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2010 Critérium International (HC), France

Results

Critérium International historical results

March 27 - March 28, 79th edition.

Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3


Sunday, March 28: Stage 3, Porto Vecchio 7.7 Individual Time Trial

The Race: Stage winner David Millar had this to say: "It felt really good. I really enjoyed it. I spoke to Christian Vande Velde, he’s been coaching me over the last few days. Christian sent me a message, he said: Remember what we talked about, controlled panic. I felt really bad yesterday. Today I feel great. Christian was advising, actually, because I tend to overanalyze my stuff. Just ride with controlled panic, so that’s what I did. It’s why I rode like a bat out of hell, and didn’t think about it. I just ran hard. Thanks to my size and my aerodynamics, it’s hard for people to go faster than me, when it’s going fast downhill with a tailwind and I used that to my advantage."

Overall winner Pierrick Fedrigo might be a bit hard to live with after the biggest victory of his career: "I’m very happy. It’s not like winning the Tour for the Tour is another dimension. But the Critérium International was the biggest race so far this season in terms of the quality of the field and I’m proud. I now want to go even higher and do well in the Ardennes classics. I’m 31, eleven years as a pro, and I still don’t know my limits. I keep surprising myself a bit."

Results:

  1. David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) 9min 49sec
  2. Alberto contador (Astana) @ 2sec
  3. Michael Rogers (HTC-Columia) @ 4sec
  4. Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) @ 9sec
  5. Benat Intxausti (Euskaltel) @ 11sec
  6. Maxime Monfort (HTC-Columbia) @ 12sec
  7. Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  8. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  9. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 13sec
  10. Tiago Macado (Radio Shack) @ 15sec
  11. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  12. Peter Velits (HTC-Columbia) @ 17sec
  13. Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
  14. Alexnadre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 19sec
  15. Lance Armstrong (Radio Shack) s.t.
  16. Marco Pinotti (HTC-Columbia) @ 20sec
  17. Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 22sec
  18. Christophe Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  19. Cyril Lemoine (Saur-Sojasun) @ 23sec
  20. Yaroslav Popovych (Radio Shack) @ 24sec
  21. Ben Hermans (Radio Shack) @ 25sec
  22. Thomas Lovkvist (Sky) s.t.
  23. Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) @ 26sec
  24. Julien Simon (Saur-Sojasun) @ 27sec
  25. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 28sec

Final GC after Stage 3

  1. Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom) 7hr 11min 59sec
  2. Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia) @ 14sec
  3. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) @ 15sec
  4. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 19sec
  5. David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) s.t.
  6. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 22sec
  7. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) @ 25sec
  8. Maxime Monfort (HTC-Columbia) @ 26sec
  9. Ben Hermans (Radio Shack) @ 35sec
  10. Benat Intxausti (Euskaltel) @ 39sec
  11. David Lopez Garcia (Caisse d'Epargne) @ 40sec
  12. Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil) @ 41sec
  13. Christophe Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  14. Daniel MArtin (Garmin-Transitions) @ 56sec
  15. Alberto Contador (Astana) @ 1min 8sec
  16. David Moncoutie (Cofidis) @ 1min 11sec
  17. Cyril Gautier (Bouygues Telecom) @ 1min 24sec
  18. David Le Lay (Ag2r) @ 1min 25sec
  19. Rigoberto Uran (Caisse d'Epargne) @ 1min 27sec
  20. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 30sec
  21. Juan Mauricio Soler (Caisse d'Epargne) @ 1min 34sec
  22. Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) @ 1min 44sec
  23. Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom) @ 2min
  24. Peter Velits (HTC-Columbia) @ 2min 4sec
  25. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 2min 6sec

47. Lance Armstrong (Radio Shack) @ 5min 5sec


Sunday, March 28: Stage 2, Porto Vecchio - Porto Vecchio, 75 km.

The Race: After the race, stage winner Russel Downing explained: "I came on the Criterium to win the second stage and I did it. That’s great. The boys worked hard for me in the last 15 kilometres and in the final kilometre I tried to go into the Columbia train. Then I realised it was windy and I went down a gear. It was good."

Results:

  1. Russel Downing (Sky) 1hr 42min 20sec. 43.974 km/hr
  2. Michael Albasini (HTC-Columbia) s.t.
  3. Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
  4. Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) s.t.
  5. Florian Vachon (Bretagne-Schuller) s.t.
  6. Arnaud Molmy (Roubaix-Lille Metropole) s.t.
  7. Jeremy Galland (Saur Sojasun) s.t.
  8. Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  9. Blel Kadri (Ag2r) s.t.
  10. Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  11. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  12. Simon Geschke (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
  13. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  14. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  15. Mikael Cherel (FDJ) s.t.
  16. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  17. David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) s.t.
  18. Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
  19. Wesley Sulzberger (FDJ) s.t.
  20. Christophe Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  21. Rene Mandri (Ag2r) st.
  22. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) s.t.
  23. Mauro Santambrogio (BMC) s.t.
  24. Lance Armstrong (Radio Shack) s.t.
  25. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) s.t.

GC after stage 2:

  1. Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom) 7hr 1min 53sec
  2. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) @ 17sec
  3. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 23sec
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 27sec
  5. Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  6. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  7. David Lopez Garcia (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  8. Ben Hermans (Radio Shack) s.t.
  9. Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia) s.t.
  10. Maxime monfort (HTC-Columbia) @ 31sec
  11. David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) @ 36sec
  12. Christophe Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  13. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Transitions) s.t.
  14. Benat Intxausti (Euskaltel) @ 45sec
  15. David Moncoutie (Cofidis) @ 47sec
  16. Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom) @ 50sec
  17. Cyril Gautier (Bouygues Telecom) @ 57sec
  18. Rigoberto Uran (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  19. David Le Lay (Ag2r) s.t.
  20. Juan Mauricio Soler (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  21. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 12sec
  22. Alberto Contador (Astana) @ 1min 23sec
  23. Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) @ 1min 25sec
  24. Wesley Sulzberger (FDJ) @ 2min 4sec
  25. Rene Mandri (Ag2r) s.t.

50. Lance Armstrong (Radio Shack) @ 5min 3sec


Saturday, March 27: Stage 1, Porto Vecchio - Col de l'Ospedale, 175.5 km.

The Race: Pierrick Fedrigo shocked the cycling world with a superb win at the top of the Col del'Ospedale. Both Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong suffered amazing failures on the ascent. Armstrong struggled, ending up over 5 minutes down on GC to winner Fedrigo. Armstrong's comment was succinct: "My day was not very spectacular."

Contador's failure was ascribed by some as the result of bonking. An Astana spokesman said Contador was suffering badly from allergies and had trouble breathing. In any case, it was a day of surprises. There are 2 stages on Sunday, the second stage being an individual time trial.

Results:

  1. Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom) 5hr 19min 45sec
  2. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) @ 11sec
  3. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 15sec
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  5. David Moncoutie (Cofidis) s.t.
  6. Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  7. Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia) s.t.
  8. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  9. Ben Hermans (Radio Shack) s.t.
  10. David Lopez Garcia (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  11. Maxime Monfort (HTC-Columbia) @ 19sec
  12. Benat Intxausti (Euskaltel) s.t.
  13. Damiel Martin (Garmin-Transitions) @ 24sec
  14. David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) s.t.
  15. Christopher Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  16. Juan Mauricio Soler (Caisse d'Epargne) @ 31sec
  17. Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom) @ 38sec
  18. David Le Lay (Ag2r) @ 45sec
  19. Cyril Gautier (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
  20. Rigoberto Uran (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  21. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) @ 1min
  22. Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) @ 1min 13sec
  23. Alberto Contador (Astana) s.t.
  24. Wesley Sulzberger (FDJ) @ 1min 52sec
  25. Marco Pinotti (HTC-Columbia) s.t.

33. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.

50. Lance Armstrong (Radio Shack) @ 4min 51sec

GC after Stage 1:

  1. Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom) 5hr 19min 35sec
  2. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) @ 15sec
  3. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 21sec
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 25sec
  5. David Moncoutie (Cofidis) s.t.
  6. Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  7. Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia) s.t.
  8. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack) s.t.
  9. Ben Hermans (Radio Shack) s.t.
  10. David Lopez Garcia (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  11. Maxime Monfort (HTC-Columbia) @ 29sec
  12. Benat Intxausti (Euskaltel) s.t.
  13. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Transitions) @ 34sec
  14. David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) s.t.
  15. Christopher Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  16. Juan Mauricio Soler (Caisse d'Epargne) @ 41sec
  17. Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom) @ 48sec
  18. David Le Lay (Ag2r) @ 55sec
  19. Cyril Gautier (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
  20. Rigoberto Uran (Caisse d'Epargne) s.t.
  21. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 10sec
  22. Alberto Contador (Astana) @ 1min 21sec
  23. Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) @ 1min 23sec
  24. Wesley Sulzberger (FDJ) @ 2min 2sec
  25. Marco Pinotti (HTC-Columbia) s.t.

50. Lance Armstrong (Radio Shack) @ 5min 1sec