3.13.2014

Paris-Nice 5: Bet on Betancur!


I didn't see it. I was at son's training. But from twitter I's say it has been exciting
Trek Factory Racing put Busche in the break-away, attacked with Didier and finally by Jungels, the youngest in the peloton, who finished 2nd behinde a great Betancur. Chavanel, Fuglsang and Nibali were also in the right move. And Thomas kept his Yellow Jersey. 
Good Frank Schleck, at only 2'' from the winner. Andy Schleck has been dropped when the peloton split on the 2nd clinb of the day - if I got it right. He lost 7'30'' (in GC he has more than 23' but he ISN'T in GC so who cares?).
What Carlos Betancur said:
« I had well studied the race book and I had seen the finish suited me. I followed Nibali on the last climb and I had noticed an hard place 8km to the line: there I attacked and Jungels followed me. We went along very well and I gave it all really to keep some seconds of advantage. It's a beautiful victory for me and for my team  AG2R LA MONDIALE in a World Tour race. There are still three stages left and of course I think to the GC!" 

RESULTS
STAGE
1 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 3:38:15
2 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
3 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
4 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:02
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
6 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano
7 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Belisol
8 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
9 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
10 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale
11 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha
12 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
13 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
14 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team
15 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
16 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky
17 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
18 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
19 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge
20 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement
.........
 50 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 00.02

GC
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 21:52:42
2 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:03
3 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp 0:00:04
4 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:05
5 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:08
6 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:00:13
7 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
8 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:00:15
9 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:19
10 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
11 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr
12 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
13 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
14 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr
15 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team
16 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
17 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale
18 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team
19 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling
20 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling
21 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:24

 

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