Chavanel wins with solo attack

Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) won the Elite men’s French road race title with a brave solo attack on the hilly circuit in northern France.

The ever-aggressive Frenchman got across to the front of the race in the finale and then attacked alone with two laps and 27km to go. 2010 French champion Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Anthony Roux (FDJ) set off in pursuit but they failed to work together to close the gap and Chavanel climbed to the finish, knowing he was about to take his first ever French national title.

Roux took the sprint for second place, 38 seconds down, with Voeckler a disappointed third.

“There couldn’t have been a better way to win,” Chavanel said. “Arriving solo you get the chance to savour the victory. I attacked from far away because there were many riders ahead and if I had waited any longer I would have risked getting shut out of the final.

"Jeje [Jerome Pineau -ed.] did a great job for me. The two of us made a fantastic team,” said Chavanel. “I’m really happy, it will be a huge honour for me to wear this jersey on the roads in the Tour. I’ll try to honour it as best I can, showing my fans a good time by attacking my way.”

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team6:00:25
2Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:00:38
3Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:42
4Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:15
5Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:17
6Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:21
7Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:23
8Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:44
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:15
10Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:19
11Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:27
12Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:04:35
13Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ0:04:53
14Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:47
15Tony Hurel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 14 - Cell 2
16Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:06:54
17Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:06:58
18John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 17 - Cell 2
19Yohan Cauquil (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme MarseilleRow 18 - Cell 2
20Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 19 - Cell 2
21Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:07:00
22Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:07:07
23Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 23 - Cell 2
25Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 24 - Cell 2
26Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:07:12
27Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJRow 26 - Cell 2
28Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:07:19
29Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 28 - Cell 2
30Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:22
31Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 30 - Cell 2
32Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:07:36
33Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 32 - Cell 2
34Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:43
36Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:07:48
38Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:53
39Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 38 - Cell 2
40Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:08:09
41Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:08:14
42Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 41 - Cell 2
43Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:26
44Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 43 - Cell 2
45Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 44 - Cell 2
46Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 45 - Cell 2
47Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 46 - Cell 2
48Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 47 - Cell 2
49Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJRow 48 - Cell 2
50Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 49 - Cell 2
51Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 50 - Cell 2
52Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 51 - Cell 2
53Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJRow 52 - Cell 2
54Julien Guay (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 53 - Cell 2
55Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 54 - Cell 2
56Sylvain Georges (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 55 - Cell 2
57Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 56 - Cell 2
58Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJRow 57 - Cell 2
59Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme MarseilleRow 58 - Cell 2
60Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 59 - Cell 2
61Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 60 - Cell 2
62Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 61 - Cell 2
63Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 62 - Cell 2
64Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 63 - Cell 2
65Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing0:15:18
DNFYohann Gene (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFPierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJRow 66 - Cell 2
DNFArnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 67 - Cell 2
DNFSandy Casar (Fra) FDJRow 68 - Cell 2
DNFNacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 69 - Cell 2
DNFWilliam Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 70 - Cell 2
DNFOlivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJRow 71 - Cell 2
DNFKévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 72 - Cell 2
DNFPerrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 73 - Cell 2
DNFSaïd Haddou (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 74 - Cell 2
DNFDamien Gaudin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 75 - Cell 2
DNFJerome Cousin (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 76 - Cell 2
DNFMathieu Claude (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 77 - Cell 2
DNFSébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 78 - Cell 2
DNFFranck Bouyer (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 79 - Cell 2
DNFGiovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 80 - Cell 2
DNFThibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFAlexandre Pichot (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFGuillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 83 - Cell 2
DNFJulien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 84 - Cell 2
DNFMatthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 85 - Cell 2
DNFAnthony Colin (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFMorgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFDenis Flahaut (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 88 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 89 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas Rousseau (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 90 - Cell 2
DNFRonan Racault (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 91 - Cell 2
DNFLoïc Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFArnaud Molmy (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 93 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Lalouette (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFMathieu Drujon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 95 - Cell 2
DNFFlavien Dassonville (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 96 - Cell 2
DNFFabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 97 - Cell 2
DNFRomain Bacon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 98 - Cell 2
DNFAdrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFDamien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFFrédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFJohan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFMathieu Drouilly (Fra) DSLRow 104 - Cell 2
DNFBrice Feillu (Fra) Leopard TrekRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFGeoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShackRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFPasseron Aurélien (Fra) Geumsan Ginseng AsiaRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFLaszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFGuillaume Pont (Fra) SP TablewareRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFRémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team AstanaRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFRomain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFGaël Le Bellec (Fra) Team RaleighRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFBenoit Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFMartial Roman (Fra) Atlas PersonalRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFJulien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFCédric Gaoua (Fra) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.deRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFRudy Lesschaeve (Fra) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.deRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme MarseilleRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFJustin Jules (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme MarseilleRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Giraud (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme MarseilleRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFThierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFYann Huguet (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFFlorian Le Corre (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas Baldo (Fra) Atlas PersonalRow 124 - Cell 2
DNFChristophe Laborie (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 125 - Cell 2
DNFArnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 126 - Cell 2
DNFCyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 127 - Cell 2
DNFMikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 128 - Cell 2
DNFGuillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 129 - Cell 2
DNFYannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 130 - Cell 2
DNFStéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 131 - Cell 2
DNFRomain Matheou (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 132 - Cell 2
DNFRony Martias (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 133 - Cell 2
DNFBlel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 134 - Cell 2
DNFLaurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFYuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 136 - Cell 2
DNFSébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 137 - Cell 2
DNFFabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 138 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFJimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 140 - Cell 2
DNFJimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 141 - Cell 2
DNFBenoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJRow 142 - Cell 2
DNFGeoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJRow 143 - Cell 2
DNFAlexis Caresmel (Fra) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental WallonRow 144 - Cell 2
DNFJean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 145 - Cell 2
DNFRenaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 146 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 147 - Cell 2
DNFSamuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 148 - Cell 2
DNFRémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 149 - Cell 2
DNFLaurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 150 - Cell 2
DNFGaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 151 - Cell 2
DNFJohan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 152 - Cell 2
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 153 - Cell 2
DNFMathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 154 - Cell 2
DNFSébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 155 - Cell 2
DNFSébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 156 - Cell 2
DNFFrancis Mourey (Fra) FDJRow 157 - Cell 2
DNFJean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 158 - Cell 2
DNFSylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 159 - Cell 2

 

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