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GP de Denain Porte du Hainaut: 197.1km

Flahaut flies to GP de Denain win

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April 15, 16:16,
April 15, 19:25

Vachon, Rossi round out podium

Denis Flahaut (ISD) wins the GP de Denain

Denis Flahaut (ISD) wins the GP de Denain

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Frenchman Denis Flahaut (ISD Continental Team) took his second victory of the season in the 51st edition of the Grand Prix of Denain-La Porte du Hainaut, the 4th round of the Coupe de France.

The 31-year-old topped Florian Vachon (Bretagne Schuller) and Enrico Rossi (Ceramica Flaminia) in the bunch sprint.

Cofidis' Leonardo Duque maintained his 18-point lead in the Coupe de France over Paris-Camembert winner Sebastien Minard and GP La Marseillaise winner Jonathan Hivert (Saur Sojasun).

"Saur-Sojasun did a lot of work in the end for Jimmy Casper. I was cautious because there was a strong headwind on the finish," said Flahaut. "I was super motivated. I felt good throughout the day.  I live near Denain and I know the roads by heart. This is just a dream come true - it was one of my objectives of my season. "

Vachon was disappointed to miss out on the win after having to let up when a crash happened with 400m to go, but said, "I am very satisfied with this result. I could not do anything against Denis Flahaut. "

Enrico Rossi (Ceramica Flaminia), winner of last week's Dwars door Drenthe, was not pleased with the circuit today, saying it was too dangerous, but added he has been pleased with his Classics campaign. "I won Dwars door Drenthe, and finished 3rd in the Rund um Köln and 6th Grand Prix de l'Escaut. It has been a good week! "

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Denis Flahaut (Fra) ISD Continental Team 4:30:45  
2 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
3 Enrico Rossi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia    
4 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
5 Daniele Colli (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia    
6 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
7 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux    
8 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
9 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
10 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
11 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
12 Benoit Daeninck (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
13 Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
14 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
15 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
16 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
17 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
18 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
19 Matic Strgar (Slo) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
20 Cédric Pineau (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
21 Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
22 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
23 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
25 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
26 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
27 Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
28 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
29 Andrea Piechele (Ita) Carmiooro NGC    
30 Jonathan Thire (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
31 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
32 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
33 Steven Tronet (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
34 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
35 Florian Morizot (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
36 Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
37 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
38 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha    
39 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
40 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
41 Maxim De Busschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
42 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:06  
43 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:07  
44 Tom Van Den Haute (Bel) Landbouwkrediet 0:00:09  
45 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:12  
46 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:13  
47 Rostislav Mykhaylov (Ukr) ISD Continental Team    
48 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:14  
49 Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha    
50 Gael Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
51 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Team Katusha    
52 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
53 Maksym Polischuk (Ukr) ISD Continental Team    
54 Mathieu Halleguen (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
55 Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia    
56 Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
57 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
58 Connor Mcconvey (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
59 Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
60 David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet    
61 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha    
62 Grégory Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
63 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
64 Renaud Dion (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
65 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
66 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
67 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
68 Maksym Vasilyev (Ukr) ISD Continental Team    
69 Dominik Hrinkow (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
70 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
71 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
72 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
73 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
74 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
75 Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
76 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
77 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
78 Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller    
79 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
80 Fabrizio Lucciola (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia    
81 Fabio Terrenzio (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:00:25  
82 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
83 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha 0:00:27  
84 Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole    
85 Dimitri Le Boulch (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93    
86 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
87 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:29  
88 Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
89 Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
90 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
91 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
92 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
93 Alessandro Maserati (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia 0:00:39  
94 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:43  
95 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:53  
96 Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole 0:00:58  
97 Alexandre Usov (Blr) ISD Continental Team 0:01:07  
98 Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:01:14  
99 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:01:16  
100 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:01:22  
101 Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller 0:01:39  
102 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:01:50  
103 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
104 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:02:15  
105 Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom    
106 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:03:09  
107 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:03:30  
108 Matheus Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:03:56  
109 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram 0:04:34  
110 Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:06:00