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April 6- 9 2010

April 9, Stage 4: Abbaye de l'Epau - Sille-Le-Guillaume 171km

Ravard claims Circuit Sarthe finale

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Published:
April 9, 14:35,
Updated:
April 9, 16:50

Luis Léon Sanchez wins general classification

Points leader Anthony Ravard (Ag2R La Mondiale) wins the final stage, his second victory of the race.

Points leader Anthony Ravard (Ag2R La Mondiale) wins the final stage, his second victory of the race.

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Luis Leon Sanchez of Caisse d'Epargne celebrated his start-to-finish overall win at the Circuit Cyclist Sarthe, while AG2R's Anthony Ravard won his second stage to close out the race. Sanchez, who currently leads the International Cycling Union's rankings, had won the opening stage and never gave up the lead in the race.

Ravard had earlier won the second stage of the race, as well as Friday's 171km finale from Le Mans to Sille-le-Guillaume where he bested race leader Luis Leon Sanchez and Julien Simon (Saur - Sojasun) for the victory.

Only 78 riders took to the start, which was delayed five minutes on a beautiful, sunny day. Only about 20km into the stage a French trio escaped: Pierre Rolland (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Stephane Auge (Cofidis) and Maxime Mederal (Big Mat Auber 93).

While their lead never extended much beyond two minutes, the trio nevertheless were able to stay away until the third of seven laps of the closing 10.2km finishing circuit. Another group of five got way but were kept close to the peloton and were absorbed with only two kilometres to go, setting up the sprint finish.

Full Results
1 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 4:14:04  
2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
3 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
4 Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
5 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
6 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
7 Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil    
8 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
9 Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil    
10 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team    
11 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
12 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team    
13 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
14 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
15 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
16 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
17 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
18 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil    
19 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil    
20 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
21 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
22 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
23 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
24 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R La Mondiale    
25 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
26 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
27 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
28 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
29 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
30 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
31 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
32 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
33 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
34 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
35 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
36 Ted Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team    
37 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
38 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
39 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack    
40 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
41 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
42 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
43 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
44 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
45 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
46 Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:01  
47 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
48 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
49 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:02  
50 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
51 Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
52 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
53 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
54 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
55 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
56 Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
57 Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha    
58 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
59 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
60 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
61 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:04  
62 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
63 Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
64 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
65 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:05  
66 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:10  
Final general classification
1 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 15:36:52  
2 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 0:00:14  
3 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:15  
4 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:00:19  
5 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:24  
6 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:00:27  
7 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:28  
8 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:31  
9 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:00:33  
10 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
11 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
12 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:34  
13 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
14 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:35  
15 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
16 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:37  
17 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:38  
18 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
19 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:00:42  
20 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:00:43  
21 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:44  
22 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:00:45  
23 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:46  
24 Ted Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team    
25 Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:00:53  
26 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:00:54  
27 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:26  
28 Alexander Mironov (Rus) Itera - Katusha 0:01:27  
29 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:35  
30 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:36  
31 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:43  
32 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:01:45  
33 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:48  
34 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:01:51  
35 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:53  
36 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:56  
37 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:02:02  
38 Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:02:04  
39 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:13  
40 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:03:00  
41 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:03:21  
42 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:03:31  
43 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:39  
44 Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha 0:03:44  
45 Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:03:54  
46 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:03:59  
47 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:04:54  
48 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:05:19  
49 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:06:19  
50 Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:06:23  
51 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
52 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:06:43  
53 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:07:00  
54 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:08:30  
55 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:09:05  
56 Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:11:26  
57 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:11:50  
58 Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:12:09  
59 Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha 0:13:47  
60 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:14:03  
61 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:14:21  
62 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:14:38  
63 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:17:23  
64 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:19:59  
65 Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha 0:20:58  
66 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:22:23  
Points classification
1 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 66 pts
2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 54  
3 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 41  
4 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 38  
5 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 33  
6 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 30  
7 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux 26  
8 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 26  
9 Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil 21  
10 Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 20  
11 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack 16  
12 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 15  
13 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 14  
14 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 12  
15 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux 12  
16 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 11  
17 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 11  
18 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano 11  
19 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 10  
20 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
21 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam 10  
22 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 9  
23 Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 9  
24 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 9  
25 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 8  
26 Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil 7  
27 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 6  
28 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil 6  
29 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 5  
30 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 5  
31 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4  
32 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam 4  
33 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
34 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil 3  
35 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano 3  
36 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
37 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 2  
38 Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 1  
39 Lilian Jegou 1  
Mountains classification
1 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R La Mondiale 21 pts
2 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 15  
3 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 14  
4 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 12  
5 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 12  
6 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 12  
7 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 10  
8 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 10  
9 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano 9  
10 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 8  
11 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 7  
12 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil 6  
13 Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano 4  
14 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team RadioShack 4  
15 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 4  
16 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 3  
17 Ted Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team 2  
18 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
19 Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
20 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 1  
Best young rider classification
1 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 15:37:11  
2 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:15  
3 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93 0:00:16  
4 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:18  
5 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:19  
6 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:00:26  
7 Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:00:27  
8 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:17  
9 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:01:26  
10 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:03:12  
11 Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha 0:03:25  
12 Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:06:04  
13 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:08:46  
14 Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha 0:13:28  
15 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:13:44  
16 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:22:04  
Teams classification
1 Francaise Des Jeux 46:52:08  
2 Cervelo Test Team 0:00:14  
3 Adria Mobil 0:00:16  
4 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:20  
5 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:04  
6 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:11  
7 Skil - Shimano 0:02:22  
8 BMC Racing Team 0:04:00  
9 Bretagne - Schuller 0:04:04  
10 Saur - Sojasun 0:05:16  
11 Big Mat - Auber 93 0:09:12  
12 Itera - Katusha 0:17:14  
13 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:19:49  
14 Caisse d'Epargne 0:22:36  

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