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Tour de l'Ain: Lobato sprints to stage 1 win

JJ Lobato was the main man for Spain

JJ Lobato was the main man for Spain (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

LottoNL-Jumbo's Juan Jose Lobato proved quickest to the line at the end of stage 1 at the Tour de l'Ain, besting Cofidis' Nacer Bouhanni and Armee de Terre's Steven Tronet on Wednesday.

The 141.1-kilometre stage from Polliat to Trévoux featured a lumpy finale, but things came together for a sprint, with Lobato finally nabbing an elusive first pro victory in LottoNL-Jumbo kit in the uphill kick.

"I'm very happy with my first victory for Team LottoNL-Jumbo. I dedicate it to my late uncle Antonio and my family, who always supported me. The start of my season was not as I had imagined, but I never lost faith in myself. In addition, I would also like to thank the team for their support in this difficult period," Lobato explained.

Adding the stage winner's bonus seconds to a strong fifth-place finish in the opening prologue, Lobato grabbed hold of the race lead from FDJ's Johan Le Bon, who now sits second overall on the same time as Bouhanni in third, six seconds back.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo3:11:10
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
3Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee De Terre
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec
5Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
6Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
7Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
8Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb
9David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
10Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
11Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
12Colin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Roth - Akros
13Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee De Terre
14Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni-Sidermec
15Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
16Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
17Simon Sellier (Fra) France National Team
18Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
19Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team
20Lukas Jaun (Swi) Roth - Akros
21Victor Lafay (Fra) France National Team
22Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
23Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
24Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
25Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
26Fabien Canal (Fra) Armee De Terre
27Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
28Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
29Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
30Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni-Sidermec
31Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
32Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
33Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
34Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
35Jarno Mobach (Ned) Development Team Sunweb
36Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
37Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
38Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
39Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
40Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie
41Delio Fernandez (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
42Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni-Sidermec
43Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
44Matvey Nikitin (Kaz) Astana City
45Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) France National Team
46Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
47Flavien Maurelet (Fra) France National Team
48Patrick Haller (Ger) German National Team
49Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City
50Angel Madrazo (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
51Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ
52Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie
53Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
54David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ
55Stef Clement (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
56Valentin Baillifard (Swi) Roth - Akros
57Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Astana City
58Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ
59Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
60Nicolas Baldo (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
61Jeremy Bescond (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
62Frédéricbrun (Fra) France National Team
63Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
64Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
65Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie
66Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
67Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni-Sidermec
68Roland Thalmann (Swi) Roth - Akros
69Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
70Andrea Palini (Ita) Androni-Sidermec
71Romain Campistrous (Fra) Armee De Terre
72Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:00:20
73Louis Pijourlet (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
74Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:21
75Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team0:00:28
76Robert William Kessler (Ger) German National Team
77Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee De Terre0:00:30
78Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:33
79Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:34
80Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:36
81Florian Nowak (Ger) German National Team0:00:39
82Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:50
83Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana City
84Anton Kuzmin (Kaz) Astana City
85Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:03:16
86Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Direct Energie
87Vladimir Tsoy (Kaz) Astana City
88Damian Lüscher (Swi) Roth - Akros
89Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
90Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole
91John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
92Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb
93Felix Gall (Aut) Development Team Sunweb
94Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:04:04
95Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee De Terre0:05:03
96Bruno Armirail (Fra) FDJ0:05:50
97Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) German National Team
98Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
99Matthias Reutimann (Swi) Roth - Akros
100Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
101Axel Journiaux (Fra) France National Team
DNFJurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo

Sprint 1 - St Julien sur Veyle
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie5pts
2Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team3
3Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City1

Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo25pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits20
3Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee De Terre16
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec14
5Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12
6Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro10
7Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 939
8Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb8
9David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 937
10Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM6
11Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole5
12Colin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Roth - Akros4
13Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee De Terre3
14Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni-Sidermec2
15Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 931

KOM 1 - Côte de Sulignat
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole5pts
2Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb3
3Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City1

Most aggressive
Rider Name (Country) Team
Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie

Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1HP BTP - Auber 939:33:30
2Armee De Terre
3Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia
4Fortuneo - Oscaro
5Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
6Wanty - Groupe Gobert
7AG2R La Mondiale
8Delko Marseille Provence KTM
9France National Team
10Roth - Akros
11Direct Energie
12FDJ
13Astana City
14Development Team Sunweb0:00:20
15Roubaix - Lille Metropole
16German National Team0:00:28
17Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:36

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo3:15:36
2Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ0:00:06
3Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
4Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:08
5Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:09
6Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:11
7Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
8Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ0:00:12
9Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
10Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:13
11Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
12Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
13David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ0:00:14
14Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
15Jarno Mobach (Ned) Development Team Sunweb
16Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
17Jeremy Bescond (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:00:15
18Stef Clement (Ned) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
19Roland Thalmann (Swi) Roth - Akros
20Patrick Haller (Ger) German National Team
21Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni-Sidermec0:00:16
22Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
23Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
24Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
25Fabien Canal (Fra) Armee De Terre
26Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:17
27Andrea Palini (Ita) Androni-Sidermec
28Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec
29Emiel Vermeulen (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:18
30Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro
31Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:19
32Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
33Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:20
34Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:21
35Colin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Roth - Akros
36Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie
37Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
38Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:00:22
39Frédéricbrun (Fra) France National Team
40Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie
41Delio Fernandez (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
42Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni-Sidermec
43Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:23
44Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
45Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:24
46Victor Lafay (Fra) France National Team
47Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
48Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee De Terre
49Matvey Nikitin (Kaz) Astana City0:00:25
50Flavien Maurelet (Fra) France National Team
51Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:26
52Nicolas Baldo (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
53Simon Sellier (Fra) France National Team
54Angel Madrazo (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
55Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee De Terre
56David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
57Clement Chevrier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:27
58Valentin Baillifard (Swi) Roth - Akros0:00:28
59Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni-Sidermec0:00:29
60Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City0:00:30
61Pierre Gouault (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 93
62Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie
63Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
64Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni-Sidermec0:00:31
65Lukas Jaun (Swi) Roth - Akros0:00:33
66Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 930:00:35
67Romain Campistrous (Fra) Armee De Terre
68Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
69Louis Pijourlet (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:36
70Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Astana City0:00:38
71Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team0:00:39
72Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:42
73Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb
74Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) France National Team0:00:49
75Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team0:00:51
76Julien Loubet (Fra) Armee De Terre0:00:52
77Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:53
78Robert William Kessler (Ger) German National Team0:00:57
79Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:58
80Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:59
81Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:01:07
82Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana City0:01:16
83Anton Kuzmin (Kaz) Astana City0:01:18
84Florian Nowak (Ger) German National Team0:01:19
85Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Direct Energie0:03:35
86Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:03:36
87Damian Lüscher (Swi) Roth - Akros0:03:37
88Vladimir Tsoy (Kaz) Astana City0:03:41
89Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:03:42
90Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:03:47
91Felix Gall (Aut) Development Team Sunweb0:03:48
92Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:03:53
93John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
94Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:04:22
95Thibault Ferasse (Fra) Armee De Terre0:05:24
96Bruno Armirail (Fra) FDJ0:06:06
97Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:16
98Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
99Axel Journiaux (Fra) France National Team0:06:22
100Matthias Reutimann (Swi) Roth - Akros0:06:25
101Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) German National Team0:06:34

Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo31pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits21
3Steven Tronet (Fra) Armee De Terre16
4Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ15
5Maxime Daniel (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro14
6Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec14
7Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12
8Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12
9Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10
10Anthony Maldonado (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 939
11Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ8
12Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb8
13David Menut (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 937
14Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM6
15Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie5
16Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5
17Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) Roubaix - Lille Metropole5
18Colin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Roth - Akros4
19Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ3
20Romain Le Roux (Fra) Armee De Terre3
21Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team3
22Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Oscaro2
23Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni-Sidermec2
24Kevin Le Cunff (Fra) HP BTP - Auber 931
25Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City1

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Félix Pouilly (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole5pts
2Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb3
3Sergey Luchshenko (Kaz) Astana City1

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ3:15:48
2David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ0:00:02
3Jarno Mobach (Ned) Development Team Sunweb
4Clement Russo (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
5Patrick Haller (Ger) German National Team0:00:03
6Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:00:05
7Victor Lafay (Fra) France National Team0:00:12
8Simon Sellier (Fra) France National Team0:00:14
9Louis Pijourlet (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:24
10Galym Akhmetov (Kaz) Astana City0:00:26
11Georg Zimmermann (Ger) German National Team0:00:27
12Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:00:30
13Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) France National Team0:00:37
14Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) German National Team0:00:39
15Robert William Kessler (Ger) German National Team0:00:45
16Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana City0:01:04
17Anton Kuzmin (Kaz) Astana City0:01:06
18Florian Nowak (Ger) German National Team0:01:07
19Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Direct Energie0:03:23
20Damian Lüscher (Swi) Roth - Akros0:03:25
21Vladimir Tsoy (Kaz) Astana City0:03:29
22Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:03:30
23Felix Gall (Aut) Development Team Sunweb0:03:36
24Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:03:41
25John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
26Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Development Team Sunweb0:04:10
27Tanguy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:04
28Axel Journiaux (Fra) France National Team0:06:10
29Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) German National Team0:06:22

Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1FDJ9:47:15
2Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo0:00:09
3Fortuneo - Oscaro
4AG2R La Mondiale
5Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia0:00:23
6Roth - Akros0:00:30
7Armee De Terre0:00:32
8Direct Energie
9HP BTP - Auber 930:00:37
10Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:40
11Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:41
12Delko Marseille Provence KTM
13Development Team Sunweb0:00:42
14France National Team0:00:44
15Roubaix - Lille Metropole0:00:47
16Astana City0:00:49
17German National Team0:01:08

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