Jaramillo retains polka dot ahead of queen stage
Mannion top five on stage 4 from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling finished another successful stage at the Amgen Tour of California with Gavin Mannion claiming fifth place after a long day in the breakaway.
“The goal today was to get Jaramillo in the day’s break, but he covered a few moves that didn’t go and was in the red,” Mannion said. “Ultimately, I came up to cover a move – going across (Evan) Huffman and (Rob) Britton – and it ended up sticking, which meant I was in the break. Huffman was really pinning it the whole time, pushing hard at first to make sure the break stayed out. We were driving hard over the first two KOM climbs, and then once we realized that the break might hold to the line, around when we had a nine minute gap, we just started to work steady for the rest of the day.”
After 160 km of racing, Huffman took the stage for Rally Cycling. UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling brought GC contender Javier Acevedo comfortably across the line at the same time as his closest rivals, ready to start tomorrow’s queen stage in the best position possible.
“As for tomorrow, we know that it will be the hardest day of the week, and we are ready to keep fighting for the KOM points and to put Janier Acevedo in the best position possible on GC,” Jaramillo said.
Tomorrow’s 125.5km “Queen” stage, from Ontario to Mt. Baldy will be another big test for climbers. There’s a good chance the race will stay together until the final three miles when a small group will likely attack the summit and the best legs will decide the day.
Stage 4 Results
- Stage 4
Race Date City Start City Finish Distance05/17/2017Santa BarbaraSanta Clarita160
Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1HUFFMAN EvanRally Cycling3:41:522BRITTON RobRally Cycling3:41:523HOFSTEDE LennardTeam Sunweb3:41:525UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3:41:5216UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:1328UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:1363UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:4393UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team5:18110UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team11:53123UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team11:53127UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team11:53 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1MAJKA Rafa?BORA - hansgrohe16:04:482BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:023BOSWELL IanTeam Sky0:1417UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:0223UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4:4348UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team17:4355UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team19:2583UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team22:5494UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team24:2599UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team26:21114UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team31:09 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe0:002KITTEL MarcelQuick-Step Floors0:003HUFFMAN EvanRally Cycling0:0020UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0022UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0031UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0038UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:002THWAITES ScottDimension Data0:003UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:0012UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00 Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt1MORTON LachlanDimension Data16:05:042OOMEN SamTeam Sunweb0:323SCHACHMANN MaximilianQuick-Step Floors0:3220UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team19:0929UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team24:09 Pos. Team Time/pnt1Team Sky48:16:372BMC Racing Team3:043Cofidis, Solutions Crédits4:074Quick-Step Floors5:095Dimension Data7:276BORA - hansgrohe7:347Team LottoNL-Jumbo11:288Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team13:039UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team15:5710Team Katusha - Alpecin16:30