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2020 GP d'Ouverture - La Marseillaise (1.1)

41st edition: Sunday, February 2, 2020

GP d'Ouverture - La Marseillaise podium history | 2019 edition | Map | Start list

Marseille - Marseille, 145.3 km

Benoit Cosnefroy

Benoit Cosnefroy gives his 2020 season a great start.

Weather at Marseille at 3:15 PM, local time: 17C (63F), sunny, with the wind from the west at 18 km/hr (11 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Team Ag2r posted this after the race.

Benoit Cosnefroy: "We were always in the right moves. Collectively, we started the race exactly the way we wanted. We were in control. I attacked on the ridge road after Quentin Jaurégui and François Bidard set me up. Behind, the race was really heating up. I knew I had very good legs, and behind us we had Clément Venturini, able to control the situation in the pack. We had a lot of cards to play, so we might as well take the brakes off the race. I was maybe more concerned about Tom Devriendt than anyone. He's a friend of Oliver's (Naesen), and I ran into him this winter training in Spain, so I know he has a fast kick. I spent three weeks at a training camp in January, and though my main goals are more in the future, I definitely wanted to win in February. I wanted to start my season, and the team’s season, off well. Now we head to Bessèges where we can also be ambitious."

THE NUMBER: 1
This is the first time that Benoît Cosnefroy has won the opening event on the French calendar. It also marks the first success of this season for the AG2R LA MONDIALE team. At 24 years old, Cosnefroy, who was the Under 23 World Champion in 2017, has notched up seven victories among the professionals.

THE NEWS: First leaders in the Team Classification
With Benoît Cosnefroy leading the individual and best young rider classification in the Coupe de France, and with both Clément Venturini (6th) and Quentin Jaurégui (11th) well placed, the AG2R LA MONDIALE occupies the first place in the team classification of the Coupe de France, which we won overall in 2019.

Complete Results:

145.3 kilometers raced at an average speed of 37.929 km/hr

1 COSNEFROY Benoit Ag2r La Mondiale 3hr 49min 51sec
2 MADOUAS Valentin Groupama-FDJ s.t.
3 DEVRIENDT Tom Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
4 HERRADA Jesus Cofidis s.t.
5 PLANCKAERT Edward Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise @ 17sec
6 VENTURINI Clément Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
7 TOUZÉ Damien Cofidis s.t.
8 TURGIS Anthony Total Direct Energie s.t.
9 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
10 MALDONADO Anthony St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
11 JAUREGUI Quentin Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
12 HARDY Romain Arkea-Samsic s.t.
13 VAN ROOY Kenneth Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
14 FINETTO Mauro Nippo Delko Provence s.t.
15 BARTHE Cyril B&B Hotels-Vital Concept s.t.
16 LE GAC Olivier Groupama-FDJ s.t.
17 GENIETS Kevin Groupama-FDJ s.t.
18 PEYSKENS Dimitri Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
19 EL FARES Julien Nippo Delko Provence s.t.
20 MEURISSE Xandro Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
21 CALMEJANE Lilian Total Direct Energie s.t.
22 ADRIA Roger Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
23 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastian B&B Hotels-Vital Concept s.t.
24 HUYS Laurens Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
25 FERASSE Thibault Natura4ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
26 DE GENDT Aimé Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
27 BOUET Maxime Arkea-Samsic s.t.
28 BIDARD François Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
29 COMBAUD Romain Nippo Delko Provence s.t.
30 ANTOMARCHI Julien Natura4ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
31 HIVERT Jonathan Total Direct Energie s.t.
32 DELAPLACE Anthony Arkea-Samsic s.t.
33 CHEREL Mikaël Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
34 MENDEZ NOREÑA Daniel Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
35 MARQUEZ ROMAN Marti Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
36 PEREZ Anthony Cofidis s.t.
37 EDET Nicolas Cofidis 24
38 HERRADA Jose Cofidis s.t.
39 GENIEZ Alexandre Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
40 LE ROUX Romain Arkea-Samsic 42
41 AURIGNAC Samy Cambodia Cycling Academy 1:10
42 VALGREN HUNDAHL Michael NTT Pro Cycling 1:15
43 BAKELANTS Jan Circus-Wanty Gobert 3:37
44 GUILLONNET Adrien St Michel-Auber 93 5:02
45 BELLICAUD Jérémy Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
46 DE VYLDER Lindsay Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
47 DE ROSSI Lucas Nippo Delko Provence s.t.
48 VAN NIEKERK Morne St Michel-Auber 93 5:33
49 GOGL Michael NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
50 BURGAUDEAU Mathieu Total Direct Energie 5:56
51 COURTEILLE Arnaud B&B Hotels-Vital Concept s.t.
52 BOUDAT Thomas Arkea-Samsic s.t.
53 LADAGNOUS Matthieu Groupama-FDJ s.t.
54 IDJOUADIENE Pierre Natura4ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
55 WIRTGEN Luc Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
56 VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
57 MOLLY Kenny Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
58 WARLOP Jordi Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
59 FEDELI Alessandro Nippo Delko Provence s.t.
60 BRUNEL Alexys Groupama-FDJ s.t.
61 MAURELET Flavien St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
62 GHYS Robbe Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
63 LIETAER Eliot Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
64 WILLEMS Thimo Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 8:44
65 DUCHESNE Antoine Groupama-FDJ s.t.
66 DERNIES Tom Natura4ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
67 RUSSO Clément Arkea-Samsic s.t.
68 OURSELIN Paul Total Direct Energie s.t.
69 RUIZ SEDANO Ibon Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
70 DUMOURIER Florian Cambodia Cycling Academy s.t.
71 RIOU Alan Arkea-Samsic s.t.
72 CAM Maxime B&B Hotels-Vital Concept s.t.
73 VERMOTE Julien Cofidis s.t.
74 CONs.t.ANTIN Baptiste St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
75 BLEIER Baptiste St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
76 NIELSEN Andreas NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
77 O'CONNOR Ben NTT Pro Cycling s.t.
78 LEVEAU Jérémy Natura4ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
79 PICOUX Maximilien Natura4ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
80 VINCENT Léo Groupama-FDJ s.t.
81 LOUVET Louis St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
82 CLAEYS Dimitri Cofidis s.t.
83 DE BIE Sean Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
84 MORTIER Julien Wallonie Bruxelles s.t.
85 LEROUX Samuel Natura4ever-Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
86 COUSIN Jérôme Total Direct Energie 8:49
87 TANFIELD Harry Ag2r La Mondiale 8:50

Course map:

Gp La Marseillaise map

Start list with back numbers, February 1, 2020:

       Total Direct Energie
1 TURGIS Anthony
2 OURSELIN Paul
3 BURGAUDEAU Mathieu
4 CALMEJANE Lilian
5 COUSIN Jérôme
6 GAILLARD Marlon
7 HIVERT Jonathan
       Groupama - FDJ
11 BRUNEL Alexys
12 DUCHESNE Antoine
13 GENIETS Kevin
14 VINCENT Léo
15 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
16 LE GAC Olivier
17 MADOUAS Valentin
       Ag2r La Mondiale
21 BIDARD François
22 CHEREL Mikaël
23 COSNEFROY Benoit
24 GENIEZ Alexandre
25 JAUREGUI Quentin
26 TANFIELD Harry
27 VENTURINI Clément
       Cofidis
31 HERRADA Jesus
32 CLAEYS Dimitri
33 EDET Nicolas
34 HERRADA Jose
35 PEREZ Anthony
36 TOUZÉ Damien
37 VERMOTE Julien
       NTT Pro Cycling Team
41 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
42 GOGL Michael
43 O'CONNOR Ben
44 NIELSEN Andreas Stokbo
45 THOMSON Jay Robert
46 VALGREN HUNDAHL Michael
       Nippo Delko Provence
51 EL FARES Julien
52 COMBAUD Romain
53 DE ROSSI Lucas
54 ROCHAS Rémy
55 FEDELI Alessandro
56 FINETTO Mauro
57 GONÇALVES José
       Team Arkea - Samsic
61 BOUET Maxime
62 LE ROUX Romain
63 RUSSO Clément
64 HARDY Romain
65 DELAPLACE Anthony
66 RIOU Alan
67 BOUDAT Thomas
       B&B Hotels - Vital Concept
71 BARTHE Cyril
72 CAM Maxime
73 COURTEILLE Arnaud
74 MOZZATO Luca
75 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastian
76 BOECKMANS Kris
77 VICHOT Arthur
       Circus - Wanty Gobert
81 BELLICAUD Jérémy
82 DE GENDT Aimé
83 DE PLUS Jasper
84 DEVRIENDT Tom
85 MEURISSE Xandro
86 VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter
87 BAKELANTS Jan
       Wallonie Bruxelles
91 DE BIE Sean
92 HUYS Laurens
93 MOLLY Kenny
94 MORTIER Julien
95 PEYSKENS Dimitri
96 WIRTGEN Luc
97 LIETAER Eliot
       Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
101 DE VYLDER Lindsay
102 GHYS Robbe
103 WILLEMS Thimo
104 PLANCKAERT Edward
105 VAN ROOY Kenneth
106 WARLOP Jordi
107 WEEMAES Sasha
       St Michel - Auber 93
111 BLEIER Baptiste
112 GUILLONNET Adrien
113 LOUVET Louis
114 MALDONADO Anthony
115 MAURELET Flavien
116 CONSTANTIN Baptiste
117 VAN NIEKERK Morne
       Natura4ever - Roubaix - Lille Metropole
121 ANTOMARCHI Julien
122 DERNIES Tom
123 FERASSE Thibault
124 IDJOUADIENE Pierre
125 LEROUX Samuel
126 LEVEAU Jérémy
127 PICOUX Maximilien
       Equipo Kern Pharma
131 GALVAN FERNANDEZ Francisco
132 ADRIA Roger
133 MARQUEZ ROMAN Marti
134 BOUZAS REY Martin
135 RUIZ SEDANO Ibon
136 TU Chih Hao Sergio
137 MENDEZ NOREÑA Daniel Alejandro
       Cambodia Cycling Academy
141 AURIGNAC Samy
142 DUMOURIER Florian
143 MULLER Gabriel
144 HUDRY Florian
145 BOUSQUET Pascal
146 BERLIN Antoine