Tour de l'Ain: Lobato sprints to stage 1 win

Spaniard takes over race lead

LottoNL-Jumbo's Juan Jose Lobato proved quickest to the line at the end of stage 1 at the Tour de l'Ain, besting Cofidis' Nacer Bouhanni and Armee de Terre's Steven Tronet on Wednesday.

The 141.1-kilometre stage from Polliat to Trévoux featured a lumpy finale, but things came together for a sprint, with Lobato finally nabbing an elusive first pro victory in LottoNL-Jumbo kit in the uphill kick.

"I'm very happy with my first victory for Team LottoNL-Jumbo. I dedicate it to my late uncle Antonio and my family, who always supported me. The start of my season was not as I had imagined, but I never lost faith in myself. In addition, I would also like to thank the team for their support in this difficult period," Lobato explained.

Adding the stage winner's bonus seconds to a strong fifth-place finish in the opening prologue, Lobato grabbed hold of the race lead from FDJ's Johan Le Bon, who now sits second overall on the same time as Bouhanni in third, six seconds back.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo3:11:10 
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
3Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee De Terre  
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
5Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
6Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
7Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
8Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb  
9David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
10Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
11Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
12Colin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Roth - Akros  
13Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee De Terre  
14Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
15Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
16Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
17Simon Sellier (Fra) France National Team  
18Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
19Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team  
20Lukas Jaun (Swi) Roth - Akros  
21Victor Lafay (Fra) France National Team  
22Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie  
23Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
24Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
25Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
26Fabien Canal (Fra) Armee De Terre  
27Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
28Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
29Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
31Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
32Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
33Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
34Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
35Jarno Mobach (Ned) Development Team Sunweb  
36Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
37Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ  
40Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
41Delio Fernandez (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
42Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni-Sidermec  
43Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
44Matvey Nikitin (Kaz) Astana City  
45Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) France National Team  
46Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
47Flavien Maurelet (Fra) France National Team  
48Patrick Haller (Ger) German National Team  
49Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City  
50Angel Madrazo (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
51Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
52Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie  
53Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
54David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ  
55Stef Clement (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
56Valentin Baillifard (Swi) Roth - Akros  
57Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Astana City  
58Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ  
59Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
60Nicolas Baldo (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
61Jeremy Bescond (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
62Frédéricbrun (Fra) France National Team  
63Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
64Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
65Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie  
66Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
67Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
68Roland Thalmann (Swi) Roth - Akros  
69Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
70Andrea Palini (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
71Romain Campistrous (Fra) Armee De Terre  
72Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:00:20 
73Louis Pijourlet (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
74Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:21 
75Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team0:00:28 
76Robert William Kessler (Ger) German National Team  
77Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee De Terre0:00:30 
78Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:33 
79Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:34 
80Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:36 
81Florian Nowak (Ger) German National Team0:00:39 
82Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:50 
83Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana City  
84Anton Kuzmin (Kaz) Astana City  
85Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:03:16 
86Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Direct Energie  
87Vladimir Tsoy (Kaz) Astana City  
88Damian Lüscher (Swi) Roth - Akros  
89Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
90Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
91John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
92Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb  
93Felix Gall (Aut) Development Team Sunweb  
94Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:04:04 
95Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee De Terre0:05:03 
96Bruno Armirail (Fra) FDJ0:05:50 
97Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) German National Team  
98Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
99Matthias Reutimann (Swi) Roth - Akros  
100Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
101Axel Journiaux (Fra) France National Team  
DNFJurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
Sprint 1 - St Julien sur Veyle
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie5 pts
2Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team3 
3Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo25 pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits20 
3Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee De Terre16 
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec14 
5Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
6Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro10 
7Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 939 
8Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb8 
9David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 937 
10Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM6 
11Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole5 
12Colin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Roth - Akros4 
13Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee De Terre3 
14Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni-Sidermec2 
15Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 931 
KOM 1 - Côte de Sulignat
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole5 pts
2Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb3 
3Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City1 
Most aggressive
#Rider Name (Country) Team 
 Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1HP BTP - Auber 939:33:30 
2Armee De Terre  
3Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia  
4Fortuneo - Oscaro  
5Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
6Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
7AG2R La Mondiale  
8Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
9France National Team  
10Roth - Akros  
11Direct Energie  
12FDJ  
13Astana City  
14Development Team Sunweb0:00:20 
15Roubaix - Lille Metropole  
16German National Team0:00:28 
17Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:36 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo3:15:36 
2Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:00:06 
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
4Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:08 
5Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:09 
6Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:11 
7Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
8Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ0:00:12 
9Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
10Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:13 
11Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
12Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
13David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ0:00:14 
14Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Jarno Mobach (Ned) Development Team Sunweb  
16Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Jeremy Bescond (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:00:15 
18Stef Clement (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
19Roland Thalmann (Swi) Roth - Akros  
20Patrick Haller (Ger) German National Team  
21Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni-Sidermec0:00:16 
22Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
23Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo  
24Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
25Fabien Canal (Fra) Armee De Terre  
26Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:17 
27Andrea Palini (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
28Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
29Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:18 
30Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro  
31Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:19 
32Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie  
33Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:20 
34Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:21 
35Colin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Roth - Akros  
36Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
37Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
38Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:00:22 
39Frédéricbrun (Fra) France National Team  
40Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie  
41Delio Fernandez (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
42Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni-Sidermec  
43Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:23 
44Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
45Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:24 
46Victor Lafay (Fra) France National Team  
47Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee De Terre  
49Matvey Nikitin (Kaz) Astana City0:00:25 
50Flavien Maurelet (Fra) France National Team  
51Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:26 
52Nicolas Baldo (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
53Simon Sellier (Fra) France National Team  
54Angel Madrazo (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
55Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee De Terre  
56David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
57Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:27 
58Valentin Baillifard (Swi) Roth - Akros0:00:28 
59Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni-Sidermec0:00:29 
60Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City0:00:30 
61Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93  
62Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie  
63Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
64Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni-Sidermec0:00:31 
65Lukas Jaun (Swi) Roth - Akros0:00:33 
66Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:00:35 
67Romain Campistrous (Fra) Armee De Terre  
68Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
69Louis Pijourlet (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:36 
70Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Astana City0:00:38 
71Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team0:00:39 
72Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:42 
73Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb  
74Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) France National Team0:00:49 
75Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team0:00:51 
76Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee De Terre0:00:52 
77Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:53 
78Robert William Kessler (Ger) German National Team0:00:57 
79Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:58 
80Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:59 
81Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:01:07 
82Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana City0:01:16 
83Anton Kuzmin (Kaz) Astana City0:01:18 
84Florian Nowak (Ger) German National Team0:01:19 
85Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Direct Energie0:03:35 
86Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:03:36 
87Damian Lüscher (Swi) Roth - Akros0:03:37 
88Vladimir Tsoy (Kaz) Astana City0:03:41 
89Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:03:42 
90Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:03:47 
91Felix Gall (Aut) Development Team Sunweb0:03:48 
92Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:03:53 
93John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
94Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:04:22 
95Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee De Terre0:05:24 
96Bruno Armirail (Fra) FDJ0:06:06 
97Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:16 
98Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
99Axel Journiaux (Fra) France National Team0:06:22 
100Matthias Reutimann (Swi) Roth - Akros0:06:25 
101Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) German National Team0:06:34 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo31 pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits21 
3Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee De Terre16 
4Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ15 
5Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro14 
6Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec14 
7Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
8Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
9Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
10Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 939 
11Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ8 
12Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb8 
13David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 937 
14Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM6 
15Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie5 
16Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
17Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole5 
18Colin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Roth - Akros4 
19Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ3 
20Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee De Terre3 
21Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team3 
22Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro2 
23Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni-Sidermec2 
24Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 931 
25Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole5 pts
2Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb3 
3Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ3:15:48 
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 
6Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:05 
7Victor Lafay (Fra) France National Team0:00:12 
8Simon Sellier (Fra) France National Team0:00:14 
9Louis Pijourlet (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:24 
10Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Astana City0:00:26 
11Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team0:00:27 
12Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:00:30 
13Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) France National Team0:00:37 
14Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team0:00:39 
15Robert William Kessler (Ger) German National Team0:00:45 
16Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana City0:01:04 
17Anton Kuzmin (Kaz) Astana City0:01:06 
18Florian Nowak (Ger) German National Team0:01:07 
19Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Direct Energie0:03:23 
20Damian Lüscher (Swi) Roth - Akros0:03:25 
21Vladimir Tsoy (Kaz) Astana City0:03:29 
22Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:03:30 
23Felix Gall (Aut) Development Team Sunweb0:03:36 
24Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:03:41 
25John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
26Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:04:10 
27Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:04 
28Axel Journiaux (Fra) France National Team0:06:10 
29Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) German National Team0:06:22 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1FDJ9:47:15 
2Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:09 
3Fortuneo - Oscaro  
4AG2R La Mondiale  
5Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia0:00:23 
6Roth - Akros0:00:30 
7Armee De Terre0:00:32 
8Direct Energie  
9HP BTP - Auber 930:00:37 
10Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:40 
11Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:41 
12Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
13Development Team Sunweb0:00:42 
14France National Team0:00:44 
15Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:47 
16Astana City0:00:49 
17German National Team0:01:08 
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