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Dominguez takes GP Beauce opener

Ivan Dominguez (Colavita-Bolla Wines) outsprinted Canadian Olympic hopefuls Charles Dionne (Canadian National) and Mark Walters (Navigators) to take the first stage and the leader's jersey at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce Tuesday in Quebec City. Dominguez also donned the Points jersey, while Adam Wadecki (Action ATI) took the Climber's jersey after a race-long breakaway that was only caught in the final lap. Stage 1 threw riders into hard terrain right away, with 10 laps of a 12-kilometer circuit that featured a sharp kilometer-long 11-percent climb and an upward sloping finish into

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Dominguez takes GP Beauce opener

Dominguez takes GP Beauce opener

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Ivan Dominguez (Colavita-Bolla Wines) outsprinted Canadian Olympic hopefuls Charles Dionne (Canadian National) and Mark Walters (Navigators) to take the first stage and the leader’s jersey at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce Tuesday in Quebec City.

Dominguez also donned the Points jersey, while Adam Wadecki (Action ATI) took the Climber’s jersey after a race-long breakaway that was only caught in the final lap.

Stage 1 threw riders into hard terrain right away, with 10 laps of a 12-kilometer circuit that featured a sharp kilometer-long 11-percent climb and an upward sloping finish into the wind. The third, sixth and ninth laps offered Climber’s points for the ascent.

Wadecki broke away early in the second lap, taking Team Ontario rider Buck Miller with him. Miller managed to hang on until the sixth time up the climb before dropping off the pace.

Wadecki took his lead as high as 4:20 by lap seven, but he was visibly tiring, and Colavita-Bolla and Health Net were increasing the tempo behind. On lap eight he started to come back quickly, especially when struggling along solo into the headwind along the top section of the course, however, he did manage to stay away for one more lap, taking maximum points in all three KoMs.

Once he was back in the fold, the attacks began, but Navigators, Colavita and Health Net kept on top of everything. Walters went with a break in the final kilometer, only to have Dominguez and Dionne come by in the final 150 meters.

“I like a course like this one”, said Dominguez afterwards. “The hills are not too long, so I can stay with the leaders. At the end I could see the three riders in front, and as soon as I came around the last corner (at 300 meters) I jumped. Dionne was behind me, I could see when I looked down (under my arm), but he was two or three bike lengths behind so I knew it was okay.”

Dionne was philosophical about losing out to Dominguez. “I’m pretty pleased. There were some strong attacks up the climb on the last lap, but I was able to stay in good position. I waited a little bit after the last corner, because I didn’t want to make a mistake and go too early in the strong headwind, and then when Ivan (Dominguez) went I followed him, but he was too strong at the line.”

On Wednesday, the racing gets harder, with a 180km stage marked by the long rolling climbs, for which Beauce is notorious.

Results

Results – Stage 1 Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce
1. Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Colavita Olive Oil, 3:02:29

2. Charles Dionne (Can) Canadian National Team

3. Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance

4. Arkadiusz Wojtas (Pol) Hoop Ccc Polsat

5. Kazimierz Stafiej (Pol) Action Ati

6. Plamen Stoyanov (Bul) Hoop Ccc Polsat 0:04

7. Victor Rapinski (Blr) Navigators Insurance

8. Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Capec

9. Tomasz Brozyna (Pol) Action Ati

10. Dennis Kraft (Ger) Action Ati

11. Eric Wohlberg (Can) Canadian National Team

12. Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators Insurance

13. Andrew Randell (Can) Canadian National Team

14. Radoslaw Romanik (Pol) Hoop Ccc Polsat

15. Joe Giuliano (Can) Ital Pasta

16. Alexander Dymovskikh (Kaz) Capec

17. Mike Jones (USA) Health Net Maxxis

18. Kairat Baigudinov (Kaz) Capec

19. Ronny Lauke (Ger) Winfix Arnolds

20. Alexandre Nadeau (Can) Volkswagen Trek

21. Jaroslaw Zarebski (Pol) Hoop Ccc Polsat

22. Alexandre Lavallee (Can) Volkswagen Trek

23. Dominique Perras (Can) Canadian National Team

24. Jean-Sebastien Maheu (Can) Volkswagen Trek

25. Scott Moninger (USA) Health Net Maxxis

26. Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling

27. Dominique Rollin (Can) Equipe Quebec

28. Daniel Olszewski (Ger) Winfix Arnolds

29. Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Action Ati

30. Timo Scholz (Ger) Winfix Arnolds

31. Mathieu Toulouse (Can) Equipe Quebec

32. Will Routley (Can) Symmetrics Cycling

33. Thomas Liese (Ger) Winfix Arnolds

34. Seweryn Kohut (Pol) Hoop Ccc Polsat

35. Ian Macgregor (USA) TIA-Cref/5280 Magazine

36. Cameron Evans (Can) Symmetrics Cycling

37. Nathan O’Neill (Aus) Colavita Olive Oil

38. Piotr Chmielewski (Pol) Action Ati

39. Jeff Louder (USA) Navigators Insurance

40. Dan Bowman (USA) TIA-Cref/5280 Magazine

41. Bruno Langlois (Can) Volkswagen Trek

42. Assan Bazaev (Kaz) Capec

43. Adam Wadecki (Pol) Action Ati

44. Kevin Lacombe (Can) Volkswagen Trek

45. Aaron Olson (USA) Colavita Olive Oil

46. Martin St-Laurent (Can) Volkswagen Trek 0:56

47. Todd Yezefski (USA) TIA-Cref/5280 Magazine 1:14

48. Sheldon Deeny (USA) TIA-Cref/5280 Magazine 1:16

49. Bakhtiyar Mamyrov (Kaz) Capec

50. Mathieu Roy (Can) Equipe Quebec

51. Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita Olive Oil

52. Todd Herriott (USA) Colavita Olive Oil

53. Dave Mustaikis (Can) Equipe Quebec

54. Colby Pearce (USA) TIA-Cref/5280 Magazine all s.t.

55. Thorben Wiedtz (Can) Team Ontario 2:09

56. Siro Camponogara (Ita) Navigators Insurance 2:13

57. Vassili Davidenko (Rus) Navigators Insurance s.t.

58. Gordon Fraser (Can) Health Net Maxxis 2:16

59. Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics Cycling s.t.

60. David Mckenzie (Aus) Navigators Insurance 2:54

61. Chris Isaac (Can) Ital Pasta 4:21

62. Creg Henderson (NZl) Health Net Maxxis 5:34

63. BrIce Jones (USA) Health Net Maxxis 5:34

64. Ryan Mckenzie (Can) Canadian National Team 6:22

65. Ariel De Cardenas (Can) Equipe Quebec

66. Blake Caldwell (USA) TIA-Cref/5280 Magazine both s.t.

67. MaximE Vives (Can) Les Espoirs De Laval 6:57

68. Greg Roth (Can) Ital Pasta s.t.

69. Martin Gilbert (Can) Volkswagen Trek 7:02

70. Phil Cortes (Can) Ital Pasta 7:22

71. Daniel Maggiacomo (Can) Ital Pasta

72. Jason Maclaren (Can) Ital Pasta

73. Antoine Studner (Can) Les Espoirs De Laval

74. Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Winfix Arnolds

75. Hayden Godfrey (NZl) Health Net Maxxis

76. Jay Ku (USA) TIA-Cref/5280 Magazine

77. Gustavo Artacho (Arg) Colavita Olive Oil

78. Dylan Sebel (Can) Symmetrics Cycling

79. Dustin Mac Burnie (Can) Les Espoirs De Laval

80. Andrey Medyannikov (Kaz) Capec

81. Ryan Roth (Can) Team Ontario

82. Marsh Cooper (Can) Symmetrics Cycling all s.t.

83. Thorsten Rund (Ger) Winfix Arnolds 7:34

84. Kevin Noiles (Can) Les Espoirs De Laval 12:25

85. Mark Pozniak (Can) Team Ontario 12:48

86. Peter Sanowar (Can) Ital Pasta 18:08

87. Cory Jay (Can) Canadian National Team

88. Andrew Scott (Can) Les Espoirs De Laval both s.t.

89. Sebastien Deschenes (Can) Les Espoirs De Laval 22:07

90. Nathan St-Onge (Can) Les Espoirs De Laval 22:07

91. Buck Miller (Can) Team Ontario 22:36

92. Pierre-Olivier Boily (Can) Equipe Quebec 23:44

93. Yan Deville (Can) Equipe Quebec 24:38

94. Andrew Macdonald (Can) Team Ontario 34:14

95. Jeff Schiller (Can) Team Ontario