Dumoulin claims GP de Plumilec-Morbihan

Geslin, Simon out-sprinted

Samuel Dumoulin reversed the negative feelings of AG2R-La Mondiale with a sprint victory in the Grand Prix of Plumelec. The win comes a week after the team run by his father-in-law Vincent Lavenu announced its withdrawal from the Criterium du Dauphiné due to the rules of the MPCC (Movement for a Credible Cycling) following the positive dope test of Sylvain Georges for heptaminol at the Giro d'Italia. The latter seduced the Pro Team from the French Alps when he won in Plumelec two years ago while riding for BigMat-Auber 93.

"This win comes at the right time for AG2R which is having a bad time," Dumoulin said at the finishing line. "We also hadn't won much so far this year [only four races with Dumoulin himself in stage 5 of the Etoile de Bessèges, Jean-Christophe Péraud in stage 4 of the Tour Méditerranéen, Blel Kadri at Roma Maxima and Maxime Bouet in stage 1 of the Giro del Trentino]. There are some affairs but cycling is a beautiful sport and we do it the best way we can."

At the top of the Cadoudal hill where Bernard Hinault claimed the prologue of the 1985 Tour de France, Dumoulin outsprinted Anthony Geslin of FDJ and Sojasun's Julien Simon who won this race last year ahead of Dumoulin. "I had the experience of having finished second and third here previously," Dumoulin noted. "For me, Plumelec is the nicest of the French cup races because of the environment and the big crowd.

"Many people wished me to win today and, luckily, my team believed in me more than I did myself. We were the first team in action behind the breakaway [formed of Jean-Albert Carnevali of Vérandas Willems, César Bihel from Differdange and BigMat-Auber 93's Théo Vimpère who got more than ten minutes lead]. In the last climb, I believed so little in my capacities of winning that I never looked back and it paid off."

"With 300 metres to go, Simon and Matthieu Ladagnous touched each other and were close to falling down," Geslin described. "I was following Simon, that's why I started sprinting a bit later than Dumoulin. Then we were at the same speed. It's always a disappointment to come second but there are many more legs of the French cup, starting with the Boucles de l'Aulne tomorrow. Now that I'm leading [with 113 points ahead of Dumoulin with 10], the French cup becomes an objective. It's going to be an interesting duel with Dumoulin but what I'll firstly try is to win races."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale4:30:08 
2Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ  
3Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun  
4Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
5Yannick Martinez (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
6Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
7Remi Cusin (Fra) IAM Cycling  
8Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
9Cyrille Patoux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
10Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural  
11Arnaud Gérard (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
12Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:10 
13Guillaume Faucon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
14Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
15Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
16Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
17Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
18Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) FDJ  
19Emiel Dolfsma (Ned) Rabobank Development Team  
20Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
21José Gonçalves (Por) La Pomme Marseille  
22Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling  
23Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:17 
24Klaas Sys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:00:18 
25Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun  
26Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun  
27Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:00:22 
28Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:00:25 
29Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
30Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
31Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat-Auber 930:00:28 
32Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun0:00:29 
33Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:00:39 
34Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
35Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Caja Rural0:00:46 
36Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
37Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:49 
38Jean-Albert Carnevali (Bel) Verandas Willems  
39César Bihel (Fra) Team Differdange - Losch0:00:52 
40Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar  
41Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat-Auber 930:01:05 
42Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:15 
43Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:34 
44Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:14 
45Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun0:04:16 
46Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun  
47Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:31 
48Julien Duval (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:05:25 
49Yoann Paillot (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
50Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems  
51Jason Bakke (RSA) La Pomme Marseille  
52Christian Helming (Lux) Team Differdange - Losch  
53Antoine Lavieu (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
54Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
55Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
56Francisco Javier Moreno Allue (Spa) Caja Rural  
57Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Rabobank Development Team  
58Johan Coenen (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch  
59Niels Wubben (Ned) Rabobank Development Team  
60Vincent Baestaens (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
61Mike Teunissen (Ned) Rabobank Development Team  
62Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
63Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
64Nicolas Bazin (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
65Gilles Devillers (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
66Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
67Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
68Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
69Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems  
70Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
71Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
72Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
73Etienne Tortelier (Fra) Sojasun  
74Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
75Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar  
76Janis Dakteris (Lat) Team Differdange - Losch  
77Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
78Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
79Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
80Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
81Reinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-Euphony0:05:32 
82Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:05:34 
83Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:41 
84Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural0:08:22 
DNFJonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun  
DNFAxel Domont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
DNFJulian Kern (Ger) Ag2R La Mondiale  
DNFArnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
DNFBert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFBarry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFBoy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFKenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFGaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFGiovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFYelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural  
DNFPeeters Kevin (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFJoeri Stallaert (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFKevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFKevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling  
DNFPirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
DNFAlexandr Pliuschin (Mda) IAM Cycling  
DNFRomain Bacon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
DNFFabien Bacquet (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
DNFDimitri Le Boulch (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
DNFJulien Antomarchi (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFJoshua Berry (USA) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFThomas Rostollan (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFLoic Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFMorgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFRudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFMaxime Le Montagner (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFMyron Simpson (NZl) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFGediminas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFVytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFSascha Weber (Ger) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFStan Godrie (Ned) Rabobank Development Team  
DNFMerijn Korevaar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team  
DNFMarco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank Development Team  
DNFGert Lodewijks (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFNicolas Mertz (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFOlivier Poppe (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFKévin Thome (Bel) Verandas Willems  

 

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