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Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire 2010

Date range:
April 6- 9, 2010

April 07, Stage 2a: Varades - Angers 97km

Ravard takes stage two at Circuit Sarthe

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Cycling News
Published:
April 07, 2010, 11:05 BST,
Updated:
April 07, 2010, 16:12 BST

Short morning stage ends in sprint

Anthony Ravard (Ag2r-La mondiale) won the bunch sprint of stage 2 at Circuit de la Sarthe in Angers

Anthony Ravard (Ag2r-La mondiale) won the bunch sprint of stage 2 at Circuit de la Sarthe in Angers

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Anthony Ravard (Ag2r- La Mondiale) won stage 2a of the Circuit Sarthe - Pays de la Loire on Tuesday morning after a three-rider breakaway was swept up near the finish of the 97km morning stage.

Manuel Belletti (Colnago-CSF Inox) was second and Sébastien Chavanel (Francaise des Jeux) was third. Ravard comes from Varades, where the stage started and so was feted as the régional de l'étape.

Such a short stage always favours breakaways and Sébastien Minard (Cofidis), Pierre Rolland (BBox Bouygues Telecom) and Alexandre Geniez (Skil Shimano) got away earlier.

The bunch let them gain more than a minute and almost didn’t catch them on the finishing circuit but efforts from race leader Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d’Epargne) closed them down with just three kilometres to go.

Sanchez kept the overall race lead and so will start last in the afternoon 6.7km time trial stage.

Lance Armstrong (RadioShack) did not start the stage after being struck by an intestinal virus that hit the US team after the Tour of Flanders.

"I’ve got a heavy race program with the Route Adelie, the Tour of Flanders, the Circuit de la Sarthe and Paris-Roubaix next weekend but I knew it was important to try the win," Ravard said. "The team worked for me yesterday and my third place gave everyone a boost in moral. They all worked hard for me today and I am happy for the team. My teammates know that if they help me I’m able to make it worth their while and win.”

"The AG2R-La Mondiale has shown we can be up there since the start of the season but we we’re just missing that little bit extra to win. This victory will give confidence to everyone. And for me, winning close to home, in front of my wife and my daughter, was even more special. "
 

Full Results
1 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 2:14:36  
2 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
3 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
4 Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil    
5 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
6 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne. 0:00:01  
7 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
8 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
9 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack    
10 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne.    
11 Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
12 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team    
13 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
14 Mathias Frank (Swi) Bmc Racing Team    
15 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
16 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
17 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Bmc Racing Team    
18 Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil    
19 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
20 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
21 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
22 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
23 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
24 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
25 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
26 Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil    
27 Ted Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team    
28 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil    
29 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
30 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Bmc Racing Team    
31 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
32 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
33 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
34 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne.    
35 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil    
36 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
37 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
38 Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
39 Florian Stalder (Swi) Bmc Racing Team    
40 Stanis. Starodubtsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
41 Steve Morabito (Swi) Bmc Racing Team    
42 Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack    
43 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne.    
44 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
45 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
46 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
47 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
48 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
49 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
50 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
51 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
52 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
53 Jeffry Louder (USA) Bmc Racing Team    
54 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
55 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack    
56 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
57 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
58 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne.    
59 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
60 John Gadret (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
61 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
62 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil    
63 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
64 Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
65 Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
66 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
67 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
68 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
69 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
70 Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
71 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
72 Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
73 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
74 Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
75 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
76 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
77 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
78 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team    
79 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:28  
80 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:30  
81 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne. 0:01:07  
82 Piet Rooljakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:14  
83 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:03:31  
84 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:04:35  
85 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:06:21  
General Classification
1 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6:23:42  
2 Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:00:03  
3 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:04  
4 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:05  
5 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:00:06  
6 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:07  
7 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 0:00:08  
8 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:00:09  
9 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
10 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
11 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
12 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
13 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
14 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:00:10  
15 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne    
16 Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
17 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
18 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
19 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
20 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Bmc Racing Team    
21 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
22 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Bmc Racing Team    
23 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team    
24 Mathias Frank (Swi) Bmc Racing Team    
25 Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
26 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne    
27 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne    
28 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
29 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
30 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
31 Florian Stalder (Swi) Bmc Racing Team    
32 Steve Morabito (Swi) Bmc Racing Team    
33 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
34 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
35 Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack    
36 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
37 Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil    
38 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
39 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil    
40 Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil    
41 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
42 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
43 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
44 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
45 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
46 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
47 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
48 Ted Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team    
49 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
50 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
51 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
52 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
53 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil    
54 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
55 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
56 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
57 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne    
58 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team    
59 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne    
60 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
61 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
62 John Gadret (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
63 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
64 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
65 Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
66 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack    
67 Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
68 Jeffry Louder (USA) Bmc Racing Team    
69 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
70 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
71 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
72 Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
73 Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
74 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
75 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
76 Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
77 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:37  
78 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:39  
79 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:48  
80 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:04:19  
81 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:04:44  
82 Piet Rooljakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:05:32  
83 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:06:30  
84 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:14:48  
85 Stanis. Starodubtsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha 0:19:49  
Young Riders Classification
1 Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil 6:23:45  
2 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha 0:00:06  
3 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
4 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:07  
5 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
6 Mathias Frank (Swi) Bmc Racing Team    
7 Cusin Ržmi (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne    
8 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
9 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
10 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
11 Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack    
12 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
13 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
14 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
15 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil    
16 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
17 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team    
18 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
19 Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
20 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
21 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
22 Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
23 Stanis. Starodubtsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha 0:19:46  
Points Classification
1 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 41 pts
2 Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil 34  
3 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 30  
4 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox 30  
5 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 25  
6 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 17  
7 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Itera-Katusha 14  
8 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 13  
9 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 12  
10 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 10  
11 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 10  
12 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 10  
13 Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 9  
14 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 9  
15 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 8  
16 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil 6  
17 Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 6  
18 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 5  
19 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 5  
20 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team 4  
21 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 3  
22 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano 3  
23 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
24 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 1  
25 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux 1  
26 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
27 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 1  
28 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 1  
Mountains Classification
1 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 14 pts
2 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne 10  
3 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 8  
4 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil 6  
5 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 3  
6 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
7 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano 1  
8 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
9 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 1  
Teams Classification
1 Adria Mobil 19:11:35  
2 Francaise Des Jeux    
3 Ag2R La Mondiale    
4 Itera - Katusha    
5 Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:01  
6 Caisse d'Epargne    
7 Bmc Racing Team    
8 Cofidis,Le Credit En Ligne    
9 Cervelo Test Team    
10 Team Radioshack    
11 Bretagne - Schuller    
12 Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
13 Saur - Sojasun    
14 Skil - Shimano    
15 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:04:30