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18th GP Cycliste de Beauce - 2.3

Canada, June 17-22, 2003

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Stage 1 - June 17: CMQ Lévis - Québec, 125 km

Lieswyn Takes First Stage

By Kristy Scrymgeour

John Lieswyn (7UP-Maxxis) won the first stage of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce today in an aggressive stage that saw a lot of action. Lieswyn followed the wheel of Chris Baldwin (Navigators) when he attacked from a small group of 13 near the end of the stage and was able to win the two up sprint.

The stage was a tough 125km circuit race starting from the Saint-Laurent River's South shore, before crossing the river and taking the riders nine times up Cote Gilmour, Quebec.

7UP Maxxis were early aggressors in the stage with New Zealander Greg Henderson breaking away with Irving Aguilar (Tecos Mercurio) gaining four minutes on the peloton. As the break stayed away, others such as Jeff Hanson(Atlas Cold -Italpasta), local rider Frederic Millette (Espoirs de Laval) and Cory Lange (Canadian National Team) attempted to bridge the gap but were always quickly reeled in by the bunch.

The break gradually lost time on the peloton as teams began to chase and just after the intermediate sprint the two leaders were caught by a small group of about 13 riders. Aguilar started to feel the effects of his long day away and was dropped from this front group not long after.

With the racing nearing the end attacks were frequent and the leading group of 13 was split into two, a lead group of 8 gaining 18 seconds on the field and over a minute on the rest of the peloton. With only a few kilometers to go, Baldwin attacked taking Lieswyn with him and the two powered to the finish. Lieswyn took the sprint over Baldwin with Tomas Konecy (eD'system-ZVVZ) edging out Eric Wohlberg (Canadian National Team) for third place.

Tomorrow's stage is a169km that starts and finishes in the town of Levis. It is an undulating stage that seems to be primarily down hill towards the end.


1 John Lieswyn (USA) 7UP / Maxxis                      3.00.41
2 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Navigators Cycling Team       0.06
3 Tomas Konecny (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ                    0.17
4 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Canadian National Team              0.21
5 Petr Bencik (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ                      0.23
6 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Flanders -        0.24
7 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Cycling Team
8 Dominique Perras (Can) Flanders -         0.27
9 Danny Pate (USA) Prime Alliance Cycling Team
10 David Clinger (USA) Prime Alliance Cycling Team        0.30
11 Allan Iacuone (Aus) Flanders -           0.32
12 Antonio Aldape (Mex) Tecos - Mercurio                  0.52
13 Jamie Drew (Aus) Flanders -              1.11
14 Alexandre Lavallée (Can) Volkswagen - Trek             1.45
15 Michal Precechtel (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ  
16 Doug Ziewacz (USA) 7UP / Maxxis                        1.52
17 David McKenzie (Aus) Flanders -          1.57
18 Gordon Fraser (Can) Health Net Cycling Team            1.59
19 Alex Candelario (USA) Prime Alliance Cycling Team
20 Jindrich Vana (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ                   2.54
21 Stig Somme (Nor) Jet Fuel Coffee
22 Alexandre Nadeau (Can) Équipe Québec                   2.56
23 Jeff Louder (USA) Navigators Cycling Team
24 Martin Gilbert (Can) Volkswagen - Trek                 2.58
25 Chris Isaac (Can) Canadian National Team
26 Fausto Esparza (Mex) Tecos - Mercurio
27 Andrew Roche (Irl) Team Maestro - Nella
28 Javier Paniagua (Mex) Tecos - Mercurio
29 Bruno Langlois (Can) Volkswagen - Trek
30 Joe Giuliano (Can) Atlas Cold / Italpasta
31 Yoshiyuki Abe (Jpn) Shimano Cycling
32 Frantisek Trkal (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ  
33 Jean-Sebastien Maheu (Can) Équipe Québec
34 Peter Sanowar (Can) Canadian National Team
35 Cameron J. Evans (Can) Canadian National Team
36 Cory Lange (Can) Canadian National Team
37 David Salomon Alvarez (Mex) Tecos - Mercurio
38 Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Cycling
39 Vassili Davidenko (Rus) Navigators Cycling Team
40 Corey Jay (Can) Les Espoirs de Laval                   3.06
41 Charles Dionne (Can) Canadian National Team
42 Christopher McGovern (USA) Health Net Cycling Team
43 Scott Guyton (NZl) Flanders -
44 Jean-François Laroche (Can) Volkswagen - Trek
45 Todd Herriot (USA) Health Net Cycling Team             3.10
46 Jean-Francois Racine (Can) Les Espoirs de Laval
47 Jason Lokkesmoe (USA) Health Net Cycling Team
48 Dominique Rollin (Can) Équipe Québec
49 Paul Ellis (USA) Team Maestro - Nella
50 Brice Jones (USA) 7UP / Maxxis
51 Dylan Sebel (Can) Health Net Cycling Team
52 Christophe Cheseaux (Can) Les Espoirs de Laval
53 Kaoru Ouchi (Jpn) Shimano Cycling
54 Czeslaw Lukaszewicz (Can) Équipe Québec
55 Domingo Gonzalez (Mex) Tecos - Mercurio
56 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Shimano Cycling
57 Thomas Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Cycling Team
58 Emiel Abraham (Tri) Team Maestro - Nella               3.17
59 Lubos Kejval (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ  
60 Andrew Pinfold (Can) Atlas Cold / Italpasta            3.21
61 Andrew Randell (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                   3.27
62 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Cycling Team           3.28
63 Svein Tuft (Can) Prime Alliance Cycling Team           3.29
64 Chris Wherry (USA) Navigators Cycling Team             3.35
65 John Peters (USA) Prime Alliance Cycling Team
66 Trent Wilson (Aus) Flanders -            3.52
67 Lubor Tesar (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ  
68 Hisafumi Imanisi (Jpn) Shimano Cycling                 4.02
69 Greg Henderson (NZl) 7UP / Maxxis                      4.29
70 Pierre-Olivier Boily (Can) Équipe Québec               7.26
71 Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Shimano Cycling                      7.28
72 Alexandre Cloutier (Can) Volkswagen - Trek             7.31
73 Craig Boileau (Can) Les Espoirs de Laval               7.35
74 Joel Alamillo (Mex) Tecos - Mercurio
75 Patrick Shea (Can) Atlas Cold / Italpasta
76 Kevin Miller (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                     7.41
77 Frederic Millette (Can) Les Espoirs de Laval           7.45
78 Jason McCartney (USA) 7UP / Maxxis
79 Kevin Monahan (USA) 7UP / Maxxis                       7.48
80 Rusty Beall (USA) Health Net Cycling Team
81 Peter Fairbanks (USA) Team Maestro - Nella
82 Mathieu Roy (Can) Les Espoirs de Laval
83 Chistopher Pic (USA) 7UP / Maxxis
84 Bryan Rusche (Can) Atlas Cold / Italpasta
85 Paulo Rego (Can) Atlas Cold / Italpasta
86 Warren Tilbrook (Can) Canadian National Team
87 Andrew Davidson (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                  7.56
88 Ariel De Cardenas (Can) Équipe Québec
89 Ryan Roth (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee
90 Irving Aguilar (Mex) Tecos - Mercurio                  8.16
91 Matt Decanio (USA) Prime Alliance Cycling Team         8.18
92 Martin St-Laurent (Can) Volkswagen - Trek             14.39
93 Hughes Lapointe (Can) Équipe Québec                   14.46
94 David Whyman (NZl) Atlas Cold / Italpasta             14.50
95 Jeff Hansen (Can) Atlas Cold / Italpasta
96 Pascal Choquette (Can) Volkswagen - Trek              16.31
97 Colin Burn (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                      25.40
1 John Lieswyn (USA) 7UP / Maxxis                           17 pts
2 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Navigators Cycling Team         14
3 Tomas Konecny (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ                      13
4 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Canadian National Team                12
5 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Flanders -          11
6 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Cycling Team                10
7 Petr Bencik (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ                        10
8 Dominique Perras (Can) Flanders -            8
9 David Clinger (USA) Prime Alliance Cycling Team            8
10 Danny Pate (USA) Prime Alliance Cycling Team              7
11 Allan Iacuone (Aus) Flanders -              6
12 Antonio Aldape (Mex) Tecos - Mercurio                     4
13 Jamie Drew (Aus) Flanders -                 3
14 Greg Henderson (NZl) 7UP / Maxxis                         3
15 Alexandre Lavallée (Can) Volkswagen - Trek                2
16 Irving Aguilar (Mex) Tecos - Mercurio                     2
17 Michal Precechtel (Cze) eD'system - ZVVZ                  1
18 Svein Tuft (Can) Prime Alliance Cycling Team              1