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French Road Championships 2011

Date range:
June 23-26, 2011

June 26, Elite Men Road Race: Boulogne - Boulogne 234.5km

Chavanel wins with solo attack

Cycling News
June 26, 2011, 16:04 BST,
June 26, 2011, 19:58 BST

Quick Step rider holds off Roux and Voeckler

Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) won the Elite men’s French road race title with a brave solo attack on the hilly circuit in northern France.

The ever-aggressive Frenchman got across to the front of the race in the finale and then attacked alone with two laps and 27km to go. 2010 French champion Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Anthony Roux (FDJ) set off in pursuit but they failed to work together to close the gap and Chavanel climbed to the finish, knowing he was about to take his first ever French national title.

Roux took the sprint for second place, 38 seconds down, with Voeckler a disappointed third.

“There couldn’t have been a better way to win,” Chavanel said. “Arriving solo you get the chance to savour the victory. I attacked from far away because there were many riders ahead and if I had waited any longer I would have risked getting shut out of the final.

"Jeje [Jerome Pineau -ed.] did a great job for me. The two of us made a fantastic team,” said Chavanel. “I’m really happy, it will be a huge honour for me to wear this jersey on the roads in the Tour. I’ll try to honour it as best I can, showing my fans a good time by attacking my way.”

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 6:00:25  
2 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 0:00:38  
3 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:42  
4 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:15  
5 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:17  
6 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:21  
7 Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:02:23  
8 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:02:44  
9 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:04:15  
10 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:19  
11 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:27  
12 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:04:35  
13 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ 0:04:53  
14 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:47  
15 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
16 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:06:54  
17 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:06:58  
18 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
19 Yohan Cauquil (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille    
20 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
21 Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:07:00  
22 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:07:07  
23 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
24 Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
25 Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
26 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:07:12  
27 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ    
28 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:07:19  
29 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
30 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:22  
31 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
32 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:07:36  
33 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
34 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
35 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:43  
36 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
37 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:07:48  
38 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar 0:07:53  
39 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar    
40 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:08:09  
41 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:08:14  
42 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
43 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:26  
44 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
45 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
47 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
48 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
49 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ    
50 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
51 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
52 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
53 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ    
54 Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
55 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ    
56 Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
57 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
58 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ    
59 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille    
60 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
61 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
62 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
63 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
64 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar    
65 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing 0:15:18  
DNF Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
DNF William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Anthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Denis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Loïc Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
DNF Mathieu Drouilly (Fra) DSL    
DNF Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek    
DNF Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack    
DNF Passeron Aurélien (Fra) Geumsan Ginseng Asia    
DNF Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
DNF Guillaume Pont (Fra) SP Tableware    
DNF Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana    
DNF Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Gaël Le Bellec (Fra) Team Raleigh    
DNF Benoit Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Martial Roman (Fra) Atlas Personal    
DNF Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Cédric Gaoua (Fra) Team Differdange -    
DNF Rudy Lesschaeve (Fra) Team Differdange -    
DNF Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille    
DNF Justin Jules (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille    
DNF Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille    
DNF Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
DNF Florian Le Corre (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Nicolas Baldo (Fra) Atlas Personal    
DNF Christophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Alexis Caresmel (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon    
DNF Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
DNF Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
DNF Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
DNF Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
DNF Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
DNF Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
DNF Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
DNF Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
DNF Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ    
DNF Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
DNF Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller