Ravard wins in Châteauroux

Hutarovich runner-up in Coupe de France race

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) TeamResult
1Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4:23:07 
2Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
3Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team  
4Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
5Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar  
6Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team  
7Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Caja Rural  
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
9Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
10Evert Verbist (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
11Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
12Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team  
13Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
14Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
15Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
16Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
17Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
18Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
19Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
20Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
21Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
22Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
23Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
24Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
25Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
26Andrea Grendene (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
27Guillaume Blot (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
28Yannick Martinez (Fra) AG2R La mondiale  
29Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
30Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
31Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
32Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
33Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
34Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
35Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
36Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
37Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
38Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
39Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
40Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
41Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
42Barry Markus (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team  
43Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
44Guillermo Lana Baquedano (Spa) Caja Rural  
45Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
46Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
47Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
48Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
49Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
50Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team  
51Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team  
52Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
53Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team  
54Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
55Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
56Grégory Barteau (Fra) Landbouwkrediet  
57Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural  
58Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
59Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
60Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM  
61Alexander Riabkin (Rus) Caja Rural  
62Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
63Waele Bert De (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
64Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
65Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:00:08 
66Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
67Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ  
68Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
69Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:00:11 
70Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:13 
72Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16 
73Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:19 
74Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:00:30 
75Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:42 
76Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
77Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
78Rubén Reig Conejero (Spa) Caja Rural0:00:51 
79Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural  
80Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
81Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
82Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
83Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
84David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar  
85Anthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
86Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
87Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
88Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
89Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
90Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:01:04 
91Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
92Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
93Mark Batty (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
94Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:08 
95Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:14 
96Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
97Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:18 
98Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:23 
99Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ0:01:37 
100Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
101Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
102Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
103Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:01:47 
104Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
105Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:03:02 
106Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:03:10 
107Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
108Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:03:47 
109Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:03 
110Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:15 
DNFJosé Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural  
DNFBram Schmitz (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
DNFStaf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
DNFSimon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFJohn Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
DNFDalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
DNFWillem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team  
DNFLa Parte Víctor De (Spa) Caja Rural  
DNFKevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFJure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
DNFMartijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
DNFBenjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack  
DNFDmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
DNFLeonid Krasnov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
DNFCarlos Andres Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
DNFDylan Van Baarle (Ned) Rabobank Continental Team  
DNFJulien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFCorre Florian Le (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFDenis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFGuillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFFloch Guillaume Le (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFChristophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFJimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFSteve Chainel (Fra) FDJ  
DNFFlorent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFRomain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFAdrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFEric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFArmentia Pello Bilbao Lopez De (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNSJoost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole5 pts
2Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet3 
3Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent5 pts
2Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
3Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet1 
Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5 pts
2Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
3Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ1 
Special Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent5 pts
2Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole3 
3Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet1 
Special Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent5 pts
2Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole3 
3Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet1 
Special Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent5 pts
2Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole3 
3Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5 pts
2Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent5 
3Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet4 
4Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
5Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
6Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent1 
7Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ1 
Special sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent15 pts
2Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet3 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabobank - Continental Team13:09:21 
2Landbouwkrediet  
3Saur-Sojasun  
4Bretagne - Schuller  
5Itera - Katusha  
6Team Europcar  
7Colombia es Passion - Café de Colombia  
8Veranda's Willems-Accent  
9Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
10Caja Rural  
11Euskaltel - Euskadi  
12Procycling Team Vacansoleil - DCM  
13AG2R La Mondiale0:00:11 
14Team Spidertech Powered by C10  
15Big Mat - Auber 930:00:19 
16FDJ0:00:38 
17Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne0:00:42 
18Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:51 

 

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