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2009 Vuelta Chihuahua (2.1) - Stage 5
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 10/9/2009
2009 Vuelta Chihuahua (2.1) - Stage 5
 

2009 Vuelta Chihuahua (2.1) - Stage 5
Mexico's Cesar Vaquera came, saw, and conquered in the sprint finish in Camargo

Mexico's Cesar Vaquera came saw and conquered in the bunch finish in Camargo. Spanish duo, Javier Benitez (Contentpolis/Ampo) and Andalucia/Cajasur's Jose Carrasco counted in for second and third to join Cesar on the podium.


César Vaquera (Orven) won the Stage 5 field sprint Friday at the Vuelta a Chihuahua.  Photo  © 2009 Alex Aguirre

No changes in the rankings today with Rock Racing’s Oscar Sevilla continues in the lead of the Vuelta with six seconds in hand over 36 year old current Pan American road champion Gregorio Ladino of Tecos Trek. Rui Da Costa of Caisse d'Epargne is third at 1:03. Their nearest rival is Italian veteran Dario Cioni of ISD/Neri at 5 minutes.

Oscar Sevilla is one stage away from final victory, as the last stage, Delicias to Chihuahua, over 118.6  kilometers is unlikely to change the final outcome of the race with a rather flat stage with one cat 4 climb coming midway through the stage. Sevilla commented after today's stage,  "It was a quiet day and I thank my team, we were able to avoid any danger," said Sevilla

The stage was animated by a breakaway of 7 riders who escaped at 26 kilometers; Francisco Pérez (Caisse d'Epargne), Antonio Aldape (Tecos), Niek Van Geffen (Rabobank), Guillaume Pont (Meitan Hompo), Ivan Rana (Xacobeo/Galicia), Antonio Piedra (Andalucia/Cajasur) and Jacob Erker (Kelly Benefit). The determined seven gained a a maximum advantage of 2:39; but the peloton had them in their sight with 8 km to go. Six of the seven were caught with six miles to go... with Antonio Aldape the last to reluctantly abdicate the lead of the race with 2 km to go.

The sprint was marred by a crash of a dozen riders with Vaquera, Benitez escaping the mayhem.

"The sprint was very wild, because there were riders who shouldn't have been involved." said Benitez, "So I had to start my sprint very early from far out and I could not win. I feel bad for the team who worked very hard for me, but I'm happy because I held on for the podium."said the Valencian gracefully.

It is thus that the young cowboy was imposed. "I was on Benitez's wheel and I managed to come around him. It is a very important win for me because I'm looking for a European professional team and I hope this will serve me for it."

Rock Racing Comments
One To Go For Sevilla At Vuelta a Chihuahua

Only Saturday’s 72-mile (118 km) stage at the Vuelta a Chihuahua stands in the way of Oscar Sevilla delivering a milestone victory for Rock Racing. If the Spaniard maintains his overall lead, he will have scored Rock Racing’s third straight overall title at a stage race this year, adding to wins at the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic in July and the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah in August.

“I’m feeling relaxed, with no pressure,” Sevilla said. “I have very talented teammates around me who know what to do to make sure I maintain my lead through to the end.”

Rock Racing protected Sevilla’s six-second advantage over Gregorio Ladino (Tecos Trek) on Friday's Stage 5 by riding the front throughout the 88-mile (142 km) race from Parral to Camargo. A breakaway group of seven riders was reeled in three miles from the finish and César Vaquera (Orven) won the field sprint.

To date, Rock Racing has won 33 races, including the overall at Cascade by Sevilla in July and Francisco Mancebo’s victory in Utah in August. Mancebo registered his fifth top 10 placing at the Vuelta a Chihuahua Friday with sixth place in the sprint.

Besides working for Sevilla, Rock Racing’s David Vitoria will be looking to hold onto the sprint classification jersey he earned on Stage 2 of the six-day race. There are two sprints and one categorized climb on Saturday’s final stage.


Rock Racing's Oscar Sevilla clings to a six-second advantage at the Vuelta a Chihuahua with one stage to go. Photo  © 2009 Alex Aguirre

Stage 5 Results
Parral - Camargo

142.8 km - 3:10:21 - 45.012 km/h
1 57 Vaquera, Cesar Mex Orven 3:10:21
2 91 Benitez, Javier Esp Contentpolis-Ampo 0:00
3 144 Carrasco, Jose A. Esp Andalucia-Cajasur 0:00

4 86 Tapia, Ricardo Mex Alpura-Delicias 0:00
5 24 Sarabia, Ignacio Mex Tecos Trek 0:00


David Vitoria of Rock Racing remained the leader in the sprint classification at the Vuelta a Chihuahua.  Photo  © 2009 Alex Aguirre

6 1 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Rock Racing 0:00
7 75 Miyazawa, Takashi Jpn Meitan Hompo 0:00
8 25 Macias, Luis Mex Tecos Trek 0:00
9 132 Frazer, Mauricio Arg Arenas-Afamado C.T. 0:00
10 65 Benitez, Jose A. Esp Fuji-Servetto 0:00
11 115 Garcia, Marcos Esp Xacobeo Galicia 0:00
12 36 Van Stayen, Michael Bel Rabobank 0:00
13 44 Gatto, Oscar Ita Isd 0:00
14 61 Cobo, Juan Jose Esp Fuji-Servetto 0:00
15 53 Treviño, Edgar Mex Orven 0:00
16 162 Busche, Matthew Usa Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:00
17 126 Boivin, Guillaume Can Planet Energy 0:00
18 45 Benenati, Cristian Ita Isd 0:00
19 8 Sevilla, Oscar Esp Rock Racing 0:00
20 3 Gutierrez, José E. Esp Rock Racing 0:00
21 136 Soto, Gerardo Mex Arenas-Afamado C.T. 0:00
22 83 Valenzuela, Jessel Mex Alpura-Delicias 0:00
23 2 Vitoria, David Sui Rock Racing 0:00
24 117 Mosquera, Ezequiel Esp Xacobeo Galicia 0:00
25 64 Del Nero, Jesus Esp Fuji-Servetto 0:00
26 11 Da Costa, Rui A. Por Caisse D`Epargne 0:00
27 12 Losada, Alberto Esp Caisse D`Epargne 0:00
28 166 Bowman, Daniel Usa Kelly Benefit Strate 0:00
29 35 Kruijswijk, Steven Ned Rabobank 0:00
30 104 Pinheiro, Luis Por Madeinox Boavista 0:00
31 13 Moreno, Daniel Esp Caisse D`Epargne 0:00
32 134 Ochoa, Jose A. Mex Arenas-Afamado C.T. 0:00
33 34 Kreder, Michael Ned Rabobank 0:00
34 101 Sampaio, Joaquim Por Madeinox Boavista 0:00
35 155 Pancoatl, Jorge Mex Canels Turbo 0:00
36 103 Petrov, Danail Bul Madeinox Boavista 0:00
37 73 Cazvoda, Gregor Slo Meitan Hompo 0:00
38 116 Raña, Ivan Esp Xacobeo Galicia 0:00
39 92 Perez, Aitor Esp Contentpolis-Ampo 0:00
40 131 Arenas, Eder Mex Arenas-Afamado C.T. 0:00
41 94 Herrada, Jose Esp Contentpolis-Ampo 0:00
42 43 Ricci Bitti, Davide Ita Isd 0:00
43 164 Hoag, Cheyne Usa Kelly Benefit Strate 0:00
44 21 Ladino, Gregorio Col Tecos Trek 0:00
45 157 Ortega, Marco A. Mex Canels Turbo 0:00
46 33 Keizer, Martijn Ned Rabobank 0:00
47 76 Nakajima, Yasuharu Jpn Meitan Hompo 0:00
48 74 Shimizu, Mikayata Jpn Meitan Hompo 0:00
49 138 Juarez, Ramon Mex Arenas-Afamado C.T. 0:00
50 133 Matamoros, Francisco Mex Arenas-Afamado C.T. 0:00
Full Stage 5 Results

Points Classification
1 2 Vitoria, David Sui Rock Racing 21 P.

2 26 Rasmunssen, Michael Den Tecos Trek 15 P.
3 17 Amador, Andrey Crc Caisse D`Epargne 13 P.
4 42 Cioni, Dario Ita Isd 10 P.
5 32 Van Geffen, Niek Ned Rabobank 10 P.

6 153 Gomez, Jose Mex Canels Turbo 8 P.
7 8 Sevilla, Oscar Esp Rock Racing 6 P.
8 112 Rabuñal., Gonzalo Esp Xacobeo Galicia 6 P.
9 11 Da Costa, Rui A. Por Caisse D`Epargne 4 P.
10 1 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Rock Racing 3 P.
11 16 Perez, Francisco Esp Caisse D`Epargne 3 P.

KOM - Puntos De Montaña
1 11 Da Costa, Rui A. Por Caisse D`Epargne 28 P.

2 1 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Rock Racing 23 P.
3 141 Tondo, Xabier Esp Andalucia-Cajasur 22 P.
4 26 Rasmunssen, Michael Den Tecos Trek 19 P.
5 8 Sevilla, Oscar Esp Rock Racing 17 P.
6 7 Chadwick, Glen Nzl Rock Racing 14 P.
7 13 Moreno, Daniel Esp Caisse D`Epargne 13 P.
8 21 Ladino, Gregorio Col Tecos Trek 11 P.
9 166 Bowman, Daniel Usa Kelly Benefit Strate 11 P.
10 2 Vitoria, David Sui Rock Racing 10 P.
11 24 Sarabia, Ignacio Mex Tecos Trek 10 P.

Young Guns Classification - U23
1 34 Kreder, Michael Ned Rabobank

2 35 Kruijswijk, Steven Ned Rabobank
3 33 Keizer, Martijn Ned Rabobank
4 57 Vaquera, Cesar Mex Orven
5 126 Boivin, Guillaume Can Planet Energy
6 36 Van Stayen, Michael Bel Rabobank
7 164 Hoag, Cheyne Usa Kelly Benefit Strate

General Classification After Stage 5
727.4 km - 18:00:40 - 40,386 km/h
1 8 Sevilla, Oscar Esp Rock Racing 18:00:40
2 21 Ladino, Gregorio Col Tecos Trek - 06
3 11 Da Costa, Rui A. Por Caisse D`Epargne - 01:03
4 42 Cioni, Dario Ita Isd - 05:13
5 13 Moreno, Daniel Esp Caisse D`Epargne - 07:18

6 26 Rasmunssen, Michael Den Tecos Trek - 07:20
7 1 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Rock Racing - 07:39
8 64 Del Nero, Jesus Esp Fuji-Servetto - 07:54
9 117 Mosquera, Ezequiel Esp Xacobeo Galicia - 07:58
10 12 Losada, Alberto Esp Caisse D`Epargne - 08:01
11 61 Cobo, Juan Jose Esp Fuji-Servetto - 08:05
12 34 Kreder, Michael Ned Rabobank - 08:12
13 62 De La Fuente, David Esp Fuji-Servetto - 08:32
14 35 Kruijswijk, Steven Ned Rabobank - 08:41
15 22 Cotumba, Juan Bol Tecos Trek - 10:42
16 96 Garcia-Ca., Oscar Esp Contentpolis-Ampo - 11:14
17 161 Bajadali, Andrew Usa Kelly Benefit Strate - 12:39
18 166 Bowman, Daniel Usa Kelly Benefit Strate - 12:45
19 133 Matamoros, Francisco Mex Arenas-Afamado C.T. - 12:57
20 43 Ricci Bitti, Davide Ita Isd - 12:58
21 144 Carrasco, Jose A. Esp Andalucia-Cajasur - 13:02
22 91 Benitez, Javier Esp Contentpolis-Ampo - 13:44
23 3 Gutierrez, José E. Esp Rock Racing - 17:06
24 153 Gomez, Jose Mex Canels Turbo - 20:51
25 94 Herrada, Jose Esp Contentpolis-Ampo - 23:58
26 7 Chadwick, Glen Nzl Rock Racing - 24:00
27 72 Pont, Guillaume Fra Meitan Hompo - 24:12
28 135 Argiro, Alvaro Arg Arenas-Afamado C.T. - 24:31
29 24 Sarabia, Ignacio Mex Tecos Trek - 26:33
30 63 Intxausti., Benat Esp Fuji-Servetto - 29:05
31 82 Lam, Arquidemes Mex Alpura-Delicias - 29:07
32 115 Garcia, Marcos Esp Xacobeo Galicia - 29:47
33 2 Vitoria, David Sui Rock Racing - 30:07
34 162 Busche, Matthew Usa Kelly Benefit Strate - 33:14
35 101 Sampaio, Joaquim Por Madeinox Boavista - 33:51
36 141 Tondo, Xabier Esp Andalucia-Cajasur - 36:43
37 104 Pinheiro, Luis Por Madeinox Boavista - 36:49
38 4 Martin, David Esp Rock Racing - 36:52
39 17 Amador, Andrey Crc Caisse D`Epargne - 36:54
40 86 Tapia, Ricardo Mex Alpura-Delicias - 37:00
41 92 Perez, Aitor Esp Contentpolis-Ampo - 37:07
42 103 Petrov, Danail Bul Madeinox Boavista - 37:07
43 145 Plaza, Esteban Esp Andalucia-Cajasur - 37:25
44 33 Keizer, Martijn Ned Rabobank - 37:46
45 95 Martinez, Ivan Esp Contentpolis-Ampo - 37:51
46 131 Arenas, Eder Mex Arenas-Afamado C.T. - 37:57
47 23 Ramos, Florencio Mex Tecos Trek - 40:08
48 57 Vaquera, Cesar Mex Orven - 43:58
49 112 Rabuñal., Gonzalo Esp Xacobeo Galicia - 45:29
50 107 Pardo, Jon Esp Madeinox Boavista - 46:07
51 154 Gabino, Alfredo Mex Canels Turbo - 47:06
52 146 Roldan, Jose L. Esp Andalucia-Cajasur - 47:28
53 73 Cazvoda, Gregor Slo Meitan Hompo - 49:10
54 54 Hernandez, Manuel Mex Orven - 52:40
55 121 Randell, Andrew Can Planet Energy - 53:32
56 45 Benenati, Cristian Ita Isd - 53:49
57 16 Perez, Francisco Esp Caisse D`Epargne - 53:50
58 31 Bol, Jetse Ned Rabobank - 53:56
59 106 Morras, Alberto Esp Madeinox Boavista - 54:00
60 142 Vicioso, Angel Esp Andalucia-Cajasur - 54:11
Complete General Classification

Team Classification
1 Caisse D`Epargne 054:18:00

2 Tecos Trek 054:20:06
3 Rock Racing 054:22:32
4 Fuji-Servetto 054:26:15
5 Contentpolis-Ampo 054:49:50
6 Rabobank 054:56:12
7 Kelly Benefit Strategies 055:00:38
8 Isd 055:00:50
9 Arenas-Afamado C.T. 055:17:25
10 Xacobeo Galicia 055:19:39
11 Andalucia-Cajasur 055:28:37
12 Madeinox Boavista 055:36:19
13 Canels Turbo 055:44:48
14 Alpura-Delicias 056:03:16
15 Meitan Hompo 056:08:30
16 Orven 056:35:37
17 Planet Energy 056:55:46

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