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August 10/11 13:54 pm - Tour de l'Ain: Stage 1, Two in the Top-15 for SpiderTech


Posted by Editoress on 08/10/11
 

Results from the 2nd stage of the Tour de l'Ain in France

 

Two in the Top-15 for SpiderTech at Tour de l'Ain Stage 1

Directeur Sportif Kevin Field explained that in the pre-race plan, "We expected this stage to be a classic sprinter's stage. With Zach, Guillaume and Martin here that was perfect for us. We ultimately wanted a sprint. However we also wanted to show the team in the race and potentially nab some points in the early sprint or KOM climbs."

In our meeting we clearly pointed our fingers at Jimmy Casper, from Saur Sojasun, as the sprinter to watch for the stage. In the end Jimmy won. He has become a specialist in these kinds of races. His team took responsibility to set tempo early in the stage once the break established prior to the first sprint at 23 km. We didn't make that break of the day. But when the dust settled from the early action we were not too upset by that. There are only six man teams in this race and every little bit of extra horsepower would count in the end.

Rabobank and Saur did a great job feathering the gap to the break. A tailwind in the final 15 km made the final catch difficult. The SpiderTech riders assembled as a group inside the final 12 km to set up the final. We expected narrow technical roads leading into a tricky finish. What we experienced wasn't quite like the race book indicated.

The end result for us, in retrospect, is that we committed a bit too early. Even the final corner that looked like a hairpin in the book, wasn't. We were able to dump Martin and Guillaume at that corner in front, but they were swarmed in the long sprint and finished 11th and 12th in the stage.

We hoped for a better result, but in the end we take a lot of satisfaction out of how the guys rode together as a team to set up the sprint. Sprint timing can be tricky, and today the guys learned a good lesson. If we continue to ride the setup like today a great finish is likely.

Tomorrow is a tricky day to predict. It will definitely be a tougher day of climbing, but could end in a sprint or the race could shuffle with a significant break staying away. We'll make a race-plan to try to take advantage of either scenario.

Courtesy Team Spidertech powered by C10

 

 

Stage 1: Meximieux to St Vulbas, 136.6 km
1 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3:16:26
2 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne Schuller
3 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano
4 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp
5 Jasper Bovenhuiss (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team
6 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team
7 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
8 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ
9 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team
10 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar
11 Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10
12 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10
13 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano
14 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar
15 Assan Buzayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
16 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93
17 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
18 Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93
19 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar
20 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team
21 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
22 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie
23 Daan Olivier (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team
24 Emilien Viennet (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs
25 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
26 Césare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp
27 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
28 Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
29 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
30 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp
31 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana
32 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar
33 Rudy Molard (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs
34 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
35 Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne Schuller
36 Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team
37 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team
38 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne Schuller
39 Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie
40 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ
41 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
42 Andreas Dietziker (Sui) Team Netapp
43 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
44 Axel Domont (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs
45 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
46 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
47 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
48 Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Skil - Shimano
49 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar
50 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team
51 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ
52 Romain Bardet (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs
53 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
54 Thibault Pinot (Fra) FDJ
55 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team
56 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team Netapp
57 Warren Barguil (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs
58 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne Schuller
59 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne Schuller
60 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp
61 David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
62 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Esp) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
63 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team
64 Hector Leonardo Paez Leon (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie
65 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie
66 Florian Le Corre (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
67 Sander Oostlander (Ned) Skil - Shimano
68 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
69 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie
70 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team
71 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93
72 John Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie
73 Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
74 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team
75 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93
76 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ
77 Dmitriv Gruzdev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
78 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
79 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano
80 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
81 Kévin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
82 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
83 Yoann Michaud (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs
84 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
85 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ
86 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
87 Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93
88 Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93
89 Jean-Lou Païani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
90 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano
91 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10
92 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10 all s.t.
93 Hugo Houle (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10 0:18
94 Zach Bell (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10 0:24
95 Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne Schuller 1:14
96 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2:04
 
GC
1 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team 3:20:59
2 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp at s.t.
3 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:01
4 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
5 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun both s.t.
6 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team 0:03
7 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:04
8 Jasper Bovenhuiss (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team s.t.
9 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:05
10 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:07
11 Sander Oostlander (Ned) Skil - Shimano s.t.
12 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp 0:08
13 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana
14 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar both s.t.
15 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:09
16 Daan Olivier (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team
17 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10 both s.t.
18 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:10
19 David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
20 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team
21 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne Schuller
22 Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole all s.t.
23 Dmitriv Gruzdev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:11
24 Thibault Pinot (Fra) FDJ
25 Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93
26 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ all s.t.
27 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10 0:12
28 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar
29 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team
30 Jean-Lou Païani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun all s.t.
31 Andreas Dietziker (Sui) Team Netapp 0:13
32 Rudy Molard (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs
33 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ
34 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
35 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team all s.t.
36 Kévin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:14
37 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano
38 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar
39 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93
40 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
41 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
42 Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93 all s.t.
43 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 0:15
44 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano
45 Assan Buzayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
46 Emilien Viennet (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs all s.t.
47 Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie 0:16
48 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Esp) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
49 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team Netapp
50 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
51 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie all s.t.
52 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:17
53 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar
54 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne both s.t.
55 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:18
56 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne Schuller
57 Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10
58 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
59 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ all s.t.
60 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp 0:19
61 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ
62 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
63 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93
64 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar
65 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team
66 Césare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp
67 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale all s.t.
68 Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne Schuller 0:20
69 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ
70 Warren Barguil (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs
71 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93
72 Florian Le Corre (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole all s.t.
73 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:21
74 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10 0:22
75 Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie s.t.
76 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:23
77 Romain Bardet (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs s.t.
78 Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat Auber 93 0:24
79 Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole s.t.
80 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne Schuller 0:25
81 Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team
82 Yoann Michaud (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs both s.t.
83 John Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie 0:26
84 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun s.t.
85 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:27
86 Axel Domont (Fra) Equipe de France Espoirs 0:28
87 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:30
88 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie 0:31
89 Hugo Houle (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10 0:35
90 Zach Bell (Can) Team Spidertech powered by C10 0:36
91 Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:39
92 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:40
93 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne Schuller 0:56
94 Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne Schuller 1:28
95 Hector Leonardo Paez Leon (Col) Colombia es Pasion- Cafe de Colombie 1:45
96 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2:22

 


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