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It was Ravard's third victory in the Châteauroux Classic de l'Indre Trophée Fenioux

It was Ravard's third victory in the Châteauroux Classic de l'Indre Trophée Fenioux

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Anthony Ravard (Ag2r-La Mondiale) took his third victory in the Châteauroux Classic de l’Indre one-day race with a perfectly executed sprint but success only partially helped the Frenchman, who is troubled by a leg problem.

The little Frenchman kept a low profile as he sprinted to the line and managed to out power Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ) and Jasper Bovenhuis (Rabobank Continental Team). Canada’s Martin Gilbert (Spidertech Powered By C10) was an impressive fourth in the sprint.

Ravard missed out on selection for the Ag2r-La Mondiale team but used the rejection as extra motivation for the second half of the season. He has suffered with a long-term leg muscle problem and even considered retirement but he managed to briefly put those aside and things went his way yet again in Châteauroux.

“It was a blow but I worked hard and was good at the Tour of Poland and the in Limousin. Before the start I didn’t think I’d do well but things went right,” Ravard told L’Equipe.

“I have an enlarged left piriformis muscle in my leg, it’s two times larger than the right. I’d like to know why and what to do. I’m twisted on the bike and that pulls on my left leg. My right leg hurts too, from time to time, probably because I'm compensating.”

“On the eve of the race, I spoke to my doctor on the phone and I told him: "If we don’t find a solution this winter, I’ll end my career." This win helps my moral but all the problems prevent me from being consistent. Because of it, I’ve never ridden the Tour de France. I was fine until Paris-Nice, and the proof is that I won the Étoile de Bessèges. But since then…”

Despite his problems, Ravard will continue to race and is part of the Ag2r-La Mondiale team for the Tour du Poitou-Charentes stage race.
 

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4:23:07  
2 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
3 Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
4 Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
5 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
6 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
7 Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Caja Rural    
8 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
9 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
10 Evert Verbist (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
11 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
12 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
13 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
14 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
15 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
16 Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
17 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
18 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
19 Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
20 Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
21 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
22 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
23 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
24 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
25 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar    
26 Andrea Grendene (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
27 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
28 Yannick Martinez (Fra) AG2R La mondiale    
29 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
30 Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
31 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
32 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
33 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
34 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
35 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
36 Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
37 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
38 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
39 Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
40 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar    
41 Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
42 Barry Markus (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
43 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
44 Guillermo Lana Baquedano (Spa) Caja Rural    
45 Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
46 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
47 Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
48 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
49 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
50 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
51 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
52 Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
53 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
54 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
55 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
56 Grégory Barteau (Fra) Landbouwkrediet    
57 Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural    
58 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
59 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
60 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
61 Alexander Riabkin (Rus) Caja Rural    
62 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
63 Waele Bert De (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
64 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
65 Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Itera - Katusha 0:00:08  
66 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
67 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
68 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
69 Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:00:11  
70 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
71 Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:00:13  
72 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:16  
73 Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:19  
74 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:00:30  
75 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:42  
76 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
77 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
78 Rubén Reig Conejero (Spa) Caja Rural 0:00:51  
79 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural    
80 Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
81 Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
82 Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
83 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
84 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
85 Anthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
86 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
87 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
88 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
89 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
90 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 0:01:04  
91 Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
92 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
93 Mark Batty (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
94 Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:01:08  
95 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:14  
96 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
97 Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:01:18  
98 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:23  
99 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ 0:01:37  
100 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
101 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
102 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
103 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:01:47  
104 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
105 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:03:02  
106 Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 0:03:10  
107 Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
108 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ 0:03:47  
109 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:05:03  
110 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:08:15  
DNF José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural    
DNF Bram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
DNF Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
DNF Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
DNF John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
DNF Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
DNF Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team    
DNF La Parte Víctor De (Spa) Caja Rural    
DNF Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
DNF Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
DNF Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack    
DNF Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
DNF Leonid Krasnov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
DNF Carlos Andres Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
DNF Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team    
DNF Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Corre Florian Le (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Denis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Floch Guillaume Le (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Christophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
DNF Armentia Pello Bilbao Lopez De (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
DNS Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
Sprint 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 5  pts
2 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 3  
3 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 1  
Sprint 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 5  pts
2 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 1  
Sprint 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 5  pts
2 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
3 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ 1  
Special Sprint 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 5  pts
2 Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 3  
3 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 1  
Special Sprint 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 5  pts
2 Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 3  
3 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 1  
Special Sprint 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 5  pts
2 Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 3  
3 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 1  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 5  pts
2 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent 5  
3 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 4  
4 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
5 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
6 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 1  
7 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ 1  
Special sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 15  pts
2 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 3  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rabobank - Continental Team 13:09:21  
2 Landbouwkrediet    
3 Saur-Sojasun    
4 Bretagne - Schuller    
5 Itera - Katusha    
6 Team Europcar    
7 Colombia es Passion - Café de Colombia    
8 Veranda's Willems-Accent    
9 Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
10 Caja Rural    
11 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
12 Procycling Team Vacansoleil - DCM    
13 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:11  
14 Team Spidertech Powered by C10    
15 Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:19  
16 FDJ 0:00:38  
17 Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne 0:00:42  
18 Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:00:51