Stage win for Vichot

Buffaz claims overall victory

Arthur Vichot (FDJ) claimed the win on stage 2 of Paris-Corrèze, with Jonathan Hivert in second and Gianni Meersman in third. It was the 21-year-old’s first professional win, in the same race that saw his teammate, Wesley Sulzberger win last year. Mickaël Buffaz (Cofidis) finished safely in the bunch and claimed the overall win.

Stage 2 of Paris-Corrèze ended on a gruelling circuit of Chaumeil, in the centre of France. Vichot, who became famous at the beginning of the year when he was randomly supported by a cycling club in Adelaide as an unknown beginner to support, formed part of winning break inside the final 15 kilometres, eventually dropping his companions and holding off the bunch.

“It’s a great pleasure to win”, Vichot said. “I ride my bike for winning. It’s the conclusion of a huge team work. It also makes my personal work of six months concrete.”

After a short break from racing Vichot had found good form in training and came into Paris-Corrèze having finished 8th overall at the Tour de Wallonie last week.

On the final lap of the curcuit, Yuriy Trofimov of Bbox Bouygues Telecom attacked just after the peloton had regrouped on the downhill of the Col des Géants with 15 kilometres to go. Vichot quickly followed, along with Trofimov’s team-mate Franck Bouyer who suffered cramps in the finale and was dropped. Vichot attack Trofimov straight away and managed to stay clear of pack.

The bunch were classified in the same time with Jonathan Hivert of Saur-Sojasun taking second place and Gianni Meersman third. The Belgian from FDJ was closely followed by race leader Mickaël Buffaz who kept his lead over him.

“I’m a bit surprised to win Paris-Corrèze overall,” Buffaz said. “I felt the emotion of winning and the stress of having the jersey but my team was strong. My stage win last year at the Tour de l’Ain has made me another rider. Now I want to see how far I can go.” The Cofidis rider will try to keep his winning mood next week at the Tour de l’Ain again.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux4:05:35 
2Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
3Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
4Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
5Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
6Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
7Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
8James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems  
9Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy  
10Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
12Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
13Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
14Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:05 
15Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
16Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
17Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
18Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
20Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
21Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp  
22Svein-Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi  
23Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
24François Parisien (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy  
25Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
26Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing  
27Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
28Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
29Florian Morizot (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
30Bruno Langlois (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy  
31Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
32Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
33Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
34Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi  
35Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
36James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing0:00:11 
37Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:12 
38Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:14 
39Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Verandas Willems  
40Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
41Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
42Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Joker Bianchi  
43Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
44Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
45Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems  
46Andrew Randell (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:00:18 
47Sondre-Gjerdevik Sørtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi  
48Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Verandas Willems  
49Dimitri Clayes (Bel) Team Netapp  
50Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Etienne Tortelier (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
52Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems  
53Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
54David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:27 
55Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:38 
56Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
57Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
58Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:50 
59Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:04 
60Grégory Barteau (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:01:05 
61Tomoya Kanoh (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:01:12 
62Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:19 
63Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
64Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing  
65Kévin Reza (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
66Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing0:03:17 
67Benjamin Gourgue (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:03:24 
68Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:03:48 
69Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
70Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:07:52 
71Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing  
72Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:08:06 
73David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:11:14 
75Césare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp0:11:58 
76Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp  
77Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing  
78Mathieu Teychenne-Coutet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:00 
79Christopher Desouza (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
80Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:16:55 
DNFIgarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
DNFAnuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
DNFYeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
DNFGuillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFLucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy  
DNFDaniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp  
DNFEric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp  
DNFGrégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFGuillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
DNFSteve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
DNFOlivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
DNFNacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
DNFBastien Delrot (Fra) Team Netapp  
DNFFlorian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFSteven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFEric Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy  
DNFMiyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
DNFVegard Breen (Nor) Joker Bianchi  
DNFJonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFClément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFKenji Itami (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
DNFNicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFKevyn Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFJulien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFMakoto Iijima (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
DNFJunoh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
DNFAlexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFSjef De Wilde (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFRomain Zingle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFStéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFIngar Stokstad (Nor) Joker Bianchi  
DNFYoann Michaud (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor  
DNFJosé-Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFBenoît Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFJean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFScott Thwaites (GBr) Endura Racing  
DNFRémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFEdouardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFVegar Robinson Bugge (Nor) Joker Bianchi  
DNFAndreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp  
DNSMartin Gilbert (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux30 pts
2Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun25 
3Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux20 
4Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom17 
5Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller16 
6Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun15 
7Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne14 
8James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems13 
9Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy12 
10Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale11 
11Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole10 
12Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole9 
13Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet8 
14Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller7 
15Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom6 
16Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux5 
17Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet4 
18Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
19Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet2 
20Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
km 55.9 - Col des Géants #1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 pts
2Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 934 
3Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia2 
km 77.3 - Col des Géants #2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 pts
2Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun4 
3Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems2 
km 98.7 - Col des Géants #3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 pts
2Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun4 
3Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet2 
km 120.1 - Col des Géants #4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 pts
2Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom4 
3Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
km 141.5 - Col des Géants #5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 pts
2Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems4 
3Benjamin Gourgue (Fra) Landbouwkrediet2 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Saur - Sojasun  
3Roubaix Lille Métropole  
4Bretagne Schuller0:00:05 
5Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
7AG2R la Mondiale  
8Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy  
9Big Mat - Auber 930:00:17 
10Joker Bianchi0:00:19 
11Verandas Willems0:00:23 
12Endura Racing0:02:30 
13COFIDIS Le Crédit en Ligne0:02:41 
14Team Netapp0:12:16 
Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne9:35:58 
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux0:00:11 
3Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:21 
4Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:30 
5Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:35 
6Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:00:41 
8Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:46 
9Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
10Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
12Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
13James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems  
14Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
15Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
16Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:51 
17Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
19Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
20Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
21Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
22Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi  
23Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
24Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
25Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
26Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing  
27Bruno Langlois (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy  
28James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing0:00:57 
29Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:58 
30Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:01:00 
31Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
32Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
33Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems  
34Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:01:04 
35Sondre-Gjerdevik Sørtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi  
36Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp0:01:10 
37Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:01:14 
38Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:24 
39Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:01:27 
40Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:01:33 
41Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:36 
42Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:37 
43Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:40 
44François Parisien (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:01:51 
45Tomoya Kanoh (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:01:58 
46Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:02:00 
47Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:02:04 
48Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:02:12 
49Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:17 
50Andrew Randell (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:02:22 
51Florian Morizot (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:02:31 
52Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing0:03:05 
53Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
54Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
55Kévin Reza (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:03:34 
56Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:04:34 
57Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
58David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:37 
59Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing0:05:22 
60Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
61Svein-Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:06:18 
62Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:06:23 
63Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Verandas Willems0:06:27 
64Etienne Tortelier (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
65Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Verandas Willems0:08:05 
66Dimitri Clayes (Bel) Team Netapp  
67Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:08:25 
68Grégory Barteau (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:08:58 
69Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:09:03 
70Benjamin Gourgue (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:09:37 
71David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:12:34 
72Christopher Desouza (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:12:46 
73Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:14:23 
74Mathieu Teychenne-Coutet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:24 
75Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing0:15:39 
76Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp0:18:07 
77Césare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp0:18:11 
78Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing  
79Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:20:11 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux45 pts
2Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne44 
3Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun32 
4Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux30 
5Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller28 
6Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun28 
7Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller27 
8Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale21 
9Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux20 
10Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole18 
11Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom17 
12Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale16 
13Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet16 
14James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems13 
15Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet13 
16Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy12 
17Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux11 
18Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole9 
19Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8 
20Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom6 
21Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet4 
22Christopher Desouza (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor4 
23Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
24Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing2 
25James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux30 pts
2Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun14 
3Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun8 
4Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4 
5Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 934 
6Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems4 
7Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom4 
8Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
9Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet2 
10Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
11Benjamin Gourgue (Fra) Landbouwkrediet2 
12Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller9:36:19 
2Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:14 
3Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:25 
4Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
5Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
6Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:30 
7Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
8Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
9Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:37 
10Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:39 
11Sondre-Gjerdevik Sørtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:00:43 
12Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp0:00:49 
13Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:00:53 
14Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:16 
15Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:01:43 
16Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:56 
17Kévin Reza (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:03:13 
18Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:05:01 
19Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:06:02 
20Etienne Tortelier (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:06:06 
21Dimitri Clayes (Bel) Team Netapp0:07:44 
22David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:12:13 
23Christopher Desouza (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:12:25 
24Mathieu Teychenne-Coutet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:03 
25Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp0:17:46 
26Césare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp0:17:50 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Bretagne Schuller0:00:26 
3Saur - Sojasun0:00:35 
4AG2R la Mondiale0:00:40 
6Roubaix Lille Métropole0:00:51 
7Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:56 
8Joker Bianchi0:01:10 
9Verandas Willems0:01:14 
10Big Mat - Auber 930:01:33 
11Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:02:30 
12COFIDIS Le Crédit en Ligne0:02:46 
13Endura Racing0:03:21 
14Team Netapp0:13:19 


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