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Tour du Limousin 2015 Stage 1

photo credit @ Tour du Limousin 

With a perfectly timed sprint, Bardiani CSf’s Sonny Colbrelli won the opening stage of this year’s Tour du Limousin, after beating Andrea Pasqualon (Roth – Skoda) and Timothy Dupont (Roubaix RLM Lille Métropole) in a sprint finish – following today’s 176.3 kilometer stage from Limoges to Saint Yrieix la Perche

Despite being involved in a crash during the final 20 kilometers, Colbrelli managed to regain contact with the head of the peloton, and go on to outsprint his rivals during today’s finale. 

”I’m very happy for the first victory of this season after several placings and some bad luck in the first part of 2015. I came out from Tour of Utah with good legs and I was able to use them at the first opportunity. The route today was really demanding, all up and downs. Also I went down with 20km to go, fortunately without injury. Then in the last part, my teammates were perfect to take the control of the peloton and on the final straight Battaglin led out me with the perfect timing and for me everything was simpler”.

Top 20 Finishers

1 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF 4:38:59
2 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Roth – Skoda
3 Timothy Dupont (Bel) Roubaix RLM Lille Métropole
4 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast
5 Enrique Sans (Esp) Movistar Team
6 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
7 Eduard Prades (Esp) Caja Rural – Seguros RGA
8 David Menut (Fra) Auber 98
9 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton
10 Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 99
11 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar
12 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
13 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
14 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
15 Michel Kreder (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton
16 Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
17 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne – Séché Environnement
18 Jesus Herrada (Esp) Movistar Team
19 Florent Pereira (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
20 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale

General classification after stage 1

1 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF 4:38:49
2 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 0:00:02
3 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Roth – Skoda 0:00:04
4 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 0:00:05
5 Timothy Dupont (Bel) Roubaix RLM Lille Métropole 0:00:06
6 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Auber 97
7 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast 0:00:10
8 Enrique Sans (Esp) Movistar Team
9 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
10 Eduard Prades (Esp) Caja Rural – Seguros RGA
11 David Menut (Fra) Auber 98
12 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton
13 Steven Tronet (Fra) Auber 99
14 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar
15 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
16 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
17 Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
18 Michel Kreder (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton
19 Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
20 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne – Séché Environnement

 

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