circumstances of her death.

Swiss rider Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team) continues to lead the race overall.

Results
1Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor4:01:22
2Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chat0:00:03
3Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners
4Dionne Charles (Can) Fly V Australia
5Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
6Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
7Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia
8Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy
9William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team
10Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1
11Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners
12Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor
13Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team
14Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team
15Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team
16Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Team Quebec
17Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team
18James Stewart (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis
19Timothy Henry (USA) DLP Racing
20James Moss (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis
21Janis Rezins (Lat) Latvian National Team
22Alex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners
23Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia
24Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong
25Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor
26Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team
27Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombian National Team
28Otavio Bougarelli (Bra) Garneau-Club Chat
29Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat
30Ugo Lapierre (Can) Team Quebec
31William Rodriguez (Col) Colombian National Team
32Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1
33Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy
34Bjorn Selanler (USA) Trek Livestrong
35Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor
36Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
37Steve Lampier (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis
38Dan Craven (GBr) Rapha Condor
39Raphael Gagne (Can) Team Quebec
40San Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong
41Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1
42Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team
43Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1
44Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy
45Aroussen Laflamme (Can) Garneau-Club Chat
46Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team
47William Goodfellow (Can) Team Quebec
48Scott Davis (Aus) Fly V Australia
49Charlie Bryer (Can) Canada National Team
50Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team
51Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong
52Clay Murfet (Aus) Kelly Benefit Strategies
53David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
54Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvian National Team
55Phillip Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia
56Robert Wardell (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis
57Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners
58Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong
59Ian Macgregor (USA) Team Type 1
60Ryan Belliveau (Can) Canada National Team
61Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong
62Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
63Peter Salon (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners
64Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team
65Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia
66Casey Munro (Aus) Kuk-Kinesis
67Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy
68Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
69Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada National Team
70Andre Tremblay (Can) Team Quebec
71Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor
72Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
73Bryson Bowers (Can) Canada National Team
74Bazzanna Alesandro (Ita) Fly V Australia
75Matthew Bell (Can) Canada National Team
76Ryan Baumann (USA) Trek Livestrong
77Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1
78Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Quebec
79Jean-Francois Racine (Can) Garneau-Club Chat
80Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Team Quebec
81Walker Savidge (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners
82Steven Gordon (USA) DLP Racing0:02:44
83Eric Boily (Can) Planet Energy0:03:03
84Mark Bathy (Can) Planet Energy
85Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy
86Cameron Evans (Can) Canada National Team0:00:03
87Jeffery Schiller (Can) Garneau-Club Chat0:04:32
88Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor0:05:16
89Daniel Summerhill (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners0:06:01
90Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvian National Team
DNFScott Tietzel (USA) DLP Racing
DNFPhillip Martz (USA) DLP Racing
DNSIndulis Bekmanis (Lat) Latvian National Team

Teams
1Rapha Condor12:04:12
2BMC Racing Team0:00:03
3Fly V Australia
4Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U
5Garneau-Club Chaussure
6Colombia National Team
7Kuk-Kinesis
8Team Type 1
9Planet Energy
10Team Quebec
11Kelly Benefit Strategies
12Trek Livestrong
13Canadian National Team
14Latvian National Team0:06:01

General Classification after Stage 2
1Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team7:58:15
2Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 10:00:07
3Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy0:00:09
4Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:13
5Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
6Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor0:00:16
7Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:59
8Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong0:01:01
9Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia0:01:20
10Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat0:01:33
11Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1
12Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team0:01:34
13Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team
14Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor0:04:29
15Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners0:04:35
16Dionne Charles (Can) Fly V Australia0:04:45
17Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
18Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team
19Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team
20Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team
21Alex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners
22Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team
23Otavio Bougarelli (Bra) Garneau-Club Chat
24Benjamin King (USA) Trek Livestrong
25Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy
26Timothy Henry (USA) DLP Racing
27William Rodriguez (Col) Colombian National Team
28Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor
29Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
30Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team
31Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1
32Bjorn Selanler (USA) Trek Livestrong
33Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvian National Team
34Scott Davis (Aus) Fly V Australia
35Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1
36Dan Craven (GBr) Rapha Condor
37Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy
38Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team
39Casey Munro (Aus) Kuk-Kinesis
40Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
41Phillip Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia
42David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
43Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy
44Caleb Fairly (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners
45Ian Macgregor (USA) Team Type 1
46Matthew Bell (Can) Canada National Team
47Bazzanna Alesandro (Ita) Fly V Australia
48Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada National Team
49Cameron Evans (Can) Canada National Team
50Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1
51Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor0:06:48
52Peter Salon (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners0:07:36
53Jean-Sebastien Perron (Can) Team Quebec
54Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy0:07:45
55William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team0:08:18
56Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor0:09:58
57Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvian National Team0:10:43
58James Moss (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis0:13:52
59James Stewart (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis
60Janis Rezins (Lat) Latvian National Team
61Ryan Belliveau (Can) Canada National Team
62Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
63Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chat0:17:41
64Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor0:17:50
65Ugo Lapierre (Can) Team Quebec
66Raphael Gagne (Can) Team Quebec
67Aroussen Laflamme (Can) Garneau-Club Chat
68Steve Lampier (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis
69William Goodfellow (Can) Team Quebec
70Charlie Bryer (Can) Canada National Team
71San Bewley (NZl) Trek Livestrong
72Clay Murfet (Aus) Kelly Benefit Strategies
73Hayden Brooks (Aus) Fly V Australia
74Andre Tremblay (Can) Team Quebec
75Cody Campbell (Can) Trek Livestrong
76Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Livestrong
77Bryson Bowers (Can) Canada National Team
78Jean-Francois Racine (Can) Garneau-Club Chat
79Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Quebec
80Daniel Summerhill (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners0:19:50
81Mark Bathy (Can) Planet Energy0:20:50
82Eric Boily (Can) Planet Energy
83Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Team Quebec0:26:31
84Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners0:30:36
85Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombian National Team
86Robert Wardell (GBr) Kuk-Kinesis
87Walker Savidge (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners
88Steven Gordon (USA) DLP Racing0:33:17
89Jeffery Schiller (Can) Garneau-Club Chat0:35:05
90Ryan Baumann (USA) Trek Livestrong0:38:21

Points classification
1Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team29pts
2Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia21
3Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 130
4Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners19
5Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor18
6Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chat17
7Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy13
8Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia12
9Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team12
10Dionne Charles (Can) Fly V Australia12
11Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies11
12Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies11
13Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor10
14Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong8
15Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy8
16William Munoz (Col) Colombian National Team7
17Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Colombian National Team6
18Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat6
19Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners5
20Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team4
21Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 14
22Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor4
23Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team3
24Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombian National Team2
25Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team2

Mountains classification
1Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team31pts
2Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies16
3Raymond Kreder (Ned) Felt-Holowesko Partners14
4Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia12
5Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor10
6Phillip Cortes (Can) Garneau-Club Chat10
7Peter Stetina (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners10
8Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 18
9Guy East (USA) Trek Livestrong8
10Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team5
11Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombian National Team5
12Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor4
13Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau-Club Chat4
14Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team3
15Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 12
16Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2
17Phillip Zajicek (USA) Fly V Australia2
18Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia1
19Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy1
20Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies1
21Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team1

Teams classification
1BMC Racing Team24:00:44
2Fly V Australia0:00:24
3Team Type 10:00:33
4Colombia National Team0:01:54
5Rapha Condor0:03:44
6Planet Energy
7Kelly Benefit Strategies
8Trek Livestrong0:04:32
9Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U230:08:16
10Canadian National Team
11Garneau-Club Chaussure0:18:10
12Kuk-Kinesis0:26:30
13Latvian National Team0:32:28
14Team Quebec0:37:17

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