Le Mevel wins Haut Var

Christophe Le Mevel gave his Française Des Jeux team another early season victory on Sunday, winning the second stage of the Tour Cycliste international du Haut Var in the south of France.

The Française Des Jeux team took responsibility for the pursuit of lone attacker Pierrick Fedrigo (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) in the final kilometres of the stage and then Le Mevel attacked on the steep climb to the finish in Montauroux that touched 22 per cent in some sections.

Le Mevel went past Fedrigo in the closing stages to claim his first victory since he took a stage at the 2005 Giro d'Italia. Fedrigo managed to hang on for second place on the stage, with Bert de Waele (Landbouwkrediet) third for the second day in a row.

Le Mevel also finished the stage 3:05 ahead of overnight leader Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2r-La Mondiale). The result secured the Frenchman the overall Haut Var title, the first general classification victory of his 11-year professional career.

De Waele's consistency netted him second place overall. Cofidis' Julien El Fares finished third, on the same cumulative time as Cédric Pineau (Roubaix Lille Metropole).

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1Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux5:03:47
2Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues TelecomRow 1 - Cell 2
3Bert de Waele (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 2 - Cell 2
4Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:02
5Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 4 - Cell 2
6Chris Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:09
7Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:15
8Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:16
9Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues TelecomRow 8 - Cell 2
10Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 9 - Cell 2
11Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:19
12Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 11 - Cell 2
13Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - TransitionsRow 12 - Cell 2
14Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:28
16Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - TransitionsRow 15 - Cell 2
17Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:31
18Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 17 - Cell 2
19Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:34
20Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - SchullerRow 19 - Cell 2
21Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:36
22Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:42
23Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues TelecomRow 22 - Cell 2
24Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:47
25Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:00:49
26Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:52
27Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:57
28Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - TransitionsRow 27 - Cell 2
29Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:01:08
30Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 29 - Cell 2
31Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 30 - Cell 2
32Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:18
33Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'EpargneRow 32 - Cell 2
34Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:01:28
35Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 34 - Cell 2
36Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 35 - Cell 2
37Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:30
38Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:01:49
39Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:02:00
40Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des JeuxRow 39 - Cell 2
41Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:02:10
42Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:25
44Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:59
45Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:05
46Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 45 - Cell 2
47Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 46 - Cell 2
48Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:11
49Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:04
50Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux0:04:33
51Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:04:36
52Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 51 - Cell 2
53Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:05:29
54Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues TelecomRow 53 - Cell 2
55Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:08:55
56Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:39
57Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - TransitionsRow 56 - Cell 2
58Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 59 - Cell 2
61Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 60 - Cell 2
62Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'EpargneRow 61 - Cell 2
63Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 62 - Cell 2
64Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:44
65Jos Van Emden (Ned) RabobankRow 64 - Cell 2
66Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) RabobankRow 65 - Cell 2
67Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 66 - Cell 2
68Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick StepRow 67 - Cell 2
69David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 68 - Cell 2
70Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:12:50
71Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:13:15
72Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:27
73Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 72 - Cell 2
74Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:15:27
75Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 74 - Cell 2
76Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:15:30
77Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 76 - Cell 2
78Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:15:33
79Addy Engels (Ned) Quick StepRow 78 - Cell 2
80Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 79 - Cell 2
81Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:44
82Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:47
83Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:58
84Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:15:59
85Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:18:28
86Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 86 - Cell 2
88Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 87 - Cell 2
89Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura RacingRow 88 - Cell 2
90Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 89 - Cell 2
91Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 90 - Cell 2
92Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura RacingRow 91 - Cell 2
93Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura RacingRow 92 - Cell 2
94Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RabobankRow 93 - Cell 2
95Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 94 - Cell 2
96Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 95 - Cell 2
97Koen Barbe (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 96 - Cell 2
98Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:18:39
99Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:18:40
100Koos Moerenhout (Ned) RabobankRow 99 - Cell 2
101Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) LandbouwkredietRow 100 - Cell 2
102Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:18:44
103Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des JeuxRow 102 - Cell 2
104Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:18:54
105Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:26:44
106Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:26:55
107Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing0:32:35
108Dennis Van Winden (Ned) RabobankRow 107 - Cell 2
109Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step0:34:22
DNFAnthony Charteau (Fra) BBox Bouygues TelecomRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFJosé Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La MondialeRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFMartin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFPeter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFAndrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick StepRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFNicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFJaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo BankRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFRichie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo BankRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFMathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFJeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFJérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFFabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFMitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - ShimanoRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFFrederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - ShimanoRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Boucher (Fra) LandbouwkredietRow 124 - Cell 2
DNFSteven Caethoven (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 125 - Cell 2
DNFFrédéric Amorison (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 126 - Cell 2
DNFNoan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 127 - Cell 2
DNFJocelyn Bar (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 128 - Cell 2
DNFArnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 129 - Cell 2
DNFSteven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 130 - Cell 2
DNFNiels Brouzes (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 131 - Cell 2
DNFNadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 132 - Cell 2
DNFMaxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 133 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93Row 134 - Cell 2
DNFScott Thwaites (GBr) Endura RacingRow 135 - Cell 2
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Final general classification
1Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux9:02:43
2Bert de Waele (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 1 - Cell 2
3Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:05
4Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 3 - Cell 2
5Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:10
6Chris Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:17
7Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:19
8Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:22
9Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:26
10Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues TelecomRow 9 - Cell 2
11Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:29
12Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - TransitionsRow 11 - Cell 2
13Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:00:31
14Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:38
15Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:39
16Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:00:41
17Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:42
19Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:44
20Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:46
21Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:52
22Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 21 - Cell 2
23Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues TelecomRow 22 - Cell 2
24Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:54
25Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:07
26Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:01:09
27Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:17
28Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:18
29Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:33
30Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:38
31Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 30 - Cell 2
32Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'EpargneRow 31 - Cell 2
33Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:48
34Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:02:20
35Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des JeuxRow 34 - Cell 2
36Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:30
37Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:02:33
38Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:35
39Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:02
40Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:13
41Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:15
42Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:17
43Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:31
44Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:04:46
45Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:49
46Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:39
47Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:09:15
48Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:09:42
49Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:49
50Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 50 - Cell 2
52Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:09:59
53David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 52 - Cell 2
54Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:23
55Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:10:37
56Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:44
57Guillaume Faucon (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:12:47
58Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:12:52
59Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:12:54
60David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:04
61Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) RabobankRow 60 - Cell 2
62Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:13:25
63Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:30
64Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux0:13:48
65Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:14:23
66Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:14:27
67Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:15:04
68Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:15:15
69Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:15:30
70Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:15:32
71Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:15:43
72Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:15:53
73Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:57
74Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:16:04
75Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:16:08
76Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:09
77Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:16:11
78Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:18:31
79Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:18:38
80Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RabobankRow 79 - Cell 2
81Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 80 - Cell 2
82Koen Barbe (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 81 - Cell 2
83Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:18:43
84Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:18:48
85Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura RacingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 85 - Cell 2
87Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 86 - Cell 2
88Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:18:54
89Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'EpargneRow 88 - Cell 2
90Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing0:19:00
91Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:19:11
92Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:19:21
93Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:19:28
94Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:19:48
95Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet0:19:57
96Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:24:14
97Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:24:45
98Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:27:15
99Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:27:30
100Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:30:05
101Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:30:08
102Addy Engels (Ned) Quick StepRow 101 - Cell 2
103Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank0:32:45
104Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:33:03
105Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura RacingRow 105 - Cell 2
107Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues TelecomRow 106 - Cell 2
108Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing0:47:10
109Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step0:48:57


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