Bardet wins Classic de l'Ardeche

Schachmann second, Calmejane third

Roman Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) won the Faun Environnement - Classic de l'Ardeche Rhone Crussol on Saturday in France. He made a final attacked to force other teams to work but then soloed to the victory 47 seconds ahead of Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) and 56 seconds ahead of Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie).

"I had a lot of fun, just racing without a second thought, being able to take a risk. After my injury, I did not know where my condition would be," said Bardet, who injured his arm in a domestic accident. He required stitches and a splint to treat a cut and a small muscle injury to his left forearm. He took two weeks off to recover.

Bardet noted that this is his first official start to the season, although he did place 8th behind his winning teammate Alexandre Geniez at the Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise in January.

"This is my real start to the season. I didn’t plan anything. I simply worked hard this week to make up for not having been at the Ruta del Sol," Bardet said.

"But in any case, it is always good to take a win. I love this type of attacking racing, without scripts. And the team has a great attacking attitude. We were already a strong group last year, and we had a lot of fun. All this creates an enjoyable and a positive climate. Victories follow victories."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5:37:13 
2Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors0:00:47 
3Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:56 
4Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
5David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ  
6Jhonatan Narvaez (Ecu) Quick-Step Floors  
7Quentin Pacher (Fra) Vital Concept Club  
8Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
9Eliot Lietaer (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic0:01:09 
10Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie  
11Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:11 
12Warren Barguil (Fra) Fortuneo-A0:01:18 
13Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini  
14Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
15Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
17Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
18Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec  
19Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
20Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
21Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors  
22Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
23Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo  
24Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:01:24 
25Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
26Davide Ballerini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:02:07 
27Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:08 
28Amael Moinard (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic  
29Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic  
30Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:02:14 
31Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
32Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
33Arnaud Courteille (Fra) Vital Concept Club0:03:00 
34Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport0:03:23 
35Jérémy Maison (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic  
36Hugo Houle (Can) Astana Pro Team  
37Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:00 
38Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors  
39Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ0:05:44 
40Etienne van Empel (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij0:06:38 
41Ryan Anderson (Can) Rally Cycling0:08:36 
42Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij  
43Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini  
44Simone Ponzi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini  
45Alo Jakin (Est) St Michel-Auber 93  
46Alexys Brunel (Fra) France  
47Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) France  
48Christophe Masson (Fra) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
49Damien Touze (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93  
50Pierre Gouault (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
51Simon Gugielmi (Fra) France  
52Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
53Jesper Schultz (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
54Audun Brekke Fløtten (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
55Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini  
56Mattia Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec  
57Raffaello Bonusi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec  
58Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
59Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec  
60Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini  
61Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
62Valentin Ferron (Fra) France  
63Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
64Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
65Pierre Idjouadiene (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
66Jerome Mainard (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
67Tom Dernies (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
68Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
69Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec  
70Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
71Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
72Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
73Kevin Reza (Fra) Vital Concept Club  
74Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
75Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie  
76Marlon Gaillard (Fra) France  
77Gregory Daniel (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
78Edward Dunbar (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport  
79Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
80Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
81Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij  
82Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93  
84Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
85Camille Thominet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93  
86Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
87Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
88Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
89Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini  
90Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini  
91Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
92Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
93Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
94Rein Taaramäe (Est) Direct Energie  
95Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling  
96Jerome Cousin (Fra) Direct Energie  
97Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic0:10:23 
98Torkil Veyhe (Den) Team Virtu Cycling0:11:05 
99Robbert de Greef (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij  
100Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie  
101Justin Mottier (Fra) Vital Concept Club  
102Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:12:25 
103Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:13:21 
104Thomas Joly (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:14:12 
105Yoann Paillot (Fra) St Michel-Auber 930:14:32 
106Victor Lafay (Fra) France  
107Ludovic Robeet (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic0:16:15 
108Adam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling  
109Laurent Pichon (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic  
110Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling0:20:14 
DNFLucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFJérémy Leveau (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFNikolay Mihaylov (Bul) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFNans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFHubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFFumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFJulien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFNicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFLéo Vincent (Fra) FDJ  
DNFRomain Seigle (Fra) FDJ  
DNFEros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
DNFDavide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
DNFPieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
DNFZhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic  
DNFAnthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFYoann Bagot (Fra) Vital Concept Club  
DNFErwann Corbel (Fra) Vital Concept Club  
DNFJérémy Lecroq (Fra) Vital Concept Club  
DNFMark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
DNFStefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport  
DNFLasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport  
DNFMichel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
DNFCalvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport  
DNFGregory Habeaux (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
DNFThomas Deruette (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic  
DNFMartijn Budding (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij  
DNFUmberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFLuca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFAndrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert  
DNFRémy Rochas (Fra) France  
DNFJeremy Cabot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFNicolas Baldo (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93  
DNFAnthony Maldonado (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93  
DNFRobert Britton (Can) Rally Cycling  
DNFNigel Ellsay (Can) Rally Cycling  
DNFKyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling  
DNFJakob Egholm (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNFAlexander Kamp (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNFAsbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  


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