Dumoulin prevails in Pre-En-Pail

Sanchez remains in lead after penultimate stage

Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne) continued his run of good form by sprinting to victory in stage three of the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe today.

The 29-year-old Frenchman outkicked Julien Simon (Saur - Sojasun) and Xavier Florencio (Cervelo Test Team) to the line in Pre-En-Pailin from a select 29-rider group after a five-man break was swept up on the last of five demanding 8.6km finishing circuits.

There were no changes atop the general classification as overnight race leader Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) remains in the yellow jersey with one stage remaining, tomorrow's 171km trek from Abbaye de l'Epau to Sille-Le-Guillaume.

The break of the day formed after only two kilometres of racing as Piet Rooljakkers (Skil - Shimano), Yuriy Krivtsov (Ag2R La Mondiale), Yannick Talabardon (Saur - Sojasun) and Jeffry Louder (BMC Racing Team) escaped the peloton. The quartet's lead quickly grew to more than five minutes before stabilising at 4:30 after the first hour under the watchful eye of race leader Luis Leon Sanchez's Caisse d'Epargne squad.

By the time the break reached the 8.6km finishing circuit, to be completed five times, their advantage had slipped to 2:30. The circuit was by no means a walk in the park as the peloton had to negotiate a climb with a 10 percent gradient each lap.

After the break crossed the finish line and set out on its first complete circuit the quartet split with Krivtsov and Talabardon taking the lead. The duo led the peloton by 1:35 after the second lap while Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), the 2008 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe champion, attacked from the field and joined Rooljakkers and Louder.

The fresh Voeckler quickly dispatched of Rooljakkers and Louder and bridged to Krivtsov and Talabardon in the race lead.

With 24km remaining, the trio held a 40 second advantage over the peloton which had absorbed Rooljakkers and Louder. The ever aggressive Voeckler then attacked his two breakaway partners and set out alone. The Frenchman maintained a 41 second lead over the field with two laps to go as the remaining two members of the original break were swept up by the peloton.

On the penultimate lap Voeckler's lead dropped to 12 seconds, but he received additional horsepower in the form of teammate Cyril Gautier who jumped across to his team captain. The duo extended their lead out to 20 seconds on the final lap, but were caught with four kilometres remaining.

Pierrick Fedrigo (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) immediately counterattacked and was joined by Christophe Riblon (Ag2R La Mondiale), Xavier Florencio (Cervelo Test Team) as well as the irrepressible Voeckler and Gautier.

The escape was short-lived, however, as the quintet were caught one kilometre from the finish resulting in a field sprint won by Dumoulin, earning his sixth victory of the season.

Full Results
1Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4:50:42 
2Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
3Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
4Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
5Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil  
6Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
7Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
8Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
9Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
10Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
11Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
12Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
13Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil  
14Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
15Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
16Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse D'epargne  
17Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
18Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack  
19Jérémy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
20Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
21Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
22Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
23Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
24Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil  
25Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
26Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
27Dimitri Champion (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
28Ted Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team0:00:05 
29Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:07 
30Mathias Frank (Swi) Bmc Racing Team0:00:47 
31Alexander Mironov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
32Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:02 
33Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
34Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse D'epargne  
35Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
36Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
37Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
38Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
39Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team  
40Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
41Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
42Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
43Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
44Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
45Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
46Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
47Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
48Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
49Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
50Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team  
51Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
52Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
53Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil  
54Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:19 
55Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:03:20 
56Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:03:41 
57Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
58José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack0:04:11 
59Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:05:29 
60Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R La Mondiale0:05:55 
61Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:10:57 
62Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
63Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
64Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
65Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
66Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
67Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
68John Gadret (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
69Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
70Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
71Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:11:28 
72Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
73Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
74Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse D'epargne  
75Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse D'epargne0:15:18 
76Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:17:20 
77Stanislav Starodubtsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
78Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse D'epargne  
79Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
80Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack  
81Piet Rooljakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
DNFSébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFMarko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil  
DNFBlaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil  
DNFAlexander Porsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
General classification after stage 3
1Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne11:22:52 
2Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:00:08 
3Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:13 
4Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
5Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:00:16 
6Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:18 
7Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:00:21 
8Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:22 
9Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:25 
10Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:27 
11Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
12Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
13Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:28 
14Dimitri Champion (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
15Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:29 
16Jérémy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
17Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:32 
18Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
19Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:00:36 
20Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:37 
21Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
22Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:38 
23Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:00:39 
24Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:40 
25Ted Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team  
26Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:46 
27Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:47 
28Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:00:48 
29Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:19 
30Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:20 
31Alexander Mironov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:01:21 
32Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:29 
33Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:01:30 
34Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team  
35Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
36Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:31 
37Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
38Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:01:33 
39Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:01:36 
40Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:37 
41Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:01:39 
42Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
43Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team0:01:42 
44Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:51 
45Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:53 
46Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:56 
47Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil0:01:58 
48Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:59 
49Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:02:04 
50Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:07 
51Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:14 
52Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:04:05 
53Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:04:09 
54Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:04:13 
55Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack0:04:48 
56Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:13 
57Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:06:17 
58Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:06:34 
59Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R La Mondiale0:06:54 
60Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:08:09 
61Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:11:33 
62Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:11:34 
63Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:11:36 
64Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:43 
65Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:11:44 
66John Gadret (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:11:54 
67Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:11:55 
68Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:12:00 
69Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:02 
70Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:12:03 
71Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:12:05 
72Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:12:07 
73Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:12:27 
74Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:15:59 
75Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:17:48 
76Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:18:07 
77Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack0:18:09 
78Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:18:50 
79Piet Rooljakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:23:02 
80Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:26:31 
81Stanislav Starodubtsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:38:16 
Points classification
1Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale41pts
2Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne38 
3Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne34 
4Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam33 
5Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux30 
6Manuel Belletti (Ita) LCR30 
7Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun25 
8Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux18 
9Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack17 
10Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale16 
11Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack15 
12Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller15 
13Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne14 
14Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9312 
15Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil12 
16Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9312 
17Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun11 
18Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom10 
19Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 939 
20Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun9 
21Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne8 
22Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano8 
23Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8 
24Piet Rooljakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano6 
25Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom6 
26Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil6 
27Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller6 
28Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5 
29Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
30Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun4 
31Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam4 
32Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil3 
33Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
34Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano3 
35Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale3 
36Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
37Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
38Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1 
39Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1 
40Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1 
41Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
Mountains classification
1Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R La Mondiale16pts
2Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack14 
3Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun12 
4Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10 
5Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano9 
6Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom8 
7Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team8 
8Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil6 
9Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne6 
10Piet Rooljakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano5 
11José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack4 
12Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team3 
13Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2 
14Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
15Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
16Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2 
17Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux1 
18Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
Best young rider classification
1Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux11:23:05 
2Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:15 
3Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:16 
4Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:19 
5Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:24 
6Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:00:26 
7Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:27 
8Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:06 
9Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:01:17 
10Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team  
11Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:18 
12Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:01:23 
13Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:01:26 
14Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:04:00 
15Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:11:20 
16Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:11:42 
17Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:11:49 
18Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:11:52 
19Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack0:17:56 
20Stanislav Starodubtsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:38:03 
Teams classification
1Francaise Des Jeux34:09:50 
2Cervelo Test Team0:00:14 
3Adria Mobil0:00:16 
4Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:20 
5Saur - Sojasun0:01:00 
6Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:06 
7Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:11 
8BMC Racing Team0:01:58 
9Skil - Shimano0:02:11 
10Big Mat - Auber 930:02:42 
11Team RadioShack0:04:00 
12Bretagne - Schuller0:04:04 
13Caisse d'Epargne0:12:21 
14Itera - Katusha0:13:04 
15Colnago - CSF Inox0:17:32 

Related Articles

Back to top