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Leipheimer wins Lookout Mountain ITT; Brajkovic takes lead in Georgia

The Discovery Channel juggernaut continued its rampage through the 2007 race season on Thursday, with American Levi Leipheimer taking victory in the Tour de Georgia’s stage 4 time trial, while teammate Janez Brajkovic moved into the overall race lead. Now, with massive climbing horsepower behind him in the form of Leipheimer and Tom Danielson, it’s all but assured that the lithe, 23-year-old Slovenian will be wearing yellow three days from now when this seven-day race finishes up in downtown Atlanta.

By Jason Sumner, VeloNews.com

Leipheimer rides to the stage win

Leipheimer rides to the stage win

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

The Discovery Channel juggernaut continued its rampage through the 2007 race season on Thursday, with American Levi Leipheimer taking victory in the Tour de Georgia’s stage 4 time trial, while teammate Janez Brajkovic moved into the overall race lead.

Now, with massive climbing horsepower behind him in the form of Leipheimer and Tom Danielson, it’s all but assured that the lithe, 23-year-old Slovenian will be wearing yellow three days from now when this seven-day race finishes up in downtown Atlanta.
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“Today is what I was worried about,” said Brajkovic in the finish corral moments after taking 11th in the time trial, but placing in front of main GC challengers Christian Vande Velde (CSC) and David Gracia Cañada (Saunier Duval-Prodir). “We will keep the jersey tomorrow. I’m sure of that. I’m not worried now.”

Brajkovic time-trialed well enough to move into the overall lead

Brajkovic time-trialed well enough to move into the overall lead

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Friday brings the Georgia tour’s marquee stage, the 107-mile trip from Dalton to Brasstown Bald. Brajkovic holds a 12-second lead over Vande Velde, with Rubens Bertogliati sitting third at 1:22. But while Discovery brought its A-team climbers, Vande Velde will likely have to fend for himself if he hopes to challenge Brajkovic.

“I’m not going to worry to much about what they do,” said Vande Velde, who ended up 12th on stage 4. “I’ve just got to get up the climb any way I can.”

The hors categorie ascent concludes at the highest point in Georgia, 4783 feet above sea level.

On Thursday, Leipheimer was the only rider to break the 45-minute mark, posting a 44:51 in the uphill time trial, which started in the Civil War battlefield town of Chickamauga and finished 18.9 miles later atop Lookout Mountain. CSC’s David Zabriskie was second, at 41 seconds back, with Aussie time trial specialist Nathan O’Neill (Health Net-Maxxis) third, at 1:18. Danielson and reigning under-23 world time trial champion Dominique Cornu (Predictor-Lotto) rounded out the top five.

“It wasn’t easy, but what a beautiful course,” said Leipheimer, who added this TT win to the Tour of California prologue, time trial and overall race victories he picked up in February. “This course really separates the riders. You need the power and the experience to know when to push and when to recover. It was always back and forth, speeding up and slowing down. Between seven and three kilometers to go it kept rolling up and down. I kept thinking, ‘this is the last roller,’ and then there was another one. I was a little bit crossed eyed at the end, so I guess I rode it the right way.”

Following Wednesday’s curious affair, where 13 riders were allowed to gain more than 29 minutes on the field, Thursday got under way at 11 a.m. EST under clear skies. Weather did play a factor, however, with a brisk wind blowing steadily throughout the stage. The field was down to 113 after Navigators’ Ciaran Power was a DNS, the victim of a crash on the descent into Chattanooga. Power was taken to the hospital for a CAT scan, and while results were negative he was held out of the TT. Navigators lost another rider Thursday, when Viktor Rapinski missed the time cut.

Early fast TT times hovered in the 48-minute range until Slipstream-Chipotle’s Timmy Duggan rolled across in 47:54. His time in the hot seat didn’t last long, with his minute man Brian Vandborg (CSC) carding a 47:11. From there the top mark changed hands five more times, with Scottish time-trial specialist David Millar (Saunier Duval-Prodir), Dominique Cornu (Predictor-Lotto), O’Neill, Zabriskie and finally Leipheimer all taking it lower.

“It was good. I enjoyed it,” said Millar, who won the Paris-Nice prologue and will be among the favorites to take yellow at the Tour de France start in London this July. “I had no idea where I was going. I hadn’t seen the course so I lost a few seconds in that final few k. It was a great course, but I could have done with seeing it, to be honest, but I just didn’t have time to get up there.”

That was not a problem for O’Neill, who lives in Georgia and scouted the course last month. Unfortunately, that trip turned sour when O’Neill was involved in a car accident on his way home. He escaped serious injury but a photo posted on his website of the vehicle he was traveling in revealed the grisly extent of the incident. The SUV was mangled beyond recognition and two other passengers were flown to area hospitals. (Both have since been released.)

“I rode the Rome-to-Chattanooga stage, then this course the following day,” explained O’Neill, an eight-time Australian national time trial champion. “The next day was when we had the accident on I-75, and I’ve been on antibiotics since then because I had a staph infection in my arm [where he received stitches]. I figured when the GC went south yesterday, I’d throw everything into today.”

It was a solid effort considering the circumstances, but not enough to hold off Leipheimer, who is off to one of the best starts of his career. Putting 41 seconds into reigning U.S. national time trial champion Zabriskie is no small feat.

“I felt like I had a good ride, but I guess it wasn’t good enough,” said Zabriskie, who passed five riders, including minute man George Hincapie, on the run up the Lookout Mountain climb.

With the stage all but settled, the attention turned to the GC. Cañada entered the day in yellow with a three-second advantage over Brajkovic and Vande Velde. But the Spaniard imploded on the steep pitches of the time-trial course, ceding more than two minutes to his main rivals.

“For my style, the top of the course was not good,” Cañada admitted. “There was a lot of up and down. It was difficult after yesterday. Tomorrow is the deciding day. There is a hill that can still make a big difference. That is what I’m focusing on.”

Must be 5 o'clock somewhere

Must be 5 o’clock somewhere

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Brave words for sure, but don’t expect them to amount to much. This race is Brajkovic’s to lose, and that’s not something Discovery Channel seems willing to let happen.

Flying blind
A number of big-name riders did not pre-ride or drive the course before their start today, which cost each of them at least a few seconds. Although most of the 30.4km race featured winding climbs and descents, the final four kilometers challenged a rider’s handling skills almost as much as his fitness. After dropping down a steep hill at 60kph at the 4km-to-go mark, riders had to hit the brakes and bank hard to the left just before a huge cliff — and a stunning view of Tennessee and Georgia below Lookout Mountain — opened in front of them.

Riders had no time for sightseeing, though, as other blind turns and sharp kickers demanded their full attention all the way to the finish. Millar finished sixth, 1:47 down on Leipheimer, while Danny Pate (Slipstream-Chipotle), finished seventh at 1:55 down.

Baldwin was crowded out of his course preview

Baldwin was crowded out of his course preview

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

The former world U23 time-trial champion said he didn’t bother to drive the course this morning. “I didn’t think it was worth my energy of driving out and seeing it,” Pate said. “It would have saved me probably 10 or 15 seconds, but it wasn’t worth driving a half hour to see it, because that would have probably slowed me down 30 seconds doing all that driving around.”

Two-time national time-trial champion Chris Baldwin (Toyota-United) tried to drive the route.

“We tried to see the course this morning, but it was so chaotic with so many [amateur] riders and the cops,” said Baldwin, who finished 22nd, 3:39 down.

“The [Discovery Channel] guys were riding and they had a police caravan and we couldn’t get around it, so we turned around. So unfortunately, we knew we needed to see it but we didn’t. I didn’t know the last 2k at all. I was very, very slow through there.

The new race leader

The new race leader

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

“But honestly, that stuff is technical, and you feel like you’re losing minutes because you’re riding the brakes, but in reality you’re just losing seconds. Either you have the legs or you don’t.” — VeloNews editor Ben Delaney contributed to this story

Tour de Georgia — Stage 4
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Stage

1 Levi Leipheimer (USA), Discovery Channel, 44:51
2 David Zabriskie (USA), Team CSC, 45:32
3 Nathan O’Neill (Aus), Health Net-Maxxis, 46:09
4 Tom Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel, 46:22
5 Dominique Cornu (B), Predictor-Lotto, 46:32
6 David Millar, (GB), Prodir-Saunier Duval, 46:38
7 Danny Pate (USA), Team Slipstream, 46:46
8 George Hincapie (USA), Discovery Channel, 47:06
9 Brian Vandborg (Den), Discovery Channel, 47:11
10 Ben Day (Aus), Navigators Insurance, 47:19

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1. Janez Brajkovic (Slo), Discovery Channel
2. Christian Vande Velde (USA), CSC, at 0:12
3. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Saunier Duval-Prodir, at 1:22
4. Jeff Louder (USA), Health Net-Maxxis, at 2:20
5. David Canada Gracia (Sp), Saunier Duval-Prodir, at 2:22
6. Kevin Seeldraeyers (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, at 3:32
7. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, at 4:27
8. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net-Maxxis, at 5:09
9. Lucas Euser (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, at 7:26
10. Ivan Santaromita (Swi), Quick Step-Innergetic, at 8:58

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Results

Stage 4
1. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Discovery Channel, 44:51

2. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, 45:32

3. Nathan O'Neill (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 46:09

4. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel, 46:22

5. Dominique Cornu (B), Predictor-Lotto, 46:32

6. David Millar (GB), Saunier Duval, 46:38

7. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 46:46

8. George Hincapie (USA), Discovery Channel, 47:06

9. Brian Vandborg (Dk), Discovery Channel, 47:11

10. Ben Day (Aus), Navigators Insurance, 47:19

11. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel, 47:28

12. Christian Vande Velde (USA), CSC, 47:40

13. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN), Health Net Maxxis, 47:43

14. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 47:45

15. Timothy Duggan (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 47:54

16. Anthony Colby (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 47:55

17. Philip Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance, 48:02

18. Matthew Goss (Aus), CSC, 48:04

19. Michael Blaudzun (Dk), CSC, 48:20

20. Benjamin (USA), Priority Health-Bissell, 48:22

21. Hubert Schwab (Swi), Quick Step-Innergetic, 48:27

22. Christopher Baldwin (USA), TUT, 48:30

23. Glen Chadwick (NZl), Navigators Insurance, 48:30

24. Jason Donald (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 48:39

25. Gilberto Simoni (I), Saunier Duval, 48:41

26. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Saunier Duval, 48:50

27. Justin England (USA), TUT, 48:56

28. Asle Kurt Asle (Nor), CSC, 48:59

29. Thomas Peterson (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 49:01

30. Craig Lewis (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 49:01

31. Cesar Grajales (Col), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 49:01

32. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC, 49:05

33. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, 49:06

34. Pavel Padrnos (Cz), Discovery Channel, 49:11

35. Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance, 49:27

36. Jeff Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 49:48

37. David Mccann (IRL), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 49:49

38. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 49:49

39. David Canada Gracia (Sp), Saunier Duval, 49:53

40. Ivan Stevic (SCG), TUT, 49:54

41. Tyler Hamilton (USA), TCS, 49:58

42. Christophe Brandt (B), Predictor-Lotto, 50:04

43. Christopher Wherry (USA), TUT, 50:07

44. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 50:08

45. Adam Bergman (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 50:28

46. Jackson Stewart (USA), BMC, 50:31

47. Ivan Dominguez (CUB), TUT, 50:33

48. Edward King (USA), Priority Health-Bissell, 50:33

49. Trent Wilson (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 50:34

50. Guido Trentin (I), Saunier Duval, 50:46

51. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 50:46

52. Pavel Brutt (Rus), TCS, 50:48

53. Cameron Wurf (Aus), Priority Health-Bissell, 50:49

54. Jonathan Mc Carty (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 50:50

55. Andrea Tonti (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 50:55

56. Richard England (Aus), Priority Health-Bissell, 50:59

57. Kevin Seeldraeyers (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 51:00

58. Burke Swindlehurst T (USA), TUT, 51:08

59. Ben Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance, 51:09

60. Caleb Manion (Aus), TUT, 51:15

61. Ian Mckissick (USA), BMC, 51:15

62. Nicholas Reistad (USA), U-23 National Team, 51:26

63. Hendricus Vogels (Aus), TUT, 51:30

64. Elia Aggiano (I), TCS, 51:31

65. Douglas Ollerenshaw (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 51:34

66. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 51:35

67. John Devine (USA), U-23 National Team, 51:36

68. Christophe Rinero (F), Saunier Duval, 51:37

69. Jonathan Garcia (USA), BMC, 51:37

70. Leonardo Scarselli (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 51:37

71. Charles Dionne (CAN), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 51:46

72. Alessandro Proni (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 51:48

73. Michael Lange (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 51:50

74. Maarten Wijnants (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 51:51

75. Gianni Meersman (B), Discovery Channel, 51:53

76. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Predictor-Lotto, 52:04

77. Geert Steurs (B), Predictor-Lotto, 52:05

78. Austin King (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 52:06

79. Matt Shriver (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 52:06

80. Daniele Contrini (I), TCS, 52:12

81. Preben Van Hecke (B), Predictor-Lotto, 52:12

82. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 52:15

83. Tommy Nankervis (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 52:17

84. Eric Keim (USA), U-23 National Team, 52:18

85. Scott Moninger (USA), BMC, 52:21

86. Scott Zwizanski (USA), Priority Health-Bissell, 52:23

87. Olivier Kaisen (B), Predictor-Lotto, 52:28

88. Ivan Santaromita (Swi), Quick Step-Innergetic, 52:32

89. Lucas Euser (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 52:35

90. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 52:38

91. Haedo Juan José (ARG), CSC, 52:52

92. Kirk O'Bee (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 52:58

93. Ruggero Marzoli (I), TCS, 53:01

94. Evan Elken (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 53:03

95. Garrett Peltonen (USA), Priority Health-Bissell, 53:03

96. Brian Dziewa (USA), U-23 National Team, 53:31

97. Cody Stevenson (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 53:34

98. Peter Hatton (Aus), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 53:41

99. Mauro Facci (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 53:43

100. Sheldon Deeny (USA), U-23 National Team, 53:48

101. Anders Lund (Dk), CSC, 53:50

102. Jacob Rosenbarger (USA), BMC, 53:55

103. Omer Kem (USA), Priority Health-Bissell, 53:56

104. Nicolas Gates (Aus), Predictor-Lotto, 53:57

105. Martin Pedersen (Dk), CSC, 54:04

106. Stefano Zanini (I), Predictor-Lotto, 54:07

107. Steffen Weigold (G), TCS, 54:26

108. Gustavo Artacho (ARG), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 54:50

109. Emile Abraham (TRI), Priority Health-Bissell, 54:54

110. Chad Beyer (USA), U-23 National Team, 55:21

111. Eric Riggs (USA), U-23 National Team, 55:28

112. Caleb Fairly (USA), U-23 National Team, 55:50

113. Viktar Rapinski (Blr), Navigators Insurance, 1:00:17

Overall, after Stage 4
1. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel, 14:21:52

2. Christian Vande Velde (USA) CSC, at 0:12

3. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Saunier Duval, at 1:22

4. Jeff Louder (USA) Health Net Maxxis, at 2:20

5. David Canada Gracia (Sp) Saunier Duval, at 2:22

6. Kevin Seeldraeyers (B) Quick Step-Innergetic, at 3:32

7. Scott Nydam (USA) BMC, at 4:27

8. Timothy Johnson (USA) Health Net Maxxis, at 5:09

9. Lucas Euser (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle, at 7:26

10. Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Quick Step-Innergetic, at 8:58

11. Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 9:04

12. Gianni Meersman (B) Discovery Channel, at 10:53

13. Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel, at 26:26

14. David Zabriskie (USA) CSC, at 27:07

15. Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Health Net Maxxis, at 27:47

16. Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel, at 27:57

17. Dominique Cornu (B) Predictor-Lotto, at 28:10

18. Ben Day (Aus) Navigators Insurance, at 28:13

19. David Millar (GB) Saunier Duval, at 28:16

20. Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle, at 28:24

21. George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel, at 28:41

22. Brian Vandborg (Dk) Discovery Channel, at 29:09

23. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Health Net Maxxis, at 29:18

24. Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net Maxxis, at 29:20

25. Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 29:33

26. Philip Zajicek (USA) Navigators Insurance, at 29:40

27. Timothy Duggan (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle, at 29:52

28. Michael Blaudzun (Dk) CSC, at 29:58

29. Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step-Innergetic, at 30:05

30. Christopher Baldwin (USA) TOYOTA-UNITED, at 30:08

31. Jason Donald (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle, at 30:14

32. Gilberto Simoni (I) Saunier Duval, at 30:19

33. Matthew Goss (Aus) CSC, at 30:24

34. Justin England (USA) TOYOTA-UNITED, at 30:34

35. Thomas Peterson (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle, at 30:39

36. Benjamin (USA) Priority Health-Bissell

37. Craig Lewis (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle

38. Cesar Grajales (Col) Jittery Joe's Coffee

39. Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Navigators Insurance, at 30:41

40. Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC, at 30:43

41. Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Navigators Insurance, at 31:05

42. Pavel Padrnos (Cz) Discovery Channel, at 31:09

43. Ivan Stevic (SCG) TOYOTA-UNITED, at 31:17

44. David Mccann (IRL) Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 31:27

45. Tyler Hamilton (USA) TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS, at 31:36

46. Christophe Brandt (B) Predictor-Lotto, at 31:42

47. Neil Shirley (USA) Jittery Joe's Coffee, at 31:46

48. Edward King (USA) Priority Health-Bissell, at 32:11

49. Trent Wilson (Aus) Jittery Joe's Coffee, at 32:12

50. Douglas Ollerenshaw (USA) Health Net Maxxis, at 32:19

51. Guido Trentin (I) Saunier Duval, at 32:24

52. Karl Menzies (Aus) Health Net Maxxis

53. Pavel Brutt (Rus) TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS, at 32:26

54. Daniele Contrini (I) TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS, at 32:28

55. Jonathan Mc Carty (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle

56. Andrea Tonti (I) Quick Step-Innergetic, at 32:32

57. Ben Brooks (Aus) Navigators Insurance, at 32:47

58. Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC, at 32:51

59. Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC, at 32:53

60. Ivan Dominguez (CUB) TOYOTA-UNITED, at 33:00

61. John Devine (USA) U-23 National Team, at 33:14

62. Christophe Rinero (F) Saunier Duval, at 33:15

63. Leonardo Scarselli (I) Quick Step-Innergetic

64. Glen Chadwick (NZl) Navigators Insurance, at 33:17

65. Charles Dionne (CAN) Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 33:21

66. Alessandro Proni (I) Quick Step-Innergetic, at 33:23

67. Hendricus Vogels (Aus) TOYOTA-UNITED, at 33:28

68. Maarten Wijnants (B) Quick Step-Innergetic, at 33:29

69. Fred Rodriguez (USA) Predictor-Lotto, at 33:35

70. Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC

71. Caleb Manion (Aus) TOYOTA-UNITED, at 33:40

72. Geert Steurs (B) Predictor-Lotto, at 33:43

73. Preben Van Hecke (B) Predictor-Lotto, at 33:50

74. Asle Kurt Asle (Nor) CSC, at 33:52

75. Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Jittery Joe's Coffee, at 33:55

76. Scott Moninger (USA) BMC, at 33:59

77. Michael Lange (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle, at 34:07

78. Haedo Juan José (ARG) CSC, at 34:21

79. Olivier Kaisen (B) Predictor-Lotto, at 34:35

80. Ruggero Marzoli (I) TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS, at 34:39

81. Davide Frattini (I) Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 34:42

82. Christopher Wherry (USA) TOYOTA-UNITED, at 35:10

83. Peter Hatton (Aus) Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 35:19

84. Kirk O'Bee (USA) Health Net Maxxis, at 35:25

85. Sheldon Deeny (USA) U-23 National Team, at 35:26

86. Eric Keim (USA) U-23 National Team, at 35:34

87. Jacob Rosenbarger (USA) BMC, at 36:02

88. Burke Swindlehurst T (USA) TOYOTA-UNITED, at 36:11

89. Nicolas Gates (Aus) Predictor-Lotto, at 36:17

90. Cody Stevenson (Aus) Jittery Joe's Coffee, at 36:21

91. Emile Abraham (TRI) Priority Health-Bissell, at 36:30

92. Adam Bergman (USA) Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 36:34

93. Gustavo Artacho (ARG) Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, at 36:48

94. Cameron Wurf (Aus) Priority Health-Bissell, at 37:29

95. Matt Shriver (USA) Jittery Joe's Coffee, at 37:53

96. Chad Beyer (USA) U-23 National Team, at 38:10

97. Mauro Facci (I) Quick Step-Innergetic, at 38:36

98. Anders Lund (Dk) CSC, at 38:53

99. Martin Pedersen (Dk) CSC, at 39:07

100. Elia Aggiano (I) TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS, at 39:10

101. Evan Elken (USA) Jittery Joe's Coffee, at 39:12

102. Steffen Weigold (G) TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS, at 39:19

103. Austin King (USA) Jittery Joe's Coffee, at 39:42

104. Eric Riggs (USA) U-23 National Team, at 39:52

105. Scott Zwizanski (USA) Priority Health-Bissell, at 40:29

106. Richard England (Aus) Priority Health-Bissell, at 40:49

107. Nicholas Reistad (USA) U-23 National Team, at 41:22

108. Brian Dziewa (USA) U-23 National Team, at 41:43

109. Omer Kem (USA) Priority Health-Bissell, at 44:32

110. Stefano Zanini (I) Predictor-Lotto, at 46:23

111. Caleb Fairly (USA) U-23 National Team, at 46:26

112. Garrett Peltonen (USA) Priority Health-Bissell, at 46:33