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Canadian Results from Europe – Anderson 11th at Volta ao Alentejo, Houle 28th at Dwars door Vlaanderen

by pedalmag.com

March 25, 2015 – Canada’s Ryan Anderson (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) is off to a good start in Portugal at the Volta ao Alentejo / Liberty Seguros finishing 11th on Stage 1 from Portalegre to Castelo de Vide, 143.7km. Fellow Canuck Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale) was 28th today in Belgium at the 200.2km Dwars door Vlaanderen from Roeselare to Waregem. Finally Christian Meier (Orica GreenEdge) is 79th and Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team) is 133rd overall working for their teammates following Stage 3 at the Volta a Catalunya in Spain.

Portalegre to Castelo de Vide Stage One  ©
Results

Volta ao Alentejo / Liberty Seguros

Stage 1 – Mar. 25 – Portalegre to Castelo de Vide – 143.7km
1. James Oram (Nzl) Team Axeon 3:42:04
2. Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Team Axeon
3. Delio Fernandez (Esp) Quinta Da Lixa
4. Pedro Paulinho (Por) Antarte
5. César Fonte (Por) Boavista
6. Rafael Silva (Por) Efapel
7. Bayron Guama De La Cruz (Ecu) Ecuador
8. Alberto Gallego (Esp) Boavista
9. Haavard Blikra (Nor) Oster Hus
10. Jordi Simon Casulleras (Esp) Ecuador

11. Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
103. Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 9:04
159. Pierrick Naud (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 15:01

Jelle Wallays wins Dwars door Vlaanderen  ©  Cor Vos

Dwars door Vlaanderen

Mar. 25 – Roeselare to Waregem – 200.2km
1. Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise 4:35:59
2. Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise 0:02
3. Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
4. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:04
5. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step 1:20
6. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:29
7. Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
8. Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal
9. Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step
10. Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha

28. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 06:50
DNF Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar
DNF Dominique Rollin (Can) Cofidis, Solutions Credits

Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r La Mondiale) wins Stage 3  ©  Cor Vos

Volta a Catalunya

Stage 3 – Mar. 25 – Girona – Girona – 156.6km
1. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 3:52:37
2. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step 00:03
3. Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
4. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo
5. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
6. Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky
7. Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
8. Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team 00:22
9. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
10. Alberto Losada Alguacil (Esp) Team Katusha

103. Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge 09:13
132. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 11:46

GC after stage 3
1. Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 13:29:23
2. Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 01:08
3. Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal 01:16
4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 02:14
5. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step 02:21
6. Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 02:22
7. Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff-Saxo 02:27
8. Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky
9. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
10. Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team

79. Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge 11:37
133. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 29:43





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