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Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire 2011

Date range:
April 5- 8, 2011

April 06, Stage 3 : Angers - Angers 6.8km

Bennati wins the time trial in Angers

By:
Jean-François Quénet
Published:
April 06, 2011, 17:34 BST,
Updated:
April 06, 2011, 20:42 BST

Italian sprinter beats Millar and Zabriskie

Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek) has found a way to avoid being beaten: racing alone against the clock and using his speed to win.

After his sixth second place of the season in the morning road stage, the Italian sprinter won the first time trial of his career at the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe in Angers and so extending his overall lead.

Racing in yellow jersey after winning stage one, Bennati bettered the time of David Millar and David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervélo), who were separated by only two tenth of a second in favour of the Scotsman.

Bennati rode six seconds faster on the flat and urban 6.8km course. He was also 15 seconds less than last year’s winner Tiago Machado of RadioShack on the same course.

“I was pissed off this morning," Bennati told Cyclingnews after the finish. “I underestimated my adversaries and that’s something a cyclist should never do. I’ve thrown away a win and I was so angry that it gave me extra speed for this afternoon. I’m not a great time trial specialist but I’m in great shape. I gave everything I had.

“I didn’t think I’d win though the course and the distance favoured me. Had it been made of straight roads, it would have been better for Millar but here, coming out of the curves, I was able to sprint and use my good condition.”

However, Millar was adamant that the curves also favoured him. He took them much faster than his teammate Zabriskie, according to the management of the Garmin-Cervélo team.

“I had the feeling that Bennati would do well," Millar told Cyclingnews. “It’s kind of normal that I’m beaten here. I expect to ride much faster when I’m fit. I would have been very surprised if I’d won. I’m really pleased with my result. It puts me back on the right track.”

Bennati was surprised to beat Millar and Zabriskie but is now targeting overall victory. “I’m surprised because this is the first time I’ve won a time trial," Bennati said. “I’m also very happy. I’ve beaten two great specialists today!”

The Italian has a sixteen-second lead on GC over Millar prior to tackling the last two stages that are hillier than the first two but his current form allows him to target the overall victory.

“It won’t be easy to control a bunch of less than 100 riders when everyone wants to attack. The game remains open but it’s all on top of our shoulders but my team is riding well.”
 

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