Viviani wins Bretagne Classic in Plouay

Italian outsprints Kristoff and Colbrelli

Elia Viviani (Team Sky) won the bunch sprint to take the Bretagne Classic – Ouest France in Plouay. He beat out Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida).

It was a day of attack groups, with many forming early and getting away but never for long. Finally Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors), Sylvain Dillier (BMC), Tao Geoghegan Hart (Sky), Arnaud Gérard (Fortuneo-Oscaro), Paul Martens (LottoNL-Jumbo), Jacopo Mosca (Willier Triestina-Selle Italia), Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac) and Petr Vakoc (QuickStep Floors) were able to break away and build up a lead of not quite a minute. Team Sunweb and Dimension Data, neither in that front group, led the chase.

This group too was doomed to failure, and soon only Devenyns and Dillier were left in the lead. With 20 kilometres to go they had only 15 seconds on the reduced chasing peloton. Dillier dropped Devenyns and was then joined by Cyril Gautier (AG2R), Albert Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac), Nathan Haas (Dimension Data), Hector Carretero (Movistar), Pieter Serry (Quick-Step Floors), Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) and Julien Simon (Cofidis). They took 20 seconds with them into the final 10 kilometres.

The field moved closer and closer as the finish line approached. Even though Dillier was up front, BMC lead the chase. Things totally fell apart on the final climb, the Ty-Marrec, and Bettiol jumped to take a lead solo. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) was among a number of riders who made the attempt to bridge to him, but Bettiol crested the climb alone. The pack closed him down at the flamme rouge, however, setting up a closing sprint, with Viviani pulling past Kristoff in the closing metres to take the win.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky5:51:39 
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin  
3Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac  
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb  
6Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo  
7Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data  
8Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
9Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
10Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
11Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
12Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
13Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
14Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data  
15Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-Scott  
16Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team  
17Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
18Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
19Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
20Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
21Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team  
22Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
23Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
24Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors  
25Yoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
26Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
27Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-Scott  
29Jose Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
30Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
31Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
32Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
33Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team  
34Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
36Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
37Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie  
38Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
39Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
40Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
41Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie  
42Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ  
43Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
44Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team  
45Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
46Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
47Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky0:00:13 
48Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:16 
49Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:24 
50Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:00:27 
51Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:33 
52Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
53Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:50 
54Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
56Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:53 
57Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
58Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin  
59Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
60Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
61Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
62Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
63Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
64Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
65Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
66Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
67Romain Hardy (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
68Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
69Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
70Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
71Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
72Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
73Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:08 
74Laurent Pichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:28 
75Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:29 
76Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:30 
77Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data0:02:09 
78Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
79Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
80Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ  
81Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
82Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates  
83Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
84Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
85Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain-Merida  
86Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:02:53 
87Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
88Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:55 
89Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
90Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
91Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:03:43 
92Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
93Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida  
94Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
95Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-Scott  
96Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
97Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
98Clement Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:45 
99Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky0:04:06 
100Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott  
101Nathan Van Hooydonck0:04:26 
102Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:05:00 
103Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky0:06:16 
104Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:06:47 
105Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:07:49 
106Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
107Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb  
108Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin  
109Mitch Docker (Aus) Orica-Scott  
110Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
111Petr Vakoc (Cze) Quick-Step Floors  
112Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:13:01 
113Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
114David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ  
115Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ  
116Manuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
117Edward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
118Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
119Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie0:14:15 
120Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac  
121Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
122Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:20:05 
DNFOliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFRudy Barbier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFFrançois Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFChristophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFSebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
DNFDavide Cimolai (Ita) FDJ  
DNFJacopo Guarnieri (Ita) FDJ  
DNFArnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ  
DNFMatthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
DNFRiccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
DNFDaniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
DNFOscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
DNFMoreno Moser (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
DNFTruls Korsaeth (Nor) Astana Pro Team  
DNFAmael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
DNFDavid Per (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
DNFNiccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
DNFBorut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
DNFPascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
DNFSam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe  
DNFErik Baska (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
DNFJuraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
DNFRüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
DNFNatnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data  
DNFRyan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
DNFJaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data  
DNFJohann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
DNFTosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFSean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFMoreno Hofland (Ned) Lotto Soudal  
DNFJasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFJelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFDayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
DNFGorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFMichael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott  
DNFCaleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott  
DNFAlexander Edmondson (Aus) Orica-Scott  
DNFBryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie  
DNFPerrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie  
DNFJhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin  
DNFMads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin  
DNFNicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFMarco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFPaolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFLuca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFPhilip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
DNFDanny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky  
DNFLukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky  
DNFOliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
DNFElie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
DNFDaniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
DNFChristophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFFlorian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFRoy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNFSimon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb  
DNFRamon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNFBert De Backer (Bel) Team Sunweb  
DNFAlbert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNFFabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFMarco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFMads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFGregory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFJasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFEugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina  
DNFJakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
DNFAlberto Cecchin (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
DNFFilippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
DNFFrederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFAndrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFGatis Smukulis (Lat) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFJulien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFDelio Fernandez (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFRomain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFThierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFAngel Madrazo (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  

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