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100th Paris-Tours - ProT

France, October 8, 2006

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Frédéric "Gabon" is Mister Guesdon again

By Jean-François Quénet in Tours

Frédéric Guesdon (Française des Jeux)
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Was Frédéric Guesdon a surprise winner of Paris-Roubaix in 1997? His consistency in the classics is now crowned by a confirmation at the age of 35. By winning the 100th edition of Paris-Tours as well - ahead of Norwegian fast man Kurt-Asle Arvesen - the Française des Jeux rider has put aside all the criticisms over his never-ending career.

This is his second win this year. This first one occurred in January: it was the prologue of the newly created Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon. After that, his teammates nicknamed him "Frédéric Gabon". It was kind of a joke as if Africa was the only place for him to win a race nowadays. Some voices in the world of cycling criticized FDJ's boss Marc Madiot for signing Guesdon and his best mate Christophe Mengin again. On the team's jerseys this year, it's written "10ème saison" (10th season). Guesdon and Mengin are doing their 10th season with FDJ. They both made the top 10 of Paris-Roubaix again this year and they'll both still be there again next year, because Madiot is always faithful to the riders who do their job properly, whatever their age is, as long as they stay motivated.

"I just love cycling, that's why I'm still here", a happy Guesdon said. "In Brittany, we love cycling. This morning, my roommate Arnaud Gérard and I put a brand new jersey on as a mark of respect for Paris-Tours, because this race is a myth. There are a few special races in my mind: the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, the French championship, the GP Plouay and Paris-Tours. I might not be a great rider and many people have considered me as a surprise winner of Paris-Roubaix, there have been highs and lows in my career like in anyone's but I have proven with my consistent results in Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders that I was made for these races.

Frédéric Guesdon (Française des Jeux)
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"The Tour de France isn't for me anymore but in the classics, the team can always count on me. I'm serious with my cycling. There's no age limit for winning races."

It's possible for a Frenchman to win a Pro Tour race, then! "ProTour or not ProTour, we love winning a race," Madiot declared. A race is a race. Every race is difficult to win. Today, we don't care whether it's a ProTour race or not. It's Paris-Tours, and we've been so close to winning here a few times. We came second with Max Sciandri and Jacky Durand, third with Baden Cooke, and last year Philippe Gilbert only missed the win by 200 meters."

The Belgian prodigy was on fire in the chasing group today. He was ready to jump if Guesdon was caught. "I thank him a lot for protecting me today," Guesdon said. "Last year it was the opposite, it was my job to ride for him. He's still young, I'm sure he'll win Paris-Tours or another big one pretty soon."

This FDJ-CSC duel on the 2km long avenue de Grammont looked like a remake of the two man sprint between Jacky Durand and Jakob Piil in 2002. The Danes had won the first heat, the Frenchmen got their revenge thanks to the Breton's smart way of outsprinting the Norwegian who was supposedly faster than him. "In cycling, you must always believe the wheels will turn in your favour again", Guesdon concluded.

How it unfolded

2005 winner Erik Zabel
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After 13 kilometres of racing, a breakaway of 28 riders took shape with Sebastian Siedler (Milram), Kurt-Asle Arvesen and Kasper Klostergaard (CSC), Graeme Brown and Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank), Vladimir Gusev (Discovery Channel), Enrico Franzoi and Danilo Napolitano (Lampre), David Vitoria (Phonak), Peter Wrolich (Gerolsteiner), Luca Paolini, Enrico Gasparotto and Mauro Da Dalto (Liquigas), Steven De Jongh and Kevin van Impe (Quick Step), Christian Moreni and Tyler Farrar (Cofidis), Jan Kuyckx (Davitamon-Lotto), Stéphane Poulhiès (Ag2r), Iñaki Isasi (Euskaltel), Yoann Le Boulanger (Bouygues Telecom), Frédéric Finot and Frédéric Guesdon (Française des Jeux), Frédéric Amorison (Landbouwkrediet), Christoph Meschenmoser and Maarten Tjallingii (Skil-Shimano), Carlos Abellán and Koen de Kort (Astana).

They hardly secured an advantage over one minute. The tailwind added to the enthusiasm of the riders away, with 46.8 kilometres were covered during the first hour and 49 in the second. The peloton was mainly led by Crédit Agricole, one of the major teams without any representative in the front, the other ones being Caisse d'Épargne, T-Mobile and Saunier Duval. The leading group lost Gusev at km 60 because of a mechanical problem, while Arvesen made it back after a flat tyre.

At km 110, the gap increased to 2'55. Under the pressure of the Discovery Channel team, the peloton was divided in two with Thor Hushovd (Crédit Agricole), Philippe Gilbert (Française des Jeux), Filippo Pozzato (Quick Step) and Stijn Devolder (Discovery Channel) in the first part and Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and defending champion Erik Zabel (Milram) in the second one. Eventually, at km 134 in Savigny-sur-Braye, the chasers had given up, Hushovd's group was at 3'40 and Boonen's at 7 minutes. The biggest gap was 4'30 between the 27 men away and the group of 44 chasers while Boonen and Zabel were definitely trapped and pulled out in the feed zone located at km 149.

The podium
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In the front, Liquigas wasn't the only team with three riders after Da Dalto got dropped. With 60km to go, Hushovd's peloton was only 1'30 behind, but the attacking never ceased in the leading group. With 15km to go, only 15 seconds separated the two groups, that's why Guesdon chose to go solo. He made it in the côte de l'Epan with 8km to go. Only Arvesen was able to reach the Française des Jeux rider.

The duo never looked back until the flame rouge, where Guesdon decided to stick to the Norwegian's wheel. The Frenchman rode a perfect sprint. He surged with 200 meters to go and won his second big classic after Paris-Roubaix nine years ago.


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Results - 254.5 km

1 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux                    5.31.09 (46.112 km/h)
2 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                                    
3 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                   0.08
4 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                  
5 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Ag2R Prévoyance                                
6 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                        
7 Frank Hoj (Den) Gerolsteiner                                        
8 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             
9 Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    
10 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step                                   
11 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Discovery Channel                             
12 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              
13 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française Des Jeux                          
14 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                       
15 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                    
16 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis                                     
17 Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile                                        
18 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Unibet.com                                     
19 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                      
20 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   
21 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
22 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Milram                                          
23 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                           
24 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astaná                                           
25 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Cofidis                                    
26 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Crédit Agricole                                
27 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Française Des Jeux                            
28 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                             
29 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick-Step                                       
30 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                        
31 Franck Renier (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               
32 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                 
33 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                              
34 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                       
35 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                         0.12
36 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Milram                                  0.14
37 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              
38 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                0.34
39 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Milram                                     
40 Erki Pütsep (Est) Ag2R Prévoyance                              1.02
41 Carlos Abellan (Spa) Astaná                                    1.08
42 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                 4.14
43 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            
44 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                   
45 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               4.29
46 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                
47 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prévoyance                           5.27
48 Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick-Step                                7.37
49 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                               9.36
50 Lars Bak (Den) Team CSC                                            
51 David Vitoria (Swi) Phonak                                         
52 Evert Verbist (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
53 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astaná                                          
54 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step                                   
55 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                        
56 David Loosli (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 
57 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Rabobank                                      
58 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               
59 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                     11.27
60 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team CSC                                 
61 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Crédit Agricole                                 
62 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Discovery Channel                          
63 Tyler Farrar (USA) Cofidis                                         
64 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                           
65 Volodimir Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel                           
66 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                      
67 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                            
DNF Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis                                       
DNF Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             
DNF Xavier Florencio (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                           
DNF Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
DNF Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                         
DNF Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               
DNF Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            
DNF Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Française Des Jeux                     
DNF Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux                            
DNF Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux                       
DNF Bradley Mc Gee (Aus) Française Des Jeux                           
DNF Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux                               
DNF Johan Coenen (Bel) Unibet.com                                     
DNF Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Unibet.com                                      
DNF Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Unibet.com                                  
DNF Ruben Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               
DNF Iban Mayoz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                
DNF Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis                                   
DNF Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
DNF Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              
DNF Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             
DNF Nico Mattan (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
DNF Pieter Mertens (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              
DNF Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                
DNF Renaud Dion (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                                 
DNF Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R Prévoyance                           
DNF Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Ag2R Prévoyance                               
DNF Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
DNF Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
DNF Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
DNF Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
DNF Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Unibet.com                                  
DNF Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Unibet.com                                  
DNF Andy Cappelle (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                       
DNF Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                       
DNF Kevin Neyrinck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      
DNF Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                        
DNF James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 
DNF Jurgen Van Loocke (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   
DNF Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano                               
DNF Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                   
DNF Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                               
DNF Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                        
DNF René Weissinger (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                
DNF Carlos Barredo (Spa) Astaná                                       
DNF Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astaná                                       
DNF Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Astaná                                   
DNF Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                    
DNF Benoit Sinner (Fra) Agritubel                                     
DNF Marco Zanotti (Ita) Unibet.com                                    
DNF Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         
DNF Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen      
DNF Jens Renders (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
DNF Tom Stubbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
DNF Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen    
DNF Maarten Wynants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       
DNF Serge Pauwels (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         
DNF Hans Dekkers (Ned) Agritubel                                      
DNF Linas Balciunas (Ltu) Agritubel                                   
DNF Aivaras Baranauskas (Ltu) Agritubel                               
DNF Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Agritubel                                    
DNF Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Agritubel                                  
DNF Lenaïc Olivier (Fra) Agritubel                                    
DNF Eladio Sanchez (Spa) Astaná                                       
DNF Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis                                       
DNF Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                           
DNF Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank                                       
DNF Fumuyuki Beppu (Jpn) Discovery Channel                            
DNF Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel                                
DNF Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Discovery Channel                   
DNF Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel                          
DNF Claudio Corioni (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             
DNF Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            
DNF Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Phonak                                       
DNF Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak                                       
DNF Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak                                            
DNF Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak                                     
DNF Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak                                         
DNF Michael Schär (Swi) Phonak                                        
DNF Florian Stalder (Swi) Phonak                                      
DNF Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                       
DNF Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                
DNF Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Milram                                      
DNF Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Milram                                
DNF Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Milram                                     
DNF Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                           
DNF Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team CSC                                  
DNF Luke Roberts (Aus) Team CSC                                       
DNF José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears          
DNF Aleixei Markov (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears               
DNF Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears      
DNF Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears               
DNF Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears               
DNF Mikel Pradera (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                
DNF Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears               
DNF Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                    
DNF Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile                                       
DNF Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) T-Mobile                                   
DNF Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   
DNF Dario Andriotto (Ita) Liquigas                                    
DNF Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                   
DNF Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas                                     
DNF Stefano Zanini (Ita) Liquigas                                     
DNF Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Crédit Agricole                              
DNF Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                         
DNF Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Crédit Agricole                            
DNF Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                           
DNF Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Crédit Agricole                               
DNF Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step                                       
DNF Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick-Step                                   
DNF Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick-Step                               
DNF Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick-Step                                  
DNF Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 
DNF Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    
DNF Bas Giling (Ned) T-Mobile                                         
DNF Andre Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile                                      
DNF André Korff (Ger) T-Mobile                                        
DNF Daniele Nardello (Ita) T-Mobile                                   
DNF Stephan Schreck (Ger) T-Mobile                                    
DNF Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   
DNF Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    
DNF Peter Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            
DNF Javier Meijas (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                          
DNF Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                     
DNF Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                      
DNF Carlos Zarate (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                          
DNF Alberto Fernández De La Puebla (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir         
DNF Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                               
DNF Thierry Marichal (Bel) Cofidis                                  
Paris-Tours Espoirs - 185 km

1 Huub Duyn (Ned) Rabobank                                        4.11.12 (44.188 km/h)
2 Greg van Avermaet (Bel) Bodysol - Win For Life - Jong Vlaanderen       
3 Stijn Nierynck (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000                          
4 Jos van Emden (Ned) Rabobank                                           
5 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank                                              
6 Stefan Trafelet (Sui) Swiss National                               0.45
7 Vincent Graczyk (Fra) UC Chateauroux                               0.48
8 Evgeny Popov (Rus) Rabobank                                        1.09
9 Yannick Marie (Fra) Entente Sud Gascogne                               
10 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation                 
11 Yoann Lucas (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique                                
12 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Rabobank                                             
13 Sylvain Cheval (Fra) UC Chateauroux                                   
14 Fabien Copin (Fra) UC Chateauroux                                     
15 Laurent Beuret (Sui) Swiss National                                   
16 Sebastien Besqueut (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin Mavic-Look            
17 Romain Feillu (Fra) CC Nogent-Oise                                    
18 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) UCSL Lotus Mbk                                   
19 Cyril Bessy (Fra) CR4 Chemins Roanne                              1.12
20 Remi Cusin (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin Mavic-Look                1.29
21 Mario Ickx (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000                         1.42
22 Silven Ackermann (Sui) Swiss National                             1.43
23 Sven van den Houte (Bel) Bodysol - Win For Life - Jong Vlaanderen     
24 Gil Suray (Bel) Federation Cycliste Wallonie - Bruxelles              
25 Marc Denonfoux (Fra) CR4 Chemins Roanne                               
26 Kevin Lalouette (Fra) CC Nogent-Oise                                  
27 Arjen de Baat (Ned) Rabobank                                      1.45
28 Sylvere Prevot (Fra) Ile De France                                    
29 Maxime Bouet (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille                          1.51
30 Jerome Coppel (Fra) CR4 Chemins Roanne                                
31 Nazareno Rossi (Sui) Swiss National                               2.31
32 Mateusz Taciak (Pol) C.C. Etupes Doubs Pays de Monbeliard         5.09
33 Pawel Cieslik (Pol) CR4 Chemins Roanne                            5.18
34 Yoann Offredo (Fra) US Creteil                                        
35 Morgan Chedhomme (Fra) CA Mantes la Ville 78                          
36 Stephane Rossetto (Fra) US Creteil                                5.22
37 Cedric Le Bris (Fra) Ile De France                                7.09
38 Arnaud Crouzet (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin Mavic-Look            7.17
39 Simon Lebrun (Fra) Blois CAC 41                                       
40 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000                          
41 Laurent Fontaine (Bel) PCW Bergasol - Euro Millions                   
42 Rudy Lagamme (Bel) R.C. Pesant CL                                     
43 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) R.C. Pesant CL                              7.20
44 Sebastien Hoareau (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin Mavic-Look         7.49
45 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) PCW Bergasol - Euro Millions                   
46 Kevin Cherruault (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique                           
47 Jonathan Thire (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique                             
48 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) CC Nogent-Oise                               
49 Renaud Pioline (Fra) CC Nogent-Oise                                   
50 Alexandre Aulas (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation                     
51 Olivier Pardini (Bel) Federation Cycliste Wallonie - Bruxelles        
52 Sebastien Turgot (Fra) Vendee U                                       
53 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) C.C. Etupes Doubs Pays de Monbeliard           
54 Kevin Ista (Bel) PCW Bergasol - Euro Millions                         
55 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Bodysol - Win For Life - Jong Vlaanderen    8.14
56 Gael Bernard (Fra) Champagne Ardenne                                  
57 Cyril Patoux (Fra) Ile De France                                  8.17
58 Stephane Paolella (Bel) R.C. Pesant CL                            8.29
59 David Han (Fra) Champagne Ardenne                                     
60 Yann Guyot (Fra) Bretagne                                         8.32
61 Jonas van Genechten (Bel) Federation Cycliste Wallonie - Bruxelles    
62 Nicolas Suzanne (Fra) Comite de Normandie                             
63 Thomas Brochard (Bel) PCW Bergasol - Euro Millions                    
64 Gregory Dumoulin (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin Mavic-Look              
65 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Federation Cycliste Wallonie - Bruxelles      
66 Jeremy Burton (Bel) Federation Cycliste Wallonie - Bruxelles          
67 Derek le ven Quere (Fra) Saint-Cyr Tours Val de Loire                 
68 Romain Zingle (Bel) Federation Cycliste Wallonie - Bruxelles          
69 Charles-Henri Lebrun (Fra) Cyclo Club Marmandais                      
70 Reto Hollenstein (Sui) Swiss National                                 
71 Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne                                         
72 Nicolas Perrin (Fra) Roue d'Or St. Amandoise                          
73 Steve Houanard (Fra) Comite de Normandie                              
74 Herve Dulau (Fra) Entente Sud Gascogne                                
75 Danilo Wyss (Sui) Swiss National                                      
76 Laurent Didier (Lux) Federation du Sport Cylcliste Luxembourg         
77 Olivier Lefrancois (Fra) Champagne Ardenne                            
78 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Velo Sport Chartrain                               
79 Julien Rabaud (Fra) Roue d'Or St. Amandoise                           
80 Leo Fortin (Fra) CR4 Chemins Roanne                                   
81 Tony Hurel (Fra) CA Mantes la Ville 78                                
82 Fabien Alazard (Fra) UCSL Lotus Mbk                                   
83 Mark Jamieson (Aus) C.C. Etupes Doubs Pays de Monbeliard              
84 Tony Mallet (Fra) Comite de Normandie                                 
85 Maxime Guesdon (Fra) Comite de Normandie                              
86 Simon Jollant (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin Mavic-Look             8.36
87 Alexandre Bousquain (Fra) Comite de Normandie                         
88 Guillaume Lernould (Bel) PCW Bergasol - Euro Millions                 
89 Yann Rault (Fra) Bretagne                                             
90 Alexandre Roux (Fra) US Creteil                                       
91 Julien Barbier (Fra) Saint-Cyr Tours Val de Loire                     
92 Thierry Hupond (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille                            
93 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille                         
94 Jeremy Besson (Fra) Ile De France                                     
95 Yoann David (Fra) Bretagne                                            
96 Vincent Girardin (Fra) Ile De France                                  
97 Gaetan Guernion (Fra) Super Sport 35 AC Noyal Chatillon               
98 Matthieu Jeannes (Fra) Bretagne                                       
99 Thibault Mace (Fra) Vendee U                                          
100 Matthieu Rompion (Fra) Vendee U                                      
101 Matthieu Converset (Fra) C.C. Etupes Doubs Pays de Monbeliard        
102 Julien Simon (Fra) Super Sport 35 AC Noyal Chatillon                 
103 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Super Sport 35 AC Noyal Chatillon               
104 Johan Lindgren (Swe) UC Nantes Atlantique                            
105 Florian Auberger (Fra) Super Sport 35 AC Noyal Chatillon             
106 Arnaud Godet (Fra) CA Mantes la Ville 78                             
107 Nicolas Loth (Fra) UCSL Lotus Mbk                                    
108 Martial Roman (Fra) Entente Sud Gascogne                             
109 Jeremy Leonard (Fra) Velo Sport Chartrain                            
110 Romain Chaudoy (Fra) UC Chateauroux                                  
111 Ruslan Sambris (Mda) VC La Pomme Marseille                           
112 Rein Taaramae (Est) Roue d'Or St. Amandoise                          
113 Bertrand Goupil (Fra) Blois CAC 41                                   
114 Jasper Melis (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000                          
115 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Bodysol - Win For Life - Jong Vlaanderen       
116 Frederiek Nolf (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000                        
117 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000                    
118 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Bodysol - Win For Life - Jong Vlaanderen        
119 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Bodysol - Win For Life - Jong Vlaanderen      
120 Benjamin Cantournet (Fra) Champagne Ardenne                          
121 Damien Robert (Fra) CC Nogent-Oise                                   
122 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Super Sport 35 AC Noyal Chatillon             
123 Cyrille Heymans (Lux) Federation du Sport Cylcliste Luxembourg       
124 Olivier Migne (Fra) Vendee U                                         
125 Tony Huet (Fra) UC Chateauroux                                   8.45
126 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Entente Sud Gascogne                         8.47
127 Julien Berreterot (Fra) Entente Sud Gascogne                         
128 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Vendee U                                         
129 Damien Piret (Fra) Saint-Cyr Tours Val de Loire                 17.45
130 Clement Calado (Fra) Velo Sport Chartrain                       18.25
131 Gwenael Rouzet (Fra) C.C. Etupes Doubs Pays de Monbeliard            
132 Alexandre Riegert (Fra) Ile De France                                
133 Philippe Herman (Lux) Federation du Sport Cylcliste Luxembourg       
134 Sebastien Boire (Fra) Roue d'Or St. Amandoise                        
135 Franck Lamy (Fra) Velo Sport Chartrain                               
136 Aurelien Midey (Fra) C.C. Etupes Doubs Pays de Monbeliard            
137 Erwan Brenterch (Fra) Bretagne                                       
138 François Lefeuvre (Fra) Super Sport 35 AC Noyal Chatillon            
139 Julien Guay (Fra) Vendee U                                           
140 Adrien Brusson (Fra) Cyclo Club Marmandais                           
141 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation            23.42
142 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation                     
143 Pierre Quillere (Fra) UC Chateauroux                                 
144 Sebastien Champalou (Fra) Saint-Cyr Tours Val de Loire               
145 Dirk Finders (Ger) R.C. Pesant CL                               23.45
146 Antoine Gorichon (Fra) US Creteil                               31.45
147 Michael Preau (Fra) Cyclo Club Marmandais                            
DNF Lionel Suhubiette (Fra)                                              
DNF Jakub Sredzinski (Pol)                                               
DNF Rudy Lesschaeve (Fra)                                                
DNF Boris Morin (Fra)                                                    
DNF Aurelien Ribet (Fra)                                                 
DNF Anthony Jaunet (Fra)                                                 
DNF Julien Lenfant (Fra)                                                 
DNF Fabien Bacquet (Fra)                                                 
DNF Wilfried Exertier (Fra)                                              
DNF Cedric Pineau (Fra)                                                  
DNF Benoit Simon (Fra)                                                   
DNF Jerome Mainard (Fra)                                                 
DNF Jonathan Mouchel (Fra)                                               
DNF Franck Appelbaum (Lux)                                               
DNF David Battestini (Lux)                                               
DNF Arnaud Girard (Fra)                                                  
DNF Kevin Vallee (Bel)                                                   
DNF Pieter Vanelderen (Bel)                                              
DNF Nicolas Chadefaux (Fra)                                              
DNF Loic Barre (Fra)                                                     
DNF Geoffroy Dupuis (Fra)                                                
DNF Alexandre Auffret (Fra)                                              
DNF Nicolas Dreyer (Fra)                                                 
DNF Julien Nicolas (Fra)                                                 
DNF Stephane Lohyer (Fra)                                                
DNF Julien Michel (Fra)                                                  
DNF Guillaume de Gasquet (Fra)                                           
DNF Thomas Desmaison (Fra)                                               
HD Damien Piret                                                          
HD Clement Calado                                                        
HD Gwenael Rouzet                                                        
HD Alexandre Riegert                                                     
HD Philippe Herman                                                       
HD Sebastien Boire                                                       
HD Franck Lamy                                                           
HD Aurelien Midey                                                        
HD Erwan Brenterch                                                       
HD François Lefeuvre                                                     
HD Julien Guay                                                           
HD Adrien Brusson                                                        
HD Jean-Charles Senac                                                    
HD Blaise Sonnery                                                        
HD Pierre Quillere                                                       
HD Sebastien Champalou                                                   
HD Dirk Finders                                                          
HD Antoine Gorichon                                                      
HD Michael Preau                                                         

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