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2022 Grand Prix de Denain (1.Pro), France

63rd edition: Wednesday, March 17, 2022

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Denain - Denain, 200.3 km

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Max Walscheid is the winner. Cofidis photo

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Weather at start/finish city of Denain at at 1:00 PM, local time: 9C (49F), partly cloudy, with the wind from the north at 13 km/hr (8 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Here's the report from third-place Adrien Petit's Intermaché-Wanty-Gobert team.

This Thursday, the Belgian World Team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert raced on the roads of the Grand Prix de Denain (1.Pro, 17/03), a classic of exactly 200 kilometer in the Porte du Hainaut region with twelve cobble sections in the second race half.

Behind the breakaway of five riders which escaped in the first race hour, Hugo Page launched a solo counterattack in the third cobble section Maing-Querenaing, the longest one of the race (2500 meter). The 20 year old Frenchman caught the dropped riders from the breakaway and managed to continue his effort until the seventh section, with 46 kilometer to go.

Immediately afterwards, Page joined his teammates who had taken control of the peloton and forced a merger of all escapees and the bunch on the beginning of the eighth cobble section. The whole team under the direction of Steven De Neef and Hilaire Van der Schueren then chased a new breakaway of five riders on the section of Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon – Maing.

The final 25 kilometers showed an intense chase behind the five riders. The gap was maintained at 25 seconds thanks to the Belgian team, the best represented in the reduced peloton despite the crash of Taco van der Hoorn. The pulls of Kévin Van Melsen, Hugo Page, Julius Johansen and Dimitri Claeys resulted in a merger with the breakaway under the red flag.

Adrien Petit was the first one to launch his effort with 300 meter to go. After a powerful sprint, the rider from Arras finished third, his best result in eight participations. In this way, Petit took the second podium for the Belgian World Team. His compatriot Page finished in the top fifteen despite his numerous efforts.

“When we realized that the cobble sections didn't provoke an important selection and that the wind didn't blow in the right direction, we chose to play my card. My teammates did a great job to reduce the gap with the five leaders in the final, I didn't want to disappoint them. In the final hectometers I came from the back and used my speed to launch my sprint.

"I probably started my effort too early because I think I had the legs to win, but I am happy that I would reward the team with this podium. I lost the habit of focusing on a result for myself as I really love my job as a lead out rider. Last winter, we thoroughly reflected on whether it was preferable to add this GP de Denain to my program in view of Paris-Roubaix or to accompany Alexander Kristoff in the Italian classics. In the end, I'm happy that all of this resulted in such a nice result, in front of my home crowd!” - Adrien Petit

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Complete Results:

200.3 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.557 km/hr

1  Max Walscheid Cofidis 4hr 42min 24sec
2  Dries De Bondt Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
3  Adrien Petit Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
4  Pierre Barbier B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
5  Marc Sarreau Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
6  Sandy Dujardin TotalEnergies s.t.
7  Amaury Capiot Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
8  Samuel Leroux GO Sport-Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
9  Robbe Ghys Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
10  Bram Welten Groupama-FDJ s.t.
11  Jonathan Couanon Nice Métropole Côte d'Azur s.t.
12  William Blume Levy Uno-X s.t.
13  Flavien Maurelet St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
14  Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates s.t.
15  Hugo Page Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
16  Ward Vanhoof Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
17  Nicolas Debeaumarche St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
18  Karl Patrick Lauk Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
19  Evaldas Siskevicius GO Sport-Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
20  Mael Guegan UC Nantes Atlantique s.t.
21  Maxime Urruty Nice Métropole Côte d'Azur s.t.
22  Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
23  Aurélien Paret-Peintre Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
24  Kevin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
25  Kim Heiduk INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
26  Luca Mozzato B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
27  Paul Lapeira Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
28  Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
29  Julien Morice B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
30  Guillaume Van Keirsbulck Alpecin-Fenix @ 6sec
31  Fabian Lienhard Groupama-FDJ 0:10
32  Piet Allegaert Cofidis 0:16
33  Jhonnatan Narvaez INEOS Grenadiers 0:20
34  Sam Watson Groupama-FDJ 0:22
35  Rait Arm Groupama-FDJ s.t.
36  Primoz Roglic Jumbo-Visma s.t.
37  Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
38  Cyril Lemoine B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
39  Damien Touze Ag2r-Citroën 0:27
40  Ben Turner INEOS Grenadiers 0:39
41  Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 0:41
42  Magnus Sheffield INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
43  Dimitri Claeys Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 0:47
44  Niki Terpstra TotalEnergies 1:01
45  Lewis Askey Groupama-FDJ s.t.
46  Jens Debusschere B&B Hotels-KTM 1:38
47  Milan Fretin Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 4:08
48  Kenneth Van Rooy Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
49  Martin Urianstad Uno-X s.t.
50  Julius Johansen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
51  David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
52  Wesley Kreder Cofidis s.t.
53  Johnatan Canaveral Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
54  Erik Resell Uno-X s.t.
55  Quentin Jauregui B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
56  Nicolas Prodhomme Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
57  Lars Saugstad Uno-X s.t.
58  Jason Tesson St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
59  Norman Vahtra GO Sport-Roubaix-Lille Metropole s.t.
60  Ayco Bastiaens Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
61  Ludovic Robeet Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
62  Dimitri Peyskens Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 8:19
63  Joris Delbove St Michel-Auber 93 s.t.
64  Markus Pajur Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
65  Iver Skaarseth Uno-X s.t.
66  Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
67  Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
68  Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 8:23
69  Jelle Wallays Cofidis s.t.
70  Taco van der Hoorn Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
71  Clement Davy Groupama-FDJ s.t.
72  Tristan Delacroix Nice Métropole Côte d'Azur 11:03
73  Yoann Paillot St Michel-Auber 93 11:16
74  Kristian Kulset Uno-X s.t.
75  Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 11:18
76  Felix Gross UAE Team Emirates 11:43
77  Martin Laas BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
78  Tom Paquet UC Nantes Atlantique s.t.
79  Bas Tietema Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
80  Mick Van Dijke Jumbo-Visma s.t.
81  Leo Danes UC Nantes Atlantique s.t.
82  Paul Hennequin Nice Métropole Côte d'Azur s.t.
83  Emmanuel Morin UC Nantes Atlantique s.t.
84  Stanislaw Aniolkowski Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
85  Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates 13:26
86  Edouard Bonnefoix Nice Métropole Côte d'Azur s.t.
87  Alex Colman Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
88  Maurice Ballerstedt Alpecin-Fenix 14:20
89  Jeremy Cabot TotalEnergies 14:22
90  Andre Carvalho Cofidis s.t.

 


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Start list with back numbers, March 16, 2022:

  JUMBO-VISMA
DS:  Marc Reed
1 ROGLIC Primoz
2 DEKKER David
3 EENKHOORN Pascal
4 VINGEGAARD RASMUSSEN Jonas
5 ROOSEN Timo
6 VAN DIJKE Mick
7 HOFSTEDE Lennard
INEOS GRENADIERS
DS:  Stephen Cummings
11 MARTINEZ Daniel
12 HEIDUK Kim
13 NARVAEZ Jhonnatan
14 SHEFFIELD Magnus
15 TURNER Ben
UAE TEAM EMIRATES
DS:  Fabio Baldato
21 ACKERMANN Pascal
22 BRUNEL Alexys
23 OLIVEIRA Rui
24 GROß Felix
25 LAENGEN Vegard Stake
26 SUTER Joel
27 RICHEZE Maximiliano
AG2R-CITROEN TEAM
DS:  Nicolas Guille
32 LAPEIRA Paul
33 PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien
34 TOUZÉ Damien
35 RAUGEL Antoine
36 SARREAU Marc
37 PRODHOMME Nicolas
BORA-HANSGROHE
DS:  Jean-Pierre Heynderrickx
42 ARCHBOLD Shane
43 GAMPER Patrick
44 KOCH Jonas
45 LAAS Martin
46 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas
47 WALLS Matthew
COFIDIS
DS:  Alain Deloeuil
51 WALSCHEID Max
52 ALLEGAERT Piet
53 BOHLI Tom
54 CARVALHO André
55 KREDER Wesley
56 VANBILSEN Kenneth
57 WALLAYS Jelle
GROUPAMA-FDJ
DS:  Frederic Guesdon
61 ASKEY Lewis
62 DAVY Clement
63 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
64 LIENHARD Fabian
65 WELTEN Bram
66 ÄRM Rait
67 WATSON Samuel
INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY-GOBERT MATÉRIAUX
DS:  Steven De Neef
71 CLAEYS Dimitri
72 JOHANSEN Julius
73 PAGE Hugo
74 PETIT Adrien
76 VAN DER HOORN Taco
77 VAN MELSEN Kevin
ALPECIN-FENIX
DS:  Michel Cornelisse
81 DE BONDT Dries
82 DE TIER Floris
83 BALLERSTEDT Maurice
84 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
85 PLANCKAERT Edward
86 VERMOTE Julien
87 BASTIAENS Ayco
TEAM ARKÉA-SAMSIC
DS:  Arnaud Gerard
91 QUINTANA Dayer
92 CAPIOT Amaury
93 NOPPE Christophe
95 PAJUR Markus
96 DECLERCQ Benjamin
97 VAUQUELIN Kevin
BARDIANI-CSF-FAIZANE'
DS:  Luca Amoriello
101 BATTAGLIN Enrico
102 CAÑAVERAL Jonathan
103 COLNAGHI Luca
105 SANTAROMITA Alessandro
106 ZANONCELLO Enrico
107 ZOCCARATO Samuele
B&B HOTELS-KTM
DS:  Yvonnick Bolgiani
111 BARBIER Pierre
112 DEBUSSCHERE Jens
113 JAUREGUI Quentin
114 LECROQ Jérémy
115 LEMOINE Cyril
116 MORICE Julien
117 MOZZATO Luca
BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES
DS:  Jean-Denis Vandenbroucke
121 ANIOLKOWSKI Stanislaw
122 LAUK Karl Patrick
123 PEYSKENS Dimitri
124 REX Laurenz
125 ROBEET Ludovic
126 TIETEMA Bas
127 WIRTGEN Tom
SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE
DS:  Hans De Clercq
131 FRETIN Milan
132 COLMAN Alex
133 DE PESTEL Sander
134 GHYS Robbe
135 VAN ROOY Kenneth
136 VANHOOF Ward
137 VERWILST Aaron
TOTALENERGIES
DS:  Thibaut Mace
141 TERPSTRA Niki
142 DUJARDIN Sandy
143 LAWLESS Christopher
144 MANZIN Lorrenzo
145 CABOT Jeremy
UNO-X PRO CYCLING TEAM
DS:  Kristiansen Stig
151 RESELL Erik Nordsaeter
152 SAUGSTAD Lars
153 DVERSNES Frederik
154 LEVY William
155 URIANSTAD Martin
156 KULSET Kristian
157 SKAARSETH Iver
GO SPORT-ROUBAIX LILLE METROPOLE
DS:  Mickael Leveau
161 LEROUX Samuel
163 MAINGUENAUD Tom
164 SISKEVICIUS Evaldas
165 TABELLION Valentin
166 VAHTRA Norman
167 VERMEULEN Emiel
NICE METROPOLE COTE D'AZUR
DS:  Nicolas Vogondy
171 AMADORI Julien
172 BESSON Kevin
173 BONNEFOIX Edouard
174 COUANON Jonathan
175 DELACROIX Tristan
176 HENNEQUIN Paul
177 URRUTY Maxime
ST MICHEL-AUBER 93
DS:  Stephan Gaudry
181 TESSON Jason
182 DEBEAUMARCHE Nicolas
183 MAURELET Flavien
184 DELBOVE Joris
185 HUREL Tony
186 PAILLOT Yoann
187 VAN NIEKERK Morne
TEAM U NANTES ATLANTIQUE
DS:  Axel Clot Courant
191 DANES Léo
192 GUEGAN Maël
193 LE TURNIER Mathias
194 MORIN Emmanuel
195 PAQUET Tom
196 RICHARD-ANDRADE Florian
197 RICHARD Louis