Ganna wins Tour de La Provence opening time trial

Reigning individual pursuit world champion Filippo Ganna won the inaugural time trial of the fourth edition of the Tour de La Provence on the 8.9km pan flat course at Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer. The 22-year-old bettered by nine seconds the time of Dutchman Sebastian Langeveld from EF Education First who stood as the best for almost two and half hours. Frenchman Rémi Cavagna of Deceunick-Quick Step settled for third place ten seconds adrift.

"I've started the new season on a high foot," Ganna said. "It was a fast course. When I saw that it was a bit windy, I realized I had to do it seriously. We joked before the start that I had to ride one pursuit of 4km and straight after that, another one. To have the leader jersey in the first stage race I do this year is very important and beautiful. We have a good team to defend the jersey as long as I can."

This is Ganna's first win for Team Sky on his debut with the British squad he joined from UAE Team Emirates. "I was known for my results on the track but I also want to perform on the road," the Italian added. "After the world championships in which I'll defend my title in two weeks, I hope to convince the staff to line me up at a Grand Tour to help my leaders that everyone knows."

With 27 seconds of an advantage over Thibaut Pinot and 29 over Gorka Izagirre, Ganna seems adamant that he can retain the leader's jersey that is a replica of Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond's Tour de France winning team La Vie Claire in 1985 and 1986 despite the climbs featured on the course of stage 2 and stage 3 of the Tour de la Provence. La Vie Claire and Toshiba team owner Bernard Tapie flagged off stage 1 after he was joined for lunch by some of his former riders, namely Jean-François Bernard, Marc Madiot, Vincent Barteau, Bernard Vallet, Charly Bérard and Jean-François Rault.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Filippo Ganna (Ita) Team Sky0:10:05
2Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First0:00:09
3Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:00:10
4Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:00:15
5Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:00:18
6Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:00:19
7Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:00:20
8Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky0:00:21
9Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First0:00:24
10Yoann Paillot (Fra) St Michel-Auber 930:00:25
11Romain Seigle (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 10 - Cell 2
12Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Corendon-CircusRow 12 - Cell 2
14Matthias Brändle (Aut) Israel Cycling Academy0:00:26
15Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:00:27
16Moreno Hofland (Ned) EF Education First0:00:28
17Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Team SunwebRow 16 - Cell 2
18Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:00:29
19Alex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo0:00:32
20Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky0:00:33
22John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo0:00:34
23Julius van den Berg (Ned) EF Education First0:00:35
24Chad Haga (USA) Team SunwebRow 23 - Cell 2
25Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 24 - Cell 2
26Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 25 - Cell 2
27Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:36
28Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education FirstRow 27 - Cell 2
29Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:00:37
30Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 29 - Cell 2
31Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:38
34Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 33 - Cell 2
35Samuel Leroux (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille MetropoleRow 34 - Cell 2
36Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First0:00:39
37David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:00:40
38Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team SkyRow 37 - Cell 2
39Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb0:00:41
40Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 39 - Cell 2
41Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 40 - Cell 2
42Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:00:43
43Arthur Vichot (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:00:44
44Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 43 - Cell 2
45Maxime Bouet (Fra) Arkéa SamsicRow 44 - Cell 2
46Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty-GobertRow 46 - Cell 2
48Stijn Devolder (Bel) Corendon-Circus0:00:46
49Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJRow 48 - Cell 2
50Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team SunwebRow 49 - Cell 2
51Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo0:00:47
53Michael Storer (Aus) Team SunwebRow 52 - Cell 2
54Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:00:48
55Dries De Bondt (Bel) Corendon-CircusRow 54 - Cell 2
56Cyril Gautier (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:00:50
57Damien Touze (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:51
58Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team SunwebRow 57 - Cell 2
59Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStepRow 58 - Cell 2
60Jerome Cousin (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:52
61Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Corendon-CircusRow 60 - Cell 2
62Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Ben Swift (GBr) Team SkyRow 62 - Cell 2
64Pierre Rolland (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:00:53
65Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 64 - Cell 2
66Adrien Garel (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:00:54
67Maxime Cam (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 66 - Cell 2
68Felix Ritzinger (Aut) Maloja PushbikersRow 67 - Cell 2
69Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:55
70Loic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 69 - Cell 2
71Eduard Prades (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:56
72Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Arkéa SamsicRow 71 - Cell 2
73Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:57
74Mattia Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 73 - Cell 2
75Daniel Auer (Aut) Maloja PushbikersRow 74 - Cell 2
76Leonardo Basso (Ita) Team SkyRow 75 - Cell 2
77Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy0:00:58
78Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 77 - Cell 2
79Alan Riou (Fra) Arkéa SamsicRow 78 - Cell 2
80Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education FirstRow 79 - Cell 2
81Yoann Bagot (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:00:59
82Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-SegafredoRow 81 - Cell 2
83Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 82 - Cell 2
84Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 83 - Cell 2
85Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:01:00
86Anthony Turgis (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 85 - Cell 2
87Christopher Lawless (GBr) Team SkyRow 86 - Cell 2
88Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole0:01:01
89Rémy Rochas (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:02
90Matteo Spreafico (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:01:03
91Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 90 - Cell 2
92Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 91 - Cell 2
93Fabien Schmidt (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:04
94Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:05
95Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 94 - Cell 2
96Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:06
97Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 96 - Cell 2
98Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 97 - Cell 2
99Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Amael Moinard (Fra) Arkéa Samsic0:01:07
101Valentin Götzinger (Aut) Maloja Pushbikers0:01:08
102Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Gobert0:01:09
103Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 102 - Cell 2
104Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 103 - Cell 2
105Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-Gobert0:01:10
106Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B HotelRow 105 - Cell 2
107Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Corendon-CircusRow 106 - Cell 2
108Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) Maloja PushbikersRow 107 - Cell 2
109Alo Jakin (Est) St Michel-Auber 930:01:11
110Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Wanty-Gobert0:01:12
111Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:13
112Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 111 - Cell 2
113Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkéa Samsic0:01:14
114Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Lukas Schlemmer (Aut) Maloja PushbikersRow 114 - Cell 2
116Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:15
117Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team SunwebRow 116 - Cell 2
118Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Corendon-Circus0:01:16
119Camille Thominet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 93Row 118 - Cell 2
120Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) St Michel-Auber 930:01:17
121Pierre Idjouadiene (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille MetropoleRow 120 - Cell 2
122Mattia Viel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:01:18
123Romain Feillu (Fra) St Michel-Auber 930:01:19
124Jérémy Maison (Fra) Arkéa SamsicRow 123 - Cell 2
125Jan-André Freuler (Swi) Amore & Vita-Prodir0:01:20
126Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille MetropoleRow 125 - Cell 2
127Maxence Moncassin (Fra) Amore & Vita-Prodir0:01:22
128Jodok Salzmann (Aut) Maloja PushbikersRow 127 - Cell 2
129Josip Rumac (Cro) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 128 - Cell 2
130Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Flavien Maurelet (Fra) St Michel-Auber 930:01:23
132Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-GobertRow 131 - Cell 2
133Leonardo Fedrigo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:01:27
134Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-GobertRow 133 - Cell 2
135August Jensen (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy0:01:28
136Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 135 - Cell 2
137Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Gobert0:01:31
138Marcel Meisen (Ger) Corendon-CircusRow 137 - Cell 2
139Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy0:01:32
140Bram Welten (Ned) Arkéa Samsic0:01:36
141Pierre Barbier (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole0:01:37
142Stefan Kolb (Aut) Maloja Pushbikers0:01:38
143Pierre Gouault (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille MetropoleRow 142 - Cell 2
144Simon Sellier (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:42
145Eriks Toms Gavars (Lat) Amore & Vita-Prodir0:01:44
146Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Amore & Vita-Prodir0:01:45
147Anthony Maldonado (Fra) St Michel-Auber 930:01:50
148Christophe Masson (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole0:01:55
149Danilo Celano (Ita) Amore & Vita-Prodir0:01:56
150Iltjan Nika (Alb) Amore & Vita-Prodir0:02:08
151Rudy Barbier (Fra) Israel Cycling Academy0:02:21
Row 151 - Cell 0 Kaspars Sergis (Lat) Amore & Vita-ProdirRow 151 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Filippo Ganna (Ita) Team Sky15pts
2Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team9Row 3 - Cell 3
5Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep8Row 4 - Cell 3
6Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep7Row 5 - Cell 3
7Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky5Row 7 - Cell 3
9Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Yoann Paillot (Fra) St Michel-Auber 933Row 9 - Cell 3
11Romain Seigle (Fra) Groupama-FDJ2Row 10 - Cell 3
12Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ1Row 11 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Filippo Ganna (Ita) Team Sky0:10:05
2Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:00:10
3Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:00:18
4Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:00:20
5Romain Seigle (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:00:25
6Julius van den Berg (Ned) EF Education First0:00:35
7Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:00:37
8Samuel Leroux (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole0:00:38
9Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First0:00:39
10David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:00:40
11Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team SkyRow 10 - Cell 2
12Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team Sunweb0:00:46
13Jaime Castrillo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb0:00:47
15Damien Touze (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:51
16Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Corendon-Circus0:00:52
17Adrien Garel (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel0:00:54
18Felix Ritzinger (Aut) Maloja PushbikersRow 17 - Cell 2
19Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:55
20Mattia Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:00:57
21Daniel Auer (Aut) Maloja PushbikersRow 20 - Cell 2
22Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy0:00:58
23Alan Riou (Fra) Arkéa SamsicRow 22 - Cell 2
24Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo0:00:59
25Anthony Turgis (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:00
26Christopher Lawless (GBr) Team SkyRow 25 - Cell 2
27Rémy Rochas (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:02
28Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:03
29Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:06
30Valentin Götzinger (Aut) Maloja Pushbikers0:01:08
31Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Corendon-Circus0:01:10
32Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) Maloja PushbikersRow 31 - Cell 2
33Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:13
34Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 33 - Cell 2
35Lukas Schlemmer (Aut) Maloja Pushbikers0:01:14
36Pierre Idjouadiene (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole0:01:17
37Mattia Viel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:01:18
38Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole0:01:20
39Maxence Moncassin (Fra) Amore & Vita-Prodir0:01:22
40Jodok Salzmann (Aut) Maloja PushbikersRow 39 - Cell 2
41Josip Rumac (Cro) Androni Giocattoli-SidermecRow 40 - Cell 2
42Leonardo Fedrigo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:01:27
43Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-GobertRow 42 - Cell 2
44Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy0:01:32
45Bram Welten (Ned) Arkéa Samsic0:01:36
46Pierre Barbier (Fra) Natura4Ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole0:01:37
47Stefan Kolb (Aut) Maloja Pushbikers0:01:38
48Simon Sellier (Fra) Direct Energie0:01:42
49Eriks Toms Gavars (Lat) Amore & Vita-Prodir0:01:44
50Iltjan Nika (Alb) Amore & Vita-Prodir0:02:08


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