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Bardet wins Classic de l'Ardeche

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Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale)

Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/
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Roman Bardet wins Classic l'Ardeche

Roman Bardet wins Classic l'Ardeche (Image credit: AG2R La Mondiale)

Roman Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) won the Faun Environnement - Classic de l'Ardeche Rhone Crussol on Saturday in France. He made a final attacked to force other teams to work but then soloed to the victory 47 seconds ahead of Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) and 56 seconds ahead of Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie).

"I had a lot of fun, just racing without a second thought, being able to take a risk. After my injury, I did not know where my condition would be," said Bardet, who injured his arm in a domestic accident. He required stitches and a splint to treat a cut and a small muscle injury to his left forearm. He took two weeks off to recover.

Bardet noted that this is his first official start to the season, although he did place 8th behind his winning teammate Alexandre Geniez at the Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise in January.

"This is my real start to the season. I didn’t plan anything. I simply worked hard this week to make up for not having been at the Ruta del Sol," Bardet said.

"But in any case, it is always good to take a win. I love this type of attacking racing, without scripts. And the team has a great attacking attitude. We were already a strong group last year, and we had a lot of fun. All this creates an enjoyable and a positive climate. Victories follow victories."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5:37:13
2Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors0:00:47
3Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:56
4Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
5David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ
6Jhonatan Narvaez (Ecu) Quick-Step Floors
7Quentin Pacher (Fra) Vital Concept Club
8Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
9Eliot Lietaer (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic0:01:09
10Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie
11Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:11
12Warren Barguil (Fra) Fortuneo-A0:01:18
13Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
14Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro Team
15Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
16Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
17Dorian Godon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
18Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
19Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF
20Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
21Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors
22Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic
23Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo
24Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:01:24
25Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
26Davide Ballerini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:02:07
27Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:08
28Amael Moinard (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
29Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
30Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:02:14
31Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Den) Team Virtu Cycling
32Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
33Arnaud Courteille (Fra) Vital Concept Club0:03:00
34Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport0:03:23
35Jérémy Maison (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
36Hugo Houle (Can) Astana Pro Team
37Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:00
38Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors
39Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ0:05:44
40Etienne van Empel (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij0:06:38
41Ryan Anderson (Can) Rally Cycling0:08:36
42Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij
43Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
44Simone Ponzi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
45Alo Jakin (Est) St Michel-Auber 93
46Alexys Brunel (Fra) France
47Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) France
48Christophe Masson (Fra) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic
49Damien Touze (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
50Pierre Gouault (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
51Simon Gugielmi (Fra) France
52Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
53Jesper Schultz (Den) Team Virtu Cycling
54Audun Brekke Fløtten (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling
55Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
56Mattia Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
57Raffaello Bonusi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
58Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
59Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
60Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
61Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
62Valentin Ferron (Fra) France
63Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF
64Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF
65Pierre Idjouadiene (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
66Jerome Mainard (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
67Tom Dernies (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole
68Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
69Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
70Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
71Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
72Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
73Kevin Reza (Fra) Vital Concept Club
74Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie
75Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie
76Marlon Gaillard (Fra) France
77Gregory Daniel (USA) Trek-Segafredo
78Edward Dunbar (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport
79Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
80Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
81Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij
82Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
83Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
84Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
85Camille Thominet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
86Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ
87Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
88Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
89Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
90Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
91Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
92Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
93Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
94Rein Taaramäe (Est) Direct Energie
95Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling
96Jerome Cousin (Fra) Direct Energie
97Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic0:10:23
98Torkil Veyhe (Den) Team Virtu Cycling0:11:05
99Robbert de Greef (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij
100Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie
101Justin Mottier (Fra) Vital Concept Club
102Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:12:25
103Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:13:21
104Thomas Joly (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:14:12
105Yoann Paillot (Fra) St Michel-Auber 930:14:32
106Victor Lafay (Fra) France
107Ludovic Robeet (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic0:16:15
108Adam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling
109Laurent Pichon (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
110Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling0:20:14
DNFLucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFJérémy Leveau (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFNikolay Mihaylov (Bul) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFNans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFHubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFFumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
DNFJulien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
DNFNicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
DNFLéo Vincent (Fra) FDJ
DNFRomain Seigle (Fra) FDJ
DNFEros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
DNFDavide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
DNFPieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
DNFZhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Fortuneo-Samsic
DNFAnthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFYoann Bagot (Fra) Vital Concept Club
DNFErwann Corbel (Fra) Vital Concept Club
DNFJérémy Lecroq (Fra) Vital Concept Club
DNFMark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport
DNFStefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport
DNFLasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport
DNFMichel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport
DNFCalvin Watson (Aus) Aqua Blue Sport
DNFGregory Habeaux (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic
DNFThomas Deruette (Bel) WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic
DNFMartijn Budding (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij
DNFUmberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFLuca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFAndrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
DNFRémy Rochas (Fra) France
DNFJeremy Cabot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFNicolas Baldo (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
DNFAnthony Maldonado (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93
DNFRobert Britton (Can) Rally Cycling
DNFNigel Ellsay (Can) Rally Cycling
DNFKyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling
DNFJakob Egholm (Den) Team Virtu Cycling
DNFAlexander Kamp (Den) Team Virtu Cycling
DNFAsbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Virtu Cycling


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