Bennati wins the time trial in Angers

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
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek0:08:13 
2David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:06 
3David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
4Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:00:07 
5Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:08 
6Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:00:10 
7Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:00:11 
8Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:12 
9Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ0:00:13 
10Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
11Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
12Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16 
13Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:18 
14Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
15Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:19 
16Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:20 
17Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
18Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
19Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:21 
20Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:22 
21William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek  
22Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:23 
23Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
24Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:00:24 
25Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
26Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:00:25 
27Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:26 
28Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
29Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
30Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
31Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:27 
32Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
33Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ  
34Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
35Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ0:00:28 
36Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
37Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:31 
38Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
39Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
40Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:32 
41Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
42Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
43Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:33 
44Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
45Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:00:34 
46Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
47Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:35 
48Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
49Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:36 
50Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
51Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
52Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:37 
53Juan Pablo Forero Carreno (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
54Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:38 
55Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
56Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:39 
57Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:40 
58Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
59Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
60Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
61Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil  
62Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:41 
63Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
64Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
65Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:00:42 
66Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:43 
67Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
68Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
69Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:44 
70Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:45 
71Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:46 
72Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
73Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:47 
74Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
75Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:48 
76Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
77Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:49 
78Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:50 
79Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:51 
80Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
81Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
82Luca Solari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:53 
83Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil  
84Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek  
85Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
86Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:54 
87Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:00:55 
88Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:56 
89Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
90Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek0:01:00 
91Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:01 
92Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:09 
93Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
94Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek0:01:12 
95Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
96Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:28 
General classification after stage 3
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek7:24:18 
2David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:16 
3David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
4Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:00:17 
5Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:18 
6Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:00:20 
7Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:00:21 
8Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:22 
9Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ0:00:23 
10Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
11Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
12Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:26 
13Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:27 
14Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:28 
15Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
16Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil  
17Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:00:30 
18Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
19Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
20Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
21Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:31 
22Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:32 
23Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:33 
24Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
25Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:34 
26Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:00:35 
27Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:36 
28Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
29Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
30Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:37 
31Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
32Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ  
33Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
34Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ0:00:38 
35Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
36Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:40 
37Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:41 
38Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
39Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
40Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:42 
41Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
42Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
43Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:43 
44Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
45Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:00:44 
46Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
47Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:45 
48Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
49Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:46 
50Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
51Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:47 
52Juan Pablo Forero Carreno (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
53Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:48 
54Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
55Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
56Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:49 
57Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:50 
58Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
59Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
60Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
61Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil  
62Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:51 
63Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
64Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:00:52 
65Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:53 
66Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
67Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
68Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:54 
69Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
70Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:55 
71Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:56 
72Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
73Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:57 
74Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
75Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:58 
76Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:59 
77Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:00 
78Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:01 
79Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
80Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
81Luca Solari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:03 
82Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil  
83Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek  
84Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
85Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:01:05 
86Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
87Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:06 
88Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:11 
89Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:19 
90Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
91Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:22 
92Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:38 
93Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek0:02:28 
94Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:04 
95Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek0:05:26 
96William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek0:09:15 
Points classification
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek55pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ26 
3Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo25 
4Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25 
5Juan Pablo Forero Carreno (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia23 
6Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1022 
7Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne20 
8Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller14 
9Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun12 
10Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9312 
11Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis12 
12Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent11 
13Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano10 
14David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo9 
15Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil9 
16David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 
17Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ8 
18Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8 
19Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar7 
20Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis7 
21Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
22Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano6 
23Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil6 
24Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia6 
25Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 935 
26Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis4 
27Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano4 
28Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
29Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ2 
30Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C101 
Mountains classification
1Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano14pts
2Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar8 
3Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8 
4Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 936 
5Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
6Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano4 
7David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
8Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ4 
9Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia3 
10Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek2 
11Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia2 
12Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
13Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
14Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1 
Young rider classification
1Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ7:24:35 
2Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:00:03 
3Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:05 
4Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:11 
5Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil  
6Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:00:13 
7Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
8Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:00:19 
9Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:20 
10Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
11Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
12Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:25 
13Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:26 
14Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:28 
15Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:30 
16Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:31 
17Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:33 
18Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:36 
19Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:37 
20Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
21Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:38 
22Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:39 
23Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
24Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:40 
25Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:44 
26Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil0:00:46 
27Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:02 
Teams classification
1Team Garmin-Cervelo22:13:48 
2FDJ0:00:20 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:00:22 
4Saur - Sojasun0:00:29 
5Leoparad Trek  
6Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:35 
7Team Spidertech Powered By C100:00:37 
8Skil - Shimano0:00:43 
9Adria Mobil0:00:53 
10Team Europcar  
11Androni Giocattoli0:01:11 
12Veranda's Willems - Accent0:01:12 
13Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:18 
14Bretagne - Schuller0:01:19 
15Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:22 
16Big Mat - Auber 93  

 

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