Slagter wins opening stage at Tour du Haut Var

Cannondale rider will wear leader's jersey into Sunday's final stage

Tom-Jelte Slagter (Cannondale) took the victory on stage 1 of the Tour du Haut Var-matin Saturday in Bagnols en Foret, finishing ahead of FDJ's Arthur Vichot and AG2R's Mickaël Chérel.

Slagter slipped away in the final 400 meters of the finishing climb to take the win. The peloton approached the final climb together, quickly stringing out in single file as Movistar's Antonio Pedrero attacked and gained a slight advantage.

Cofidis rider Anthony Turgis was the first to make contact with Pedrero and soon left the Movistar rider behind as he forged on alone. Turgis' advantage proved insufficient, however, as multiple counter attacks in the final 500 meters soon saw his gap disappear.

It was Slagter who eventually moved clear with enough of a surge to hold his advantage all the way to the line ahead of the FDJ and AG2R riders. Jésus Herrada (Movistar) was fourth, followed by Julien Simon (Cofidis).

“It was a great day," Slagter said. "The victory is always nice. I knew the final would suit me. It was all about positioning. I was in good position with five, six kilometers to go, so I could move up. I went over the top in third or fourth, full gas downhill so there was a gap behind me. Once I saw the gap was there, we came into the last kilometer and I thought if I waited they would probably catch us, and you’ll never know what could have happened. I surprised myself a little bit."

For Slagter, the win is a validation that he’s beyond the knee injury that hampered his last season.

“Last year in this period, I was still trying to get better and better with the injury," he said. "I am happy at the moment with the form. Today I showed I can go for the win again. And that’s a great feeling. Completely different than last year."

The first stage took riders over 155km from Le Cannet des Maures to Bagnols en Foret, finishing with two short 8.2km circuits that included three climbs: the Vinom and twice up the Blavet, plus to short walls with grades of up to 20 percent.

The UCI 2.1 race concludes Sunday with the 206.8km stage on a circuit around Draguignan.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:53:03 
2Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
3Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
4Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
5Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
7Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
8Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
9Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step  
10Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
11Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
12Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
13Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
14Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:06 
15Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
16Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:09 
18Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
20Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
21Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
22Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
23Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
24Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
26Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
27David Menut (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
28Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step  
29Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
30Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
31Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
32Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
33Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
34Kevin Lebreton (Fra) Armee de Terre  
35Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
36Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
37Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
38Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
39Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:20 
40Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
41Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
42Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
43Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
44Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
45Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
46Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
47Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
48Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:27 
49Simone Petilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:30 
50Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
51Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha  
52Phillip Gaimon (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:32 
53Kai Reus (Ned) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
54Floris Gerfs (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:00:34 
55Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
56Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie  
57Kevin Ista (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
58Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
59Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:00:40 
60Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
61Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:42 
62Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
63Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:52 
64Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:01:01 
65Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - Merida0:01:06 
66Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:19 
67Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
68Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
69Marinus Cornelis Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:22 
70Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:26 
71Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:01:27 
72Daan Myngheer (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:01:36 
73Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:39 
74Jerome Mainard (Fra) Armee de Terre  
75Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:09 
76Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
77Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:10 
78François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:12 
79Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ0:02:17 
80Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie  
81Stef Van Zummeren (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:02:22 
82Brecht Dhaene (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
83Christophe Premont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
84Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
85Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
86Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:03:03 
87Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
88Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:13 
89Maxime Renault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
90Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee de Terre  
91Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step  
92Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
93Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
94Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
95Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
96Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha  
97Thomas Wertz (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
98Florent Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
99Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
100Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida  
101Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
102Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ  
103Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
104Boris Dron (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
105Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
106Julien Guay (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
107Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie  
108José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:45 
109Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:14 
110Sander Cordeel (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
111Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:16 
112Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armee de Terre0:04:41 
113Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:04:48 
114Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:50 
115Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:05:12 
116Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:05:13 
117Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
118Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:05:52 
119Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:38 
120Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Yann Guyot (Fra) Armee de Terre  
122Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:06:40 
123Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:06:53 
124Davide Vigano (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
125Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:07:09 
126Gaëtan Pons (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:07:51 
127Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
128Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
129Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
130Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
131Elias Van Breussegem (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:07:55 
132Daniele Ratto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
133Mikel Aristi Gardoki (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
134Franck Bonnamour (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:08:04 
135Tim De Troyer (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:08:14 
136Yannis Yssaad (Fra) Armee de Terre0:12:34 
137Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
138Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
139Antonio Pedrero Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
140Christophe Laborie (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
141Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
142Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
143Yoann Barbas (Fra) Armee de Terre0:12:47 
144Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ0:12:56 
145Thomas Deruette (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:16:50 
146Julien Duval (Fra) Armee de Terre0:17:08 
147Florent Pereira (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:18:01 
DNFGaetan Bille (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
General Classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:53:03 
2Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
3Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
4Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
5Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
7Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
8Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha  
9Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step  
10Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
11Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
12Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
13Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step  
14Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:06 
15Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie  
16Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:09 
18Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
20Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha  
21Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
22Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha  
23Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
24Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
26Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
27David Menut (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
28Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step  
29Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
30Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
31Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
32Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
33Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
34Kevin Lebreton (Fra) Armee de Terre  
35Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
36Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
37Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
38Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
39Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:20 
40Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
41Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
42Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
43Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
44Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
45Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
46Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
47Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
48Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:27 
49Simone Petilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:30 
50Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
51Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha  
52Phillip Gaimon (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:32 
53Kai Reus (Ned) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
54Floris Gerfs (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:00:34 
55Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
56Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie  
57Kevin Ista (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
58Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
59Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:00:40 
60Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ  
61Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:42 
62Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
63Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:52 
64Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:01:01 
65Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - Merida0:01:06 
66Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:19 
67Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
68Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
69Marinus Cornelis Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:22 
70Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:26 
71Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:01:27 
72Daan Myngheer (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:01:36 
73Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:39 
74Jerome Mainard (Fra) Armee de Terre  
75Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:09 
76Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
77Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:10 
78François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:12 
79Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ0:02:17 
80Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie  
81Stef Van Zummeren (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:02:22 
82Brecht Dhaene (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
83Christophe Premont (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
84Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
85Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
86Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:03:03 
87Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
88Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:13 
89Maxime Renault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
90Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee de Terre  
91Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step  
92Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
93Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step  
94Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
95Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
96Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha  
97Thomas Wertz (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
98Florent Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
99Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
100Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida  
101Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
102Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ  
103Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect  
104Boris Dron (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
105Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
106Julien Guay (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
107Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie  
108José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:45 
109Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:14 
110Sander Cordeel (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
111Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:16 
112Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armee de Terre0:04:41 
113Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:04:48 
114Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:50 
115Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:05:12 
116Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:05:13 
117Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
118Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:05:52 
119Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:38 
120Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Yann Guyot (Fra) Armee de Terre  
122Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:06:40 
123Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:06:53 
124Davide Vigano (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
125Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:07:09 
126Gaëtan Pons (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:07:51 
127Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
128Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
129Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
130Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille  
131Elias Van Breussegem (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:07:55 
132Daniele Ratto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
133Mikel Aristi Gardoki (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
134Franck Bonnamour (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:08:04 
135Tim De Troyer (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team0:08:14 
136Yannis Yssaad (Fra) Armee de Terre0:12:34 
137Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93  
138Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
139Antonio Pedrero Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
140Christophe Laborie (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
141Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Veranda's Willems Cycling Team  
142Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
143Yoann Barbas (Fra) Armee de Terre0:12:47 
144Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ0:12:56 
145Thomas Deruette (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles - Group Protect0:16:50 
146Julien Duval (Fra) Armee de Terre0:17:08 
147Florent Pereira (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:18:01 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
Young Rider Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step  

 

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