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ATOC’14 St.5: Phinney Does It Alone!
atoc14st5_Phinney650 Photo Report: After another superb day of racing through more spectacular Californian countryside it was Taylor Phinney who took the initiative after the last KOM to solo away for the win and upset the sprinter’s teams.


Pics: Darrell Parks


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It was a start with a difference today down on beautiful Pismo Beach

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The break quickly established itself after the start and in the move were Michael Schär (BMC), Danny van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing), Maarten Wynants (Belkin), Isaac Bolivar (UnitedHealthcare), Iker Camano (NetApp-Endura) and Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis).

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Once again the scenery was simply superb and the weather perfect too.

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Bradley Wiggins was happy again in yellow today and enjoying the sun – much better than last year’s Giro – or this year’s too!

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He wasn’t going to let anyone dangerous get away on the climbs though and was quickly in the wheels…

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or even off the front!

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SKY did a good job protecting Wiggo all day.

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And then Cannondale took over from SKY to distance the other sprinters and try and set up the stage for Peter Sagan

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Cannondale were tired from doing all the work though, Phinney sensed this and after the last KOM he took off alone on the descent and quickly built a gap.

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A great solo win for Taylor Phinney, well deserved after more than 20km of time trialling to hold off the charging pack.

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Peter Sagan led in the pack just 12s behind Phinney and just ahead of Matthew Goss

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Stage 5 Results:
1 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:59:33
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale 0:00:12
3 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
4 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing
5 Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
6 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano
7 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano
8 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
9 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura
10 Tiago Machado (Por) Team NetApp-Endura

General Classification After Stage 5:
1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky 17:53:36
2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:28
3 Tiago Machado (Por) Team NetApp-Endura 0:01:09
4 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:25
5 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:02:14
6 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:02:28
7 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 0:02:29
8 Carter Jones (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:02:31
9 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:02:33
10 Javier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin Sharp 0:02:34

 

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