Tour du Poitou-Charentes: Tony Martin wins the overall, Trentin claims final stage

German wins first race since Tour de France crash

The Tour du Poitou-Charentes will be Tony Martin's first stage race overall victory of the 2015 season – and probably the last one since his pre-World’s schedule from now on only includes one-day races [GP Plouay on Sunday, GP Fourmies, GP Québec and GP Montreal].

Etixx-QuickStep kept the race under control for the German after he took over through the individual time trial. Martin himself gave an excellent lead out to Matteo Trentin, who claimed his second victory of the week in Poitiers ahead of local favourite Bryan Coquard of Europcar.

"Winning the Tour du Poitou-Charentes means a lot to me," Martin said. "My crash at the Tour de France wasn’t that far away so I wasn’t sure of my condition, but I end up with the victory. It’s perfect for my motivation for the World’s. I’m super happy now. I’m also thankful to the team. They supported me really well.

"We had a great day on this last stage. We had a great week here actually. If you just look at the names, we came here with a really strong team. We wanted to win at least one stage. We won two plus the best young rider’s jersey [with Petr Vakoc], the green jersey [with Trentin] and the overall. It’s perfect. It shows we are in a real good condition for the world championship for team time trial."

Etixx-QuickStep maintained the gap under four minutes to the six leaders, Alexandre Blain (Team Marseille 13-KTM), Thomas Boudat (Europcar), Clément Venturini (Cofidis), Frédéric Brun (Bretagne-Séché Environnement), Romain Combaud (Armée de Terre) and Ludwig De Winter (Wallonie-Bruxelles). The last two of them got caught with 5km to go.

Angelo Tulik (Europcar) tried his luck. The last Frenchman to believe that a bunch sprint was avoidable was 21-year-old Anthony Turgis (Cofidis), but he got reined in in the last kilometre of racing. Two days after taking his first victory of the year in La Crèche, Trentin doubled up.

"The first victory gave me the answers I was looking for," Trentin told Cyclingnews. "Yesterday morning, the bad luck has played against me because I was going to sprint for a second victory and I got a puncture with 1km to go. Today I was going well. The team’s first goal was to defend the leader’s jersey. We’ve remained at the front all day. I was supposed to sprint in case we’d have some energy left. I’m very happy because today’s victory is the confirmation I was looking for. It was the hardest stage of the whole Tour and we’ve been the strongest team in the finale.

"From the last climb onwards, Coquard clearly indicated that he wanted to sprint," Trentin continued. "I think he made this particular stage his main goal of the week. My next race will be World Tour race GP Plouay on Sunday. I don’t know what I can do there because it hasn’t been a walk in the park here. I’ll be somehow tired. It’s a long race. So far I haven’t been able to do well in Plouay but I hope it’ll be different this time."

Movistar’s Adriano Malori and Jonathan Castroviejo accompanied Martin on stage for the award of the top 3 riders overall. Etixx-QuickStep won the Tour du Poitou-Charentes by taking advantage of the subtle terrain and the echelons more than the individual time trial.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step4:46:58 
2Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
3Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
5Marc Sarreau (Fra)  
6Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
7Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
8Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
9Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra)  
10Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
11Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
12Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team  
13Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
14Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
15Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
16Benoît Sinner (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre  
17Karel Hnik (Cze) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
18Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
19Anthony Maldonado (Fra) Auber 93  
20Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 93  
21Rasmus Christian Quaade (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
22Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
23Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
24Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Auber 93  
26Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
27Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step  
29Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
30Simone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
31Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
32Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team  
33Alo Jakin (Est) Auber 93  
34Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
35Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
36Johan Le Bon (Fra)  
37Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
38Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
39Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
41Luca Wackermann (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
42Nick Dougall (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
43Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
44Pierre Gouault (Fra) Auber 93  
45Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
46Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
47Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
48Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
49Arthur Vichot (Fra)  
50Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
51Xavier San Sebastian (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
52Clement Saint Martin (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
53Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
54Alexis Bodiot (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre0:00:18 
55Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:24 
56Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
57Felix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
58Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
59Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:28 
60Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:00:31 
61Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
62Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:41 
63Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:00:48 
64Samuele Conti (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:00:52 
65Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
66Thomas Wertz (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
67Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre  
68Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:59 
69Kevin Ista (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:01:12 
70Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:34 
71Kevin Lebreton (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre  
72Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
73Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka  
74Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
75Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:02:03 
76Loic Pestiaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
77Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky  
78José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
79Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
80Quentin Pacher (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre  
81Martin Laas (Est) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:02:27 
82Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:02:33 
83Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
84Alexandre Blain (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
85Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
86Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
87Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN - Qhubeka  
88César Bihel (Fra) Auber 93  
89Frédéric Brun (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
90Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
91Andrea Fedi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:02:37 
92Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement  
93Thomas Boudat (Fra) Team Europcar  
94Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx - Quick-Step  
95Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
96Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:40 
97Romain Combaud (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre  
98Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:02:41 
99Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
100Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:03:08 
101Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:03:14 
102Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
103Julien Morice (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:19 
104Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre0:06:39 
105Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
106Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky  
107Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
108Clément Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
109Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr0:07:05 
110Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky0:08:13 
111Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
112Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole  
113Romain Pillon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:11:13 
114Theo Bos (Ned) MTN - Qhubeka  
DNFBenoît Vaugrenard (Fra)  
DNFStijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
DNFLukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
DNFJohn Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
DNFDavid Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
DNFMoreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
DNFRobert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
DNFSteven Lammertink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
DNFTom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFRobin Stenuit (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFTim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
DNFMartin Mortensen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
DNFBenjamin Giraud (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM  
DNSDavid Menut (Fra) Auber 93  
DNSFlavien Dassonville (Fra) Auber 93  
DNSMauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
DNSJulien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole  

Final General Classification

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step16:48:46 
2Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:37 
3Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:38 
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:40 
5Rasmus Christian Quaade (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:00:45 
6Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:06 
7Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:07 
8Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:01:18 
9Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:29 
10Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNL-Jumbo  
11Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:35 
12Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:36 
13Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:38 
14Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:01:39 
15Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:01:54 
16Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:56 
17Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Nick Dougall (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:57 
19Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:58 
20Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:02:10 
21Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:12 
22Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:02:18 
23Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:02:39 
24Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:46 
25Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:50 
26Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:03:01 
27Benoît Sinner (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre0:03:14 
28Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:03:21 
29Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:25 
31Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:26 
32Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:28 
33Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
34Kevin Ista (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:03:33 
35Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:03:53 
36Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:58 
37Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:04:09 
38Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:10 
39Pierre Gouault (Fra) Auber 930:04:15 
40Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:18 
41Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:04:28 
42Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:33 
43José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:35 
44Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:04:39 
45Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Auber 930:04:45 
46Alexis Bodiot (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre0:04:51 
47Danny Pate United States Team Sky0:04:57 
48Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:05:05 
49Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:05:07 
50Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:10 
51Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:16 
52Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:05:25 
53Clement Saint Martin (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:05:26 
54Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 930:05:38 
55Alo Jakin (Est) Auber 930:05:42 
56Anthony Maldonado (Fra) Auber 930:05:46 
57Thomas Boudat (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:49 
58Quentin Pacher (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre0:05:52 
59Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
60Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:58 
61Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre0:06:00 
62Karel Hnik (Cze) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:06:07 
63Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:06:11 
64Andrea Fedi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:06:27 
65Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx - Quick-Step0:06:28 
66Arthur Vichot (Fra)  
67Simone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:06:42 
68Alexandre Blain (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:06:45 
69Romain Combaud (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre0:06:50 
70Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:51 
71Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
72Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka0:07:21 
73Tyler Farrar United States MTN - Qhubeka0:07:49 
74Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team0:08:00 
75Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:08:17 
76Kevin Lebreton (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre0:08:42 
77Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr0:09:11 
78Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:09:20 
79Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:09:48 
80Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:37 
81Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:10:58 
82Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:07 
83Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:11:08 
84Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:11:57 
85Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:12:01 
86Julien Morice (Fra) Team Europcar0:12:44 
87Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:49 
88Martin Laas (Est) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:13:50 
89Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:14:19 
90Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:14:37 
91Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:14:39 
92Samuele Conti (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:16:00 
93Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:16:21 
94Felix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:16:29 
95Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:16:45 
96Xavier San Sebastian (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:16:57 
97Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:18:04 
98Clément Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
99Luca Wackermann (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:18:31 
100Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:18:52 
101Thomas Wertz (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:19:03 
102Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:19:16 
103Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:19:17 
104Loic Pestiaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:20:26 
105Frédéric Brun (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:20:31 
106Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:11 
107César Bihel (Fra) Auber 930:21:29 
108Romain Pillon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:23:50 
109Daniel Mclay (GBr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:24:10 
110Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:30:39 
111Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky0:32:25 
112Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:33:05 
113Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre0:34:00 
114Theo Bos (Ned) MTN - Qhubeka0:42:19 

Points Classification

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step50 pts
2Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo49 
3Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ.fr40 
4Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale34 
5Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement31 
6Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert29 
7Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Bretagne-Séché Environnement28 
8Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar26 
9Rasmus Christian Quaade (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling23 
10Alexandre Blain (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM20 

Mountains Classification

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole25 pts
2Alexandre Blain (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM18 
3Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team15 
4Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Team Marseille 13 KTM8 
5Romain Combaud (Fra) Equipe Cycliste de l'Armee de Terre5 
6Clément Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
7Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles5 
8Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step4 
9Thomas Wertz (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles4 
10Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 

Best Young Rider Classification

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step16:49:53 
2Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:31 
3Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:00:32 
4Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:00:47 
5Nick Dougall (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:50 
6Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:03 
7Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:11 
8Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:39 
9Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:02:14 
10Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:18 


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