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September 8/17 17:50 pm - Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec: Quebec City results

Posted by Editoress on 09/8/17

Sagan Takes 100th Win at GP Quebec

World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) recorded his 100th professional victory on Friday at the WorldTour one day race, the GP Cycliste de Quebec, in Quebec City, holding off Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) in a sprint after 201 kilometres of racing. This is Sagan's second consecutive win in Quebec.

Guillaume Boivin (Israel Cycling Academy) was the top Canadian finisher, finishing with the lead group in 29th place.  Bruno Langlois of Quebec City was the top rider for Team Canada in 52nd, finishing 17 seconds back.  Other Canadian results were 52nd Bruno Langlois (Team Canada), 56th Antoine Duchesne (Team Canada), 77th Jack Burke  (Team Canada), 99th Ryan Anderson  (Team Canada), 107th Matteo Dal-Cin  (Team Canada), 141st Benjamin Perry (Israel Cycling Academy)

Team Canada manager Kevin Field said, "I feel like we achieved about 50% of our plan.  The good thing about these races is that it provides an opportunity to give experience to our riders who are not on the WorldTour.  For sure, there were some mistakes, but they can be turned into a positive learning experience for the young guys."

The 12.6 kilometre circuit takes riders along the St Lawrence River and through the Old Town of Quebec City, with two climbs on each of the 16 laps.  Despite rain during the week, and forecasts of rain, race day was dry and sunny.

A small breakaway of four riders went clear halfway into the first lap.  Tyler Williams (Israel Cycling Academy) launched the attack and was quickly joined by Pier-Andre Cote (Team Canada), Baptist Planckaert (Katusha Alpecin) and Tosh Van Der Sane (Lotto Soudal).  The gap had grown to over nine minutes after 40 kilometres of racing, when the peloton finally began to chase, but they had only pulled back a minute by the 100 kilometre mark.

However, the break was tiring, and as the race entered the final five laps the gap began to shrink rapidly with Bora, BMC and Sunweb at the front, with Cote the first to drop off the break.  Williams was the next to drop with a little more than two laps to go, and the gap went under one minute for the remaining two riders left at the front. At 16 kilometres to go the final rider - Planckaert - was caught, with the peloton together at the start of the final lap.

Despite multiple attacks over the final climb, the remaining bunch of over 50 was still intact with five kilometres to go.  Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale Drapac) launched an attack with one kilometre to go, but was swept up on the long uphill finish, with Sagan moving to the front in the final 150 metres.

"It was a little bit like last year with the same result, almost," said Sagan.  "The style of the race was also very similar. We went into the last kilometre, and Roberto (Uran) attacks like he [usually] does . We went for the sprint in the last 100 metres. It was a headwind in the final, but I decided I had to start at 200 metres ... I don't know for sure. It is a very long sprint with the last kilometre being an uphill."

"My team Bora did an amazing job of pulling all day at the front protecting me and getting me to the finish line, I want to thank them so much.  They controlled the final three laps, thanks very much to the guys, they did a very good job.  Yes, it is very nice; one hundred is a special number. But it is never enough, you know..."

Van Avermaet echoed Sagan's comments:  "It was a pretty similar race to last year. I lost Sagan's wheel a little when he went, and I couldn't have come past him, so I am pretty happy about my race. I would love to win here but second is not too bad. I am happy with my shape now, and the team did a great job to put me in a good position on the final climbs. Maybe with a little extra luck, I can win here."

"For me, the most important thing is that I still have a lot of power in my legs over the last kilometre and from there, whether you win or not, is all in the details. Today I was second, and hopefully, when we go to Montreal, I can repeat the same result [a win] as last year."


Results from the first race of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec

Quebec City circuit, 201.6km
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 5:00:31
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
3 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb
4 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
5 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal
6 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
7 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Quick-Step Floors
8 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac
9 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal
10 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
11 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
12 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal
13 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data
14 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
15 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
16 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky
17 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
18 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
19 Jasha Sutterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
20 Jesus Herrada (Esp) Movistar Team
21 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
22 Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica-Scott
23 Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
24 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro Team
25 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-Scott
26 Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
27 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
28 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
29 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy
30 Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Esp) Movistar Team
31 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
32 Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
33 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-Scott
34 Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
35 Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors all s.t.
36 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:12
37 Mathias Frank (Sui) AG2R La Mondiale
38 Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
39 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
40 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky all s.t.
41 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:17
42 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
43 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
44 Remi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors
45 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb
46 Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo
47 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac
48 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb
49 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
50 Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Drapac
51 Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky
52 Bruno Langlois (Can) Team Canada
53 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo
54 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data
55 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott all s.t.
56 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Canada 0:25
57 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
58 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-Scott
59 Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
60 Winner Andrew Anacona (Col) Movistar Team
61 Michael Schar (Sui) BMC Racing Team
62 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
63 Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
64 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin
65 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
66 Michael Golas (Pol) Team Sky all s.t.
67 Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:38
68 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 0:41
69 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-Scott
70 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe both s.t.
71 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 0:48
72 Jose Herrada (Esp) Movistar Team 0:51
73 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
74 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ 1:01
75 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott 1:06
76 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
77 Jack Burke (Can) Team Canada
78 Nuno Bico (Por) Movistar Team
79 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin
80 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin
81 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data
82 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain-Merida all s.t.
83 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Bora-Hansgrohe 1:12
84 Lukas Postlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 1:15
85 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ 1:25
86 Sebastien Reichenbach (Sui) FDJ 1:38
87 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 1:43
88 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky
89 Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky
90 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data all s.t.
91 Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:56
92 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
93 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal 2:08
94 Jack Bauer (NZl) Quick-Step Floors
95 Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
96 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
97 Gregory Daniel (USA) Trek-Segafredo
98 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb
99 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Canada
100 Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNL-Jumbo all s.t.
101 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 2:31
102 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 2:33
103 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb
104 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates both s.t.
105 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 2:49
106 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2:53
107 Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Team Canada 3:02
108 Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac
109 Guy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
110 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
111 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates
112 Danilo Wyss (Sui) BMC Racing Team
113 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data all s.t.
114 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida 3:26
115 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 3:41
116 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team s.t.
117 Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates 4:27
118 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky
119 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
120 Tom Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo all s.t.
121 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 4:53
122 Mihkel Raim (Est) Israel Cycling Academy 5:59
123 Dennis van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
124 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 6:04
125 Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin 10:23
126 Tyler Williams (USA) Israel Cycling Academy
127 Ruben Plaza Molina (Esp) Orica-Scott
128 VÌctor de la Parte (Esp) Movistar Team
129 Leo Vincent (Fra) FDJ
130 Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
131 Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team
132 Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data
133 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale
134 Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
135 Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
136 Jacobus Venter (RSA) Dimension Data all s.t.
137 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 11:01
138 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team
139 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin both s.t.
140 Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 11:07
141 Benjamin Perry (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 11:22
142 Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 17:06
DNF Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNF Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky
DNF Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb
DNF Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Sunweb
DNF Hector Carretero (Esp) Movistar Team
DNF Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNF Angel Vicioso Arcos (Esp) Katusha-Alpecin
DNF Tosh Van der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
DNF Borut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
DNF Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
DNF Moreno Moser (Ita) Astana Pro Team
DNF Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
DNF Kevin Reza (Fra) FDJ
DNF Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension Data
DNF Pier-Andre Cote (Can) Team Canada
DNF Alec Cowan (Can) Team Canada
DNF Marc-Antoine Soucy (Can) Team Canada
DNF Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy


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