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Etoile de Bessèges 2011

Date range:
February 2- 6, 2011

February 02, Stage 1: Beaucaire - Bellegarde 153.1km

Hutarovich wins opening stage

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Cycling News
Published:
February 02, 2011, 15:47 GMT,
Updated:
February 02, 2011, 21:48 GMT

FDJ rider assumes race leadership

Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ) outkicked Anthony Ravard (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil - DCM).

Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ) outkicked Anthony Ravard (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil - DCM).

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Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ) has won the opening stage of the Etoile de Bessèges in Bellegarde, outkicking Anthony Ravard (AG2R La Mondiale) and Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM) in the field sprint finale.

Fifty-three kilometres into the stage, after the climb of the Côte de La Tour, four riders attacked to form the break of the day: Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM), Daniel Diaz (La Pomme Marseille), Steven Van Vooren (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator) and Laszlo Bodrogi (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis). The quartet worked well together, but were ultimately caught with 35km remaining in the 153.1km stage.

In the closing kilometres Vacansoleil-DCM's Frederik Veuchelen and Lieuwe Westra each tried solo attacks, but the teams of the sprinters neutralised their efforts resulting in a field sprint victory for Hutarovich.

With his victory, Hutarovich earned the first leader's jersey as well as the points classification jersey. Johan Le Bon (Bretgane-Schuller) topped the mountains classification for the opening stage.

The peloton faces a 149.4km stage on Thursday which features a pair of category 2 climbs fairly early in the action at 37.2km and 63.6km.

Full Results
1 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 3:32:23  
2 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
3 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
4 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ    
5 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
6 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) VC La Pomme Marseille    
7 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
8 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
9 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
10 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
12 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
14 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team    
15 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
16 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
17 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
18 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
19 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
20 Toms Skujins (Lat) VC La Pomme Marseille    
21 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
22 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
23 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
24 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
25 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
26 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
27 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
28 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
29 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
30 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
31 Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
32 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
33 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
34 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
35 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
36 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
37 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
38 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
39 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
40 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team    
41 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
42 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
43 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
44 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ    
45 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
46 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
47 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
48 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
49 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
50 Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
51 Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
52 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
53 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
54 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
55 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
56 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
57 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
58 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
59 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
60 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
61 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
62 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
63 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
64 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ    
65 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
66 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
67 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
68 Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
69 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
70 Kenny Terweduwe (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
71 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team    
72 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
73 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
74 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
75 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
76 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ    
77 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
78 Dries Hollanders (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
79 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
80 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
81 Loïc Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
82 Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
83 Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
84 Darijus Dzervus (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly    
85 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:00:34  
86 Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:42  
87 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:00:49  
88 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 0:00:00  
89 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:03:20  
90 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:11  
91 Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
92 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
93 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
94 Rob Goris (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
95 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
96 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
97 Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
98 Justin Jules (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille    
99 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
100 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
101 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ    
102 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
103 Anthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
104 Philip Lavery (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
105 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
106 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
107 Benoit Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
108 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
109 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
110 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
111 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
112 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
113 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
114 Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
115 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
116 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
117 Yohan Cauquil (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille    
118 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
119 Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
120 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille    
121 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ    
122 Julien Automarchi (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille    
123 Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:06:36  
124 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
125 Kess Heytens (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
126 Daniel Diaz (Arg) VC La Pomme Marseille    
127 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
128 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
129 Mathieu Delaroziere (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille 0:00:00  
DNF Bjorn Brems (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
DNF Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar    
Mountain 1 - Côte de La Tour, 50km
1 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 6 Pts
2 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 4  
3 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
Teams
1 Team Europcar 10:37:09  
2 Veranda's Willems - Accent    
3 FDJ    
4 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
5 Saur - Sojasun    
6 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
7 AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Landbouwkrediet    
9 Big Mat - Auber 93    
10 Katusha Team    
11 Bretagne - Schuller    
12 Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
13 Roubaix Lille Metropole    
14 An Post - Sean Kelly    
15 VC La Pomme Marseille 0:04:11  
16 Skil - Shimano    
17 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
General classification after stage 1
1 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 3:32:13  
2 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:04  
3 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:06  
4 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:07  
5 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
6 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:00:08  
7 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
8 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:00:09  
9 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
10 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ 0:00:10  
11 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
12 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) VC La Pomme Marseille    
13 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
14 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
15 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
16 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
17 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
18 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
19 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team    
20 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
21 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
22 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
23 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
24 Toms Skujins (Lat) VC La Pomme Marseille    
25 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
26 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
27 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
28 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
29 Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano    
30 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
31 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
32 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
33 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
34 Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
35 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
36 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
37 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
38 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
39 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
40 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
41 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
42 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
43 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team    
44 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
45 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
46 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
47 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ    
48 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
49 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
50 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
51 Egidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet    
52 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
53 Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
54 Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
55 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
56 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
57 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
58 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
59 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
60 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
61 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
62 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
63 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
64 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
65 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ    
66 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
67 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
68 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
69 Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
70 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
71 Kenny Terweduwe (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
72 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team    
73 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
74 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
75 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
76 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ    
77 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
78 Dries Hollanders (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
79 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
80 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
81 Loïc Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
82 Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
83 Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
84 Darijus Dzervus (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly    
85 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
86 Mathieu Delaroziere (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille    
87 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 0:00:44  
88 Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:52  
89 Bram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:00:59  
90 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:03:30  
91 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:21  
92 Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
93 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
94 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
95 Rob Goris (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
96 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
97 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
98 Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
99 Justin Jules (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille    
100 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
101 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
102 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ    
103 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
104 Anthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
105 Philip Lavery (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
106 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
107 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
108 Benoit Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
109 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
110 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
111 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
112 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
113 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
114 Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
115 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
116 Yohan Cauquil (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille    
117 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
118 Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
119 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille    
120 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ    
121 Julien Automarchi (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille    
122 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:04:31  
123 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
124 Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:06:46  
125 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
126 Kess Heytens (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
127 Daniel Diaz (Arg) VC La Pomme Marseille    
128 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
129 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
Mountains classification
1 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 6 Pts
2 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 4  
3 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
Teams classification
1 Team Europcar 10:37:09  
2 Veranda's Willems - Accent    
3 FDJ    
4 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
5 Saur - Sojasun    
6 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
7 AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Landbouwkrediet    
9 Big Mat - Auber 93    
10 Katusha Team    
11 Bretagne - Schuller    
12 Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
13 Roubaix Lille Metropole    
14 An Post - Sean Kelly    
15 VC La Pomme Marseille 0:04:11  
16 Skil - Shimano    
17 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne