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44th Tour de l'Avenir - 2.Ncup

France, September 6-15, 2007

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Stage 1 - September 6: Belle-Île-en-Mer, 148.5 km

Poulhies takes control

Frenchman Stéphane Poulhies took a commanding lead on stage one of the Tour de l'Avenir, taking not only the opening stage from a day long breakaway, but gaining the lead in the points and mountains classifications as well.

Back to the national teams format, the 44th Tour de l'Avenir started off with a rapid pace and plenty of attacks in the opening kilometres, but it wasn't until the 15 kilometre mark that anyone could go clear. Yoann Offredo (France B) went off on a solo bid for victory and held a 3'45 lead at the first intermediate sprint (km 40), increasing his advantage to 6'10 on the pack by kilometre 60 before seven riders countered from the field in an attempt to go across.

With the breakaway looking serious, the peloton put in a strong chase, bringing back the group of seven by Sauzon (km 70) and shrinking Offredo's lead to just 2'15. Two riders then went clear, Stéphane Poulhies (France A) and Valerio Agnoli (Italy), getting within 1'25 of the leader at the second intermediate sprint (km 81,5). Behind, Mathieu Deschenaux (Switzerland) was in no-man's land, while Kunshin (Russia), Kruijswijk and Smukulis (Netherlands) and Wyss (Switzerland) escaped the clutches of the peloton and came across. The group reached Poulhiès and Agnoli and finally Offredo at kilometre 86, making an eight man breakaway which slowly built its advantage to 1'30 lead at kilometre 97.

The group built a maximum advantage of 1'50 lead before the Slovenian riders put in an intense chase, bringing the group back to 35'' at kilometre 118.5. The lead group shed Offredo, Deschenaux and Agnoli, leaving the five stronger riders to extend their lead. Poulhiès, Kunshin, Kruijwick, Smukulis and Wyss worked together to increase their gap, and then Poulhiès and Kruijwick left the other three behind by the third sprint of the day. Poulhiès took the points and bonus seconds ahead of Kruijwick and then the pair let the three chasers rejoin, leaving the peloton 1'45 behind.

On the final lap of the circuit the break was two minutes clear of a deflated peloton, but Poulhies kept the pressure on, and clearly the strongest man in the break, took the final sprint ahead of Kunshin Kruijswijk.

Results

1 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) France A                 3.40.17 (40.45 km/h)
2 Aleksey Kunshin (Rus) Russia                            
3 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Netherlands                     
4 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Switzerland                             
5 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvia                             
6 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Italy                           0.58
7 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Belgium                              
8 Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Mixed                               
9 Jonas-Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Denmark                      
10 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Netherlands                        
11 Andrius Buividas LIT Lithuania                         
12 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Germany                           
13 Keven Lacombe (Can) Canada                             
14 Pawel Wachnik (Pol) Poland                             
15 Nelson Rocha (Por) Portugal                            
16 José Mendes (Por) Portugal                             
17 Lars Boom (Ned) Netherlands                            
18 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Netherlands                        
19 Ignatas Konovalovas LIT Lithuania                      
20 Tom Leezer (Ned) Netherlands                           
21 Christian Meier (Can) Canada                           
22 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Netherlands                    
23 Paul Voss (Ger) Germany                                
24 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Norway                      
25 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) France A                      
26 Dries Van Der Ginst (Bel) Belgium                      
27 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Ukraine                             
28 Thomas Kvist (Den) Denmark                             
29 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Russia                                
30 Yoann Offredo (Fra) France B                           
31 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Belgium                       
32 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Italy                              
33 Craig Lewis (USA) US National Team                     
34 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Belgium                          
35 Laurent Beuret (Swi) Switzerland                         
36 Florian Morizot (Fra) France B                         
37 Michael Randin (Swi) Switzerland                         
38 Andre Steensen (Den) Denmark                           
39 Haijun Ma (Alg) Mixed                                  
40 Jakob Bering (Den) Denmark                             
41 Jose Herrada SPA Spain                                 
42 Peter Stetina (USA) US National Team                   
43 Alexandr Kilibaev (Kaz) Kazakhstan                     
44 Javier Aramendia SPA Spain                             
45 Bradley Fairall (Can) Canada                           
46 Benat Intxausti SPA Spain                              
47 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Norway                          
48 Dalivier Ospina (Col) Mixed                            
49 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) Poland                            
50 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Poland                           
51 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Belgium                           
52 Marius Kukta LIT Lithuania                             
53 Mickael Larpe (Fra) France B                           
54 Simon Spilak (Slo) Slovenia                            
55 Grega Bole (Slo) Slovenia                              
56 Abdelkader Belmokhtar (Alg) Mixed                      
57 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) France A                           
58 Anthony Roux (Fra) France A                            
59 Thomas Peterson (USA) US National Team                 
60 Tony Martin (Ger) Germany                              
61 Simon Geschke (Ger) Germany                            
62 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) France A                        
63 Dmytro Novosad (Ukr) Ukraine                           
64 Martin Kohler (Swi) Switzerland                          
65 Gasper Svab (Slo) Slovenia                             
66 Diego Milan SPA Spain                                  
67 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) France A                      
68 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan                       
69 Sondre Sortveit (Nor) Norway                           
70 Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Latvia                        
71 Andreas Frisch (Den) Denmark                           
72 Rui Costa (Por) Portugal                               
73 Vitor Rodrigues (Por) Portugal                         
74 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) US National Team              
75 Stian Sommerseth (Nor) Norway                          
76 Oscar Sanchez (Col) Mixed                          1.13
77 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Norway                        
78 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Belgium                     
79 Evaldas Siskevicius LIT Lithuania                      
80 Sébastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) France B            1.19
81 Mathias Belka (Ger) Germany                            
82 Ildar Zakirov (Rus) Russia                             
83 Thomas Brigaud (Fra) France B                          
84 Cyril Bessy (Fra) France B                             
85 Ryan Anderson (Can) Canada                         1.22
86 Oleh Opryshko (Ukr) Ukraine                            
87 Marcos Garcia SPA Spain                                
88 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Italy                             
89 Herberts Pudans (Lat) Latvia                       1.26
90 Sergey Shcherbakov (Rus) Russia                        
91 Lukasz Modzelewski (Pol) Poland                        
92 David Veilleux (Can) Canada                            
93 Andrey Klyuev (Rus) Russia                         1.29
94 Adriano Malori (Ita) Italy                             
95 Tomasz Krupinski (Pol) Poland                          
96 Normunds Lasis (Lat) Latvia                            
97 Stefan Schafer (Ger) Germany                           
98 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Mixed                          
99 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Switzerland                 1.34
100 Berik Kupeshov (Kaz) Kazakhstan                   1.36
101 Marco Coledan (Ita) Italy                         1.47
102 Chris Barton (USA) US National Team                   
103 Christer Rake (Nor) Norway                            
104 Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Poland                        1.49
105 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan                  2.02
106 Volodymyr Landyrev (Ukr) Ukraine                      
107 Kasper Jebjerg (Den) Denmark                      2.40
108 Mathieu Deschenaux (Swi) Switzerland              5.36
109 Kristofers Racenajs (Lat) Latvia                  9.59
110 Joze Senekovic (Slo) Slovenia                    10.32
111 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Slovenia                              
112 Andriy Suralyov (Ukr) Ukraine                    12.29
113 Martins Trautmanis (Lat) Latvia                  13.33
114 Gediminas Kaupas LIT Lithuania                        
115 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan                  
116 Peter Salon (USA) US National Team                    
117 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Slovenia                         
118 Claudio Apolo (Por) Portugal                          
119 Eric Boily (Can) Canada                          21.33
120 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan         32.47
 
Sprints
 
Le Palais - km.40
1 Yoann Offredo (Fra) France B                           3 pts
2 Lars Boom (Ned) Netherlands                            2
3 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Poland                           1
 
Le Palais - km. 80
1 Yoann Offredo (Fra) France B                           3 pts
2 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) France A                       2
3 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Italy                             1
 
Le Palais - km. 123.5
1 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) France A                       3 pts
2 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Netherlands                    2
3 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvia                            1
 
Le Palais - km. 148.5
1 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) France A                      30 pts
2 Aleksey Kunshin (Rus) Russia                          27
3 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Netherlands                   25
4 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Switzerland                         23
5 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvia                           21
6 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Italy                             19
7 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Belgium                            17
8 Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Mixed                             15
9 Jonas-Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Denmark                    13
10 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Netherlands                      11
11 Andrius Buividas LIT Lithuania                       10
12 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Germany                          9
13 Keven Lacombe (Can) Canada                            8
14 Pawel Wachnik (Pol) Poland                            7
15 Nelson Rocha (Por) Portugal                           6
16 José Mendes (Por) Portugal                            5
17 Lars Boom (Ned) Netherlands                           4
18 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Netherlands                       3
19 Ignatas Konovalovas LIT Lithuania                     2
20 Tom Leezer (Ned) Netherlands                          1
 
Mountains
 
Côte des Portes - 135.5 Km
1 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) France A                       3 pts
2 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Netherlands                    2
3 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Switzerland                          1
 
Côte des Portes - 148.0 Km
1 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Switzerland                          3 pts
2 Aleksey Kunshin (Rus) Russia                           2
3 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) France A                       1
 
Teams
 
1 Netherlands                                     11.02.47
2 Switzerland                                             
3 France A                                                
4 Russia                                              0.21
5 Latvia                                              0.28
6 Belgium                                             0.58
7 Denmark                                                 
8 Canada                                                  
9 Lithuania                                               
10 Mixed                                                  
11 Germany                                                
12 Portugal                                               
13 Poland                                                 
14 France B                                               
15 Spain                                                  
16 US National Team                                       
17 Norway                                                 
18 Slovenia                                               
19 Italy                                              1.22
20 Ukraine                                                
21 Kazakhstan                                         1.36
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) France A                 3.40.02
2 Aleksey Kunshin (Rus) Russia                        0.09
3 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Netherlands                     
4 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvia                         0.14
5 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Switzerland                       0.15
6 Yoann Offredo (Fra) France B                        1.07
7 Lars Boom (Ned) Netherlands                         1.11
8 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Poland                        1.12
9 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Italy                           1.13
10 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Belgium                             
11 Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Mixed                              
12 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Netherlands                        
13 Andrius Buividas LIT Lithuania                         
14 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Germany                           
15 Keven Lacombe (Can) Canada                             
16 Pawel Wachnik (Pol) Poland                             
17 Nelson Rocha (Por) Portugal                            
18 José Mendes (Por) Portugal                             
19 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Netherlands                        
20 Ignatas Konovalovas LIT Lithuania                      
21 Tom Leezer (Ned) Netherlands                           
22 Christian Meier (Can) Canada                           
23 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Netherlands                    
24 Paul Voss (Ger) Germany                                
25 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Norway                      
26 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) France A                      
27 Dries Van Der Ginst (Bel) Belgium                      
28 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Ukraine                             
29 Thomas Kvist (Den) Denmark                             
30 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Russia                                
31 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Belgium                       
32 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Italy                              
33 Craig Lewis (USA) US National Team                     
34 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Belgium                          
35 Laurent Beuret (Swi) Switzerland                         
36 Florian Morizot (Fra) France B                         
37 Michael Randin (Swi) Switzerland                         
38 Andre Steensen (Den) Denmark                           
39 Haijun Ma (Alg) Mixed                                  
40 Jakob Bering (Den) Denmark                             
41 Jose Herrada SPA Spain                                 
42 Peter Stetina (USA) US National Team                   
43 Alexandr Kilibaev (Kaz) Kazakhstan                     
44 Javier Aramendia SPA Spain                             
45 Bradley Fairall (Can) Canada                           
46 Benat Intxausti SPA Spain                              
47 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Norway                          
48 Dalivier Ospina (Col) Mixed                            
49 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) Poland                            
50 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Belgium                           
51 Marius Kukta LIT Lithuania                             
52 Mickael Larpe (Fra) France B                           
53 Simon Spilak (Slo) Slovenia                            
54 Grega Bole (Slo) Slovenia                              
55 Abdelkader Belmokhtar (Alg) Mixed                      
56 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) France A                           
57 Anthony Roux (Fra) France A                            
58 Thomas Peterson (USA) US National Team                 
59 Tony Martin (Ger) Germany                              
60 Simon Geschke (Ger) Germany                            
61 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) France A                        
62 Dmytro Novosad (Ukr) Ukraine                           
63 Martin Kohler (Swi) Switzerland                          
64 Gasper Svab (Slo) Slovenia                             
65 Diego Milan SPA Spain                                  
66 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) France A                      
67 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan                       
68 Sondre Sortveit (Nor) Norway                           
69 Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Latvia                        
70 Andreas Frisch (Den) Denmark                           
71 Rui Costa (Por) Portugal                               
72 Vitor Rodrigues (Por) Portugal                         
73 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) US National Team              
74 Stian Sommerseth (Nor) Norway                          
75 Oscar Sanchez (Col) Mixed                          1.28
76 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Norway                        
77 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Belgium                     
78 Evaldas Siskevicius LIT Lithuania                      
79 Jonas-Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Denmark                 1.33
80 Sébastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) France B            1.34
81 Mathias Belka (Ger) Germany                            
82 Ildar Zakirov (Rus) Russia                             
83 Thomas Brigaud (Fra) France B                          
84 Cyril Bessy (Fra) France B                             
85 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Italy                         1.36
86 Ryan Anderson (Can) Canada                         1.37
87 Oleh Opryshko (Ukr) Ukraine                            
88 Marcos Garcia SPA Spain                                
89 Herberts Pudans (Lat) Latvia                       1.41
90 Sergey Shcherbakov (Rus) Russia                        
91 Lukasz Modzelewski (Pol) Poland                        
92 David Veilleux (Can) Canada                            
93 Andrey Klyuev (Rus) Russia                         1.44
94 Adriano Malori (Ita) Italy                             
95 Tomasz Krupinski (Pol) Poland                          
96 Normunds Lasis (Lat) Latvia                            
97 Stefan Schafer (Ger) Germany                           
98 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Mixed                          
99 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Switzerland                 1.49
100 Berik Kupeshov (Kaz) Kazakhstan                   1.51
101 Marco Coledan (Ita) Italy                         2.02
102 Chris Barton (USA) US National Team                   
103 Christer Rake (Nor) Norway                            
104 Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Poland                        2.04
105 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan                  2.17
106 Volodymyr Landyrev (Ukr) Ukraine                      
107 Kasper Jebjerg (Den) Denmark                      2.55
108 Mathieu Deschenaux (Swi) Switzerland              5.51
109 Kristofers Racenajs (Lat) Latvia                 10.14
110 Joze Senekovic (Slo) Slovenia                    10.47
111 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Slovenia                              
112 Andriy Suralyov (Ukr) Ukraine                    12.44
113 Martins Trautmanis (Lat) Latvia                  13.48
114 Gediminas Kaupas LIT Lithuania                        
115 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan                  
116 Peter Salon (USA) US National Team                    
117 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Slovenia                         
118 Claudio Apolo (Por) Portugal                          
119 Eric Boily (Can) Canada                          21.48
120 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan         33.02
 
Points classification
 
1 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) France A                      35 pts
2 Aleksey Kunshin (Rus) Russia                          27
3 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Netherlands                   27
4 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Switzerland                         23
5 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Latvia                           22
6 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Italy                             19
7 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Belgium                            17
8 Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Mixed                             15
9 Jonas-Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Denmark                    13
10 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Netherlands                      11
11 Andrius Buividas LIT Lithuania                       10
12 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Germany                          9
13 Keven Lacombe (Can) Canada                            8
14 Pawel Wachnik (Pol) Poland                            7
15 Yoann Offredo (Fra) France B                          6
16 Lars Boom (Ned) Netherlands                           6
17 Nelson Rocha (Por) Portugal                           6
18 José Mendes (Por) Portugal                            5
19 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Netherlands                       3
20 Ignatas Konovalovas LIT Lithuania                     2
21 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Poland                          1
22 Tom Leezer (Ned) Netherlands                          1
23 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Italy                            1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) France A                       4 pts
2 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Switzerland                          4
3 Aleksey Kunshin (Rus) Russia                           2
4 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Netherlands                    2
 
Team classification
 
1 Netherlands                                     11.02.47
2 Switzerland                                             
3 France A                                                
4 Russia                                              0.21
5 Latvia                                              0.28
6 Belgium                                             0.58
7 Denmark                                                 
8 Canada                                                  
9 Lithuania                                               
10 Mixed                                                  
11 Germany                                                
12 Portugal                                               
13 Poland                                                 
14 France B                                               
15 Spain                                                  
16 US National Team                                       
17 Norway                                                 
18 Slovenia                                               
19 Italy                                              1.22
20 Ukraine                                                
21 Kazakhstan                                         1.36