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Stage win for Vichot

Arthur Vichot (FDJ) claimed the win on stage 2 of Paris-Corrèze, with Jonathan Hivert in second and Gianni Meersman in third. It was the 21-year-old’s first professional win, in the same race that saw his teammate, Wesley Sulzberger win last year. Mickaël Buffaz (Cofidis) finished safely in the bunch and claimed the overall win.

Stage 2 of Paris-Corrèze ended on a gruelling circuit of Chaumeil, in the centre of France. Vichot, who became famous at the beginning of the year when he was randomly supported by a cycling club in Adelaide as an unknown beginner to support, formed part of winning break inside the final 15 kilometres, eventually dropping his companions and holding off the bunch.

“It’s a great pleasure to win”, Vichot said. “I ride my bike for winning. It’s the conclusion of a huge team work. It also makes my personal work of six months concrete.”

After a short break from racing Vichot had found good form in training and came into Paris-Corrèze having finished 8th overall at the Tour de Wallonie last week.

On the final lap of the curcuit, Yuriy Trofimov of Bbox Bouygues Telecom attacked just after the peloton had regrouped on the downhill of the Col des Géants with 15 kilometres to go. Vichot quickly followed, along with Trofimov’s team-mate Franck Bouyer who suffered cramps in the finale and was dropped. Vichot attack Trofimov straight away and managed to stay clear of pack.

The bunch were classified in the same time with Jonathan Hivert of Saur-Sojasun taking second place and Gianni Meersman third. The Belgian from FDJ was closely followed by race leader Mickaël Buffaz who kept his lead over him.

“I’m a bit surprised to win Paris-Corrèze overall,” Buffaz said. “I felt the emotion of winning and the stress of having the jersey but my team was strong. My stage win last year at the Tour de l’Ain has made me another rider. Now I want to see how far I can go.” The Cofidis rider will try to keep his winning mood next week at the Tour de l’Ain again.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux4:05:35
2Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
3Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux
4Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
5Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
6Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
7Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
8James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems
9Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy
10Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
11Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
12Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
13Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
14Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:05
15Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
16Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
17Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
18Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
19Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
20Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
21Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp
22Svein-Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi
23Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
24François Parisien (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy
25Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
26Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing
27Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
28Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
29Florian Morizot (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
30Bruno Langlois (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy
31Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
32Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
33Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
34Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi
35Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
36James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing0:00:11
37Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:12
38Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:14
39Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Verandas Willems
40Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
41Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
42Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Joker Bianchi
43Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
44Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux
45Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems
46Andrew Randell (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:00:18
47Sondre-Gjerdevik Sørtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi
48Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Verandas Willems
49Dimitri Clayes (Bel) Team Netapp
50Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
51Etienne Tortelier (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
52Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems
53Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
54David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:27
55Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:38
56Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
57Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux
58Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:50
59Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:04
60Grégory Barteau (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:01:05
61Tomoya Kanoh (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:01:12
62Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:19
63Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
64Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing
65Kévin Reza (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
66Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing0:03:17
67Benjamin Gourgue (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:03:24
68Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:03:48
69Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
70Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:07:52
71Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing
72Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:08:06
73David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:11:14
75Césare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp0:11:58
76Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp
77Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing
78Mathieu Teychenne-Coutet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:00
79Christopher Desouza (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor
80Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:16:55
DNFIgarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
DNFAnuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
DNFYeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
DNFGuillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
DNFLucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy
DNFDaniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp
DNFEric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp
DNFGrégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems
DNFGuillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
DNFSteve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
DNFOlivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux
DNFNacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux
DNFBastien Delrot (Fra) Team Netapp
DNFFlorian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
DNFSteven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFEric Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy
DNFMiyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
DNFVegard Breen (Nor) Joker Bianchi
DNFJonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
DNFClément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFKenji Itami (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
DNFNicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFKevyn Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
DNFJulien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFMakoto Iijima (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
DNFJunoh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
DNFAlexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFSjef De Wilde (Bel) Verandas Willems
DNFRomain Zingle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
DNFStéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
DNFIngar Stokstad (Nor) Joker Bianchi
DNFYoann Michaud (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor
DNFJosé-Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFBenoît Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFJean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
DNFScott Thwaites (GBr) Endura Racing
DNFRémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
DNFEdouardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller
DNFVegar Robinson Bugge (Nor) Joker Bianchi
DNFAndreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp
DNSMartin Gilbert (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux30pts
2Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun25
3Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux20
4Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom17
5Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller16
6Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun15
7Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne14
8James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems13
9Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy12
10Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale11
11Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole10
12Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole9
13Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet8
14Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller7
15Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom6
16Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux5
17Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet4
18Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3
19Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet2
20Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1

km 55.9 - Col des Géants #1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux6pts
2Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 934
3Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia2

km 77.3 - Col des Géants #2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux6pts
2Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun4
3Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems2

km 98.7 - Col des Géants #3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux6pts
2Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun4
3Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet2

km 120.1 - Col des Géants #4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux6pts
2Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom4
3Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2

km 141.5 - Col des Géants #5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6pts
2Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems4
3Benjamin Gourgue (Fra) Landbouwkrediet2

Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Saur - Sojasun
3Roubaix Lille Métropole
4Bretagne Schuller0:00:05
5Bbox Bouygues Telecom
7AG2R la Mondiale
8Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy
9Big Mat - Auber 930:00:17
10Joker Bianchi0:00:19
11Verandas Willems0:00:23
12Endura Racing0:02:30
13COFIDIS Le Crédit en Ligne0:02:41
14Team Netapp0:12:16

Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne9:35:58
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux0:00:11
3Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:21
4Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:30
5Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:35
6Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
7Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:00:41
8Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:46
9Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
10Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
11Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
12Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
13James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems
14Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
15Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux
16Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:51
17Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
18Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
19Mathieu Claude (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
20Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
21Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
22Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi
23Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
24Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
25Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
26Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing
27Bruno Langlois (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy
28James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing0:00:57
29Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:58
30Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:01:00
31Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
32Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux
33Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems
34Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:01:04
35Sondre-Gjerdevik Sørtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi
36Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp0:01:10
37Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:01:14
38Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:24
39Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:01:27
40Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:01:33
41Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:36
42Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:37
43Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:40
44François Parisien (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:01:51
45Tomoya Kanoh (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:01:58
46Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:02:00
47Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:02:04
48Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:02:12
49Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:17
50Andrew Randell (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:02:22
51Florian Morizot (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:02:31
52Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing0:03:05
53Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
54Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
55Kévin Reza (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:03:34
56Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:04:34
57Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
58David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:37
59Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing0:05:22
60Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux
61Svein-Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:06:18
62Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:06:23
63Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Verandas Willems0:06:27
64Etienne Tortelier (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
65Sven Van Den Houte (Bel) Verandas Willems0:08:05
66Dimitri Clayes (Bel) Team Netapp
67Niels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:08:25
68Grégory Barteau (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:08:58
69Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:09:03
70Benjamin Gourgue (Fra) Landbouwkrediet0:09:37
71David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:12:34
72Christopher Desouza (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:12:46
73Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems0:14:23
74Mathieu Teychenne-Coutet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:24
75Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing0:15:39
76Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp0:18:07
77Césare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp0:18:11
78Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing
79Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:20:11

Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux45pts
2Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne44
3Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun32
4Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux30
5Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller28
6Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun28
7Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller27
8Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale21
9Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux20
10Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole18
11Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom17
12Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale16
13Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet16
14James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems13
15Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet13
16Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy12
17Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux11
18Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole9
19Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8
20Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom6
21Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet4
22Christopher Desouza (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor4
23Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3
24Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing2
25James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing1

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux30pts
2Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun14
3Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun8
4Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4
5Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 934
6Thomas Degand (Bel) Verandas Willems4
7Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom4
8Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux2
9Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet2
10Kalle Kriit (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2
11Benjamin Gourgue (Fra) Landbouwkrediet2
12Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia2

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller9:36:19
2Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:14
3Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:25
4Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
5Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux
6Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:30
7Romain Matheou (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
8Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
9Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:37
10Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:39
11Sondre-Gjerdevik Sørtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:00:43
12Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp0:00:49
13Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:00:53
14Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:16
15Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:01:43
16Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:56
17Kévin Reza (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:03:13
18Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:05:01
19Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Joker Bianchi0:06:02
20Etienne Tortelier (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:06:06
21Dimitri Clayes (Bel) Team Netapp0:07:44
22David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:12:13
23Christopher Desouza (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:12:25
24Mathieu Teychenne-Coutet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:03
25Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp0:17:46
26Césare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp0:17:50

Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Bretagne Schuller0:00:26
3Saur - Sojasun0:00:35
4AG2R la Mondiale0:00:40
6Roubaix Lille Métropole0:00:51
7Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:56
8Joker Bianchi0:01:10
9Verandas Willems0:01:14
10Big Mat - Auber 930:01:33
11Spidertech Powered By Planet Energy0:02:30
12COFIDIS Le Crédit en Ligne0:02:46
13Endura Racing0:03:21
14Team Netapp0:13:19


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