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Christian Vande Velde time trials into Tour of Missouri lead

  • By Neal Rogers
  • Published Sep. 10, 2008
  • Updated Sep. 11, 2008 at 4:46 PM EDT

By Neal Rogers

Tour of Missouri, stage 3: Vande Velde took the win and the jersey.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Racing just a few hundred miles from his team sponsor’s headquarters, Garmin-Chipotle rider Christian Vande Velde won the Tour of Missouri’s difficult stage 3 time trial and is poised to take overall victory when the race finishes in St. Louis on Sunday.

Vande Velde clocked the 18-mile time trial in 39:51, 21 seconds faster than three-time world time trial champion Michael Rogers of Columbia. Canadian national time trial champion Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) capitalized on the form that saw him finish seventh at the Olympic time trial in Beijing to finish third, 33 seconds off Vande Velde’s time.

Last year’s overall champion, Columbia’s George Hincapie, finished fourth, 1:03 off the winning time, with national time trial champion Dave Zabriskie (Garmin-Chiptole) rounding out the top five, 1:10 down.

“It was a surprise,” said Vande Velde, who started one minute before Rogers. “I wasn’t 100 percent confident the way I had been feeling the last week or two. I didn’t ride great at nationals, and yesterday [Rogers] did a lead-out [for teammate Mark Cavendish] that just killed my morale. It was a surprise to win, but I rode the course this morning and liked it a lot. It motivated me to do a big ride today. I knew I had Mick behind me, and that’s a big motivation, too. Before the race I was scared he would catch me.”

Tour of Missouri, stage 3: Rogers takes second

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

The ride was a return to glory of sorts for Rogers, who spent nearly a year out of competition, beginning with a horrible crash that took him out of the 2007 Tour de France while he was virtual leader on the road. That injury was followed by a diagnosis of the Epstein-Barr virus that sidelined the Aussie until this year’s Dauphine Libere.

“It wasn’t the best year for me,” Rogers said. “Crashing out of the Tour after having a good chance for yellow was definitely bad for my morale. My wife and I had twin girls, and that’s been tough as well. And then I had my illness. When you think it’s almost one year I was out of competition, it’s hard to come back. In modern cycling it’s not easy to do that. It’s been a victory of sorts to me to come back into condition. There are a lot of steps for me to make to try to put yellow back on at the Tour de France.”

Though there are still four stages remaining in Missouri, without any decisive climbs and in the absence of any more time trials, even Rogers admitted that it is unlikely that he will be able to make up the deficit he lost to Vande Velde.

“The race is not over yet, but it’s going to be hard to change the GC a lot, because there is no decisive mountainous terrain,” Rogers said. “We’ll have to look at the wind conditions, and the time bonuses available. It would be no easy feat. But we do still have a lot more to win with Cavendish. We’ll see how it plays out.”

An overall victory would be a welcome change for the Garmin team, which finished second overall at last year’s Tour of Missouri (Will Frischkorn), and followed up with second overall at the Amgen Tour of California (David Millar), Tour de Georgia (Trent Lowe), Tour of Utah (Blake Caldwell) and the national road championship (Caldwell).

In all Garmin-Chipotle took four of the top nine spots on the day, and now leads the team GC by 2:28 over Columbia.

And though Vande Velde put in an impressive ride, falling just 14 seconds short of Levi Leipheimer’s 2007 ride of 39:37 on the same course held in similar mild conditions, it wasn’t a day entirely for Garmin-Chipotle to celebrate.

Caldwell, perhaps the biggest revelation of the 2008 domestic calendar, exited the race in an ambulance when his front tire blew out on the course’s fastest corner, off a descent. After breaking through this year with a stage win and second overall at the Tour of Utah and second in a photo finish to Tyler Hamilton at the national road championship, Caldwell’s season ended in Branson with a broken clavicle, a broken sternum, a fracture to his iliac wing (hip bone) and minor lung contusions.

“He blew out his front tire and yard-saled,” Vaughters said. “It’s especially tough for him. With a lot of these young guys, we finally get them around to where they are starting to break through, and then something like this happens.”

Losing Caldwell was not only a blow to team morale, but also to the team’s objective of defending the jersey over the next four days. Instead, riders such as Zabriskie, Danny Pate, Steven Cozza and Tom Danielson — all within 1:51 of Vande Velde — are expected to man the front of the peloton, keeping breakaways in check and jumping into moves as necessary.

With sharp climbs punctuating the course, including the final few hundred meters, Vande Velde described the course as “brutal.”

“Everyone told me that it was really hard,” he said. “Levi said it last year, that it was the hardest time trial he’s ever done. I would have to agree. You just have to see it to believe it.”

While Tuft said he rode a 55/44 chainring setup with an 11-23 cassette, Vande Velde rode 53/42 rings on the course, despite the encouragement from Garmin-Chipotle manager Jonathan Vaughters to go bigger.

“Jonathan wanted me to go with a 55,” Vande Velde said, adding that he coasted on some of the downhills to recover from the hard uphill efforts.

The rolling course put the hurt on a number of riders and, as expected, thoroughly shook up the general classification, with the sprinters being bumped from the top of the list. Race leader Mark Cavendish finished a respectable 41st on the stage, 4:09 off Vande Velde’s time.

Both Tuft and Toyota-United director Scott Moninger agreed that Columbia would likely focus on taking stage wins with Cav’s seemingly unbeatable sprint rather than spend its energy trying to unseat Vande Velde, with Moninger saying, “If I were Columbia I’d got for five stage wins on the week.”

Tuft said that strategy made the most sense, and would work well for Symmetrics’ overall objectives.

“I see Garmin able to control and doing what they need to, and Columbia taking over at finish with a guy like Cavendish,” Tuft said. “That works well with us. Andrew Pinfold is moving up in the sprint finishes every day, so we will protect our third on GC and go for better finishes.”

However Cavendish said he thought the team could still accomplish both tasks.

“I think we can go for both,” Cavendish said. “Garmin has done nothing all week to keep the race together, it’s been up to us, now it’s up to them. That can play to our advantage both for stage wins and for the GC. We’ve got a few options. Marco [Pinotti] didn’t do as well as we’d hoped, but at least we’ve got two options now.”

With Garmin representatives attending the race from the company’s headquarters, located in Olathe, Kansas, Vande Velde said his Garmin teammates knew they had their work cut out for themselves, and would hold off from celebrating until the race was over on Sunday.

“We have to do a lot of work now,” Vande Velde said. “Columbia did the work the first two days. That’s more of our role now. The team will have to chaperone me to the front and close down big breakaways. The biggest thing is just to be smart. Here in Missouri it’s undulating all the time. There are no decisive climbs, but it’s always up and down. We’ll have to be on point at all times.”

Race Notes:
Three riders were eliminated by the time cut: Elliott Cervantes (Tecos); Sterling Magnell (Rock Racing) Justin Williams (Rock Racing).

Toyota-United’s Dominique Rollin, the rider with perhaps the biggest thighs in the Tour of Missouri peloton, continues to wear the race’s King of the Mountains jersey he took on stage 1 by powering up a pair of small rollers. No KOM points were on offer during stages 2 or 3, however Thursday’s stage 4 offers three KOM points.

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Results

Stage Results | (GC Standings)
1. Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in .39:51
2. Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia in .40:12
3. Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in .40:24 at 33
4. George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia in .40:54 at 1:03
5. David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in .41:01 at 1:10
6. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas in .41:06 at 1:15
7. Darren Lill (RSA) Bmc Racing Team in .41:13 at 1:22
8. Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in .41:15 at 1:24
9. Danny Pate (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in .41:15 at 1:24
10. Benjamin Day (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in .41:16 at 1:25
11. Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas in .41:24 at 1:33
12. Rory Sutherland (AUS) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in .41:24 at 1:33
13. Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in .41:41 at 1:50
14. Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in .41:42 at 1:51
15. Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in .41:45 at 1:54
16. Ben Jacques-maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in .41:56 at 2:05
17. Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in .42:15 at 2:24
18. Jeffry Louder (USA) Bmc Racing Team in .42:16 at 2:25
19. Brent Bookwalter (USA) Bmc Racing Team in .42:21 at 2:30
20. Amaran Romero Luis (CUB) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in .42:27 at 2:36
21. Jonathan Garcia (USA) Bmc Racing Team in .42:29 at 2:38
22. Dominique Rollin (CAN) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in .42:30 at 2:39
23. Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in .42:40 at 2:49
24. Dirk Muller (GER) Team Sparkasse in .42:43 at 2:52
25. Martin Kohler (SUI) Bmc Racing Team in .42:54 at 3:03
26. Scott Zwizanski (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in .42:58 at 3:07
27. Antonio Cruz (USA) Bmc Racing Team in .43:14 at 3:23
28. Roman Kilun (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in .43:19 at 3:28
29. Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing in .43:19 at 3:28
30. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in .43:20 at 3:29
31. Darren Lapthorne (AUS) Team Sparkasse in .43:23 at 3:32
32. Edward King (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in .43:27 at 3:36
33. Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in .43:27 at 3:36
34. Michael Barry (CAN) Team Columbia in .43:29 at 3:38
35. Danilo Wyss (SUI) Bmc Racing Team in .43:37 at 3:46
36. Matej Mugerli (SLO) Liquigas in .43:40 at 3:49
37. Rob Ruijgh (NED) Team Sparkasse in .43:44 at 3:53
38. Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team Columbia in .43:45 at 3:54
39. Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia in .43:45 at 3:54
40. Bernardo Tepoz (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in .43:57 at 4:06
41. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia in .44:00 at 4:09
42. Will Routley (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in .44:01 at 4:10
43. Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in .44:05 at 4:14
44. Garrett Peltonen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in .44:05 at 4:14
45. Cesar Grajales (COL) Rock Racing in .44:12 at 4:21
46. Frank Pipp (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in .44:14 at 4:23
47. Daniel Holloway (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in .44:17 at 4:26
48. Eric Wohlberg (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in .44:17 at 4:26
49. Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in .44:19 at 4:28
50. Thomas Rabou (NED) Rabobank in .44:26 at 4:35
51. Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in .44:28 at 4:37
52. Thomas Berkhout (NED) Rabobank in .44:31 at 4:40
53. Brad Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in .44:34 at 4:43
54. John Murphy (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in .44:40 at 4:49
55. Kirk O’bee (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in .44:46 at 4:55
56. Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in .44:51 at 5:00
57. Karl Menzies (AUS) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in .44:53 at 5:02
58. Tim Johnson (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in .44:54 at 5:03
59. Andrew Randell (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in .44:56 at 5:05
60. Kyle Gritters (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in .45:00 at 5:09
61. Hilton Clarke (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in .45:00 at 5:09
62. Andreas Schillinger (GER) Team Sparkasse in .45:04 at 5:13
63. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) Liquigas in .45:07 at 5:16
64. Eric Baumann (GER) Team Sparkasse in .45:08 at 5:17
65. Matthew Rice (AUS) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in .45:11 at 5:20
66. Carlos Oyarzun (CHI) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in .45:18 at 5:27
67. Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in .45:21 at 5:30
68. Kai Reus (NED) Rabobank in .45:22 at 5:31
69. Marcel Beima (NED) Rabobank in .45:23 at 5:32
70. Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas in .45:24 at 5:33
71. Davide Frattini (ITA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in .45:25 at 5:34
72. Cameron Evans (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in .45:28 at 5:37
73. Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in .45:36 at 5:45
74. Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in .45:37 at 5:46
75. Gianni Da Ros (ITA) Liquigas in .45:46 at 5:55
76. Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Columbia in .45:46 at 5:55
77. Lui Colunga (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in .45:48 at 5:57
78. Richard England (AUS) Bissell Pro Cycling in .45:49 at 5:58
79. Pablo Aranda Juan (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in .45:53 at 6:02
80. Caleb Manion (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in .45:57 at 6:06
81. Boy Van Poppel (NED) Rabobank in .46:00 at 6:09
82. Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank in .46:01 at 6:10
83. Ryan Anderson (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in .46:03 at 6:12
84. Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in .46:14 at 6:23
85. Luca Damiani (ITA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in .46:15 at 6:24
86. John Devine (USA) Team Columbia in .46:22 at 6:31
87. Nicholas Sanderson (AUS) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in .46:36 at 6:45
88. Keven Lacombe (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in .46:45 at 6:54
89. Jonathan Sundt (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in .46:46 at 6:55
90. Omar Diaz (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in .46:53 at 7:02
91. Jetse Bol (NED) Rabobank in .46:56 at 7:05
92. Michael Van Stayen (BEL) Rabobank in .47:00 at 7:09
93. Richard Faltus (CZE) Team Sparkasse in .47:00 at 7:09
94. Gustavo Artacho (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in .47:02 at 7:11
95. Henk Vogels (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in .47:03 at 7:12
96. Mike Sayers (USA) Bmc Racing Team in .47:04 at 7:13
97. Alejandro Borrajo (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in .47:19 at 7:28
98. Lars Wackernagel (GER) Team Sparkasse in .47:20 at 7:29
99. Andy Guptill (USA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in .47:22 at 7:31
100. Luis Hernandez (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in .47:25 at 7:34
101. Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in .47:27 at 7:36
102. Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing in .47:31 at 7:40
103. Nick Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in .47:34 at 7:43
104. Andrew Pinfold (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in .47:41 at 7:50
105. Sebastian Haedo Lucas (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in .47:52 at 8:01
106. Kayle Leogrande (USA) Rock Racing in .48:03 at 8:12
107. Ivan Dominguez (CUB) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in .48:05 at 8:14
108. Sebastian Frey (GER) Team Sparkasse in .48:25 at 8:34
109. Jeremiah Wiscovitch (USA) Rock Racing in .48:33 at 8:42
110. David Veilleux (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in .49:46 at 9:55


GC Standings | (Stage Results)

1. Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.48:24
2. Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia in 8.48:45
3. Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.49:08 at 44
4. George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia in 8.49:27 at 1:03
5. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas in 8.49:39 at 1:15
6. David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.49:45 at 1:21
7. Darren Lill (RSA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.49:46 at 1:22
8. Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.49:48 at 1:24
9. Danny Pate (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.49:48 at 1:24
10. Benjamin Day (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.49:49 at 1:25
11. Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas in 8.49:57 at 1:33
12. Rory Sutherland (AUS) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.50:08 at 1:44
13. Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.50:15 at 1:51
14. Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.50:25 at 2:01
15. Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.50:26 at 2:02
16. Ben Jacques-maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.50:29 at 2:05
17. Jeffry Louder (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.50:49 at 2:25
18. Brent Bookwalter (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.50:54 at 2:30
19. Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.50:59 at 2:35
20. Amaran Romero Luis (CUB) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.51:00 at 2:36
21. Jonathan Garcia (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.51:02 at 2:38
22. Dominique Rollin (CAN) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.51:03 at 2:39
23. Martin Kohler (SUI) Bmc Racing Team in 8.51:22 at 2:58
24. Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.51:24 at 3:00
25. Dirk Muller (GER) Team Sparkasse in 8.51:27 at 3:03
26. Scott Zwizanski (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.51:42 at 3:18
27. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.51:47 at 3:23
28. Antonio Cruz (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.51:47 at 3:23
29. Edward King (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.52:00 at 3:36
30. Michael Barry (CAN) Team Columbia in 8.52:02 at 3:38
31. Roman Kilun (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.52:03 at 3:39
32. Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing in 8.52:03 at 3:39
33. Darren Lapthorne (AUS) Team Sparkasse in 8.52:07 at 3:43
34. Danilo Wyss (SUI) Bmc Racing Team in 8.52:10 at 3:46
35. Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.52:11 at 3:47
36. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia in 8.52:13 at 3:49
37. Matej Mugerli (SLO) Liquigas in 8.52:13 at 3:49
38. Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team Columbia in 8.52:18 at 3:54
39. Rob Ruijgh (NED) Team Sparkasse in 8.52:28 at 4:04
40. Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia in 8.52:29 at 4:05
41. Bernardo Tepoz (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.52:41 at 4:17
42. Will Routley (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.52:45 at 4:21
43. Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.52:49 at 4:25
44. Daniel Holloway (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.52:50 at 4:26
45. Eric Wohlberg (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.53:01 at 4:37
46. Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.53:03 at 4:39
47. Thomas Berkhout (NED) Rabobank in 8.53:04 at 4:40
48. Brad Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.53:07 at 4:43
49. Thomas Rabou (NED) Rabobank in 8.53:10 at 4:46
50. Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.53:12 at 4:48
51. John Murphy (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.53:13 at 4:49
52. Karl Menzies (AUS) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.53:26 at 5:02
53. Garrett Peltonen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.53:28 at 5:04
54. Hilton Clarke (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.53:33 at 5:09
55. Eric Baumann (GER) Team Sparkasse in 8.53:35 at 5:11
56. Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.53:35 at 5:11
57. Andreas Schillinger (GER) Team Sparkasse in 8.53:42 at 5:18
58. Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas in 8.53:49 at 5:25
59. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) Liquigas in 8.53:51 at 5:27
60. Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.53:54 at 5:30
61. Marcel Beima (NED) Rabobank in 8.53:56 at 5:32
62. Davide Frattini (ITA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.53:58 at 5:34
63. Cameron Evans (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.54:01 at 5:37
64. Carlos Oyarzun (CHI) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.54:02 at 5:38
65. Kai Reus (NED) Rabobank in 8.54:06 at 5:42
66. Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.54:21 at 5:57
67. Richard England (AUS) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.54:22 at 5:58
68. Matthew Rice (AUS) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.54:31 at 6:07
69. Lui Colunga (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.54:32 at 6:08
70. Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.54:33 at 6:09
71. Boy Van Poppel (NED) Rabobank in 8.54:33 at 6:09
72. Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank in 8.54:34 at 6:10
73. Pablo Aranda Juan (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.54:37 at 6:13
74. Gianni Da Ros (ITA) Liquigas in 8.54:43 at 6:19
75. Kirk O’bee (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.54:46 at 6:22
76. Ryan Anderson (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.54:47 at 6:23
77. Caleb Manion (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.54:54 at 6:30
78. Nicholas Sanderson (AUS) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.55:20 at 6:56
79. Jetse Bol (NED) Rabobank in 8.55:29 at 7:05
80. Cesar Grajales (COL) Rock Racing in 8.55:32 at 7:08
81. Michael Van Stayen (BEL) Rabobank in 8.55:33 at 7:09
82. John Devine (USA) Team Columbia in 8.55:36 at 7:12
83. Omar Diaz (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.55:37 at 7:13
84. Richard Faltus (CZE) Team Sparkasse in 8.55:44 at 7:20
85. Gustavo Artacho (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.55:46 at 7:22
86. Tim Johnson (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.55:46 at 7:22
87. Alejandro Borrajo (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.55:52 at 7:28
88. Frank Pipp (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.55:58 at 7:34
89. Luis Hernandez (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.55:58 at 7:34
90. Nick Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.56:07 at 7:43
91. Andrew Pinfold (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.56:14 at 7:50
92. Lars Wackernagel (GER) Team Sparkasse in 8.56:21 at 7:57
93. Kayle Leogrande (USA) Rock Racing in 8.56:36 at 8:12
94. Andrew Randell (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.56:40 at 8:16
95. Jeremiah Wiscovitch (USA) Rock Racing in 8.57:17 at 8:53
96. Andy Guptill (USA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.58:01 at 9:37
97. Henk Vogels (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.58:10 at 9:46
98. Sebastian Frey (GER) Team Sparkasse in 8.58:13 at 9:49
99. Mike Sayers (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.58:20 at 9:56
100. David Veilleux (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.58:30 at 10:06
101. Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.58:34 at 10:10
102. Ivan Dominguez (CUB) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.58:38 at 10:14
103. Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.58:59 at 10:35
104. Kyle Gritters (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.59:02 at 10:38
105. Luca Damiani (ITA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.59:13 at 10:49
106. Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Columbia in 8.59:57 at 11:33
107. Jonathan Sundt (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 9.05:15 at 16:51
108. Sebastian Haedo Lucas (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 9.07:45 at 19:21
109. Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing in 9.08:03 at 19:39
110. Keven Lacombe (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 9.15:46 at 27:22

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Neal Rogers

Neal Rogers

Neal Rogers is editor in chief of Velo magazine and VeloNews.com. An interest in all things rock 'n' roll led him into music journalism while attending UC Santa Cruz, on the central coast of California. After several post-grad years spent waiting tables, surfing, and mountain biking, he moved to San Francisco, working as a bike messenger, and at a software startup. He moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2001, taking an editorial internship at VeloNews. He never left. When not traveling the world covering races, he can be found riding his bike, skiing, or attending a concert.

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