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Francisco Mancebo is Mégantic, seizes control at Tour de Beauce

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published Jun. 16, 2011
  • Updated Jun. 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM EST

Francisco Mancebo won the queen stage of the Tour de Beauce Thursday atop the 6.8km climb of Mont Mégantic in southeast Québec. Mancebo (Realcyclist.com) beat Bernardo Colex (Amore & Vita) and Sebastian Salas (H&R Block) to the observatory atop the summit finish atop the 7.7-percent climb.

With his stage win, Mancebo took control of the general classification from Scott Lyttle (Pure Black Racing) ahead of Friday’s 20km time trial in Saint René.

An elite group of 10 riders arrived to the base of the highest road in Québec 148km into the stage. When Arnaud Papillon (Garneau-Club Chaussures) attacked, Mancebo, Colex, Salas and Lyttle gave chase with Phil Gaimon (Kenda-5-hour Energy), Svein Tuft and Pat McCarty (Spidertech-C10) and Daniel Barry (Pure Black).

Salas attacked high on the climb, drawing out Mancebo and Colex, who caught and dropped him inside the final kilometer. Mancebo, the Spaniard, got the better of his Mexican rival was the first man to the finish.

Stage 3

  • 1. Francisco MANCEBO PEREZ, (ESP) Realcyclist.Com Cycling Team, in 4:04:48
  • 2. Bernardo COLEX TEPOZ, (MEX) Amore & Vita-Mcdonald’s, at 1
  • 3. Sebastian SALAS, (CAN) , at 19
  • 4. Jonathan Patrick MC CARTY, (USA) Spidertech-Planet Energy, at 27
  • 5. Benjamin KING, (AUS) Team Type 1, at 29

GC after stage 3

  • 1. Francisco MANCEBO PEREZ, (Spain) Realcyclist.Com Cycling Team, in 12:02:33
  • 2. Bernardo COLEX TEPOZ, (Mexico) Amore & Vita-Mcdonald’s, at 22
  • 3. Jonathan Patrick MC CARTY, (United States) Spidertech-Planet Energy, at 31
  • 4. Scott LYTTLE, (New Zealand) Rabobank Continental Team, at 32
  • 5. Benjamin KING, (Australia) Team Type 1, at 33

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of VeloNews.com. Holcombe joined VeloNews in 2009 following years spent introducing students to whitewater kayaking and working in avalanche control, among other more risky ventures. A Master of PR and Marketing Communications, his graduate work at the University of Denver focused on innovation, digital media management and custom publishing. Holcombe is a CSU Ram fan and proud parent, and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Follow him on Twitter @FCBrian.

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