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Tour de l'Ain 2009

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August 9-12, 2009

August 10, Stage 2: Trevoux - Oyonnax 146.5km

Rojas wins stage two

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Cycling News
Published:
August 10, 2009, 19:54 BST,
Updated:
August 11, 2009, 3:13 BST

First win of the year for Caisse d'Epargne racer

Team Caisse d'Epargne's José Joaquín Rojas took his first win of the season on Monday afternoon at the end of stage two of the Tour de l'Ain. Rojas won the sprint at the end of teh 146.5km stage from Trévoux to Oyonnax ahead of Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet and Frenchman Maxime Bouet.

"This is my first victory this year, and it is a great joy because this year I have always finished second, third, fourth and fifth, and there seemed to be no way I could win a race."

Rojas seemed relieved. "From now on, I will be able to take things easier," he said.

He credited his team who helped set him up for the sprint on a day when he felt good.

"I believe that the average speed of the first hour was more than 50kph," said Rojas of what felt like a fast stage. "Many attacks occurred in the finale, but fortunately, it ended as a sprint. I knew exactly what I had to do. I took Van Avermaets' wheel and passed him rather easily. I hope that this success is the first of a series!"

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 3:18:05  
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
3 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel    
4 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step    
5 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
6 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step    
7 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
8 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
9 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
10 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
11 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel    
12 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
13 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
14 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
15 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana    
16 Arthur Vichot (Fra) France    
17 Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
18 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
19 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel    
20 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
21 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel    
23 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
24 Dimitriv Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
25 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
26 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental    
27 Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
28 Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93    
29 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
30 Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
31 Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
32 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
33 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
34 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
35 Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
36 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana    
37 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
38 Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
39 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
40 Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
41 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
42 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step    
43 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana    
44 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
45 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
46 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
47 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
48 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
49 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
50 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
51 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
52 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93    
53 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
54 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel    
55 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
56 Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux    
57 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental    
58 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
59 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
60 Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
61 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
62 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
63 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
64 Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
65 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
66 Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
67 Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
68 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93    
69 Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
70 Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
71 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
72 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93    
73 Thibault Pinot (Fra) France    
74 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France    
75 Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
76 Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93    
77 Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
78 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
79 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
80 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto    
81 Alejandro Ramirez Calderon (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
82 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France    
83 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
84 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:22  
85 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:53  
86 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel    
87 Romain Hardy (Fra) France    
88 Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
89 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana    
90 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:58  
91 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
92 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
93 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:02:13  
94 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano 0:02:24  
95 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
96 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
97 Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
98 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
99 Marlon Perez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
100 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
101 Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93    
102 Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
103 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step    
104 Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
105 Jean-Marie Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
106 Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:04:02  
107 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto    
108 Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
109 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
110 Yoann Bagot (Fra) France 0:05:24  
111 Faber Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 0:10:23  
DNF Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step    
Sprint 1 - Neuville-Les-Dames, 45.8kim
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 5  pts
2 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 3  
3 Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux 1  
Sprint 2 - Finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto 25  
3 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 20  
4 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 16  
5 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 14  
6 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 12  
7 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 10  
8 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 9  
9 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
10 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 7  
11 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel 6  
12 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 5  
13 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 4  
14 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux 3  
15 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana 2  
Mountain - Côte d'Arbent, 143km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 7  pts
2 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 5  
3 Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 3  
4 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Agritubel 9:54:15  
2 Francaise Des Jeux    
3 Ag2R La Mondiale    
4 Quick Step    
5 Bmc Racing Team    
6 Bbox Boutgues Telecom    
7 Cofidis Le Crédit En Ligne    
8 Astana    
9 Caisse D`Epargne    
10 Equipe Du Kazakhstan    
11 Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
12 Bretagne Schuller    
13 Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
14 Rabobank    
15 Roubaix Lille Métropole    
16 Auber 93    
17 Equipe De France    
18 Silence-Lotto 0:00:22  
19 Skil - Shimano 0:01:58  
General classification after stage 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 6:36:53  
2 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:04  
3 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:00:08  
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:37  
5 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:41  
6 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:43  
7 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:47  
8 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
9 Arthur Vichot (Fra) France    
10 Dimitriv Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
11 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step    
12 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
13 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
14 Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
15 Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93    
16 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
17 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
18 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
19 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
20 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
21 Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
22 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step    
23 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
24 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
25 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
26 Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
27 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
28 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
29 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
30 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
31 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93    
32 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
33 Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
34 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
35 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
36 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana    
37 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
38 Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
39 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
40 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
41 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
42 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France    
43 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
44 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
45 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel    
46 Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux    
47 Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
48 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
49 Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
50 Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
51 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
52 Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
53 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
54 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel    
55 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
56 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
57 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93    
58 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
59 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana    
60 Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
61 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
62 Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
63 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
64 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
65 Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
66 Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
67 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
68 Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
69 Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93    
70 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
71 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana    
72 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental    
73 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93    
74 Thibault Pinot (Fra) France    
75 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel    
76 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto    
77 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
78 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
79 Alejandro Ramirez Calderon (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
80 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
81 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:01:09  
82 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental 0:01:11  
83 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France    
84 Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
85 Romain Hardy (Fra) France 0:01:40  
86 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
87 Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
88 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana    
89 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel    
90 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:45  
91 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
92 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
93 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:00  
94 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano 0:03:11  
95 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
96 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano    
97 Jean-Marie Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
98 Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
99 Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
100 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
101 Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93    
102 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step    
103 Marlon Perez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
104 Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
105 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
106 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:49  
107 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto    
108 Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
109 Yoann Bagot (Fra) France 0:06:11  
110 Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:10:34  
111 Faber Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 0:11:10  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 16  pts
2 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 14  
3 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano 14  
4 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 12  
5 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 12  
6 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
7 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 18  
8 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 9  
9 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 9  
10 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 8  
11 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 7  
12 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental 7  
13 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 6  
14 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 19  
15 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano 6  
16 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 5  
17 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 4  
18 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun 4  
19 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 3  
20 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3  
21 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 25  
22 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto 3  
23 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 2  
24 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux 2  
25 Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 1  
26 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana 1  
27 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 25  
28 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
29 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 26  
30 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel 30  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1  
2 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 1  
3 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
4 Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes 7  
5 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano 5  
6 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 5  
7 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel 3  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 6:37:40  
2 Arthur Vichot (Fra) France    
3 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
4 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
5 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93    
6 Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
7 Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
8 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
9 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France    
10 Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux    
11 Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
12 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
13 Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
14 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental    
15 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93    
16 Thibault Pinot (Fra) France    
17 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental 0:00:24  
18 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France    
19 Romain Hardy (Fra) France 0:00:53  
20 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
21 Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
22 Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:02:24  
23 Yoann Bagot (Fra) France 0:05:24  
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Agritubel 19:52:23  
2 Cofidis Le Crédit En Ligne    
3 Francaise Des Jeux 0:00:37  
4 Ag2R La Mondiale    
5 Bmc Racing Team    
6 Quick Step    
7 Equipe De France    
8 Caisse D`Epargne    
9 Equipe Du Kazakhstan    
10 Bretagne Schuller    
11 Bbox Boutgues Telecom    
12 Auber 93    
13 Roubaix Lille Métropole    
14 Rabobank    
15 Astana    
16 Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes    
17 Besson Chaussures - Sojasun    
18 Silence-Lotto 0:00:59  
19 Skil - Shimano 0:02:00