6.07.2015

Dauphiné 1: Smashing Kennaugh

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It starts with a boom, a blasting ammount of climbing and a baffling bravado. Team Sky takes almost all. Peter Kennaugh attacked once but it was the pefect time: break caught, 2 km to go, the infine difference between all and nothing, failure and glory. And glory it was: stage victory, Yellow Jersey, Green Jersey. In add Team Sky leads the Teams' Classification.
Earlier in the race Maarten Wynants (LottoNL-Jumbo), Romain Guillemois (Europcar), Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN-Qhubeka) and Björn Thurau (Bora-Argon 18) had got their fair tv air. The first one attacking had been Daniel Oss but the last one counts and that's an Englishman.
The Polka Dot Jersey goes to Qhubeka's Teklehaimanot, the White Jersey to LottoSaudal's Benoot.
The race has just begun and Team Sky's already smelling blood. Lets hope it isn't its own like in The Giro!

Peter Kennaugh:
"It was an awesome feeling. Having a few little digs on the climb was nice to do. I spend a lot of time working for other guys so it was just nice to have that opportunity. It wasn't really planned or anything - it was just how the race panned out. As long as I didn't take any of the threats to GC with me it was all good.
It just worked out perfectly. I always knew that once we got that gap and the bunch wasn't coming back super fast that we had a chance. Then I just planned to attack within the last 3km, fully committed to that and pulled it off luckily.
Embedded image permalink[Winning in] Austria was good as it was my first kind of real stage race, and to win in the stripes there. But I think this could potentially be my last race in the jersey. Just to win races in consecutive years as well is nice, and then also the fact that I get to wear the yellow jersey at the Dauphine. I didn't realise to be honest until I almost got onto the podium. It's awesome to be able to wear the jersey at such a prestigious race. It's incredible.
"Obviously I had an injury and three weeks totally off the bike back in March. I've literally spent the last seven weeks on the road so it's just nice to have it all finally pay off. It was a big commitment, not seeing any family or spending any time at home. I did the Ardennes, three days in Nice, and then Romandie which I didn't finish. That was quite hard on the head but despite that I was still doing five-hour training days on my own out there while the guys were racing. Those kind of days on your own in the rain are the days where your commitment and sacrifices really count I suppose. Then California was nice and something different. I started to feel like I was going okay there, even though I was only at about 65 or 70% of what I knew I could do. Once I got over the jetlag in Tenerife I finished the camp quite well.
"Then I was able to go home to the Isle of Man for the first time in a while to just have a bit of down-time. It's nice to be rewarded for something after those darker, harder days when nothing really feels like it's going right. You sometimes question what you're doing it for, then when you get days like this it makes up for it. I'm over the moon."


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"It was a really good day in front for me and the team. My legs were feeling strong all day on the climbs so I was able to go for the KOM points. Our group of 4 worked well together so we could stay away for all the climbs. It was only on the last two laps that I started to get tired but already I had enough points to get the jersey. I am really happy for the team and also personally to have this jersey. Having the jersey is a great opportunity to show off our team before the Tour de France and puts some light on our campaign to raise 5000 bicycles this year."


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STAGE

1 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 3:06:51 2 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:02 
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka  4 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal
5 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
6 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
7 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo
8 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
9 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
11 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 
12 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar
13 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin
14 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling
15 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
16 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
17 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal
18 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
19 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18
20 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida
21 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
22 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Bora-Argon 18
23 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
24 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
25 Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo
26 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
27 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
28 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step
29 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team
30 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling
31 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky
32 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team
33 Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - Qhubeka
34 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff-Saxo
35 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
36 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
37 David Tanner (Aus) IAM Cycling
38 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step
39 Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
40 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida
41 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha
42 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
43 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling
44 Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team
45 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling
46 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge
47 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
48 Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
49 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
50 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
51 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal
52 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
53 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team
54 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
55 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
56 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky
57 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida
58 Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team
59 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
60 Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
61 Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18
62 José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team
63 Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
64 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing
65 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge
66 David De La Cruz (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step
67 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team
68 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr
69 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
70 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
71 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha
72 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team
73 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
74 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
75 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Trek Factory Racing
76 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
77 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar
78 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team
79 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale
80 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha
81 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
82 Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka
83 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
84 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge
85 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
86 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida
87 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka
88 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team
89 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal
90 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18
91 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdge
92 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
93 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha
94 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing
95 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team
96 Jose Rodolfo Serpa (Col) Lampre-Merida
97 Pieter Serry (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
98 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:33
99 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:46
100 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:03
101 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:02:50
102 Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling
103 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica GreenEdge
104 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
105 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin
106 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team
107 Nathan Haas (Aus) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
108 Aleksei Tsatevich (Rus) Team Katusha
109 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team
110 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
111 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team
112 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
113 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
114 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing
115 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
116 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
117 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
118 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
119 Eduard Beltran (Col) Tinkoff-Saxo
120 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo
121 Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling
122 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr
123 Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ.fr
124 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
125 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling
126 Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar
127 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
128 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha
129 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar
130 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
131 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky
132 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Soudal
133 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha 0:04:18
134 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
135 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky
136 Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky
137 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky
138 Romain Guillemois (Fra) Team Europcar
139 Martin Velits (Svk) Etixx - Quick-Step
140 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
141 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
142 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
143 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
144 Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN - Qhubeka
145 Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
146 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida
147 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
148 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
149 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr
150 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing
151 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha
152 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal
153 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida
154 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr
155 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team
156 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr
157 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:07:17
158 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr
159 Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ.fr
160 Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:11:48
161 Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing
162 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
163 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
164 Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
165 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
166 Caleb Fairly (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:12:29
DNF Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Soudal
GC
1 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 3:06:41
2 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:06
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:08
4 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:12
5 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
6 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
7 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo
8 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
9 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
10 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
11 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
12 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar
13 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Alpecin
14 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling
15 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step
16 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
17 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal
18 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Alpecin
19 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18
20 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida

YELLOW JERSEY
KENNAUGH P. SKY
POLKA-DOT JERSEY
TEKLEHAIMANOT D. MTN
WHITE JERSEY
BENOOT T. LTS
TEAM
TEAM SKY

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