Feillu flies to victory

Winner's time bonus extends Frenchman's GC lead

Edged out for victory by Stéphane Poulhies (Saur-Sojasun) yesterday, Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team) went one better today to claim the Tour de l'Ain's second stage. The Frenchman outkicked compatriots Steve Chainel (BBox Bouygues Telecom) and Tony Gallopin (Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne) in the field sprint deciding the 138.8km stage into Trevoux.

Feillu, wearing the leader's yellow jersey, picked up a 10 second time bonus for the stage win which provided additional seconds of breathing room on general classification. Feillu remains in the overall lead while Gallopin moved into second place, 12 seconds back. Prologue winner Haimar Zubeldia (Team RadioShack) holds third overall and trails Feillu by 15 seconds.

The peloton will tackle the Tour de l'Ain's penultimate and longest stage on Friday, covering 164.5km from Montmerle-Sur-Saone to Arbent.

Full Results
1Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3:02:10 
2Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:01 
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
5John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
6Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
7Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
8Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team Radioshack  
9Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
10Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
11Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
12Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
14Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
15Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
16Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
17Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia  
18Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
19Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
20Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
21Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
22Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
23Romain Bardet (Fra) French National Espoirs Team  
24Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
25Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
26Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack  
27Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
28Jean-Lou Païani (Fra) French National Espoirs Team  
29Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano  
30Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
31Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
32Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
33Martin Kholer (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
34Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
35Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
36Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
37Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
38John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
40Arnaud Courteille (Fra) French National Espoirs Team  
41Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
42Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
43Francisco Perez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
44Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
45David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
46Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Wesley Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
48Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
49Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano  
50Cole House (USA) BMC Racing Team  
51Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
52Thomas Bonnin (Fra) French National Espoirs Team  
53Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
54Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
55Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
56Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
57Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack  
58Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
59Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
60José-Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack  
61Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
62Rémi Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
63Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
64Frédérik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano  
65Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
66Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
67Yvan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack  
68Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
69Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
70Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radioshack  
71Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
72Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
73Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
74Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
75Benoît Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
76Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
77Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
78Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
79Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia  
80Edouardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller  
81Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
82Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
83Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
84Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
85Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
86Pierre Cazeaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
87Yoann Barbas (Fra) French National Espoirs Team  
88Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
89Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
90Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
91Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
92Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
93Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
94Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
95Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
96Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
97Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team  
98Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:39 
99Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:01:14 
100Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:27 
101Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
102Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:00:01 
103Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:03:49 
104Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:04:00 
105Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:25 
Sprint 1 - Neuville / Ain, 32.2km
1Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team5pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
3Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Points - Finish
1Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team25pts
2Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom20 
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux14 
5John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team12 
6Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9310 
7Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun9 
8Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team Radioshack8 
9Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7 
10Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller6 
11Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team5 
12Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
13Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 933 
14Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
15Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole1 
Mountain 1 - Côte de St Martin du Mont, 38.5km
1Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team5pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
3Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia1 
1Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team9:06:32 
2Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne0:00:01 
3Big Mat - Auber 93  
4Team HTC - Columbia  
5Roubaix Lille Métropole  
7BMC Racing Team  
8Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
9Caisse d`Epargne  
10Team Radioshack  
11French National Espoirs Team  
12Bretagne Schuller  
13AG2R la Mondiale  
14Omega Pharma - Lotto  
15Skil - Shimano  
17Saur - Sojasun  
18Kazakhstan National Team  
General classification after stage 2
1Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6:27:43 
2Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:12 
3Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack0:00:15 
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:16 
6Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
7Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:00:17 
8Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
9Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
10Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:18 
11Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
12Jean-Lou Païani (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:00:20 
13Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
14Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:00:21 
15Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
16Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
17Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
18Frédérik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano  
19Martin Kholer (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
20Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radioshack0:00:22 
21Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
22Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:23 
23Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:24 
25Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
26José-Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack0:00:25 
27Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
28Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
29Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
30David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:26 
31Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
32Francisco Perez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
33Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
34Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:27 
35Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
36Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
37John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:28 
38Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
40Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:29 
41Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
42Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
43Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:00:30 
44Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Rémi Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
46Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
47Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
48Pierre Cazeaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:31 
49Thomas Bonnin (Fra) French National Espoirs Team  
50Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
51Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
52Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
53Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
54Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack0:00:33 
55Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
56Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:34 
57Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
58Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:36 
59Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
60Wesley Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:00:37 
61Yoann Barbas (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:00:38 
62Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:39 
63Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:40 
64Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:50 
65Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:53 
66Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:10 
67Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:12 
68Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:13 
69Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:14 
70Romain Bardet (Fra) French National Espoirs Team  
71Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano0:01:15 
72Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
73Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
74Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
75Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:16 
76Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:17 
77Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
78Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:18 
79Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
80Arnaud Courteille (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:01:19 
81Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:20 
82Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:22 
83Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:23 
84Edouardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:25 
85Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
86Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:01:28 
87Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:50 
88Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:02:41 
89Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:47 
90Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:06:22 
91Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:06:24 
92Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:06:41 
93John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team0:07:16 
94Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia  
95Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:07:20 
96Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team Radioshack0:07:21 
97Yvan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack0:07:23 
98Benoît Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
99Cole House (USA) BMC Racing Team0:07:26 
100Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:07:28 
101Feng Han (Chn) Skil - Shimano0:07:34 
102Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
103Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:11:10 
104Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team0:14:20 
105Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:21:09 
Points classification
1Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team47pts
2Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun34 
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne21 
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto20 
5Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller20 
6Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun20 
7Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom20 
8Jean-Lou Païani (Fra) French National Espoirs Team16 
9Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack15 
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux14 
11Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale13 
12Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental12 
13John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team12 
14Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9310 
15Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8 
16Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team Radioshack8 
17Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) French National Espoirs Team7 
18Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team7 
19Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7 
20Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole6 
21Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne6 
22Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
23Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team5 
24Martin Kholer (Swi) BMC Racing Team5 
25Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team5 
26Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental4 
27Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
28Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia3 
29Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 933 
30Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole3 
31Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole2 
32Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
33Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 931 
34Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia1 
35Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
36Pierre Cazeaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
37Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole1 
Mountains classification
1Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) French National Espoirs Team10pts
2Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
3Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
4Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team5 
5David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
6Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3 
7Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
8Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Young riders classification
1Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6:27:55 
2Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:00:03 
3Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:04 
4Moreno Hofland (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:00:05 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
6Jean-Lou Païani (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:00:08 
7Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:00:09 
8Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:15 
9Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:17 
10Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93  
11Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:00:18 
12Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
13Thomas Bonnin (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:00:19 
14Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
15Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:22 
16Wesley Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:00:25 
17Yoann Barbas (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:00:26 
18Romain Bardet (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:01:02 
19Arnaud Courteille (Fra) French National Espoirs Team0:01:07 
20Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:08 
21Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:10 
22Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:06:10 
23Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:06:12 
24Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:06:29 
25Leigh Howard (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:07:08 
26Cole House (USA) BMC Racing Team0:07:14 
27Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:10:58 
28Chris Barton (USA) BMC Racing Team0:14:08 
Teams classification
1Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team19:24:03 
2Team HTC - Columbia  
3BMC Racing Team0:00:04 
4Saur - Sojasun0:00:06 
5Team Radioshack0:00:07 
7Cofidis Le Crédit en Ligne0:00:11 
8Omega Pharma - Lotto  
9French National Espoirs Team0:00:16 
10Roubaix Lille Métropole0:00:18 
11AG2R la Mondiale  
12Big Mat - Auber 930:00:24 
13Bretagne Schuller0:00:27 
14Caisse d`Epargne0:00:29 
16Skil - Shimano0:01:05 
17Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:11 
18Kazakhstan National Team0:02:12 
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