Chavanel wins GP Ouest France-Plouay

Fedi and Vichot round out the podium

Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) won the GP Ouest France-Plouay held on Sunday in France. The Frenchman won the WorldTour race ahead of Italy's Andrea Fedi (Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo) and compatriot Arthur Vichot (

Chavanel won the race from a select group of seven riders that launched off the front of the field on the final climb of the 235km race. He waited patiently for the final few hundred meters before timing his sprint to perfection and crossing the line with the win.

It was a successful week for Chavanel, who recently won the overall title at the five-stage Tour du Poitou-Charentes that ended on Friday in Poitiers.

“It’s great. I honestly didn’t think I’d win because I was sure the race would end in a sprint,” Chavanel said. 

“I’d decided not to make any big efforts and to wait for the final three laps and then ride a smart race. It’s been a fantastic week for me. I won on my local roads at the Tour du Poitou-Charentes and then the GP Ouest-France.”

Chavanel’s breakaway companions included Fedi and Vichot, who were also on the podium, along with Cyril Gauthier (Europcar), Julian Alaphilippe (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Tim Wellens (Lotto Belisol) and Ben Hermans (BMC).

The main field nearly caught the winning breakaway but was just two seconds short. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) took the sprint for eighth place.

After racing at the Tour of Britain, which is coming up from September 7 to 14, Chavanel will likely compete in both time trial and the road race at the world championships held from September 21 to 28 in Ponferrada, Spain.

“Why not?” Chavanel said in a UCI press release. “Now I’m going to ride the Tour of Britain without any pressure and then spend some time at home. I’m motivated.”

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), who is competing at the Vuelta a España, is currently leading the WorldTour ranking with a total of 462 points. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), also at the Vuelta, is second with 407 points and Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) is third with 392 points.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling5:38:26 
2Andrea Fedi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo  
3Arthur Vichot (Fra)  
4Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
5Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
6Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
7Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
8Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha0:00:02 
9Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
10Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
11Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
12Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
13Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
14Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra)  
15Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (Rsa) Team Giant-Shimano  
16Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team  
17Enrique Sanz (Esp) Movistar Team  
18Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
19Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano  
20Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
21Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
22Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
23Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
24Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
25Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
26Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
27Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp  
28Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
29Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
30Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
31Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
32Ben Swift (Gbr) Team Sky  
33Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
34Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol  
35Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
36Yoann Offredo (Fra)  
37Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
38Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
39Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
40Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
42Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
43Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
44Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
45Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
46Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
47Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
48Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale  
49Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
50Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Esp) Movistar Team  
51Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
52Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
53Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge  
54Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
55Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
56Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
57Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida  
58Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling  
59Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale  
60Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky  
61Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
62Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
64Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
65Pablo Lastras Garcia (Esp) Movistar Team  
66Mauro Finetto (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo  
67Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing  
68Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
69Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
70Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
71Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
72Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
73Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
74Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
75Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
76Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
77Björn Leukemans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
78Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
79Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
80Nicki Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
81Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
82Martin Kohler (Sui) BMC Racing Team  
83Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
84Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
85Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
86Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:11 
87Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
88Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
89Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo  
90Jesus Herrada Lopez (Esp) Movistar Team  
91Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
92Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
93Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Garmin Sharp  
94Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
95Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:00:39 
96Tyler Farrar (Usa) Garmin Sharp  
97Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky0:01:10 
98Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:13 
99Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
100Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing  
101Laurent Pichon (Fra)  
102Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
103Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano  
104Jos Van Emden (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
105Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin Sharp  
107Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Esp) Movistar Team  
108Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
109Rafael Valls Ferri (Esp) Lampre-Merida  
110Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
111Anthony Geslin (Fra)  
112Bradley Wiggins (Gbr) Team Sky  
113Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
114Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:01:24 
115Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:31 
116Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing0:01:51 
117Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:12 
118Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:22 
119Francesco Failli (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo  
120Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
121Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
122Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:02:50 
123Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
124John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
125Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale  
126Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha  
127Jack Bauer (Nzl) Garmin Sharp  
128Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:03:32 
129Andrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani-CSF0:04:03 
130Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
131Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
132Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica Greenedge0:05:01 
133Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
134Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team0:05:44 
135Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale  
136Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
137Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
138Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
139Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
140Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:06:37 
141Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
142Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale  
143Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani-CSF0:07:46 
144Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:07 
145Rick Flens (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:08:49 
146Svein Tuft (Can) Orica Greenedge  
147Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha  
148Samuele Conti (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo  
149Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
150Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Garmin Sharp0:09:23 
DNFLuca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
DNFFabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFStijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFGrégory Rast (Sui) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFMaxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
DNFAlessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
DNFLars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFBarry Markus (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFBram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFStephen Cummings (Gbr) BMC Racing Team  
DNFMichel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
DNFMoreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale  
DNFPierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra)  
DNFRaymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin Sharp  
DNFDayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
DNFThomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
DNFLuke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
DNFMichael Hepburn (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
DNFDamien Howson (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
DNFJens Mouris (Ned) Orica Greenedge  
DNFCheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano  
DNFPetr Ignatenko (Rus) Team Katusha  
DNFIan Boswell (Usa) Team Sky  
DNFNathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
DNFRichie Porte (Aus) Team Sky  
DNFJean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
DNFJérémy Bescond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFAdrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFClément Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFMartin Elmiger (Sui) IAM Cycling  
DNFKevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling  
DNFThomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling  
DNFFrancesco Chicchi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo  
DNFAndrea Dal Col (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo  
DNFSimone Ponzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo  
DNFStefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani-CSF  
DNFThomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFKevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFJan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  


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