Chavanel wins with solo attack

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) TeamResult
1Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team6:00:25 
2Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:00:38 
3Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:42 
4Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:15 
5Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:17 
6Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:21 
7Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:23 
8Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:44 
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:15 
10Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:19 
11Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:27 
12Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:04:35 
13Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ0:04:53 
14Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:47 
15Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
16Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:06:54 
17Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:06:58 
18John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Yohan Cauquil (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
20Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
21Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:07:00 
22Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:07:07 
23Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
24Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
25Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
26Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:07:12 
27Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ  
28Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:07:19 
29Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
30Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:22 
31Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
32Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:07:36 
33Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
34Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
35Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:43 
36Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
37Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:07:48 
38Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:53 
39Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar  
40Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:08:09 
41Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:08:14 
42Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
43Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:26 
44Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
45Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
46Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
47Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
49Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ  
50Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
51Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
52Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
53Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ  
54Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
55Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
56Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
57Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
58Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
59Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
60Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
62Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
63Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
64Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
65Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing0:15:18 
DNFYohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFPierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
DNFArnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
DNFSandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
DNFNacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
DNFWilliam Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
DNFOlivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ  
DNFKévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFPerrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFSaïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFDamien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFJerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFMathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFSébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFFranck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFGiovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFThibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
DNFAlexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFGuillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFJulien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFMatthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFAnthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFMorgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFDenis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFJonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFNicolas Rousseau (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFRonan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFLoïc Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFArnaud Molmy (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFKevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFMathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFFlavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFFabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFRomain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFAdrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFDamien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFDavid Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFFrédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ  
DNFJohan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFMathieu Drouilly (Fra) DSL  
DNFBrice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
DNFGeoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
DNFPasseron Aurélien (Fra) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
DNFLaszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
DNFGuillaume Pont (Fra) SP Tableware  
DNFRémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana  
DNFRomain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFGaël Le Bellec (Fra) Team Raleigh  
DNFBenoit Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFMartial Roman (Fra) Atlas Personal  
DNFJulien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFCédric Gaoua (Fra) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de  
DNFRudy Lesschaeve (Fra) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de  
DNFThomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
DNFJustin Jules (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
DNFBenjamin Giraud (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
DNFThierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
DNFYann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
DNFFlorian Le Corre (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFNicolas Baldo (Fra) Atlas Personal  
DNFChristophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFArnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFCyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFMikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFGuillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFYannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFStéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFRomain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFRony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFBlel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFLaurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFYuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFSébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFFabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFJonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFJimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFJimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFBenoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ  
DNFGeoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
DNFAlexis Caresmel (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon  
DNFJean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFRenaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFNicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFSamuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFRémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFLaurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFGaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFJohan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFMathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFSébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFSébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFFrancis Mourey (Fra) FDJ  
DNFJean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFSylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  

 

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