Casper claims GP de Denain

Feillu, Kruopis not quick enough to beat flying Frenchman

Jimmy Casper (Saur-Sojasun) has won his fourth GP de Denain, edging out Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil) and Lithuanian Aidis Kruopis (Landbouwkrediet) in a bunch sprint for the finish.

Casper had previously won the event in 2005, 2006 and 2009.

The 32-year-old praised the efforts of his teammates, Jean-Lou Païani, Rony Martias and Cyril Lemoine to get him into a winning position over the final kilometres.

"Everyone felt strong and really worked it," Casper said. "I chose to take the wheel Leigh Howard because I saw that HTC had decided to take matters into their own hands. I started my sprint at 280 metres from the line and suddenly 10 meters from the finish, I felt that Romain had me. I threw my bike on the line, but really, I was not at all confident of my victory.

"Finally, journalists and officials found me and quickly confirmed that I had won. And there was like a deliverance. I cracked. I dropped everything and I cried in the arms of my father who was present at Denain. This victory it needed to happen! ... It's a relief. Finally, I think that Paris-Roubaix has done me good. It does not erase all the early season, but at least it's a start!"

Earlier in the race, a breakaway lasting 140km containing Steven Tronet (Roubaix Lille Metropole), Romain Matheou (Saur-Sojasun), Italian Giorgio Brambila (De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia), Canada's Will Routley (Spidertech Powered By C10), as well as Belgian Grégory Joseph (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator) were allowed to take a three and a half minute lead on the peloton before being reeled in.

 

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun4:32:10 
2Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet  
4Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
5Denis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
6Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
7Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack  
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
9Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
10Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
11Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
12Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
13Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
14Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
15Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Filippo Baggio (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
17Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar  
18Steven Caethoven (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
19Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
20Thomas Vernaeckt (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
21Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team  
22Andrew Fenn (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
23Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
24Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
25Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
26Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
27Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
28Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
29Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
30Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
31Michele Merlo (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
32Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
33Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
34Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
35Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
36Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
37Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ  
38Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
39Evert Verbist (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
40Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad  
41Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
42Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
43Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
44Guillaume Blot (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
45Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
46Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack  
47Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
48Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
49Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha Team  
50Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
51Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
52Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
53Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
54Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly  
55Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
56Kevin Claeys (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
57Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
58Cristiano Benenati (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
59Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
60Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
61Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
62Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad  
63Loïc Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
64Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
65Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
66Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
67Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar  
68Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
69Darijus Dzervus (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly  
70Benoit Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
71Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
72Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
73Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
74Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
75Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ  
76Nicolas Bonnet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
77Anthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
78Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack  
79Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
80Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
81Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
82Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team  
83Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
84Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
85Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
86Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
87Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ  
88Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
89Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
90Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
91Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
92Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
93Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
94Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
95Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
96Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad  
97Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
98John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
99Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
100Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
101Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
102Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
103David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar0:00:21 
104Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:22 
105Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ  
106Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
107Kess Heytens (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
108Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack  
109Stefano Borchi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
110Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:00:27 
111Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:00:29 
112Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
113Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:47 
114Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
115Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
116Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
117Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
118Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
119Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
120Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:01:11 
121Jonathan Breyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:01:16 
122Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:18 
123Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad0:01:25 
124Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:01:29 
125Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:37 
126Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
127Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:02 
128Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
129Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
130Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
131Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:05:12 
132Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:12 
133Bruno Langlois (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:07:53 
DNFMaxime Vantomme (Bel) Katusha Team  
DNFLucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFPetr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
DNFGiorgio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
DNFRyan Roth (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFJens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFSam Bewley (NZl) Team RadioShack  
DNFCharly Vives (Can) Team Spidertech Powered by C10  
DNFFlavio De Luna (Mex) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFJimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFRobbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack  
DNFGatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad  
DNFFabio Piscopiello (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
DNSAndrew Randell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNSJesse Sergent (NZl) Team RadioShack  
DNSGorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNSRuggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
DNSWilliam Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
DNSEgidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole4 pts
2Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
3Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C101 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C104 pts
2Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole2 
3Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole4 pts
2Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C102 
3Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Sprint 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C104 pts
2Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole2 
3Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
Sprint 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C104 pts
2Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet2 
3Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1015 pts
2Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole12 
3Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
4Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet2 
5Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
6Kevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole1 
Coupe de France standings after GP de Denain
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne85 pts
2Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team60 
3Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun50 
4Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ50 
5Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ50 
6Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar50 
7Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller43 
8Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9335 
9Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille35 
10Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller30 
11Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9328 
12Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille25 
13Denis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole23 
14Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9323 
15Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar22 
16Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun21 
17Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ20 
18Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9320 
19Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ18 
20Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ18 
21Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun16 
22Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ12 
23Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller12 
24Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ12 
25Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ12 
26Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller10 
27Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale8 
28Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8 
29Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller6 
30Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar6 
31Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 
32Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun5 
33Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun5 
34Saïd Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar5 
35Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
36Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
37Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano3 
38Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar3 
39Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ3 
40Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ3 
41Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole3 
42Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
Coupe de France young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne85 pts
2Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller43 
3Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9328 
4Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille25 
5Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar22 
6Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ18 
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ12 
8Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller12 
9Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun5 
10Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
11Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole3 
12Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ3 
13Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ3 
14Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar3 
Coupe de France teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1FDJ42 pts
2Bigmat - Auber 9340 
3Bretagne - Schuller39 
4Saur - Sojasun38 
5Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne34 
6Team Europcar31 
7Metropole Roubaix Lille23 
8AG2R - La Mondiale23 

 

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