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Geschke wins GP du Canton d'Argovie

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Dillier and Baugnies fill out podium

Simon Geschke (Giant-Shimano) won his first race in three years with a sprint victory over Silvan Dillier (BMC) and Jérôme Baugnies (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) after teammate Georg Preidler controlled the select breakaway of 25-riders which formed on the last of the 12 laps around Gippengen. Geschke had the fastest finish in the bunch to continue the winning ways of Giant-Shimano.

"It is a big relief to win today as I have gone close many times but I haven't had a win since 2011," Geschke said. "It was a tough race with a hard parcours and also a good field but the team was great today and Georg did an awesome job to control at the end.

"My legs were not great at the start of the day but they came round as the race went on and it looks like I have recovered well from the Giro. I was feeling good during the week and was confident of being able to go for a result but it is not the same feeling as when you're racing.

"I have to thank the team for believing in me and my ability to score results. The riders and staff have kept supporting me and give me freedom in races like this to learn and develop, and also to go for the win. It's nice to pay everyone back with a victory."



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# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 4:31:14  
2 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
3 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
4 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing    
5 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge    
6 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
7 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura    
8 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
9 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha    
10 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
11 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
12 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling    
13 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
14 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano    
15 Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (Col) Colombia    
16 Edward Fabian Diaz Cardenas (Col) Colombia    
17 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
19 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
20 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka    
21 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Garmin Sharp    
22 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
23 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin Sharp    
24 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida    
25 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:00:05  
26 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia    
27 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:00:10  
28 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team    
29 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:13  
30 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:23  
31 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
32 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
33 Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling    
34 Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
35 Nino Schurter (Swi) Orica GreenEdge    
36 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
37 Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
38 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka    
39 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge    
40 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 0:01:14  
41 Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:52  
42 Fabian Lienhard (Swi) 0:01:57  
43 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp    
44 Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp    
45 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
46 Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
47 Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
48 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura    
49 Antonio Parrinello (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
50 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha    
51 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
52 Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
53 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
54 Simon Pellaud (Swi) 0:02:36  
55 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:03:05  
56 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
57 Jeffry Johan Romero Corredor (Col) Colombia    
58 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
59 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp - Endura    
60 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
61 Mirco Saggiorato (Swi) Team Stölting    
62 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team Netapp - Endura    
63 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
64 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:42  
65 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
66 Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
67 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
68 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
69 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:43  
70 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing    
71 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida    
72 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
73 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling 0:06:47  
74 Tom Bohli (Swi) 0:07:42  
75 Lukas Spengler (Swi)    
76 Théry Schir (Swi)    
77 Jonathan Paredes (Col) Colombia    
78 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano    
79 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:11:13  
80 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:15:43  
81 Darwin Ferney Pantoja Tobar (Col) Colombia    
82 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp    
83 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
84 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
85 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha    
86 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
87 Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
88 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale    
89 Simon Zahner (Swi)    
90 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
91 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling    
92 Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
93 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin Sharp    
94 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team Netapp - Endura    
95 Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
96 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
97 Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling    
98 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia    
99 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
100 Jan Keller (Swi)    
101 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha    
102 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Team Giant-Shimano    
103 Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
104 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing    
105 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
106 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
107 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
108 Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
109 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale    
110 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin Sharp    
111 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team    
112 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano    
113 Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
114 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano    
DNF Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
DNF Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
DNF Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha    
DNF Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
DNF Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura    
DNF Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
DNF Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Duber Armando Quintero Artunduaga (Col) Colombia    
DNF Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling    
DNF Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha    
DNF Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
DNF Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka    
DNF Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
DNF Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura    
DNF Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida    
DNF Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura    
DNF Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka