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Ghyselinck claims first career win

Jean-François Quénet

Duchesne and Jaurégui make the top 3

Jan Ghyselinck (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) celebrates his win on the podium at La Poly Normande

Jan Ghyselinck (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) celebrates his win on the podium at La Poly Normande

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Belgium's Jan Ghyselinck of Wanty-Groupe Gobert claimed the first pro victory of his career at the age of 26 in the French cup race La Polynormande organized by exiting Tour de France speaker Daniel Mangeas in his village of Saint-Martin-de-Landelles. He outsprinted Canadian neo pro Antoine Duchesne who delivered his first result for Europcar.

With 5km to go, both came out of a group of 14 escapees formed after only 25km of racing with Arnaud Courteille (, Thomas Vaubourzeix (La Pomme Marseille), Sébastien Delfosse (Wallonie-Bruxelles), Steve Chainel and Damien Gaudin (AG2R-La Mondiale), Quentin Jaurégui (Roubaix-Lille métropole), Anthony Delaplace and Jean-Marc Bideau (Bretagne-Séché Environnement), Romain Hardy (Cofidis), Yann Guyot (French national team), Stijn Steels (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) and Stéphane Rossetto (BigMat-Auber 93).

"It's wonderful to win here!", reacted Ghyselinck who was tipped as a future champion when he joined HTC-Columbia as a neo pro at the same time as Tejay van Garderen after winning the U23 Tour of Flanders in 2009. "I was a domestique in a big team", he remembered of his first experience. "Then I joined Cofidis where the atmosphere wasn't great. I hope this victory to be a restart for my career. I didn't feel good at the beginning of the race today. At some stage I was reported to being dropped from the front group but I was only 80 meters behind. When I attacked with 5 or 6km to go, I was feeling much better."

Ghyselinck enjoyed being reinforced by Canadian rouleur Duchesne who helped him staying away. It was also a first pro result for the Europcar recruit who eyes at the World Tour races at home in September, particularly the GP Québec whose course passes right in front of his apartment. "I'm really happy to get this first result this year", Duchesne told Cyclingnews. "I hadn't raced for a while and I felt good at the Tour de Wallonie last week so I came here with ambitions. I felt I was among the strongest in the breakaway. But I tried to ride conservative and not do useless efforts. I've got no regret because Jan was superior when he rode me off with 500 meters to go. It had been a very demanding race and everyone was cooked."

Frustration was more obvious in the case of third placed Jaurégui who would have loved to sprint for first place as he easily won the contest for third. "The first two have been the smartest", said the cyclo-crossman from the north of France. "Many riders have tried to go. It was a question of not missing the right move. I'm not far from a top result and I confirm that I can do well in difficult French cup races."

No change occurred in the French cup standings with Julien Simon of Cofidis remaining in first place.


# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 3:56:40  
2 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar 0:00:08  
3 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:00:12  
4 Yann Guyot (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCE    
5 Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
6 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits    
7 Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
8 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne Séché Environnement    
9 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
10 Arnaud Courteille (Fra)    
11 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:25  
12 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne Séché Environnement 0:00:36  
13 Jérome Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert 0:01:50  
14 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert    
15 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:52  
16 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits    
17 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
19 Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
20 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne Séché Environnement    
21 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert    
22 Jérémy Leveau (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCE    
23 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar    
24 Clement Saint Martin (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
25 Romain Combaud (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCE    
26 Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
27 Maxime Renault (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
28 Francois Bidard (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCE    
29 Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
30 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits    
31 Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:01:57  
32 Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert    
33 Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
34 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Bretagne Séché Environnement    
35 Yoann Offredo (Fra) 0:01:58  
36 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
37 Paulius Siskevicius (Ltu) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
38 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
39 Cedric Delaplace (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCE    
40 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar    
41 Anthony Geslin (Fra)    
42 Fréderic Brun (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
43 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
44 Pierre Gouault (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
45 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCE    
46 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:05  
47 Alexis Dulin (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCE    
48 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne Séché Environnement    
49 Alo Jakin (Est) BigMat - Auber 93 0:02:08  
50 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 0:02:10  
51 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:19  
52 Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
53 Loic Pestiaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
54 Arnaud Gérard (Fra) Bretagne Séché Environnement    
55 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
56 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Bretagne Séché Environnement 0:02:26  
57 Oleg Zemlyakov (Kaz) Vino 4ever    
58 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13 0:02:31  
59 Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:02:35  
60 Loic Chetout (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCE    
61 Yannis Yssaad (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
62 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:02:37  
63 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 0:02:43  
64 Romain Guillemois (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:44  
65 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
66 Joaquin Sobrino (Esp) Team Differdange - Losch 0:03:49  
67 Ruben Menendez Velasco (Esp) Team Differdange - Losch    
68 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
69 Vitaliy Marukhin (Kaz) Vino 4ever    
70 Julien Duval (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
71 Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
72 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) 0:04:36  
73 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert    
74 Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
75 Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
76 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:12  
77 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Team La Pomme Marseille 13 0:15:07  
DNF Thomas Rostollan (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
DNF Francis Mourey (Fra)    
DNF Justin Jules (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
DNF Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Kirill Prolubnikov (Fra) Vino 4ever    
DNF Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13    
DNF Florian Senechal (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits    
DNF Julien Fouchard (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits    
DNF Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
DNF Frederik Backaert (Fra) Wanty-Groupe Gobert    
DNF Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits    
DNF Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
DNF Taras Voropayev (Fra) Vino 4ever    
DNF Kevin Suarez Martinez (Fra) Team Differdange - Losch    
DNF Sebastiano Frassetto (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch    
DNF Morgan Lamoisson (Bel) Team Europcar    
DNF Kenneth Van Bilsen (Fra) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise    
DNF Flavien Dassonville (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93    
DNF Maxime Anciaux (Fra) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
DNF Timur Kazantsev (Lux) Vino 4ever    
DNF Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - Losch    
DNF Steve Chainel (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Marc Sarreau (Bel)    
DNF Sven Fritsch (Kaz) Team Differdange - Losch    
DNF Alexandre Shushemoin (Kaz) Vino 4ever    
DNF Stepan Astafyev (Kaz) Vino 4ever    
DNF Jerome Gilbert (Kaz) Wanty-Groupe Gobert    
DNF Christophe Laborie (Kaz) Bretagne Séché Environnement    
DNS Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole