Roche claims Route du Sud victory

Malori wins final stage in Castres

Movistar’s Adriano Malori won the third and final stage of the Route du Sud on the streets of Castres on Sunday. He won the 179.4km race after a late-race attack and had five seconds to spare at the finish line ahead of Benjamin Giraud (La Pomme Marseille) and Maxime Daniel (Ag2r La Mondiale).

"I'm so happy because this is the very first time I’ve won a road race as a pro cyclist - all my previous wins were time trials or GCs,” Malori said. “I was convinced I could make it but I'm not really fast and in modern cycling, that makes your chances shrink a lot."

Tinkoff-Saxo’s Nicolas Roche won the overall title by 45 seconds ahead of Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar) and an additional four seconds to his own teammate Michael Rogers. The Irishman moved into the overall race lead after winning the previous day’s second stage in Val Louron.

"It was a magnificent feeling crossing the finish line taking my very first GC win after three days of very hard racing. It was enjoyable experiencing my teammates so dedicated and determined to support me and of course, this is their victory as well. Surely, this was a confidence booster before taking on the Tour de France in a couple of weeks so obviously, I'm looking forward to it," Roche said.

Malori made his winning move with 20km from the finish and was followed by Josh Edmondson (Team Sky). The pair bridged up to one of the last remaining riders from an original all day breakaway, Yukiya Arashiro (Team Eurpcar). With all three together and 45 seconds ahead of the bunch, started to push the pace to bring the group back. Malori attacked with two kilometers from the finish and soloed across the line to take the stage win.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team4:07:55 
2Benjamin Giraud (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:00:05 
3Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra)  
5Clément Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
7Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling  
8Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
9Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
10Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia  
11Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
12Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar  
13Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
14Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
15Kenny Elissonde (Fra)  
16Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Esp) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
17Vicente Reynes Mimo (Esp) IAM Cycling  
18Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
19Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
20Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - Qhubeka  
21Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky  
22Mickael Delage (Fra)  
23Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
24Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky  
25Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
27Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
28Federico Figueiredo (Por) Radio Popular  
29Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
30Julien El Fares (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
31Ruben Fernandez (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
32Amets Txurruka (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
33Jesus Herrada Lopez (Esp) Movistar Team  
34Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Esp) Movistar Team  
35Marcel Aregger (Sui) IAM Cycling  
36Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo  
37Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
38Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
39Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
40David Arroyo Duran (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
41Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo  
42Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia  
43Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling  
44Ian Boswell (Usa) Team Sky  
45Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
46Marcos Garcia (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
47Edward Fabian Diaz Cardenas (Col) Colombia  
48Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
49Julien Antomarchi (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
50José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Esp) Movistar Team  
51Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
52Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
53Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
54Grégoire Tarride (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
55Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
56Antonio Molina (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
57Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
58Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
59Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
60Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Daniel Eduardo Moreira Silva (Por) Radio Popular  
62Bryan Naulleau (Fra) Team Europcar  
63Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Esp) Movistar Team  
64Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
65Clement Saint Martin (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
66Antoine Lavieu (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
67Pierre Gouault (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
68Frédéric Brun (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
69Flavien Dassonville (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
70Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia  
71Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
72Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
73Pirmin Lang (Sui) IAM Cycling  
74Dennis Van Niekerk (Rsa) MTN - Qhubeka  
75Nuno Matos (Por) Radio Popular  
76Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
77Patrick Schelling (Sui) IAM Cycling  
78Laurent Pichon (Fra)  
79Jonathan Paredes (Col) Colombia  
80Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
81Martin Wesemann (Rsa) MTN - Qhubeka  
82Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
83Celio Cristiano Sousa (Por) Radio Popular  
84Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
85Pierre-Luc Perrichon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
86Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
87Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
88Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
89Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Esp) Movistar Team  
90Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
91Joshua Edmondson (Gbr) Team Sky0:00:20 
92Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:26 
93Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra)  
94Yoann Paillot (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:01:46 
95Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
96Alexandre Geniez (Fra)  
97Romain Guillemois (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:06 
98Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:21 
99Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia  
100Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
101Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling  
102Arnaud Courteille (Fra)  
DNFSylwester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
DNFMaxime Renault (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
DNFEdvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky  
DNFVirgilio Martins Dos Santos (Por) Radio Popular  
DNSDario Cataldo (Ita) Team Sky  
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo13:47:07 
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Esp) Movistar Team0:00:45 
3Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:49 
4Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:00:53 
5Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:55 
6Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
7Kenny Elissonde (Fra)  
8David Arroyo Duran (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:01:25 
9Ian Boswell (Usa) Team Sky0:01:32 
10Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:49 
11Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:01:58 
12Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:04 
13Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
14Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - Qhubeka  
15Federico Figueiredo (Por) Radio Popular  
16Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo  
17Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
18Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:09 
19Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia0:02:36 
20Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia0:02:59 
21Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:07 
22Grégoire Tarride (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:03:11 
23Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:37 
24Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:55 
25Jesus Herrada Lopez (Esp) Movistar Team0:04:09 
26Edward Fabian Diaz Cardenas (Col) Colombia0:04:11 
27Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:17 
28Ruben Fernandez (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:04:40 
29Marcos Garcia (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
30Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:48 
31Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:46 
32Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:06:18 
33Nuno Matos (Por) Radio Popular0:07:33 
34Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:07:40 
35Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:58 
36Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:08:08 
37Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:27 
38Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat - Auber 930:09:41 
39Patrick Schelling (Sui) IAM Cycling0:15:43 
40Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr0:16:03 
41Daniel Eduardo Moreira Silva (Por) Radio Popular0:16:41 
42Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:16:47 
43Celio Cristiano Sousa (Por) Radio Popular0:17:25 
44Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr0:17:28 
45Clement Saint Martin (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:17:39 
46Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:44 
47Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Esp) Movistar Team0:17:54 
48Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:18:29 
49Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky0:18:34 
50Amets Txurruka (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:18:49 
51Joshua Edmondson (Gbr) Team Sky0:19:47 
52Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:19:57 
53Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky0:20:07 
54Julien Antomarchi (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:20:17 
55Antoine Lavieu (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:21:10 
56Bryan Naulleau (Fra) Team Europcar0:21:17 
57Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr0:21:20 
58Julien El Fares (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:21:25 
59Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:02 
60Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar0:22:49 
61Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat - Auber 930:22:54 
62Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
63Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling0:24:28 
64Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:25:20 
65Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Esp) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:26:21 
66Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team0:26:43 
67Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:05 
68Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling0:27:09 
69Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia0:27:47 
70Flavien Dassonville (Fra) BigMat - Auber 930:28:30 
71Jonathan Paredes (Col) Colombia0:29:00 
72Marcel Aregger (Sui) IAM Cycling0:29:29 
73Pierre Gouault (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
74Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:29:38 
75Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:30:39 
76Yoann Paillot (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:31:18 
77Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr0:31:29 
78Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:32:52 
79Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia0:32:53 
80Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr0:33:43 
81Pierre-Luc Perrichon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:33:46 
82Clément Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:33:47 
83Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar  
84Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
85Frédéric Brun (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
86Dennis Van Niekerk (Rsa) MTN - Qhubeka  
87Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
88Kevin Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling0:34:21 
89Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:36:12 
90Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Esp) Movistar Team0:37:21 
91Antonio Molina (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:38:35 
92Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:38:38 
93José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Esp) Movistar Team  
94Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling0:39:01 
95Romain Guillemois (Fra) Team Europcar0:41:54 
96Benjamin Giraud (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:42:41 
97Pirmin Lang (Sui) IAM Cycling0:42:45 
98Vicente Reynes Mimo (Esp) IAM Cycling0:42:47 
99Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
100Martin Wesemann (Rsa) MTN - Qhubeka  
101Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:46:01 
102Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr0:46:03 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo33 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Esp) Movistar Team32 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr28 
4Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo27 
5Jesus Herrada Lopez (Esp) Movistar Team20 
6Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team20 
7Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka19 
8Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat - Auber 9318 
9Benjamin Giraud (Fra) La Pomme Marseille17 
10Ian Boswell (Usa) Team Sky15 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 pts
2Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar12 
3Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky11 
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo10 
5Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr10 
6Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo8 
7Pirmin Lang (Sui) IAM Cycling7 
8Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Esp) Movistar Team7 
9Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky6 
10Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) La Pomme Marseille5 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka13:48:02 
2Kenny Elissonde (Fra)  
3Ian Boswell (Usa) Team Sky0:00:37 
4Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:09 
5Federico Figueiredo (Por) Radio Popular  
6Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo  
7Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:12 
8Grégoire Tarride (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:02:16 
9Jesus Herrada Lopez (Esp) Movistar Team0:03:14 
10Edward Fabian Diaz Cardenas (Col Colombia0:03:16 


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