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Cappelle powers to Polynormandie win

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Andy Cappelle does his best impersonation of 'blue steel' on a bike.

Andy Cappelle does his best impersonation of 'blue steel' on a bike.
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Best young rider Romain Hardy had some regrets about third place.

Best young rider Romain Hardy had some regrets about third place.
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La Poly Normande podium (l-r): Jeremy Galland (Saur - Sojasun), Andy Cappelle (Verandas Willems) and Romain Hardy (Bretagne - Schuller).

La Poly Normande podium (l-r): Jeremy Galland (Saur - Sojasun), Andy Cappelle (Verandas Willems) and Romain Hardy (Bretagne - Schuller).
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La Poly Normande winner Andy Cappelle (Verandas Willems).

La Poly Normande winner Andy Cappelle (Verandas Willems).
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Andy Cappelle (Verandas Willems)

Andy Cappelle (Verandas Willems)
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A happy Andy Cappelle takes out La Poly Normande.

A happy Andy Cappelle takes out La Poly Normande.
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Andy Cappelle (Verandas Willems) looking cool as he wins La Poly Normande.

Andy Cappelle (Verandas Willems) looking cool as he wins La Poly Normande.
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Andy Cappelle perfects his dance moves as a victory celebration.

Andy Cappelle perfects his dance moves as a victory celebration.
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Andy Cappelle (Verandas Willems) winner of the Polynormandie.

Andy Cappelle (Verandas Willems) winner of the Polynormandie.
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Andy Cappelle from the continental Belgian team Verandas Willems managed to beat riders who were highly motivated to win the French cup race La Polynormande organised by the famous race commentator Daniel Mangeas in his village of Saint-Martin-de-Landelles.

In the final front group and fresh from the Tour de France, Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Sébastien Minard (Cofidis) and Benoît Vaugrenard (FDJ) even missed the top three behind runners up Jérémie Galland and Romain Hardy from the local teams Saur-Sojasun and Bretagne-Schuller.

Cappelle attacked several times at the end and the right one was with 800 metres to go. "I think the finale was to my advantage," the 31-year-old from De Panne told Cyclingnews. "I love France and French races suit me. This is my nicest victory because it's at category 1 level. I think the Tour de France riders were mentally tired after three weeks of hard racing every day. I also believe they have watched each other at the end because it was a French cup race."

The French riders denied any such attitude. Hardy, 21, had a different explanation: "I've not believed enough in my capacities to win. I should have taken more initiative at the end. It's disappointing. I'm place regularly, but I'm bitter about not winning," said the neo-pro from Bretagne-Schuller who was fourth in the Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia last week.

A breakaway group was formed in the early part of the race. 22 riders opened the road: Sandy Casar and Benoît Vaugrenard (FDJ), Stéphane Augé, Sébastien Minard, Tristan Valentin and Yoann Bagot (Cofidis), Yuriy Trofimov (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Julien Bérard and Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Bert Scheirlinckx (Landbouwkrediet), Jimmy Casper, Anthony Delaplace and Jérémie Galland (Saud-Sojasun), Romain Lemarchard and Nadir Haddou (BigMat-Auber 93), Mathieu Boulo (Roubaix-Lille-Métropole), Romain Hardy, Sébastien Duret and Jean-Luc Delpech (Bretagne-Schuller), Andy Capelle and Gregory Habeaux (Vérandas Willems), and Edouard Louyest (French national team).

As the peloton was coming closer with 50 kilometres to go, Augé, Delaplace and Scheirlinckx gave a new start to the breakaway. Once they got caught, a counter attack led by Vaugrenard took shape. The riders who did the Tour de France had an advantage over those who just resumed racing after a break. Six riders accompanied Vaugrenard: Minard, Mondory, Galland, Capelle, Hardy and Delpech.

Cappelle eventually took Verandas Willems' revenge after the narrowly missed win by Stefan van Dijk who was second to Matthieu Ladagnous by just a centimetre one year ago. He rejoined on the record book at the race of his current directeur sportif Lucien van Impe who came first in 1981 but La Polynormande was an after Tour criterium at the time.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems3:40:49
2Jérémy Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:03
3Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale
5Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne0:00:09
6Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
7Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:29
8Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale0:01:58
9Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne
10Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems0:02:00
11Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:03
12Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:06
13Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
14Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
15Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ
16Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:02:17
17Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:23
18Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:05
19Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
20Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R - La mondiale
21Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
22Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
23Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ
24Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
25Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
26Christopher De Souza (Fra) Equipe de France
27Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
28Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
29Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
30Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
31Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale
32Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor
33Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
34Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Verandas Willems
35Romain Bardet (Fra) Equipe de France
36Cédric Collaers (Bel) Verandas Willems
37Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
38Koen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
39Julien Guay (Fra) Equipe de France
40Loic Desriac (Fra) Equipe de France
41Oleksandr Sheydyk (Ukr) ISD Continental Team
42Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale
43Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
44Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne
45Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Continental Cycling Team Differdange
46Mikael Chérel (Fra) FDJ
47Artem Topchanyuk (Ukr) ISD Continental Team
48Nicolas Capedepuy (Fra) FDJ
49Yoann Michaud (Fra) Team Bridgestone Anchor
50Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
51Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
52Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
53Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne
54Grégory Barteau (Fra) Landbouwkrediet
55Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
56Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom
57Christian Poos (Lux) Continental Cycling Team Differdange
58Denys Karnulin (Ukr) ISD Continental Team
59Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Verandas Willems
60Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
61Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne
62Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Equipe de France
63Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ
64Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
65Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
66Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
67David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne
68Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R - La mondiale
69Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
70Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale
71Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:05:17
72Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Verandas Willems
73Sven Van Den Houtte (Bel) Verandas Willems
74Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:24
75Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne
76Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ
77Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
78Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
79Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor
80Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne
81Julien Foisnet (Fra) Equipe de France
82Yoann Barbas (Fra) Equipe de France
83Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor
84Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:05:30
85Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:05:37
86Edouard Louyest (Fra) Equipe de France0:05:42
87Kenji Itami (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor0:05:45
88Kevin Reza (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
HDMasaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor
DNFCédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFDieter Capelle (Bel) Verandas Willems
DNFAnatoli Pakhtusov (Bel) ISD Continental Team
DNFSébastien Harbonnier (Fra) Continental Cycling Team Differdange
DNFDenis Flahaut (Fra) ISD Continental Team
DNFCyrille Heymans (Fra) Continental Cycling Team Differdange
DNFSteven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFDominik Eberle (Fra) Continental Cycling Team Differdange
DNFAlexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFBenoît Daeninck (Ukr) Roubaix Lille Metropole
DNFBenjamin Gourgue (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet
DNFNicolas Rousseau (Ukr) AG2R - La mondiale
DNFMaksym Vasilyev (Bel) ISD Continental Team
DNFYuriy Agarkov (Fra) ISD Continental Team
DNFNadir Haddou (Ger) Big Mat - Auber 93
DNFSébastien Delfosse (Lux) Landbouwkrediet
DNSIgor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD Continental Team

Isigny le Buat
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne5pts
2Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ3
3Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1

Saint Martin de Landelles (2ème passage)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole5pts
2Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3
3Edouard Louyest (Fra) Equipe de France1

Saint Martin de Landelles (6ème Passage)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller5pts
2Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne3
3Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1

Côte de la Pigeonnière (1er Passage)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet5pts
2Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3
3Mikael Chérel (Fra) FDJ1

Côte de la Pigeonnière (3ème Passage)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller5pts
2Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ3
3Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1

Côte de la Pigeonnière (7ème Passage)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne5pts
2Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet3
3Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1

Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8pts
2David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne5
3Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole5
4Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne3
5Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ3
6Edouard Louyest (Fra) Equipe de France1
7Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1
8Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet8pts
2Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne5
3Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller5
4Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3
5Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ3
6Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2
7Mikael Chérel (Fra) FDJ1

Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3:40:52
2Julien Bérard (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale0:01:55
3Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:00
4Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:02:14
5Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:20
6Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:02
7Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
8Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R - La mondiale
9Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
10Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ
11Jocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
12Christopher De Souza (Fra) Equipe de France
13Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
14Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Verandas Willems
15Romain Bardet (Fra) Equipe de France
16Cédric Collaers (Bel) Verandas Willems
17Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
18Julien Guay (Fra) Equipe de France
19Loic Desriac (Fra) Equipe de France
20Mikael Chérel (Fra) FDJ
21Artem Topchanyuk (Ukr) ISD Continental Team
22Nicolas Capedepuy (Fra) FDJ
23Yoann Michaud (Fra) Team Bridgestone Anchor
24Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
25Denys Karnulin (Ukr) ISD Continental Team
26Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
27Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Equipe de France
28Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
29Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
30Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R - La mondiale
31Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) AG2R - La mondiale
32Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:05:14
33Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:21
34Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne
35Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne
36Yoann Barbas (Fra) Equipe de France
37Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:05:27
38Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:05:34
39Edouard Louyest (Fra) Equipe de France0:05:39
40Kenji Itami (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor0:05:42
41Kevin Reza (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom

Coupe de France standings as of August 1, 2010
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller120pts
2Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne106
3Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole73
4Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne68
5Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux58
6Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole53
7Maxime Méderel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9351
8Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller51
9Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun50
10Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux50
11Denis Flahaut (Fra) ISD - Neri50
12Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale48
13Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne40
14Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux38
15Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun35
16Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team29
17Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller28
18Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun27
19Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun25
20Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne25
21Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team24
22Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux24
23Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller23
24Benoît Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole21
25Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun21
26Thibault Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux21
27Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux20
28Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom20
29David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18
30Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux16
31Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne16
32Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux16
33Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15
34Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller14
35Martial Ricci-Poggi (Fra) Landbouwkrediet14
36Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun14
37Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux14
38Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom12
39Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller12
40Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom12
41Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller11
42Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun11
43Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9310
44Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10
45Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10
46Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom9
47Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne Schuller8
48Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6
49Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne6
50Eric Berthou (Fra) CarmioOro NGC6
51Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6
52Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun5
53Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole5
54Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux3
55Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 933
56Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3
57Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne3
58Arnaud Courteille (Fra) France U233
59Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 933
60Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3

 

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