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UCI Continental Circuits 2017 Update

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Part of the UCI America Tour and now in its 32nd year, the Tour de Beauce is the longest continuously running UCI-sanctioned stage race in North America. The five-day, six-stage race is held in the rural countryside south of Quebec City, Canada, and is known for its unrelenting climbs, rough roads and hard racing.

The 2017 edition saw the lead change four times, including on the final stage, with Andzs Flaksis (Holowesko Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear) becoming the second rider from Latvia to win the Tour de Beauce, following Toms Skujins in 2014.

Canadian riders took the first three stages, with Emile Jean (Silber Pro Cycling) winning the first and taking the yellow jersey, after a group of 20-plus riders gained nearly 27 minutes on the rest of the field. The next day, on the Mont Megantic stage with a mountaintop finish, Matteo Dal-Cin (Rally Cycling) took the stage win but Keegan Swirbul (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis) donned yellow. His lead lasted only until the individual time trial on the next stage, when Silber took back the yellow jersey thanks to Alec Cowan, who won the stage and moved into the overall lead. Cowan kept his lead through the next two stages, however, his team could not defend on the final stage after multiple teams attacked on the hilly urban circuit, resulting in Flaksis claiming the final overall victory. Flaksis’ team mate Robin Carpenter won the points jersey, Nigel Ellsay (Silber Pro Cycling) the climber’s jersey and Clement Russo (ProBikeShop St-Etienne Loire) was the best young rider. Canyon Bicycles won the overall team classification.

2017 Final Standings

1 Andzs Flaksis (LAT) Holowesko Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear 15:42:13
2 Clement Russo (FRA) ProBikeShop St-Etienne Loire at 1:21
3 Jordan Cheyne (CAN) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis at 1:27
4 Jack Burke (CAN) Aevolo at 1:36
5 Ruben Companioni (CUB) Holowesko Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear at 2:41

Focus on Robin Carpenter (USA)

For the second month in a row, American Robin Carpenter (Holowesko Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear) leads the standings for the UCI America Tour. This year, he has won the points jersey at the Tour de Beauce and finished second in the KoM competition, as well as winning the Winston Salem Cycling Classic and the overall title at the Joe Martin Stage Race. The 2016 season was also strong for Carpenter, who won the Tour of Alberta and finished second in the points classification at the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah

Principal results

2017
1st – Winston Salem Cycling Classic (UCI 1.1)
1st – Points Classification Tour de Beauce (UCI 2.2)
2nd – Climbers Classification Tour de Beauce (UCI 2.2)
1st – Overall Joe Martin Stage Race (UCI 2.2)
1st – Points Classification Joe Martin Stage Race (UCI 2.2)

2016
1st – Overall Tour of Alberta (UCI 2.1)
1st – Points Classification Tour of Alberta (UCI 2.1)
1st – Points Classification Tour of Utah (UCI 2.HC)
1st – Stage 2 Tour of Utah (UCI 2.HC)
3rd – Points Classification Tour de Beauce (UCI 2.2)
3rd – Overall Tour de Beauce (UCI 2.2)

Individual Rankings (June 25, 2017)

UCI Africa Tour – Willem Jakobus Smit (RSA)
UCI America Tour – Robin Carpenter (USA)
UCI Asia Tour – Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)
UCI Europe Tour – Nacer Bouhanni (FRA)
UCI Oceania Tour – Lucas Hamilton (AUS)

Teams Rankings (June 25, 2017)

UCI Africa Tour – Bike Aid (GER)
UCI America Tour – Holowesko Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear (USA)
UCI Asia Tour – Team Ukyo (JPN)
UCI Europe Tour – Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (FRA)
UCI Oceania Tour – Mitchelton Scott (CHN)

Nation Rankings (June 25, 2017)

UCI Africa Tour – Eritrea
UCI America Tour – Colombia
UCI Asia Tour – Kazakhstan
UCI Europe Tour – France
UCI Oceania Tour – Australia

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