Ben Gastauer wins Tour du Haut Var opener

Luxembourger beats Hivert and Gilbert in Seillans

Ben Gastauer (Ag2r-La Mondiale) soloed to victory on the opening stage of the Tour du Haut Var in Seillans after attacking from the break of the day on the climb of the Mur de Montauroux.

Gastauer pressed clear of Ignas Konovalovas near the summit of the climb and then managed to hold off a rapidly-closing peloton on the run-in to the finish in Seillans. With 10 kilometres remaining, he held a lead of 22 seconds over Konovalovas and 1:30 over the bunch, and he managed to stay clear all the way to the line.

Konovalovas and the remnants of the day’s break were swept up on the approach to the line, and Jonathan Hivert (Bretagne Séché) took second place on the stage when he led the bunch home ahead of Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and Fabian Wegmann (Team Cult Energy).

"The aim wasn’t to go all the way, it was more just to have somebody out in front so the team wouldn’t have to ride behind," Gastauer told Directvelo.com afterwards. "I knew that I had to give it everything on the last climb and nobody could follow me. In the last five kilometres I began to struggle but at the flamme rouge I saw I still had an advantage and I knew I was going to do it."

The race concludes on Sunday with a 194km stage starting and finishing in Draguignan.

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4:11:15 
2Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:00:07 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
4Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
5Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
7Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
8Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr  
9Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
10Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha  
11Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Baptiste Plackaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
13Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha  
14Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
15Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
17Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
18Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
19Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
20Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
21Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
23Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
24Julien Loubet (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
25Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
26Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
27Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
28Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
29Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
31Quentin Pacher (Fra) ADT  
32Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
33Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
34Théo Vimpere (Fra) Auber 93  
35Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
36Sébastien Delfrosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
37Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team  
38Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
39Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
40Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
41Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling  
42Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
43Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
44Romain Comboud (Fra) ADT  
45Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
46Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
47Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
48Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  
49Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:00:21 
50Gaetan Bille (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
51Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
52Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
53Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
54Yoann Barbas (Fra) ADT  
55Oscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:25 
56César Bihel (Fra) Auber 930:00:27 
57Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:00:28 
58Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
59Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:37 
60Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli0:00:39 
61Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:42 
62Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
63Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:08 
64Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:23 
65Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:31 
66Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
67Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:37 
68Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) ADT0:01:39 
69Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:01:40 
70Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar0:01:42 
71Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling  
72David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling  
73Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:44 
74Julien Guay (Fra) Auber 93  
75Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:01:46 
76Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi0:02:00 
77Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:17 
78Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:02:23 
79Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:03:08 
80Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:33 
81Kevin Ista (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
82Yann Guyot (Fra) ADT0:03:38 
83Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:03:40 
84Oddbjorn Klomsten ANDERSEN  
85Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
86Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
87Jerome Mainard (Fra) ADT  
88Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
89Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
90Alo Jakin (Est) Auber 93  
91Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
92Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
93Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
94Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
95Serge De Wartelaer (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
96Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
97Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
98Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr  
99Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:50 
100Clément Penven (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm0:04:36 
101Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team0:05:24 
102Kai Reus (Ned) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
103Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi0:06:07 
104Pierre Gouault (Fra) Auber 930:06:26 
105Thomas Wertz (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
106Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
107Niels De Rooze (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
108Clement Saint Martin (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm  
109Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
110Grégoire Tarride (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm  
111Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.Fr  
112Christophe Premont (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
113Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:06:30 
114Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 93  
115Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
116Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
117Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:06:34 
118Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:50 
119Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team0:06:56 
120Damien Garcia (Fra) Team Froy Oslo0:09:23 
121Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
122Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
123Jérôme Gilbert (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
124Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling  
125Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:09:25 
126Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
127Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
128Jon Soeveras Breivold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
129Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
130Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
131Anders KRISTOFFERSEN (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
132Maxime RENAULT (Fra) Auber 93  
133Dirk FINDERS (Ger) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
134Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
135Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
136Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
137Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
138Stef Van Zummeren (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
139Anthony Maldonado (Fra) Auber 93  
140Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:31 
141Henrik Steen Haugen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
142Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
143Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
144Benoît Sinner (Fra) Adt  
145Chetout Loic (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
146Martin Mortensen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:14:23 
147Halvor Tandrevold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo0:18:49 
148Henrik Evensen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
149Melvin Rulliere (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
150Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
151Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:19:29 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4:11:15 
2Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:00:07 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
4Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
5Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
7Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
8Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr  
9Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
10Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha  
11Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Baptiste Plackaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
13Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha  
14Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
15Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
17Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
18Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
19Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
20Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
21Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
23Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
24Julien Loubet (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
25Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
26Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
27Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
28Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin  
29Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
31Quentin Pacher (Fra) ADT  
32Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
33Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
34Théo Vimpere (Fra) Auber 93  
35Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
36Sébastien Delfrosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
37Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team  
38Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin  
39Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
40Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
41Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling  
42Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
43Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
44Romain Comboud (Fra) ADT  
45Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
46Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
47Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
48Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling  
49Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:00:21 
50Gaetan Bille (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
51Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
52Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
53Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
54Yoann Barbas (Fra) ADT  
55Oscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:25 
56César Bihel (Fra) Auber 930:00:27 
57Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:00:28 
58Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
59Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:37 
60Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli0:00:39 
61Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:42 
62Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
63Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:08 
64Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:23 
65Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:31 
66Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr  
67Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:37 
68Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) ADT0:01:39 
69Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:01:40 
70Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar0:01:42 
71Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling  
72David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling  
73Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:44 
74Julien Guay (Fra) Auber 93  
75Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:01:46 
76Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi0:02:00 
77Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:17 
78Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:02:23 
79Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:03:08 
80Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:33 
81Kevin Ista (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
82Yann Guyot (Fra) ADT0:03:38 
83Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:03:40 
84Oddbjorn Klomsten ANDERSEN  
85Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
86Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
87Jerome Mainard (Fra) ADT  
88Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
89Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
90Alo Jakin (Est) Auber 93  
91Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin  
92Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
93Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
94Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
95Serge De Wartelaer (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
96Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
97Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
98Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr  
99Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:50 
100Clément Penven (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm0:04:36 
101Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team0:05:24 
102Kai Reus (Ned) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
103Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi0:06:07 
104Pierre Gouault (Fra) Auber 930:06:26 
105Thomas Wertz (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
106Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
107Niels De Rooze (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
108Clement Saint Martin (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm  
109Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
110Grégoire Tarride (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm  
111Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.Fr  
112Christophe Premont (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
113Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:06:30 
114Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 93  
115Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
116Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
117Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:06:34 
118Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:50 
119Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team0:06:56 
120Damien Garcia (Fra) Team Froy Oslo0:09:23 
121Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
122Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
123Jérôme Gilbert (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
124Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling  
125Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:09:25 
126Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
127Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
128Jon Soeveras Breivold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
129Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
130Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
131Anders KRISTOFFERSEN (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
132Maxime RENAULT (Fra) Auber 93  
133Dirk FINDERS (Ger) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
134Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
135Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
136Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
137Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
138Stef Van Zummeren (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team  
139Anthony Maldonado (Fra) Auber 93  
140Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:31 
141Henrik Steen Haugen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
142Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
143Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
144Benoît Sinner (Fra) Adt  
145Chetout Loic (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
146Martin Mortensen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:14:23 
147Halvor Tandrevold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo0:18:49 
148Henrik Evensen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo  
149Melvin Rulliere (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
150Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
151Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:19:29 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi  
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  

Related Articles

Back to top