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Hincapie aces another stage, Landis almost home free

It hasn’t been easy for Floyd Landis and his Phonak team to defend his lead in the Amgen Tour of California for the past two days, but with the week’s major climbs now completed he’s almost ready to be crowned the historic first winner of America’s richest-ever race. Like Landis, Discovery Channel’s George Hincapie has used the new event to open his season in confident form, adding the stage victory in Santa Barbara Friday three days after he scored a similar success in San José.

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By John Wilcockson

Hincapie wins his second stage

Hincapie wins his second stage

Photo: Graham Watson

It hasn’t been easy for Floyd Landis and his Phonak team to defend his lead in the Amgen Tour of California for the past two days, but with the week’s major climbs now completed he’s almost ready to be crowned the historic first winner of America’s richest-ever race. Like Landis, Discovery Channel’s George Hincapie has used the new event to open his season in confident form, adding the stage victory in Santa Barbara Friday three days after he scored a similar success in San José.

The 169km stage 5, starting from San Luis Obispo, took place on another scenically gorgeous course. It first passed between strawberry, lettuce and cabbage fields on the flat coastal plain, where the Clif Bar intermediate sprints at Arroyo Grande and Guadalupe were won by T-Mobile’s Olaf Pollack and Navigators Insurance’s Ben Brooks, and then headed over rolling green hills past the boutique wineries made famous by the Oscar-winning movie “Sideways.”

Rolling through the California countryside

Rolling through the California countryside

Photo: Graham Watson

A long, straight run through the Santa Ynez Valley preceded the course’s pièce de résistance — the 2155-foot elevation San Marcos Pass — before a long swoop down to the finish on the oceanfront in Santa Barbara. Temperatures were again in the high 60s, with the light winds generally favorable, except on the Category 1 San Marcos climb.

Just like Thursday’s opening, Friday’s stage started with a series of sharp attacks, with the pace averaging 48 kph in the first hour. Landis’s only American teammate, Pat McCarty, said, “People were talking today how bad yesterday was. It was one of those races where it was relatively easy to attack but much harder to stay off the front. That was the first day [in the race] it had been like that, and everybody was ready to attack. Today, there were a lot of attacks but it was more the strong guys doing the damage.”

The right break
“It’s better for us to have a breakaway go than just ride at the front all day,” said Phonak leader Landis, “but we can’t let guys go who are only a minute or two minutes down, so it takes a while for the right breakaway to go.”

On Thursday, that “right” break didn’t happen until more than three hours of racing down the Pacific Coast Highway. But it took only 90 minutes on Friday. It was a counterattack just after an earlier break was reeled in. The move happened just as the peloton left the flattest roads behind and headed into the foothills.

It looked like a smart strategic move because the three teams posing the biggest threat to Landis — CSC, Discovery and Gerolsteiner — each sent someone ahead. And each was a veteran European rider with the ability to later help one of their leaders on the San Marcos climb: Discovery’s Russian Viatcheslav Ekimov and the Germans Jens Voigt of CSC and Sebastian Lang of Gerolsteiner.

With the three Continentals went 22-year-old Nick Reistad of Jelly Belly, a former national collegiate time trial champion, who gained some European experience last year with the national under-23 team. Riding with three of the ProTour peloton’s “strong guys,” Reistad was receiving another big lesson in his cycling education.

The quartet works it

The quartet works it

Photo: Graham Watson

The hard-working quartet reached a maximum lead of 3:25, but after leaving the Santa Ynez Valley, the break hit a series of five short, sharp hills above the blue waters of Cachuma Lake. And by the time the four reached the foot of San Marcos Pass, 10km miles later, the gap had dipped below two minutes.

The Phonak team workers rode tempo on the initial climbs, ensuring that no one escaped before the main item on the day’s agenda. “We pulled until about 5K to go on the climb,” said McCarty, “then me, Martin [Elmiger], Robbie [Hunter] and Nicolas [Jalabert] all dropped off.”

The big climb
With their work completed, they left Landis with Swiss Alexandre Moos and Spaniard Miguel Perdiguero to help him on the meat of the climb. Averaging 7 percent, the San Marcos Pass is a modern, almost straight highway, four lanes wide in places, that crosses a deep ravine on the spectacular Spring Valley viaduct.

It wasn’t the ideal type of climb on which to attack, particularly with the head wind, but Gerolsteiner’s Levi Leipheimer, starting the day 1:10 behind Landis on overall time, didn’t let the conditions intimidate him. He attacked with everything he had.

“I had two teammates just throttle at the bottom like it was a field sprint,” Leipheimer told VeloNews. “I just kept going and nobody followed me. I don’t think they let me go on purpose, but I think it was very hard and they were confident it was going to come back together. I just wanted to get across to the breakaway, where my teammate [Lang] was….

“I went up to the break, [but] unfortunately I caught them a little too quickly, and they couldn’t stay to the top. It was obviously a very good tactic for me. There aren’t that many opportunities left for me in the race and today was a first-category climb and I’ve been feeling good. I’m not just going to sit there, I’m going to make the race and give it everything I’ve got.

“I knew the climb and I knew the downhill and I knew the chances weren’t very good. But at one point it looked like a very good situation.”

After Leipheimer attacked, Landis was paced by his teammates Perdiguero and Moos, but they both fell back when the pace increased a kilometer from the top. In a similar situation on the Sierra Road climb above San José, Landis followed an attack by Leipheimer and T-Mobile’s KoM leader Bernhard Kohl. But, not needing to attack, Landis played it more conservatively Friday.

Landis was well protected

Landis was well protected

Photo: Graham Watson

“The one three days ago was considerably more difficult as far as climbs go,” Landis said. “However, the situation in the race made this one equally as difficult. Our plan going into it was that we didn’t mind if somebody like Levi … got a little bit of time, as long as it wasn’t multiple guys that worked together.

“So Levi went … and it would be wise to keep my team with me rather than try to follow. And if I had [tried to follow] I could count on somebody else attacking as soon as I caught [Levi]. And I didn’t want to deal with that alone.”

Near the top, an acceleration came from Discovery’s Hincapie, who started the day with a 45-second deficit on overall time. “It seemed like the [Phonak] guys were hurting [and] once I saw that Floyd was alone — and I felt really good on the climb — I decided to give it a shot to see if I could get away. But the descent is not very tricky and I still had five or six guys in the group [behind].”

Leipheimer wasn’t surprised that Landis didn’t try to follow Hincapie, saying, “It would probably be a mistake if he reacted too much; he would be isolated. I think he knew if he could follow George, Discovery would rally for the stage win. He was pretty smart about it.”

Leipheimer, after bridging to and then dropping the original break, did have one rider with him. That was the bold Italian Ricardo Ricco of Prodir-Saunier Duval, who was also in the mix on the stage-2 climb of Sierra Road. Leipheimer went over the summit in first place just ahead of Ricco, while Voigt, Lang and Ekimov were 20 seconds back and about to be caught by the Discovery-led chase group.

“It was only the two of us on the downhill,” Leipheimer said, “and the Saunier Duval guy wasn’t very committed, so it was impossible for us to stay away. I made the race, and I came out of it with the [King of the Mountains] jersey, which is not such a bad thing.”

Leipheimer and Ricco

Leipheimer and Ricco

Photo: Graham Watson

There would also be a jersey change in the points competition, because the leader, Thursday’s stage winner José Juan Haedo, wasn’t in the 34-strong group that joined Leipheimer and Ricco near the foot of the 90-kph descent. And then Ekimov, Paolo Savoldelli, Michael Barry, Tom Danielson and Janez Brajkovic powered the leaders into the streets of Santa Barbara.

Savoldelli and Barry were at the front until 300 meters to go, and then left the rest to Hincapie. “It was a long way to start the sprint,” Hincapie said, “and the last 150 I was counting every meter. It took a long time.”

Even so, Hincapie had a three-length margin over the runner-up, Fabian Wegmann of Gerolsteiner, while Davitamon-Lotto’s Chris Horner came in third.

Discovery lines it out

Discovery lines it out

Photo: Graham Watson

In the end, there was no change in the top 10 overall, partly because CSC’s Dave Zabriskie and Bobby Julich, second and third respectively, didn’t follow Leipheimer’s tactic on Friday. “I’m not very impressed with their tactics,” said Leipheimer. “They’re not very aggressive, and they haven’t won a stage yet. They have second and third on GC, but they haven’t won anything.

“I can’t see Dave or Bobby attacking, [over the weekend]. There’s just not a lot of opportunities left. Today was one, and I had to take it. Ideally, if Discovery had sent Danielson with me, or if CSC had sent Bobby, that would have been ideal, but I think when it comes to the climbs they’re a little bit afraid. They just want to conserve their spot on GC.”

Floyd Landis is not complaining. All his has his sights set on right now is the finish line at Redondo Beach on Sunday.

What’s next: Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks
With the GC all but decided, it’s time for the sprinters’ teams to do battle. The 90-mile stage from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks features four KOM climbs before three laps of a three-mile finishing circuit at title sponsor Amgen’s corporate campus. Will Haedo make it three for three, or will Health Net-Maxxis deliver Gord Fraser or Greg Henderson to the line? Don’t expect to see Phonak’s Robert Hunter in the mix, as he’s working at the front for Landis. Other sprinters looking for victory include T-Mobile’s Olaf Pollack, Davitamon-Lotto’s Fred Rodriguez, Gerolsteiner’s Rene Haselbacher and Fabian Wegmann, CSC’s Stuart O’Grady and, (why not?), points leader George Hincapie.

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Results are posted.

Jerseys
Race leader: Landis
Points leader: Hincapie
Climber: Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner)
Most aggressive: Nick Reistad (Jelly Belly)
Best young rider: Tom Peterson (TIAA-CREF)

VeloNews senior writer Neal Rogers contributed to this report.

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Results

Results

1. George Hincapie (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 3:52:02

2. Fabian Wegmann (G), Gerolsteiner, same time

3. Christopher Horner (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.

4. Josep Jufre Pou (Sp), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.

5. Riccardo Ricco (I), Saunier Duval, s.t.

6. Sebastian Lang (G), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

7. Hayden Roulston (NZl), Health Net Maxxis, s.t.

8. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

9. Scott Davis (Aus), T-Mobile, s.t.

10. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, s.t.

11. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

12. Martin Perdiguero Miguel Angel (Sp), Phonak, s.t.

13. Christian Vandevelde (USA), CSC, s.t.

14. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, s.t.

15. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United, s.t.

16. Nicolas Vogondy (F), Credit Agricole, s.t.

17. Gomez Marchante José Angel (Sp), Saunier Duval, s.t.

18. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, s.t.

19. Alexandre Moos (Swi), Phonak, s.t.

20. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, s.t.

21. Bernhard Kohl (A), T-Mobile, s.t.

22. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

23. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

24. Glen Alan Chadwick (Aus), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

25. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, s.t.

26. Cadel Evans (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.

27. Nathan O'Neill (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, s.t.

28. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

29. Saul Raisin (USA), Credit Agricole, s.t.

30. Jason McCartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

31. Pauriol Rémi (F), Credit Agricole, s.t.

32. Koldo Gil Perez (Sp), Saunier Duval, s.t.

33. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

34. Michael Barry (Can), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

35. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 0:10

36. Paolo Savoldelli (I), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 0:20

37. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, at 1:13

38. Mads Kaggestad (Nor), Credit Agricole, s.t.

39. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, s.t.

40. Sven Krauss (G), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

41. Scott Moninger (USA), Health Net Maxxis, s.t.

42. Olaf Pollack (G), T-Mobile, s.t.

43. Korff André (G), T-Mobile, s.t.

44. Torsten Hiekmann (G), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

45. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

46. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

47. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

48. Karsten Kroon (Nl), CSC, s.t.

49. Stuart O'Grady (Aus), CSC, s.t.

50. Antonio Cruz (USA), Toyota-United, s.t.

51. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, s.t.

52. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, s.t.

53. Arquimides Lam (Mex), s.t.

54. Michael Rogers (Aus), T-Mobile, s.t.

55. Steve Zampieri (Swi), Phonak, s.t.

56. Brian Jensen (USA), Jelly Belly, at 3:25

57. Viktor Rapinski (Blr), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, s.t.

58. Portal Sébastien (F), Credit Agricole, s.t.

59. Gordon Fraser (Can), Health Net Maxxis, s.t.

60. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, at 6:10

61. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, s.t.

62. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, s.t.

63. Kilian Patour (F), Credit Agricole, s.t.

64. Dominique Perras (Can), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, s.t.

65. Michael Creed (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

66. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

67. Bart Dockx (B), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.

68. Jesus Zarate (Mex) , s.t.

69. Jean Marc Marino (F), Credit Agricole, s.t.

70. Nicolas Jalabert (F), Phonak, s.t.

71. Charles Dionne (Can), Saunier Duval, at 6:24

72. Mariano Friedick (USA), Toyota-United, s.t.

73. Mark Walters (Can), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

74. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

75. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

76. Greipel André (G), T-Mobile, s.t.

77. Michael Jones (USA), Health Net Maxxis, at 10:48

78. Scott Zwizanski (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, s.t.

79. Garcia José-Manuel (Mex), Toyota-United, s.t.

80. Fausto Esparza (Mex) , s.t.

81. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), CSC, s.t.

82. Martin Elmiger (Swi), Phonak, s.t.

83. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, s.t.

84. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

85. Aaron Olsen (USA), Saunier Duval, s.t.

86. Brice Jones (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

87. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, s.t.

88. Michael Friedman (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

89. Taylor Tolleson (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

90. Mike Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis, s.t.

91. Gregory Henderson (NZl), Health Net Maxxis, s.t.

92. Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

93. Gilberto Simoni (I), Saunier Duval, s.t.

94. Benjamin Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

95. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, s.t.

96. Kyle Wamsley (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, s.t.

97. Frank Hoj (Dk), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

98. Lars Ytting Bak (Dk), CSC, s.t.

99. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.

100. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, s.t.

101. Mc Carty Jonathan Patrick (USA), Phonak, s.t.

102. David O'Loughlin (IRL), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

103. Kirk Albers (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

104. Jackson Stewart (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, s.t.

105. David Kopp (G), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

106. Haselbacher René (A), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

107. Mark Mccormack (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 13:02

Bastiaan Giling (Nl), T-Mobile, s.t.

Frantisek Rabon (Cz), T-Mobile, s.t.

Martin Gilbert (Can), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, s.t.

Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, s.t.

Overall (after stage 5)

1. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak

2. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, at 0:29

3. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, at 0:34

4. George Hincapie (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 0:45

5. Nathan O'Neill (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, at 1:08

6. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Gerolsteiner, at 1:10

7. Cadel Evans (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, at 1:29

8. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 1:49

9. Christian Vandevelde (USA), CSC, at 1:55

10. Jason McCartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 1:58

11. Nicolas Vogondy (F), Credit Agricole, at 2:14

12. Bernhard Kohl (A), T-Mobile, at 2:15

13. Christopher Horner (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, at 2:17

14. Josep Jufre Pou (Sp), Davitamon-Lotto, at 2:20

15. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance, at 2:32

16. Pauriol Rémi (F), Credit Agricole, at 2:52

17. Michael Barry (Can), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 2:56

18. Saul Raisin (USA), Credit Agricole, at 3:11

19. Alexandre Moos (Swi), Phonak, at 3:22

20. Gomez Marchante José Angel (Sp), Saunier Duval

21. Riccardo Ricco (I), Saunier Duval, at 4:10

22. Hayden Roulston (NZl), Health Net Maxxis, at 4:31

23. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 5:30

24. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United, at 6:13

25. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, at 6:20

26. Glen Alan Chadwick (Aus), Navigators Insurance, at 6:32

27. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance, at 6:49

28. Paolo Savoldelli (I), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 6:52

29. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, at 7:03

30. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF, at 7:34

31. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 7:36

32. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, at 7:39

33. Karsten Kroon (Nl), CSC, at 7:43

34. Torsten Hiekmann (G), Gerolsteiner, at 7:52

35. Koldo Gil Perez (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 8:02

36. Scott Moninger (USA), Health Net Maxxis, at 8:56

37. Mads Kaggestad (Nor), Credit Agricole, at 9:11

38. Antonio Cruz (USA), Toyota-United, at 9:13

39. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, at 9:23

40. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF, at 9:35

41. Steve Zampieri (Swi), Phonak, at 10:17

42. Scott Davis (Aus), T-Mobile, at 11:09

43. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, at 11:56

44. Sebastian Lang (G), Gerolsteiner, at 12:07

45. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, at 12:26

46. Stuart O'Grady (Aus), CSC, at 12:29

47. Nicolas Jalabert (F), Phonak, at 12:48

48. Brian Jensen (USA), Jelly Belly, at 13:01

49. Michael Creed (USA), TIAA-CREF, at 13:30

50. Arquimides Lam (Mex), at 14:15

51. Martin Perdiguero Miguel Angel (Sp), Phonak, at 14:16

52. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, at 15:47

53. Dominique Perras (Can), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, at 16:35

54. Bart Dockx (B), Davitamon-Lotto, at 16:38

55. Gilberto Simoni (I), Saunier Duval, at 16:50

56. Korff André (G), T-Mobile

57. Greipel André (G), T-Mobile, at 17:22

58. Portal Sébastien (F), Credit Agricole, at 17:50

59. Michael Rogers (Aus), T-Mobile, at 18:04

60. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, at 18:21

61. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, at 18:45

62. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 18:47

63. Olaf Pollack (G), T-Mobile, at 18:57

64. Martin Elmiger (Swi), Phonak, at 19:08

65. Mc Carty Jonathan Patrick (USA), Phonak, at 19:10

66. Kilian Patour (F), Credit Agricole, at 19:25

67. Jean Marc Marino (F), Credit Agricole, at 19:58

68. Taylor Tolleson (USA), TIAA-CREF, at 20:17

69. Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF, at 20:21

70. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, at 20:24

71. Mark Walters (Can), Navigators Insurance, at 20:30

72. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Jelly Belly, at 20:46

73. David O'Loughlin (IRL), Navigators Insurance, at 20:57

74. Sven Krauss (G), Gerolsteiner, at 21:19

75. Viktor Rapinski (Blr), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 21:20

76. Gordon Fraser (Can), Health Net Maxxis, at 21:36

77. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), CSC, at 21:56

78. Michael Jones (USA), Health Net Maxxis, at 22:02

79. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, at 22:43

80. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, at 24:31

81. Scott Zwizanski (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, at 24:38

82. Mariano Friedick (USA), Toyota-United, at 24:41

83. David Kopp (G), Gerolsteiner, at 24:50

84. Frank Hoj (Dk), Gerolsteiner, at 25:01

85. Fausto Esparza (Mex), at 25:18

86. Kyle Wamsley (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 25:42

87. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, at 25:59

88. Haselbacher René (A), Gerolsteiner, at 26:10

89. Fabian Wegmann (G), Gerolsteiner, at 26:13

90. Benjamin Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance, at 26:39

91. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly, at 27:01

92. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, at 27:04

93. Lars Ytting Bak (Dk), CSC, at 27:40

94. Michael Friedman (USA), TIAA-CREF, at 27:52

95. Charles Dionne (Can), Saunier Duval, at 28:16

96. Garcia José-Manuel (Mex), Toyota-United, at 28:22

97. Aaron Olsen (USA), Saunier Duval, at 28:55

98. Gregory Henderson (NZl), Health Net Maxxis, at 29:25

99. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance, at 29:31

100. Jesus Zarate (Mex), at 30:05

101. Mike Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis, at 30:52

102. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, at 31:04

103. Jackson Stewart (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, at 31:05

104. Kirk Albers (USA), Jelly Belly, at 31:15

105. Brice Jones (USA), Jelly Belly, at 31:24

106. Mark Mccormack (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 32:05

107. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 40:45