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Tour de l'Avenir 2011

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September 4-11, 2011

September 04, Prologue: Yutz - Yutz 6.6km

Hepburn takes first yellow jersey

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Cycling News
Published:
September 04, 2011, 17:14 BST,
Updated:
September 04, 2011, 18:58 BST

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
1 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia 0:07:13  
2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia 0:00:04  
3 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands 0:00:18  
4 Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic 0:00:22  
5 Hugo Houle (Can) Canada    
6 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark 0:00:26  
7 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France 0:00:27  
8 Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium 0:00:28  
9 David Boily (Can) Canada    
10 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain 0:00:29  
11 Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain    
12 Nathan Brown (USA) United States of America    
13 Rudy Molard (Fra) France 0:00:30  
14 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Mixed Team    
15 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:00:31  
16 Richard Lang (Aus) Australia 0:00:32  
17 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia    
18 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria 0:00:34  
19 Börn Tore Hoem (Nor) Norway    
20 Michael Hümbert (Ger) Germany    
21 Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria 0:00:35  
22 Marco Haller (Aut) Austria    
23 Robert Bush (USA) United States of America    
24 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States of America    
25 Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Mixed Team    
26 Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia 0:00:36  
27 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark    
28 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 0:00:37  
29 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark 0:00:39  
30 Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark    
31 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands    
32 Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia    
33 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway 0:00:40  
34 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain    
35 Johan Fredrik Ziesler (Nor) Norway    
36 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium    
37 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Mixed Team    
38 Patrick Bercz (Ger) Germany 0:00:41  
39 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia    
40 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:00:42  
41 Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark 0:00:43  
42 Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain    
43 Tim Declercq (Bel) Belgium    
44 Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium 0:00:44  
45 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canada 0:00:45  
46 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain 0:00:46  
47 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
48 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Germany    
49 Warren Barguil (Fra) France    
50 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia 0:00:47  
51 Arvin Moazemi (Iri) Mixed Team    
52 Victor Martin (Spa) Spain 0:00:48  
53 Massimo Coledan (Ita) Italy    
54 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy    
55 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland    
56 Joseph Dombrowski (USA) United States of America 0:00:49  
57 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Australia    
58 Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:00:50  
59 Romain Bardet (Fra) France    
60 Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark    
61 Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America 0:00:51  
62 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Czech Republic    
63 Omar Fraile (Spa) Spain    
64 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Spain    
64 Houssam Nasri (Tun) Mixed Team    
66 Nils Plötner (Ger) Germany    
67 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands 0:00:52  
68 Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland    
69 Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland    
70 Sven Erik Byström (Nor) Norway 0:00:53  
71 Julian Kern (Ger) Germany 0:00:54  
72 David Wöhrer (Aut) Austria    
73 William Valencia (Col) Colombia 0:00:55  
74 Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Norway    
75 Michael Rodriguez (Col) Colombia    
76 Etienne Tortelier (Fra) France    
77 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Italy 0:00:56  
78 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands    
79 Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain    
80 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium 0:00:57  
81 Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Belgium 0:00:58  
82 Roman Dronin (Uzb) Mixed Team 0:00:59  
83 Julio Alexis Camacho (Col) Colombia    
84 Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy    
85 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands    
86 Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria    
87 Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France    
88 Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:01:00  
89 Aritz Orbe (Spa) Spain    
90 Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland 0:01:02  
91 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Great Britain    
92 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:01:04  
93 Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria 0:01:05  
94 Josef Hosek (Cze) Czech Republic    
95 Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
96 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada 0:01:07  
97 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands 0:01:08  
98 Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Italy 0:01:09  
99 Pierrick Naud (Can) Canada 0:01:20  
100 Rob Squire (USA) United States of America 0:01:24  
101 Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada 0:01:25  
102 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy 0:01:26  
103 Lukas Smola (Cze) Czech Republic 0:01:28  
104 Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Norway 0:01:29  
105 Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland    
106 Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic 0:01:31  
107 Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland 0:01:32  
108 Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic 0:01:47  
Points
1 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia 12 pts
2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia 10  
3 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands 8  
4 Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic 7  
5 Hugo Houle (Can) Canada 6  
6 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark 5  
7 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France 4  
8 Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium 3  
9 David Boily (Can) Canada 2  
10 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain 1  
Teams
1 Australia 0:22:15  
2 Canada 0:00:59  
3 United States of America 0:01:03  
4 Great Britain 0:01:04  
5 Denmark 0:01:05  
6 France 0:01:07  
7 Austria 0:01:08  
8 Mixed Team 0:01:09  
9 Netherlands 0:01:13  
10 Belgium 0:01:15  
11 Germany 0:01:16  
12 Norway 0:01:18  
13 Kazakhstan 0:01:31  
14 Colombia    
15 Spain 0:01:35  
16 Czech Republic 0:01:42  
17 Italy 0:01:56  
18 Switzerland    
General classification after prologue
1 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia 0:07:13  
2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia 0:00:04  
3 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands 0:00:18  
4 Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic 0:00:22  
5 Hugo Houle (Can) Canada    
6 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark 0:00:26  
7 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France 0:00:27  
8 Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium 0:00:28  
9 David Boily (Can) Canada    
10 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain 0:00:29  
11 Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain    
12 Nathan Brown (USA) United States of America    
13 Rudy Molard (Fra) France 0:00:30  
14 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) Mixed Team    
15 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:00:31  
16 Richard Lang (Aus) Australia 0:00:32  
17 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia    
18 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria 0:00:34  
19 Börn Tore Hoem (Nor) Norway    
20 Michael Hümbert (Ger) Germany    
21 Georg Preidler (Aut) Austria 0:00:35  
22 Marco Haller (Aut) Austria    
23 Robert Bush (USA) United States of America    
24 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States of America    
25 Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Mixed Team    
26 Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia 0:00:36  
27 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark    
28 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 0:00:37  
29 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Denmark 0:00:39  
30 Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark    
31 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands    
32 Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia    
33 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Norway 0:00:40  
34 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Spain    
35 Johan Fredrik Ziesler (Nor) Norway    
36 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Belgium    
37 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Mixed Team    
38 Patrick Bercz (Ger) Germany 0:00:41  
39 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia    
40 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:00:42  
41 Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark 0:00:43  
42 Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain    
43 Tim Declercq (Bel) Belgium    
44 Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium 0:00:44  
45 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Canada 0:00:45  
46 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain 0:00:46  
47 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
48 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Germany    
49 Warren Barguil (Fra) France    
50 Johan Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia 0:00:47  
51 Arvin Moazemi (Iri) Mixed Team    
52 Victor Martin (Spa) Spain 0:00:48  
53 Massimo Coledan (Ita) Italy    
54 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy    
55 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland    
56 Joseph Dombrowski (USA) United States of America 0:00:49  
57 Thomas Palmer (Aus) Australia    
58 Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:00:50  
59 Romain Bardet (Fra) France    
60 Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Denmark    
61 Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America 0:00:51  
62 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Czech Republic    
63 Omar Fraile (Spa) Spain    
64 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Spain    
64 Houssam Nasri (Tun) Mixed Team    
66 Nils Plötner (Ger) Germany    
67 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Netherlands 0:00:52  
68 Jan Keller (Swi) Switzerland    
69 Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland    
70 Sven Erik Byström (Nor) Norway 0:00:53  
71 Julian Kern (Ger) Germany 0:00:54  
72 David Wöhrer (Aut) Austria    
73 William Valencia (Col) Colombia 0:00:55  
74 Filip Eidsheim (Nor) Norway    
75 Michael Rodriguez (Col) Colombia    
76 Etienne Tortelier (Fra) France    
77 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Italy 0:00:56  
78 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands    
79 Thomas Moses (GBr) Great Britain    
80 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Belgium 0:00:57  
81 Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Belgium 0:00:58  
82 Roman Dronin (Uzb) Mixed Team 0:00:59  
83 Julio Alexis Camacho (Col) Colombia    
84 Matteo Mammini (Ita) Italy    
85 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Netherlands    
86 Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria    
87 Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France    
88 Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:01:00  
89 Aritz Orbe (Spa) Spain    
90 Patrick Schelling (Swi) Switzerland 0:01:02  
91 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Great Britain    
92 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:01:04  
93 Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria 0:01:05  
94 Josef Hosek (Cze) Czech Republic    
95 Miras Bederbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
96 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Canada 0:01:07  
97 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands 0:01:08  
98 Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Italy 0:01:09  
99 Pierrick Naud (Can) Canada 0:01:20  
100 Rob Squire (USA) United States of America 0:01:24  
101 Jamie Riggs (Can) Canada 0:01:25  
102 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Italy 0:01:26  
103 Lukas Smola (Cze) Czech Republic 0:01:28  
104 Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Norway 0:01:29  
105 Raphaël Addy (Swi) Switzerland    
106 Tomas Danacik (Cze) Czech Republic 0:01:31  
107 Oliver Hofstetter (Swi) Switzerland 0:01:32  
108 Jan Hirt (Cze) Czech Republic 0:01:47  
Points classification
1 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Australia 12 pts
2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Australia 10  
3 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands 8  
4 Jakub Novak (Cze) Czech Republic 7  
5 Hugo Houle (Can) Canada 6  
6 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Denmark 5  
7 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) France 4  
8 Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Belgium 3  
9 David Boily (Can) Canada 2  
10 Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain 1  
Teams classification
1 Australia 0:22:15  
2 Canada 0:00:59  
3 United States of America 0:01:03  
4 Great Britain 0:01:04  
5 Denmark 0:01:05  
6 France 0:01:07  
7 Austria 0:01:08  
8 Mixed Team 0:01:09  
9 Netherlands 0:01:13  
10 Belgium 0:01:15  
11 Germany 0:01:16  
12 Norway 0:01:18  
13 Kazakhstan 0:01:31  
14 Colombia    
15 Spain 0:01:35  
16 Czech Republic 0:01:42  
17 Italy 0:01:56  
18 Switzerland