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67th Paris-Camembert Lepetit - 1.1

France, April 18, 2006

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Geslin wins on home soil

By Jean-François Quénet

Anthony Geslin (Bouygues Telecom)
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It was about time for Bouygues Telecom to win one of the French cup races, which was their speciality in the past. Anthony Geslin made it on his own territory. The bronze medallist of last year’s World Championship in Madrid hails from Alençon, only 50km away Vimoutiers, the town that hosts the traditional semi-classic sponsored by a famous French cheese.

"I’m happy to win here one year after my teammate Laurent Brochard," commented Geslin, who took the win out of a 10-man lead group. "Lefèvre led me the sprint out with 500 meters to go and he gave me the way with 200 to go. I wanted to do well here. We have taken the opportunity to wait a long time for playing for the win, thanks to Jérôme’s presence in the lead group early on."

How it unfolded

Today, only 13 teams lined up, including the five French ProTour teams. In the past, Paris-Camembert was used to a more competitive field: One year ago, Lance Armstrong was one of the stars, not only on the start line but also in the hills of Normandy. Quickly, a group of 12 riders took off. The most active were Patrice Halgand and Anthony Charteau (Crédit Agricole), Vincent Jérôme (Bouygues Telecom) and Sergey Matveyev (Panaria). At the second passage by the crucial point of Roiville (km 160), Halgand, Charteau and Matveyev broke clear with Frédéric Bessy (Cofidis) and Camille Bouquet (

In the côte de Moulin-Neuf with 15km to go, Matveyev attacked as the bunch was coming very close to the leaders. Laurent Lefèvre (Bouygues Telecom) made it across in the downhill, followed by Leonardo Duque (Cofidis). They got caught with two km to go, then Charles Guilbert (Bretagne-Jean Floc’h) counter-attacked, Geslin was the first man to join him and it came down to a sprint of 10 men.

Eric Leblacher (Française des Jeux)
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Geslin was known for being fast since he shared the honours in Madrid with no less than Tom Boonen and Alejandro Valverde who are both the same age as him (26). He outsprinted Agritubel’s Cédric Coutouly, Guilbert and Éric Leblacher of Française des Jeux.

Geslin has scored Bouygues Telecom’s third win for this year after Sébastien Chavanel in a stage in Portugal and Thomas Voeckler at the Tour of the Basque country. He became third in the Route Adélie three weeks ago and now moves up to the third place of the French cup challenge that is still lead after eight races by Lilian Jégou of Française des Jeux, with 89 points ahead of Ag2r’s Lloyd Mondory with 77 and Geslin with 75. The next round will be GP Villers-Cotterêts (April 22).


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1 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom             4.38.38 (43.067 km/h)
2 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel              
3 Charles Guilbert (Fra) Bretagne-Jean Floc’h  
4 Eric Leblacher (Fra) Française des Jeux      
5 Emilien-Benoît Berges (Fra) Auber 93      
6 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis                 
7 Moises Aldape (Mex) Panaria         
8 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R                            0.02 
9 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom               0.04
10 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Cofidis                         0.06
11 Mark Renshaw (Aus)  Crédit Agricole                 0.11
12 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne-Jean Floc’h 
13 Baden Cooke (Aus)             
14 Paride Grillo (Ita) Panaria              
15 Lénaïc Olivier (Fra) Agritubel           
16 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
17 Edgardo Simon (Arg) Selle Italia 
18 René Mandri (Est) Auber 93
19 Philippe Schnyder (Sui)Selle Italia
20 Piotr Chmielewski (Pol) CCC Polsat
21 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Crédit Agricole
22 Carlos Dacruz (Fra) Française des Jeux
23 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
24 Mateusz Mroz (Pol) CCC Polsat
25 Samuel Plouhinec (Fra) Agritubel
26 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Crédit Agricole
27 Renaud Dion (Fra) Ag2r Prévoyance
28 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Agritubel
29 Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93
30 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Crédit Agricole
31 Christoph Girschweiler (Sui) Team Voralberg
32 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93
33 Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux
34 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis
35 Seregiy Matveyev (Ukr) Panaria
36 Denis Robin (Fra) Agritubel
37 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Panaria
38 Jussi Veikkanen (Fra) Française des Jeux
39 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis
40 Matthew Wilson (Aus)
41 Kilian Patour (Fra) Crédit Agricole
42 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole
43 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis
44 Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Cofidis
45 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra)
46 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe)
47 Sébastien Petilleau (Fra) Bretagne - Jean Floc’h
48 Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Jean Floc’h
49 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
50 Matteo Priamo (Ita) Panaria
51 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne – Jean Floc’h
52 Pascal Hungerbülher (Sui) Team Voralberg
53 Antoine Dalibard (Fra) Bretagne – Jean Floc’h
54 Gilles Canouet (Fra) Agritubel
55 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2r Prévoyance
56 Jean Mespoulede (Fra) Auber 93
57 Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne – Jean Floc’h
58 Petter Renäng (Swe)
59 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Selle Italia
60 Harald Morscher (Aut) Team Voralberg
61 Florian Morizot (Fra) Auber 93
62 Werner Riebenbauer (Aut) Team Voralberg
Courtesy of Guy Dedieu

Past winners

Paris-Camembert (Trophée Lepetit)

2005  Laurent Brochard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
2004 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Brioches La Boulangère 2003 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2r-Prévoyance 2002 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team fakta 2001 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour 2000 Didier Rous (Fra) 1999 Fabio Fontanelli (Ita) 1998 Pascal Lino (Fra) 1997 Mauro Gianetti (Swi) 1996 Adriano Baffi (Ita) 1995 Andrej Tchmil (Mol) 1994 Armand De las Cuevas (Fra) 1993 Oleg Kozlitine (Kaz) 1992 Patrice Esnault (Fra) 1991 Brian Holm (Den) 1990 Thierry Marie (Fra) 1989 Andreas Kappes (Ger) 1988 Laurent Fignon (Fra) 1987 Mathieu Hermans (Ned) 1986 Kim Andersen (Den) 1985 Martial Gayant (Fra) 1984 Hubert Linard (Fra) 1983 Christian Jourdan (Fra) 1982 Christian Jourdan (Fra) 1981 Guy Gallopin (Fra) 1980 Pierre-Raymond Villemiane (Fra) 1979 Raymond Martin (Fra) 1978 Joop Zoetemelk (Ned) 1977 Hubert Linard (Fra) 1976 Bernard Hinault (Fra) 1975 Raymond Martin (Fra) 1974 Alain Santy (Fra) 1973 Regis Delephin (Fra) 1972 José Catieau (Fra) 1971 Gerard Moneyron (Fra) 1970 Georges Chappe (Fra) 1969 Raymond Riotte (Fra) 1968 Harry Stevens (Ned) 1967 Georges Chappe (Fra) 1966 Desire Letort (Fra) 1965 Pierre Everaert (Fra) 1964 Arie Den Hertog (Ned) 1963 Jacques Simon (Fra) 1962 Piet Rentmeester (Ned) 1961 Jean-Claude Annaert (Fra) 1960 Joseph Groussard (Fra) 1959 Nicolas Barone (Fra) 1958 Nicolas Barone (Fra) 1957 Joseph Groussard (Fra) 1956 René Fournier (Fra) 1955 Jean-Marie Cieleska (Fra) 1954 Gilbert Bauvin (Fra) 1953 Jean Gueguen (Fra) 1952 Robert Varnajo (Fra) 1951 Jean Baldassari (Fra) 1950 Ange Le Strat (Fra) 1949 Jean Rey (Fra) 1948 Raoul Remy (Fra) 1947 Robert Dorgebray (Fra) 1946 Paul Neri (Ita) 1944 Maurice De Muer (Fra) 1943 Victor Cosson (Fra) Paris-Vimoutiers, 1906-1942 1942 Joseph Goutourbe (Fra) 1939 Pierre Cloarec (Fra) 1938 Jean-Marie Goasmat (Fra) 1937 André Auville (Fra) 1936 Yvon Marie (Fra) 1935 Marcel Bat (Fra) 1934 Louis Thietard (Fra) 1906 Mary (Fra) Past winners by Mario Stiehl,