Hepburn takes first yellow jersey

Australians top prologue

Michael Hepburn (Australia) won the prologue in the Tour de l’Avenir in Yutz, France. Covering the 6.6km course, Hepburn set a time faster than all 107 other competitors to take the race’s first yellow jersey.

The first rider off set a time of 8:41. However riders were soon posting times around 7:30. Only two riders were able to go sub-7:30, track specialist Rohan Dennis, who posted 7:17 and teammate Michael Hepburn, winning in a time of 7:13.

The winner of the 2010 Tour de l'Avenir, Quintana Rojas (Colombia), took 39th place at 41 seconds. The first Frenchman, Dimitri Le Boulch, was seventh, 27 seconds down. The Australian team also sits at the top of the 18 teams in the Tour de l'Avenir.

Stage one of the race heads from Yutz to Lunéville and covers 160.5 kilometers of racing.

Full Results
1Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia0:07:13 
2Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia0:00:04 
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands0:00:18 
4Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic0:00:22 
5Hugo Houle (Can) Canada  
6Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark0:00:26 
7Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France0:00:27 
8Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium0:00:28 
9David Boily (Can) Canada  
10Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain0:00:29 
11Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain  
12Nathan Brown (USA) United States of America  
13Rudy Molard (Fra) France0:00:30 
14Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Mixed Team  
15Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:31 
16Richard Lang (Aus) Australia0:00:32 
17Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia  
18Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria0:00:34 
19Börn Tore Hoem (Nor) Norway  
20Michael Hümbert (Ger) Germany  
21Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria0:00:35 
22Marco Haller (Aut) Austria  
23Robert Bush (USA) United States of America  
24Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States of America  
25Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Mixed Team  
26Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia0:00:36 
27Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark  
28Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany0:00:37 
29Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark0:00:39 
30Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark  
31Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands  
32Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia  
33Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway0:00:40 
34Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain  
35Johan Fredrik Ziesler (Nor) Norway  
36Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium  
37Natnael Berhane (Eri) Mixed Team  
38Patrick Bercz (Ger) Germany0:00:41 
39Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia  
40Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:00:42 
41Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark0:00:43 
42Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain  
43Tim Declercq (Bel) Belgium  
44Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium0:00:44 
45Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canada0:00:45 
46Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain0:00:46 
47Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
48Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Germany  
49Warren Barguil (Fra) France  
50Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia0:00:47 
51Arvin Moazemi (Iri) Mixed Team  
52Victor Martin (Spa) Spain0:00:48 
53Massimo Coledan (Ita) Italy  
54Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy  
55Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland  
56Joseph Dombrowski (USA) United States of America0:00:49 
57Thomas Palmer (Aus) Australia  
58Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:50 
59Romain Bardet (Fra) France  
60Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark  
61Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America0:00:51 
62Petr Vakoc (Cze) Czech Republic  
63Omar Fraile (Spa) Spain  
64Victor Cabedo (Spa) Spain  
64Houssam Nasri (Tun) Mixed Team  
66Nils Plötner (Ger) Germany  
67Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands0:00:52 
68Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland  
69Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland  
70Sven Erik Byström (Nor) Norway0:00:53 
71Julian Kern (Ger) Germany0:00:54 
72David Wöhrer (Aut) Austria  
73William Valencia (Col) Colombia0:00:55 
74Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Norway  
75Michael Rodriguez (Col) Colombia  
76Etienne Tortelier (Fra) France  
77Filippo Fortin (Ita) Italy0:00:56 
78Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands  
79Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain  
80Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium0:00:57 
81Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Belgium0:00:58 
82Roman Dronin (Uzb) Mixed Team0:00:59 
83Julio Alexis Camacho (Col) Colombia  
84Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy  
85Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands  
86Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria  
87Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France  
88Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:00 
89Aritz Orbe (Spa) Spain  
90Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland0:01:02 
91Scott Thwaites (GBr) Great Britain  
92Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:04 
93Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria0:01:05 
94Josef Hosek (Cze) Czech Republic  
95Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
96Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada0:01:07 
97Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands0:01:08 
98Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Italy0:01:09 
99Pierrick Naud (Can) Canada0:01:20 
100Rob Squire (USA) United States of America0:01:24 
101Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada0:01:25 
102Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy0:01:26 
103Lukas Smola (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:28 
104Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Norway0:01:29 
105Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland  
106Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:31 
107Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland0:01:32 
108Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:47 
Points
1Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia12pts
2Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia10 
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands8 
4Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic7 
5Hugo Houle (Can) Canada6 
6Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark5 
7Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France4 
8Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium3 
9David Boily (Can) Canada2 
10Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain1 
Teams
1Australia0:22:15 
2Canada0:00:59 
3United States of America0:01:03 
4Great Britain0:01:04 
5Denmark0:01:05 
6France0:01:07 
7Austria0:01:08 
8Mixed Team0:01:09 
9Netherlands0:01:13 
10Belgium0:01:15 
11Germany0:01:16 
12Norway0:01:18 
13Kazakhstan0:01:31 
14Colombia  
15Spain0:01:35 
16Czech Republic0:01:42 
17Italy0:01:56 
18Switzerland  
General classification after prologue
1Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia0:07:13 
2Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia0:00:04 
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands0:00:18 
4Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic0:00:22 
5Hugo Houle (Can) Canada  
6Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark0:00:26 
7Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France0:00:27 
8Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium0:00:28 
9David Boily (Can) Canada  
10Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain0:00:29 
11Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain  
12Nathan Brown (USA) United States of America  
13Rudy Molard (Fra) France0:00:30 
14Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Mixed Team  
15Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:31 
16Richard Lang (Aus) Australia0:00:32 
17Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia  
18Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria0:00:34 
19Börn Tore Hoem (Nor) Norway  
20Michael Hümbert (Ger) Germany  
21Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria0:00:35 
22Marco Haller (Aut) Austria  
23Robert Bush (USA) United States of America  
24Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States of America  
25Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Mixed Team  
26Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia0:00:36 
27Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark  
28Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany0:00:37 
29Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark0:00:39 
30Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark  
31Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands  
32Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia  
33Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway0:00:40 
34Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain  
35Johan Fredrik Ziesler (Nor) Norway  
36Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium  
37Natnael Berhane (Eri) Mixed Team  
38Patrick Bercz (Ger) Germany0:00:41 
39Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia  
40Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:00:42 
41Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark0:00:43 
42Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain  
43Tim Declercq (Bel) Belgium  
44Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium0:00:44 
45Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canada0:00:45 
46Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain0:00:46 
47Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
48Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Germany  
49Warren Barguil (Fra) France  
50Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia0:00:47 
51Arvin Moazemi (Iri) Mixed Team  
52Victor Martin (Spa) Spain0:00:48 
53Massimo Coledan (Ita) Italy  
54Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy  
55Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland  
56Joseph Dombrowski (USA) United States of America0:00:49 
57Thomas Palmer (Aus) Australia  
58Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:50 
59Romain Bardet (Fra) France  
60Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark  
61Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America0:00:51 
62Petr Vakoc (Cze) Czech Republic  
63Omar Fraile (Spa) Spain  
64Victor Cabedo (Spa) Spain  
64Houssam Nasri (Tun) Mixed Team  
66Nils Plötner (Ger) Germany  
67Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands0:00:52 
68Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland  
69Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland  
70Sven Erik Byström (Nor) Norway0:00:53 
71Julian Kern (Ger) Germany0:00:54 
72David Wöhrer (Aut) Austria  
73William Valencia (Col) Colombia0:00:55 
74Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Norway  
75Michael Rodriguez (Col) Colombia  
76Etienne Tortelier (Fra) France  
77Filippo Fortin (Ita) Italy0:00:56 
78Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands  
79Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain  
80Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium0:00:57 
81Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Belgium0:00:58 
82Roman Dronin (Uzb) Mixed Team0:00:59 
83Julio Alexis Camacho (Col) Colombia  
84Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy  
85Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands  
86Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria  
87Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France  
88Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:00 
89Aritz Orbe (Spa) Spain  
90Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland0:01:02 
91Scott Thwaites (GBr) Great Britain  
92Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:04 
93Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria0:01:05 
94Josef Hosek (Cze) Czech Republic  
95Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
96Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada0:01:07 
97Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands0:01:08 
98Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Italy0:01:09 
99Pierrick Naud (Can) Canada0:01:20 
100Rob Squire (USA) United States of America0:01:24 
101Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada0:01:25 
102Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy0:01:26 
103Lukas Smola (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:28 
104Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Norway0:01:29 
105Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland  
106Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:31 
107Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland0:01:32 
108Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:47 
Points classification
1Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia12pts
2Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia10 
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands8 
4Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic7 
5Hugo Houle (Can) Canada6 
6Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark5 
7Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France4 
8Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium3 
9David Boily (Can) Canada2 
10Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain1 
Teams classification
1Australia0:22:15 
2Canada0:00:59 
3United States of America0:01:03 
4Great Britain0:01:04 
5Denmark0:01:05 
6France0:01:07 
7Austria0:01:08 
8Mixed Team0:01:09 
9Netherlands0:01:13 
10Belgium0:01:15 
11Germany0:01:16 
12Norway0:01:18 
13Kazakhstan0:01:31 
14Colombia  
15Spain0:01:35 
16Czech Republic0:01:42 
17Italy0:01:56 
18Switzerland  

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