Tuft TT

Svein Tuft was the fastest man today and won stage 4 Saint-René 20km TT in the Tour de Beauce.

He beat out Aussie Michael Freiburg by six seconds. And with his win gives SpiderTech its first victory of the season. A powerful performance that pushed Captain Tuft to sixth spot of the GC. Tomorrow is the circuit race in Québec City followed by the final race Sunday in Saint Georges.

Tuft was one of the favorites to win the TT and now well placed in GC. He won this race in 2008 and looks ready to challenge again. Spaniard Francisco Mancebo holds the overall race lead.

"Today was great, getting the first win of the year is a pretty special feeling and something we plan to continue on with as the season ramps up into the 2nd half. I feel we are at a very good point in our progression as a team unit and I'm looking very forward to the next 2 stages of Tour de Beauce," said Tuft.

Confidence can be a strong motivator!