Roux wins hilly stage and takes the lead

FDJ's Anthony Roux scored his second victory in Pré-en-Pail, the town of the Mayenne province where he previously won a stage of the Circuit de la Sarthe two years ago. His win came in the part of France from where his employers, Marc and Yvon Madiot, hail. Roux was the fastest of a front group of seven riders and preceded Blel Kadri of AG2R-La Mondiale and his FDJ teammate Pierrick Fedrigo. David Millar (Garmin Cervelo) was the only foreigner of the front group and finished sixth.

"I'm extremely happy," said a delighted Roux at the finish. "Today my legs were fired up. But I must admit that I made it to the front at the end because Millar, who got dropped, helped me come across. Without him, I wouldn't have won."

Thanks to the time bonus, Roux took the first position in the GC ahead of Millar, who was second after the time trial but dropped to third today while Kadri moved up to second place overall.

"At the end, I was at the limit," Millar said. "I managed to come back, but these guys were riding too fast for me to win. However, I'm happy to be racing at the front again."

Previous race leader Daniele Bennati failed to stay with the attackers in the climb of the Mont des Avaloirs, which racers ascended five times. "It was too hard for me," he said. "My team had worked a lot yesterday and the day before."

FDJ and Europcar added their forces to those of Leopard-Trek to ride behind the two breakaway riders Svein Tuft (Spidertech) and David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervélo), who had attacked after 14 kilometres and reached a maximum lead of 7:10.

Under the sun and in 28-degree Celsius temperatures, Zabriskie gave up and Tuft only got caught with 25km to go.

Fedrigo and Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) jumped from the bunch and were followed by Alexandre Geniez (Skil-Shimano), Nicolas Vogondy (Cofidis), Millar and Kadri. Roux counter-attacked on his own and was lucky to find Millar to bring him to the leaders.

"I don't want to think about tomorrow yet," said the Frenchman ahead of the fifth and final stage. "For now, I just want to enjoy the moment. This is really good for my morale. I've had a persistent injury on my heel at the end of February. For five weeks, I've been almost unable to ride my bike, so I'm very happy with this victory."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ4:26:33
2Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 1 - Cell 2
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJRow 2 - Cell 2
4Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 3 - Cell 2
5Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 4 - Cell 2
6David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 6 - Cell 2
8Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:17
9Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 8 - Cell 2
10Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria MobilRow 9 - Cell 2
11Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:00:19
12Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:21
14Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:23
15Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 14 - Cell 2
16Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 15 - Cell 2
17Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 16 - Cell 2
18Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 17 - Cell 2
19Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 18 - Cell 2
20Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 19 - Cell 2
21Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 20 - Cell 2
22Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria MobilRow 21 - Cell 2
23Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 22 - Cell 2
24Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 23 - Cell 2
25Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De ColombiaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 25 - Cell 2
27Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJRow 26 - Cell 2
28Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 27 - Cell 2
29Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 28 - Cell 2
30Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 29 - Cell 2
31Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De ColombiaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De ColombiaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 32 - Cell 2
34Tony Hurel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 33 - Cell 2
35Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 34 - Cell 2
36Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 35 - Cell 2
37Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 36 - Cell 2
38Christophe Kern (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 37 - Cell 2
39Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 38 - Cell 2
40Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 39 - Cell 2
41Luca Barla (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 40 - Cell 2
42Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:33
43Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 42 - Cell 2
44Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:00:46
45Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:51
46Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:07
47Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:09
48Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 47 - Cell 2
49Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 48 - Cell 2
50Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard TrekRow 49 - Cell 2
51Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 50 - Cell 2
52Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 51 - Cell 2
53Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek0:02:04
54Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:23
55Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:03:28
56Luca Solari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:05:53
57Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:55
58Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 57 - Cell 2
59Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek0:06:09
60Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 59 - Cell 2
61Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria MobilRow 60 - Cell 2
62Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 61 - Cell 2
63Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ0:07:26
64Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 63 - Cell 2
65Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 64 - Cell 2
66PARISIEN FrançoisRow 65 - Cell 2
67Kévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 66 - Cell 2
68Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 67 - Cell 2
69Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:23
70Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:09:37
71Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 70 - Cell 2
72Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 71 - Cell 2
73Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 72 - Cell 2
74Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 73 - Cell 2
75Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 74 - Cell 2
76Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 75 - Cell 2
77Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 76 - Cell 2
78Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 77 - Cell 2
79Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 78 - Cell 2
80Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:00
81Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 80 - Cell 2
82Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - AccentRow 81 - Cell 2
83Juan Pablo Forero Carreno (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De ColombiaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 83 - Cell 2
85Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 84 - Cell 2
86David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 85 - Cell 2
87Marco Haller (Aut) Adria MobilRow 86 - Cell 2
88Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:14:44
89Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard TrekRow 88 - Cell 2
90Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 89 - Cell 2
91Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard TrekRow 90 - Cell 2
92Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 91 - Cell 2
93William Clarke (Aus) Leopard TrekRow 92 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ11:50:58
2Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:05
3David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:09
4Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ0:00:12
5Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:00:13
6Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:21
7Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:29
8Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:34
9Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:00:36
10Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:37
11Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:39
12Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:42
13Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:46
14Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 13 - Cell 2
15Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:47
16Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 15 - Cell 2
17Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:49
18Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 17 - Cell 2
19Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:50
20Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:53
21Tony Hurel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 20 - Cell 2
22Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJRow 21 - Cell 2
23Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 22 - Cell 2
24Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:54
25Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:57
26Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:58
27Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 26 - Cell 2
28Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:59
29Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De ColombiaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:00
31Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:01
32Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:02
33Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:06
34Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:01:07
35Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 34 - Cell 2
36Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:08
37Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:09
38Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:10
39Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:11
40Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:12
41Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:01:13
42Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:14
43Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:19
44Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:20
45Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:01:23
46Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:01:25
47Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:32
48Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:35
49Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek0:01:43
50Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:01:44
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek55pts
2Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ33Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo32Row 2 - Cell 3
4Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale26Row 3 - Cell 3
5Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ26Row 4 - Cell 3
6Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25Row 5 - Cell 3
7Juan Pablo Forero Carreno (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia23Row 6 - Cell 3
8Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1022Row 7 - Cell 3
9Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne20Row 8 - Cell 3
10David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo19Row 9 - Cell 3
11Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ18Row 10 - Cell 3
12David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo16Row 11 - Cell 3
13Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano15Row 12 - Cell 3
14Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil15Row 13 - Cell 3
15Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1014Row 14 - Cell 3
16Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar14Row 15 - Cell 3
17Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller14Row 16 - Cell 3
18Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne12Row 17 - Cell 3
19Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9312Row 18 - Cell 3
20Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis12Row 19 - Cell 3
21Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent11Row 20 - Cell 3
22Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano10Row 21 - Cell 3
23Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil9Row 22 - Cell 3
24Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8Row 23 - Cell 3
25Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo7Row 24 - Cell 3
26Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar7Row 25 - Cell 3
27Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis7Row 26 - Cell 3
28Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil6Row 27 - Cell 3
29Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia6Row 28 - Cell 3
30Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 935Row 29 - Cell 3
31Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis5Row 30 - Cell 3
32Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis5Row 31 - Cell 3
33Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano4Row 32 - Cell 3
34Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia3Row 33 - Cell 3
35Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ3Row 34 - Cell 3
36Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller2Row 35 - Cell 3
37Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1Row 36 - Cell 3
38Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1Row 37 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano22pts
2Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C1016Row 1 - Cell 3
3David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo12Row 2 - Cell 3
4David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo12Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano10Row 4 - Cell 3
6Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar8Row 5 - Cell 3
7Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8Row 6 - Cell 3
8Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 936Row 7 - Cell 3
9Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6Row 8 - Cell 3
10Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 10 - Cell 3
12Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ5Row 11 - Cell 3
13Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano4Row 12 - Cell 3
14Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ4Row 13 - Cell 3
15Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia3Row 14 - Cell 3
16Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 15 - Cell 3
17Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia2Row 16 - Cell 3
18Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek2Row 17 - Cell 3
19Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano2Row 18 - Cell 3
20Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1Row 19 - Cell 3
21Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1Row 20 - Cell 3
22Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1Row 21 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 0 - Cell 2
2Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:00:13
3Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:34
4Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:37
5Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:47
6Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:53
7Tony Hurel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 6 - Cell 2
8Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 7 - Cell 2
9Juan Villegas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:59
10Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:00
11Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:01
12Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:08
13Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:10
14Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:11
15Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:12
16Jacobus Venter (RSA) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:01:44
17Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:08:07
18Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:08:38
19Ronan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:10:17
20Salazar Hugo Sebastian (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:10:23
21Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:12:29
22Romain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:12:49
23Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:12:54
24Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil0:12:56
25Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ0:15:07
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Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Garmin-Cervelo35:34:03
2FDJ35:34:10
3AG2R La Mondiale35:34:35
4Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne35:34:48
5Skil - Shimano35:34:56
6Saur - Sojasun35:35:05
7Team Europcar35:35:06
8Adria Mobil35:35:17
9Androni Giocattoli35:35:47
10Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis35:35:50
11Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia35:35:56
12Veranda's Willems - Accent35:36:34
13Bretagne - Schuller35:37:27
14Team Spidertech Powered By C1035:43:02
15Leoparad Trek35:43:18
16Big Mat - Auber 9335:50:58

 

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