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Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire 2011

Date range:
April 5- 8, 2011

April 06, Stage 2: Saint-Mars-La-Jaille - Angers 99.8km

Kreder surprises Bennati to win stage two

By:
Jean-François Quénet
Published:
April 06, 2011, 11:26 BST,
Updated:
April 06, 2011, 18:24 BST

Dutchman takes tenth win of the season for Garmin-Cervelo

Michel Kreder took his first professional win at the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe in Angers, out sprinting race leader Daniele Bennati after his teammate Danilo Viganò opened the sprint with 800 metres to go.

Garmin-Cervélo and Leopard-Trek combined their efforts to catch the break that had formed after only two kilometres by Kevin Reza (Europcar), Arnaud Gérard (FDJ), Cyril Bessy (Saur-Sojasun) and Matthieu Sprick (Skil-Shimano). The move had maximum advantage of 2.50 but was caught inside the final five kilometres.

With a head wind blowing from the Maine River from the right, the sprinters were expected to appear on the left side of the road. But it was a different story as everyone was affected by Vigano’s lead out.

“He looked back and realized that Bennati wasn’t on his wheel but saw Samuel Dumoulin and myself”, third-placed Anthony Ravard told Cyclingnews. “He sat up and that made me open the sprint from very far out.”

“This was too far away for me as well”, echoed Bennati “It’s a pity. The finish was a little bit downhill and the stage was short, only 100km, that wasn’t favourable for me. There was a head wind but the reason why I lost is because the sprint was too long.”

Protected from the wind by the barricades and the numerous spectators, Kreder surprisingly passed Bennati on his right hand side.

“I can sprint but I didn’t expect to get my first pro win in a bunch sprint finish,” the Dutchman told Cyclingnews.

“It was so technical at the end that everyone lost the wheel they wanted to follow. I’m very happy. I crashed yesterday because of a bag in the feed zone and I felt very bad this morning. We rode behind the breakaway this morning because we didn’t want our GC riders (David Millar and David Zabriskie) to not lose time before the time trial this afternoon, then I took my chance in the sprint.”

Kreder took Garmin-Cervélo’s tenth win of the 2011 season despite a so-far poor showing in the major classics.

“My ultimate goal in cycling is to win an Ardennes classic”, Kreder said. “I grew up admiring Paolo Bettini and I’d like to be a rider like him. I hope it’ll happen a little later. I also hope my younger brother Raymond to join us soon in the pro peloton; he’s a better sprinter than me.”

The afternoon stage three time trial at the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe is a 6.8km individual time trial with a finishing line facing the medieval castle of Angers, the town where Tom Boonen collected his first stage win at the Tour de France back in 2004.
 

Full results
1 Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2:25:19  
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek    
3 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
4 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
5 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
6 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
7 Juan Pablo Forero (Col) Colombia es Pasion - Cafe de Colombia    
8 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
9 Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
10 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
11 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
12 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
13 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
14 Mates Gnezda (slo) Adria Mobil    
15 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ    
16 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil    
17 Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
18 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
19 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
20 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
21 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
22 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
23 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
24 Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
25 Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil    
26 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
27 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
28 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
29 Rein Taramei (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
30 Luis Felipe Laverde (Col) Colombia es Pasion - Cafe de Colombia    
31 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil    
32 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
33 François Parisien (Fra) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
34 Thoi Rohrreger (Aut) Leopard Trek    
35 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
36 Juan Pablo Villegas (Col) Colombia es Pasion - Cafe de Colombia    
37 Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
38 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
39 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ    
40 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
41 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
42 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
43 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
44 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar    
45 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
47 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
48 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
49 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
50 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
51 Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
52 Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
53 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil    
54 Aleksandr Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
55 Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
56 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
57 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
58 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ    
59 Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
60 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
61 Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
62 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
63 Jonathan McCarthy (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
64 Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
65 Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
66 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
67 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
68 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
69 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
70 Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
71 Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil    
72 Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
73 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
74 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
75 Hugo Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
76 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
77 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ    
78 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
79 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
80 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
81 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
82 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
83 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
84 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
85 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
86 Luca Solari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
87 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
88 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
89 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek    
90 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
91 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
92 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar    
93 Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek 0:04:04  
94 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
95 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
96 William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:07:25  
General classification after stage 2
1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 7:16:05  
2 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:04  
3 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
4 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 0:00:06  
5 Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
6 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:07  
7 Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
8 Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 0:00:09  
9 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil    
10 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:10  
11 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
12 Juan Pablo Forero Carreno (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
13 Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
14 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
15 Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil    
16 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
17 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
18 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
19 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ    
20 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
21 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
23 Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil    
24 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
25 Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
26 Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
27 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
28 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
29 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
30 Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
31 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
32 Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
33 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
34 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
35 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
36 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
37 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek    
38 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
39 Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
40 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil    
41 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
42 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
43 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
44 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
45 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil    
46 Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
47 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
48 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
49 Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
50 Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil    
51 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
52 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
53 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
54 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
55 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar    
56 Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
57 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
58 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
59 Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
60 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
61 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
62 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
63 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
64 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
65 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
66 Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
67 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ    
68 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
69 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
70 Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
71 Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
72 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
73 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
74 Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
75 Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
76 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ    
77 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
78 Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
79 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
80 Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
81 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
82 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
83 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
84 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
85 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
86 Luca Solari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
87 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
88 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ    
89 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
90 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
91 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
92 Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
93 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:01:28  
94 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:10  
95 Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek 0:04:14  
96 William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:08:53  
Points classification
1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 45 pts
2 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 26  
3 Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo 25  
4 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 25  
5 Juan Pablo Forero Carreno (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia 23  
6 Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10 22  
7 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 20  
8 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 14  
9 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 12  
10 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 12  
11 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 12  
12 Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent 11  
13 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano 10  
14 Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil 9  
15 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 8  
16 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar 7  
17 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 7  
18 Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia 6  
19 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil 6  
20 Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 5  
21 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 4  
22 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 1  
23 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano 1  
Mountains classification
1 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 14 pts
2 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 8  
3 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 8  
4 Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 6  
5 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
6 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano 4  
7 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 4  
8 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ 4  
9 Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia 3  
10 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek 2  
11 Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia 2  
12 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1  
13 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
14 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis 1  
Young rider classification
1 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 7:16:11  
2 Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
3 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:00:03  
4 Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:04  
5 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
6 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
7 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ    
8 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
9 Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil    
10 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
11 Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
12 Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
13 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
14 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
15 Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
16 Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil    
17 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
18 Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
19 Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
20 Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
21 Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
22 Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
23 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent    
24 Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
25 Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
26 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
27 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
Teams classification
1 AG2R La Mondiale 21:48:45  
2 Adria Mobil    
3 FDJ    
4 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
5 Skil - Shimano    
6 Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
7 Bretagne - Schuller    
8 Team Spidertech Powered By C10    
9 Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
10 Team Garmin-Cervelo    
11 Veranda's Willems - Accent    
12 Androni Giocattoli    
13 Leoparad Trek    
14 Big Mat - Auber 93    
15 Saur - Sojasun    
16 Team Europcar