Jaramillo maintains lead in Amgen King of the Mountains competition
The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team competed another successful day at the Amgen Tour of California, protecting Daniel Jaramillo’s lead in the Lexus King of the Mountains jersey and bringing GC contender Janier Acevedo safely home after a furious sprint stage to Morro Bay, won by Peter Sagan (BORA – Hasgrohe).
“We knew today would be a hard day with a lot of headwinds,” team director Sebastian Alexandre said. “We also know that we wanted to plan ahead for the week and protect the King of the Mountains jersey.”
Travis McCabe, the team’s main sprinter, finished ninth place after his lead out rider Greg Henderson put him where he needed to be after the tight corner leading to the uphill finish, but McCabe was boxed in the closing meters.
“At the finish, Henderson and McCabe were in good position, but when it came down to go, McCabe was just boxed in,” Alexandre said. “When you lose momentum like that, on an uphill sprint, there isn’t any way to get it back.”
Tomorrow’s stage from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita features four climbs and two sprints over 159.5 km.
Results from Stage 3
- Stage 3
Race Date City Start City Finish Distance05/16/2017Pismo BeachMorro Bay187
Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe4:53:262ZABEL RickTeam Katusha - Alpecin4:53:263CONSONNI SimoneUAE Team Emirates4:53:269UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4:53:2658UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0376UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0386UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0387UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0389UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03119UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:41120UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:41 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1MAJKA Rafa?BORA - hansgrohe12:22:432BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:023BOSWELL IanTeam Sky0:1417UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:0224UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4:4343UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12:4547UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team14:4157UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:4963UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:5571UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:5686UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team19:29 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe0:002MAJKA Rafa?BORA - hansgrohe0:003KITTEL MarcelQuick-Step Floors0:0017UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0025UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0033UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:002THWAITES ScottDimension Data0:003MAJKA Rafa?BORA - hansgrohe0:008UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1MORTON LachlanDimension Data12:22:592OOMEN SamTeam Sunweb0:323SCHACHMANN MaximilianQuick-Step Floors0:3214UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12:2922UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:39 Pos. Team Time/pnt1Team Sky37:10:222BMC Racing Team3:043Cofidis, Solutions Crédits4:204Quick-Step Floors5:095BORA - hansgrohe7:256Dimension Data7:277Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team8:468Team LottoNL-Jumbo11:289UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team16:1010Team Katusha - Alpecin16:30