Demare wins stage 2 at La Méditerranéenne

FDJ sprinter takes the overall lead

Arnaud Demare (FDJ) won the second stage at La Méditerranéenne from a bunch sprint in Port Vendres on Friday. He stormed to the finish line ahead of teammate Mickael Delage and AG2r La Mondiale's Jan Bakelants.

FDJ won the opening team time trial on Thursday, making this their second consecutive win. Matthieu Ladagnous was the first of his FDJ team to cross the finish line during the team time trial and so was the first leader of the event, but Demare's sprint victory has now bumped him up into the overall lead.

Stage 2 of the four-day race offered the peloton a 157.6km route from Banyuls-sur-Mer to Port-Vendres. A two-man breakaway set off early in the race with Luca Sterbini (Bardiani CSF) and Yannick Mayer (Veranclassic - AGO). Their gap grew to five minutes at the 100km mark, and it hovered there for awhile, but then began to fall during the last half of the race.

The pair clung onto a two-minute lead with roughly 30km to go, but teams with strong sprinters set up for the bunch sprint in the closing kilometres and eventually put an end to the two-man move.

FDJ, already proven to be a strong unit in the team time trial, put together another display of superb teamwork bringing Demare and Delage to a one-two finish. 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ4:19:29 
2Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ  
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
5Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
6Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie  
7Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
8Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
10Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie  
11Jon Ander Insausti Irastorza (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
12Romain Feillu (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
13Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic-AGO  
14Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
15Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
16Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Armee De Terre  
17Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
18Francesc Zurita (Spa) Team Vorarlberg  
19Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
20Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
21Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
22Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
23Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ  
24Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
25Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
26Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
27Adrian Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
28Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Eros Capecchi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
30Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
31Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie  
32Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie  
33César Bihel (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
34Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
35Yann Guyot (Fra) Armee De Terre  
36Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
37Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Team Vorarlberg  
38Pierrick Naud (Can) Rally Cycling  
39Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
41Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
42Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
43Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
44Daan Myngheer (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
45Yoann Barbas (Fra) Armee De Terre  
46Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
47Guillaume Thévenot (Fra) Direct Energie  
48Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ  
49Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ  
50Jerome Mainard (Fra) Armee De Terre  
51Danny Pate (USA) Rally Cycling  
52Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
53Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
54Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
55Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO  
56Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
57Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
58Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
59Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
61Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
62Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling  
63Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling  
64Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
65Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
66Christophe Laborie (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
67Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling0:01:27 
68Felix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:01:33 
69Egan Arley Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
70Maxime Cam (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:34 
71Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:47 
72Adam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling0:01:54 
73Julien Guay (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
74Rayane Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:10 
75Alo Jakin (Est) HP-BTP Auber 93  
76Kenny Bouvry (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:02:11 
77Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO  
78Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:15 
79Florent Pereira (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
80Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
81Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:02:39 
82Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
83Clément Penven (Fra) Armee De Terre  
84Kevin Lebreton (Fra) Armee De Terre  
85Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
86Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
87Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:03:01 
88Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:10 
89Eneko Lizarralde (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
90Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
91Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
92Tom Zirbel (USA) Rally Cycling0:03:48 
93Zolt Der (Hun) Team Vorarlberg0:03:52 
94Frédéric Brun (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:00 
95Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling0:04:01 
96Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:04:12 
97Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
98Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
99Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
100Maxime Renault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:04:15 
101Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:04:21 
102Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:04:46 
103Peio Olaberria (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:05:01 
104Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
105Aritz Bagües (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:05:03 
106Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:06:14 
107Lukas Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg0:06:16 
108Manuel Porzner (Ger) Team Vorarlberg  
109Thomas Rostollan (Fra) Armee De Terre0:06:22 
110Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:02 
111Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:07:54 
112Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
113Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
114Sam Lennertz (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO  
115Julien Deschesne (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:08:19 
116Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee De Terre  
117Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
118Daniel Lehner (Aut) Team Vorarlberg  
119Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
120Massimo Vanderaerden (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:08:29 
121Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFLouis Verhelst (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
DNFNicolas Winter (Swi) Team Vorarlberg  
Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO6 pts
2Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF4 
3Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2 
Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ25 pts
2Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ20 
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale16 
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ14 
5Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team12 
6Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie10 
7Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille9 
8Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team8 
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec7 
10Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie6 
11Jon Ander Insausti Irastorza (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias5 
12Romain Feillu (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 934 
13Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic-AGO3 
14Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2 
15Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Mountain 1 - Col de Tautavel
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF10 pts
2Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO8 
3Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias6 
Mountain 2 - Col de Vingrau
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF6 pts
2Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO4 
3Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2 
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ4:25:29 
2Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ  
3Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
4Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
5Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
6Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
7Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
8Eros Capecchi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
9Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
10Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ  
11Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
12Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:08 
13Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie  
14Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
15Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie  
16Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie  
17Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
18Guillaume Thévenot (Fra) Direct Energie  
19Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ0:00:09 
20Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:00:11 
21Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
22Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
23Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
24Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
25Daan Myngheer (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
26Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
27Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
28Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
29Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:16 
30Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
31Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
32Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
33Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:18 
34Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Pierrick Naud (Can) Rally Cycling  
36Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
37Danny Pate (USA) Rally Cycling  
38Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling  
40Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling  
41Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ0:00:19 
42Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:21 
43Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
44Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
45Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:22 
46Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
47Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:24 
48Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
49Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
50Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
51Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
52Romain Feillu (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:00:26 
53Francesc Zurita (Spa) Team Vorarlberg  
54Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
55César Bihel (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
56Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
57Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Team Vorarlberg  
58Julien Guay (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
59Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
60Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:30 
62Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
63Jon Ander Insausti Irastorza (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:00:32 
64Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
65Adrian Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
66Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:34 
67Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Armee De Terre0:00:35 
68Yann Guyot (Fra) Armee De Terre  
69Yoann Barbas (Fra) Armee De Terre  
70Jerome Mainard (Fra) Armee De Terre  
71Christophe Laborie (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:38 
72Daniel Lehner (Aut) Team Vorarlberg0:00:47 
73Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic-AGO0:00:57 
74Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO  
75Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling0:01:45 
76Maxime Cam (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:50 
77Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:02:03 
78Egan Arley Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:02:07 
79Adam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling0:02:12 
80Felix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:02:25 
81Florent Pereira (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:02:26 
82Alo Jakin (Est) HP-BTP Auber 930:02:36 
83Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:45 
84Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:02:55 
85Kenny Bouvry (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:03:08 
86Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO  
87Rayane Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:09 
88Clément Penven (Fra) Armee De Terre0:03:14 
89Kevin Lebreton (Fra) Armee De Terre  
90Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:03:22 
91Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:28 
92Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
93Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
94Eneko Lizarralde (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:04:05 
95Tom Zirbel (USA) Rally Cycling0:04:06 
96Frédéric Brun (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:16 
97Zolt Der (Hun) Team Vorarlberg0:04:18 
98Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling0:04:23 
99Maxime Renault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:04:41 
100Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:04:42 
101Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
102Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
103Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:04:46 
104Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:05:05 
105Aritz Bagües (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:05:35 
106Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:05:39 
107Peio Olaberria (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:06:00 
108Lukas Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg0:06:42 
109Thomas Rostollan (Fra) Armee De Terre0:06:57 
110Manuel Porzner (Ger) Team Vorarlberg0:07:03 
111Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:07:05 
112Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:24 
113Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:08:18 
114Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:08:30 
115Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:08:32 
116Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:08:36 
117Sam Lennertz (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:08:51 
118Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
119Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee De Terre0:08:54 
120Massimo Vanderaerden (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:09:27 
121Julien Deschesne (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:09:50 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ25 pts
2Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ20 
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale16 
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ14 
5Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team12 
6Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie10 
7Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille9 
8Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team8 
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec7 
10Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO6 
11Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie6 
12Jon Ander Insausti Irastorza (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias5 
13Romain Feillu (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 934 
14Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF4 
15Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic-AGO3 
16Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2 
17Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2 
18Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF16 pts
2Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO12 
3Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias6 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1FDJ12:58:27 
2Astana Pro Team  
3Direct Energie  
4Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
5Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
6HP-BTP Auber 93  
7Ag2R La Mondiale  
8Armee De Terre  
9Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
10Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Li  
11Delko Marseille Provence Ktm  
12Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
13Rally Cycling  
14Bardiani CSF  
15Veranclassic-AGO0:02:11 
16Team Vorarlberg0:03:52 

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