McCarthy wins Tour de l'Avenir opener

Australian beats Olympic omnium champion Hansen in prologue

Jay McCarthy (Jayco-AIS) won the prologue opener of the Tour de l'Avenir in France. The 19-year-old from Queensland clocked 4:14.74 for the 3.7km course through the streets of Dole, south east of Dijon to finish half a second faster than Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen (4:15.26) with Jakob Steigmiller (Germany) third in a time of 4:16.42.

The Dane showed his recovery after a hectic lead up to the Olympic Games in London where he won the gold medal in the omnium competition. The day however belonged to McCarthy who is on a roll.

"This is the biggest win of my career," said McCarthy. "But I have to say I am a little surprised by the result because I've been preparing to go for the overall and to race well in the last three stages in the French Alps."

The short but technical course may not have been to McCarthy's liking but he still motored to the win at an average pace of nearly 50km/h.

After finishing second to Rohan Dennis at the national championships at the u23 road race, McCarthy went on to win a stage and the overall at the Tour of Wellington. His European stint with Jayco-AIS has netted him wins at Trofeo Banca Popolare Piva, Toscana Coppa delle Nazioni and Tour de Bretagne. Most recently, he was runner-up at GP Capodarco.

McCarthy is on the long list for the Australian u23 team for next month's UCI Road World Championships in Limburg with five riders set to take the start line.

"Training has been coming along very well and I feel in strong condition," McCarthy explained.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia0:04:15 
2Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark0:00:01 
3Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany0:00:02 
4Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Netherlands  
5Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands  
6Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Austria  
7Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany0:00:05 
8Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Mixed  
9Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Germany0:00:06 
10Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium  
11Jésus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Spain  
12Bob Jungels (Lux) Luxembourg0:00:07 
13Hugo Sébastian Salazar Castaneda (Col) Colombia  
14Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Latvia  
15Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
16Michael Koch (Ger) Germany0:00:08 
17Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Germany  
18Nathan Brown (USA) United States Of America0:00:09 
19Silvan Dillier SWI SWI  
20Natnael Berhane (Eri) Eritrea  
21Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Belgium  
22Davide Villella (Ita) Italy0:00:10 
23Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
24Jan Tratnik (Slo) Slovenia  
25Asbjorn Andersen Kragh (Den) Denmark0:00:11 
26Théo Vimpere (Fra) France  
27Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Sweden  
28Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Netherlands  
29Adam Phelan (Aus) Australia  
30Enrico Barbin (Ita) Italy  
31Filip Eidshiem (Nor) Norway0:00:12 
32Juan Ernesto Chamorro Chitan (Col) Colombia  
33Alexis Guerin (Fra) France  
34Sergey Pomoshnikov (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:13 
35Michael Freiberg (Aus) Australia  
36Daan Olivier (Ned) Netherlands  
37Warren Barguil (Fra) France  
38Andris Vosekalns (Lat) Latvia  
39Mario Vogt (Ger) Germany  
40Philip Lindau (Swe) Sweden  
41Samuel Spokes (Aus) Australia  
42Fredriks Galta Strand (Nor) Norway  
43Toms Skujins (Lat) Latvia0:00:14 
44Erwan Teguel (Fra) France  
45Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxembourg  
46Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Italy  
47Floris Smeyers (Bel) Belgium0:00:15 
48Fernando Orjuela Gutierrez (Col) Colombia  
49Angelo Tulik (Fra) France  
50Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
51Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Spain  
52Alex Kirsch (Lux) Luxembourg0:00:16 
53August Jensen (Nor) Norway  
54Peter Erdin SWI SWI  
55Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria  
56Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Spain  
57Andrea Fedi (Ita) Italy  
58Evan Hufmann (USA) United States Of America  
59Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvia  
60Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) Norway  
61James De Jesus Jaramillo Galvez (Col) Colombia  
62Vegard Breen (Nor) Norway0:00:17 
63Nikita Umerbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
64Sarawut Sirironnachai (Tha) Mixed  
65Sergey Chernetski (Rus) Russian Federation  
66Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Belgium  
67Haavard Blikra (Nor) Norway  
68Jan Polanc (Slo) Slovenia  
69Till Drobisch (Nam) Mixed0:00:18 
70Robert Bush (USA) United States Of America  
71Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States Of America  
72Marcel Aregger SWI SWI0:00:19 
73Tom Thill (Lux) Luxembourg  
74Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France  
75Isiaka Cissé (CIv) Mixed  
76Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark  
77Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia0:00:20 
78Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
79Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria  
80Nick Aitken (Aus) Australia  
81Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands  
82Patrick Clausen (Den) Denmark  
83Ever Alexander Rivera Gurrero (Col) Colombia  
84Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria  
85Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Eritrea  
86Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy  
87Luka Pibernik (Slo) Slovenia0:00:21 
88Gennady Tatarinov (Rus) Russian Federation  
88Tim Mikelj (Slo) Slovenia  
90Nate Wilson (USA) United States Of America  
91Raphael Addy SWI SWI  
92Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Sweden  
93Pierre Paolo Penasa (Ita) Italy  
94Haritz Orbe Urrutia (Spa) Spain0:00:22 
95Victor Martin Hernandez (Spa) Spain  
96Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
97Mats Andersson (Swe) Sweden0:00:23 
98Ian Boswell (USA) United States Of America  
99Piter Campero (Bol) Mixed  
100Artis Pujats (Lat) Latvia  
101Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:24 
102Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Denmark  
103Robert Pölder (Swe) Sweden0:00:25 
104Meron Teshome (Eri) Eritrea  
105Ulises Alfredo Castillo (Mex) Mixed  
106Alexander Kamp Egested (Den) Denmark0:00:26 
107Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Spain  
108Tesfom Okbamariam (Eri) Eritrea  
109Cesar Nicloas Paredes Avellaneda (Col) Colombia0:00:27 
110David Wohrer (Aut) Austria  
111Kevin Kohlvelter (Lux) Luxembourg  
112Dylan Teuns (Bel) Belgium0:00:28 
113Adrien Chenaux SWI SWI0:00:29 
114Niels Van Dyck (Bel) Belgium  
115Jaka Bostner (Slo) Slovenia0:00:30 
116Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands  
117Kirill Yatsevich (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:31 
118Paul Lang (Aut) Austria  
119Kim Magnusson (Swe) Sweden0:00:32 
120Dominik Fuchs SWI SWI  
121Elyas Afewerki (Eri) Eritrea0:00:35 
122Meron Amanuel (Eri) Eritrea  
123Kevin Feiereisen (Lux) Luxembourg0:00:36 
124Igor Frolov (Rus) Russian Federation  
125Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Slovenia0:00:39 
126Janis Dakteris (Lat) Latvia0:01:06 
ARRIVEE
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Australia12 pts
2Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark10 
3Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany8 
4Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Netherlands7 
5Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands6 
6Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Austria5 
7Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany4 
8Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Mixed3 
9Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Germany2 
10Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:12:55 
2Netherlands0:00:02 
3Australia0:00:11 
4Belgium0:00:17 
5Denmark0:00:18 
6Kazakhstan0:00:19 
7Colombia0:00:21 
8Latvia  
9Italy0:00:22 
10France0:00:23 
11Luxembourg0:00:24 
12Spain  
13Austria0:00:25 
14Mixed0:00:27 
15Norway0:00:28 
16United States0:00:30 
17Switzerland0:00:31 
18Sweden0:00:32 
19Slovenia0:00:35 
20Russia0:00:38 
21Eritrea0:00:41 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Australia0:04:14 
2Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark0:00:01 
3Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany0:00:02 
4Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Netherlands  
5Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands  
6Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Austria  
7Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany0:00:05 
8Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Mixed  
9Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Germany0:00:06 
10Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium  
11Jésus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Spain  
12Bob Jungels (Lux) Luxembourg0:00:07 
13Hugo Sébastian Salazar Castaneda (Col) Colombia  
14Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Latvia  
15Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
16Michael Koch (Ger) Germany0:00:08 
17Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Germany  
18Nathan Brown (USA) United States Of America0:00:09 
19Silvan Dillier SWI SWI  
20Natnael Berhane (Eri) Eritrea  
21Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Belgium  
22Davide Villella (Ita) Italy0:00:10 
23Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
24Jan Tratnik (Slo) Slovenia  
25Asbjorn Andersen Kragh (Den) Denmark0:00:11 
26Théo Vimpere (Fra) France  
27Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Sweden  
28Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Netherlands  
29Adam Phelan (Aus) Australia  
30Enrico Barbin (Ita) Italy  
31Filip Eidshiem (Nor) Norway0:00:12 
32Juan Ernesto Chamorro Chitan (Col) Colombia  
33Alexis Guerin (Fra) France  
34Sergey Pomoshnikov (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:13 
35Michael Freiberg (Aus) Australia  
36Daan Olivier (Ned) Netherlands  
37Warren Barguil (Fra) France  
38Andris Vosekalns (Lat) Latvia  
39Mario Vogt (Ger) Germany  
40Philip Lindau (Swe) Sweden  
41Samuel Spokes (Aus) Australia  
42Fredriks Galta Strand (Nor) Norway  
43Toms Skujins (Lat) Latvia0:00:14 
44Erwan Teguel (Fra) France  
45Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxembourg  
46Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Italy  
47Floris Smeyers (Bel) Belgium0:00:15 
48Fernando Orjuela Gutierrez (Col) Colombia  
49Angelo Tulik (Fra) France  
50Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
51Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Spain  
52Alex Kirsch (Lux) Luxembourg0:00:16 
53August Jensen (Nor) Norway  
54Peter Erdin SWI SWI  
55Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria  
56Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Spain  
57Andrea Fedi (Ita) Italy  
58Evan Hufmann (USA) United States Of America  
59Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvia  
60Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) Norway  
61James De Jesus Jaramillo Galvez (Col) Colombia  
62Vegard Breen (Nor) Norway0:00:17 
63Nikita Umerbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
64Sarawut Sirironnachai (Tha) Mixed  
65Sergey Chernetski (Rus) Russian Federation  
66Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Belgium  
67Haavard Blikra (Nor) Norway  
68Jan Polanc (Slo) Slovenia  
69Till Drobisch (Nam) Mixed0:00:18 
70Robert Bush (USA) United States Of America  
71Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States Of America  
72Marcel Aregger SWI SWI0:00:19 
73Tom Thill (Lux) Luxembourg  
74Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France  
75Isiaka Cissé (CIv) Mixed  
76Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark  
77Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia0:00:20 
78Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
79Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria  
80Nick Aitken (Aus) Australia  
81Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands  
82Patrick Clausen (Den) Denmark  
83Ever Alexander Rivera Gurrero (Col) Colombia  
84Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria  
85Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Eritrea  
86Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy  
87Luka Pibernik (Slo) Slovenia0:00:21 
88Gennady Tatarinov (Rus) Russian Federation  
89Tim Mikelj (Slo) Slovenia  
90Nate Wilson (USA) United States Of America  
91Raphael Addy SWI SWI  
92Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Sweden  
93Pierre Paolo Penasa (Ita) Italy  
94Haritz Orbe Urrutia (Spa) Spain0:00:22 
95Victor Martin Hernandez (Spa) Spain  
96Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
97Mats Andersson (Swe) Sweden0:00:23 
98Ian Boswell (USA) United States Of America  
99Piter Campero (Bol) Mixed  
100Artis Pujats (Lat) Latvia  
101Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:24 
102Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Denmark  
103Robert Pölder (Swe) Sweden0:00:25 
104Meron Teshome (Eri) Eritrea  
105Ulises Alfredo Castillo (Mex) Mixed  
106Alexander Kamp Egested (Den) Denmark0:00:26 
107Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Spain  
108Tesfom Okbamariam (Eri) Eritrea  
109Cesar Nicloas Paredes Avellaneda (Col) Colombia0:00:27 
110David Wohrer (Aut) Austria  
111Kevin Kohlvelter (Lux) Luxembourg  
112Dylan Teuns (Bel) Belgium0:00:28 
113Adrien Chenaux SWI SWI0:00:29 
114Niels Van Dyck (Bel) Belgium  
115Jaka Bostner (Slo) Slovenia0:00:30 
116Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands  
117Kirill Yatsevich (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:31 
118Paul Lang (Aut) Austria  
119Kim Magnusson (Swe) Sweden0:00:32 
120Dominik Fuchs SWI SWI  
121Elyas Afewerki (Eri) Eritrea0:00:35 
122Meron Amanuel (Eri) Eritrea  
123Kevin Feiereisen (Lux) Luxembourg0:00:36 
124Igor Frolov (Rus) Russian Federation  
125Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Slovenia0:00:39 
126Janis Dakteris (Lat) Latvia0:01:06 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Australia12 pts
2Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark10 
3Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany8 
4Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Netherlands7 
5Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands6 
6Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Austria5 
7Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany4 
8Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Mixed3 
9Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Germany2 
10Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Germany0:12:55 
2Netherlands0:00:02 
3Australia0:00:11 
4Belgium0:00:17 
5Denmark0:00:18 
6Kazakhstan0:00:19 
7Colombia0:00:21 
8Latvia  
9Italy0:00:22 
10France0:00:23 
11Luxembourg0:00:24 
12Spain  
13Austria0:00:25 
14Mixed0:00:27 
15Norway0:00:28 
16United States0:00:30 
17Switzerland0:00:31 
18Sweden0:00:32 
19Slovenia0:00:35 
20Russia0:00:38 
21Eritrea0:00:41 

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