Things did not go as planned for the team Direct Energie Wednesday at the Tour of California, so Antoine Duchesne was alone of his training to be always in contact with the peloton at the end of this 4th stage of 215 km.
The native of Chicoutimi rider eventually slipped to 28th place in a group of riders who reached the finish 38 seconds after the winner of the day, the Slovak Peter Sagan (Tinkoff).
“We build everything about Bryan Coquard. Normally it was a good chance. When I got near the neck of five kilometers, I looked a little. Finally, he said in the atrium he was going to break, “he told Duchesne who then regained sole representative of Direct Energy still is open. “I was able to handle at first, But it turned started less go on the top of the climb. Efforts like that, that’s not my style. It was steep end of the race and had to go up to block. I did not have in mind to be still in front at the time of the race. I was not mentally prepared for that, but I’m really happy with my form. I feel that I’m progressing every day, “he said.
The people of Amos Pierrick Naud (Rally) ranked 136th in 1mn46 the winner. In the overall standings, the French Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick-Step) who leads the way. Alaphilippe, who was crowned vice-champion of the Saguenay U23 Nations Cup in 2012, has a lead of 22 seconds over American Peter Stetina, Trek-Segafredo. Duchesne tip 42nd, while Naud is 119th. “I came here with only preparation ambitions, to see where I’m at. I’m very happy with how it goes for me, “said the Sagueneen Sportcom.