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Flèche du Sud Stage 4 – Canada’s MacKinnon 7th and Takes White Jersey

by pedalmag.com

May 07, 2016 (Luxembourg) – Canada’s Sean MacKinnon (Team RaceClean Canada) finished 7th on Stage 4 from Rosport to Echternach, 148.9km, as Sergio Sousa (Por) Team Vorarlberg took the win and the race lead. Adam Jamieson (Can) Team RaceClean Canada was 16th as MacKinnon is now 9th overall and captured the White Jersey as the Best Young Rider. Yesterday’s Stage 3 was cancelled due to a bad 30-rider crash at the 9km mark and luckily there were no severe injuries.

Team RaceClean Canada (l-r) Cowan, Walsh, Mackinnon, Jamieson, Elliott, Burtnik [P]

Cowan and Burtnik were involved as the peloton was descending a hill at 70kph with Cowan needing stitches for a cut in his leg along with a finger injury, while Burtnik suffered some road rash. But both riders were on today’s start line showing courage and team camaraderie.

Results

1. Sergio Sousa (Por) Team Vorarlberg 3:31:40
2. Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Team Differdange – Losch 0:29
3. Christian Mager (Ger) Stölting Service Group 1:25
4. Patrick Schelling (Sui) Team Vorarlberg
5. Mario Vogt (Ger) German National Team
 
7. Sean MacKinnon (Can) Team RaceClean Canada
16. Adam Jamieson (Can) Team RaceClean Canada 2:22
47. Edward Walsh (Can) Team RaceClean Canada 0:10:45
92. Evan Burtnik (Can) Team RaceClean Canada 20:05
93. Alexander Cowan (Can) Team RaceClean Canada
94. William Elliott (Can) Team RaceClean Canada

GC after Stage 4

1. Sergio Sousa (Por) Team Vorarlberg 8:52:39
2. Raphael Freienstein (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto 0:14
3. Serge De Wortelaer (Bel) Team Differdange – Losch 0:29
4. Dion Beukeboom (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental 1:07
5. Twan Van Den Brand (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels 1:11

9. Sean MacKinnon (Can) Team RaceClean Canada 1:25
19. Adam Jamieson (Can) Team RaceClean Canada 2:22
48. Edward Walsh (Can) Team RaceClean Canada 10:45
87. Evan Burtnik (Can) Team RaceClean Canada 21:00
88. William Elliott (Can) Team RaceClean Canada
91. Alexander Cowan (Can) Team RaceClean Canada 22:19





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