Cofidis sweeps Horner aside

Cofidis ended Chris Horner's bid for victory at the Tour de L'Ain on Wednesday when Rein Taaramae led two Cofidis teammates across the finish line at the end of 129.6km stage four atop the Col du Grand Colombiere. Tarramae won with a time of 3:36:58, and David Moncoutie and and Damien Monier were second and third at 30 and 34 seconds respectively.  Horner finished fourth.

Taaramae attacked early on the final climb and caught the leftovers of a break one-by-one until he reached the finish for the stage win and an overall victory. Horner dropped from first to second place in the overall, and Moncoutie was third overall.

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Full Results
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3:36:58
2David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:30
3Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:34
4Christopher Horner (USA) Astana0:00:37
5Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 930:00:39
6Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:59
7Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:01:06
8Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:07
9Daniel Navarro (Spa) AstanaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:01:14
11Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:20
12Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:01:36
13John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:52
14Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:01:59
15Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:02:01
16Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:30
17Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:41
18Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:03:07
19Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:22
20Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FranceRow 19 - Cell 2
21Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:03:29
22Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel0:03:44
23Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:03:58
24Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:04:40
25Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:05:08
26Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step0:05:19
27Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-ShimanoRow 26 - Cell 2
28Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:05:23
29Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:06:11
30Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux0:06:18
31Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France0:06:21
32Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:28
33Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 32 - Cell 2
34Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana0:06:45
35Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:07:38
36Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 930:07:49
37Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 93Row 36 - Cell 2
38Arthur Vichot (Fra) France0:08:03
39Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:10
40Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:09:19
41Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:25
42Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:32
43Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:09:49
44Yoann Bagot (Fra) France0:09:54
45Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:10:13
46Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:32
47Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:12:12
48Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 47 - Cell 2
49Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank ContinentalRow 48 - Cell 2
50Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank ContinentalRow 49 - Cell 2
51Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:55
52Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:14:06
53Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:14:07
54Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:14:15
55Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:17
56Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille MetropoleRow 55 - Cell 2
57Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des JeuxRow 56 - Cell 2
58Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des JeuxRow 57 - Cell 2
59Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 93Row 58 - Cell 2
60Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:15:31
61Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-ShimanoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des JeuxRow 63 - Cell 2
65Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues TelecomRow 64 - Cell 2
66Thibault Pinot (Fra) FranceRow 65 - Cell 2
67Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-ShimanoRow 66 - Cell 2
68Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - SojasunRow 67 - Cell 2
69Dimitriv Fofonov (Kaz) KazakhstanRow 68 - Cell 2
70Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93Row 69 - Cell 2
71Cyril Bessy (Fra) Besson Chaussures - SojasunRow 70 - Cell 2
72Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - SojasunRow 71 - Cell 2
73Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank ContinentalRow 72 - Cell 2
74Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - SchullerRow 73 - Cell 2
75Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion ColdeportesRow 74 - Cell 2
76Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:15:47
77Romain Hardy (Fra) France0:16:43
78Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:20:14
79Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel0:22:39
80Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 79 - Cell 2
81Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) KazakhstanRow 80 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Champagne-en-Valromey, km 85.2
1Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne5pts
2Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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KOM 1 - Côte de Premeyzel, km 25.9
1Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5pts
2Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1Row 2 - Cell 3
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KOM 2 - Côte de Colomieu, km 33.5
1Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5pts
2Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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KOM 3 - Côte de Thezillieu, km 69.6
1Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10pts
2Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5Row 2 - Cell 3
4Arthur Vichot (Fra) France3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1Row 4 - Cell 3
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KOM 4 - Coldu Grand Colombier, km 129.6
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne20pts
2David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne15Row 1 - Cell 3
3Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Christopher Horner (USA) Astana7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 935Row 4 - Cell 3
6Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3Row 5 - Cell 3
7John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 6 - Cell 3
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Teams
1Cofidis Le Crédit En Ligne10:51:58
2Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:02:51
3Agritubel0:04:45
4AG2R La Mondiale0:06:51
5Astana0:07:25
6Auber 930:15:13
7Quick Step0:16:27
8France0:16:42
9Francaise Des Jeux0:20:38
10Rabobank0:23:34
11Caisse d'Epargne0:24:42
12Bretagne Schuller0:31:51
13Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:33:14
14BMC Racing Team0:33:24
15Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:35:06
16Skil - Shimano0:35:17
17Roubaix Lille Métropole0:36:38
18Kazakhstan0:41:04
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Final general classification
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne13:03:07
2Christopher Horner (USA) Astana0:00:25
3David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:32
4Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:08
5Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:01:50
6Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:30
7Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:16
8John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:33
9Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:03:49
10Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:15
11Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:04:26
12Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:04:34
13Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 930:04:36
14Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:04:45
15Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:04:49
16Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:04:53
17Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:05:43
18Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:48
19Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:54
20Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:35
21Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France0:06:38
22Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel0:07:05
23Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:07:28
24Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:35
25Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:08:19
26Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:08:29
27Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:09:26
28Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:09:33
29Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:56
30Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France0:10:45
31Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux0:10:51
32Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:10:58
33Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana0:11:24
34Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:12:15
35Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step0:12:50
36Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:13:32
37Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:38
38Theo Eltink (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:13:41
39Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:13:42
40Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:13:54
41Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:13:57
42Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:20
43Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 930:15:39
44Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 930:15:42
45Arthur Vichot (Fra) France0:16:11
46Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental0:16:15
47Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental0:16:16
48Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:17:29
49Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:18:03
50Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:18:24
51Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:19:13
52Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:19:51
53Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:20:27
54Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:21:14
55Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:23:33
56Dimitriv Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:23:43
57Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:24:27
58Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:24:32
59Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:24:39
60Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:24:42
61Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:24:45
62Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:26:01
63Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 930:26:09
64Thibault Pinot (Fra) France0:26:12
65Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:43
66Romain Hardy (Fra) France0:27:26
67Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:29:33
68Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel0:29:58
69Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:30:54
70Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:31:01
71Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:31:13
72Yoann Bagot (Fra) France0:31:21
73Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:32:24
74Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:32:52
75Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:33:05
76Cyril Bessy (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:33:08
77Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil-Shimano0:33:09
78Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 930:33:39
79Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:35:55
80Yevgeniv Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:39:07
81Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:45:33
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Points classification
1Christopher Horner (USA) Astana45pts
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne42Row 1 - Cell 3
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto37Row 2 - Cell 3
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne36Row 3 - Cell 3
5Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel30Row 4 - Cell 3
6Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel28Row 5 - Cell 3
7Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne26Row 6 - Cell 3
8Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25Row 7 - Cell 3
9Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne23Row 8 - Cell 3
10Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team21Row 9 - Cell 3
11Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step20Row 10 - Cell 3
12Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano19Row 11 - Cell 3
13Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux17Row 12 - Cell 3
14Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step17Row 13 - Cell 3
15Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel14Row 14 - Cell 3
16Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel14Row 15 - Cell 3
17John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12Row 16 - Cell 3
18Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 9312Row 17 - Cell 3
19Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team12Row 18 - Cell 3
20Jerome Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux11Row 19 - Cell 3
21Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne10Row 20 - Cell 3
22Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom10Row 21 - Cell 3
23Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom10Row 22 - Cell 3
24Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne10Row 23 - Cell 3
25Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne9Row 24 - Cell 3
26Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8Row 25 - Cell 3
27Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana7Row 26 - Cell 3
28Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller7Row 27 - Cell 3
29Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental7Row 28 - Cell 3
30Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental6Row 29 - Cell 3
31Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5Row 30 - Cell 3
34Yohan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 934Row 31 - Cell 3
35Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 32 - Cell 3
38Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team3Row 33 - Cell 3
39Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française Des Jeux2Row 34 - Cell 3
40Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller2Row 35 - Cell 3
41Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom1Row 36 - Cell 3
42Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 37 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
1David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne30pts
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne28Row 1 - Cell 3
3Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20Row 2 - Cell 3
4Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes17Row 3 - Cell 3
5Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17Row 4 - Cell 3
6Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne15Row 5 - Cell 3
7Christopher Horner (USA) Astana12Row 6 - Cell 3
8Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller11Row 7 - Cell 3
9Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne11Row 8 - Cell 3
10Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team10Row 9 - Cell 3
11Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 10 - Cell 3
12Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom8Row 11 - Cell 3
13Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel8Row 12 - Cell 3
14Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano5Row 13 - Cell 3
15Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom5Row 14 - Cell 3
16Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto5Row 15 - Cell 3
17Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 935Row 16 - Cell 3
18Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 17 - Cell 3
19Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel3Row 18 - Cell 3
20Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 19 - Cell 3
21Arthur Vichot (Fra) France3Row 20 - Cell 3
22Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom3Row 21 - Cell 3
23Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step3Row 22 - Cell 3
24Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1Row 23 - Cell 3
25Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1Row 24 - Cell 3
26Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1Row 25 - Cell 3
27John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 26 - Cell 3
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Young rider classification
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne13:03:07
2Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:04:34
3Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:54
4Alexandre Geniez (Fra) France0:06:38
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:07:28
6Alexandr Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:08:19
7Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France0:10:45
8Aurelien Duval (Fra) Francaise des Jeux0:10:51
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) Auber 930:15:42
10Arthur Vichot (Fra) France0:16:11
11Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Rabobank Continental0:16:15
12Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Rabobank Continental0:16:16
13Vincent Dauga (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:24:32
14Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:24:42
15Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Auber 930:26:09
16Thibault Pinot (Fra) France0:26:12
17Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:43
18Romain Hardy (Fra) France0:27:26
19Yoann Bagot (Fra) France0:31:21
20Tony Hurel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:35:55
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Teams classification
1Cofidis Le Crédit En Ligne39:10:46
2Agritubel0:07:33
3AG2R La Mondiale0:09:40
4Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:13:09
5Astana0:13:31
6Francaise Des Jeux0:28:15
7Quick Step0:29:04
8Auber 930:30:26
9France0:31:29
10Rabobank0:35:11
11Caisse d'Epargne0:37:24
12Bretagne Schuller0:41:08
13Roubaix Lille Métropole0:49:51
14BMC Racing Team0:52:39
15Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes0:53:44
16Kazakhstan0:56:33
17Besson Chaussures - Sojasun1:02:16
18Skil - Shimano1:08:05

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