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Tour de Beauce Bell – Stage 5 Report

June 18, 2005 – In an exciting Stage that saw hometown boy Charles Dionne take the win, the Tour de Beauce Bell continued on its second last day. The skies were grey, but not rained filled, as a lead of 12 riders representing 10 different teams established a 3-minute gap on the pack after only an hour of racing the 9-lap, 125 km course. The break included Charles Dionne (Team Canada), Doug Ollerenshaw (Health Net/Maxxis) and Mike Sayers (Health Net/Maxxis) who had initiated the break and were joined by others and now had a significant lead on the main group. The only possible threat to the yellow jersey was Ollerenshaw who was almost five and a half minutes down.

The mighty train behind was driven by Symmetrics Cycling who were doing their best to hold the break in check while attempting to keep Navigators’ Nathan O’Neill under raps in an effort to conserve the yellow jersey their teammate and current Beauce leader, Svein Tuft.

Roughly half-way through the race, the break-away began to split into two groups with the chase time for the second group reduced to 1 minute 50. Jonathan Sundt of Jittery Joe’s made a clean mini-break, however his glory was short-lived as he was quickly swallowed up by the everdwindling break-away.

With two laps to go, three riders made a commanding break that would prove to be the winning move as Charles Dionne, Oleg Grishkine (Navigators) and Domenico Passuello (Amore & Vita/Beretta) put a 46-second cushion between themselves and any challengers.

The nearest chase group contained Alexandre Nadeau (Equipe du QuÈbec) and Ollerenshaw while the main peloton continued to chase the leaders down. Ollerenshaw soon found himself alone in the last half-lap as Dionne, Grishkine, and Passuello kept adding time to their lead, now at 1 minute 30 seconds.

Behind Ollerenshaw a group containing Navigators’ David O’Loughlin and five other riders were working hard to catch him, just as the 3-man breakaway was approaching the final climb of the day. It was here that Dionne took advantage of the false-flat, threw down the gauntlette, and sprinted away from the other two riders to cross the finish line alone surrounded by cheering fans, friends, and family.

The battle for the yellow jersey unfolded behind as Australia’s Nathan O’Neill (Navigators) charged ahead to finish in 12th taking over the yellow jersey from Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) who finished 18th today and trails O’Neill by 12 seconds.

– Yellow jersey – Navigator’s Nathan O’Neill
– White Points Jersey – David O’Loughlin (Navigators)
– Climber’s Jersey – Wojciech Kalemba (Paged MBK Scout)
– Red Jersey for best young rider – Brandon Crichton (Italpasta -Bellemire).

The sixth and final stage in the 2005 Tour de Beauce Bell takes place Sunday starting at 10am for the grueling 132 km city-circuit in Saint-Georges. The final stage promises to be more than tough, as riders will climb a number of challenging hills each lap.

Stage 5 Results

1 Charles Dionne (Can) Canadian National Team 3.17.52
2 Domenico Passuello (Ita) Amore & Vita-Beretta-Polska 0.12
3 Oleg Grichkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 0.43
4 Krzysztof Mermer (Pol) Paged-Mbk-Scout 1.53
5 David O’Loughlin (Irl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 1.54
6 Doug Ollerenshaw (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis 1.56
7 Alexandre Nadeau (Can) Equipe du Quebec 2.05
8 Tomasz Lesniak (Pol) Paged-Mbk-Scout 2.09
9 Kimmo Kananen (Fin) Amore & Vita-Beretta-Polska
10 Richard Bowker (NZl) Italpasta – Belmire Transport 2.19
11 Jonathan Sundt (USA) Jittery Joe’s -Kalahari 2.38
12 Nathan O’Neill (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
13 Dawid Krupa (Pol) Paged-Mbk-Scout 2.48
14 Glen Alan Chadwick (Aus) Team Cyclingnews.com 2.50
15 John Lieswyn (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis
16 Jeff Louder (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 2.53
17 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
18 Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 2.56
19 Kacper Sowinski (Pol) Amore & Vita-Beretta-Polska
20 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
21 Dominique Perras (Can) Canadian National Team
22 Mike Sayers (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis
23 Martin Gilbert (Can) Volkswagen-Trek
24 Timothy Johnson (USA) Jittery Joe’s -Kalahari 3.01
25 Brandon Crichton* (Can) Italpasta – Belmire Transport
26 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Team Cyclingnews.com 3.04
27 Finn Heitmann (Ger) Stevens Racing Team 3.09
28 Mike Jones (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis 3.10
29 Jamie Burrow (GBr) Amore & Vita-Beretta-Polska 3.13
30 Dominique Rollin (Can) Equipe du Quebec 3.16
31 Sven De Weerdt (Bel) Team Cyclingnews.com 3.20
32 Wojciech Kalemba (Pol) Paged-Mbk-Scout
33 Zach Bell (Can) Canadian National Team 3.22
34 Nat Faulkner (Can) Italpasta – Belmire Transport 3.24
35 Raphaël Tremblay (Can) Volkswagen-Trek 3.30
36 Chris Isaac (Can) Italpasta – Belmire Transport
37 Jean-Sébastien Maheu (Can) Volkswagen-Trek
38 Justin England (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis
39 Mathieu Roy (Can) Equipe du Quebec
40 Vassili Davidenko (Rus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 3.44
41 Claudio Bartoli (Ita) Amore & Vita-Beretta-Polska
42 Chris Kuhl (USA) CRCA/Sakonnet Technology 3.55
43 Cory Lange (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 4.18
44 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Team Cyclingnews.com 4.24
45 Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 4.34
46 Max Plaxton (Can) Canadian National Team 4.36
47 Jean-Sébastien Béland (Can) Equipe du Quebec 4.59
48 Przemyslaw Mikolajczyk (Pol) Paged-Mbk-Scout 5.08
49 Jens Schwedler (Ger) Stevens Racing Team 9.48
50 Evan Elken (USA) Jittery Joe’s -Kalahari 10.05
51 Christian Meier (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 10.27
52 Bradley Fairall (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
53 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
54 Jacob Erker (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
55 Leigh Palmer (Aus) Team Cyclingnews.com
56 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Volkswagen-Trek
57 Tom Barras (GBr) Team Cyclingnews.com 13.05
58 Alex Richer (Can) Yeti
59 Cory Jay (Can) CRCA/Sakonnet Technology 13.50
60 Johny Hayes (USA) CRCA/Sakonnet Technology
61 Bruno Langlois (Can) Jittery Joe’s -Kalahari
62 Ryan Roth (Can) Canadian National Team
DNF Daniel Maclaren (Can) Italpasta – Belmire Transport
DNF Peter Sanowar (Can) Italpasta – Belmire Transport
DNF Peter Morse (Can) Yeti
DNS Dustin Macburnie (Can) Yeti

GC after Stage 5

1 Nathan O’Neill (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 18.24.50
2 Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 0.12
3 Jeff Louder (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 0.35
4 John Lieswyn (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis 1.17
5 Dawid Krupa (Pol) Paged-Mbk-Scout 1.19
6 David O’Loughlin (Irl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 1.35
7 Glen Alan Chadwick (Aus) Team Cyclingnews.com 1.38
8 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
9 Kacper Sowinski (Pol) Amore & Vita-Beretta-Polska 2.41
10 Mike Jones (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis 3.05
11 Krzysztof Mermer (Pol) Paged-Mbk-Scout 3.14
12 Dominique Rollin (Can) Equipe du Quebec 3.41
13 Brandon Crichton* (Can) Italpasta – Belmire Transport 4.02
14 Doug Ollerenshaw (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis 4.36
15 Dominique Perras (Can) Canadian National Team 5.18
16 Wojciech Kalemba (Pol) Paged-Mbk-Scout 6.45
17 Charles Dionne (Can) Canadian National Team 7.34
18 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Team Cyclingnews.com 8.20
19 Kimmo Kananen (Fin) Amore & Vita-Beretta-Polska 9.46
20 Jean-Sébastien Maheu (Can) Volkswagen-Trek 10.06
21 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 11.09
22 Mike Sayers (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis 12.11
23 Jacob Erker (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 13.06
24 Christian Meier (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 13.49
25 Martin Gilbert (Can) Volkswagen-Trek 13.56
26 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 15.09
27 Justin England (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis 15.55
28 Oleg Grichkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 20.44
29 Vassili Davidenko (Rus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 21.58
30 Domenico Passuello (Ita) Amore & Vita-Beretta-Polska 21.59
31 Chris Isaac (Can) Italpasta – Belmire Transport 22.17
32 Timothy Johnson (USA) Jittery Joe’s -Kalahari 22.31
33 Max Plaxton (Can) Canadian National Team 24.15
34 Finn Heitmann (Ger) Stevens Racing Team 24.37
35 Raphaël Tremblay (Can) Volkswagen-Trek 24.50
36 Chris Kuhl (USA) CRCA/Sakonnet Technology 25.09
37 Tomasz Lesniak (Pol) Paged-Mbk-Scout 25.45
38 Jamie Burrow (GBr) Amore & Vita-Beretta-Polska 26.07
39 Sven De Weerdt (Bel) Team Cyclingnews.com 26.43
40 Nat Faulkner (Can) Italpasta – Belmire Transport 27.17
41 Claudio Bartoli (Ita) Amore & Vita-Beretta-Polska 27.32
42 Alexandre Nadeau (Can) Equipe du Quebec 29.50
43 Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 33.48
44 Cory Jay (Can) CRCA/Sakonnet Technology 34.23
45 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Volkswagen-Trek 36.24
46 Cory Lange (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 37.03
47 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Team Cyclingnews.com 38.57
48 Jonathan Sundt (USA) Jittery Joe’s -Kalahari 42.21
49 Richard Bowker (NZl) Italpasta – Belmire Transport 46.02
50 Bradley Fairall (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 48.47
51 Mathieu Roy (Can) Equipe du Quebec 48.49
52 Przemyslaw Mikolajczyk (Pol) Paged-Mbk-Scout 49.38
53 Ryan Roth (Can) Canadian National Team 50.43
54 Leigh Palmer (Aus) Team Cyclingnews.com 52.55
55 Evan Elken (USA) Jittery Joe’s -Kalahari 54.27
56 Tom Barras (GBr) Team Cyclingnews.com 56.50
57 Jens Schwedler (Ger) Stevens Racing Team 57.21
58 Bruno Langlois (Can) Jittery Joe’s -Kalahari 57.27
59 Zach Bell (Can) Canadian National Team 1.00.16
60 Jean-Sébastien Béland (Can) Equipe du Quebec 1.00.29
61 Alex Richer (Can) Yeti 1.41.20





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