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March 30/19 22:21 pm - Classic Loire Atlantique: Adam de Vos 4th

Posted by Editoress on 03/30/19

De Vos opens European campaign with 4th place finish

The team arrived in the town of La Haye-Fouassière in western France on Wednesday to kick off a five-week European campaign. In the third round of France’s Road Cycling Cup, the 183 km Classic Loire Atlantique, Adam de Vos overcame severe leg cramps with the help of his teammates and sprinted to fourth place against an elite group of France’s best cyclists.

Adam de Vos, appropriately nicknamed “The Sneaky Fox,” bridged across to the lead group during the final circuit on Saturday with help from teammate Robin Carpenter.

“Robin was instrumental today but I have the entire team to thank for this result,” said De Vos. “Two km from the finish, a strong break had a 15-second gap and Robin made an effort to string out the group. I launched off that to make contact at one km to go.”

The team’s result, however, was nearly derailed when they missed a key split in the peloton with 60 km remaining. To make matters worse, de Vos began to feel the effects of his trans-Atlantic flight.

“I’m usually not too prone to cramping but with 60 km to go, I started to feel it,” said De Vos. “Eventually, I was full on cramping in both my hamstrings. At one point, I had to unclip to straighten my leg out and lost position in the final lap. Thankfully, I managed to stay in the front group.”

Everyone on Rally UHC Cycling player a critical role in delivering De Vos to the near-podium finish. Each rider stepped up and delivered.

“The team was great and everyone executed their roles,” said de Vos “It’s always great to start a block off on the right foot. Now that the cobwebs are blown out I think we will keep the momentum rolling!”
Report courtesy Rally UHC Cycling


La Haye-Fouassière to La Haye-Fouassière, 182.8 km
1 Rudy Barbier (Fra) Israel Cycling Academy 4:28:10
2 Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama - FDJ
3 Rory Townsend (GBr) Canyon DHB p/b Bloor Homes
4 Adam de Vos (Can) Rally UHC Cycling
5 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie
6 Kévin Reza (Fra) Vital Concept - B&B Hotels
7 Gianni Marchand (Bel) Cibel
8 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
9 Kévin Le Cunff (Fra) St Michel - Auber 93
10 Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Natura4ever - Roubaix - Lille Metropole
11 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Natura4ever - Roubaix - Lille Metropole all s.t.
12 Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama - FDJ 0:03
13 Thomas Stewart (GBr) Canyon DHB p/b Bloor Homes 0:07
14 Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence
15 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
16 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Team Arkea - Samsic
17 Anthony Maldonado (Fra) St Michel - Auber 93
18 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Evopro Racing
19 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
20 Lennert Teugels (Bel) Cibel
21 Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
22 Enrique Sanz Unzue (Esp) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
23 Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Vital Concept - B&B Hotels
24 Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz (Pol) Delko Marseille Provence
25 Quentin Pacher (Fra) Vital Concept - B&B Hotels
26 Jacob Relaes (Bel) Cibel
27 Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie
28 Bram Welten (Ned) Team Arkea - Samsic
29 Aaron van Poucke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise all s.t.
30 Mattia Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 0:10
31 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
32 Alo Jakin (Est) St Michel - Auber 93
33 Daniel Pearson (GBr) Canyon DHB p/b Bloor Homes all s.t.
34 Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie 0:13
35 Flavien Maurelet (Fra) St Michel - Auber 93
36 Benoît Jarrier (Fra) Team Arkea - Samsic
37 Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Arkea - Samsic all s.t.
38 Matteo Busato (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 0:21
39 Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:29
40 Robin Carpenter (USA) Rally UHC Cycling s.t.
41 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:04
42 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
43 Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:12
44 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Israel Cycling Academy 1:20
45 Christoffer Lisson (Den) Bhs - Almeborg Bornholm
46 Juan Antonio Lopez Cozard (Esp) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
47 Matteo Spreafico (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
48 Josip Rumac (Cro) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
49 Cyril Barthe (Fra) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias all s.t.
50 Ryan Anderson (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 1:32
51 Pierre Idjouadiene (Fra) Natura4ever - Roubaix - Lille Metropole
52 Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
53 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) AG2R La Mondiale
54 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
55 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
56 Alex Colman (Bel) Canyon DHB p/b Bloor Homes
57 Clément Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
58 Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence
59 Fabien Schmidt (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence
60 Franck Bonnamour (Fra) Team Arkea - Samsic
61 Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Groupama - FDJ all s.t.
62 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Vital Concept - B&B Hotels 3:56
63 Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 3:56
64 Yoann Paillot (Fra) St Michel - Auber 93 4:41
65 Morne Van Niekerk (RSA) St Michel - Auber 93 6:54
66 Alan Riou (Fra) Team Arkea - Samsic s.t.
67 Tony Hurel (Fra) St Michel - Auber 93 7:23
68 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Groupama - FDJ
69 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec both s.t.
70 Samuel Leroux (Fra) Natura4ever - Roubaix - Lille Metropole 7:38
71 Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie 9:25
72 Pier Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling s.t.
73 Alexis Guerin (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence 9:52
74 Ryan Christensen (Nzl) Canyon DHB p/b Bloor Homes 12:24
75 Emmanuel Morin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
76 Mads Baadsgaard Rahbek (Den) Bhs - Almeborg Bornholm
77 Emil Toudal (Den) Bhs - Almeborg Bornholm
78 Wim Reynaerts (Bel) Cibel
79 Maximilian Stedman (GBr) Canyon DHB p/b Bloor Homes
80 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Natura4ever - Roubaix - Lille Metropole all s.t.
81 John Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 17:23
82 Timothy Stevens (Bel) Cibel 18:19
83 Victor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
84 Pierre Gouault (Fra) Natura4ever - Roubaix - Lille Metropole
85 Christophe Masson (Fra) Natura4ever - Roubaix - Lille Metropole
86 Mathias Vangompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise all s.t.
DNF Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Rally UHC Cycling
31 DNF


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