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Tour of Venezuela – Stage 8 Report

September 3, 2007 – Another stage of the Tour of Venezuela is in the books, and once again, a long one – although not as long as expected, the race fell 20km of the projected distance. The stage finished in another bunch sprint with Symmetrics Fuelled By FarmPure’s Jake Erker taking a solid 9th.

The S-Team is definitely missing the cooler climes of Canada, along with nicer roads – today was once again hot, and full of potholes. Svein Tuft flatted with 5km to go and lost a minute. Meanwhile, Cam Evans was bit by a bee on his lip. Although the National Champ’s lip was swollen, he has been treated by the race doctor and should be fine. There are few more tough days of the Tour and the S-Team is hoping to score in the final stages.

Stage 8 – Ospino-Barinas Circuito – 180.1 kms


1. Frederick Segura (Ven) Fundadeporte 3:10:57
2. Gil Cordoves (Cub) Alcaldía de Cabimas
3. Edgardo Simon (Arg) Diquigiovanni
4. Emiliano Donatello (Ita) Diquigiovanni
5. Anthony Brea (Ven) Diquigiovanni
6. Arturo Corvalan (Chi) FEB
7. Jesús Pérez (Ven) Cinelli
8. Jacob Erker (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
9. Miguel Chacón (Ven) Lotería del Táchi
10. Freddy Buergos (Cub)

73. Cameron Evans (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
98. Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics Cycling
118. Jeff Sherstobitoff (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 0:33
119. Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 1:06

GC after Stage 8

1. Juan Dotti (Arg) Ciao Cinnelli San Marino 23:36:55
2. Freddy Vargas (Ven) Lotería del Táchira 0.11
3. Andris Hernández (Ven) Gobernación de Carabobo 0.28
4. Franklin Chacón (Ven) Gobernación de Carabobo 0.29
5. Richard Ochoa (Ven) Gobernación de Carabobo 0.30
6. José Chacón (Ven) Lotería del Táchira 0.34
7. Hernán Muñoz (Col) Gobernación del Zulia 0.34
8. César Salazar (Ven) Lotería del Táchira 0.39
9. Tomás Gil (Ven) Gobernación del Zulia 0.43
10. José Serpa (Col) Diquiogiovanni Selle Italia 0.44

11. Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 0:44
19. Cameron Evans (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 1:12
35. Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 2:16
55. Jacob Erker (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 3:26
92. Jeff Sherstobitoff (Can) Symmetrics Cycling 8:13

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