Dumoulin claims GP de Plumilec-Morbihan

Samuel Dumoulin reversed the negative feelings of AG2R-La Mondiale with a sprint victory in the Grand Prix of Plumelec. The win comes a week after the team run by his father-in-law Vincent Lavenu announced its withdrawal from the Criterium du Dauphiné due to the rules of the MPCC (Movement for a Credible Cycling) following the positive dope test of Sylvain Georges for heptaminol at the Giro d'Italia. The latter seduced the Pro Team from the French Alps when he won in Plumelec two years ago while riding for BigMat-Auber 93.

"This win comes at the right time for AG2R which is having a bad time," Dumoulin said at the finishing line. "We also hadn't won much so far this year [only four races with Dumoulin himself in stage 5 of the Etoile de Bessèges, Jean-Christophe Péraud in stage 4 of the Tour Méditerranéen, Blel Kadri at Roma Maxima and Maxime Bouet in stage 1 of the Giro del Trentino]. There are some affairs but cycling is a beautiful sport and we do it the best way we can."

At the top of the Cadoudal hill where Bernard Hinault claimed the prologue of the 1985 Tour de France, Dumoulin outsprinted Anthony Geslin of FDJ and Sojasun's Julien Simon who won this race last year ahead of Dumoulin. "I had the experience of having finished second and third here previously," Dumoulin noted. "For me, Plumelec is the nicest of the French cup races because of the environment and the big crowd.

"Many people wished me to win today and, luckily, my team believed in me more than I did myself. We were the first team in action behind the breakaway [formed of Jean-Albert Carnevali of Vérandas Willems, César Bihel from Differdange and BigMat-Auber 93's Théo Vimpère who got more than ten minutes lead]. In the last climb, I believed so little in my capacities of winning that I never looked back and it paid off."

"With 300 metres to go, Simon and Matthieu Ladagnous touched each other and were close to falling down," Geslin described. "I was following Simon, that's why I started sprinting a bit later than Dumoulin. Then we were at the same speed. It's always a disappointment to come second but there are many more legs of the French cup, starting with the Boucles de l'Aulne tomorrow. Now that I'm leading [with 113 points ahead of Dumoulin with 10], the French cup becomes an objective. It's going to be an interesting duel with Dumoulin but what I'll firstly try is to win races."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale4:30:08
2Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJRow 1 - Cell 2
3Julien Simon (Fra) SojasunRow 2 - Cell 2
4Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJRow 3 - Cell 2
5Yannick Martinez (Fra) La Pomme MarseilleRow 4 - Cell 2
6Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 5 - Cell 2
7Remi Cusin (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 7 - Cell 2
9Cyrille Patoux (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 8 - Cell 2
10Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja RuralRow 9 - Cell 2
11Arnaud Gérard (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:10
13Guillaume Faucon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93Row 12 - Cell 2
14Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 13 - Cell 2
15Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 14 - Cell 2
16Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 15 - Cell 2
17Kévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 16 - Cell 2
18Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) FDJRow 17 - Cell 2
19Emiel Dolfsma (Ned) Rabobank Development TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 19 - Cell 2
21José Gonçalves (Por) La Pomme MarseilleRow 20 - Cell 2
22Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM CyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:17
24Klaas Sys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:00:18
25Maxime Mederel (Fra) SojasunRow 24 - Cell 2
26Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) SojasunRow 25 - Cell 2
27Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:00:22
28Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:00:25
29Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 28 - Cell 2
30Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 29 - Cell 2
31Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat-Auber 930:00:28
32Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun0:00:29
33Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:00:39
34Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 33 - Cell 2
35Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Caja Rural0:00:46
36Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 35 - Cell 2
37Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:49
38Jean-Albert Carnevali (Bel) Verandas WillemsRow 37 - Cell 2
39César Bihel (Fra) Team Differdange - Losch0:00:52
40Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team EuropcarRow 39 - Cell 2
41Théo Vimpere (Fra) BigMat-Auber 930:01:05
42Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:15
43Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:34
44Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:14
45Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun0:04:16
46Julien El Fares (Fra) SojasunRow 45 - Cell 2
47Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:31
48Julien Duval (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:05:25
49Yoann Paillot (Fra) La Pomme MarseilleRow 48 - Cell 2
50Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas WillemsRow 49 - Cell 2
51Jason Bakke (RSA) La Pomme MarseilleRow 50 - Cell 2
52Christian Helming (Lux) Team Differdange - LoschRow 51 - Cell 2
53Antoine Lavieu (Fra) La Pomme MarseilleRow 52 - Cell 2
54Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 53 - Cell 2
55Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Francisco Javier Moreno Allue (Spa) Caja RuralRow 55 - Cell 2
57Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Rabobank Development TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Johan Coenen (Bel) Team Differdange - LoschRow 57 - Cell 2
59Niels Wubben (Ned) Rabobank Development TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Vincent Baestaens (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 59 - Cell 2
61Mike Teunissen (Ned) Rabobank Development TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 62 - Cell 2
64Nicolas Bazin (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93Row 63 - Cell 2
65Gilles Devillers (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 64 - Cell 2
66Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93Row 65 - Cell 2
67Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja RuralRow 66 - Cell 2
68Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 67 - Cell 2
69Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas WillemsRow 68 - Cell 2
70Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJRow 69 - Cell 2
71Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJRow 70 - Cell 2
72Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 71 - Cell 2
73Etienne Tortelier (Fra) SojasunRow 72 - Cell 2
74Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 73 - Cell 2
75Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 74 - Cell 2
76Janis Dakteris (Lat) Team Differdange - LoschRow 75 - Cell 2
77Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 76 - Cell 2
78Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 78 - Cell 2
80Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja RuralRow 79 - Cell 2
81Reinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-Euphony0:05:32
82Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:05:34
83Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:41
84Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural0:08:22
DNFJonathan Hivert (Fra) SojasunRow 84 - Cell 2
DNFAxel Domont (Fra) Ag2R La MondialeRow 85 - Cell 2
DNFJulian Kern (Ger) Ag2R La MondialeRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFArnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFBert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
DNFBarry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
DNFBoy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFKenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFGaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFGiovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFYelko Gomez (Pan) Caja RuralRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFPeeters Kevin (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFJoeri Stallaert (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Claeys (Bel) Crelan-EuphonyRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Ista (Bel) IAM CyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFPirmin Lang (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFAlexandr Pliuschin (Mda) IAM CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFRomain Bacon (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93Row 102 - Cell 2
DNFFabien Bacquet (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFDimitri Le Boulch (Fra) BigMat-Auber 93Row 104 - Cell 2
DNFJulien Antomarchi (Fra) La Pomme MarseilleRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFJoshua Berry (USA) La Pomme MarseilleRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Rostollan (Fra) La Pomme MarseilleRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFLoic Desriac (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFMorgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFRudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFMaxime Le Montagner (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFMyron Simpson (NZl) Team Differdange - LoschRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFGediminas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - LoschRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFVytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - LoschRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFSascha Weber (Ger) Team Differdange - LoschRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFStan Godrie (Ned) Rabobank Development TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFMerijn Korevaar (Ned) Rabobank Development TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFMarco Minnaard (Ned) Rabobank Development TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFGert Lodewijks (Bel) Verandas WillemsRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas Mertz (Bel) Verandas WillemsRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFOlivier Poppe (Bel) Verandas WillemsRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFKévin Thome (Bel) Verandas WillemsRow 122 - Cell 2

 

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