3.29.2014

Criterium International: Demie-etapes

Demie-etapes were routine in the good old cycling, nowadays they seem odd. 
After Coppi&Bartali now Criterium International: a fast flat stage sealed at the sprint by Nacer Bouhanni and a short itt conquered by Tom Dumoulin with a time that better the time of the previous winner, so great. 
On the podium also Rohan Dennis and Bob Jungels: a very young gang and that I like. 
In the beautiful Corsica and in good weather. A Yellow Jersey, the sun, a lion toy... Is July already? The sea shining seems sweet even when it's moved.
Tomorrow a more uphill stage. Bob Jungels could try to kick and also Frank Schleck isn't too far... but as far me, I'll keep an eye on the French guys...

What Tom Dumoulin said:
“Finally, after lots of close calls and second places it’s great to get a win. I went full gas from the off and did a good ride, nailed all the corners and had good power on the fast sections. Once again the Giant Trinity TT bike felt so smooth and fast and mentally that’s a huge boost when you’re hurting. It’s great to win here in Corsica again after our Tour success here last year. It seems that we have a good connection with yellow jersey’s in Corsica. Tomorrow is going to be hard for sure but I am in good shape and feel strong so I will give it my all on the climbs with the guys and see how we finish.”
 
RESULTS
STAGE1
1 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr 2:07:01
2 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp
3 Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo
4 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar
5 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
6 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling
7 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13
8 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
9 Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
10 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
11 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
12 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
13 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13
14 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia
15 Yannis Yssaad (Fra) BigMat - Auber 93
16 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
17 Jeffry Johan Romero Corredor (Col) Colombia
18 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
19 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing
20 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp - Endura
ITT
1 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:09:07
2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:03
3 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:10
4 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:11
5 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
6 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp 0:00:14
7 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:16
8 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
9 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:00:18
10 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:20
GC
1 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 2:16:08
2 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:03
3 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:08
4 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:11
5 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
6 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp 0:00:14
7 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:16
8 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
9 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
10 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:00:18
11 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:00:21
12 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr
13 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:00:22
14 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
15 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:00:23
16 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:24
17 Tiago Machado (Por) Team NetApp - Endura 0:00:26
18 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
19 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:27
20 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar
21 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:28
22 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
23 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura 0:00:30
24 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing
25 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing


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