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Ben Gastauer wins Tour du Haut Var opener

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Ben Gastauer (Ag2r-La Mondiale) wins the opening stage of Tour de Haut Var

Ben Gastauer (Ag2r-La Mondiale) wins the opening stage of Tour de Haut Var
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Ben Gastauer (Ag2r-La Mondiale) in the yellow jersey

Ben Gastauer (Ag2r-La Mondiale) in the yellow jersey
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Jonathan Hivert (Bretagne-Séché Environnement) crosses the line in second place

Jonathan Hivert (Bretagne-Séché Environnement) crosses the line in second place
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Fabian Wegmann (Cult Energy Pro Cycling) finishes fourth

Fabian Wegmann (Cult Energy Pro Cycling) finishes fourth
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Ben Gastauer (Ag2r-La Mondiale) soloed to victory on the opening stage of the Tour du Haut Var in Seillans after attacking from the break of the day on the climb of the Mur de Montauroux.

Gastauer pressed clear of Ignas Konovalovas near the summit of the climb and then managed to hold off a rapidly-closing peloton on the run-in to the finish in Seillans. With 10 kilometres remaining, he held a lead of 22 seconds over Konovalovas and 1:30 over the bunch, and he managed to stay clear all the way to the line.

Konovalovas and the remnants of the day’s break were swept up on the approach to the line, and Jonathan Hivert (Bretagne Séché) took second place on the stage when he led the bunch home ahead of Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and Fabian Wegmann (Team Cult Energy).

"The aim wasn’t to go all the way, it was more just to have somebody out in front so the team wouldn’t have to ride behind," Gastauer told Directvelo.com afterwards. "I knew that I had to give it everything on the last climb and nobody could follow me. In the last five kilometres I began to struggle but at the flamme rouge I saw I still had an advantage and I knew I was going to do it."

The race concludes on Sunday with a 194km stage starting and finishing in Draguignan.

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4:11:15
2Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:00:07
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
4Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
5Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
6Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
7Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha
8Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr
9Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
10Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha
11Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
12Baptiste Plackaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole
13Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha
14Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
15Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
16Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole
17Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha
18Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
19Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM
20Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
21Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
22Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr
23Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
24Julien Loubet (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM
25Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
26Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
27Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
28Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
29Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
30Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
31Quentin Pacher (Fra) ADT
32Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar
33Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM
34Théo Vimpere (Fra) Auber 93
35Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
36Sébastien Delfrosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
37Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team
38Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin
39Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar
40Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling
41Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling
42Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
43Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
44Romain Comboud (Fra) ADT
45Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
46Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
47Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
48Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling
49Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:00:21
50Gaetan Bille (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
51Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
52Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team
53Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
54Yoann Barbas (Fra) ADT
55Oscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:25
56César Bihel (Fra) Auber 930:00:27
57Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:00:28
58Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha
59Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:37
60Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli0:00:39
61Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:42
62Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
63Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:08
64Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:23
65Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:31
66Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr
67Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:37
68Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) ADT0:01:39
69Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:01:40
70Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar0:01:42
71Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling
72David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling
73Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:44
74Julien Guay (Fra) Auber 93
75Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:01:46
76Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi0:02:00
77Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:17
78Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:02:23
79Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:03:08
80Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:33
81Kevin Ista (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
82Yann Guyot (Fra) ADT0:03:38
83Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:03:40
84Oddbjorn Klomsten ANDERSEN
85Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
86Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
87Jerome Mainard (Fra) ADT
88Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
89Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
90Alo Jakin (Est) Auber 93
91Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin
92Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
93Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
94Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
95Serge De Wartelaer (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi
96Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
97Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
98Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr
99Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:50
100Clément Penven (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm0:04:36
101Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team0:05:24
102Kai Reus (Ned) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
103Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi0:06:07
104Pierre Gouault (Fra) Auber 930:06:26
105Thomas Wertz (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
106Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi
107Niels De Rooze (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi
108Clement Saint Martin (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm
109Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
110Grégoire Tarride (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm
111Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.Fr
112Christophe Premont (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
113Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:06:30
114Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 93
115Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
116Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
117Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:06:34
118Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:50
119Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team0:06:56
120Damien Garcia (Fra) Team Froy Oslo0:09:23
121Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team
122Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team
123Jérôme Gilbert (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
124Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling
125Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:09:25
126Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
127Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
128Jon Soeveras Breivold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
129Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
130Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
131Anders KRISTOFFERSEN (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
132Maxime RENAULT (Fra) Auber 93
133Dirk FINDERS (Ger) Veranclassic - Ekoi
134Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
135Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
136Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
137Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
138Stef Van Zummeren (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
139Anthony Maldonado (Fra) Auber 93
140Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:31
141Henrik Steen Haugen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
142Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole
143Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi
144Benoît Sinner (Fra) Adt
145Chetout Loic (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
146Martin Mortensen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:14:23
147Halvor Tandrevold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo0:18:49
148Henrik Evensen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
149Melvin Rulliere (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi
150Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
151Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:19:29

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4:11:15
2Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:00:07
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
4Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
5Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
6Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
7Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha
8Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr
9Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
10Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha
11Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
12Baptiste Plackaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole
13Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha
14Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
15Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
16Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole
17Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha
18Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
19Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM
20Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
21Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
22Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr
23Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
24Julien Loubet (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM
25Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
26Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
27Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
28Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
29Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
30Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
31Quentin Pacher (Fra) ADT
32Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar
33Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM
34Théo Vimpere (Fra) Auber 93
35Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
36Sébastien Delfrosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
37Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team
38Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin
39Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar
40Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling
41Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM Cycling
42Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
43Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
44Romain Comboud (Fra) ADT
45Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
46Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
47Antoine Warnier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
48Clement Chevrier (Fra) IAM Cycling
49Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:00:21
50Gaetan Bille (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
51Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
52Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team
53Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
54Yoann Barbas (Fra) ADT
55Oscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:25
56César Bihel (Fra) Auber 930:00:27
57Yoann Paillot (Fra) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:00:28
58Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha
59Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:37
60Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli0:00:39
61Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:42
62Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
63Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement0:01:08
64Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:23
65Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:31
66Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ.fr
67Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:37
68Jimmy Raibaud (Fra) ADT0:01:39
69Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Team Marseille 13 KTM0:01:40
70Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar0:01:42
71Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling
72David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling
73Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:44
74Julien Guay (Fra) Auber 93
75Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:01:46
76Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi0:02:00
77Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:17
78Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:02:23
79Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:03:08
80Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:33
81Kevin Ista (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
82Yann Guyot (Fra) ADT0:03:38
83Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:03:40
84Oddbjorn Klomsten ANDERSEN
85Davide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
86Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
87Jerome Mainard (Fra) ADT
88Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
89Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
90Alo Jakin (Est) Auber 93
91Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin
92Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
93Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
94Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
95Serge De Wartelaer (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi
96Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
97Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
98Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr
99Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:50
100Clément Penven (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm0:04:36
101Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team0:05:24
102Kai Reus (Ned) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
103Justin Jules (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi0:06:07
104Pierre Gouault (Fra) Auber 930:06:26
105Thomas Wertz (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
106Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi
107Niels De Rooze (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi
108Clement Saint Martin (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm
109Jeremy Leveau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
110Grégoire Tarride (Fra) Team Marseille 13 Ktm
111Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.Fr
112Christophe Premont (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
113Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:06:30
114Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 93
115Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
116Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
117Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:06:34
118Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:50
119Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team0:06:56
120Damien Garcia (Fra) Team Froy Oslo0:09:23
121Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team
122Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team
123Jérôme Gilbert (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
124Simon Pellaud (Swi) IAM Cycling
125Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:09:25
126Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
127Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
128Jon Soeveras Breivold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
129Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles
130Michael Reihs (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
131Anders KRISTOFFERSEN (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
132Maxime RENAULT (Fra) Auber 93
133Dirk FINDERS (Ger) Veranclassic - Ekoi
134Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
135Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
136Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
137Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement
138Stef Van Zummeren (Bel) Verandas Willems Cycling Team
139Anthony Maldonado (Fra) Auber 93
140Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:31
141Henrik Steen Haugen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
142Dieter Bouvry (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole
143Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Veranclassic - Ekoi
144Benoît Sinner (Fra) Adt
145Chetout Loic (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
146Martin Mortensen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:14:23
147Halvor Tandrevold (Nor) Team Froy Oslo0:18:49
148Henrik Evensen (Nor) Team Froy Oslo
149Melvin Rulliere (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi
150Rudy Kowalski (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
151Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin0:19:29

Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale

Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Veranclassic - Ekoi

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits

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