Day Defends Yellow Jersey At Tour de Beauce

Quebec, Canada – Stage 5 of the Tour de Beauce included 11 laps of the scenic down town circuit covering 130 kilometers in total. With leg sapping climbs to be negotiated each lap as expected the stage became a war of attrition.

Ben Day’s Fly V Australia teammates supported Ben and his yellow jersey all day and in the end Ben finished in 5th place on the stage and safely in the lead group. Marc de Maar (UHC) made a successful attack for the stage win and some valuable bonus seconds late in the stage but in the end Ben heads into the final stage with a 1minute and 4 sec buffer.

Ben Day said, “We knew that today’s course would be selective and as a result hard to control, I was very pleased to have Darren and Jai there to support me and defend the jersey ahead of tomorrow’s final stage.”

Darren Rolfe defended his second place on general classification and heads into the final stage with a small 7 seconds time gap ahead of third place de Maar.

Fly V Australia continues to lead the Team’s classification and Ben Day continues to strengthen his hold on the points classification.

Stage 6 is another circuit race on a similarly tough circuit where it will again be hard to control the attacks that are sure to come from the opposing teams. Ben and the team are certainly up to the task of defending the jersey and the racing is sure to be action packed.

Overall general classification heading into Stage 6;

1 Benjamin Day (Aus) Fly V Australia 15:46:44
2 Darren Rolfe (Aus) Fly V Australia 0:00:57
3 Marc De Maar (Ned) Unitedhealthcare p/b Maxxis 0:01:04
4 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Unitedhealthcare p/b Maxxis 0:01:14
5 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 0:01:14
6 François Parisien (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy 0:01:38
7 Derrick St-John (Can) Garneau Club Chaussures 0:01:40
8 David Boily (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy 0:01:49
9 Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech p/b Planet Energy 0:01:56
10 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Heraklio-Murcia 0:02:48