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Tour de l'Avenir 2012

Date range:
August 26 - September 1, 2012

August 26, Prologue: Dole - Dole 3.7km

McCarthy wins Tour de l'Avenir opener

By:
Cycling News
Published:
August 26, 2012, 20:37 BST,
Updated:
August 27, 2012, 0:44 BST

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) Team Result
1 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Australia 0:04:15  
2 Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark 0:00:01  
3 Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany 0:00:02  
4 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Netherlands    
5 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands    
6 Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Austria    
7 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 0:00:05  
8 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Mixed    
9 Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Germany 0:00:06  
10 Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium    
11 Jésus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Spain    
12 Bob Jungels (Lux) Luxembourg 0:00:07  
13 Hugo Sébastian Salazar Castaneda (Col) Colombia    
14 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Latvia    
15 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
16 Michael Koch (Ger) Germany 0:00:08  
17 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Germany    
18 Nathan Brown (USA) United States Of America 0:00:09  
19 Silvan Dillier SWI SWI    
20 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Eritrea    
21 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Belgium    
22 Davide Villella (Ita) Italy 0:00:10  
23 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
24 Jan Tratnik (Slo) Slovenia    
25 Asbjorn Andersen Kragh (Den) Denmark 0:00:11  
26 Théo Vimpere (Fra) France    
27 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Sweden    
28 Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Netherlands    
29 Adam Phelan (Aus) Australia    
30 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Italy    
31 Filip Eidshiem (Nor) Norway 0:00:12  
32 Juan Ernesto Chamorro Chitan (Col) Colombia    
33 Alexis Guerin (Fra) France    
34 Sergey Pomoshnikov (Rus) Russian Federation 0:00:13  
35 Michael Freiberg (Aus) Australia    
36 Daan Olivier (Ned) Netherlands    
37 Warren Barguil (Fra) France    
38 Andris Vosekalns (Lat) Latvia    
39 Mario Vogt (Ger) Germany    
40 Philip Lindau (Swe) Sweden    
41 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Australia    
42 Fredriks Galta Strand (Nor) Norway    
43 Toms Skujins (Lat) Latvia 0:00:14  
44 Erwan Teguel (Fra) France    
45 Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxembourg    
46 Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Italy    
47 Floris Smeyers (Bel) Belgium 0:00:15  
48 Fernando Orjuela Gutierrez (Col) Colombia    
49 Angelo Tulik (Fra) France    
50 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
51 Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Spain    
52 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Luxembourg 0:00:16  
53 August Jensen (Nor) Norway    
54 Peter Erdin SWI SWI    
55 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria    
56 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Spain    
57 Andrea Fedi (Ita) Italy    
58 Evan Hufmann (USA) United States Of America    
59 Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvia    
60 Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) Norway    
61 James De Jesus Jaramillo Galvez (Col) Colombia    
62 Vegard Breen (Nor) Norway 0:00:17  
63 Nikita Umerbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
64 Sarawut Sirironnachai (Tha) Mixed    
65 Sergey Chernetski (Rus) Russian Federation    
66 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Belgium    
67 Haavard Blikra (Nor) Norway    
68 Jan Polanc (Slo) Slovenia    
69 Till Drobisch (Nam) Mixed 0:00:18  
70 Robert Bush (USA) United States Of America    
71 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States Of America    
72 Marcel Aregger SWI SWI 0:00:19  
73 Tom Thill (Lux) Luxembourg    
74 Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France    
75 Isiaka Cissé (CIv) Mixed    
76 Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark    
77 Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia 0:00:20  
78 Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
79 Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria    
80 Nick Aitken (Aus) Australia    
81 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands    
82 Patrick Clausen (Den) Denmark    
83 Ever Alexander Rivera Gurrero (Col) Colombia    
84 Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria    
85 Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Eritrea    
86 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy    
87 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:21  
88 Gennady Tatarinov (Rus) Russian Federation    
88 Tim Mikelj (Slo) Slovenia    
90 Nate Wilson (USA) United States Of America    
91 Raphael Addy SWI SWI    
92 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Sweden    
93 Pierre Paolo Penasa (Ita) Italy    
94 Haritz Orbe Urrutia (Spa) Spain 0:00:22  
95 Victor Martin Hernandez (Spa) Spain    
96 Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
97 Mats Andersson (Swe) Sweden 0:00:23  
98 Ian Boswell (USA) United States Of America    
99 Piter Campero (Bol) Mixed    
100 Artis Pujats (Lat) Latvia    
101 Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Russian Federation 0:00:24  
102 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Denmark    
103 Robert Pölder (Swe) Sweden 0:00:25  
104 Meron Teshome (Eri) Eritrea    
105 Ulises Alfredo Castillo (Mex) Mixed    
106 Alexander Kamp Egested (Den) Denmark 0:00:26  
107 Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Spain    
108 Tesfom Okbamariam (Eri) Eritrea    
109 Cesar Nicloas Paredes Avellaneda (Col) Colombia 0:00:27  
110 David Wohrer (Aut) Austria    
111 Kevin Kohlvelter (Lux) Luxembourg    
112 Dylan Teuns (Bel) Belgium 0:00:28  
113 Adrien Chenaux SWI SWI 0:00:29  
114 Niels Van Dyck (Bel) Belgium    
115 Jaka Bostner (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:30  
116 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands    
117 Kirill Yatsevich (Rus) Russian Federation 0:00:31  
118 Paul Lang (Aut) Austria    
119 Kim Magnusson (Swe) Sweden 0:00:32  
120 Dominik Fuchs SWI SWI    
121 Elyas Afewerki (Eri) Eritrea 0:00:35  
122 Meron Amanuel (Eri) Eritrea    
123 Kevin Feiereisen (Lux) Luxembourg 0:00:36  
124 Igor Frolov (Rus) Russian Federation    
125 Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:39  
126 Janis Dakteris (Lat) Latvia 0:01:06  
ARRIVEE
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Australia 12  pts
2 Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark 10  
3 Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany 8  
4 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Netherlands 7  
5 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands 6  
6 Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Austria 5  
7 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 4  
8 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Mixed 3  
9 Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Germany 2  
10 Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Germany 0:12:55  
2 Netherlands 0:00:02  
3 Australia 0:00:11  
4 Belgium 0:00:17  
5 Denmark 0:00:18  
6 Kazakhstan 0:00:19  
7 Colombia 0:00:21  
8 Latvia    
9 Italy 0:00:22  
10 France 0:00:23  
11 Luxembourg 0:00:24  
12 Spain    
13 Austria 0:00:25  
14 Mixed 0:00:27  
15 Norway 0:00:28  
16 United States 0:00:30  
17 Switzerland 0:00:31  
18 Sweden 0:00:32  
19 Slovenia 0:00:35  
20 Russia 0:00:38  
21 Eritrea 0:00:41  
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Australia 0:04:14  
2 Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark 0:00:01  
3 Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany 0:00:02  
4 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Netherlands    
5 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands    
6 Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Austria    
7 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 0:00:05  
8 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Mixed    
9 Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Germany 0:00:06  
10 Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium    
11 Jésus Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Spain    
12 Bob Jungels (Lux) Luxembourg 0:00:07  
13 Hugo Sébastian Salazar Castaneda (Col) Colombia    
14 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Latvia    
15 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
16 Michael Koch (Ger) Germany 0:00:08  
17 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Germany    
18 Nathan Brown (USA) United States Of America 0:00:09  
19 Silvan Dillier SWI SWI    
20 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Eritrea    
21 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Belgium    
22 Davide Villella (Ita) Italy 0:00:10  
23 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
24 Jan Tratnik (Slo) Slovenia    
25 Asbjorn Andersen Kragh (Den) Denmark 0:00:11  
26 Théo Vimpere (Fra) France    
27 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Sweden    
28 Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Netherlands    
29 Adam Phelan (Aus) Australia    
30 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Italy    
31 Filip Eidshiem (Nor) Norway 0:00:12  
32 Juan Ernesto Chamorro Chitan (Col) Colombia    
33 Alexis Guerin (Fra) France    
34 Sergey Pomoshnikov (Rus) Russian Federation 0:00:13  
35 Michael Freiberg (Aus) Australia    
36 Daan Olivier (Ned) Netherlands    
37 Warren Barguil (Fra) France    
38 Andris Vosekalns (Lat) Latvia    
39 Mario Vogt (Ger) Germany    
40 Philip Lindau (Swe) Sweden    
41 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Australia    
42 Fredriks Galta Strand (Nor) Norway    
43 Toms Skujins (Lat) Latvia 0:00:14  
44 Erwan Teguel (Fra) France    
45 Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxembourg    
46 Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Italy    
47 Floris Smeyers (Bel) Belgium 0:00:15  
48 Fernando Orjuela Gutierrez (Col) Colombia    
49 Angelo Tulik (Fra) France    
50 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
51 Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Spain    
52 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Luxembourg 0:00:16  
53 August Jensen (Nor) Norway    
54 Peter Erdin SWI SWI    
55 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Austria    
56 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Spain    
57 Andrea Fedi (Ita) Italy    
58 Evan Hufmann (USA) United States Of America    
59 Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Latvia    
60 Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) Norway    
61 James De Jesus Jaramillo Galvez (Col) Colombia    
62 Vegard Breen (Nor) Norway 0:00:17  
63 Nikita Umerbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
64 Sarawut Sirironnachai (Tha) Mixed    
65 Sergey Chernetski (Rus) Russian Federation    
66 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Belgium    
67 Haavard Blikra (Nor) Norway    
68 Jan Polanc (Slo) Slovenia    
69 Till Drobisch (Nam) Mixed 0:00:18  
70 Robert Bush (USA) United States Of America    
71 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) United States Of America    
72 Marcel Aregger SWI SWI 0:00:19  
73 Tom Thill (Lux) Luxembourg    
74 Antoine Lavieu (Fra) France    
75 Isiaka Cissé (CIv) Mixed    
76 Jesper Hansen (Den) Denmark    
77 Patrick Lane (Aus) Australia 0:00:20  
78 Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
79 Jan Sokol (Aut) Austria    
80 Nick Aitken (Aus) Australia    
81 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands    
82 Patrick Clausen (Den) Denmark    
83 Ever Alexander Rivera Gurrero (Col) Colombia    
84 Florian Gaugl (Aut) Austria    
85 Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Eritrea    
86 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Italy    
87 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:21  
88 Gennady Tatarinov (Rus) Russian Federation    
89 Tim Mikelj (Slo) Slovenia    
90 Nate Wilson (USA) United States Of America    
91 Raphael Addy SWI SWI    
92 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Sweden    
93 Pierre Paolo Penasa (Ita) Italy    
94 Haritz Orbe Urrutia (Spa) Spain 0:00:22  
95 Victor Martin Hernandez (Spa) Spain    
96 Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
97 Mats Andersson (Swe) Sweden 0:00:23  
98 Ian Boswell (USA) United States Of America    
99 Piter Campero (Bol) Mixed    
100 Artis Pujats (Lat) Latvia    
101 Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Russian Federation 0:00:24  
102 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Denmark    
103 Robert Pölder (Swe) Sweden 0:00:25  
104 Meron Teshome (Eri) Eritrea    
105 Ulises Alfredo Castillo (Mex) Mixed    
106 Alexander Kamp Egested (Den) Denmark 0:00:26  
107 Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Spa) Spain    
108 Tesfom Okbamariam (Eri) Eritrea    
109 Cesar Nicloas Paredes Avellaneda (Col) Colombia 0:00:27  
110 David Wohrer (Aut) Austria    
111 Kevin Kohlvelter (Lux) Luxembourg    
112 Dylan Teuns (Bel) Belgium 0:00:28  
113 Adrien Chenaux SWI SWI 0:00:29  
114 Niels Van Dyck (Bel) Belgium    
115 Jaka Bostner (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:30  
116 Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Netherlands    
117 Kirill Yatsevich (Rus) Russian Federation 0:00:31  
118 Paul Lang (Aut) Austria    
119 Kim Magnusson (Swe) Sweden 0:00:32  
120 Dominik Fuchs SWI SWI    
121 Elyas Afewerki (Eri) Eritrea 0:00:35  
122 Meron Amanuel (Eri) Eritrea    
123 Kevin Feiereisen (Lux) Luxembourg 0:00:36  
124 Igor Frolov (Rus) Russian Federation    
125 Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:39  
126 Janis Dakteris (Lat) Latvia 0:01:06  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Australia 12  pts
2 Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark 10  
3 Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Germany 8  
4 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Netherlands 7  
5 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Netherlands 6  
6 Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Austria 5  
7 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Germany 4  
8 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Mixed 3  
9 Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Germany 2  
10 Tim Wellens (Bel) Belgium 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Germany 0:12:55  
2 Netherlands 0:00:02  
3 Australia 0:00:11  
4 Belgium 0:00:17  
5 Denmark 0:00:18  
6 Kazakhstan 0:00:19  
7 Colombia 0:00:21  
8 Latvia    
9 Italy 0:00:22  
10 France 0:00:23  
11 Luxembourg 0:00:24  
12 Spain    
13 Austria 0:00:25  
14 Mixed 0:00:27  
15 Norway 0:00:28  
16 United States 0:00:30  
17 Switzerland 0:00:31  
18 Sweden 0:00:32  
19 Slovenia 0:00:35  
20 Russia 0:00:38  
21 Eritrea 0:00:41