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102nd Paris-Tours - HC

France, October 12, 2008

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Gilbert takes first major victory

Sprinters duped once again

By Jean-François Quénet in Tours

Philippe Gilbert (Française des Jeux), 26, wins the 102nd Paris-Tours
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Philippe Gilbert, 26, of Team Française des Jeux took his first major Classics victory on the Avenue de Grammont in Tours. On the long finishing straight, the Belgian got the better of the chasing bunch, with the sprinters crossing the line just a few seconds behind the late attackers.

With six kilometres to go, Gilbert bridged up to an escape group made of Sébastien Turgot (Bouygues), Nicolas Vogondy (Agritubel), Mickaël Delage (Française des Jeux) and Jan Kuyckx (Landbouwkrediet). Delage led out the sprint for his teammate, who was able to raise his arms in delight with Kuckx coming in second behind him, and Turgot third.

USA's Tyler Farrar (Garmin Chipotle - H30) led home the bunch sprint in front of Robbie McEwen (Silence-Lotto) and Erik Zabel (Team Milram), for whom it was his farewell race before retirement.

Gilbert's farewell gift to Française des Jeux

When he announced in May his move to Silence-Lotto after six years building his career at Française des Jeux, Philippe Gilbert was full of praise for Marc Madiot and stated that he wouldn't end the season before giving him a reward. As he met his French director in the bus after the finish at Paris-Tour the Belgian said "You see. I held my promise!"

At the start in Saint-Arnould-en-Yvelines, Gilbert had a chat with former Paris-Tours winner Jacky Durand who reminded the younger rider that he hadn't won a race for a while. "Yeah, it's been a long time since March 1st," the winner of the Het Volk admitted.

"When I was a child the races that fascinated me were the most were the world cup events and Paris-Tours was one of them," Gilbert said after the race. "Now I know that Milan-San Remo and Paris-Tours are the two races that suit me the most. I've finished 3rd and 1st at these two races this year. It means I install myself in the world of cycling. In these classics, I manage to place myself well in the bunch and ride a lot at economy. I know how to save strength of the flat sections of the roads."

Three time Paris-Tours winner Erik Zabel couldn' add a fourth in his final race
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Gilbert also praised the sacrifice of teammate Mickaël Delage (who will follow Gilbert to Silence-Lotto next year). "The work he has done for me was enormous", Gilbert said adding that he actually thought Delage was on his way to winning Paris-Tours when he broke away with 15km to go together with French champion Nicolas Vogondy, Jan Kuyckx and Sébastien Turgot. "Mickaël found his place in this front group and I said to myself that I'd work for him. I positioned myself in 3rd in the bunch and I tried to slow the speed down. When they got 25 seconds lead, I believed in Mickaël to win Paris-Tours."

Gilbert says his move to join the leaders was simply team tactics. "I thought I'd play my role for the team once again [as he did two years for Frédéric Guesdon, ed.]. When [Filippo] Pozzato attacked (out of the chasing peloton) I followed his wheel. Guesdon told me via the radio: go! I gave everything in the last climb because I'm an explosive rider. As I got back on, I told Mickaël to ride a little time trial. He's a specialist for the pursuit on the track."

"I attacked in the finale but when I saw that Oscar Freire came behind me," said Filippo Pozzato. "I stopped my effort because I knew I had no chance to win against him. Gilbert went just after that. Hadn't Freire followed me, I think I could have won Paris-Tours. I was feeling great. At least I have confirmation of my good form and it gives me a good morale for concluding on a high note my stay at Liquigas next Saturday at the Tour of Lombardy."

Playing the odds

A typical Paris-Tours impression
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Gilbert's manager didn't fear his adversaries in the last 500 meters. "When I saw him going out of the box with 200 meters to go, I thought it was no worries for the win," Madiot observed.

"It happened only when I managed to put my chain on the 11", Gilbert underlined. "Until 400 meters to go, it was blocked on the 12 and I couldn't put it on the 11."

Turgot was probably the strongest of his rivals for the final sprint. "But when Gilbert passed me, I couldn't accelerate anymore", said the neo-professional from Bouygues Telecom who had mixed feelings shared between the loss and the joy of getting his first podium result at a very big race. "I can't be satisfied to finish 3rd instead of 1st but I'm super happy to be up there in a 260km long classic," said the rider from Nantes. "At the beginning of the season, I was wondering if I had the level to compete as a professional but since the ENECO Tour, I feel much better."

Delage says he feels no disappointment in seeing a win in Paris-Tours slip from his hands and into that of a teammate. "I feel just as much happiness as if I had won the race myself. I anticipated Philippe's attack because I was convinced that he would come across by himself. At the end I sacrificed myself and I'm so pleased with the final result."

Both Gilbert and Turgot will finish their season next week at the Chrono des Nations in Les Herbiers in the west of France.

How it unfolded

Alessandro Ballan (Lampre) in his new outfit of World Champion
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After only seven kilometers, a group of four riders took off: Lucas Euser (Garmin), Sébastien Delfosse (Landbouwkrediet), Cyril Lemoine (Crédit Agricole) and Tom Veelers (Skil-Shimano). David Zabriskie, also from Garmin, rejoined them at km 47 while the gap had reached 6 minutes to the peloton.

A record lead of 11.15 was noted in Bonneval (km 67). A few teams chased them down: Rabobank, Liquigas, Quick Step and Silence-Lotto. Slowly but surely the gap decreased. It was only 2.30 in Amboise (km 191) as Paris-Tours arrived close to the hills of the crucial finale. Zabriskie imposed himself a time trial effort in order to get caught the latest possible.

The most active riders behind him were Liquigas' Maciej Bodnar and Silence-Lotto's Olivier Kaisen.

With 30km to go, the gap was only 1.10. There was such a tension in the bunch with a massive sprint coming that it created a few crashes. Among the top sprinters, Oscar Freire was a famous victim but he'd go back on.

In the côte de Crochu, Lemoine isolated himself in the front with 26km to go. The Crédit Agricole rider was caught by a group of nine riders led by Bouygues Telecom's Thomas Voeckler and Maarten Tjallingi of Silence-Lotto. Although Quick Step worked extremely hard for a bunch sprint in favour of Tom Boonen, four riders managed to go clear with 15km to go: French champion Nicolas Vogondy (Agritubel), Mickaël Delage (Française des Jeux), Jan Kuyckx (Landbouwkrediet) and Sébastien Turgot (Bouygues Telecom).

In the côte de l'Epan located 8km before the end of the 2.6km long avenue de Grammont in Tours, Philippe Gilbert (Française des Jeux) countered Filippo Pozzato who attacked from the bunch and didn't insist due to the presence on his wheel of the green jersey of the Tour de France. The Belgian bridged the gap on his own. The five riders managed to keep a significant lead under the red flame. Vogondy started the sprint, Turgot took the lead and Gilbert passed him 200 meters before the line.


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Results - 252km

1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                    5.47.43 (43.484 km/h)
2 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
3 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
4 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30                 0.04
6 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence - Lotto
7 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram
8 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas
9 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
10 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
11 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
12 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano
13 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Crédit Agricole
14 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner
15 Borut Bozic (Slo) Cycle Collstrop
16 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
17 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
18 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
19 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
20 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
21 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux
22 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems
23 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
24 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
25 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel
26 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française des Jeux
27 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Rabobank
28 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
29 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
30 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Crédit Agricole
31 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
32 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre
33 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence - Lotto
34 Mickael Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux
35 William Bonnet (Fra) Crédit Agricole
36 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                               0.26
37 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                       0.38
38 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
39 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                    0.59
40 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre                                1.02
41 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française des Jeux
42 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Liquigas
43 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas
44 Gil Suray (Bel) Cycle Collstrop                                1.13
45 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano
46 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
47 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas
48 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
49 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
50 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre
51 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Agritubel
52 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
53 Allan Davis (Aus) Silence - Lotto
54 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole
55 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Columbia
56 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner
57 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
58 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                 1.32
59 Bert Roesems (Bel) Silence - Lotto                             1.43
60 Bastiaan Giling (Ned) Cycle Collstrop
61 David Deroo (Fra) Skil-Shimano
62 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale
63 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
64 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano
65 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
66 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
67 Sven Renders (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
68 Markus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner
69 Steven Cozza (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
70 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner
71 Erki Pütsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom
72 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems
73 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Silence - Lotto
74 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano
75 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
76 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
77 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Cycle Collstrop
78 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team Columbia
79 José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
80 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Agritubel
81 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Bouygues Telecom
82 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano
83 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
84 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Columbia
85 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
86 Andry Grivko (Ukr) Team Milram
87 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
88 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Cycle Collstrop
89 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux
90 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
91 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux
92 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team Columbia
93 David Le Lay (Fra) Agritubel
94 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Columbia
95 Julien Simon (Fra) Crédit Agricole
96 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
97 Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram
98 Marco Velo (Ita) Team Milram
99 Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram
100 Sebastian Schwager (Ger) Team Milram
101 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
102 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas
103 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Crédit Agricole
104 Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre
105 Kevin Ista (Bel) Agritubel
106 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram
107 Lucas Persson (Swe) Cycle Collstrop
108 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
109 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems
110 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
111 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
112 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Française des Jeux
113 Marc De Maar (Ned) Rabobank
114 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
115 Christian Meier (Can) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
116 Francisco Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
117 Iñigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
118 Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
119 Roberto Longo (Ita) Lampre
120 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
121 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team Milram
122 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
123 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre
124 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre
125 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
126 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
127 Michael Friedman (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
128 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems
129 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas
130 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Liquigas
131 Glenn d'Hollander (Bel) Silence - Lotto
132 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
133 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel
134 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
135 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Crédit Agricole
136 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia
137 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
138 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cycle Collstrop
139 Andrea Gremdeme (Ita) Lampre                                  2.34
140 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                           2.58
141 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
142 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel
143 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank
144 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank
145 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
146 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
147 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
148 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
149 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
150 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step
151 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step
152 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Crédit Agricole
153 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems
154 David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner            4.05
155 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems
156 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                           4.52
157 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
158 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                 5.25
159 Franck Rénier (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          5.57
160 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30            7.15
161 Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                          7.25
162 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
163 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
164 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
165 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank
166 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
167 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano
168 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner             7.28
169 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
170 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner
171 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence - Lotto                          8.28
172 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas
173 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
174 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                  11.08
175 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Silence - Lotto                           17.16


1 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Comite d’Ile de France                    3.54.56 (45.715 km/h)
2 Romain Zingle (Bel) Belgian National Team
3 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
4 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Team Perche Agem 72                           0.02
5 Mickaël Damiens (Fra) Comite Midi-Pyrennees
6 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme                       0.16
7 Jérôme Mainard (Fra) CR4 Chemins Roanne                          0.22
8 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Belgian National Team                  0.23
9 Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) De Nardi Aigo
10 Daniele Ratto (Ita) De Nardi Aigo
11 Vicente Garcia De Mateos (Spa) ECP-Aluminis St Jordi
12 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
13 Sibrecht Pieters (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto
14 Christopher De Souza (Fra) Comite de Normandie
15 Laurent Dennay (Bel) R.C Pesant C.L.
16 Nicolas Queyranne (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation
17 Alexandre Gratiot (Fra) Comite Champagne Ardenne
18 Kenny Terweduwe (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto
19 Peter Brouzes (Fra) CC Nogent/Oise
20 Nicolas Morel (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation
21 Laurent Bourgeois (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin
22 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) AVC Aix En Provence
23 Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Comite Nord Pas de Calais
24 Francois Lancon (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique
25 Laurent Denonfoux (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation
26 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Comite d’Ile de France
27 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Belgian National Team
28 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto
29 Romain Lejeune (Fra) Comite Nord Pas de Calais
30 Anthony Penloup (Fra) Team Perche Agem 72
31 Enric Lebars (Fra) Comite de Bretagne
32 Remi Badoc (Fra) Entente Sud Gascogne
33 Romain Leroy (Fra) Entente Sud Gascogne
34 Rudy Molard (Fra) CR4 Chemins Roanne
35 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Belgian National Team
36 Nicolas Jouanno (Fra) Comite de Bretagne
37 Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) ECP-Aluminis St Jordi
38 Arnau Mendez Sanchez (Spa) ECP-Aluminis St Jordi
39 Sébastien Boire (Fra) Blois CAC 41
40 Nicolas Suzanne (Fra) Comite de Normandie
41 Frederic Rangee (Fra) Comite de Normandie
42 Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) Pedale de l'Est Hagueneau
43 Jean Lou Paiani (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin
44 Philippe Legrand (Bel) R.C Pesant C.L.
45 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Team Perche Agem 72
46 Arno Van Der Zwet (Ned) Ruiter Dakkapellen Wielerteam
47 Corentin Mauge (Fra) Team Perche Agem 72
48 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) R.C Pesant C.L.
49 Alexis Jarry (Fra) Blois CAC 41
50 Sven Nooytens (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
51 Maxime Rochette (Fra) Comite d’Ile de France
52 Romuald Herve (Fra) Team Perche Agem 72
53 Stijn Joseph (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
54 Anthony Soucaze (Fra) Comite Midi-Pyrennees
55 Pieter Vanelderen (Bel) R.C Pesant C.L.
56 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Belgian National Team
57 Gael Le Bellec (Fra) Comite de Bretagne
58 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Vendee U
59 Pierre Rousseau (Fra) Le Cycle Poitevin
60 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Vendee U
61 Nicolas Bourdillat (Fra) Creusot Cyclisme
62 Gael Desriac (Fra) Comite Midi-Pyrennees
63 Loic Breugniot (Fra) Creusot Cyclisme
64 Matthieu Jeannes (Fra) Brest Iroise Cyclisme
65 Nicolas Bonnet (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin
66 David Sanchez Pineda (Spa) ECP-Aluminis St Jordi
67 Jonathan Marguerite (Fra) VC Evreux
68 Nicolas Giulia (Fra) Comite de Normandie
69 Nicolas David (Fra) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
70 Paul Mickael Mentheour (Fra) Brest Iroise Cyclisme
71 Patrice Notin (Fra) CR4 Chemins Roanne
72 Philippe Pratte (Bel) Belgian National Team
73 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation
74 Charly Rouxel (Fra) Brest Iroise Cyclisme
75 Romain Le Goff (Fra) AC Lanester 56
76 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Comite d’Auvergne
77 Romain Bardet (Fra) Comite d’Auvergne
78 Benjamin Olivier (Fra) Comite d’Auvergne
79 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin
80 Baptiste Masson (Fra) Comite Nord Pas de Calais
81 Anthony Soares (Fra) CR4 Chemins Roanne
82 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) CC Nogent/Oise
83 Mathieu Simon (Fra) Comite Champagne Ardenne
84 Paavo Paajanen (Fin) AVC Aix En Provence
85 Mael Maziou (Fra) Blois CAC 41
86 Sébastien Ivars (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation
87 Julien Vermote (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
88 Vincent Dauga (Fra) Entente Sud Gascogne
89 Ludovic Vasseur (Fra) Comite Nord Pas de Calais
90 Romain Matheou (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique
91 Thomas Welier (Fra) Pedale de l'Est Hagueneau
92 Kevin Houlne (Fra) Pedale de l'Est Hagueneau
93 Romain Chaudoy (Fra) Le Cycle Poitevin
94 Damien Branaa (Fra) Entente Sud Gascogne
95 Willy Roseau (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique
96 Kevin Reza (Fra) Vendee U
97 Guillaume Gerbaud (Fra) Blois CAC 41
98 Pierre Yves Sanlaville (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin
99 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Comite de Bretagne
100 Blel Kadri (Fra) Comite Midi-Pyrennees
101 Gildas Duret (Fra) Le Cycle Poitevin
102 Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
103 Thijs Braber (Ned) Ruiter Dakkapellen Wielerteam
104 Thibault Mace (Fra) Vendee U
105 Julien Guay (Fra) Vendee U
106 Dion Beukeboom (Ned) Ruiter Dakkapellen Wielerteam
107 Tony Hurel (Fra) Vendee U
108 Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Entente Sud Gascogne
109 Nicolas Vaillant (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique
110 Remi Cusin (Fra) VC Lyon Vaulx En Velin
111 Gregory Joseph (Fra) Davitamon - Lotto
112 Yannick Ricordel (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique
113 Antoine Gorichon (Fra) Comite d’Ile de France
114 Laurent Le Gac (Fra) Brest Iroise Cyclisme
115 Ronan Poulizac (Fra) Comite de Bretagne
116 Yann Guyot (Fra) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
117 Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Comite de Normandie
118 Cyril Bessy (Fra) CR4 Chemins Roanne
119 Quentin Santy (Fra) CC Nogent/Oise
120 Aitor Aznar (Spa) ECP-Aluminis St Jordi
121 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) De Nardi Aigo
122 Paolo Locatelli (Ita) De Nardi Aigo                            0.36
123 Matthieu Beaumais (Fra) VC Evreux
124 Martial Roman (Fra) Comite d’Auvergne
125 Raphaël Lesage (Fra) CC Nogent/Oise
126 Yoann Barbas (Fra) Comite Midi-Pyrennees
127 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
128 Alexis Bodiot (Fra) CC Nogent/Oise
129 Bastien Delrot (Fra) Comite Nord Pas de Calais                 0.40
130 Efrem Salvi (Ita) De Nardi Aigo
131 Johan David (Fra) Comite de Bretagne                           0.42
132 Florent Barle (Fra) AVC Aix En Provence                        1.15
133 Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Blois CAC 41                            1.38
134 Kevin Rouet (Fra) Le Cycle Poitevin                            1.45
135 Renaud Vincent (Fra) Pedale de l'Est Hagueneau                 2.38
136 Marcos Vasquez (Spa) ECP-Aluminis St Jordi
137 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                          3.10
138 Anthony Murillo (Fra) Blois CAC 41                             3.52
139 Emilien Broe (Fra) Creusot Cyclisme
140 Korantin Peron (Fra) AC Lanester 56
141 Vincent Guego (Fra) AC Lanester 56
142 Florian Allaizeau (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique
143 Sylvain Dechereux (Fra) Le Cycle Poitevin
144 Thomas Rostollan (Fra) AVC Aix En Provence                     4.29
145 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Chambery Cyclisme Formation
146 Arnaud Madec (Fra) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
147 Maxime Robert (Fra) Pedale de l'Est Hagueneau
148 Lars Croket (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto
149 Koos Jeroen Kers (Ned) Ruiter Dakkapellen Wielerteam
150 Bartosz Banach (Pol) Creusot Cyclisme                          4.45
151 Olivier Migne (Fra) Comite Nord Pas de Calais                  6.27
152 Sylvain Cholleton (Fra) CR4 Chemins Roanne                     7.06
153 Simon Pierre De Groote (Fra) Comite d’Ile de France            9.28