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Mantes-la-Jolie Mantes-la-Jolie

stage 1 162.5KM

today, Sunday, March 9 12:00 (CET)
jersey wearers
yellow jersey
 
N.BOUHANNI FDJ
white jersey
 
J.DEGENKOLB GIA
green jersey
 
G.MEERSMAN OPQ
polka-dot jersey
 
C.LABORIE BSE
 
Mantes-la-Jolie
Mantes-la-Jolie
 
 
Km completed
24.5
Km remaining
138
Average speed
4.8 km/h
Race time
5 h 04 min
  
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16:28Bouhanni, a story of wins and crashes

Nacer Bouhanni has an eventful relationship with Paris-Nice. Last year, the FDJ ace sprinter crashed out of the race on the third day with the leader's jersey on his back after winning the first stage. On Sunday by the banks of the Seine, he crashed and spent some time with the race doctor along the 162-kms of the circuit stage of the day before surging to outsprint the rest of the field on the line in Mantes-la-Jolie ahead of Germany's John Degenkolb and Belgium's Gianni Meersman. On sheer class, the former French champion claimed back the yellow garment, hoping to be luckier this time and especially in Monday's 205-kms second stage between Rambouillet and St Georges-sur-Baulche in Burgundy.


Laborie from the gunThe start was given at 11:58 to 168 riders. France's Christophe Laborie (BSE) was the first in action, attacking on the gun to seek the first polka dot jersey in this edition. His lead grew steadily and reached 10:45 after 23 kms. The teams with sprinters - Giant Shimano, Orica Greenedge or FDJ - raised the tempo a bit and the lead kept going down (9:00 after 50 kms).  While Laborie was effectively first at the top of the Cote de Vert (km 40.5), he also led the first intermediate sprint (km 63) ahead of Gianni Meersman (OPQ) and Geraint Thomas (SKY). Van Garderen outAfter 66 kms, Bouhanni crashed and had to be treated several times for a bruised left knee. A few kilometers later, pre-race favourite Tejay van Garderen called it quits, citing stomach problems, as several crashes took place within the bunch, none really serious. Laborie was again first on the second ascent of the Cote de Vert to secure the polka-dot jersey and then relaxed to let the peloton back.  The junction took place with 50 kms to go. In the second sprint of the day, Meersman collected three more seconds, ahead of Greg van Avermaet (BMC) and Sylvain Chavanel (IAM). Pile-up and splitA pile-up after 136 kilometers involved several team leaders, including Romain Bardet (ALM) and Andy Schleck (TFR). The peloton split as a result and Simon Gerrans (OGE) or Thomas Voeckler (EUC) were also unable to remain in the front bunch. On the line, this group, including Bardet, Gerrans, Voeckler, Eduardo Sepulveda (BSE), Edvadl Boasson-Hagen (SKY) and Lieuwe Westra (AST) had lost 1:09 on the leading pack and probably their chances to feature on the final podium in Nice. As for Andy Schleck, he was even further down, trailing Bouhanni by 1:50 on the line.Bouhanni bruised but gloriousWhile the  race for the GC was taking its first twist of the week, the sprint was taking shape and John Degenkolb looked ideally placed as his Giant Shimano team-mates led the way for most of the finale. Given his crash and bruises, Bouhanni was perhaps overlooked a bit but there was nothing his rivals could do when he surged in the last stretch to win with impressive authority and claim back the yellow jersey he so tragically lost a year ago.

16:51Christophe Laborie - I'll see how I feel at the end of the week

A 109-kms solo helped Christophe Laborie clinch the polka-dot jersey he is almost certain to retain at the end of the second stage with only one third category comb on the stage menu.



"My goal was obviously to seek the polka-dot jersey for I knew I had great chances to hold it tomorrow morning and keep it tomorrow evening. It was very important for us as a team because the jersey is sponsored by Jean Floch, who are also the sponsors who saved us. It was the plan and I was one of the riders picked to do it because I'm pretty fast. I was hoping for a small group to join me but I found myself on my own. It was a long day. For the rest of the race, we'll see. I'm a pretty god climber. We'll see how I feel at the end of the week."

16:38Bouhanni - Paris-Nice and me is a long story!

Despite crashing and hurting his knee, Nacer Bouhanni won the 1st stage in Mantes-la-Jolie and avenged his tragic withdrawal a year ago with the yellow jersey on his back.


"It reminded me of the French championship two seasons ago when I crashed and still won it. I told myself I would win today in spite of the crash and I made it. It's unbelievable. My team-mates did a great job, they lifted my morale and told me I was going to win. In the following hour it hurt a lot, it ached in the knee and I went to see the doctor two or three times. They gave me a tablet. In the finale I didn't think about the pain anymore, I only thought about the sprint. Last year I won the first stage and crashed the next day. This time I crashed and won. Paris-Nice and me is already a long story!"

16:00Classement général

Leading overall standings after Stage 1:

1. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra, FDJ)

2. Gianni Meersman (Bel, OPQ)

3. John Degenkolb (Ger, GIA)

4. Greg Van Acermaet (Bel, BMC)

5. Geraint Thomas (Britain, Sky)

overall classification
 
after the stage 1
pos.namerider No.teamtimes
1.  BOUHANNI Nacer92FDJ.FR03h 53' 01''
2.  MEERSMAN Gianni104OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM03h 53' 02'' +00' 01''
3.  DEGENKOLB John191TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO03h 53' 05'' +00' 04''
4.  VAN AVERMAET Greg37BMC RACING TEAM03h 53' 09'' +00' 08''
5.  THOMAS Geraint1TEAM SKY03h 53' 10'' +00' 09''
6.  CHAVANEL Sylvain41IAM CYCLING03h 53' 10'' +00' 09''
7.  ROJAS GIL José Joaquin147MOVISTAR TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
8.  FARRAR Tyler13GARMIN - SHARP03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
9.  COQUARD Bryan133TEAM EUROPCAR03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
10.  WACKERMANN Luca68LAMPRE - MERIDA03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
11.  FELLINE Fabio124TREK FACTORY RACING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
12.  SABATINI Fabio186CANNONDALE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
13.  GAVAZZI Francesco76ASTANA PRO TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
14.  HAYMAN Mathew55ORICA GREENEDGE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
15.  LEMOINE Cyril164COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
16.  FAVILLI Elia64LAMPRE - MERIDA03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
17.  ZINGLE Romain168COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
18.  STEEGMANS Gert105OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
19.  TRUSOV Nikolay178TINKOFF-SAXO03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
20.  KRISTOFF Alexander154TEAM KATUSHA03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
21.  FEILLU Romain204BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
22.  BOOM Lars111BELKIN PRO CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
23.  DUMOULIN Samuel25AG2R LA MONDIALE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
24.  KOCH Michel184CANNONDALE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
25.  JEANNESSON Arnold95FDJ.FR03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
26.  KEUKELEIRE Jens56ORICA GREENEDGE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
27.  VELITS Peter38BMC RACING TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
28.  ISAICHEV Vladimir153TEAM KATUSHA03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
29.  TERPSTRA Niki107OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
30.  STYBAR Zdenek106OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
31.  BOONEN Tom101OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
32.  PINEAU Jérôme46IAM CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
33.  COSTA Rui Alberto61LAMPRE - MERIDA03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
34.  KELDERMAN Wilco115BELKIN PRO CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
35.  FUGLSANG Jakob74ASTANA PRO TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
36.  NIBALI Vincenzo71ASTANA PRO TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
37.  MAES Nikolas103OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
38.  KUMP Marko174TINKOFF-SAXO03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
39.  MAJKA Rafal171TINKOFF-SAXO03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
40.  HOFLAND Moreno114BELKIN PRO CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
41.  ISTA Kevin45IAM CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
42.  IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka146MOVISTAR TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
43.  MARCATO Marco185CANNONDALE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
44.  JUNGELS Bob126TREK FACTORY RACING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
45.  CARDOSO MARTINS André Fernando S.12GARMIN - SHARP03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
46.  VICHOT Arthur91FDJ.FR03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
47.  GAUTIER Cyril136TEAM EUROPCAR03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
48.  PETIT Adrien166COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
49.  SINKELDAM Ramon197TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
50.  BAK Lars83LOTTO-BELISOL03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
51.  SPILAK Simon151TEAM KATUSHA03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
52.  GALLOPIN Tony81LOTTO-BELISOL03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
53.  DELAPLACE Anthony202BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
54.  VACHON Florian208BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
55.  CHERNETSKI Sergey152TEAM KATUSHA03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
56.  NORDHAUG Lars-Peter116BELKIN PRO CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
57.  BOUET Maxime23AG2R LA MONDIALE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
58.  DENIFL Stefan42IAM CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
59.  IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Jon141MOVISTAR TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
60.  SANTOS OLIVEIRA Nelson67LAMPRE - MERIDA03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
61.  ZANDIO ECHAIDE Xabier8TEAM SKY03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
62.  BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto22AG2R LA MONDIALE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
63.  BAKELANTS Jan102OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
64.  VAN EMDEN Jos117BELKIN PRO CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
65.  LIGTHART Pim85LOTTO-BELISOL03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
66.  MONFORT Maxime86LOTTO-BELISOL03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
67.  WYNANTS Maarten118BELKIN PRO CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
68.  SLAGTER Tom Jelte11GARMIN - SHARP03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
69.  WELLENS Tim88LOTTO-BELISOL03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
70.  YATES Simon58ORICA GREENEDGE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
71.  REICHENBACH Sébastien47IAM CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
72.  KROON Karsten173TINKOFF-SAXO03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
73.  HERRADA LOPEZ Jesus145MOVISTAR TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
74.  COPPEL Jérôme161COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
75.  VILLELLA Davide188CANNONDALE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
76.  BOL Jetse112BELKIN PRO CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
77.  CARUSO Damiano183CANNONDALE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
78.  FEILLU Brice203BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
79.  SORENSEN Nicki177TINKOFF-SAXO03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
80.  KUCHYNSKI Aliaksandr155TEAM KATUSHA03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
81.  ERVITI OLLO Imanol142MOVISTAR TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
82.  STETINA Peter36BMC RACING TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
83.  ROVNY Ivan175TINKOFF-SAXO03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
84.  SERPA José66LAMPRE - MERIDA03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
85.  FRANK Mathias43IAM CYCLING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
86.  MATE MARDONES Luis Angel165COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
87.  GARCIA ECHEGUIBEL Egoitz163COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
88.  VANDENBERGH Stijn108OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
89.  GESLIN Anthony94FDJ.FR03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
90.  DEVENYNS Dries194TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
91.  LOPEZ GARCIA David5TEAM SKY03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
92.  JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt196TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
93.  DIDIER Laurent123TREK FACTORY RACING03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
94.  ALBASINI Michael52ORICA GREENEDGE03h 53' 11'' +00' 10''
95.  GASPAROTTO Enrico75ASTANA PRO TEAM03h 53' 21'' +00' 20''
96.  BERNAUDEAU Giovanni132TEAM EUROPCAR03h 53' 27'' +00' 26''
97.  ARMEE Sander82LOTTO-BELISOL03h 53' 28'' +00' 27''
98.  VAUGRENARD Benoît98FDJ.FR03h 53' 35'' +00' 34''
99.  ENGOULVENT Jimmy135TEAM EUROPCAR03h 53' 36'' +00' 35''
100.  NAULEAU Bryan137TEAM EUROPCAR03h 53' 36'' +00' 35''
101.  DE KORT Koen193TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO03h 53' 59'' +00' 58''
102.  DE BACKER Bert192TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO03h 53' 59'' +00' 58''
103.  BOZIC Borut73ASTANA PRO TEAM03h 54' 14'' +01' 13''
104.  SEPULVEDA Eduardo201BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
105.  BARDET Romain21AG2R LA MONDIALE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
106.  TSATEVICH Alexei157TEAM KATUSHA03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
107.  BUSCHE Matthew122TREK FACTORY RACING03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
108.  WESTRA Lieuwe78ASTANA PRO TEAM03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
109.  KNEES Christian4TEAM SKY03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
110.  AGNOLI Valerio72ASTANA PRO TEAM03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
111.  BOASSON HAGEN Edvald2TEAM SKY03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
112.  CHEREL Mikael24AG2R LA MONDIALE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
113.  RASCH Gabriel6TEAM SKY03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
114.  GOSS Matthew Harley54ORICA GREENEDGE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
115.  FONSECA Armindo205BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
116.  TURGOT Sébastien27AG2R LA MONDIALE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
117.  BENNETT George182CANNONDALE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
118.  GUTIERREZ PALACIOS José Ivan144MOVISTAR TEAM03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
119.  SORENSEN Chris Anker176TINKOFF-SAXO03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
120.  TROFIMOV Yury158TEAM KATUSHA03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
121.  LANGEVELD Sebastian15GARMIN - SHARP03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
122.  WEGMANN Fabian18GARMIN - SHARP03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
123.  SARAMOTINS Aleksejs48IAM CYCLING03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
124.  GADRET John143MOVISTAR TEAM03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
125.  DE MARCHI Alessandro181CANNONDALE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
126.  HOWES Alex14GARMIN - SHARP03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
127.  GUILLOU Florian206BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
128.  VOECKLER Thomas131TEAM EUROPCAR03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
129.  ROWE Luke7TEAM SKY03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
130.  HIVERT Jonathan113BELKIN PRO CYCLING03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
131.  NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas16GARMIN - SHARP03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
132.  HUSHOVD Thor33BMC RACING TEAM03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
133.  GERRANS Simon51ORICA GREENEDGE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
134.  RAST Gregory127TREK FACTORY RACING03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
135.  PHINNEY Taylor35BMC RACING TEAM03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
136.  BRESCHEL Matti172TINKOFF-SAXO03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
137.  SCHLECK Frank128TREK FACTORY RACING03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
138.  SIMON Julien167COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
139.  SILIN Egor156TEAM KATUSHA03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
140.  SZMYD Sylvester148MOVISTAR TEAM03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
141.  MOINARD Amaël34BMC RACING TEAM03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
142.  PINEAU Cedric96FDJ.FR03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
143.  VANOTTI Alessandro77ASTANA PRO TEAM03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
144.  BONO Matteo62LAMPRE - MERIDA03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
145.  KIRYIENKA Vasili3TEAM SKY03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
146.  DOCKER Mitchell53ORICA GREENEDGE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
147.  CATTANEO Mattia63LAMPRE - MERIDA03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
148.  MINARD Sébastien26AG2R LA MONDIALE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
149.  NIEMIEC Przemyslaw65LAMPRE - MERIDA03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
150.  SALERNO Cristiano187CANNONDALE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
151.  FOUCHARD Julien162COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
152.  MATTHEWS Michael57ORICA GREENEDGE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
153.  TIMMER Albert198TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
154.  COUSIN Jérome134TEAM EUROPCAR03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
155.  VUILLERMOZ Alexis28AG2R LA MONDIALE03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
156.  VANENDERT Jelle87LOTTO-BELISOL03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
157.  QUEMENEUR Perrig138TEAM EUROPCAR03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
158.  CUMMINGS Stephen32BMC RACING TEAM03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
159.  CHAVANEL Sébastien93FDJ.FR03h 54' 20'' +01' 19''
160.  BOECKMANS Kris84LOTTO-BELISOL03h 54' 58'' +01' 57''
161.  SCHLECK Andy121TREK FACTORY RACING03h 55' 01'' +02' 00''
162.  HUPOND Thierry195TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO03h 55' 23'' +02' 22''
163.  HONDO Danilo125TREK FACTORY RACING03h 56' 25'' +03' 24''
164.  LABORIE Christophe207BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT04h 00' 19'' +07' 18''
165.  HINAULT Sébastien44IAM CYCLING04h 00' 56'' +07' 55''
166.  VON HOFF Steele17GARMIN - SHARP04h 00' 56'' +07' 55''
167.  SOUPE GEOFFREY97FDJ.FR04h 12' 27'' +19' 26''