Tour de l'Ain: Le Bon takes prologue

FDJ rider tops Geniez, Turgis by two seconds

FDJ's Johan Le Bon claimed the opening day of racing at the Tour de l'Ain, a 3.8-kilometre prologue in Bourg-en-Bresse.

The 26-year-old Frenchman spent nearly an hour in the hot seat after taking over the provisional lead midway through the start order, with most of the potential challengers still to come as he rolled across the line. His time of 4:32 withstood the rest of the field, however, with AG2R's Alexandre Geniez and Cofidis' Anthony Turgis coming closest to his mark, both of them two seconds slower. Thibaut Pinot put in a blistering ride to finish fourth and take an early advantage over his GC rivals.

Le Bon will now take the race leader's jersey into Wednesday's stage 1, a 141.1km ride from Polliat to Trévoux.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:04:32 
2Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:02 
3Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:03 
5Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:04 
6Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:05 
7Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
8Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ0:00:06 
9Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
11Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:07 
12Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
13Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
14David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ0:00:08 
15Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Jarno Mobach (Ned) Development Team Sunweb  
17Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Jeremy Bescond (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:00:09 
19Stef Clement (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
20Roland Thalmann (Swi) Roth - Akros  
21Patrick Haller (Ger) German National Team  
22Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni-Sidermec0:00:10 
23Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
24Bruno Armirail (Fra) FDJ  
25Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
26Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
27Fabien Canal (Fra) Armee De Terre  
28Louis Pijourlet (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
29Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:11 
30Andrea Palini (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
31Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
32Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
33Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:12 
34Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
35Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
36Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:13 
37Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Direct Energie  
38Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie  
39Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:14 
40Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
41Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee De Terre0:00:15 
42Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
43Colin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Roth - Akros  
44Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie  
45Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
46Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
47Damian Lüscher (Swi) Roth - Akros  
48Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee De Terre0:00:16 
49Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
50Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb  
51Frédéricbrun (Fra) France National Team  
52Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie  
53Delio Fernandez (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
54Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
55Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:17 
56Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team  
57Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
58Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:18 
59Victor Lafay (Fra) France National Team  
60Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee De Terre  
62Matvey Nikitin (Kaz) Astana City0:00:19 
63Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
64Vladimir Tsoy (Kaz) Astana City  
65Flavien Maurelet (Fra) France National Team  
66Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:20 
67Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
68Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
69Nicolas Baldo (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
70Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
71Simon Sellier (Fra) France National Team  
72Angel Madrazo (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
73David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
74Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana City  
75Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:21 
76Anton Kuzmin (Kaz) Astana City0:00:22 
77Valentin Baillifard (Swi) Roth - Akros  
78Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni-Sidermec0:00:23 
79Robert William Kessler (Ger) German National Team  
80Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City0:00:24 
81Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee De Terre  
82Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
83Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie  
84Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
85Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:25 
86Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
87Axel Journiaux (Fra) France National Team0:00:26 
88Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
89Felix Gall (Aut) Development Team Sunweb  
90Lukas Jaun (Swi) Roth - Akros0:00:27 
91Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:28 
92Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:00:29 
93Matthias Reutimann (Swi) Roth - Akros  
94Romain Campistrous (Fra) Armee De Terre  
95Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
96Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:00:31 
97John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
98Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Astana City0:00:32 
99Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team0:00:33 
100Florian Nowak (Ger) German National Team0:00:34 
101Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) German National Team0:00:38 
102Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) France National Team0:00:43 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ15 pts
2Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
3Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ8 
5Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo6 
6Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
7Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro4 
8Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ3 
9Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro2 
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ0:04:38 
2David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ0:00:02 
3Jarno Mobach (Ned) Development Team Sunweb  
4Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
5Patrick Haller (Ger) German National Team0:00:03 
6Louis Pijourlet (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:04 
7Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:05 
8Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:06 
9Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:07 
10Damian Lüscher (Swi) Roth - Akros0:00:09 
11Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:00:10 
12Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team0:00:11 
13Victor Lafay (Fra) France National Team0:00:12 
14Vladimir Tsoy (Kaz) Astana City0:00:13 
15Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:14 
16Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
17Simon Sellier (Fra) France National Team  
18Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana City  
19Anton Kuzmin (Kaz) Astana City0:00:16 
20Robert William Kessler (Ger) German National Team0:00:17 
21Axel Journiaux (Fra) France National Team0:00:20 
22Felix Gall (Aut) Development Team Sunweb  
23Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:00:25 
24John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
25Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Astana City0:00:26 
26Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team0:00:27 
27Florian Nowak (Ger) German National Team0:00:28 
28Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) German National Team0:00:32 
29Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) France National Team0:00:37 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1FDJ0:13:45 
2Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:04 
3Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:09 
4Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
5AG2R La Mondiale  
6Team Sunweb0:00:22 
7Androni Giocattoli0:00:23 
8Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:27 
9Roth - Akros0:00:30 
10Armee De Terre0:00:32 
11Direct Energie  
12HP BTP - Auber 930:00:37 
13Allemagne Espoirs0:00:40 
14Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:41 
15Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
16Equipe de France0:00:44 
17Astana Pro Team0:00:49 
General classification after prologue
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:04:32 
2Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:02 
3Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:03 
5Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:04 
6Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:05 
7Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
8Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ0:00:06 
9Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
11Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:07 
12Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
13Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
14David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ0:00:08 
15Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Jarno Mobach (Ned) Development Team Sunweb  
17Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Jeremy Bescond (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:00:09 
19Stef Clement (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
20Roland Thalmann (Swi) Roth - Akros  
21Patrick Haller (Ger) German National Team  
22Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni-Sidermec0:00:10 
23Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
24Bruno Armirail (Fra) FDJ  
25Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
26Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
27Fabien Canal (Fra) Armee De Terre  
28Louis Pijourlet (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
29Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:11 
30Andrea Palini (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
31Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
32Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
33Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:12 
34Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
35Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
36Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:13 
37Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Direct Energie  
38Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie  
39Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:14 
40Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
41Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee De Terre0:00:15 
42Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
43Colin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Roth - Akros  
44Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie  
45Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
46Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
47Damian Lüscher (Swi) Roth - Akros  
48Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee De Terre0:00:16 
49Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
50Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb  
51Frédéricbrun (Fra) France National Team  
52Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie  
53Delio Fernandez (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
54Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
55Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:17 
56Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team  
57Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
58Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:18 
59Victor Lafay (Fra) France National Team  
60Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee De Terre  
62Matvey Nikitin (Kaz) Astana City0:00:19 
63Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
64Vladimir Tsoy (Kaz) Astana City  
65Flavien Maurelet (Fra) France National Team  
66Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:20 
67Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
68Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
69Nicolas Baldo (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
70Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
71Simon Sellier (Fra) France National Team  
72Angel Madrazo (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
73David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
74Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana City  
75Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:21 
76Anton Kuzmin (Kaz) Astana City0:00:22 
77Valentin Baillifard (Swi) Roth - Akros  
78Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni-Sidermec0:00:23 
79Robert William Kessler (Ger) German National Team  
80Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City0:00:24 
81Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee De Terre  
82Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
83Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie  
84Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
85Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:25 
86Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
87Axel Journiaux (Fra) France National Team0:00:26 
88Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
89Felix Gall (Aut) Development Team Sunweb  
90Lukas Jaun (Swi) Roth - Akros0:00:27 
91Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:28 
92Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:00:29 
93Matthias Reutimann (Swi) Roth - Akros  
94Romain Campistrous (Fra) Armee De Terre  
95Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
96Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:00:31 
97John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
98Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Astana City0:00:32 
99Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team0:00:33 
100Florian Nowak (Ger) German National Team0:00:34 
101Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) German National Team0:00:38 
102Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) France National Team0:00:43 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ15 pts
2Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
3Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ8 
5Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo6 
6Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
7Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro4 
8Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ3 
9Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro2 
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ0:04:38 
2David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ0:00:02 
3Jarno Mobach (Ned) Development Team Sunweb  
4Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
5Patrick Haller (Ger) German National Team0:00:03 
6Louis Pijourlet (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:04 
7Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:05 
8Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:06 
9Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:07 
10Damian Lüscher (Swi) Roth - Akros0:00:09 
11Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:00:10 
12Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team0:00:11 
13Victor Lafay (Fra) France National Team0:00:12 
14Vladimir Tsoy (Kaz) Astana City0:00:13 
15Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:14 
16Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
17Simon Sellier (Fra) France National Team  
18Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana City  
19Anton Kuzmin (Kaz) Astana City0:00:16 
20Robert William Kessler (Ger) German National Team0:00:17 
21Axel Journiaux (Fra) France National Team0:00:20 
22Felix Gall (Aut) Development Team Sunweb  
23Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:00:25 
24John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
25Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Astana City0:00:26 
26Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team0:00:27 
27Florian Nowak (Ger) German National Team0:00:28 
28Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) German National Team0:00:32 
29Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) France National Team0:00:37 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1FDJ0:13:45 
2Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:04 
3Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:09 
4Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
5AG2R La Mondiale  
6Team Sunweb0:00:22 
7Androni Giocattoli0:00:23 
8Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:27 
9Roth - Akros0:00:30 
10Armee De Terre0:00:32 
11Direct Energie  
12HP BTP - Auber 930:00:37 
13Allemagne Espoirs0:00:40 
14Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:41 
15Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
16Equipe de France0:00:44 
17Astana Pro Team0:00:49 
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