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Bouhanni sprints to victory at GP de Fourmies

Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ)

Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

One day after André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) got the better of him in the sprint finale at the Brussels Cycling Classic, Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) outkicked the German champion to win the GP de Fourmies and notch his eighth victory of the season. Bryan Coquard (Europcar) completed the podium for third place.

The 205km race was dominated by an early six-man break which included Ángel Madrazo (Movistar), Sander Helven (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Carlos Julian Quintero (Colombia), Clément Koretzky (Bretagne-Seche Environnement), Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) and Julien Duval (Roubaix Lille Metropole).

The escapees survived to the 11km finishing circuit, which was negotiated five times, but were caught early on their penultimate lap.

FDJ had been leading the chase and under their impetus on the rolling course the peloton fractured, leaving approximately 50 riders at the head of the race to vie for victory.

Heading into the finale an attack was launched by Kristijan Koren and Maciej Bodnar (Cannondale), Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale), Leonardo Duque (Colombia) and Alessandro Malaguti (Androni Giocattoli), but their bid for victory was neutralised four kilometres from the finish.

Other attacks were launched by riders such as Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale) and Giovanni Visconti (Movistar), but the sprinters' teams chased them down ensuring a field sprint finale for the 81st edition of the GP de Fourmies.

Full Results
1Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr4:37:29
2André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol
3Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar
4Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida
5Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
6Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano
7Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
8Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale
9Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun
10Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia
11Yannick Martinez (Fra) La Pomme Marseille
12Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
13Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
14Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha
15Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
16Cyrille Patoux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
17Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team
18Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr
19Boris Zimine (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
20Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
21Maxime Daniel (Fra) Sojasun
22Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team
23Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr
24Flavien Dassonville (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93
25Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
26Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
27Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
28Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:03
29Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Crelan-Euphony
30Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
31Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol
32Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team
33Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
34Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
35Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
36Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
37Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling
38Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
39Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:00:10
40Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar
41Julien Duval (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
42Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha
43Francesco Reda (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
44Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun
45Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team
46Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
47Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
48Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
49Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:15
50Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:21
51Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha
52Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:25
53Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ.fr0:00:32
54Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha0:00:48
55Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:44
56Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:45
57José Gonçalves (Por) La Pomme Marseille0:03:31
58David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr0:04:23
59Duber Armando Quintero Artunduaga (Col) Colombia
60Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team
61Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia
62Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia
63Kevin Verwaest (Bel) Doltcini-Flanders
64Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia
65Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
66Romain Bacon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93
67Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team
68Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia
69Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
70Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
71Quentin Jauregui (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano
72Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano
73Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano
74Bryan Naulleau (Fra) Team Europcar
75Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
76Clement Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
77Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar
78Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano
79Gilles Devillers (Bel) Crelan-Euphony
80Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
81Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano
82Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
83Enea Cambianica (Swi) Lampre-Merida
84Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia
85Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team
86Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi
87Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi
88Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
89Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
90Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
91Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling
92Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
93Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93
94Benjamin Le Montagner (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
95Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr
96Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
97Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
98Franck Vermeulen (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
99Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol
100Jorne Carolus (Bel) Lotto Belisol
101Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
102Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
103Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha
104Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol
105Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol
106Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93
107Thomas Rostollan (Fra) La Pomme Marseille
108Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha
109Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
110Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
111Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling
112Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
113Steffen Radochla (Ger) Euskaltel-Euskadi
114Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling
115Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
116Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
117Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
118Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
119Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
120Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
121Christopher Jennings (RSA) La Pomme Marseille
122Fabien Bacquet (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93
123Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
124Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
125Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling
126Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
127Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
128Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
129Klaas Sys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony
130Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
131Mathieu Drujon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93
132Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling
133Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha
134Frans Claes (Bel) Crelan-Euphony
135Julien Antomarchi (Fra) La Pomme Marseille
136Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling
137Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling
138Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
139Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun
140Rony Martias (Fra) Sojasun
141Benoit Drujon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93
142Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
143Benjamin Giraud (Fra) La Pomme Marseille
144Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
145Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
146Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling
147Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
148Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida
149Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
150Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida
151Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol
152Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
153Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
154Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar
155Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
156Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida
157Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
158Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
159Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr
160Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
161Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93
162Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
163Reinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-Euphony
164Kevyn Ista (Bel) IAM Cycling
165Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
166Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Crelan-Euphony
167Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony
168Grégoire Tarride (Fra) La Pomme Marseille
169Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) La Pomme Marseille
170Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun
171Clément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:14:22
DNFAngel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team
DNFJimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Sojasun
DNFSander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
DNFKenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol
DNFCarlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia
DNFAndrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida
DNFNiccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida
DNFErwann Corbel (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement
DNFRicardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNFMattia Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFMatthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr
DNFJulien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFMaxime Le Montagner (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFJulien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFTimofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha
DNFAntonino Parrinello (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFJure Kocjan (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi

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