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Phinney wins Tour de l'Avenir prologue

Taylor Phinney won the Tour de l'Avenir prologue and earned the yellow leader's jersey.

Taylor Phinney won the Tour de l'Avenir prologue and earned the yellow leader's jersey. (Image credit: USA Cycling)

Taylor Phinney (USA) took victory at the prologue of the Tour de l'Avenir in Vierzon. He scorched around the 7.8km circuit in 8:55 to beat Alex Dowsett (Great Britain) by 6 seconds. Australia's Michael Matthews was a second further back in 3rd, while there was a signifcant gap back to the rest of the field, with Loic Desriac 4th at 19 seconds.

Full Results
1Taylor Phinney (USA) United States of America0:08:55
2Alex Dowsett (GBr) Great Britain0:00:06
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Australia0:00:07
4Loïc Desriac (Fra) France B0:00:19
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Germany0:00:21
6Andrew Talansky (USA) United States of America0:00:24
7Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands0:00:26
8Nelson Oliveira (Por) Portugal0:00:27
9Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Spain0:00:28
10Anthony Delaplace (Fra) France A
11Martijn Keizer (Ned) Netherlands0:00:29
12Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:30
13Blaz Jarc (Slo) Slovenia
14Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France A
15Jérome Cousin (Fra) France B0:00:31
16Timothy Roe (Aus) Australia
17Nairo Alexander Quintanarojas (Col) Colombia0:00:33
18Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain0:00:34
19Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Colombia
20Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Netherlands
21Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Netherlands0:00:35
22Nikita Novikov (Rus) Russian Federation
23Romain Bardet (Fra) France B0:00:36
24Tom Thill (Lux) Luxembourg
25Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Belgium
26Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombia
27Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Belarus
28Gregory Brenes (CRc) Equipe-Mixte0:00:37
29Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Belgium0:00:40
30Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:41
31Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Poland0:00:42
32Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Equipe-Mixte0:00:43
33Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark
34Joseph Lewis (Aus) Australia
35Romain Hardy (Fra) France A0:00:44
36Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain0:00:45
37Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Spain
38Pieter Serry (Bel) Belgium0:00:47
39Thomas Damuseau (Fra) France A
40Arnaud Courteille (Fra) France A
41Vicente Garcia Da Mateos Rubio (Spa) Spain
42Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Netherlands
43David Rosch (Ger) Germany0:00:48
44Dmitriy Ignatyev (Rus) Russian Federation
45Maximilian May (Ger) Germany
46Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia
47Jean Lou Paiani (Fra) France B
48Benjamin King (USA) United States of America0:00:49
49Higinio Fernandez Suarez (Spa) Spain
50Joni Brandao (Por) Portugal
51Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Belgium0:00:50
52Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain
53Bruno Silva (Por) Portugal
54Julien Vermote (Bel) Belgium
55Andrew Fenn (GBr) Great Britain
56David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Spain0:00:51
57Nikita Umerbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
58Blaz Furdi (Slo) Slovenia0:00:53
59Jelle Wallays (Bel) Belgium0:00:54
60Benjamin King (Aus) Australia
61Luka Mezgec (Slo) Slovenia
62Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:55
63Mads Meyer (Den) Denmark
64Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia
65Thomas Bonnin (Fra) France A0:00:56
66Marek Canecky (Svk) Equipe-Mixte
67Martin Grunder (Ger) Germany0:00:57
68Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Russian Federation
69Christopher Butler (USA) United States of America
70Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland0:00:58
71Alex Howes (USA) United States of America
72Yoann Barbas (Fra) France B
73Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark0:00:59
74Amaro Antunes (Por) Portugal0:01:01
75Mathias Lisson (Den) Denmark0:01:02
76Silvan Dillier (Swi) Switzerland
77Ivo Lux (Lux) Luxembourg
78Marko Kump (Slo) Slovenia
79Siarhei Novikau (Blr) Belarus
80Domingos Goncalves (Por) Portugal
81Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned) Netherlands0:01:03
82Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Russian Federation
83Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Equipe-Mixte0:01:04
84Timothy Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain
85Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Spain0:01:05
86Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Equipe-Mixte
87Yauheni Lahun (Blr) Belarus
88Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) France B
89Stanislau Bazhkou (Blr) Belarus0:01:06
90Kuanysh Kylybayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan
91Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxembourg
92Adrian Honkisz (Pol) Poland
93Michael Baer (Swi) Switzerland0:01:07
94Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) Switzerland
95Hyeong Min Choe (Kor) Equipe-Mixte
96Joel Zangerle (Lux) Luxembourg0:01:08
97David Hesselbarth (Ger) Germany
98Michael Weicht (Ger) Germany0:01:09
99Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Poland
100Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Australia0:01:10
101Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America
102Sylwester Janiszewski (Pol) Poland
103Jan Tratnik (Slo) Slovenia0:01:11
104Andi Bajc (Slo) Slovenia0:01:13
105Guilherme Lourenco (Por) Portugal0:01:15
106Andreï Holubeu (Blr) Belarus
107Nick Aitken (Aus) Australia
108Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland0:01:16
109Tom Kohn (Lux) Luxembourg
110Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:20
111Arkimedes Argueles Rodrigues (Rus) Russian Federation0:01:22
112Kamil Zielinski (Pol) Poland
113Ricky Eno Jorgensen (Den) Denmark0:01:24
114Pawel Charucki (Pol) Poland
115Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Switzerland0:01:25
116Alexander Kholodov (Rus) Russian Federation0:01:32
117Tom Schanen (Lux) Luxembourg0:01:36
118Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombia0:01:41
119Kanstantin Klimiankou (Blr) Belarus
120Niki Byrgesen (Den) Denmark0:02:30

Points
1Taylor Phinney (USA) United States of America12pts
2Alex Dowsett (GBr) Great Britain10
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Australia8
4Loïc Desriac (Fra) France B7
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Germany6
6Andrew Talansky (USA) United States of America5
7Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands4
8Nelson Oliveira (Por) Portugal3
9Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Spain2
10Anthony Delaplace (Fra) France A1

Teams
1United States of America0:27:58
2Australia0:00:08
3Great Britain0:00:12
4France B0:00:13
5Netherlands0:00:16
6France A0:00:29
7Colombia0:00:30
8Germany0:00:44
9Spain0:00:47
10Kazakhstan0:00:49
11Belgium0:00:50
12Portugal0:00:53
13Equipe-Mixte0:01:03
14Slovenia0:01:04
15Russian Federation0:01:07
16Denmark0:01:24
17Belarus0:01:30
18Luxembourg0:01:31
19Poland0:01:44
20Switzerland0:01:54

General classification after prologue
1Taylor Phinney (USA) United States of America0:08:55
2Alex Dowsett (GBr) Great Britain0:00:06
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Australia0:00:07
4Loïc Desriac (Fra) France B0:00:19
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Germany0:00:21
6Andrew Talansky (USA) United States of America0:00:24
7Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands0:00:26
8Nelson Oliveira (Por) Portugal0:00:27
9Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Spain0:00:28
10Anthony Delaplace (Fra) France A
11Martijn Keizer (Ned) Netherlands0:00:29
12Vladislav Gorbunov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:30
13Blaz Jarc (Slo) Slovenia
14Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) France A
15Jérome Cousin (Fra) France B0:00:31
16Timothy Roe (Aus) Australia
17Nairo Alexander Quintanarojas (Col) Colombia0:00:33
18Mark Christian (GBr) Great Britain0:00:34
19Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Col) Colombia
20Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Netherlands
21Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Netherlands0:00:35
22Nikita Novikov (Rus) Russian Federation
23Romain Bardet (Fra) France B0:00:36
24Tom Thill (Lux) Luxembourg
25Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Belgium
26Camilo Suarez (Col) Colombia
27Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Belarus
28Gregory Brenes (CRc) Equipe-Mixte0:00:37
29Arthur Vanoverberghe (Bel) Belgium0:00:40
30Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:41
31Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Poland0:00:42
32Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Equipe-Mixte0:00:43
33Sebastian Lander (Den) Denmark
34Joseph Lewis (Aus) Australia
35Romain Hardy (Fra) France A0:00:44
36Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain0:00:45
37Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Spain
38Pieter Serry (Bel) Belgium0:00:47
39Thomas Damuseau (Fra) France A
40Arnaud Courteille (Fra) France A
41Vicente Garcia Da Mateos Rubio (Spa) Spain
42Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Netherlands
43David Rosch (Ger) Germany0:00:48
44Dmitriy Ignatyev (Rus) Russian Federation
45Maximilian May (Ger) Germany
46Esteban Chaves (Col) Colombia
47Jean Lou Paiani (Fra) France B
48Benjamin King (USA) United States of America0:00:49
49Higinio Fernandez Suarez (Spa) Spain
50Joni Brandao (Por) Portugal
51Yannick Eijssen (Bel) Belgium0:00:50
52Erick Rowsell (GBr) Great Britain
53Bruno Silva (Por) Portugal
54Julien Vermote (Bel) Belgium
55Andrew Fenn (GBr) Great Britain
56David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Spain0:00:51
57Nikita Umerbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan
58Blaz Furdi (Slo) Slovenia0:00:53
59Jelle Wallays (Bel) Belgium0:00:54
60Benjamin King (Aus) Australia
61Luka Mezgec (Slo) Slovenia
62Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:55
63Mads Meyer (Den) Denmark
64Sebastian Salazar (Col) Colombia
65Thomas Bonnin (Fra) France A0:00:56
66Marek Canecky (Svk) Equipe-Mixte
67Martin Grunder (Ger) Germany0:00:57
68Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Russian Federation
69Christopher Butler (USA) United States of America
70Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Switzerland0:00:58
71Alex Howes (USA) United States of America
72Yoann Barbas (Fra) France B
73Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Denmark0:00:59
74Amaro Antunes (Por) Portugal0:01:01
75Mathias Lisson (Den) Denmark0:01:02
76Silvan Dillier (Swi) Switzerland
77Ivo Lux (Lux) Luxembourg
78Marko Kump (Slo) Slovenia
79Siarhei Novikau (Blr) Belarus
80Domingos Goncalves (Por) Portugal
81Bert Jan Lindeman (Ned) Netherlands0:01:03
82Alexei Tsatevich (Rus) Russian Federation
83Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Equipe-Mixte0:01:04
84Timothy Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain
85Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Spain0:01:05
86Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Equipe-Mixte
87Yauheni Lahun (Blr) Belarus
88Nicolas Capdepuy (Fra) France B
89Stanislau Bazhkou (Blr) Belarus0:01:06
90Kuanysh Kylybayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan
91Pit Schlechter (Lux) Luxembourg
92Adrian Honkisz (Pol) Poland
93Michael Baer (Swi) Switzerland0:01:07
94Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) Switzerland
95Hyeong Min Choe (Kor) Equipe-Mixte
96Joel Zangerle (Lux) Luxembourg0:01:08
97David Hesselbarth (Ger) Germany
98Michael Weicht (Ger) Germany0:01:09
99Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Poland
100Malcolm Rudolph (Aus) Australia0:01:10
101Ian Boswell (USA) United States of America
102Sylwester Janiszewski (Pol) Poland
103Jan Tratnik (Slo) Slovenia0:01:11
104Andi Bajc (Slo) Slovenia0:01:13
105Guilherme Lourenco (Por) Portugal0:01:15
106Andreï Holubeu (Blr) Belarus
107Nick Aitken (Aus) Australia
108Marcel Aregger (Swi) Switzerland0:01:16
109Tom Kohn (Lux) Luxembourg
110Abdraimzhan Ishanov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:20
111Arkimedes Argueles Rodrigues (Rus) Russian Federation0:01:22
112Kamil Zielinski (Pol) Poland
113Ricky Eno Jorgensen (Den) Denmark0:01:24
114Pawel Charucki (Pol) Poland
115Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Switzerland0:01:25
116Alexander Kholodov (Rus) Russian Federation0:01:32
117Tom Schanen (Lux) Luxembourg0:01:36
118Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombia0:01:41
119Kanstantin Klimiankou (Blr) Belarus
120Niki Byrgesen (Den) Denmark0:02:30

Points classification
1Taylor Phinney (USA) United States of America12pts
2Alex Dowsett (GBr) Great Britain10
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Australia8
4Loïc Desriac (Fra) France B7
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Germany6
6Andrew Talansky (USA) United States of America5
7Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Netherlands4
8Nelson Oliveira (Por) Portugal3
9Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Spain2
10Anthony Delaplace (Fra) France A1

Teams classification
1United States of America0:27:58
2Australia0:00:08
3Great Britain0:00:12
4France B0:00:13
5Netherlands0:00:16
6France A0:00:29
7Colombia0:00:30
8Germany0:00:44
9Spain0:00:47
10Kazakhstan0:00:49
11Belgium0:00:50
12Portugal0:00:53
13Equipe-Mixte0:01:03
14Slovenia0:01:04
15Russian Federation0:01:07
16Denmark0:01:24
17Belarus0:01:30
18Luxembourg0:01:31
19Poland0:01:44
20Switzerland0:01:54

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