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Demare wins stage 2 at La Méditerranéenne

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Arnaud Demare wins stage 2 of La Méditerranéenne

Arnaud Demare wins stage 2 of La Méditerranéenne
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Arnaud Demare wins stage 2 of La Méditerranéenne

Arnaud Demare wins stage 2 of La Méditerranéenne
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Arnaud Demare in yellow after the stage 2 at La Méditerranéenne

Arnaud Demare in yellow after the stage 2 at La Méditerranéenne
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Arnaud Demare on the stage 2 podium at La Méditerranéenne

Arnaud Demare on the stage 2 podium at La Méditerranéenne
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Arnaud Demare wins stage 2 of La Méditerranéenne

Arnaud Demare wins stage 2 of La Méditerranéenne

Arnaud Demare (FDJ) won the second stage at La Méditerranéenne from a bunch sprint in Port Vendres on Friday. He stormed to the finish line ahead of teammate Mickael Delage and AG2r La Mondiale's Jan Bakelants.

FDJ won the opening team time trial on Thursday, making this their second consecutive win. Matthieu Ladagnous was the first of his FDJ team to cross the finish line during the team time trial and so was the first leader of the event, but Demare's sprint victory has now bumped him up into the overall lead.

Stage 2 of the four-day race offered the peloton a 157.6km route from Banyuls-sur-Mer to Port-Vendres. A two-man breakaway set off early in the race with Luca Sterbini (Bardiani CSF) and Yannick Mayer (Veranclassic - AGO). Their gap grew to five minutes at the 100km mark, and it hovered there for awhile, but then began to fall during the last half of the race.

The pair clung onto a two-minute lead with roughly 30km to go, but teams with strong sprinters set up for the bunch sprint in the closing kilometres and eventually put an end to the two-man move.

FDJ, already proven to be a strong unit in the team time trial, put together another display of superb teamwork bringing Demare and Delage to a one-two finish. 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ4:19:29
2Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
5Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
6Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie
7Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
8Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
10Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie
11Jon Ander Insausti Irastorza (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
12Romain Feillu (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
13Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic-AGO
14Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
15Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
16Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Armee De Terre
17Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
18Francesc Zurita (Spa) Team Vorarlberg
19Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
20Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
21Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie
22Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
23Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ
24Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
25Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
26Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
27Adrian Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
28Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
29Eros Capecchi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
30Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
31Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie
32Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
33César Bihel (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
34Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
35Yann Guyot (Fra) Armee De Terre
36Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
37Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Team Vorarlberg
38Pierrick Naud (Can) Rally Cycling
39Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
40Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
41Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie
42Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie
43Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
44Daan Myngheer (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
45Yoann Barbas (Fra) Armee De Terre
46Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
47Guillaume Thévenot (Fra) Direct Energie
48Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ
49Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ
50Jerome Mainard (Fra) Armee De Terre
51Danny Pate (USA) Rally Cycling
52Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
53Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
54Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF
55Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO
56Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
57Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
58Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF
59Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
60Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
61Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF
62Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling
63Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling
64Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF
65Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
66Christophe Laborie (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
67Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling0:01:27
68Felix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:01:33
69Egan Arley Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
70Maxime Cam (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:34
71Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:47
72Adam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling0:01:54
73Julien Guay (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
74Rayane Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:10
75Alo Jakin (Est) HP-BTP Auber 93
76Kenny Bouvry (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:02:11
77Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO
78Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:15
79Florent Pereira (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
80Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
81Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:02:39
82Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
83Clément Penven (Fra) Armee De Terre
84Kevin Lebreton (Fra) Armee De Terre
85Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ
86Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
87Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:03:01
88Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:10
89Eneko Lizarralde (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
90Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
91Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
92Tom Zirbel (USA) Rally Cycling0:03:48
93Zolt Der (Hun) Team Vorarlberg0:03:52
94Frédéric Brun (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:00
95Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling0:04:01
96Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:04:12
97Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
98Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
99Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
100Maxime Renault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:04:15
101Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:04:21
102Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:04:46
103Peio Olaberria (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:05:01
104Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
105Aritz Bagües (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:05:03
106Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:06:14
107Lukas Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg0:06:16
108Manuel Porzner (Ger) Team Vorarlberg
109Thomas Rostollan (Fra) Armee De Terre0:06:22
110Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:02
111Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:07:54
112Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
113Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
114Sam Lennertz (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO
115Julien Deschesne (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:08:19
116Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee De Terre
117Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
118Daniel Lehner (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
119Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
120Massimo Vanderaerden (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:08:29
121Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFLouis Verhelst (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
DNFNicolas Winter (Swi) Team Vorarlberg

Sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO6pts
2Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF4
3Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2

Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ25pts
2Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ20
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale16
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ14
5Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team12
6Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie10
7Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille9
8Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team8
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec7
10Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie6
11Jon Ander Insausti Irastorza (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias5
12Romain Feillu (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 934
13Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic-AGO3
14Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2
15Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1

Mountain 1 - Col de Tautavel
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF10pts
2Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO8
3Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias6

Mountain 2 - Col de Vingrau
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF6pts
2Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO4
3Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2

General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ4:25:29
2Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ
3Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
4Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
5Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
6Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
7Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
8Eros Capecchi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
9Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
10Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ
11Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ
12Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:08
13Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie
14Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie
15Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie
16Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
17Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie
18Guillaume Thévenot (Fra) Direct Energie
19Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ0:00:09
20Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:00:11
21Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
22Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
23Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
24Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
25Daan Myngheer (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
26Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
27Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille
28Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
29Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:16
30Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
31Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
32Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
33Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:18
34Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
35Pierrick Naud (Can) Rally Cycling
36Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
37Danny Pate (USA) Rally Cycling
38Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
39Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling
40Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling
41Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ0:00:19
42Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:21
43Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
44Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
45Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:22
46Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie
47Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:24
48Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF
49Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF
50Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF
51Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF
52Romain Feillu (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:00:26
53Francesc Zurita (Spa) Team Vorarlberg
54Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
55César Bihel (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
56Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
57Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Team Vorarlberg
58Julien Guay (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
59Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 93
60Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:30
62Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
63Jon Ander Insausti Irastorza (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:00:32
64Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
65Adrian Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
66Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:34
67Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Armee De Terre0:00:35
68Yann Guyot (Fra) Armee De Terre
69Yoann Barbas (Fra) Armee De Terre
70Jerome Mainard (Fra) Armee De Terre
71Christophe Laborie (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:38
72Daniel Lehner (Aut) Team Vorarlberg0:00:47
73Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic-AGO0:00:57
74Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO
75Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling0:01:45
76Maxime Cam (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:50
77Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:02:03
78Egan Arley Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:02:07
79Adam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling0:02:12
80Felix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:02:25
81Florent Pereira (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:02:26
82Alo Jakin (Est) HP-BTP Auber 930:02:36
83Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:45
84Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:02:55
85Kenny Bouvry (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:03:08
86Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO
87Rayane Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:09
88Clément Penven (Fra) Armee De Terre0:03:14
89Kevin Lebreton (Fra) Armee De Terre
90Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:03:22
91Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:28
92Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
93Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
94Eneko Lizarralde (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:04:05
95Tom Zirbel (USA) Rally Cycling0:04:06
96Frédéric Brun (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:04:16
97Zolt Der (Hun) Team Vorarlberg0:04:18
98Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling0:04:23
99Maxime Renault (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 930:04:41
100Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:04:42
101Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
102Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
103Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:04:46
104Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ0:05:05
105Aritz Bagües (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:05:35
106Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:05:39
107Peio Olaberria (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:06:00
108Lukas Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg0:06:42
109Thomas Rostollan (Fra) Armee De Terre0:06:57
110Manuel Porzner (Ger) Team Vorarlberg0:07:03
111Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:07:05
112Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:24
113Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:08:18
114Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille0:08:30
115Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:08:32
116Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:08:36
117Sam Lennertz (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:08:51
118Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
119Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee De Terre0:08:54
120Massimo Vanderaerden (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:09:27
121Julien Deschesne (Bel) Veranclassic-AGO0:09:50

Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ25pts
2Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ20
3Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale16
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ14
5Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team12
6Tony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie10
7Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Lille9
8Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team8
9Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec7
10Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO6
11Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie6
12Jon Ander Insausti Irastorza (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias5
13Romain Feillu (Fra) HP-BTP Auber 934
14Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF4
15Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic-AGO3
16Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2
17Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ2
18Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1

Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF16pts
2Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veranclassic-AGO12
3Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias6

Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1FDJ12:58:27
2Astana Pro Team
3Direct Energie
4Cofidis, Solutions Credits
5Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
6HP-BTP Auber 93
7Ag2R La Mondiale
8Armee De Terre
9Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
10Roubaix Metropole Europeenne De Li
11Delko Marseille Provence Ktm
12Fortuneo - Vital Concept
13Rally Cycling
14Bardiani CSF
15Veranclassic-AGO0:02:11
16Team Vorarlberg0:03:52

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