Vinokourov returns to winning in l'Ain TT

Horner moves into overall lead

Alexander Vinokourov scored his first race win since returning from a two-year doping ban on Tuesday at the Tour de l'Ain. Riding for the Kazakh national team, Vinokourov won the 8.8km time trial in St. Genis-Pouilly over Dutch rider Michiel Elijzen (Silence-Lotto).

Vinokourov returned to competition for the first time this week after serving the ban for blood doping at the 2007 Tour de France. The rider had been unable to come to an agreement with his former team, Astana, with whom he still has a contract, and was racing for his national team.

The time trial was the second of two half stages on Tuesday. In the morning's mountainous 103km stage finishing atop Mont Jura, Vinokourov finished well off the pace of the leading group, losing 3:45.

American Chris Horner, who finished second on the morning's stage, assumed the race lead following the afternoon time trial. He finished third in the test, 13 seconds behind Vinokourov.

The morning's leader Ludovic Turpin (AG2R) lost 24 seconds to Horner, who now leads the Frenchman by 19 seconds.

Horner is now poised to take his first European stage race victory.

The afternoon time trial was only 8.8 kilometres in length - too short to gain large amounts of time, but Horner was happy to finish with a 19 second lead over Turpin.

"I was hoping to get at least 15 seconds so I could have a buffer against anyone getting the 10 second time bonus on the last stage, so I can't ask for too much more."
 

Full Results
1Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:09:50 
2Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto0:00:10 
3Christopher Horner (USA) Astana0:00:13 
4Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:00:21 
5Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental0:00:22 
6Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:00:26 
7Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93  
8Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:00:27 
9Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:28 
10Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:29 
11Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
12Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 930:00:30 
13Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
14Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
15David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:31 
16Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:32 
17Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:35 
18Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:36 
19Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana  
20Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:00:38 
21Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel0:00:39 
22Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93  
23Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:00:42 
24Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
25Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:00:43 
27Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
28Arthur Vichot (Fra) France0:00:44 
29Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
30Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:00:46 
31Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:00:47 
32Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental  
33Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel  
34Cyril Bessy (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
35Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
36Dimitriv Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:48 
37Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano0:00:49 
38Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:51 
39Thibault Pinot (Fra) France  
40Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:52 
41Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
42Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
43Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93  
44Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
45Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
46Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:53 
47Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:00:54 
48Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
49Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:55 
50Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:56 
51Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France0:00:57 
52Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
53Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
54José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana0:00:58 
55Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
56Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto  
57Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
58John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:59 
59Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
60Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
61Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
62Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:01:00 
63Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel  
64Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:01 
65Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:02 
66Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
67Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:01:03 
68Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:04 
69Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:05 
70Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
71Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France0:01:06 
72Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
73Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
74Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:01:08 
75Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun  
76Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
77Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 930:01:09 
78Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:01:10 
79Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
80Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:01:11 
81Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
82Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:12 
83Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:13 
84Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux0:01:16 
85Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
86Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:17 
87Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
88Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 930:01:19 
89Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
90Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:01:20 
91Faber Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:01:21 
92Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
93Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana0:01:22 
94Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:27 
95Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:28 
96Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel  
97Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:01:29 
98Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:01:30 
99Yoann Bagot (Fra) France0:01:38 
100Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:39 
101Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
102Jean-Marie Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:44 
103Romain Hardy (Fra) France  
104Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:55 
105Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:02:12 
Points
1Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan15pts
2Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto12 
3Christopher Horner (USA) Astana10 
4Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel8 
5Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental6 
6Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel5 
7Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 934 
8Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step3 
9Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
10Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
Teams
1Agritubel30:56:00 
2Cofidis Le Crédit En Ligne0:07:00 
3Auber 930:11:00 
4Astana  
5Quick Step0:14:00 
6Silence-Lotto0:25:00 
7Equipe Du Kazakhstan0:27:00 
8BMC Racing Team0:40:00 
9Francaise Des Jeux  
10Rabobank0:41:00 
11AG2R La Mondiale0:44:00 
12Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:47:00 
13Besson Chaussures - Sojasun1:00:00 
14Equipe De France1:07:00 
15Caisse d'EEpargne1:09:00 
16Skil - Shimano  
17Bretagne Schuller1:29:00 
18Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes1:51:00 
19Roubaix Lille Métropole2:17:00 
General classification after stage 3b
1Christopher Horner (USA) Astana9:25:57 
2Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:19 
3David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:20 
4Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:22 
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:32 
6Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:36 
7Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:00:48 
8Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:50 
9Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:58 
10Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:01:09 
11Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:32 
12Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:35 
13Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:37 
14Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:46 
15John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:53 
16Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:30 
17Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:02:47 
18Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:02:54 
19Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:03:04 
20Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:24 
21Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France0:03:28 
22Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:03:29 
23Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel0:03:33 
24Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:03:55 
25Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:03:56 
26Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:58 
27Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
28Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 930:04:09 
29Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental0:04:15 
30Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental0:04:16 
31Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:17 
32Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:04:21 
33Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:04:24 
34Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:25 
35José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana0:04:27 
36Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:29 
37Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:04:30 
38Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:04:32 
39Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:04:33 
40Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
41Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France0:04:36 
42Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:04:37 
43Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 930:04:39 
44Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:40 
45Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
46Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:04:42 
47Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux0:04:45 
48Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:04:49 
49Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana0:04:51 
50Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:04:58 
51Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:05:08 
52Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:07:09 
53Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel0:07:31 
54Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step0:07:43 
55Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 930:08:02 
56Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 930:08:05 
57Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:08:06 
58Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:08:10 
59Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana0:08:12 
60Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:08:14 
61Arthur Vichot (Fra) France0:08:20 
62Dimitriv Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:08:24 
63Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:08:27 
64Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:08:34 
65Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:09:04 
66Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:09:08 
67Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:09:13 
68Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:09:26 
69Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:10:25 
70Thibault Pinot (Fra) France0:10:53 
71Romain Hardy (Fra) France0:10:55 
72Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 930:12:04 
73Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:12:06 
74Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto0:12:10 
75Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel0:13:06 
76Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:15:35 
77Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
78Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:15:39 
79Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:15:42 
80Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:15:54 
81Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:16:19 
82Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
83Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:23 
84Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana0:16:37 
85Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:16:40 
86Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:17:05 
87Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:17:43 
88Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:17:46 
89Cyril Bessy (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:17:49 
90Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano0:17:50 
91Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:18:18 
92Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 930:18:20 
93Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:18:31 
94Jean-Marie Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:18:45 
95Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto0:18:49 
96Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:19:31 
97Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:19:36 
98Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:19:59 
99Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:20:36 
100Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:20:45 
101Yoann Bagot (Fra) France0:21:39 
102Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:22:01 
103Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:22:24 
104Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:25:31 
105Faber Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:30:34 
Points classification
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto37pts
2Christopher Horner (USA) Astana31 
3Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel30 
4Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel28 
5Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne26 
6Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25 
7Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne25 
8Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team21 
9Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano19 
40Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan18 
11Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step18 
12Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne17 
13Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step17 
14David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
15Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano14 
16Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team12 
17Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto12 
18Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux11 
19Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne10 
20Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne10 
21Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux9 
22John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
23Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne9 
24Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel8 
25Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8 
26Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7 
27Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller7 
28Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental7 
29Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental6 
30Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole6 
31Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom6 
22Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan5 
33Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel5 
34Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 934 
35Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun4 
36Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
37Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
38Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
39Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller2 
22Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan1 
41Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
42Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole1 
Young rider classification
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne9:26:19 
2Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:02:25 
3Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France0:03:06 
4Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental0:03:53 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental0:03:54 
6Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:04:02 
7Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:04:08 
8Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:04:11 
9Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
10Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France0:04:14 
11Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux0:04:23 
12Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 930:07:43 
13Arthur Vichot (Fra) France0:07:58 
14Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:08:51 
15Thibault Pinot (Fra) France0:10:31 
16Romain Hardy (Fra) France0:10:33 
17Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 930:11:42 
18Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:15:13 
19Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:01 
20Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:19:37 
21Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:20:14 
22Yoann Bagot (Fra) France0:21:17 
23Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:22:02 
Teams classification
1Cofidis Le Crédit En Ligne28:18:48 
2Agritubel0:02:48 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:02:49 
4Astana0:06:06 
5Francaise Des Jeux0:07:37 
6Bretagne Schuller0:09:17 
7Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:10:18 
8Rabobank0:11:37 
9Quick Step0:12:37 
10Caisse d'Epargne0:12:42 
11Roubaix Lille Métropole0:13:13 
12Equipe De France0:14:47 
13Auber 930:15:13 
14Equipe Du Kazakhstan0:15:29 
15BMC Racing Team0:19:15 
16Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:20:30 
17Silence-Lotto0:27:01 
18Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:27:10 
19Skil - Shimano0:32:48 

 

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