Loubet claims opening stage of Route du Sud

Solo win for Armee de Terre rider

Julien Loubet (Armee de Terre) claimed an impressive solo victory on the opening stage of the Route du Sud, attacking his breakaway companions and then riding alone for almost 30km to claim the first race leader's jersey.

"From the start it never crossed my mind that I could pull something off today – I just wanted to enjoy myself," Loubet said. "I got in the break, and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. This stage was good for a breakaway and in the end I went all-in, didn't leave anything out there."

Loubet, who raced for AG2R La Mondiale for six seasons before going off the grid, returned with Team Marseille 13 in 2015, spent last year at Fortuneo-Vital Concept, and joined the Continental Armee de Terre this season. It's his first win for the team, and his first win since claiming Paris-Camembert in 2015.

"I'm super happy, for the team, my family, everyone who has supported me for so long – I think this is my 10th Route du Sud, and my first victory," he said.

BMC's Silvan Dillier was second on the stage at 24 seconds while the peloton rolled over the line six minutes later.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee de Terre4:31:39 
2Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:24 
3Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:32 
4Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:36 
5Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team  
7Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
8Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky  
9David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
10Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:23 
11Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:01:25 
12Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:03:36 
14Damien Touze (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:06:10 
15Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
16Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee de Terre  
17Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky  
18Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team  
19Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
20Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
21Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
22Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
23Truls Korsaeth (Nor) Astana Pro Team  
24Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
25Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
26Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
27Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
28Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
29Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
31Jose Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
33Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
34Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
35Beñat Txoperena Matxikote (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
36Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
37Clement Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
38Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
39Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
40Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
41François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
43Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
44Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
45Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
46Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
47Mathias Leturnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
48Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
49Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
50Fabien Canal (Fra) Armee de Terre  
51Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
52Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
53Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac  
54Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
55Jorge Arcas Peña (Spa) Movistar Team  
56Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
57Josu Zabala (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
58Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
59Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie  
60Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
61Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:10 
62Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee de Terre  
64Jérôme Mainard (Fra) Armee de Terre  
65Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
66Christopher Butler (USA) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
67Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:19 
68Kévin Lebreton (Fra) Armee de Terre0:06:27 
69Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:08:06 
70Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team0:08:36 
71Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
72Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:09:55 
73Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
74Miguel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
75Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
76Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:13:54 
77Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac0:16:36 
78Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
79Léo Vincent (Fra) FDJ  
80Marc Fournier (Fra) FDJ  
81Romain Feillu (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
82Pello Olaberria Arruabarrena (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
83Thomas Scully (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac  
84Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
85Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
86Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie  
87Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
88Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
89Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
90Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
91Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
92Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
93Nicolas Baldo (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
94Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
95Jeremy Bescond (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
96Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armee de Terre  
97Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie  
98Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
99Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ  
100Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:16:44 
101Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:20:45 
102Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky  
103William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac  
104Laurent Pichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
105Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
106Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team  
107Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
108David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
109Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
110Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
111Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ  
112Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
113Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
114Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
115Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
116Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Armee de Terre  
117Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie  
118Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
119Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team  
120Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:31:58 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee de Terre4:31:39 
2Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:24 
3Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:32 
4Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:36 
5Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team  
7Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
8Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky  
9David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
10Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:23 
11Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:01:25 
12Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:03:36 
14Damien Touze (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:06:10 
15Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
16Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee de Terre  
17Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky  
18Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team  
19Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
20Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
21Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
22Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
23Truls Korsaeth (Nor) Astana Pro Team  
24Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
25Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
26Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
27Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
28Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
29Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
31Jose Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
33Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
34Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
35Beñat Txoperena Matxikote (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
36Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
37Clement Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
38Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
39Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
40Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
41François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
43Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
44Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
45Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
46Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
47Mathias Leturnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
48Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
49Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
50Fabien Canal (Fra) Armee de Terre  
51Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
52Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
53Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac  
54Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
55Jorge Arcas Peña (Spa) Movistar Team  
56Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
57Josu Zabala (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
58Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
59Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie  
60Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
61Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:10 
62Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee de Terre  
64Jérôme Mainard (Fra) Armee de Terre  
65Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
66Christopher Butler (USA) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
67Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:19 
68Kévin Lebreton (Fra) Armee de Terre0:06:27 
69Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:08:06 
70Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team0:08:36 
71Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
72Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:09:55 
73Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
74Miguel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
75Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
76Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:13:54 
77Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac0:16:36 
78Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
79Léo Vincent (Fra) FDJ  
80Marc Fournier (Fra) FDJ  
81Romain Feillu (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
82Pello Olaberria Arruabarrena (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
83Thomas Scully (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac  
84Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
85Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
86Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie  
87Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
88Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
89Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
90Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
91Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
92Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
93Nicolas Baldo (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
94Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
95Jeremy Bescond (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
96Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armee de Terre  
97Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie  
98Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
99Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ  
100Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:16:44 
101Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:20:45 
102Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky  
103William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac  
104Laurent Pichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
105Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
106Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team  
107Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
108David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
109Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
110Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
111Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ  
112Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
113Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
114Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
115Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
116Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Armee de Terre  
117Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie  
118Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
119Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team  
120Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:31:58 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team25 pts
2Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee de Terre21 
3Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM10 
4Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits8 
5Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
6Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team5 
7Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept4 
8Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky3 
9David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
10Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept2 
11Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team18 pts
2Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee de Terre16 
3Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie10 
4Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ7 
5Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
6Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky4 
7Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
8Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3 
9Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team1 
Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team4:32:15 
2Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:49 
3Damien Touze (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:05:34 
4Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky  
5Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team  
6Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
7Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
8Truls Korsaeth (Nor) Astana Pro Team  
9Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
10Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
11Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
12Clement Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
13François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
14Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
15Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
16Mathias Leturnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
17Jorge Arcas Peña (Spa) Movistar Team  
18Josu Zabala (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
19Kévin Lebreton (Fra) Armee de Terre0:05:51 
20Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:07:30 
21Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:00 
22Miguel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:09:19 
23Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:13:18 
25Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:16:00 
26Léo Vincent (Fra) FDJ  
27Marc Fournier (Fra) FDJ  
28Pello Olaberria Arruabarrena (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
29Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie  
30Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
31Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armee de Terre  
32Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:20:09 
33Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
34David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
35Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
36Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ  
37Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
38Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie  
39Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
40Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
41Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team  
42Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:31:22 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cofidis, Solutions Credits13:42:19 
2Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:03:00 
3Armee de Terre0:05:12 
4Team Sky0:05:34 
5Movistar Team  
6BMC Racing Team  
7Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
8Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
9AG2R La Mondiale0:06:23 
10Direct Energie0:06:30 
11Astana Pro Team0:11:08 
12HP BTP - Auber 93  
13Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
14Cannondale-Drapac  
15FDJ0:16:49 
16Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:25:19 

 

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