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Viviani wins stage 2 at Route du Sud

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Elia Viviani (Team Sky)

Elia Viviani (Team Sky) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Australian champion Miles Scotson (BMC)

Australian champion Miles Scotson (BMC) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Elia Viviani (Team Sky) won stage 2 of the Route du Sud after he beat Carlos Barbero (Movistar) and Lorrenzo Manzin (FDJ) in a bunch finish in Saramon. Julien Loubet (Armée de Terre) finished safely in the main peloton to retain his overall lead.

Australian national champion Miles Scotson (BMC) almost upset the sprinters with a fine solo effort in the finale of the stage. Scotson was initially part of the day’s early break of three riders with David Menut (HP BTP-Auber 93) and Pello Olaberria (Euskadi-Murias), a move which built a maximum lead of 6:50 before Armée de Terre and Fortuneo-Vital Concept began to peg them back.

When the gap dropped towards two minutes with 30 kilometres to go, Scotson decided to try his luck alone, and he showcased his qualities as a rouleur by maintaining a lead of 1:10 into the final 10 kilometres even after the sprinters’ teams had begun to wind up the pace behind in earnest.

The fast men were ultimately not to be denied, despite Scotson’s best efforts, and he was swept up with three kilometres to go on the seemingly interminable, rising false flat that led to the finish.

Once Scotson was recaptured, his BMC team came to the front to set up the sprint for Jean-Pierre Drucker, while Ian Stannard was among those on hand to marshal Viviani through the finale.

Viviani had the nous to drop allow Barbero through rather than open his own sprint too early, and he produced a perfectly-timed effort to claim the win, ahead of Barbero, Manzin and Drucker.

Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) seemed to begin his sprint from too far back and was never in contention, eventually placing fifth on the stage.

“It was a good day,” Viviani told Directvelo.fr. “The team controlled the race from the opening kilometres. I was a bit worried when the gap rose to 6 minutes because it’s a lot but Gianni Moscon and Geraint Thomas did a lot of work in the final to keep me in position.”

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky4:15:08
2Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Movistar Team
3Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ
4Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
5Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie
6Clement Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
7Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac
8Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
9Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
10Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
11Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
12Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee de Terre
13Floris Gerfs (Ned) BMC Racing Team
14Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
15Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
16Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
17Marc Fournier (Fra) FDJ
18Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
19Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
20Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie
21Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
22David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
23Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
24Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
25Jeremy Bescond (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
26Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
27Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
28Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Armee de Terre
29Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
30Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
31Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team
32Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
33Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
34Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky
35Fabien Touze (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
36Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
37Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee de Terre
38Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee de Terre
39Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
40Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie
41Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team
42Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
43Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ
44Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky
45Fabien Canal (Fra) Armee de Terre
46Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team
47Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
48Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
49Richard Antonio Carapaz Montenegro (Ecu) Movistar Team
50Jorge Arcas Peña (Spa) Movistar Team
51Romain Feillu (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
52François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
53Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
54Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
55Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
56Josu Zabala Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
57Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
58Léo Vincent (Fra) FDJ
59Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
60Truls Korsæth (Nor) Astana Pro Team
61Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
62Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie
63Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
64Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky
65Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro Team
66Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
67Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
68Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
69Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
70Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
71Christopher Butler (USA) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
72Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
73Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
74Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
75Nicolas Baldo (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
76Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
77Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
78Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
79Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
80Kevin Lebreton (Fra) Armee de Terre
81Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
82Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
83Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
84Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac
85Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
86Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
87Beñat Txoperena Matxikote (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
88Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
89Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie
90Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
91Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky
92Jerome Mainard (Fra) Armee de Terre
93Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie
94Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
95Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
96David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
97Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky
98Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armee de Terre0:00:17
99Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:21
100Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:24
101Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky
102Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:00:35
103Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
104Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky
105Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team
106Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:55
107Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:01:32
108Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:34
109Miguel Angel Benito Diez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
110Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:01:39
111Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:57
112William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:04
113Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:02:06
114Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
115Laurent Pichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
116Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
117Tom Scully (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac0:02:24
118Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:23
119Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac
120Pello Olaberria Arruabarrena (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:05:36

General Classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee de Terre8:46:47
2Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:24
3Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:32
4David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:36
5Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
6Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky
7Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
8Richard Antonio Carapaz Montenegro (Ecu) Movistar Team
9Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
10Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:23
11Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:01:25
12Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
13Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:03:36
14Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee de Terre0:06:10
15Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team
16Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
17Clement Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
18Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
19Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team
20Fabien Touze (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
21Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
22Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
23Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team
24Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
25Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
26Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky
27Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
28Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team
29Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
30Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
31Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
32Truls Korsæth (Nor) Astana Pro Team
33Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
34Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
35Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky
36François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
37Fabien Canal (Fra) Armee de Terre
38Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) Armee de Terre
39Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
40Jorge Arcas Peña (Spa) Movistar Team
41Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
42Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
43Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro Team
44Mikel Iturria Segurola (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
45Antonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
46Josu Zabala Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
47Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky
48Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky
49Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
50Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
51Beñat Txoperena Matxikote (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
52Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
53Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
54Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
55Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
56Christopher Butler (USA) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
57Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac
58Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
59Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
60Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
61Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie
62Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
63Jerome Mainard (Fra) Armee de Terre
64Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
65Kevin Lebreton (Fra) Armee de Terre0:06:27
66Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:40
67Flavien Dassonville (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:06:45
68Floris Gerfs (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:08:06
69Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:36
70Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team0:09:11
71Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac0:09:33
72Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:09:55
73Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
74Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:10:30
75Miguel Angel Benito Diez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:11:29
76Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:13:54
77Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky0:16:26
78Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac0:16:36
79Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
80Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
81Marc Fournier (Fra) FDJ
82Jeremy Bescond (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
83Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
84Romain Feillu (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
85Léo Vincent (Fra) FDJ
86Jérémy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
87Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
88Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie
89Nicolas Baldo (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
90Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie
91Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Armee de Terre0:16:53
92Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:17:00
93Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky
94Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:17:31
95Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:18:42
96Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
97Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:18:50
98Tom Scully (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac0:19:00
99Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:19:59
100Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Movistar Team0:20:39
101Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ0:20:41
102David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:20:42
103Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:20:45
104Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
105Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
106Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
107Romain Cardis (Fra) Direct Energie
108Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Armee de Terre
109Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
110Lander Seynaeve (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
111Oscar Rodriguez Garaicoechea (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
112Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky0:21:20
113Pello Olaberria Arruabarrena (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:22:09
114Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:22:17
115Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:22:18
116Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie0:22:19
117Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team0:22:42
118William Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac0:22:49
119Laurent Pichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:22:51
120Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:31:58

Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team

Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Silvan Dillier (Sui) BMC Racing Team

Best young Rider
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Richard Antonio Carapaz Montenegro (Ecu) Movitsar

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