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Tour of Missouri – Stage 4 Report, Full Results, Photos – Interview with Winner Michael Barry

September 11, 2008 (Rolla, Missouri) – Canada’s Michael Barry brought Team Columbia their third stage victory of the 2008 Tour of Missouri, winning Stage 4 which rolled into the town of Rolla today. Barry completed the two finishing circuits of the stage on his own after going clear with approximately 11km to go.

“You never really know if you’ve won until you cross the finish line,” an exhausted, but elated Barry said after the stage. “But when the gap was holding at one minute with 6km to go, I felt pretty sure I was going to win.”

Barry and his teammates were aggressive throughout the stage and from the gun high speeds were the order of the day on the 152km/95 miles from Lebanon to Rolla. The peloton broke apart several times, on one occasion due to a crash about 72km/45 miles into the race.

Team Symmetrics also saw a bit of pavement today with Will Routely going down just after Canadian rider Dominique Rollin secured his second batch of King of the Mountains points for the day. Routely unfortunately had to abandon the stage, which later saw two more of his teammates hit the deck along with Kelly Benefits rider Johnny Sundt.

“The guys are OK,” said Symmetrics’ Team Manager Kevin Field. “Ryan Anderson was a bit banged up, but Pinfold only got stopped behind him.”

With the peloton running out of road 18 riders, including Columbia’s 2nd place man on GC Michael Rogers (Aus), slowly built a gap on the main field. But with Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle) in yellow and Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) in third place also in that break, it seemed unlikely that they would be brought back.

Not too much later Canada’s Barry leapt off the front of that lead group along with Jeff Louder (BMC), Andy Bajadali (Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast), and Richard Faltus (Team Sparkasse).

That mini-move would turn into the winning move of the day with the four riders then splitting into two groups of two. Louder who won the Tour of Utah, and figured into the final moments of this year’s US Pro Championships in Greenville, South Carolina a few weeks ago went away with Barry. Barry and Louder cooperated with one another towards the finish until Barry left his companion behind him.

By soaking up the maximum amount of KoM points available on the road during today’s stage, Rollin increased his hold on that jersey. Canada’s Team Symmetrics meanwhile will continue to protect Tuft’s third place position.

“Svein got a few bonus seconds out there,” Fields said later, “So our main objective is still to take care of Svein. If anything else comes out of that”¦great, but that’s our main priority.”

Going forward into the remaining three days of racing, Garmin will be closely guarding Vande Velde’s lead from Columbia’s Rogers who was only able to make up a few seconds on the American rider. While’s it unlikely that Garmin will make an error at this point in the race, nothing is particularly certain with the amount of rolling terrain that lies ahead of the riders.

Post-stage Interview with Michael Barry

You guys seem to throw everything possible at the Garmin guys. What was the strategy today?
Michael Barry: Michael Rogers is so close to the lead, and so is George (Hincapie), so our main goal was to isolate Christian (Vande Velde) so that either George or Michael could attack him into the finale. We wanted to make the race really hard on them, and that plays in our favor.

There seemed to be a lot of discussion between you and Jeff Louder before you went away on your own. What was being said?
MB: I couldn’t really pull with him, because he was ahead on GC. He wanted me to work with him so he could move up (in the standings), but I had to tell him that I couldn’t do that.

Going forward, do you think your team still has a shot at the win?
MB: We didn’t get the race lead today, but we made the race really hard and (Garmin) and the other teams are going to feel that for sure tomorrow.

Results

1. Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia 3:16:03 (46.79 km/h)
2. Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Sparkasse 0:46
3. Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
4. Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
5. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas
6. Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia
7. Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
8. George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia
9. Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team
10. Ben Day (Aus) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team 0:49
11. Dominique Rollin (Can) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team
12. Tim Johnson (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis
13. Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
14. Richard Faltus (Cze) Team Sparkasse
15. Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia 0:56
16. Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
17. Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Sparkasse
18. Andy Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast
19. Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:03
20. Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Sparkasse 2:30
21. Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental 6:41
22. Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 6:46
23. Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
24. Nicholas Sanderson (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 18:37
25. Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
26. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia
27. Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas
28. Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast
29. Matt Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
30. Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Rabobank Continental
31. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas
32. Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental
33. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia
34. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
35. Omar Cervantes Diaz (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
36. Daniel Holloway (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
37. Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
38. Jeremiah Wiscovitch (USA) Rock Racing
39. Mike Sayers (USA) BMC Racing Team
40. Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas
41. Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Rabobank Continental
42. Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team
43. Rob Ruygh (Ned) Team Sparkasse
44. Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team
45. Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
46. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
47. Andy Guptill (USA) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight
48. Luca Damiani (Ita) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight
49. Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Continental
50. Steven Cozza (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
51. John Murphy (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis
52. Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank Continental
53. Gianni Da Ros (Ita) Liquigas
54. Edward King (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
55. Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast
56. Nicholas Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
57. Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight
58. Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
59. Frank Pipp (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis
60. Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas
61. Gustavo Artacho (Arg) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight
62. Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
63. Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
64. Sebastian Frey (Ger) Team Sparkasse
65. Scott Zwizanski (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
66. Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
67. Luis Fernando Macias Hernandez (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
68. Lui Alfredo Gutierrez Colunga (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
69. Juan Pablo Magallanes Aranda (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
70. Darren Lill (RSA) BMC Racing Team
71. Ryan Andreson (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
72. Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Rabobank Continental
73. Roman Kilun (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis
74. Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight
75. Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net p/b Maxxis
76. Kirk O’Bee (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis
77. Cesar Augusto Grajales (Col) Rock Racing
78. Caleb Manion (Aus) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team
79. Richard England (Aus) Bissell Pro Cycling
80. Kyle Gritters (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis
81. Garrett Peltonen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling
82. Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team
83. David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast
84. Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team
85. Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight
86. Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing
87. Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast
88. Hilton Clarke (Aus) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team
89. Henk Vogels (Aus) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team
90. Luis Amaran (Cub) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight
91. Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Team Sparkasse
92. Marcel Beima (Ned) Rabobank Continental
93. Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast
94. Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team
95. Kari Menzies (Aus) Health Net p/b Maxxis
96. Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Team Sparkasse
97. Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight
98. Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
99. Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing
100. David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
101. Kevin Lacombe (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast
102. Will Routley (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
103. Cameron Evans (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
104. Andrew Randell (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
105. Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team

106. Danny Pate (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
DNF Elliott Everardo Vazquez Cervantes (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
DNF Stirling Magnell (USA) Rock Racing
DNF Justin Williams (USA) Rock Racing
DNF John Devine (USA) Team Columbia
DNF Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia
DNF Kayle Leogrande (USA) Rock Racing
HD Jonathan Sundt (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast

GC after Stage 4

1. Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 12:05:13
2. Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia 0:18
3. Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team 0:43
4. George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia 1:03
5. Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 1:27
6. Ben Day (Aus) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team 1:28
7. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 1:54
8. Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 2:12
9. Dominique Rollin (Can) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team 2:42
10. Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team
11. Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia
12. Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Sparkasse 3:13
13. Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:23
14. Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3:42
15. Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia 4:03
16. Andy Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast 4:35
17. Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Sparkasse 5:05
18. Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Sparkasse 7:02
19. Richard Faltus (Cze) Team Sparkasse 7:23
20. Tim Johnson (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis 7:25
21. Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara 10:17
22. Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental 10:41
23. Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 12:09
24. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 19:06
25. Darren Lill (RSA) BMC Racing Team 19:09
26. David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 19:12
27. Danny Pate (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 19:15
28. Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net p/b Maxxis 19:35
29. Steven Cozza (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 19:42
30. Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team 19:52
31. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 19:56
32. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 20:21
33. Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team 20:26
34. Luis Amaran (Cub) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight 20:27
35. Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team 20:29
36. Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 20:49
37. Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 20:51
38. Scott Zwizanski (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 21:09
39. Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 21:14
40. Edward King (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 21:27
41. Roman Kilun (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis 21:30
42. Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing
43. Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Team Sparkasse 21:34
44. Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast 21:38
45. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia 21:40
46. Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas
47. Rob Ruygh (Ned) Team Sparkasse 21:55
48. Will Routley (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team 22:12
49. Daniel Holloway (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 22:17
50. Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team 22:28
51. Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight 22:30
52. Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Rabobank Continental 22:31
53. Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
54. Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast 22:39
55. John Murphy (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis 22:40
56. Kari Menzies (Aus) Health Net p/b Maxxis 22:53
57. Garrett Peltonen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 22:55
58. Hilton Clarke (Aus) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team 23
59. Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 23:02
60. Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas 23:16
61. Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas 23:18
62. Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 23:21
63. Marcel Beima (Ned) Rabobank Continental 23:23
64. Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight 23:25
65. Cameron Evans (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team 23:28
66. Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara 23:29
67. Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank Continental 23:33
68. Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 23:48
69. Richard England (Aus) Bissell Pro Cycling 23:49
70. Matt Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 23:58
71. Lui Alfredo Gutierrez Colunga (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara 23:59
72. Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Rabobank Continental 24:00
73. Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Continental 24:01
74. Juan Pablo Magallanes Aranda (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara 24:04
75. Gianni Da Ros (Ita) Liquigas 24:10:00
76. Kirk O’Bee (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis 24:13
77. Ryan Andreson (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team 24:14
78. Caleb Manion (Aus) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team 24:21
79. Nicholas Sanderson (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 24:47
80. Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental 24:56:00
81. Cesar Augusto Grajales (Col) Rock Racing 24:59
82. Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Rabobank Continental 25:00
83. Omar Cervantes Diaz (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara 25:04
84. Gustavo Artacho (Arg) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight 25:13
85. Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight 25:19
86. Frank Pipp (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis 25:25:00
87. Luis Fernando Macias Hernandez (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
88. Nicholas Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 25:34
89. Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team 25:41
90. Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Team Sparkasse 25:48
91. Andrew Randell (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team 26:07
92. Jeremiah Wiscovitch (USA) Rock Racing 26:44
93. Andy Guptill (USA) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight 27:28
94. Henk Vogels (Aus) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team 27:37
95. Sebastian Frey (Ger) Team Sparkasse 27:40
96. Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team 27:41
97. Mike Sayers (USA) BMC Racing Team 27:47:00
98. David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast 27:57
99. Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast 28:01
100. Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast 28:26
101. Kyle Gritters (USA) Health Net p/b Maxxis 28:29
102. Luca Damiani (Ita) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight 28:40
103. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia 29:24
104. Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita Sutter Home p/b CookingLight 37:12
105. Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing 37:30
106. Kevin Lacombe (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies- Medifast 45:13





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