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Mark Cavendish wins his second Tour of Missouri stage

  • By Neal Rogers
  • Published Sep. 9, 2008
  • Updated Sep. 10, 2008 at 1:54 PM EDT

Columbia’s win machine keeps rolling

By Neal Rogers

Mark Cavendish (Columbia) takes another at the Tour of Missouri.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

There were no surprises in Springfield.

With his second consecutive field-sprint victory at the Tour of Missouri, a mad dash to the finish line in the university town of Springfield, Columbia phenom Mark Cavendish extended his 2008 win streak to 16 road victories as well as a world Madison championship on the track.

Additionally, the 23-year-old from the Isle of Man — also known as a Manxman, or, in street slang, a “Manxsta” — has now won multiple stages at this year’s Giro d’Italia, Three Days of De Panne, Tour de France, Tour of Ireland and the Tour of Missouri.

On Tuesday Cavendish made it look just as easy as he did one day earlier, led to the line first by George Hincapie, who won the stage in Springfield last year from a 12-man breakaway, and then Bernhard Eisel before coming around with 150 meters to go and easily out-sprinting German Eric Baumann (Sparkasse) and 2003 Italian under-23 world champion Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas).

“My team is just brilliant,” Cavendish said. “They are so well-drilled at this, and they controlled the race all day and put me in perfect position for the sprint at the end. It was case of keeping our position until the last two kilometers and then hitting out. The pace was so high that I was dropped off at 150 meters to go. When you get dropped off at that speed with 150 to go, there’s nothing you can do but win. I really didn’t have to do anything except sprint at the end.”

Cavendish retained his overall led, extending it to 12 seconds over Chicchi, with Baumann third overall, at 14 seconds.

American Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Chipotle, who finished second to Cavendish on Monday, finished fourth on the stage after losing position in the final kilometer.

“That’s sprinting, there’s a bit of luck involved,” Farrar said. “The guys did a really good job for me, taking care of me in the last 20km. I just got jostled back on the last two turns, and ended up coming from a little ways back for the sprint. I lost my chance for the win right there.”

Farrar, whose Garmin-Chipotle team boasts several riders expected to excel in Wednesday’s difficult uphill time trial, admitted that the opening stages were likely his best chance to come away with a stage win.

“I really hope that at the end of tomorrow’s stage we have the jersey. That’s the plan, we’re here to win the GC,” Farrar said. “Obviously if we are riding for the GC I won’t have seven other guys riding for me at the finish. But if we can win the overall, that would be great.”

No runaway breaks this year

Heading into the longest stage of this year’s Tour of Missouri, at 126 miles, all minds were on the events of 2007, when a 12-man breakaway ran away with the race, finishing more than 14 minutes ahead of the peloton.

However last year’s peloton included a Discovery Channel squad that included Hincapie, eventual Missouri time trial winner Levi Leipheimer and that year’s Tour de France champion, Alberto Contador. This year, Hincapie has come to Missouri as the defending champion on a team looking not only to set up Cavendish, but also time trial specialists Michael Rogers, the sport’s only three-time elite men’s world time trial champ, and Marco Pinotti, winner of the Tour of Ireland earlier this month.

Is it us, or did he start celebrating a couple of klicks from the line?

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

“Last year was a little bit different situation in that we didn’t have a sprinter, and we weren’t leading when I got away,” Hincapie said before the start. “Today I would guess it will be a little more controlled in the peloton. But you know it’s U.S. racing, everyone has got something to prove, it’s big, wide roads and it’s very aggressive all the time, so it’s never easy to control here.”

The stage’s key breakaway formed when Reid Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast) and the pair was followed shortly after by fellow North Americans Mike Sayers (BMC), competing in his last stage race as a professional, and Andrew Randell (Symmetrics). German Andreas Schillinger (Team Sparkasse) bridged across to make it a five-man move.

“We got going really good right away, and nobody skipped a pull except to feed,” said Mumford, who became a father for the first time three weeks ago.

Sparkasse and Liquigas kept an eye on Cavendish, to no avail.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Unlike Hincapie’s prediction, the move did prove easy to control for Columbia. The break reached a maximum advantage of 3:15 before Columbia set young Americans Craig Lewis and John Devine on the front for the first two or three hours, with Canadian Michael Barry occasionally rotating through.

“We did everything right. That’s not to say it was easy,” Lewis said. “When you have someone like Cav’ to work for, that’s all the motivation in the world. We kept them in good check, and the wind made it a good day to pull. Every time we looked back, it was all strung out. Nobody was having an easy time.”

The five men worked well through the picturesque farmland and woodland areas of southwestern Missouri. However Columbia took up the chase in earnest with 20 miles remaining, and the break’s advantage fell from two minutes to just 35 seconds with 10 miles left. By the time the field had hit the 10km to go mark, the pack was gruppo compacto. From there, Columbia simply set up its lead-out train.

“The guys worked all day to control the front and bring me on to the circuits and then they gave me an amazing leadout,” Cavendish said. “Mick [Rogers] drove it from the 2km mark with two Liquigas guys sitting in just behind him. He took it all the way to the 800m to go mark and then George [Hincapie] just moved out and took over. He went so hard over the small rise. We were flying and then Bernie [Eisel] took over and all I had to do was sprint.”

Like Farrar, Chicchi said he was in good position until the final turn, where he lost “three or four positions.”

“I started my sprint way back, and caught up as many positions as possible,” Chicchi said.

Cavendish admitted that his long season, which began at the Amgen Tour of California where he won a stage but was relegated for a vehicle assist back to the peloton, has taken its toll.

Asked if he was tired, Cavendish said, “A little bit, mentally more than anything. I think switching from the track to the road, the road to the track that’s been the hardest part this year. I love the racing on the road. To me it’s better than training. But transferring back to the track has taken a big toll on me.”

Cavendish said he had originally planned on ending his season after the Tour of Missouri, but said he would now extend his season through the world championships, held in three weeks in Varese, Italy.

“I’ve got no aims to win the world champs this year, but I do in the future, so the experience in the race is good to have,” he said. “After world champs I’ll take a well-earned break.”

Columbia controlled the front of the peloton all day.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Asked if he intended to soft pedal Wednesday’s stage 3 time trial, Cavendish said that “would be unfair to the race and the race organizer,” and that he intended to “honor the yellow jersey.”

“I’m not optimistic about my chances, but I’ll give it my all,” Cavendish said.

Into the time trial

Favorites for Wednesday’s time trial, held in the resort destination of Branson, include Garmin-Chipotle’s Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriksie, Tom Danielson, Danny Pate and Steven Cozza; Columbia’s Hincapie, Rogers and Pinotti; Liquigas riders Roman Kreuziger and Vincenzo Nibali; and Toyota-United’s Chris Baldwin and Ben Day.

Many see Vande Velde and Rogers as the odds-on favorites. Vande Velde has improved his time trialing this season, winning a TT in April at the Circuit de la Sarthe, and finishing fourth in the final time trial of the Tour de France. Rogers, who has battled Epstein Barr virus for the majority of the season, returned to form with a sixth at the Olympic road race ?and eighth at the Olympic time trial.

Hincapie said he saw the favorites as, “Vande Velde, Zabriskie, Pinotti, Rogers, and hopefully myself.”

“There are also a few guys who have outside chance,” Hincapie said. “[Symmetrics rider] Svein Tuft did a great time trial at the Olympics. [Bissell’s] Tom Zirbel has been time trialing well. These domestic guys have so much to gain from doing well in these races, they get that extra push, so they are always hard competition.”

Cavendish in yellow.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Dark horse picks include BMC’s Jeff Louder, the overall winner last month at the Tour of Utah and fifth-place finisher at the national road championships 10 days ago, and Zirbel, who finished second to Zabriskie at the August 30 national time trial championship.

Louder said he couldn’t make any predictions based on last year’s performance, as he wore the KOM jersey and based his ride on the KOM points available from the bottom of the course’s final 2km climb to the top. (Those points aren’t offered this year.)

Zirbel missed last year’s Tour of Missouri, but said, “I like hard time trials, but I usually lose some time if it is significant uphill. I haven’t had a chance to see the course. I wouldn’t say it suits me as well as a rolling course. A hard TT is never something I shy away from. I’m looking forward to it, it’s just a matter of conserving a little energy without too much effort.”

The same could be said, however, about most riders. Time shall tell.

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Results

Stage Results: | (GC Results)

1. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia in 4.53:19
2. Eric Baumann (GER) Team Sparkasse
3. Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas
4. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o
5. Andrew Pinfold (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team
6. Brad Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
7. Michael Van Stayen (BEL) Rabobank
8. Danilo Wyss (SUI) Bmc Racing Team
9. Dominique Rollin (CAN) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
10. Luis Hernandez (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara
11. Boy Van Poppel (NED) Rabobank
12. Alejandro Borrajo (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light
13. Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Columbia
14. Richard England (AUS) Bissell Pro Cycling
15. Danny Pate (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o
16. Karl Menzies (AUS) Health Net Presented By Maxxis
17. John Murphy (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis
18. Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia
19. Darren Lill (RSA) Bmc Racing Team
20. Edward King (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
21. Hilton Clarke (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
22. Ben Jacques-maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
23. Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o
24. Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o
25. Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team Columbia
26. Blake Caldwell (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o
27. George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia
28. Benjamin Day (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
29. Amaran Romero Luis (CUB) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light
30. Davide Frattini (ITA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light
31. Thomas Berkhout (NED) Rabobank
32. Kayle Leogrande (USA) Rock Racing
33. Brent Bookwalter (USA) Bmc Racing Team
34. Michael Barry (CAN) Team Columbia
35. Elliott Cervantes (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara
36. Jetse Bol (NED) Rabobank
37. Marcel Beima (NED) Rabobank
38. Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank
39. Antonio Cruz (USA) Bmc Racing Team
40. Nick Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
41. Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
42. Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o
43. Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas
44. Cameron Evans (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team
45. Jeffry Louder (USA) Bmc Racing Team
46. Matej Mugerli (SLO) Liquigas
47. Daniel Holloway (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o
48. Martin Kohler (SUI) Bmc Racing Team
49. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas
50. Jonathan Garcia (USA) Bmc Racing Team
51. Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 4.53:30
52. Richard Faltus (CZE) Team Sparkasse in 4.53:30
53. David Veilleux (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 4.53:30
54. David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 4.53:30
55. Thomas Rabou (NED) Rabobank in 4.53:30
56. Ryan Anderson (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 4.53:30
57. Carlos Oyarzun (CHI) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 4.53:30
58. Darren Lapthorne (AUS) Team Sparkasse in 4.53:30
59. Rory Sutherland (AUS) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 4.53:30
60. Bernardo Tepoz (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 4.53:30
61. Nicholas Sanderson (AUS) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 4.53:30
62. Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 4.53:30
63. Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 4.53:30
64. Andreas Schillinger (GER) Team Sparkasse in 4.53:30
65. Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 4.53:30
66. Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing in 4.53:30
67. Eric Wohlberg (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 4.53:30
68. Rob Ruijgh (NED) Team Sparkasse in 4.53:30
69. Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 4.53:30
70. Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 4.53:30
71. Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 4.53:30
72. John Devine (USA) Team Columbia in 4.53:30
73. Kai Reus (NED) Rabobank in 4.53:30
74. Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 4.53:30
75. Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 4.53:30
76. Dirk Muller (GER) Team Sparkasse in 4.53:30
77. Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 4.53:30
78. Kyle Gritters (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 4.53:30
79. Jeremiah Wiscovitch (USA) Rock Racing in 4.53:30
80. Scott Zwizanski (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 4.53:30
81. Pablo Aranda Juan (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 4.53:30
82. Frank Pipp (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 4.53:30
83. Lui Colunga (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 4.53:30
84. Tim Johnson (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 4.53:30
85. Roman Kilun (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 4.53:30
86. Omar Diaz (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 4.53:30
87. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) Liquigas in 4.53:30
88. Will Routley (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 4.53:30
89. Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 4.53:30
90. Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia in 4.53:30
91. Gustavo Artacho (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 4.53:30
92. Gianni Da Ros (ITA) Liquigas in 4.53:43
93. Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 4.53:43
94. Caleb Manion (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 4.53:43
95. Lars Wackernagel (GER) Team Sparkasse in 4.53:47
96. Matthew Rice (AUS) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 4.54:06
97. Garrett Peltonen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 4.54:09
98. Sebastian Frey (GER) Team Sparkasse in 4.54:34
99. Kirk O’bee (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 4.54:46
100. Sterling Magnell (USA) Rock Racing in 4.54:55
101. Ivan Dominguez (CUB) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 4.54:55
102. Andy Guptill (USA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 4.55:27
103. Henk Vogels (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 4.55:53
104. Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 4.55:53
105. Mike Sayers (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 4.56:06
106. Cesar Grajales (COL) Rock Racing in 4.56:06
107. Andrew Randell (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 4.56:30
108. Keven Lacombe (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 4.57:01
109. Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 4.57:31
110. Luca Damiani (ITA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 4.57:44
111. Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing in 4.57:44
112. Sebastian Haedo Lucas (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 4.59:21
113. Justin Williams (USA) Rock Racing in 5.00:02
114. Jonathan Sundt (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 5.01:28


GC Results: | (Stage Results)

1. Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia in 8.08:13
2. Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas in 8.08:25
3. Eric Baumann (GER) Team Sparkasse in 8.08:27 at 14
4. Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.08:27 at 14
5. Martin Kohler (SUI) Bmc Racing Team in 8.08:28 at 15
6. Michael Van Stayen (BEL) Rabobank in 8.08:33 at 20
7. Andrew Pinfold (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.08:33 at 20
8. Danilo Wyss (SUI) Bmc Racing Team in 8.08:33 at 20
9. Boy Van Poppel (NED) Rabobank in 8.08:33 at 20
10. John Murphy (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.08:33 at 20
11. Luis Hernandez (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.08:33 at 20
12. Richard England (AUS) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.08:33 at 20
13. Alejandro Borrajo (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.08:33 at 20
14. Danny Pate (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.08:33 at 20
15. Dominique Rollin (CAN) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.08:33 at 20
16. Jetse Bol (NED) Rabobank in 8.08:33 at 20
17. Edward King (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.08:33 at 20
18. George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia in 8.08:33 at 20
19. Amaran Romero Luis (CUB) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.08:33 at 20
20. Davide Frattini (ITA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.08:33 at 20
21. Brent Bookwalter (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.08:33 at 20
22. Antonio Cruz (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.08:33 at 20
23. Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia in 8.08:33 at 20
24. Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.08:33 at 20
25. Daniel Holloway (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.08:33 at 20
26. Benjamin Day (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.08:33 at 20
27. Michael Barry (CAN) Team Columbia in 8.08:33 at 20
28. Blake Caldwell (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.08:33 at 20
29. Jeffry Louder (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.08:33 at 20
30. Darren Lill (RSA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.08:33 at 20
31. Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.08:33 at 20
32. Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team Columbia in 8.08:33 at 20
33. Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank in 8.08:33 at 20
34. Matej Mugerli (SLO) Liquigas in 8.08:33 at 20
35. Jonathan Garcia (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.08:33 at 20
36. Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.08:33 at 20
37. Marcel Beima (NED) Rabobank in 8.08:33 at 20
38. Ben Jacques-maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.08:33 at 20
39. Nick Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.08:33 at 20
40. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas in 8.08:33 at 20
41. Hilton Clarke (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.08:33 at 20
42. Thomas Berkhout (NED) Rabobank in 8.08:33 at 20
43. Kayle Leogrande (USA) Rock Racing in 8.08:33 at 20
44. Brad Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.08:33 at 20
45. Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas in 8.08:33 at 20
46. Cameron Evans (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.08:33 at 20
47. Karl Menzies (AUS) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.08:33 at 20
48. Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.08:33 at 20
49. Andreas Schillinger (GER) Team Sparkasse in 8.08:38 at 25
50. Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.08:41 at 28
51. Ryan Anderson (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.08:44 at 31
52. Carlos Oyarzun (CHI) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.08:44 at 31
53. Eric Wohlberg (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.08:44 at 31
54. Darren Lapthorne (AUS) Team Sparkasse in 8.08:44 at 31
55. Nicholas Sanderson (AUS) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.08:44 at 31
56. Dirk Muller (GER) Team Sparkasse in 8.08:44 at 31
57. Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.08:44 at 31
58. David Veilleux (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.08:44 at 31
59. Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.08:44 at 31
60. Kai Reus (NED) Rabobank in 8.08:44 at 31
61. Rob Ruijgh (NED) Team Sparkasse in 8.08:44 at 31
62. Jeremiah Wiscovitch (USA) Rock Racing in 8.08:44 at 31
63. Richard Faltus (CZE) Team Sparkasse in 8.08:44 at 31
64. Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.08:44 at 31
65. John Devine (USA) Team Columbia in 8.08:44 at 31
66. Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing in 8.08:44 at 31
67. Thomas Rabou (NED) Rabobank in 8.08:44 at 31
68. Roman Kilun (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.08:44 at 31
69. Scott Zwizanski (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.08:44 at 31
70. Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.08:44 at 31
71. Bernardo Tepoz (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.08:44 at 31
72. Rory Sutherland (AUS) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.08:44 at 31
73. Gustavo Artacho (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.08:44 at 31
74. David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin/chipotle Presented By H3o in 8.08:44 at 31
75. Pablo Aranda Juan (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.08:44 at 31
76. Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.08:44 at 31
77. Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.08:44 at 31
78. Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.08:44 at 31
79. Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.08:44 at 31
80. Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.08:44 at 31
81. Omar Diaz (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.08:44 at 31
82. Lui Colunga (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.08:44 at 31
83. Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia in 8.08:44 at 31
84. Will Routley (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.08:44 at 31
85. Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.08:44 at 31
86. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) Liquigas in 8.08:44 at 31
87. Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.08:57 at 44
88. Gianni Da Ros (ITA) Liquigas in 8.08:57 at 44
89. Caleb Manion (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.08:57 at 44
90. Lars Wackernagel (GER) Team Sparkasse in 8.09:01 at 48
91. Matthew Rice (AUS) Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 8.09:20 at 1:07
92. Garrett Peltonen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling in 8.09:23 at 1:10
93. Sebastian Frey (GER) Team Sparkasse in 8.09:48 at 1:35
94. Kirk O’bee (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.10:00 at 1:47
95. Ivan Dominguez (CUB) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.10:33 at 2:20
96. Andy Guptill (USA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.10:39 at 2:26
97. Tim Johnson (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.10:52 at 2:39
98. Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.11:07 at 2:54
99. Henk Vogels (AUS) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team in 8.11:07 at 2:54
100. Mike Sayers (USA) Bmc Racing Team in 8.11:16 at 3:03
101. Cesar Grajales (COL) Rock Racing in 8.11:20 at 3:07
102. Andrew Randell (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team in 8.11:44 at 3:31
103. Frank Pipp (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.11:44 at 3:31
104. Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.12:45 at 4:32
105. Luca Damiani (ITA) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.12:58 at 4:45
106. Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Columbia in 8.13:51 at 5:38
107. Kyle Gritters (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis in 8.14:02 at 5:49
108. Sterling Magnell (USA) Rock Racing in 8.17:43 at 9:30
109. Jonathan Sundt (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.18:29 at 10:16
110. Sebastian Haedo Lucas (ARG) Colavita/sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light in 8.19:53 at 11:40
111. Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing in 8.20:32 at 12:19
112. Elliott Cervantes (MEX) Tecos De La Universidad Autonoma De Guadalaiara in 8.20:48 at 12:35
113. Keven Lacombe (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast in 8.29:01 at 20:48
114. Justin Williams (USA) Rock Racing in 8.32:00 at 23:47
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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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