Route du Sud: Coquard wins again on stage 2

Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) backed up his opening-day triumph at the Route du Sud with another sprint victory on the short stage 2 on Friday morning. 

The Frenchman was once again a convincing winner in the bunch gallop, bursting forward in his orange race leader's jersey to cross the line ahead of Stéphane Poulhiès (Armée de Terre) and Manuele Belletti (Wilier Triestina-Southeast). 

Arnaud Démare, who was second on the opening stage and whose FDJ teammates were major contributors to the chase of the breakaway today, could only manage 9th. For Coquard it was an 11th stage win of 2016 - which has also seen two general classification victories - as the 24-year-old continues to enjoy his most successful season to date. 

The stage from Saint-Pierre-de-Trivisy to Albi was just over 90km in length and the first in a Friday double-header, with a 13.4km individual time trial to take place in the afternoon. 

As on the opening day, there was a breakaway duo, this time formed by Romain Hardy (Cofidis) and Julien Bérard (AG2R-La Mondiale). They had a lead of three minutes at one point, but with just one second-category climb on the menu - positioned in the first half of the parcours - the sprinters teams were always going to hold the advantage. 

Once again it was Direct Energie and FDJ who led the chase and they brought it back with 10km to go, whereupon the trains jostled for position. In the end, though, it was Coquard who was again delivered perfectly, and again perfectly delivered himself. 

Coquard extends his lead in the general classification to 14 seconds over Démare. 

 

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie2:11:03
2Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Manuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 2 - Cell 2
4Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 4 - Cell 2
6Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 5 - Cell 2
7Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 7 - Cell 2
9Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 8 - Cell 2
10Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 9 - Cell 2
11Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service GroupRow 10 - Cell 2
12Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 11 - Cell 2
13Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 12 - Cell 2
14Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 13 - Cell 2
15Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 14 - Cell 2
16Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP-HP BTP-Auber93er93Row 15 - Cell 2
17Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Muriaskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 17 - Cell 2
19Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) HP BTP-HP BTP-Auber93er93Row 18 - Cell 2
20Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 20 - Cell 2
22Christophe Laborie (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 21 - Cell 2
23Lluis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 22 - Cell 2
24Aritz Bagües (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Muriaskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 23 - Cell 2
25Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP BTP-HP BTP-Auber93er9Row 26 - Cell 2
28Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 28 - Cell 2
30Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 29 - Cell 2
31Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 30 - Cell 2
32Romain Le Roux (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de TerreRow 31 - Cell 2
33Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 32 - Cell 2
34Daniel Martínez (Col) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 33 - Cell 2
35Enrique Sanz (Spa) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 34 - Cell 2
36Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 35 - Cell 2
37Ricardo Ferreira (Por) Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 37 - Cell 2
39Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 38 - Cell 2
40Christian Mager (Ger) Stölting Service GroupRow 39 - Cell 2
41Frederico Figueiredo (Por) Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 40 - Cell 2
42Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 41 - Cell 2
43Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 42 - Cell 2
44Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 43 - Cell 2
45Mamyr Stash (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 44 - Cell 2
46Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 45 - Cell 2
47Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 46 - Cell 2
48Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 47 - Cell 2
49Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 48 - Cell 2
50Viktor Manakov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 49 - Cell 2
51Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 50 - Cell 2
52Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 51 - Cell 2
53Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 53 - Cell 2
55Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 54 - Cell 2
56Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 55 - Cell 2
57Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 56 - Cell 2
58Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 57 - Cell 2
59Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 58 - Cell 2
60Victor Etxebarria Carrasco (Spa) Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 60 - Cell 2
62Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 61 - Cell 2
63Francis Mourey (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 62 - Cell 2
64Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 63 - Cell 2
65Jerome Mainard (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de TerreRow 64 - Cell 2
66Alexander Serov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 65 - Cell 2
67David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 66 - Cell 2
68David Miguel Costa Rodrigues (Por) Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 67 - Cell 2
69Guillaume De Almeida (Fra) Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 68 - Cell 2
70Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 69 - Cell 2
71José Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 71 - Cell 2
73Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJRow 72 - Cell 2
74Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 73 - Cell 2
75Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 74 - Cell 2
76Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 75 - Cell 2
77Julien Guay (Fra) HP BTP-Auber93Row 76 - Cell 2
78Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 77 - Cell 2
79Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 78 - Cell 2
80Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 79 - Cell 2
81Benat Txoperena Matxikote (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 80 - Cell 2
82Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP-Auber93Row 81 - Cell 2
83Yann Guyot (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de TerreRow 82 - Cell 2
84Pablo Guerrero Bonilla (Spa) Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 83 - Cell 2
85Yoann Barbas (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de TerreRow 84 - Cell 2
86Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:13
87Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Stölting Service GroupRow 86 - Cell 2
88Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:17
89Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:00:23
90Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:28
91Julien Duval (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre0:00:30
92Samuele Conti (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:00:38
93Thomas Koep (Ger) Stölting Service GroupRow 92 - Cell 2
94Imanol Estevez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 93 - Cell 2
95Bruno Armirail (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de TerreRow 94 - Cell 2
96Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP BTP-Auber93Row 95 - Cell 2
97Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group0:00:42
100Michael Reihs (Den) Stölting Service GroupRow 99 - Cell 2
101Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:00:49
102Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:59
103Biel Kadri (Fra) ALM0:01:07
104Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:01:08
105Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:11
106Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 105 - Cell 2
107Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJRow 106 - Cell 2
108Carlos Barbero (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:19
109Clément Penven (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre0:01:27
110David Menut (Fra) HP BTP-Auber930:01:29
111Matteo Draperi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:01:31
112Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ0:01:39
113Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:49
DNFDaniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFCarlos Jimenez Lozano (Spa) Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 114 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie7:00:48
2Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:00:10
3Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:11
4Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:12
5Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:13
7Manuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:00:14
8Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:15
10Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:16
11Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 11 - Cell 2
13Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service GroupRow 12 - Cell 2
14Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 13 - Cell 2
15Loïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 14 - Cell 2
16Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 15 - Cell 2
17Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 16 - Cell 2
18Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) HP BTP-HP BTP-Auber93er93Row 17 - Cell 2
19Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Muriaskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 18 - Cell 2
20Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 19 - Cell 2
21Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP-HP BTP-Auber93er93Row 20 - Cell 2
22Lluis Mas (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 21 - Cell 2
23Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 22 - Cell 2
24Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 23 - Cell 2
25Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 24 - Cell 2
26Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 25 - Cell 2
27Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJRow 26 - Cell 2
28Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 27 - Cell 2
29Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 29 - Cell 2
31Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 30 - Cell 2
32Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 32 - Cell 2
34Romain Le Roux (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de TerreRow 33 - Cell 2
35Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 34 - Cell 2
36Frederico Figueiredo (Por) Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 35 - Cell 2
37Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP BTP-Auber93Row 36 - Cell 2
38Enrique Sanz (Spa) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 37 - Cell 2
39Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 38 - Cell 2
40Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 39 - Cell 2
41Christophe Laborie (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 40 - Cell 2
42Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 41 - Cell 2
43Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 43 - Cell 2
45Daniel Martínez (Col) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 44 - Cell 2
46Christian Mager (Ger) Stölting Service GroupRow 45 - Cell 2
47Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 46 - Cell 2
48Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 47 - Cell 2
49Mamyr Stash (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 48 - Cell 2
50Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 49 - Cell 2
51Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 50 - Cell 2
52Ricardo Ferreira (Por) Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 51 - Cell 2
53David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 52 - Cell 2
54François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 53 - Cell 2
55Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La MondialeRow 54 - Cell 2
56Mikel Iturria Segurola Spain Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 55 - Cell 2
57Francis Mourey (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 56 - Cell 2
58Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 57 - Cell 2
59Alex Aranburu Spain Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 58 - Cell 2
60Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 59 - Cell 2
61Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 60 - Cell 2
62José Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 62 - Cell 2
64Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 63 - Cell 2
65Viktor Manakov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 64 - Cell 2
66Victor Etxebarria Carrasco Spain Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Mikel Bizkarra Spain Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 66 - Cell 2
68Jerome Mainard (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de TerreRow 67 - Cell 2
69Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP-Auber93Row 68 - Cell 2
70Yoann Barbas (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de TerreRow 69 - Cell 2
71Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 70 - Cell 2
72Aitor Gonzalez Spain Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 71 - Cell 2
73Julien Guay (Fra) HP BTP-Auber93Row 72 - Cell 2
74Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 73 - Cell 2
75David Miguel Costa Rodrigues (Por) Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 74 - Cell 2
76Benat Txoperena Matxikote Spain Euskadi Basque Country-MuriasRow 75 - Cell 2
77Pablo Guerrero Bonilla Spain Rádio Popular BoavistaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:33
79Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:00:39
80Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:44
81Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:46
82Imanol Estevez Spain Euskadi Basque Country-Murias0:00:54
83Théo Vimpere (Fra) HP BTP-Auber93Row 82 - Cell 2
84Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Bruno Armirail (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de TerreRow 84 - Cell 2
86Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:57
87Michael Reihs (Den) Stölting Service Group0:00:58
88Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:01:05
89Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ0:01:13
90Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Stölting Service Group0:01:15
91Biel Kadri (Fra) ALM0:01:23
92Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:25
93Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:27
94Guillaume De Almeida (Fra) Rádio Popular Boavista0:01:32
95Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 94 - Cell 2
96Julien Duval (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre0:01:37
97Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:02:06
98Alexander Serov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:02:26
99Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 98 - Cell 2
100Yann Guyot (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre0:02:30
101Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:02:40
102David Menut (Fra) HP BTP-Auber930:02:44
103Carlos Barbero (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:51
104Samuele Conti (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:03:04
105Thomas Koep (Ger) Stölting Service GroupRow 104 - Cell 2
106Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group0:03:08
107Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:03:37
108Clément Penven (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre0:03:53
109Aritz Bagües (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country-Muriaskadi Basque Country-Murias0:04:44
110Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:22
111Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:56
112Matteo Draperi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:05:59
113Lorenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ0:06:23
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie40pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team28Row 1 - Cell 3
3Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre)26Row 2 - Cell 3
4Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ24Row 3 - Cell 3
5Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM23Row 4 - Cell 3
6Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept22Row 5 - Cell 3
7Manuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast21Row 6 - Cell 3
8Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ12Row 7 - Cell 3
9Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA12Row 8 - Cell 3
10Alexander Kamp (Den) Stölting Service Group10Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15pts
2Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7Row 2 - Cell 3
4Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5Row 4 - Cell 3
6Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept3Row 5 - Cell 3
7Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ1Row 7 - Cell 3
9Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ1Row 8 - Cell 3

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