Phinney wins Tour de l'Avenir prologue

American sensation beats Alex Dowsett

Taylor Phinney (USA) took victory at the prologue of the Tour de l'Avenir in Vierzon. He scorched around the 7.8km circuit in 8:55 to beat Alex Dowsett (Great Britain) by 6 seconds. Australia's Michael Matthews was a second further back in 3rd, while there was a signifcant gap back to the rest of the field, with Loic Desriac 4th at 19 seconds.

Full Results
1Taylor Phinney (USA) United States of America0:08:55 
2Alex Dowsett (GBr) Great Britain0:00:06 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Australia0:00:07 
4Loïc Desriac (Fra) France B0:00:19 
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Germany0:00:21 
6Andrew Talansky (USA) United States of America0:00:24 
7Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands0:00:26 
8Nelson Oliveira (Por) Portugal0:00:27 
9Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Spain0:00:28 
10Anthony Delaplace (Fra) France A  
11Martijn Keizer (Ned) Netherlands0:00:29 
12Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:30 
13Blaz Jarc (Slo) Slovenia  
14Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France A  
15Jérome Cousin (Fra) France B0:00:31 
16Timothy Roe (Aus) Australia  
17Nairo Alexander Quintanarojas (Col) Colombia0:00:33 
18Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain0:00:34 
19Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Colombia  
20Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Netherlands  
21Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Netherlands0:00:35 
22Nikita Novikov (Rus) Russian Federation  
23Romain Bardet (Fra) France B0:00:36 
24Tom Thill (Lux) Luxembourg  
25Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Belgium  
26Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombia  
27Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Belarus  
28Gregory Brenes (CRc) Equipe-Mixte0:00:37 
29Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Belgium0:00:40 
30Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:41 
31Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Poland0:00:42 
32Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Equipe-Mixte0:00:43 
33Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark  
34Joseph Lewis (Aus) Australia  
35Romain Hardy (Fra) France A0:00:44 
36Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain0:00:45 
37Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Spain  
38Pieter Serry (Bel) Belgium0:00:47 
39Thomas Damuseau (Fra) France A  
40Arnaud Courteille (Fra) France A  
41Vicente Garcia Da Mateos Rubio (Spa) Spain  
42Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Netherlands  
43David Rosch (Ger) Germany0:00:48 
44Dmitriy Ignatyev (Rus) Russian Federation  
45Maximilian May (Ger) Germany  
46Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia  
47Jean Lou Paiani (Fra) France B  
48Benjamin King (USA) United States of America0:00:49 
49Higinio Fernandez Suarez (Spa) Spain  
50Joni Brandao (Por) Portugal  
51Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Belgium0:00:50 
52Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain  
53Bruno Silva (Por) Portugal  
54Julien Vermote (Bel) Belgium  
55Andrew Fenn (GBr) Great Britain  
56David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Spain0:00:51 
57Nikita Umerbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
58Blaz Furdi (Slo) Slovenia0:00:53 
59Jelle Wallays (Bel) Belgium0:00:54 
60Benjamin King (Aus) Australia  
61Luka Mezgec (Slo) Slovenia  
62Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:55 
63Mads Meyer (Den) Denmark  
64Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia  
65Thomas Bonnin (Fra) France A0:00:56 
66Marek Canecky (Svk) Equipe-Mixte  
67Martin Grunder (Ger) Germany0:00:57 
68Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Russian Federation  
69Christopher Butler (USA) United States of America  
70Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland0:00:58 
71Alex Howes (USA) United States of America  
72Yoann Barbas (Fra) France B  
73Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark0:00:59 
74Amaro Antunes (Por) Portugal0:01:01 
75Mathias Lisson (Den) Denmark0:01:02 
76Silvan Dillier (Swi) Switzerland  
77Ivo Lux (Lux) Luxembourg  
78Marko Kump (Slo) Slovenia  
79Siarhei Novikau (Blr) Belarus  
80Domingos Goncalves (Por) Portugal  
81Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned) Netherlands0:01:03 
82Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Russian Federation  
83Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Equipe-Mixte0:01:04 
84Timothy Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain  
85Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Spain0:01:05 
86Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Equipe-Mixte  
87Yauheni Lahun (Blr) Belarus  
88Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) France B  
89Stanislau Bazhkou (Blr) Belarus0:01:06 
90Kuanysh Kylybayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
91Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxembourg  
92Adrian Honkisz (Pol) Poland  
93Michael Baer (Swi) Switzerland0:01:07 
94Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) Switzerland  
95Hyeong Min Choe (Kor) Equipe-Mixte  
96Joel Zangerle (Lux) Luxembourg0:01:08 
97David Hesselbarth (Ger) Germany  
98Michael Weicht (Ger) Germany0:01:09 
99Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Poland  
100Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Australia0:01:10 
101Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America  
102Sylwester Janiszewski (Pol) Poland  
103Jan Tratnik (Slo) Slovenia0:01:11 
104Andi Bajc (Slo) Slovenia0:01:13 
105Guilherme Lourenco (Por) Portugal0:01:15 
106Andreï Holubeu (Blr) Belarus  
107Nick Aitken (Aus) Australia  
108Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland0:01:16 
109Tom Kohn (Lux) Luxembourg  
110Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:20 
111Arkimedes Argueles Rodrigues (Rus) Russian Federation0:01:22 
112Kamil Zielinski (Pol) Poland  
113Ricky Eno Jorgensen (Den) Denmark0:01:24 
114Pawel Charucki (Pol) Poland  
115Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Switzerland0:01:25 
116Alexander Kholodov (Rus) Russian Federation0:01:32 
117Tom Schanen (Lux) Luxembourg0:01:36 
118Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombia0:01:41 
119Kanstantin Klimiankou (Blr) Belarus  
120Niki Byrgesen (Den) Denmark0:02:30 
Points
1Taylor Phinney (USA) United States of America12pts
2Alex Dowsett (GBr) Great Britain10 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Australia8 
4Loïc Desriac (Fra) France B7 
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Germany6 
6Andrew Talansky (USA) United States of America5 
7Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands4 
8Nelson Oliveira (Por) Portugal3 
9Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Spain2 
10Anthony Delaplace (Fra) France A1 
Teams
1United States of America0:27:58 
2Australia0:00:08 
3Great Britain0:00:12 
4France B0:00:13 
5Netherlands0:00:16 
6France A0:00:29 
7Colombia0:00:30 
8Germany0:00:44 
9Spain0:00:47 
10Kazakhstan0:00:49 
11Belgium0:00:50 
12Portugal0:00:53 
13Equipe-Mixte0:01:03 
14Slovenia0:01:04 
15Russian Federation0:01:07 
16Denmark0:01:24 
17Belarus0:01:30 
18Luxembourg0:01:31 
19Poland0:01:44 
20Switzerland0:01:54 
General classification after prologue
1Taylor Phinney (USA) United States of America0:08:55 
2Alex Dowsett (GBr) Great Britain0:00:06 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Australia0:00:07 
4Loïc Desriac (Fra) France B0:00:19 
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Germany0:00:21 
6Andrew Talansky (USA) United States of America0:00:24 
7Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands0:00:26 
8Nelson Oliveira (Por) Portugal0:00:27 
9Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Spain0:00:28 
10Anthony Delaplace (Fra) France A  
11Martijn Keizer (Ned) Netherlands0:00:29 
12Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:30 
13Blaz Jarc (Slo) Slovenia  
14Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France A  
15Jérome Cousin (Fra) France B0:00:31 
16Timothy Roe (Aus) Australia  
17Nairo Alexander Quintanarojas (Col) Colombia0:00:33 
18Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain0:00:34 
19Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Colombia  
20Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Netherlands  
21Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Netherlands0:00:35 
22Nikita Novikov (Rus) Russian Federation  
23Romain Bardet (Fra) France B0:00:36 
24Tom Thill (Lux) Luxembourg  
25Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Belgium  
26Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombia  
27Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Belarus  
28Gregory Brenes (CRc) Equipe-Mixte0:00:37 
29Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Belgium0:00:40 
30Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:41 
31Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Poland0:00:42 
32Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Equipe-Mixte0:00:43 
33Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark  
34Joseph Lewis (Aus) Australia  
35Romain Hardy (Fra) France A0:00:44 
36Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain0:00:45 
37Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Spain  
38Pieter Serry (Bel) Belgium0:00:47 
39Thomas Damuseau (Fra) France A  
40Arnaud Courteille (Fra) France A  
41Vicente Garcia Da Mateos Rubio (Spa) Spain  
42Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Netherlands  
43David Rosch (Ger) Germany0:00:48 
44Dmitriy Ignatyev (Rus) Russian Federation  
45Maximilian May (Ger) Germany  
46Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia  
47Jean Lou Paiani (Fra) France B  
48Benjamin King (USA) United States of America0:00:49 
49Higinio Fernandez Suarez (Spa) Spain  
50Joni Brandao (Por) Portugal  
51Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Belgium0:00:50 
52Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain  
53Bruno Silva (Por) Portugal  
54Julien Vermote (Bel) Belgium  
55Andrew Fenn (GBr) Great Britain  
56David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Spain0:00:51 
57Nikita Umerbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
58Blaz Furdi (Slo) Slovenia0:00:53 
59Jelle Wallays (Bel) Belgium0:00:54 
60Benjamin King (Aus) Australia  
61Luka Mezgec (Slo) Slovenia  
62Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:55 
63Mads Meyer (Den) Denmark  
64Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia  
65Thomas Bonnin (Fra) France A0:00:56 
66Marek Canecky (Svk) Equipe-Mixte  
67Martin Grunder (Ger) Germany0:00:57 
68Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Russian Federation  
69Christopher Butler (USA) United States of America  
70Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland0:00:58 
71Alex Howes (USA) United States of America  
72Yoann Barbas (Fra) France B  
73Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark0:00:59 
74Amaro Antunes (Por) Portugal0:01:01 
75Mathias Lisson (Den) Denmark0:01:02 
76Silvan Dillier (Swi) Switzerland  
77Ivo Lux (Lux) Luxembourg  
78Marko Kump (Slo) Slovenia  
79Siarhei Novikau (Blr) Belarus  
80Domingos Goncalves (Por) Portugal  
81Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned) Netherlands0:01:03 
82Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Russian Federation  
83Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Equipe-Mixte0:01:04 
84Timothy Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain  
85Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Spain0:01:05 
86Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Equipe-Mixte  
87Yauheni Lahun (Blr) Belarus  
88Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) France B  
89Stanislau Bazhkou (Blr) Belarus0:01:06 
90Kuanysh Kylybayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
91Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxembourg  
92Adrian Honkisz (Pol) Poland  
93Michael Baer (Swi) Switzerland0:01:07 
94Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) Switzerland  
95Hyeong Min Choe (Kor) Equipe-Mixte  
96Joel Zangerle (Lux) Luxembourg0:01:08 
97David Hesselbarth (Ger) Germany  
98Michael Weicht (Ger) Germany0:01:09 
99Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Poland  
100Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Australia0:01:10 
101Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America  
102Sylwester Janiszewski (Pol) Poland  
103Jan Tratnik (Slo) Slovenia0:01:11 
104Andi Bajc (Slo) Slovenia0:01:13 
105Guilherme Lourenco (Por) Portugal0:01:15 
106Andreï Holubeu (Blr) Belarus  
107Nick Aitken (Aus) Australia  
108Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland0:01:16 
109Tom Kohn (Lux) Luxembourg  
110Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:20 
111Arkimedes Argueles Rodrigues (Rus) Russian Federation0:01:22 
112Kamil Zielinski (Pol) Poland  
113Ricky Eno Jorgensen (Den) Denmark0:01:24 
114Pawel Charucki (Pol) Poland  
115Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Switzerland0:01:25 
116Alexander Kholodov (Rus) Russian Federation0:01:32 
117Tom Schanen (Lux) Luxembourg0:01:36 
118Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombia0:01:41 
119Kanstantin Klimiankou (Blr) Belarus  
120Niki Byrgesen (Den) Denmark0:02:30 
Points classification
1Taylor Phinney (USA) United States of America12pts
2Alex Dowsett (GBr) Great Britain10 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Australia8 
4Loïc Desriac (Fra) France B7 
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Germany6 
6Andrew Talansky (USA) United States of America5 
7Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands4 
8Nelson Oliveira (Por) Portugal3 
9Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Spain2 
10Anthony Delaplace (Fra) France A1 
Teams classification
1United States of America0:27:58 
2Australia0:00:08 
3Great Britain0:00:12 
4France B0:00:13 
5Netherlands0:00:16 
6France A0:00:29 
7Colombia0:00:30 
8Germany0:00:44 
9Spain0:00:47 
10Kazakhstan0:00:49 
11Belgium0:00:50 
12Portugal0:00:53 
13Equipe-Mixte0:01:03 
14Slovenia0:01:04 
15Russian Federation0:01:07 
16Denmark0:01:24 
17Belarus0:01:30 
18Luxembourg0:01:31 
19Poland0:01:44 
20Switzerland0:01:54 

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