Voeckler victorious at Route du Sud

Frapporti wins final stage in L'Isle-Jourdain

Marco Frapporti (Androni-Venezuela) claimed victory on the final stage of the Route du Sud in L’Isle Jourdain while Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) sealed the general classification.

Voeckler carried a lead of just four seconds into the stage and he was attentive when Ag2r-La Mondiale’s Romain Bardet – 4th at 9 seconds – tried to slip away on the Côte d’Aurignac after 48 kilometres.

After 85 kilometres, twelve riders who posed little threat to Voeckler’s lead managed to forge clear of the peloton but they were never able to stretch their advantage out much beyond 1:30 and they were recaptured in the final hour of racing.

From that point on, and in spite of a flurry of attacks, a sprint finish seemed inevitable, and Frapporti duly saw off the challenges of Danilo Napolitano (Accent Jobs-Wanty), Benjamin Giraud (La Pomme Marseille) and Adrien Petit (Cofidis) to take the win.

Thomas Voeckler secured final overall victory, four seconds ahead of Franco Pellizotti (Androni-Venezuela) and six clear of John Gadret (Ag2r-La Mondiale).


Brief Results
1 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 3:14:35  
2 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
3 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) La Pomme Marseille    
4 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
5 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ    
6 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
7 Roy Jans (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
8 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ    
9 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
10 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    
11 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
12 Timo Thömel (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost    
13 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team    
14 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
15 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement    
16 Yannick Martinez (Fra) La Pomme Marseille    
17 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
18 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
19 Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93    
20 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    
Final general classification
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 17:56:02  
2 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:04  
3 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:06  
4 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:09  
5 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:20  
6 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team    
7 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:00:26  
9 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:28  
10 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun    
11 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    
12 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement    
13 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team    
14 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 0:01:12  
15 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
16 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93    
17 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:01:31  
18 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Bretagne-Seche Environnement    
19 Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:03:51  
20 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:04:16  
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