Malaguti takes Route Adélie de Vitré in horrible weather

Italian tops Hutarovich, Jules in sprint

One year after winning the Route Adélie with Roberto Ferrari, the Androni-Venezuela team created an even bigger surprise by dominating the local teams in the French cup race on Breton soil. Unknown recruit Alessandro Malaguti proved once again that Gianni Savio is right to give a second chance to unlucky riders.

Following breakaways in which he and his teammates Antonino Parrinello, Marco Frapporti and Omar Bertazzo have successively been noted, Malaguti anticipated the sprint of what was left from the bunch: less than twenty riders, as the very cold and rainy conditions had taken their toll and sent back to the busses and campers 90 of the 123 starters. The Italian preceded on the line Belarus champion Yauheni Hutarovitch and up and coming Justin Jules who leads the French cup competition since the opening Grand Prix of La Marseillaise he won at the end of January.

Malaguti was in tears, shivering and cramping after the finish when he was handed a mobile phone to receive the congratulations of Savio. Without waiting for questions, the 25 year old from Romagna then started a monologue. "I don't realize what's happening to me," he said. "I'm not fast. I've never been fast. But everybody else was cooked.

"In the last kilometer, I noticed that they were kind of stopped by the toughness of the race. My luck today has been the rain. In these conditions, there are ignorant riders who don't know how to guide their bike. And when the peloton is suffering, I suffer less than the others. It comes from my difficult history with the sport.

"I've not followed the usual path of a professional cyclist. I've turned pro with the Ora Hotel team that collapsed. I've joined Miche that never started last season. I've raced really little until I received the call from Androni. Here I've found an unbelievably extraordinary staff that looks after me like I've never been looked after before. Today it was only my fourth one-day race [after Classic Loire-Atlantique, Cholet-Pays de Loire and Strade bianche] but thanks to the staff, I've come here with good form."

Runner up Hutarovitch confirmed the physical state of the leftovers of the starting peloton at the end of the five hours of hard racing. "We were all cooked," the sprinter from Belarus noted. "I've drunk only two bidons. In these conditions, you forget to drink. I've seen the guy [Malaguti] going but I couldn't follow him. I'm disappointed. Second means first of the losers."

"I only accelerated in order to create a gap to prepare the sprint for Bertazzo," Malaguti explained. "I didn't think I'd make such a difference. In the uphill finale, I looked back three times to believe that I was going to win. I started from far out [500 metres] after passing the final curve in sixth or seventh position. When I crossed the line, I thought of my mother who passed away one month ago and I cried. Excuse me, I'm still crying. I also thought of our brotherhood of the "passatori": all cyclists from Romagna who have turned pro gather once a year. Some of them have raced with Marco Pantani. People from Romagna, we're special."

Malaguti found a very special way to finally start his pro career for good under the Breton storm.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli4:53:55 
2Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale  
3Justin Jules (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
4Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
5Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
6Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun  
7Arnaud Gérard (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
8Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
9Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ  
10Julien Bérard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
11Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
12Loic Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
13Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
14Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
15Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
16Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling  
17Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:00:14 
18Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun0:00:22 
19Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:27 
20Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:29 
21Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ  
22Yannick Martinez (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:00:35 
23Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:00 
24Yoann Paillot (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:01:17 
25Gennady Tatarinov (Rus) RusVelo0:01:21 
26Flavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:57 
27Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) IAM Cycling0:02:12 
28Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Doltcini-Flanders0:04:04 
29Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:04:09 
30Léo Menville (Fra) Team NSP-Ghost0:04:11 
31Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun  
32Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:04:15 
33Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
34Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia  
DNFPierrick Fédrigo (Fra) FDJ  
DNFFrancis Mourey (Fra) FDJ  
DNFAnthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
DNFBenoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ  
DNFMaxime Daniel (Fra) Sojasun  
DNFAnthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun  
DNFBrice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun  
DNFJérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun  
DNFEtienne Tortelier (Fra) Sojasun  
DNFJuan Sebastian Arango (Col) Colombia  
DNFEdwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia  
DNFCarlos Julian Quintero Norena (Col) Colombia  
DNFDuber Ar Quintero Artunduaga (Col) Colombia  
DNFJuan Pablo Valencia Gonzales (Col) Colombia  
DNFJean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
DNFArmindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
DNFClément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
DNFGeoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
DNFJean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
DNFMatthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
DNFRemi Cusin (Fra) IAM Cycling  
DNFPirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
DNFJonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
DNFPatrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling  
DNFPerrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFNatnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar  
DNFGiovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFFranck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFKévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFMatteo Di Serafino (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFGiairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFPatrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFMarco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFAntonino Parrinello (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFMattia Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFSergey Pomoshnikov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFIlnur Zakarin (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFPavel Kochetkov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFAlexander Rybakov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFAlexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFNikolay Zhurkin (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFAxel Domont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
DNFSylvain Georges (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
DNFBlel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
DNFJulian Kern (Ger) Ag2R La Mondiale  
DNFChristophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
DNFCyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFEgoitz García Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFJérémy Bescond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFGuillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFRudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFKevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFPaolo Cravanzola (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFJoonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFAndrea Ciacchini (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFThomas Raeymaekers (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFMartijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFRomain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFStéphane Rossetto (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFThéo Vimpere (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFMathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFGuillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFDimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFJulien Antomarchi (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFBenjamin Giraud (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFJosé Gonçalves (Por) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFAntoine Lavieu (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFThomas Rostollan (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFSergej Fuchs (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost  
DNFMichael Schweizer (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost  
DNFSebastian Forke (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost  
DNFJacods Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost  
DNFRené Hooghiemster (Ned) Team NSP-Ghost  
DNFStefan Schäfer (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost  
DNFSven Forberger (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost  
DNFJulien Duval (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFMorgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFRudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFKevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFMaxime Le Montagner (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFCyrille Patoux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFMathias Van Holderbeke (Bel) Doltcini-Flanders  
DNFMichael Nicolson (GBr) Doltcini-Flanders  
DNFDarijus Dzervus (Ltu) Doltcini-Flanders  
DNFAndris Smirnovs (Lat) Doltcini-Flanders  
DNFKevin Suarez Martinez (Bel) Doltcini-Flanders  
DNFSteve Schets (Bel) Doltcini-Flanders  
DNFKevin Verwaest (Bel) Doltcini-Flanders  


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