Roelandts wins final Tour Med stage

Löfkvist claims overall race victory

Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) won the final stage of the Tour Méditerranéen to Grasse, with Swedish rider Thomas Lövkvist (IAM Cycling) sealing the overall victory.

Roelandts finished ahead of Francesco Reda (Androni) and Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel-Euskadi) to take the stage. The overall win signified Lövkvist’s first win since 2009, while overnight leader Maxime Monfort (RadioShack) was unable to hold his slender lead.

Monfort started the final stage with Lars Boom (Blanco) just one second back but with Lövkvist third, at two seconds in arrears the race was wide open.

The stage was marked by an escape group comprising of Vincent Jérôme, Christophe Kern (Europcar), Blel Kadri (AG2R La Mondiale), Jeremy Roy, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Romain Zingle (Cofidis), Danilo Wyss (BMC), Bobby Jungels (Radioshack Leopard), Andre Greipel (Lotto), Evgeny Petrov (Saxo Tinkoff), Jon Izaguirre (Euskaltel), Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil), Jean Marc Marino (Sojasun), Pierre-Luc Perrichon (Bretagne Séché), Théo Vimpère (BigMat Auber 93), Emanuele Sella, and Patrick Facchini (Androni).

With Roy at 1:30 down on GC the gap never grew much beyond two minutes. The harmony within the group ended on the Passage au col du Tanneron, with the second category climb splitting the group. Behind, the peloton were mustering their charge as Roy, Kadri and Izaguirre broke free and dropped the remnants of the break.

Pinot, Keizer and Petrov made contact with the leaders but with 10 kilometres remaining the gap was down to just 8 seconds

Cue an attack from Reda on the final climb to Grasse but Roetlands, who had attacked on yesterday’s stage to Mont Faron, was not to be denied this time. Behind him, Lövkvist, not typically known for his accelerations on the climbs, was able to dislodge both Boom and Monfort.

Reda’s aggression was enough to see him take third overall with yesterday’s winner Peraud moving into second. Monfort slipped to fourth overall, with Nicholas Roche (Saxo Bank) in fifth.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol4:54:49 
2Francesco Reda (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:04 
3Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:13 
4Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia  
5Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:00:15 
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
7Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling0:00:17 
8Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
9Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling  
10Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
11Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
14Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun  
15Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:31 
16Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
17Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:00:35 
18Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
19Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
20Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
21Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
22Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
23Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia  
24Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:41 
25Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun  
26David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar0:00:44 
27Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia  
28Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:48 
29Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:49 
30Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:08 
31Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:31 
32Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:59 
33Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:04 
34Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:11 
35Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:27 
36Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:37 
37Julien Antomarchi (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:04:10 
38Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:04:19 
39Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:04:37 
40Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:04:38 
41Clément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:05:39 
42Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
43Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:42 
44Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
45Mathieu Drujon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
46Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
47Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack Leopard0:05:45 
48Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
49Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
50Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:48 
51Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
52Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
53Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
54Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun  
55Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
56Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
57Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
58Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun  
59Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
60Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
61Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
62Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
63Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ0:05:56 
64Lars Boom (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:05:58 
65Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
66Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:06:03 
67Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:14:22 
68Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
69Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:14:28 
70André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
71Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:14:29 
72Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
73Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:14:33 
74Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
75Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun0:14:35 
76Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar  
77Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat-Auber 930:15:47 
78Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
79Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
80Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
81Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
82Romain Bacon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
83Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
84Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
85Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
86Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
87Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
88Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
89Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
90Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
91Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
92Grégoire Tarride (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
93Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling  
94Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling  
95Rick Flens (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
96Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
97Will Routley (Can) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
98Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia  
99Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling  
100Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
DNFSébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFJulian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFPierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
DNFLaurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ  
DNFAnthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
DNFNicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFRomain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFDanilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
DNFGiacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard  
DNFBruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
DNFGraeme Brown (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFStef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJetse Bol (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFRomain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFGarikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFPablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFJuan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFPawel Charucki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
DNFPiotr Gawronski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
DNFTomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
DNFMaxime Daniel (Fra) Sojasun  
DNFDanilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
DNFSteven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
DNFJurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
DNFThomas Rostollan (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFJosé Gonçalves (Por) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFThomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNFJuan Esteban Arango Carvajal (Col) Colombia  
DNFJuan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia  
DNFGeoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
DNFPierre-Luc Perrichon (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement  
DNFMattia Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNSYoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNSSteve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNSOliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
DNSMoreno Hofland (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNSLukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
DNSAntoine Lavieu (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNSYoann Paillot (Fra) La Pomme Marseille  
DNSGuillaume Faucon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93  
Final General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling12:27:24 
2Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
3Francesco Reda (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:11 
4Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:00:16 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:20 
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:30 
7Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:41 
8Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling0:00:50 
9Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
10Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:01:06 
11Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling0:01:21 
12Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun0:01:37 
13Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:40 
14Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:01:50 
15Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:04 
16Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:06 
17Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:02:17 
18Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
19Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:22 
20Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:02:51 
21Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
22Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:59 
23Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun0:03:44 
24Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia0:03:53 
25Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:12 
27Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia0:04:34 
28Lars Boom (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:05:40 
29Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:05:48 
30David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar0:06:32 
31Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:47 
32Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack Leopard0:06:52 
33Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:26 
34Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:32 
35Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun0:08:16 
36Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar0:08:18 
37Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:08:22 
38Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:08:28 
39Julien Antomarchi (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:08:34 
40Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:40 
41Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:04 
42Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:09:08 
43Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:14 
44Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:20 
45Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:09:26 
46Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:09:41 
47Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:10:22 
48Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:10:39 
49Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:10:43 
50Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat-Auber 930:10:46 
51Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ0:10:57 
52Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:00 
53Mathieu Drujon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 930:11:16 
54Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:56 
55Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:12:55 
56Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:13:00 
57Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:13:35 
58Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:14:27 
59Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia0:14:53 
60Clément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:14:56 
61Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:15:26 
62Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:16:05 
63Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:16:40 
64Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:17:47 
65Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun0:18:19 
66Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:18:29 
67Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:41 
68Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:19:10 
69Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:40 
70Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun0:20:18 
71Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:20:36 
72Grégoire Tarride (Fra) La Pomme Marseille0:20:41 
73Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:20:48 
74Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:20:52 
75Romain Bacon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 930:21:03 
76Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:21:23 
77Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia0:21:42 
78Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat-Auber 930:23:18 
79Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:23:21 
80Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:23:41 
81Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:24:31 
82Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:24:54 
83Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:25:16 
84André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:25:32 
85Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:27:26 
86Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:27:29 
87Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling0:27:38 
88Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:27:45 
89Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:28:00 
90Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:28:44 
91Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:29:09 
92Rick Flens (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:29:13 
93Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:29:28 
94Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:32:23 
95Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:33:11 
96Will Routley (Can) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
97Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling0:34:08 
98Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
99Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat-Auber 930:34:55 
100Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:38:50 

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