3.04.2012

Paris-Nice 1 results

Tony Martin rides in the rain
ITT aren't a big show. Today race was somehow interesting because expectations have not been respected: Tony Martin only 28th, Taylor Phinney 18th, LL Sanchez 40th BUT also Tom Boonen 11th, Jens Voight 12th (splendid TT!), Mollema 30th at just 26 seconds. Larsson, Wiggins, Leipheimer are specialists so the podium isn't unespected but Wiggins performance was outstanding in spite of the rain. No rain instead over Andy and Frank Schleck (142 and 121, around 1 minute down): their TT are in line with their normal results. As far as Andy is concerned I saw a big improvement in his TT position: he is lower and flater on the bike. He still moves too much his body. Ok I have no competence to judge and the clock tells he DIDN'T improve. Anyway a better position and the right mental approach are a step in the right direction. RSNT can be happy with his team result: three riders in the top 15, Irizar 8th. Taaramae 7th: I like :) He is also 2nd in the BYC, leaded by Tejay Van Garderen.
Stage 1 and GC
1 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:11:19  
2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:01  
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:04  
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:09  
5 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:12  
6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
7 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:13  
8 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
9 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:00:15  
10 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
11 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
12 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:17  
13 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i    
14 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
15 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
16 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
17 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:18  
18 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:19  
19 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:20  
20 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:21  
21 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:00:22  
22 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:23  
23 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
24 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
25 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
26 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
27 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:00:24  
28 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:25  
29 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
30 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:26  
31 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
32 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
33 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
34 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team    
35 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
36 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:28  
37 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
38 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 0:00:29  
39 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
40 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
41 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:30  
42 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
43 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:00:31  
44 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
45 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
46 Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:32  
47 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
48 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
49 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
50 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i    
51 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:33  
52 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling    
53 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
54 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:34  
55 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM    
56 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team    
57 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
58 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:35  
59 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
60 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:36  
61 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
62 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
63 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
64 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:37  
65 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
66 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i    
67 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
68 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:38  
69 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
70 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
71 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
72 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
73 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
74 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:39  
75 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:40  
76 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
77 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team    
78 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
79 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:41  
80 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale    
81 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:42  
82 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team    
83 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
84 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
85 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
86 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team    
87 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:43  
88 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
89 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
90 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
91 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:44  
92 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
93 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:00:45  
94 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
95 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:00:46  
96 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
97 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
98 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:47  
99 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
100 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 0:00:49  
101 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
102 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
103 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:50  
104 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda    
105 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda    
106 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
107 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
108 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
109 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda    
110 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:51  
111 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i    
112 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
113 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:52  
114 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
115 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
116 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:53  
117 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
118 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
119 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:54  
120 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
121 Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
122 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
123 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:55  
124 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
125 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda    
126 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
127 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda    
128 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
129 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda    
130 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:56  
131 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
132 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:57  
133 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
134 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:58  
135 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
136 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
137 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team    
138 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:59  
139 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:00  
140 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
141 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:01:01  
142 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
143 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
144 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 0:01:02  
145 Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i 0:01:03  
146 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:04  
147 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
148 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
149 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
150 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:05  
151 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
152 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
153 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:06  
154 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:07  
155 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team    
156 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:08  
157 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:09  
158 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
159 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:01:13  
160 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:17  
161 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:18  
162 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
163 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
164 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:01:20  
165 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat 0:01:21  
166 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:01:22  
167 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:01:23  
168 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:24  
169 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD 0:01:25  
170 Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:01:28  
171 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:31  
172 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:32  
173 Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:34  
174 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i 0:01:55  
175 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:17  
176 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank 0:06:11  
Points
1 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM
Mounatin
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM
Youth
1 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:11:28  
2 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:04  
3 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:00:08  
4 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:10  
5 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:00:13  
Team
1 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:34:28  
2 Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:01  
3 Sky Procycling 0:00:13  
4 BMC Racing Team 0:00:14  
5 RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:16  

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