Cappelle powers to Polynormandie win

Vachon maintains Coupe de France lead

Andy Cappelle from the continental Belgian team Verandas Willems managed to beat riders who were highly motivated to win the French cup race La Polynormande organised by the famous race commentator Daniel Mangeas in his village of Saint-Martin-de-Landelles.

In the final front group and fresh from the Tour de France, Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Sébastien Minard (Cofidis) and Benoît Vaugrenard (FDJ) even missed the top three behind runners up Jérémie Galland and Romain Hardy from the local teams Saur-Sojasun and Bretagne-Schuller.

Cappelle attacked several times at the end and the right one was with 800 metres to go. "I think the finale was to my advantage," the 31-year-old from De Panne told Cyclingnews. "I love France and French races suit me. This is my nicest victory because it's at category 1 level. I think the Tour de France riders were mentally tired after three weeks of hard racing every day. I also believe they have watched each other at the end because it was a French cup race."

The French riders denied any such attitude. Hardy, 21, had a different explanation: "I've not believed enough in my capacities to win. I should have taken more initiative at the end. It's disappointing. I'm place regularly, but I'm bitter about not winning," said the neo-pro from Bretagne-Schuller who was fourth in the Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia last week.

A breakaway group was formed in the early part of the race. 22 riders opened the road: Sandy Casar and Benoît Vaugrenard (FDJ), Stéphane Augé, Sébastien Minard, Tristan Valentin and Yoann Bagot (Cofidis), Yuriy Trofimov (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Julien Bérard and Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Bert Scheirlinckx (Landbouwkrediet), Jimmy Casper, Anthony Delaplace and Jérémie Galland (Saud-Sojasun), Romain Lemarchard and Nadir Haddou (BigMat-Auber 93), Mathieu Boulo (Roubaix-Lille-Métropole), Romain Hardy, Sébastien Duret and Jean-Luc Delpech (Bretagne-Schuller), Andy Capelle and Gregory Habeaux (Vérandas Willems), and Edouard Louyest (French national team).

As the peloton was coming closer with 50 kilometres to go, Augé, Delaplace and Scheirlinckx gave a new start to the breakaway. Once they got caught, a counter attack led by Vaugrenard took shape. The riders who did the Tour de France had an advantage over those who just resumed racing after a break. Six riders accompanied Vaugrenard: Minard, Mondory, Galland, Capelle, Hardy and Delpech.

Cappelle eventually took Verandas Willems' revenge after the narrowly missed win by Stefan van Dijk who was second to Matthieu Ladagnous by just a centimetre one year ago. He rejoined on the record book at the race of his current directeur sportif Lucien van Impe who came first in 1981 but La Polynormande was an after Tour criterium at the time.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems3:40:49 
2Jérémy Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:03 
3Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale  
5Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne0:00:09 
6Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ  
7Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:29 
8Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale0:01:58 
9Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
10Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems0:02:00 
11Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:03 
12Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:06 
13Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
14Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
15Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
16Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:02:17 
17Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:23 
18Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:05 
19Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
20Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R - La mondiale  
21Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
22Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
23Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
24Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
25Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
26Christopher De Souza (Fra) Equipe de France  
27Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
28Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
29Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
30Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
31Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale  
32Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
33Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
34Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Verandas Willems  
35Romain Bardet (Fra) Equipe de France  
36Cédric Collaers (Bel) Verandas Willems  
37Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
38Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
39Julien Guay (Fra) Equipe de France  
40Loic Desriac (Fra) Equipe de France  
41Oleksandr Sheydyk (Ukr) ISD Continental Team  
42Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale  
43Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
44Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
45Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Continental Cycling Team Differdange  
46Mikael Chérel (Fra) FDJ  
47Artem Topchanyuk (Ukr) ISD Continental Team  
48Nicolas Capedepuy (Fra) FDJ  
49Yoann Michaud (Fra) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
50Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
51Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
52Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
53Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
54Grégory Barteau (Fra) Landbouwkrediet  
55Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
56Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
57Christian Poos (Lux) Continental Cycling Team Differdange  
58Denys Karnulin (Ukr) ISD Continental Team  
59Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Verandas Willems  
60Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
61Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
62Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Equipe de France  
63Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ  
64Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
65Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
66Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
67David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
68Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R - La mondiale  
69Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
70Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale  
71Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:05:17 
72Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Verandas Willems  
73Sven Van Den Houtte (Bel) Verandas Willems  
74Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:24 
75Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
76Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ  
77Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
78Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
79Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
80Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
81Julien Foisnet (Fra) Equipe de France  
82Yoann Barbas (Fra) Equipe de France  
83Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
84Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:05:30 
85Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:05:37 
86Edouard Louyest (Fra) Equipe de France0:05:42 
87Kenji Itami (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor0:05:45 
88Kevin Reza (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
HDMasaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
DNFCédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFDieter Capelle (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFAnatoli Pakhtusov (Bel) ISD Continental Team  
DNFSébastien Harbonnier (Fra) Continental Cycling Team Differdange  
DNFDenis Flahaut (Fra) ISD Continental Team  
DNFCyrille Heymans (Fra) Continental Cycling Team Differdange  
DNFSteven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFDominik Eberle (Fra) Continental Cycling Team Differdange  
DNFAlexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFBenoît Daeninck (Ukr) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFBenjamin Gourgue (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet  
DNFNicolas Rousseau (Ukr) AG2R - La mondiale  
DNFMaksym Vasilyev (Bel) ISD Continental Team  
DNFYuriy Agarkov (Fra) ISD Continental Team  
DNFNadir Haddou (Ger) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFSébastien Delfosse (Lux) Landbouwkrediet  
DNSIgor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD Continental Team  
Isigny le Buat
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne5 pts
2Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ3 
3Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
Saint Martin de Landelles (2ème passage)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole5 pts
2Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3 
3Edouard Louyest (Fra) Equipe de France1 
Saint Martin de Landelles (6ème Passage)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller5 pts
2Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne3 
3Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
Côte de la Pigeonnière (1er Passage)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5 pts
2Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
3Mikael Chérel (Fra) FDJ1 
Côte de la Pigeonnière (3ème Passage)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller5 pts
2Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ3 
3Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
Côte de la Pigeonnière (7ème Passage)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne5 pts
2Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet3 
3Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8 pts
2David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne5 
3Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole5 
4Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne3 
5Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ3 
6Edouard Louyest (Fra) Equipe de France1 
7Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
8Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet8 pts
2Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne5 
3Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller5 
4Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
5Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ3 
6Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
7Mikael Chérel (Fra) FDJ1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3:40:52 
2Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale0:01:55 
3Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:00 
4Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:02:14 
5Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:20 
6Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:02 
7Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
8Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R - La mondiale  
9Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
10Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
11Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
12Christopher De Souza (Fra) Equipe de France  
13Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
14Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Verandas Willems  
15Romain Bardet (Fra) Equipe de France  
16Cédric Collaers (Bel) Verandas Willems  
17Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
18Julien Guay (Fra) Equipe de France  
19Loic Desriac (Fra) Equipe de France  
20Mikael Chérel (Fra) FDJ  
21Artem Topchanyuk (Ukr) ISD Continental Team  
22Nicolas Capedepuy (Fra) FDJ  
23Yoann Michaud (Fra) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
24Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
25Denys Karnulin (Ukr) ISD Continental Team  
26Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
27Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Equipe de France  
28Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
29Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
30Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R - La mondiale  
31Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale  
32Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:05:14 
33Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:21 
34Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
35Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
36Yoann Barbas (Fra) Equipe de France  
37Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:05:27 
38Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:05:34 
39Edouard Louyest (Fra) Equipe de France0:05:39 
40Kenji Itami (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor0:05:42 
41Kevin Reza (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
Coupe de France standings as of August 1, 2010
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller120 pts
2Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne106 
3Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole73 
4Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne68 
5Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux58 
6Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole53 
7Maxime Méderel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9351 
8Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller51 
9Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun50 
10Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux50 
11Denis Flahaut (Fra) ISD - Neri50 
12Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale48 
13Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne40 
14Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux38 
15Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun35 
16Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team29 
17Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller28 
18Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun27 
19Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun25 
20Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne25 
21Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team24 
22Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux24 
23Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller23 
24Benoît Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole21 
25Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun21 
26Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux21 
27Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux20 
28Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom20 
29David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 
30Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux16 
31Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne16 
32Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux16 
33Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
34Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller14 
35Martial Ricci-Poggi (Fra) Landbouwkrediet14 
36Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun14 
37Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux14 
38Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom12 
39Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller12 
40Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom12 
41Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller11 
42Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun11 
43Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9310 
44Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10 
45Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10 
46Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom9 
47Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne Schuller8 
48Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 
49Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne6 
50Eric Berthou (Fra) CarmioOro NGC6 
51Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
52Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun5 
53Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole5 
54Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux3 
55Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 933 
56Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
57Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne3 
58Arnaud Courteille (Fra) France U233 
59Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 933 
60Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 

 

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