Kristoff wins GP Ouest France Plouay

Katusha sprinter on fine form ahead of Worlds

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) claimed his 20th victory of the season in Plouay after missing out on a second stage win at the Arctic Race of Norway and finishing second to André Greipel at the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg. He outsprinted Italy's Simone Ponzi (Southeast) and Ramunas Navardauskas (Cannondale-Garmin) on the famous finishing line of the 2000 World Championships.

"I knew there was a possibility because I had done GP Plouay three times already but I didn't see myself as a favourite,” Kristoff said. "Last year, it was a winning breakaway. At the end, my team kept me safe. It was quite dangerous going to the finish because of all the guys coming from behind but I received a great lead out from Marco [Haller] and Jacopo [Guarnieri] as usual."

"It's a really hard race here. It was a bunch sprint at the end but I wasn't sure if I could overcome the last climb. I'm really happy that I managed to do it. I was not confident in bringing the race back together."

"My twentieth win is a big one," Kristoff also told Cyclingnews. "To win in the World Tour is always great. I'm really happy about that. Now I'm looking forward to the twenty-first victory. The World Championship is my next big goal." 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha5:31:32 
2Simone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
3Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
4Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
5Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
6Anthony Roux (Fra)  
7Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
8Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
9Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
10Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica GreenEdge  
11Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
12Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
13Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
14Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
15Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
16Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
18Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
19Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
20Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
21Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
22Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
23Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
24Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
25Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
26Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
27Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
28Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
29Mauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
30Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
31Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
32Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
33Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
34Björn Leukemans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
35Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
36Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team  
37Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
38Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
39Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
40Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
41Karel Hnik (Cze) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
42Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
43Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
44Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team  
45Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
46Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
48Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
49Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
50Arthur Vichot (Fra)  
51Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
52Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
53Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
54Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
55Luca Wackermann (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
56Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
57Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
58José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
59David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky  
60Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
61Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
62Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha  
63Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge  
64Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
65Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
66Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge  
67Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
68Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
69Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
70Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:12 
71Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:20 
72Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
73Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
74Andrea Fedi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:00:28 
75Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
76Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
77Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
78Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre-Merida  
79Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
80Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
81Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
82Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
83Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
84Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
85Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
86Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
87Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
88Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
89Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  
90Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team0:03:50 
91Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling  
92Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling  
93Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
94Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
96Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
97Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
98Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
99Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky  
100Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
101Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
102Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
103Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
104Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
105Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
106Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing  
107Cédric Pineau (Fra)  
108Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
109Johan Le Bon (Fra)  
110Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
111Martin Mortensen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:07:33 
112Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
113Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
114Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
115Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
116Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
117Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
118Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing  
119Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
120Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
121Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
122Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
123Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
124Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:09:00 
125Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
126Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
127Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:17:15 
DNFStefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
DNFDries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling  
DNFJonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
DNFGiorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
DNFSamuele Conti (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
DNFFrancis Mourey (Fra)  
DNFMatthieu Ladagnous (Fra)  
DNFAnthony Geslin (Fra)  
DNFBenoît Vaugrenard (Fra)  
DNFValerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
DNFMoreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
DNFBrian Bulgac (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
DNFRobert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
DNFBarry Markus (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
DNFBen Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
DNFStefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNFLoic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
DNFNathan Haas (Aus) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFSebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFRuben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFAxel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFBen Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFQuentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFLinus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
DNFAlex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
DNFRasmus Christian Quaade (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
DNFStig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFAlex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
DNFGorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFIon Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFBenat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFTony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
DNFChristian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge  
DNFBrett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
DNFGiovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFThomas Boudat (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFAlexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFCaleb Fairly (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
DNFCarter Jones (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
DNFCheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin  
DNFMarcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
DNFTom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
DNFMaxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
DNFDmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
DNFAnton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha  
DNFRudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
DNFElia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
DNFMichal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
DNFNikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
DNFJonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
DNFAnthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFKenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFJan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida  
DNFFumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFStijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFFabio Felline (Ita) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFCalvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing  
DNFMaciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFStefan Schumacher (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFTomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFFrederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFRoy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFFrancis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  


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