Devenyns takes IAM Cycling's first victory of 2016

Pinot out-sprinted by Belgian, Planckaert leads peloton for third

Dries Devenyns handed IAM Cycling its first victory of the 2016 season, taking out the win in the GP la Marseillaise over FDJ's Thibaut Pinot. It was the Belgian's first victory since a stage of the Tour of Austria in 2009, and only his second victory of his professional career.

The day's early breakaway consisted of Daniel Diaz (Delko Marseille-Provence KTM), Jérôme Mainard (Armée de Terre), Flavien Dassonville (HP BTP-Auber 93) and Jérôme Cousin (Cofidis), but the quartet were captured ahead of the new climb with 45km to go, the Col des Crêtes. It was here that Devenyns went on the attack, but FDJ kept the pace high, and launched Pinot across on the Col de Gineste before the high-speed, downhill finale.

"I have waited for this victory for a long time, too long," Devenyns said of the win. "I was motivated and have been able to train well throughout the winter. In the sprint, I got out of the saddle to give the impression that I was launching, and then Thibaut took the lead. I managed to get back onto his wheel and gave everything I had left in my legs to edge him on the line. I had the heart to win because the entire team was really tremendous today. We definitely rolled up our sleeves and it paid off."

Devenyns out-kicked Pinot, while the peloton was led home by Baptiste Planckaert (Wallonie-Bruxelles) 42 seconds later.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dries Devenyns (Bel) IAM Cycling3:31:43 
2Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
3Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:00:42 
4Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
5Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
6Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
7Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
9Gaetan Bille (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
10Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
11Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne de Lille  
12Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
13Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
15Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
16Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
17Kévin Lebreton (Fra) Armee de Terre  
18Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
19Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
20Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
21Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
22Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Clément Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  
24Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
26Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ  
27Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
28Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Jérôme Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
31Boris Dron (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
32Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
33Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
34Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne de Lille  
35Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
36Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:51:00 
37David Menut (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:01:23 
38Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
39Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:26 
40Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
41Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
42Timothy Dupont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:01:56 
43Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
44Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling  
45Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
46Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee de Terre  
47Yoann Barbas (Fra) Armee de Terre  
48Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO  
49Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
50Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne de Lille  
51Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
52Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
53Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
54Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
55Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
56Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee de Terre  
57Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
58Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie  
59Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
60Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
61Alo Jakin (Est) HP-BTP Auber 93  
62Olivier Pardini (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
63Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
64Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
65Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) FDJ  
66Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
67Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ  
68Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
69Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
70Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:29 
71Yann Guyot (Fra) Armee de Terre  
72Thomas Rostollan (Fra) Armee de Terre  
73Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
74Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:08:01 
75Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
76Brecht Dhaene (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
77Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:10:48 
78Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
79Florent Pereira (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne de Lille  
80Jérôme Mainard (Fra) Armee de Terre  
81Jérémy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie  
82Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
83Sander Cordeel (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
84Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post - Chain Reaction  
85Calvin Watson (Aus) An Post - Chain Reaction  
86Stef Van Zummeren (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
87Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
88Miguel Angel Benito Diez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
89Diego Rubio Hernandez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
90Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
91Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
92Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
93Maxime Cam (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
94Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Kévin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
96Dries De Bondt (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
97Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
98Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
99Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
100Jacob Scott (GBr) An Post - Chain Reaction0:13:24 
101Gaëtan Pons (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:14:49 
102Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
103Connor Mcconvey (Irl) An Post - Chain Reaction  
104Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling  
105Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) An Post - Chain Reaction  
106Florent Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
107Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne de Lille  
108Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
109Francisco Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
110Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
111Daan Myngheer (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne de Lille  
112Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
113Julien Duval (Fra) Armee de Terre  
114Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
115Maxime Farazijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
116Louis Verhelst (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne de Lille  
117Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ  
118Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
119Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
120Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
OTLOliver Kent-Spark (Aus) An Post - Chain Reaction0:18:06 
OTLKai Reus (Ned) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
OTLJari Verstraeten (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
OTLEmiel Wastyn (Bel) An Post - Chain Reaction  
OTLJulien Dechesne (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO  
OTLChristophe Laborie (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
OTLFabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie  
OTLChristophe Premont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
OTLMatthias Legley (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:24:54 
DNFSean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFMickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ  
DNFDaniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ  
DNFRuben Pols (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFJonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
DNFMaxime Renault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
DNFDieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne de Lille  
DNFJack Wilson (Irl) An Post - Chain Reaction  
DNFJustin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic-AGO  
DNFAntoine Leleu (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO  
DNFYannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO  
DNFRobin Mertens (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO  
DNSJonathan Breyne (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO  


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