Ghyselinck claims first career win

Belgium's Jan Ghyselinck of Wanty-Groupe Gobert claimed the first pro victory of his career at the age of 26 in the French cup race La Polynormande organized by exiting Tour de France speaker Daniel Mangeas in his village of Saint-Martin-de-Landelles. He outsprinted Canadian neo pro Antoine Duchesne who delivered his first result for Europcar.

With 5km to go, both came out of a group of 14 escapees formed after only 25km of racing with Arnaud Courteille (, Thomas Vaubourzeix (La Pomme Marseille), Sébastien Delfosse (Wallonie-Bruxelles), Steve Chainel and Damien Gaudin (AG2R-La Mondiale), Quentin Jaurégui (Roubaix-Lille métropole), Anthony Delaplace and Jean-Marc Bideau (Bretagne-Séché Environnement), Romain Hardy (Cofidis), Yann Guyot (French national team), Stijn Steels (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) and Stéphane Rossetto (BigMat-Auber 93).

"It's wonderful to win here!", reacted Ghyselinck who was tipped as a future champion when he joined HTC-Columbia as a neo pro at the same time as Tejay van Garderen after winning the U23 Tour of Flanders in 2009. "I was a domestique in a big team", he remembered of his first experience. "Then I joined Cofidis where the atmosphere wasn't great. I hope this victory to be a restart for my career. I didn't feel good at the beginning of the race today. At some stage I was reported to being dropped from the front group but I was only 80 meters behind. When I attacked with 5 or 6km to go, I was feeling much better."

Ghyselinck enjoyed being reinforced by Canadian rouleur Duchesne who helped him staying away. It was also a first pro result for the Europcar recruit who eyes at the World Tour races at home in September, particularly the GP Québec whose course passes right in front of his apartment. "I'm really happy to get this first result this year", Duchesne told Cyclingnews. "I hadn't raced for a while and I felt good at the Tour de Wallonie last week so I came here with ambitions. I felt I was among the strongest in the breakaway. But I tried to ride conservative and not do useless efforts. I've got no regret because Jan was superior when he rode me off with 500 meters to go. It had been a very demanding race and everyone was cooked."

Frustration was more obvious in the case of third placed Jaurégui who would have loved to sprint for first place as he easily won the contest for third. "The first two have been the smartest", said the cyclo-crossman from the north of France. "Many riders have tried to go. It was a question of not missing the right move. I'm not far from a top result and I confirm that I can do well in difficult French cup races."

No change occurred in the French cup standings with Julien Simon of Cofidis remaining in first place.


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert3:56:40
2Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar0:00:08
3Quentin Jauregui (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:12
4Yann Guyot (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCERow 3 - Cell 2
5Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie - BruxellesRow 4 - Cell 2
6Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CréditsRow 5 - Cell 2
7Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 6 - Cell 2
8Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne Séché EnvironnementRow 7 - Cell 2
9Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93Row 8 - Cell 2
10Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.frRow 9 - Cell 2
11Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:25
12Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne Séché Environnement0:00:36
13Jérome Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert0:01:50
14Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 13 - Cell 2
15Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:52
16Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CréditsRow 15 - Cell 2
17Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 17 - Cell 2
19Steven Tronet (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93Row 18 - Cell 2
20Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne Séché EnvironnementRow 19 - Cell 2
21Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 20 - Cell 2
22Jérémy Leveau (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCERow 21 - Cell 2
23Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 22 - Cell 2
24Clement Saint Martin (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13Row 23 - Cell 2
25Romain Combaud (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCERow 24 - Cell 2
26Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 25 - Cell 2
27Maxime Renault (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93Row 26 - Cell 2
28Francois Bidard (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCERow 27 - Cell 2
29Christophe Premont (Bel) Wallonie - BruxellesRow 28 - Cell 2
30Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CréditsRow 29 - Cell 2
31Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:01:57
32Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 31 - Cell 2
33Jonathan Dufrasne (Bel) Wallonie - BruxellesRow 32 - Cell 2
34Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Bretagne Séché EnvironnementRow 33 - Cell 2
35Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:58
36Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie - BruxellesRow 35 - Cell 2
37Paulius Siskevicius (Ltu) Team La Pomme Marseille 13Row 36 - Cell 2
38Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13Row 37 - Cell 2
39Cedric Delaplace (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCERow 38 - Cell 2
40Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team EuropcarRow 39 - Cell 2
41Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.frRow 40 - Cell 2
42Fréderic Brun (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93Row 41 - Cell 2
43Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 42 - Cell 2
44Pierre Gouault (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93Row 43 - Cell 2
45Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCERow 44 - Cell 2
46Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:05
47Alexis Dulin (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCERow 46 - Cell 2
48Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne Séché EnvironnementRow 47 - Cell 2
49Alo Jakin (Est) BigMat - Auber 930:02:08
50Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:02:10
51Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:19
52Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 51 - Cell 2
53Loic Pestiaux (Bel) Wallonie - BruxellesRow 52 - Cell 2
54Arnaud Gérard (Fra) Bretagne Séché EnvironnementRow 53 - Cell 2
55Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 54 - Cell 2
56Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Bretagne Séché Environnement0:02:26
57Oleg Zemlyakov (Kaz) Vino 4everRow 56 - Cell 2
58Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 130:02:31
59Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:02:35
60Loic Chetout (Fra) EQUIPE DE FRANCERow 59 - Cell 2
61Yannis Yssaad (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93Row 60 - Cell 2
62Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:02:37
63Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits0:02:43
64Romain Guillemois (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:44
65Tony Hurel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 64 - Cell 2
66Joaquin Sobrino (Esp) Team Differdange - Losch0:03:49
67Ruben Menendez Velasco (Esp) Team Differdange - LoschRow 66 - Cell 2
68Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 67 - Cell 2
69Vitaliy Marukhin (Kaz) Vino 4everRow 68 - Cell 2
70Julien Duval (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 69 - Cell 2
71Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 70 - Cell 2
72Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr0:04:36
73Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 72 - Cell 2
74Rudy Barbier (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 73 - Cell 2
75Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 74 - Cell 2
76Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:12
77Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Team La Pomme Marseille 130:15:07
DNFThomas Rostollan (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13Row 77 - Cell 2
DNFFrancis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.frRow 78 - Cell 2
DNFJustin Jules (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13Row 79 - Cell 2
DNFFranck Vermeulen (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 80 - Cell 2
DNFKirill Prolubnikov (Fra) Vino 4everRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13Row 82 - Cell 2
DNFFlorian Senechal (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CréditsRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFJulien Fouchard (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CréditsRow 84 - Cell 2
DNFRudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 85 - Cell 2
DNFFrederik Backaert (Fra) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFChristophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CréditsRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFOlivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie - BruxellesRow 88 - Cell 2
DNFTaras Voropayev (Fra) Vino 4everRow 89 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Suarez Martinez (Fra) Team Differdange - LoschRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFSebastiano Frassetto (Bel) Team Differdange - LoschRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFMorgan Lamoisson (Bel) Team EuropcarRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFKenneth Van Bilsen (Fra) Topsport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFFlavien Dassonville (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93Row 94 - Cell 2
DNFMaxime Anciaux (Fra) Wallonie - BruxellesRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFTimur Kazantsev (Lux) Vino 4everRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFVytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - LoschRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFSteve Chainel (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Sarreau (Bel) FDJ.frRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFSven Fritsch (Kaz) Team Differdange - LoschRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFAlexandre Shushemoin (Kaz) Vino 4everRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFStepan Astafyev (Kaz) Vino 4everRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFJerome Gilbert (Kaz) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFChristophe Laborie (Kaz) Bretagne Séché EnvironnementRow 104 - Cell 2
DNSMaxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 105 - Cell 2

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