Monday, 16 September 2013

Stephenson Toughs it out at Tour!


Will Stephenson (Rapha Condor JLT), the youngest rider in the race, finished in 67th position on stage 2 @ 05:43 and is currently 68th on general classification @7:27. Will told “Local Riders, Local Races” about his first two days in the Tour of Britain, “Yeah it was tough, pace was slow at first so I was on the bike for a long time, it sped up with 45km to go but by then we had already done 5 hours. It was strung out and I was digging deep when I was caught behind a big crash in the last 10km which opened up too many gaps to close. Today on stage 2 it poured all day, torrential rain and gale force winds as well. It was horrific, freezing cold and shivering all day. Honister pass was really steep and a long hard grind. I just popped on a steep climb at 10km to go. Rode in easy to the finish, very cold, wet and tired as not in the running for any GC”

Stage Three sees The Tour of Britain celebrate its tenth anniversary with a ten mile individual time trial starting and finishing in Knowsley Safari Park. The first rider is due off at 12:01 with live television coverage will be shown on ITV4 and British Eurosport from 12:30, with highlights on ITV4 at 19:00.
Stage 3 Start List
1 12:01 Jonathan Mould** Team UK Youth
2 12:02 Nicola Boem Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox
3 12:03 Peter Hawkins Team IG Sigma Sport
4 12:04 Adam Yates** Great Britain
5 12:05 Jim Songezo MTN Qhubeka
6 12:06 George Atkins** Great Britain
7 12:07 Anthony Delaplace Sojasun
8 12:08 Luke Grivell-Mellor** Rapha Condor JLT
9 12:09 Chris Opie Team UK Youth
10 12:10 Bernhard Eisel Sky Procycling
11 12:11 Mark Christian Team Raleigh
12 12:12 Ben Greenwood Team IG Sigma Sport
13 12:13 Michael Cuming Rapha Condor JLT
14 12:14 Ian Bibby Madison Genesis
15 12:15 Jimmy Engoulvent Sojasun
16 12:16 Joshua Edmondson** Sky Procycling
17 12:17 Nicolò Martinello Cannondale
18 12:18 Alex Peters** Madison Genesis
19 12:19 Roman Van Uden Node 4 Giordana Racing
20 12:20 Alan Marangoni Cannondale
21 12:21 Lachlan Norris Team Raleigh
22 12:22 James Moss Team IG Sigma Sport
23 12:23 Juraj Sagan Cannondale
24 12:24 Enrique Sanz Movistar
25 12:25 Dean Downing Madison Genesis
26 12:26 Matthias Krizek Cannondale
27 12:27 James Williamson Node 4 Giordana Racing
28 12:28 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling
29 12:29 Angel Madrazo Ruiz Movistar
30 12:30 Alessandro Petacchi Omega Pharma Quick-Step
31 12:31 Elia Viviani Cannondale
32 12:32 Iljo Keisse Omega Pharma Quick-Step
33 12:33 Shane Archbold AN Post Chain Reaction
34 12:34 Jonathan Dibben** Great Britain
35 12:35 Aaron Gate AN Post Chain Reaction
36 12:36 Christophe Laborie Sojasun
37 12:37 Will Stephenson** Rapha Condor JLT
38 12:38 Sam Bennett AN Post Chain Reaction
39 12:39 Meron Russom MTN Qhubeka
40 12:40 Andreas Schillinger Team NetApp Endura
41 12:41 Steele Von Hoff Garmin Sharp
42 12:42 Owain Doull** Great Britain
43 12:43 Ian Wilkinson Team UK Youth
44 12:44 Mathew Cronshaw Team IG Sigma Sport
45 12:45 Michael Northey Node 4 Giordana Racing
46 12:46 Marco Canola Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox
47 12:47 Lucas Euser UnitedHealthcare
48 12:48 Kristian House Rapha Condor JLT
49 12:49 Sean Downey AN Post Chain Reaction
50 12:50 Alexandre Blain Team Raleigh
51 12:51 Christopher Jones UnitedHealthcare
52 12:52 Erick Rowsell Team NetApp Endura
53 12:53 Shem Rodger Node 4 Giordana Racing
54 12:54 Stefano Pirazzi Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox
55 12:55 Marc De Maar UnitedHealthcare
56 12:56 Thomas Lövkvist IAM Cycling
57 12:57 David Le Lay Sojasun
58 12:58 Yanto Barker Team UK Youth
59 12:59 Evan Oliphant Team Raleigh
60 13:00 Peter Williams Team IG Sigma Sport
61 13:01 Heinrich Haussler IAM Cycling
62 13:02 Philip Deignan UnitedHealthcare
63 13:03 Steven Lampier Node 4 Giordana Racing
64 13:04 Mark Cavendish Omega Pharma Quick-Step
65 13:05 Robert Partridge Team UK Youth
66 13:06 Thomas Scully Team Raleigh
67 13:07 Andrew Tennant Madison Genesis
68 13:08 Wouter Sybrandy Team IG Sigma Sport
69 13:09 Nairo Quintana Rojas Movistar
70 13:10 Alessandro Bazzana UnitedHealthcare
71 13:11 Richard Handley Rapha Condor JLT
72 13:12 Jack Bauer Garmin Sharp
73 13:13 Alistair Slater** Great Britain
74 13:14 Alex Wetterhall Team NetApp Endura
75 13:15 Marcel Wyss IAM Cycling
76 13:16 Liam Holohan Madison Genesis
77 13:17 Thomas Moses** Team Raleigh RAL
78 13:18 Martin Velits Omega Pharma Quick-Step OPQ
79 13:19 Marcin Bialoblocki Team UK Youth UKY
80 13:20 Cristiano Salerno Cannondale CAN
81 13:21 Jacob Rathe** Garmin Sharp GRS
82 13:22 Cesare Benedetti Team NetApp Endura TNE
83 13:23 Mark McNally AN Post Chain Reaction SKT
84 13:24 Mathew Hayman Sky Procycling SKY
85 13:25 Alex Dowsett Movistar MOV
86 13:26 Sebastien Reichenbach IAM Cycling IAM
87 13:27 Nicolas Vereecken AN Post Chain Reaction SKT
88 13:28 David Lopez Garcia Sky Procycling SKY
89 13:29 Blaz Jarc Team NetApp Endura TNE
90 13:30 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil Movistar MOV
91 13:31 Ian Stannard Sky Procycling SKY
92 13:32 Evaldas Siskevicius Sojasun SOJ
93 13:33 Sir Bradley Wiggins Sky Procycling SKY
94 13:34 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp GRS
95 13:36 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox BAR
96 13:38 Scott Thwaites Team NetApp Endura TNE
97 13:40 Sacha Modolo Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox BAR
98 13:42 Martin Elmiger IAM Cycling IAM
99 13:44 Julien Vermote Omega Pharma Quick-Step OPQ
100 13:46 Sergio Pardilla MTN Qhubeka MTN
101 13:48 Marco Coledan Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox BAR
102 13:50 Michal Golas Omega Pharma Quick-Step OPQ
103 13:52 Simon Yates** Great Britain GBR
104 13:54 Gerald Ciolek MTN Qhubeka MTN
Image Courtesy of SweetSpot Group/Tour of Britain

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