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Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Report, Full Results, Photos – Sagan Triumphs to Take Race Lead, Britton 27th UPDATED

by pedalmag.com
Sagan takes the Stage 6 ITT [P] Cor Vos
May 15, 2015 (Santa Clarita, CA) – Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan, the winningest cyclist of the Amgen Tour of California, seized the overall race lead along with the Individual Time Trial at the 10th annual race. Due to snow at Big Bear Lake on the original time trial course, the Amgen Tour of California Time Trial, presented by Lexus, moved to Santa Clarita and Six Flags Magic Mountain. The blistering fast and flat 6.6-mile/10.62km course saw a lot of action today, hosting both the Men’s and Women’s Time Trial events.

In the men’s event, the fairly short course with virtually no elevation made the winner difficult to predict – would it be a specialist rider, or someone looking to take over the general classification with the valuable time bonus for placing first today?

Jos Van Emden [P] Cor Vos

The 2010 Dutch Time Trial Champion Jos Van Emden (Team JumboNL-Lotto) laid down a phenomenal time of 12:46 early in the day, which kept him in first place for nearly two hours. Not until (second to last rider) Sagan’s determined ride was Van Emden unseated by 15 seconds, though several other riders came very close: 22-year-old SRAM Best Young Rider Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) of Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team placed third (+19); BMC Racing Team’s Joseph Rosskopf (USA) came in fourth (+:20) and Sagan’s teammate Daniele Bennati (ITA) finished fifth (+:22). Other favorites for the day, two-time U.S. National Time Trial Champion Tom Zirbel of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies and Team Sky’s Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (COL), finished sixth and seventh respectively (+:26).

Final podium [P] Cor Vos
“Today, my biggest objective was to take the leader jersey,” said Sagan, who increased his career Amgen Tour of California stage wins to 13 today. “I wanted to do my best for today, and I am very happy for the victory and also for the yellow jersey.”

“Over the winter, I spent more time on my time-trial position and carried out tests in the Specialized wind tunnel as well as on race tracks in Europe after Paris-Roubaix. That had, undoubtedly, a positive impact on my time-trial performance. If Maciej Bodnar had been here, I am sure he would have won and we could have had two Tinkoff-Saxo riders on the podium,” added Sagan.

Today’s time trial result set up a tight leader board for both the overall win and the jersey competitions. Sagan has won the Sprint points competition for five years running and will be battling Sunday to earn the lead back from Mark Cavendish (GBR) of Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team.

Mark Cavendish [P] Cor Vos

In the general classification, the top-9 cyclists are separated by less than one minute. Sagan’s performance today puts him in the overall lead by 28 seconds. However, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to defend the yellow jersey on tomorrow’s mountainous stage as many are waiting in the wings to strike, including former race champion Robert Gesink (NED) of TeamLottoNL-Jumbo, who remains in the general classification top-10 by placing ninth today.

Robert Gesink [P] Cor Vos
Toms Skujins (LAT), Hincapie Racing Team’s 23-year old rider who has led the field since Tuesday, slipped to second place overall (+:28) after today’s time trial. Alaphilippe is nearby in third (+:45).

Jersey leaders [P] Cor Vos

“Tomorrow, we’ll see how it goes… In the end, it will come down to those last 7k,” said Skujins of his chances of taking back the Amgen Race Leader Jersey tomorrow. “Right now I’m feeling good, but tomorrow’s another day… I’m looking forward to tomorrow and trying to move up in the GC that one spot.”

Results

1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:12:32
2. Jos van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:15
3. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:19
4. Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:20
5. Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:22
6. Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:26
7. Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky
8. Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:27
9. Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
10. Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:28
11. Ben King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:29
12. Markel Irizar Aranburu (Esp) Trek Factory Racing 0:31
13. Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 0:33
14. Dion Smith (Nzl) Hincapie Racing Team 0:34
15. Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
16. Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Esp) Trek Factory Racing 0:35
17. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Gbr) Axeon Cycling Team 0:36
18. Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky
19. Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:37
20. Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing 0:38
21. Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 0:39
22. Peter Kennaugh (Gbr) Team Sky
23. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:40
24. Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
25. Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
26. John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
27. Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop 0:41
28. Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka 0:43
29. Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
30. Phillip Gaimon (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:45
31. Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Etixx-Quick-Step
32. Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
33. Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky 0:46
34. Toms Skujins (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team
35. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing
36. Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team
37. Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 0:47
38. Jempy Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team 0:50
39. Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
40. Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx-Quick-Step
41. Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing
42. Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 0:51
43. Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:52
44. Evan Huffman (USA) Team SmartStop
45. William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:53
46. Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky
47. Michael Mørkøv (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:54
48. Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky
49. Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:55
50. Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team 0:56
51. Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
52. James Oram (Nzl) Axeon Cycling Team 0:57
53. Martin Kohler (Sui) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:59
54. Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 1:00
55. Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team
56. Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:01
57. Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
58. Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 1:02
59. Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:04
60. Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team 1:05
61. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
62. Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:06
63. Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop 1:07
64. Edward King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 1:08
65. Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
66. David Williams (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 1:09
67. Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:10
68. Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
69. Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 1:12
70. Geoffrey Curran (USA) Axeon Cycling Team
71. Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN-Qhubeka
72. Guillaume Boivin (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
73. Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 1:13
74. Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Cycling Team
75. Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky
76. Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team
77. Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx-Quick-Step 1:14
78. Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 1:15
79. Nicolae Tanovitchii (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
80. Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team 1:16
81. Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:17
82. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-Quick-Step
83. Gregory Obando Brenes (Crc) Jamis-Hagens Berman
84. Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 1:19
85. Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman 1:20
86. Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling Team
87. Justin Oien (USA) Axeon Cycling Team 1:24
88. Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 1:25
89. Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Racing Team
90. Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:26
91. Travis McCabe (USA) Team SmartStop
92. Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:28
93. Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:31
94. Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 1:32
95. Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman 1:34
96. Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 1:35
97. Chris Butler (USA) Team SmartStop
98. Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
99. Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 1:36
100. Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
101. Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:37
102. David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 1:39
103. Alexandr Braico (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
104. Xabier Zandio Echaide (Esp) Team Sky 1:40
105. Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:44
106. Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx-Quick-Step 1:46
107. Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
108. Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk 1:49
109. Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Racing Team
110. Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:51
111. Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
112. Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk
113. Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
114. Dennis van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 1:57
115. Matthew Brammeier (Irl) MTN-Qhubeka 2:01
116. Javier Megias Leal (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk
117. Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) MTN-Qhubeka 2:02
118. Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx-Quick-Step 2:03
119. Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx-Quick-Step 2:05
120. Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman
121. Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk
122. Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 2:09
123. Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling 2:11
124. Will Routley (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:12
125. Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team SmartStop 2:14
126. Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
127. Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 2:18
128. Joshua Berry (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 2:19
129. Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 2:20
130. Travis Livermon (USA) Team SmartStop
131. Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 2:24
132. Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo 2:41
133. Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 2:46

GC after Stage 6

1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 22:15:23
2. Toms Skujins (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team 0:28
3. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:45
4. Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:49
5. Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky 0:55
6. Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:56
7. Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
8. Ben King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:58
9. Dion Smith (Nzl) Hincapie Racing Team 1:03
10. Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Esp) Trek Factory Racing 1:04
11. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Gbr) Axeon Cycling Team 1:05
12. Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:06
13. Peter Kennaugh (Gbr) Team Sky 1:08
14. Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1:09
15. Phillip Gaimon (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:14
16. Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 1:19
17. Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop
18. Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing
19. Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing 1:20
20. Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:21
21. Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
22. Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team 1:34
23. Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 1:35
24. Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:39
25. Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky 1:41
26. Carter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 1:49
27. Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman 2:06
28. Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
29. Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky 2:10
30. James Oram (Nzl) Axeon Cycling Team 2:17
31. Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 2:32
32. Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Cycling Team 4:12
33. Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team 5:23
34. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 6:11
35. Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 8:38
36. Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 8:48
37. Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 9:03
38. Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 9:29
39. Gregory Obando Brenes (Crc) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:12:21
40. Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:12:45
41. Travis McCabe (USA) Team SmartStop 0:12:48
42. Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team 0:14:09
43. Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky 0:14:53
44. Chris Butler (USA) Team SmartStop 0:15:36
45. Alexandr Braico (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:15:40
46. John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:16:07
47. Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:16:30
48. Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 0:16:41
49. Markel Irizar Aranburu (Esp) Trek Factory Racing 0:16:44
50. Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling Team 0:16:47
51. Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:16:49
52. Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team 0:16:53
53. Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:17:01
54. Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:17:06
55. Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:17:54
56. Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:18:03
57. Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) MTN-Qhubeka 0:18:20
58. Geoffrey Curran (USA) Axeon Cycling Team 0:18:21
59. Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:19:03
60. Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team 0:20:20
61. Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:20:32
62. Evan Huffman (USA) Team SmartStop 0:20:34
63. Jempy Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team 0:21:07
64. Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 0:21:08
65. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:21:26
66. Edward King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:21:29
67. Guillaume Boivin (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:21:33
68. Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:21:37
69. Justin Oien (USA) Axeon Cycling Team 0:21:45
70. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:21:55
71. Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk 0:21:56
72. Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:22:02
73. Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:22:06
74. Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk 0:22:10
75. Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:22:11
76. Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk 0:22:12
77. Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN-Qhubeka 0:22:13
78. Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:22:26
79. Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:23:15
80. Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:23:17
81. Dennis van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:23:26
82. Xabier Zandio Echaide (Esp) Team Sky 0:24:00
83. Michael Mørkøv (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:24:04
84. Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
85. Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 0:24:15
86. Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team SmartStop 0:24:20
87. Martin Kohler (Sui) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:24:31
88. Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:24:41
89. Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:24:47
90. Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:24:57
91. Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk 0:25:08
92. Nicolae Tanovitchii (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
93. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:25:28
94. Joseph Lewis (Aus) Hincapie Racing Team 0:25:37
95. Eric Marcotte (USA) Team SmartStop 0:25:41
96. Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:25:48
97. Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:25:52
98. Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka 0:25:54
99. Matthew Brammeier (Irl) MTN-Qhubeka 0:26:18
100. Campbell Flakemore (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:26:26
101. Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:26:29
102. Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:27:06
103. Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:27:11
104. Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:27:45
105. Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 0:27:48
106. Jos van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:27:59
107. Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 0:28:36
108. David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 0:29:38
109. Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:29:40
110. Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:29:49
111. Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:39
112. Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:30:33
113. Fred Rodriguez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:30:47
114. Javier Megias Leal (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk 0:31:02
115. Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:31:38
116. Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:32:22
117. Will Routley (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:32:51
118. Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky 0:33:15
119. Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:33:28
120. Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx-Quick-Step 0:33:47
121. Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:34:26
122. Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:34:38
123. Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 0:34:47
124. Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk 0:34:48
125. Travis Livermon (USA) Team SmartStop 0:34:53
126. Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:36:16
127. Joshua Berry (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:37:46
128. David Williams (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:38:29
129. Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:39:02
130. Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:39:11
131. Daniele Ratto (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:39:40
132. William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 0:41:04
133. Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:43:36





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