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Rojas wins stage two

Team Caisse d'Epargne's José Joaquín Rojas took his first win of the season on Monday afternoon at the end of stage two of the Tour de l'Ain. Rojas won the sprint at the end of teh 146.5km stage from Trévoux to Oyonnax ahead of Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet and Frenchman Maxime Bouet.

"This is my first victory this year, and it is a great joy because this year I have always finished second, third, fourth and fifth, and there seemed to be no way I could win a race."

Rojas seemed relieved. "From now on, I will be able to take things easier," he said.

He credited his team who helped set him up for the sprint on a day when he felt good.

"I believe that the average speed of the first hour was more than 50kph," said Rojas of what felt like a fast stage. "Many attacks occurred in the finale, but fortunately, it ended as a sprint. I knew exactly what I had to do. I took Van Avermaets' wheel and passed him rather easily. I hope that this success is the first of a series!"


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3:18:05
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto
3Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel
4Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step
5Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
6Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step
7Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
8Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
9John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
10Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
11Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel
12Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux
13Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
14Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux
15Christopher Horner (USA) Astana
16Arthur Vichot (Fra) France
17Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
18Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
19Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel
20Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
21Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
22Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel
23Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
24Dimitriv Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
25Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team
26Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental
27Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes
28Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93
29Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
30Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes
31Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
32Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
33Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom
34Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
35Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
36José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana
37Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
38Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan
39Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
40Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
41Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
42Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step
43Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana
44Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
45David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
46Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team
47Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
48Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana
49Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
50Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
51Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental
52Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93
53Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan
54Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
55Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step
56Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux
57Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental
58Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
59Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
60Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
61Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental
62Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
63Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
64Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux
65Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
66Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
67Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-Shimano
68Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93
69Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
70Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
71Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental
72Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93
73Thibault Pinot (Fra) France
74Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France
75Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes
76Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93
77Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
78Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
79Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano
80Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto
81Alejandro Ramirez Calderon (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes
82Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France
83Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
84Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:22
85Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:53
86Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel
87Romain Hardy (Fra) France
88Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
89Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana
90Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:58
91Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
92Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano
93Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:13
94Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano0:02:24
95Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano
96Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
97Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
98Cyril Bessy (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
99Marlon Perez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
100Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto
101Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93
102Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental
103Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step
104Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil-Shimano
105Jean-Marie Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
106Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:04:02
107Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto
108Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
109Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
110Yoann Bagot (Fra) France0:05:24
111Faber Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:10:23
DNFThomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step

Sprint 1 - Neuville-Les-Dames, 45.8kim
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5pts
2Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole3
3Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux1

Sprint 2 - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto25
3Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel20
4Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step16
5Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team14
6Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step12
7Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux10
8Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller9
9John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8
10Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom7
11Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel6
12Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux5
13Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4
14Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux3
15Christopher Horner (USA) Astana2

Mountain - Côte d'Arbent, 143km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom7pts
2Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel5
3Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes3
4Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Francaise Des Jeux
3Ag2R La Mondiale
4Quick Step
5Bmc Racing Team
6Bbox Boutgues Telecom
7Cofidis Le Crédit En Ligne
9Caisse D`Epargne
10Equipe Du Kazakhstan
11Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
12Bretagne Schuller
13Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes
15Roubaix Lille Métropole
16Auber 93
17Equipe De France
19Skil - Shimano0:01:58

General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6:36:53
2Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel0:00:04
3Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:00:08
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:37
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:41
6Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:00:43
7Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:00:47
8Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
9Arthur Vichot (Fra) France
10Dimitriv Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
11Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step
12Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
13Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
14Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
15Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93
16Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team
17Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
18Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
19Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan
20Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
21Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
22Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step
23Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team
24John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
25Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental
26Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
27Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
28Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
29Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
30Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
31Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93
32Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
33Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan
34Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux
35Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
36Christopher Horner (USA) Astana
37Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
38Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux
39Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux
40Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
41Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
42Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France
43Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
44Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom
45Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel
46Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux
47Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
48Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana
49Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes
50Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-Shimano
51Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
52Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
53Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
54Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel
55Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental
56Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
57Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93
58Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
59José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana
60Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
61Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step
62Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
63Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
64David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
65Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes
66Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes
67Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
68Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
69Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 93
70Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental
71Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana
72Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental
73Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93
74Thibault Pinot (Fra) France
75Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
76Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto
77Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
78Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
79Alejandro Ramirez Calderon (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes
80Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
81Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:01:09
82Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental0:01:11
83Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France
84Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
85Romain Hardy (Fra) France0:01:40
86Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
87Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
88Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana
89Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel
90Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:45
91Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team
92Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano
93Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:00
94Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:03:11
95Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
96Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano
97Jean-Marie Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
98Steve Houanard (Fra) Skil-Shimano
99Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental
100Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto
101Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93
102Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step
103Marlon Perez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
104Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
105Cyril Bessy (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
106Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:49
107Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Silence-Lotto
108Noan Lelarge (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
109Yoann Bagot (Fra) France0:06:11
110Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:10:34
111Faber Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:11:10

Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel16pts
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step14
3Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano14
4Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team12
5Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team12
6Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne10
7Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux18
8Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step9
9Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne9
10Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8
11John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7
12Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental7
13Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom6
14Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole19
15Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano6
16Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel5
17Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux4
18Jimmy Casper (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun4
19Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3
20Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team3
21Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel25
22Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto3
23Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller2
24Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux2
25Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole1
26Christopher Horner (USA) Astana1
27Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel25
28Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1
29Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne26
30Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel30

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1
2Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel1
3Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3
4Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes7
5Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano5
6Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5
7Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel3

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step6:37:40
2Arthur Vichot (Fra) France
3Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
4Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93
6Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan
7Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux
8Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
9Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France
10Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux
11Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
12Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental
13Fabien Taillefer (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
14Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental
15Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93
16Thibault Pinot (Fra) France
17Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental0:00:24
18Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France
19Romain Hardy (Fra) France0:00:53
20Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
21Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
22Mats Boeve (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:02:24
23Yoann Bagot (Fra) France0:05:24

Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Cofidis Le Crédit En Ligne
3Francaise Des Jeux0:00:37
4Ag2R La Mondiale
5Bmc Racing Team
6Quick Step
7Equipe De France
8Caisse D`Epargne
9Equipe Du Kazakhstan
10Bretagne Schuller
11Bbox Boutgues Telecom
12Auber 93
13Roubaix Lille Métropole
16Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes
17Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
19Skil - Shimano0:02:00


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