Betancur wins the Tour du Haut Var

Colombian takes second behind Moinard on stage 2

He may still be some way off his optimum racing weight but Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale) made light of that burden by sealing overall victory at the Tour du Haut-Var in very impressive fashion when he finished second behind Amaël Moinard (BMC) on the second and final stage in Draguignan.

Betancur had been a surprise winner of Saturday’s opening stage when he led out the sprint for teammate Samuel Dumoulin and simply kept on going all the way to the line, out-matching no less a figure than John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) in the process.

Though delighted to claim his first victory for Ag2r since joining at the start of last season, Betancur acknowledged that he would have his work cut out to defend his yellow jersey but the Colombian proved more than capable of the challenge on the rolling second stage to Draguignan.

After hanging tough on the final climb, the Côte de Tuilières, where Remy Di Gregorio (La Pomme-Marseille) and Fabio Duarte (Colombia) punched their way clear, Betancur sensed an opportunity when the race came back together in the final kilometre.

When Moinard attacked within sight of the red kite, Betancur moved smoothly onto his wheel. Together, the pair opened up a gap of 10 seconds over the peloton, and divided the spoils between them at the finish – Moinard took the stage and Betancur the overall victory. youngster Emilien Viennet won the sprint for third place, ahead of Cadel Evans (BMC) and Armindo Fonseca (Bretagne-Séché). Evans’ finish was enough to bring him 5th place overall, just behind Fonseca, while Moinard took third overall behind the Ag2r pair of Betancur and Dumoulin.

Another BMC rider, Thor Hushovd, was one of the main animators of the stage. The Norwegian joined the day’s early break, which also included Johan Le Bon (, Jérôme Cousin (Europcar), Romain Hardy, Rudy Molard (Cofidis Solutions Crédits), Florian Vachon (Bretagne-Séché Environnement) and Floris Smeyers (Veranda Willems), and then attacked alone when Ag2r began to peg them back in the final 50 kilometres. Hushovd’s act of defiance lasted until the final ascent of the Tuilières, when he was eventually brought to heel.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team5:23:30 
2Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
3Emilien Viennet (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:10 
4Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:12 
5Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
6Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
7Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano  
8Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
9Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh  
10Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia  
11Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
12Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling  
13Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
14Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia  
17Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
19Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
20Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
21Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
22Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
23Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
24Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
25Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
26John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
27Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
28Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
29Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky  
30Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
31Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
32Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
33Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
34Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Team Raleigh  
35Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia  
36Julien Antomarchi (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
37Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:16 
38Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling0:00:53 
39Clément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:02:47 
40Grégoire Tarride (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
41Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
42Jussi Veikkanen (Fin)  
43Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
44Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
45Anthony Roux (Fra)  
46Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
47John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
48Anthony Geslin (Fra)  
49Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
50Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  
51Domingos André Maciel Gonçalves (Por) La Pomme Marseille0:03:01 
52Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
53Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
54Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling  
55Bryan Naulleau (Fra) Team Europcar  
56Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
57Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
58Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
59James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:03:44 
60Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
61Corrado Lampa (Ita) Team Differdange - Losch  
62Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
63Jean-Albert Carnevali (Bel) Verandas Willems  
64Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems  
65Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Raleigh  
66Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
67Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
68Arnaud Courteille (Fra)  
69Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
70Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
71Jonathan Paredes (Col) Colombia  
72Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
73Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
74Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
75Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
76Johan Le Bon (Fra)  
77Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
78Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
79Johan Coenen (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch0:05:57 
80Frédéric Brun (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
81Timothy Dupont (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
82Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky0:06:44 
83Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky  
84Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling  
85Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
86Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
87Walt De Winter (Bel) Verandas Willems  
88Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia  
89Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
90Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano  
91Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
92Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
93Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
94Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
95Thomas Rostollan (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:11:30 
96Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
97Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
98Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems  
99Antoine Lavieu (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
100Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
101Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
102Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
103Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
104Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:59 
105Niels Vandyck (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFArthur Vichot (Fra)  
DNFEnrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFSylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
DNFJasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
DNFJoshua Edmondson (GBr) Team Sky  
DNFAlexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFDavide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
DNFMarcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling  
DNFChristophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFJustin Jules (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFJérôme Gilbert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFFrederique Robert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFFlavien Dassonville (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
DNFPierre Gouault (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
DNFYannis Yssaad (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
DNFJoseph Perret (GBr) Team Raleigh  
DNFLiam Stones (GBr) Team Raleigh  
DNFEvan Oliphant (GBr) Team Raleigh  
DNFJulien Duval (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFQuentin Jauregui (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFRomain Pillon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
DNFWillem Wauters (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFNicolas Vereecken (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFDarwin Ferney Pantoja Tobar (Col) Colombia  
DNFEdward Fabian Diaz Cardenas (Col) Colombia  
DNFDamien Garcia (Fra) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFCésar Bihel (Fra) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFLubos Pelanek (Cze) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFKevin Suarez Martinez (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFRuben Menendez Velasco (Spa) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFGeorge Atkins (GBr) Team Raleigh  
DNSJeffry Johan Romero Corredor (Col) Colombia  
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale9:05:30 
2Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:12 
3Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
4Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:00:15 
5Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
6Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
8Emilien Viennet (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:16 
9Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling0:00:18 
10Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
11Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia  
12Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
13Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
14Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
15John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
16Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:21 
17Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh  
19Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
20Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
21Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
22Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
23Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
24Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Team Raleigh  
25Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:24 
26Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano  
27Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
28Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia  
29Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
30Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
31Julien Antomarchi (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
32Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky  
33Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
34Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:28 
35Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia0:00:44 
36Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling0:01:05 
37Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:01:42 
38John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:02:47 
39Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:50 
40Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  
41Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:02:55 
42Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr0:02:56 
43Clément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:02:59 
44Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:03:09 
45Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:10 
46Domingos André Maciel Gonçalves (Por) La Pomme Marseille  
47Bryan Naulleau (Fra) Team Europcar  
48Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:03:11 
49Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling0:03:13 
50Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat - Auber 930:03:25 
51Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr0:03:41 
52Grégoire Tarride (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
53Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:50 
54Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
55Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:55 
56Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:03:56 
57Johan Le Bon (Fra)  
58Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
59Arnaud Courteille (Fra)  
60Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:04:06 
62Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:04:08 
63Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Raleigh  
64Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems0:04:11 
65Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:04:16 
66Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:17 
67Corrado Lampa (Ita) Team Differdange - Losch0:04:20 
68Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:59 
69Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:05:10 
70Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:05:14 
71Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
72Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
73Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:30 
74Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
75Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:05:59 
76Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:06:00 
77Timothy Dupont (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:06:51 
78Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky0:06:56 
79Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
80Johan Coenen (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch0:07:07 
81Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky0:07:19 
82Frédéric Brun (Fra) BigMat - Auber 930:07:23 
83Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:33 
84Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:38 
85Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
86Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling0:08:10 
87Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia  
88Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano0:08:14 
89Jean-Albert Carnevali (Bel) Verandas Willems0:11:03 
90Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:11:42 
91Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
92Antoine Lavieu (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:11:57 
93Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems0:12:24 
94Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
95Jonathan Paredes (Col) Colombia0:12:47 
96Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:12:56 
97Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:13:50 
98Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky0:14:03 
99Walt De Winter (Bel) Verandas Willems  
100Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:15:47 
101Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
102Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:11 
103Niels Vandyck (Bel) Verandas Willems0:16:53 
104Thomas Rostollan (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:20:33 
105Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:25:12 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale45 pts
2Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement26 
3Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team25 
4Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team22 
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano20 
6Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
7Emilien Viennet (Fra) FDJ.fr16 
8Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
9Thomas Rostollan (Fra) La Pomme Marseille12 
10Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar10 
11Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling10 
12Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
13Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano9 
14Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team9 
15Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team8 
16Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
17Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia8 pts
18Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh7 
19Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole7 
20Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr6 
21Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar6 
22Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia6 
23Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky5 
24Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert5 
25Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling4 
26Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
27Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano4 
28Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
29John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team3 
30Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky3 
31Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement2 
32Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems2 
33Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano2 
34Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement24 pts
2Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia22 
3Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) La Pomme Marseille15 
4Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems15 
5Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team10 
6Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
7Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky8 
8Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr8 
9Thomas Rostollan (Fra) La Pomme Marseille8 
10Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar Team6 
11Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
12Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia4 
13Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar4 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emilien Viennet (Fra) FDJ.fr9:05:46 
2Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh0:00:05 
3Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
4Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
5Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky0:00:08 
6Clément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:02:43 
7Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:54 
8Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:02:55 
9Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:57 
10Grégoire Tarride (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:03:25 
11Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:03:40 
12Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
13Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:03:52 
14Corrado Lampa (Ita) Team Differdange - Losch0:04:04 
15Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:58 
16Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:07:22 
17Jean-Albert Carnevali (Bel) Verandas Willems0:10:47 
18Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:11:26 
19Antoine Lavieu (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:11:41 
20Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems0:12:08 
21Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93  
22Niels Vandyck (Bel) Verandas Willems0:16:37 
23Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:24:56 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1AG2R La Mondiale27:16:57 
2Movistar Team0:00:24 
3IAM Cycling0:00:27 
4Bretagne - Seche Environnement0:00:33 
5Team Sky0:00:39 
6BMC Racing Team0:00:44 
9La Pomme Marseille 130:03:17 
10Team Raleigh0:04:23 
11Team Europcar0:05:54 
12Roubaix Lille Metropole0:06:40 
13Team Giant-Shimano0:07:11 
14Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:07:46 
15Bigmat - Auber 930:10:10 
16Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:11:25 
17Verandas Willems0:16:00 


Related Articles

Back to top