Le Mevel wins Haut Var

Française des Jeux rider takes final stage and overall

Christophe Le Mevel gave his Française Des Jeux team another early season victory on Sunday, winning the second stage of the Tour Cycliste international du Haut Var in the south of France.

The Française Des Jeux team took responsibility for the pursuit of lone attacker Pierrick Fedrigo (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) in the final kilometres of the stage and then Le Mevel attacked on the steep climb to the finish in Montauroux that touched 22 per cent in some sections.

Le Mevel went past Fedrigo in the closing stages to claim his first victory since he took a stage at the 2005 Giro d'Italia. Fedrigo managed to hang on for second place on the stage, with Bert de Waele (Landbouwkrediet) third for the second day in a row.

Le Mevel also finished the stage 3:05 ahead of overnight leader Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2r-La Mondiale). The result secured the Frenchman the overall Haut Var title, the first general classification victory of his 11-year professional career.

De Waele's consistency netted him second place overall. Cofidis' Julien El Fares finished third, on the same cumulative time as Cédric Pineau (Roubaix Lille Metropole).

1Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux5:03:47 
2Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
3Bert de Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
4Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:02 
5Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
6Chris Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:09 
7Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:15 
8Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:16 
9Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
10Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
11Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:19 
12Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
13Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
14Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
15Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:28 
16Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
17Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:31 
18Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
19Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:34 
20Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller  
21Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:36 
22Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:42 
23Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
24Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:47 
25Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:00:49 
26Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:52 
27Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:57 
28Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
29Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:01:08 
30Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
31Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
32Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:18 
33Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
34Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:01:28 
35Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
36Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
37Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:30 
38Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:49 
39Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:02:00 
40Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
41Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:02:10 
42Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
43Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:25 
44Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:59 
45Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:05 
46Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:11 
49Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:04 
50Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux0:04:33 
51Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:04:36 
52Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
53Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:05:29 
54Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
55Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:08:55 
56Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:39 
57Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions  
58Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
59Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
60David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
61Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
62Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
63Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
64Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:44 
65Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
66Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank  
67Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
68Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
69David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
70Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:12:50 
71Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:13:15 
72Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:27 
73Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
74Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:15:27 
75Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
76Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:15:30 
77Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
78Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:15:33 
79Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
80Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
81Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:44 
82Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:47 
83Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:58 
84Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:15:59 
85Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:18:28 
86Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
87Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
88Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
89Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing  
90Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
91Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
92Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing  
93Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing  
94Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
95Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
96Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
97Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
98Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:18:39 
99Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:18:40 
100Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
101Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
102Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:18:44 
103Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
104Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:18:54 
105Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:26:44 
106Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:26:55 
107Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing0:32:35 
108Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
109Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step0:34:22 
DNFAnthony Charteau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
DNFJosé Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFMartin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFNicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
DNFPeter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
DNFAndrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step  
DNFNicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
DNFJaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
DNFRichie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
DNFMathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNFJeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
DNFJérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFFabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
DNFMitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano  
DNFFrederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano  
DNFDavid Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet  
DNFSteven Caethoven (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
DNFFrédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
DNFNoan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
DNFJocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFArnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFSteven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFNiels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFNadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFMaxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFJonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
DNFScott Thwaites (GBr) Endura Racing  
Final general classification
1Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux9:02:43 
2Bert de Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
3Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:05 
4Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
5Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:10 
6Chris Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:17 
7Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:19 
8Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:22 
9Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:26 
10Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
11Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:29 
12Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
13Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:00:31 
14Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:38 
15Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:39 
16Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:41 
17Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
18Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:42 
19Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:44 
20Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:46 
21Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:52 
22Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
23Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
24Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:54 
25Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:07 
26Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:01:09 
27Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:17 
28Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:18 
29Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:33 
30Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:38 
31Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
32Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
33Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:48 
34Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:02:20 
35Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux  
36Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:30 
37Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:02:33 
38Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:35 
39Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:02 
40Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:13 
41Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:15 
42Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:17 
43Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:31 
44Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:04:46 
45Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:49 
46Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:39 
47Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:09:15 
48Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:09:42 
49Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:49 
50Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
51Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
52Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:09:59 
53David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
54Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:23 
55Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:10:37 
56Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:44 
57Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:12:47 
58Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:12:52 
59Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:12:54 
60David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:04 
61Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank  
62Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:13:25 
63Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:30 
64Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux0:13:48 
65Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:14:23 
66Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:14:27 
67Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:15:04 
68Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:15:15 
69Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:15:30 
70Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:15:32 
71Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:15:43 
72Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:15:53 
73Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:57 
74Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:16:04 
75Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:16:08 
76Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:09 
77Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:16:11 
78Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:18:31 
79Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:18:38 
80Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
81Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
82Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
83Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:18:43 
84Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:18:48 
85Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing  
86Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
87Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
88Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:18:54 
89Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
90Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing0:19:00 
91Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:19:11 
92Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:19:21 
93Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:19:28 
94Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:19:48 
95Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet0:19:57 
96Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:24:14 
97Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:24:45 
98Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:27:15 
99Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:27:30 
100Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:30:05 
101Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:30:08 
102Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
103Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank0:32:45 
104Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:33:03 
105Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
106Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing  
107Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
108Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing0:47:10 
109Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step0:48:57 


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