Schlagwort-Archive: FDJ

Chrono des Nations

ELITE 44,5km:

1 KÜNG Stefan SUI GROUPAMA – FDJ 00:51:47
2 MADSEN Martin Toft DEN BHS – PL BETON BORNHOLM 00:36
3 DE MARCHI Alessandro ITA ISRAEL START-UP NATION 01:16
4 GATE Aaron NZL BLACK SPOKE PRO CYCLING 01:22
5 EVENEPOEL Remco BEL DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 01:22
6 HERREGODTS Rune BEL SPORT VLAANDEREN – BALOISE 01:28
7 MUFF Frederik DEN TEAM COLOQUICK 01:32
8 LATOUR Pierre FRA TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE 01:44
9 WOLF Justin GER BIKE AID 01:49
10 HEIDEMANN Miguel GER LEOPARD PRO CYCLING 02:03
11 ROSSETTO Stéphane FRA ST MICHEL – AUBER93 02:18
12 TAARAMÄE Rein EST INTERMARCHÉ – WANTY – GOBERT MATÉRIAUX 02:22
13 DELAPLACE Anthony FRA TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC 02:27
14 RITZINGER Felix AUT WSA KTM GRAZ 03:24
15 BRAUN Julian GER TEAM SKS SAUERLAND NRW 03:34

Women 24,7km:

1 REUSSER Marlen SUI ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA 00:33:36
2 KIESENHOFER Anna AUT AUSTRIAN NATIONAL TEAM 00:52
3 KRÖGER Mieke GER HITEC PRODUCTS 00:52
4 BORRAS Marion FRA UC PONTCHARRA 01:11
5 ROŽLAPA Dana LAT KEUKENS REDANT CYCLING TEAM 01:14
6 DUYCK Ann – Sophie BEL EQUIPE NATIONALE BELGE 01:42
7 BUSSI Vittoria ITA OPEN CYCLING TEAM 02:04
8 PIERGIOVANNI Federica ITA VALCAR – TRAVEL & SERVICE 02:22
9 DEMAY Coralie FRA STADE ROCHELAIS CHARENTE- MARITIME WOMEN CYCLING 02:24
10 LE NET Marie FRA FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 02:24

Paris – Tours 2021 plus U23

U23 177km:

1 HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby NOR UNO-X PRO CYCLING TEAM 03:57:32
2 VAN UDEN Casper NED DEVELOPMENT TEAM DSM 00:28
3 VAN DEN BERG Marijn NED GROUPAMA-FDJ CONTI 00:28
4 PARET-PEINTRE Valentin FRA AG2R CITROËN U23 TEAM 00:28
5 COSTIOU Ewen FRA CÔTES D’ARMOR-MARIE MORIN 00:28
6 JOHANSEN Julius DEN UNO-X PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:28
7 DAUPHIN Florian FRA V.C.PAYS DE LOUDÉAC 00:28
8 VAN VEENENDAAL Hidde NED JUMBO-VISMA DT 00:28
9 DE LIE Arnaud BEL LOTTO SOUDAL U23 00:28
10 DE MEESTER Luca BEL EFC – L&R – VULSTEKE 00:28
11 BERCKMOES Jenno BEL HOME SOLUTION-SOENENS 00:28
12 URIANSTAD Martin NOR UNO-X PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:28
13 KNOLLE Jon GER GERMANY 00:28
14 LECLAINCHE Gwen FRA C.C.ETUPES 00:28
15 JEGAT Jordan FRA TEAM UC NANTES – ATLANTIQUE 00:28

ELITE 212km:

1 DEMARE Arnaud FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ 04:33:07
2 BONNAMOUR Franck FRA B&B HOTELS P/B KTM 00:00
3 STUYVEN Jasper BEL TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:00
4 DEWULF Stan BEL AG2R CITROËN TEAM 00:03
5 VAN POPPEL Danny NED INTERMARCHÉ – WANTY – GOBERT MATÉRIAUX 00:40
6 COQUARD Bryan FRA B&B HOTELS P/B KTM 00:40
7 MARIT Arne BEL SPORT VLAANDEREN – BALOISE 00:40
8 PASQUALON Andrea ITA INTERMARCHÉ – WANTY – GOBERT MATÉRIAUX 00:40
9 TRARIEUX Julien FRA DELKO 00:40
10 CAPIOT Amaury BEL TEAM ARKÉA SAMSIC 00:40
11 VAN HOECKE Gijs BEL AG2R CITROËN TEAM 00:40
12 PHILIPSEN Jasper BEL ALPECIN-FENIX 00:40
13 LEROUX Samuel FRA XELLISS – ROUBAIX LILLE MÉTROPOLE 00:40
14 TABELLION Valentin FRA XELLISS – ROUBAIX LILLE MÉTROPOLE 00:40
15 ALLEGAERT Piet BEL COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CRÉDITS 00:40

Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) won a thrilling 115th edition of Paris-Tours on Sunday ahead of Franck Bonnamour (B&B Hotels p/b KTM) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo). The pace was relentless from the start, with a hard battle through the wind, and the attackers lit fireworks on the vineyard trails leading to Tours. Among them, Bonnamour was still alone in the front with San Dewulf as they entered the last kilometre… But Démare, after a strong attack on the final climb of the day, produced a massive effort to bridge the gap and dominate the four-man sprint. He is the first French winner of Paris-Tours since 2006, when Frédéric Guesdon claimed victory. Today, Guesdon was in perfect position to enjoy Démare’s win, as a sports director for Groupama-FDJ.

The 152-man peloton roll from Chartres just before noon. With winds blowing from the North-East and riders battling for the early breakaway, it’s a very fast start.
Gijs Leemreize (Jumbo-Visma) attacks in the first kilometre. He is quickly joined by Julien Duval (AG2R-Citroën Team) but they can’t open much of a gap as the battle is ongoing.
After 15km, Rune Herregodts (Sport-Vlaanderen-Baloise), winner of Paris-Tours Espoirs in 2020, bridges the gap to the early attackers. The break eventually gets away, with a lead of 2’30’’ at km 18.

Hard battles in the wind
Groupama-FDJ put the hammer down through the wind and the peloton splits in several parts. Calm returns at km 30 and the gap hits a maximum of 7’30’’ after a very fast first hour of racing (47.1km covered by the attackers).
Several teams (Team DSM, Alpecin-Fenix, Team TotalEnergies, St Michel – Auber 93…) work together to control the breakaway. The gap is down to 3’30’’ when a new acceleration in the bunch turns the race upside down into the last 100km.
Only 34 riders remain in the first bunch, including the three former winners participating in this edition: Casper Pedersen and Soren Kragh Andersen for Team DSM, as well as AG2R Citroën’s Greg Van Avermaet. With such a battle through the wind, the breakaway is reeled in at km 124.

Fireworks in the vineyards
The 37 leaders hit the first vineyard track (51km to go) with a 30’’ gap to their chasers. Arkéa-Samsic try to make the most of their numbers at the front with a series of attacks. But Connor Swift suffers a puncture with 43km, after he had managed to launch a new breakaway.
Stan Dewulf (AG2R Citroën Team), Frederik Frison (Lotto Soudal) and Franck Bonnamour (B&B Hotels p/b KTM) remain at the front. Riders previously dropped get back together and Jasper Stuyven’s Trek-Segafredo try to control.


Photo by Plomi

Impressive Démare
Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) attacks again and again until a group of six chasers get away with 16km to go. Among them, Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) drop their rivals on the final climb of the day, the côte de Rochecorbon.
With 10km to go to Tours, without any vineyard track left ahead, they’re only 8’’ behind the leading duo. They held on… until Arnaud Démare produced a strong effort inside the last kilometre. Bonnamour and Dewulf were eventually caught with 350m to go. And Démare still had enough energy to sprint to victory.

Tour de Luxembourg – Etappe 5

Mersch – Luxembourg – 184 Km

Photo by HERBERT MOOS
Photo by HERBERT MOOS

1 GAUDU David FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ 04:30:59
2 ALMEIDA João POR DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 00:00
3 LATOUR Pierre FRA TEAM TOTALENERGIES 00:00
4 HIRSCHI Marc SUI UAE TEAM EMIRATES 00:00
5 COSNEFROY Benoit FRA AG2R CITROEN TEAM 00:00
6 KIRSCH Alex LUX TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:00
7 MASNADA Fausto ITA DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 00:00
8 CHAMPOUSSIN Clement FRA AG2R CITROEN TEAM 00:00
9 HERRADA Jesus ESP COFIDIS 00:00
10 LAZKANO Oier ESP CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA 00:00

Endstand:

1 ALMEIDA João POR DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 17:20:44
2 HIRSCHI Marc SUI UAE TEAM EMIRATES 00:46
3 CATTANEO Mattia ITA DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 01:05
4 DE LA CRUZ David ESP UAE TEAM EMIRATES 01:09
5 LATOUR Pierre FRA TEAM TOTALENERGIES 01:09
6 GAUDU David FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ 01:17
7 PINOT Thibaut FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ 01:27
8 HERRADA Jesús ESP COFIDIS 01:43
9 NIBALI Vincenzo ITA TREK – SEGAFREDO 01:49
10 FORMOLO Davide ITA UAE TEAM EMIRATES 01:53

La Course by Tour de France avec FDJ: info with one day to go

Ø The 8th edition of La Course by Tour de France avec FDJ will be contested over 108 kilometers this Saturday, June 26, between Brest and Landerneau, raising the curtain of the first stage of the Tour de France. The arrival at the top of the Fosse aux Loups hill, to be climbed four times, promises a great tussle and a thrilling scenario.

Ø The winner will be the last one on the record book of the event that will give way to the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, an 8-day stage race that will take place from next year onwards

An unprecedented punchy finale
This is the first time that La Course by Tour de France avec FDJ offers an uphill finish dedicated to punchy riders. After a 54-kilometer loop on a lumpy terrain, the riders will enter a circuit to be covered four times that includes the Fosse aux Loups hill (3 km at 5.7%), at the top of which the finish line will be drawn. “It really suits the girls who are strong at the Mur de Huy in the Flèche wallonne”, said Jean-Marc Marino who coordinates the race for ASO. “It’s very steep at the foot and the closer we get to the finish, the softer the gradient is.” Bad weather in Brittany in recent days should however spare the race on Saturday. The wind is expected to be moderated and should the sky be overcast, the risk of rain is low.

Marianne Vos looking for the triple crown
Beaten on the edge last year in Nice by Elizabeth Deignan, Marianne Vos would like to add her name to the La Course by Tour de France avec FDJ for a third and last time. She would then remain in the light of history the sole record-holder of the event, the Dutchwoman currently sharing the record of two wins with her compatriot Annemiek van Vleuten. A success for the leader of Jumbo-Visma would also have a symbolic meaning since she already won the first edition in 2014 on the Champs-Elysées. She can therefore come full circle in Brittany. “Since the first edition, it has been really special to compete in La Course,” said the three-time road world champion. I’m glad I won it twice already, and if there is a possibility of another success, I will not miss out.”

Audrey Cordon-Ragot: “A pretty open race”
Vos is obviously named among her peers as one of the big favorites of the day, even if the nature of the track may hold some surprises. “I think she’s the fastest girl on this kind of finish”, said Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo) of Brittany, who plays at home. “We can also think of Coryn Rivera (Team DSM) who is very fast and does well with these kinds of climbs, just like my teammate Lizzie Deignan. I think it’s going to be a pretty open race.” “It will not come down to just a fight in the final climb of the Fosse aux Loups”, Vos previewed. “I expect a tough and aggressive race. It’s hard to say in advance who will have the best chance of winning if the favorites come together at the foot of the last climb.” The name of Anna van der Breggen (Team SD Worx), the reigning world champion and seven-time winner of the Flèche Wallonne, is also on everyone’s lips. “On such a course, she is the favorite in my mind”, said Evita Muzic (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope). “She really dominated the season, leaving no room for others. But everyone went for training camps in May to prepare for the Olympics, it’s been almost a month, if not more, that we haven’t seen some riders in any race. There are a lot of competitors whose fitness status is unknown.”

Evita Muzic: “The nicest race for wearing the tricolour jersey”
Seven days after winning her first French professional championship title at Epinal, Muzic is about to show off her tricolour jersey. “I’m really looking forward to wearing it for the first time, especially on La Course”, she continued. “It’s the best day to wear this blue-white-red tunic. There should be quite a few people on the road side, especially because we’re in Brittany where the supporters are always present. It’s going to be something exceptional, and it gives me even more motivation to compete in this race.” She finished 22nd in Pau two years ago and 26th in Nice last year. “My role will probably consist of going with the moves when the race will become hard in order to help my leaders to save some energy. We’ve got two cards to play with Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (7th of the Tour of Flanders and Liège-Bastogne-Liège) and Marta Cavalli (6th of the Tour of Flanders). Our ambition is to win.”

Stéphane Pallez: “A major breakthrough for women’s cycling”
A major player in the history of French cycling, FDJ is the main partner of La Course by Tour de France and is committed to the promotion and encouragement of female sports with its „Sport pour Elles“ program. Stéphane Pallez, CEO of the group, is delighted with the launch of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift in 2022: “This is the last edition of La Course by Tour de France avec FDJ, which will have offered a great exposure to women’s cycling and allowed the creation of the Tour de France Femmes. This is a major breakthrough for women’s cycling. FDJ has been involved in the promotion of women’s sport for many years and we are delighted to be a partner in this new event.”
@ASO

La course by Tour de France avec FDJ

Key points:

● For the eighth edition of La Course by Tour de France avec FDJ, on Saturday 26 June between Brest and Landerneau as the curtain-raiser for stage one of the Tour de France, Dutch riders Marianne Vos and Anna van der Breggen come in as the ladies to beat.

● However, the race promises to be a wide-open affair over the 107 kilometres of action that will end with a finish at the top of the côte de la Fosse aux Loups. This final climb, which should see the punchers attack, could be won by the defending race winner, Great Britain’s Elizabeth Deignan, or Poland’s Katarzyna Niewiadoma.

The Dutch will again be among the principal contenders for victory in the 8th edition of La Course by Tour de France avec FDJ, which will offer an undulating 107-kilometre course between Brest and Landerneau on 26 June, as a curtain-raiser to the first stage of the Tour de France. Two of women’s cycling’s best stand out on the entry list. Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma Women Team) is the most successful rider in the history of the sport. She won the race in 2014 and 2019, and world champion Anna van der Breggen (Team SD Worx) would like nothing more than to win the race a second time, six years after her triumph on the Champs-Elysées, before retiring at the end of the season. While Vos appears a bit isolated in her squad, Van der Breggen will be able to count on a formidable team with the presence of 2021 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Demi Vollering, and 2017 world champion Chantal van den Broek-Blaak.

The stiffest competition to counter the Dutch armada will be the Trek-Segafredo team. Elizabeth Deignan is none other than the defending champion who won last year in Nice on the Promenade des Anglais. The British rider is in top form after her recent victory in the Tour de Suisse. Her teammate Audrey Cordon-Ragot will be eager to ride a strong race on home turf in Brittany. Other French challengers include Juliette Labous (Team DSM), who finished sixth in the Flèche Wallonne and recently crowned national champion Evita Muzic (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope). Muzic’s teammate and seventh-ranked rider in the world, The Netherlands‘ Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig could create a surprise.

American sprinter Coryn Rivera (Team DSM) could also compete for victory if she can stay close on the first steep slopes of the côte de la Fosse aux Loups (3km at 5,7%), which the rider will climb four times and at the top of which the race will be decided. Polish rider Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM Racing) finished fourth last year and could do the same if not better. On the Flèche Wallonne in April, she did the best job of resisting the seven-time winner of the Mur de Huy, Anna van der Breggen.

22 teams, the leading riders

Australia
Team BikeExchange: Spratt (Aus), Brown (Aus)

France
Arkéa Pro Cycling Team: Kerbaol (Fra)
FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope : Ludwig (Den), Cavalli (Ita), Muzic (Fra)
Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling: Rüegg (Swi)

Germany
Canyon//Sram Racing: Niewiadoma (Pol), Chabbey (Sui), Barnes (Gbr)
Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team: Confalonieri (Ita)
Team DSM: Labous (Fra), Rivera (Usa)

Great Britain
Drops-Le Col supported by TEMPUR: Lowden (Usa)

Italy
Ale’ BTC Ljubljana: Bastianelli (Ita), Bujak (Slo)
A.R. Monex Women’s Pro Cycling Team: Ragusa (Ita)
Top Girls Fassa Bortolo: Bariani (Ita)
Valcar – Travel & Service : Sanguineti (Ita)

Spain
Bizkaia – Durango: Alonso (Spa)
Massi – Tactic Women Team: Kern (Slo)
Movistar Team Women: Biannic (Fra)

The Netherlands
Jumbo-Visma Women Team: Vos (Ned)
Liv Racing: Bertizzolo (Ita), Paladin (Ita)
Parkhotel Valkenburg: Van Bokhoven (Ned)
Team SD Worx: Van der Breggen (Ned), Van den Broeck-Blaak (Ned), Majerus (Lux), Vollering (Ned)

United States
Rally Cycling: Doebel-Hickok (Usa), Koppenburg (Ger)
Trek-Segafredo: Deignan (Gbr), Cordon Ragot (Fra)
Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank: Stephens (Usa)

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La Route d’Occitanie – La Dépêche du Midi Etappe 2


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Villefranche-De-Rouergue›Auch 199km

1 DÉMARE Arnaud Groupama – FDJ 14 20 5:01:31
2 AULAR Orluis Caja Rural – Seguros RGA 5 12 ,,
3 MOSCA Jacopo Trek – Segafredo 3 7 ,,
4 MANZIN Lorrenzo Team Total Direct Energie 5 ,,
5 GONZÁLEZ David Caja Rural – Seguros RGA 4 ,,
6 HARDY Romain Team Arkéa Samsic 3 ,,
7 BOUDAT Thomas Team Arkéa Samsic 2 ,,
8 VENDRAME Andrea AG2R Citroën Team 1 ,,
9 VERMEULEN Emiel Xelliss – Roubaix Lille Métropole ,,
10 MAS Lluís Movistar Team ,,
11 MÜHLBERGER Gregor Movistar Team

Gesamt:
1 VENDRAME Andrea AG2R Citroën Team 3:59:41
2 MOSCA Jacopo Trek – Segafredo 0:04
3 AGIRRE Jon Equipo Kern Pharma ,,
4 DÍAZ José Manuel DELKO ,,
5 HARDY Romain Team Arkéa Samsic ,,
6 SWIFT Ben INEOS Grenadiers ,,
7 HERRADA Jesús Cofidis, Solutions Crédits ,,
8 SÁNCHEZ Luis León Astana – Premier Tech ,,
9 ADRIÀ Roger Equipo Kern Pharma ,,
10 GALLOPIN Tony AG2R Citroën Team

Tour de Suisse – Etappe 1 EZF

Photo by HERBERT MOOS

Photo by HERBERT MOOS
Photos by HERBERT MOOS

Frauenfeld – Frauenfeld (11 km / EZF)

1 KÜNG Stefan (SUI) Groupama – FDJ 0:12:00
2 BISSEGGER Stefan (SUI) Ef Education – Nippo 0:00:04
3 CATTANEO Mattia (ITA) Deceuninck – Quick-Step 0:00:12
4 SCULLY Thomas (NZL) Ef Education – Nippo 0:00:15
5 ALAPHILIPPE Julian (FRA) Deceuninck – Quick-Step 0:00:19
6 RUTSCH Jonas (GER) Ef Education – Nippo 0:00:22
7 STEIMLE Jannik (GER) Deceuninck – Quick-Step 0:00:22
8 VERMEERSCH Florian (BEL) Lotto Soudal 0:00:22
9 KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren (DEN) Team Dsm 0:00:22
10 DENNIS Rohan (AUS) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:23
11 POWLESS Neilson (USA) Ef Education – Nippo 0:00:25
12 SCHACHMANN Maximilian (GER) Bora – Hansgrohe 0:00:29
13 DEVENYNS Dries (BEL) Deceuninck – Quick-Step 0:00:30
14 GARCIA CORTINA Ivan (ESP) Movistar Team 0:00:30
15 CARAPAZ Richard (ECU) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:31
16 DUMOULIN Tom (NED) Jumbo-Visma 0:00:32
17 BOARO Manuele (ITA) Astana – Premier Tech 0:00:33
18 JUNGELS Bob (LUX) Ag2r Citroen Team 0:00:33

Maximilian Schachmann 12. auf der ersten Zeitfahretappe der diesjährigen Tour de Suisse

Zum Auftakt der Tour de Suisse gab es ein 10,9 km langes Einzelzeitfahren, das heute auf nassen Straßen rund um Frauenfeld ausgetragen wurde. Die flache Strecke mit einigen technischen Kurven im ersten Teil war auf die Spezialisten zugeschnitten. Mit Maximilian Schachmann und Maciej Bodnar hatte BORA – hansgrohe aber zwei Fahrer, die sich heute gut platzieren konnten. Mit 13:43 Minuten setzte S. Pellaud die erste Richtzeit im Kampf gegen die Uhr. Maciej zeigte ein solides Zeitfahren und belegte am Ende mit 12:35 Minuten den 21. Rang. Maximilian fuhr auch ein gutes Rennen und war mit einer Zeit von 12:29 Minuten, 29 Sekunden hinter dem späteren Sieger, bester Fahrer des Raublinger Rennstalls. Die schnellste Zeit des Tages wurde von S. Küng gesetzt, der damit auch den Tagessieg holte.

Reaktionen im Ziel
„Ich bin heute voll gefahren, habe zwar im ersten Teil des Rennens nichts riskiert, weil es regnete und die Straße ziemlich rutschig war. Leider hat sich das Wetter anders entwickelt als vorhergesagt und so hatte man am Ende bessere Bedingungen. Wir haben aber noch mehrere schwere Etappen vor uns, und wir werden uns jetzt darauf konzentrieren.“ – Maximilian Schachmann

„Wir sind unter den schwierigen Wetterbedingungen ein ziemlich gutes TT gefahren. Die Straße hatte zum Ende des Rennens etwas abgetrocknet, was laut Vorhersage aber andersrum hätte sein sollen. Max hat trotzdem eine gute Performance abgeliefert und liegt jetzt in einer guten Ausgangsposition für die kommenden Etappen.“ – Steffen Radochla, Sportlicher Leiter

Boucles de la Mayenne – Etappe 4


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Méral – Laval – 181 Km

1 DEMAREArnaud FRA GROUPAMA-FDJ 04:14:55 42,6
2 MC LAY Daniel GBR TEAMARKEA-SAMSIC 00:00
3 COQUARD Bryan FRA B&B HOTELS P/B KTM 00:00
4 EEKHOFF Nils NED TEAM DSM 00:00
5 ANIOLKOWSKI Stanislaw POL BINGOAL PAUWELS SAUCES 00:00
6 BONIFAZIO Niccolö ITA TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE 00:00
7 HALVORSEN Kristoffer NOR UNO – X PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:00
8 ABERASTURI IZAGAJon ESP CAJARURAL-SEGUROS RGA 00:00
9 SARREAU Marc FRA AG2R CITROEN TEAM 00:00
10 WARLOP Jordi BEL SPORT VLAANDEREN – BALO 00:00

Endstand:

1 DEMARE Arnaud FRA GROUPAMA-FDJ 16:44:40
2 WALSLEBEN Philipp GER ALPECIN-FENIX 00:17
3 HALVORSEN Kristoffer NOR UNO – X PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:24
4 COQUARD Bryan FRA B&B HOTELS P/B KTM 00:24
5 RUBIO HERNANDEZ Diego ESP BURGOS-BH 00:28
6 EEKHOFF Nils NED TEAM DSM 00:30
7 BONIFAZIO Niccolö ITA TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE 00:34
8 MC LAY Daniel GBR TEAMARKEA-SAMSIC 00:34
9 BAYER Tobias AUT ALPECIN-FENIX 00:36
10 SARREAU Marc FRA AG2R CITROEN TEAM 00:38

Boucles de la Mayenne – Etappe 2


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Vaiges – Évron – 173 Km

1 DEMARE Arnaud FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ 04:11:32 41,26
2 BONIFAZIO Niccolò ITA TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE 00:00
3 HALVORSEN Kristoffer NOR UNO – X PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:00
4 KOCH Jonas GER INTERMARCHÉ – WANTY – GOBERT MATÉRIAUX 00:00
5 ANIOLKOWSKI Stanislaw POL BINGOAL PAUWELS SAUCES WB 00:00
6 ALLEGAERT Piet BEL COFIDIS 00:00
7 MALUCELLI Matteo ITA ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC 00:00
8 VERMEULEN Emiel BEL XELLISS – ROUBAIX LILLE METROPOLE 00:00
9 ABERASTURI IZAGA Jon ESP CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA 00:00
10 EEKHOFF Nils NED TEAM DSM 00:00

Gesamt:
1 WALSLEBEN Philipp GER ALPECIN-FENIX 08:11:05
2 DEMARE Arnaud FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ 00:12
3 RUBIO HERNANDEZ Diego ESP BURGOS-BH 00:16
4 HALVORSEN Kristoffer NOR UNO – X PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:22
5 ALLEGAERT Piet BEL COFIDIS 00:26
6 EEKHOFF Nils NED TEAM DSM 00:26
7 BONIFAZIO Niccolò ITA TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE 00:26
8 SARREAU Marc FRA AG2R CITROEN TEAM 00:26
9 COQUARD Bryan FRA B&B HOTELS P/B KTM 00:26
10 COSNEFROY Benoit FRA AG2R CITROEN TEAM 00:29

Faun-Ardèche Classic 2021

Guilherand-Granges – Guilherand-Granges (171 km)
1 GAUDU David (FRA) GROUPAMA – FDJ 4:32:37
2 CHAMPOUSSIN Clément (FRA) AG2R CITROEN TEAM 0:00:00
3 CARTHY Hugh John (GBR) EF EDUCATION – NIPPO 0:00:11
4 HONORÉ Mikkel (DEN) DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 0:00:28
5 GODON Dorian (FRA) AG2R CITROEN TEAM 0:00:40
6 VLASOV Aleksandr (RUS) ASTANA – PREMIER TECH 0:00:40
7 PARET PEINTRE Aurélien (FRA) AG2R CITROEN TEAM 0:00:42
8 PINOT Thibaut (FRA) GROUPAMA – FDJ 0:00:42
9 HIVERT Jonathan (FRA) B&B HOTELS P/B KTM 0:00:46
10 SIMMONS Quinn (USA) TREK – SEGAFREDO 0:00:46

2020 LA COURSE BY LE TOUR DE FRANCE AVEC FDJ: LATEST NEWS WITH ONE DAY TO GO

Key points:
 The 7th edition of La Course by Le Tour de France avec FDJ looks more unpredictable than ever on a course around Nice especially designed to favour tactics over sheer strength. Title holder Marianne Vos and in-form Lizzie Deignan, who races at home, are excited about the 96-km event.
 In spite of the Covid-19 crisis, broadcasting of La Course is on the rise.

Jean-Marc Marino : « The most clever rider will win”
Race director Jean-Marc Marino is confident that the 7th edition of La Course by Le Tour de France avec FDJ will be exciting to watch and he warns that tactics, more than strength, will be the key on the 96-km course designed in the hills around Nice.
“It’s a pretty hard course at first, with a 5.5 km climb (Cote de Rimiez) at 5% and then it goes on climbing, it’s the Nice hinterland and we know how bumpy it is. Then there is a really steep descent, very technical and then 20 km on the flat,” he said.
“We can expect a big battle in the climbs. The big question is whether a sprinter can survive or whether a breakaway can go all the way. Nothing is written and that’s what we wanted, to have an unpredictable race. We noticed in the past that if we made too hard a course, it was always the same who won. This time, it might not be the strongest who wins, but certainly the most clever,” the former Tour de France rider added.
While Dutch riders, led by Marianne Vos, Annemiek van Vleuten and Anna van der Breggen, who is not taking part this year, stole the show in the past, Marino expects a tougher fight this time.
“You can expect a surprise because there are a lot of up and coming young riders who will be less closely watched than the favourites. They can sneak their way into victory. Of course we can have a solo win by Annemiek van Vleuten, and Marianne Vos, who climbs well, can win a sprint finish. Or Lizzie Deignan, who just won in Plouay and has a strong finish,” he said.

Marianne Vos: “Not for a specific rider”
Marianne Vos will be going for a hat trick on Saturday all the more confident as she feels the course suits her better than most.
“Last year’s was a fantastic win for me personally. After the first time on the Champs-Elysées, it was a different course but the same sensations and feelings crossing the line”, the Dutchwoman said.
Winner of La Course in 2014 on the Champs Elysees and last year in Pau, the three-times world road champion said the course was all the more interesting as it was unpredictable. She will obviously be among the leading favourites with compatriot Annemiek van Vleuten, also a two-times winner of the race, who was crowned European champion on Thursday.
“The course does not seem to be made for a specific type of rider. It’s not for the sprinters, it’s not for the climbers, it gives possibilities for a breakaway, it gives possibilities even for a sprinter if she survives but also the stronger climbers or classics riders can make a difference,” she said.
“I think a lot of teams will go there with an aim to win. I don’t really know the course, I’ve seen it on the Internet, which is the only possibility we have at this moment. I’ll see the course when I’m there. But the team will do the preparation and you can do a fairly good recon without being there”, she added.

Lizzie Deignan: “It’s kind of a home race”
Fresh from her third victory in the Grand Prix de Plouay, 2015 road world champion Lizzie Deignan is looking forward to La Course by le Tour de France avec FDJ, almost on home truf as she lives in Monaco during the season.
“La Course by le Tour de France avec FDJ it’s kind of a home race, it’s just down the road and I’ve ridden on those roads quite a lot. It’s obviously going to be a big celebration of cycling, with the Tour de France just down the road, it’s quite exciting to be part of that,” she said.
The Briton likes the circuit very much. “I think it’s actually a good course, a good racing course. this year was an easy year for A.S.O. to back out from having a woman’s race and I’m pleased that there’s still a woman race”.
“I think it’s a good racing circuit and is going to be quite aggressive”, Deignan, the Trek-Segafredo team leader added.
Deignan, who had health problems – food poisoning and a crash at Strade Bianche –, at the start of the season, showed great shape and tactical sense to win in Plouay and she will hope to improve on her best result in La Course by le Tour de France avec FDJ – second place in 2017. She can also count on the support of Italy’s Elisa Longo Borghini, silver-medallist ay the European Championships, who can be an outside chance for team Trek-Segafredo.
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